Services to Youth
Eula Vercher Smith has dedicated much of her life to educating and serving others. For thirty-one years Ms. Smith has worked as a high school teacher of English, Speech, Journalism, Reading and Social Studies. As a mentor, Ms. Smith has also served as a Supervising Teacher of student teachers for the Southern and Louisiana State University systems. As a community volunteer, she served as Administrative Director and Principal of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Early Learning Academy and Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Charitable Foundation.
In further service to her community, Mrs. Smith has worked with Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Audubon Girl Scouts, Youth Oasis Runaway Youth Alliance, Inner Wheel of the Greater Baton Rouge Rotary, Women’s Hospital Advisory Board, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Phi Delta Kappa, and Playmakers. Ms. Smith has served as a volunteer in Public Schools and BETA Club sponsor for 17 years.
In extraordinary service to her community, Mrs. Smith raised over $80,000 dollars for the Attic and Treasure sale for Volunteers in Public Schools in 1999 and 2006. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ms. Smith served as the coordinator of a shelter for Katrina Evacuees at Shiloh for ninety-one days, where she provided services to citizens at the shelter for twelve hours each day.
Mrs. Smith awards and recognitions are numerous and include the Volunteer Activist Award, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award, 100 Black Men Community Service Award, NAUW’S SU Women of Distinction Award, and LANO’S Heroine Award. She was honored by Women Supporting Spouses in Ministries and received the Giving Hearts Award, an honor shared with her husband, Rev. Charles T. Smith.
Mrs. Smith is an active member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and the wife of Reverend Charles T. Smith. She has one child, Edris Ennis, three step children, Sonceree Smith Clark, Rev. Fred Jeff Smith and Eric Charles Smith, and seven grandchildren, Wesley, Charles, Myles, Erica, Nicole, Alexandra and Victoria. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Vercher.
Mrs. Smith was an honors graduate of New Roads High School and then received her B. A. Degree at Southern University in Administrative Supervision. She has continued her education earning an additional forty-five hours from Louisiana State University and Loyola University.