Lillian Smith was born August 22, 1950 to the union of Frank E. Smith Sr. and Fessie L. Smith (Adams) in Cleveland, OH. Of this union, Lillian was the oldest of three children (Lillian, Francine and Frank Jr.). She graduated from East Technical High School in 1967. Lillian held several positions, her last before retiring was as an Administrative Assistant with CMHA. She is preceded in death by her Father, Mother and Sister Francine. Lillian accepted Christ at an early age. She was a Jane of all trades and had many hobbies. She loved crafting, reading and sewing. She was an outstanding horticulturist and could grow any type of plant. Lillian was a pillar of the community and took care of everyone.
Lillian passed away suddenly on the evening of September 6, 2021. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her two daughters Lashun (Victor) Duckworth and Saletia Wilford. Her niece whom she raised, Cishma. Her brothers Frank Jr. (Denise) and Anthony. Her sisters Arhodia and Ardeen. Her Nieces Yvonne (Keith), Makaela, and Amaya. Grandchildren Kyerra; the first-born grandchild of whom she shared a birthday; Kyvonna, Antonio, Isiah and Thomas Jr. Great-great grandchildren Zaria and Dominic. A host of great-nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Lillian was a friend to many and will be deeply missed.
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Don’t think of her as gone away
Her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.
She leaves to cherish her memory 3 children with a host of other relatives and dear friends.
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