A Legacy of Service: First Bank Celebrates Gerolyn Smith

by | Dec 2, 2020

When you walk into First Bank’s Express Branch, you will be greeted by Branch Officer Gerolyn Smith, who, for the past 43 years, has treated every First Bank customer like family. Gerolyn knows everybody at the bank and in the community. She calls each customer “her customer” and feels a sense of ownership and familiarity with each member of the First Bank family. “Ask Gerolyn!” is a common saying around the branch, because Gerolyn knows everyone.

On December 4th of this year, Gerolyn will retire from First Bank, but her legacy of service continues burning bright throughout all of our hometown branches.

On October 26, 1977, Gerolyn Smith began working as a teller and later became a branch officer at First Bank Summit. After many years, she transferred to First Bank’s Express branch. Gerolyn now works as a teller in McComb, where she serves customers with the care and enthusiasm that embody First Bank’s core values.

Outside of work, Gerolyn teaches a Bible study at Gethsemane Church of God in Christ, where she is also an usher and greeter. A hospice volunteer for Compassus of McComb and a board member for the Pike County Fuller Center, Gerolyn works every day to make her community a better place.

“I would like to thank all of my First Bank Customers–past and present–for allowing me to assist them with their banking needs for the past 43 years,” Gerolyn said. “May God continue to bless each one of you!”

Sometimes, one person’s smile, energy, and effort can make an ordinary job an extraordinary work of heart. Gerolyn, thank you for bringing your best self to First Bank for the past 43 years!

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