Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-11-03

Jessica Marie Smith, a Samford University junior from Harvest, Ala., died as the result of an automobile accident Sunday, Nov. 2. She was a history major and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

The one-car accident occurred at about 10:45 p.m. on I-65, north of Greenville, Ala.

Funeral service was Thursday, Nov. 6, at Capshaw Baptist Church., with burial at Huntsville Memory Gardens.

A memorial service will be held at Samford Tuesday (NOV. 11) at 8 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.