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Welcome to the memorial page for

Josephine E (Lymon) Smith

October 27, 1932 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 84)

Her life…

Josephine Elizabeth (Lymon )Smith was born October 27, 1932 in Marion, Alabama to the late  Willie Lymon Sr. and Martha Jane (Fincher) Lymon . She departed this earthly life on September 21, 2017 at  St. Joseph Medical Center.

At the age of twenty, she met and was united in holy matrimony to Richard Smith Sr.  He departed this life on February 12, 1982. 

Dee, as she was affectionately known by her siblings, close family and friends, worked tirelessly until her retirement with the State of Indiana.  She confessed  her faith in Christ  at an early age; and  raised her  children in the church.  She also sang for awhile in the Gospel Choir before her health began to fail.

Preceding her into everlasting life was her six-month old son, Richard Smith Jr.; four brothers, Willie Lymon Jr., Robert Lymon, Albert Lee Lymon, Wiley Lymon Sr. and  three sisters, Hattie Mae Turner, Bertha Mae Thomas and Ella Mae Turner. 

Left to cherish her memories are her children, which includes her five daughters, Georgianna (Jesse) Sullivan, Shirley Smith, June (James Paul) Kelsaw, Victoria (Guy) Washington, Brenda Lee Anderson, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two sons, Lee Smith of Fort Wayne and John Speigner of Birmingham, Alabama; two  sisters  Louvenia Essix of Miami, Florida and Mary Hornady of Fort Wayne; sister-in-law, Luevina Lymon, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grand children, three great great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. 

More importantly, her children thank God for her life and her legacy of faith.  While her grandchildren loved her story telling of growing up in the rural south with a loving family and in a Christian home. 

Mother Smith will be laid to rest in Covington Memorial Gardens.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
September 30, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jerusalem Baptist Church
1151 Francis Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803

Homegoing Celebration
Saturday
September 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Jerusalem Baptist Church
1151 Francis Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803


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