Geraldine Adeine Smith
Friday, November 16, 2018
Howell Funeral Home
10220 Guilford Road
Jessup, MD 20794
Geraldine Adeine Smith, age 85, of Columbia, Maryland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. A retired nurse from California and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she lived a full, vibrant, joyous and spiritually enriching life.
Mrs. Smith was born on January 27, 1933, in Jefferson, Texas, to the late Charlie and Ada Lee Davis. She was the only girl with five brothers. She attended Pittsburg Senior High School and Los Medanos College in California. She married Mr. Richard Smith Sr., of Palestine Texas, and they were blessed with five children.
Geraldine enjoyed fishing, traveling and knitting. All who knew and loved her will remember her quick wit and no-nonsense approach to life. She was a friend, mentor and counselor to many. Mrs. Smith was a mother, not only to her biological children, but to many foster children as well, with whom she shared her love, guidance and a safe haven.
Geraldine Smith is survived by her five children, including daughters, Sheila Brown of Maryland, Johnnie Marie Selvy of Georgia, Sandra Thompson of California and Regina James of Maryland and son Richard Smith Jr. of California; 13 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A family memorial service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, beginning at 1pm at the Howell Funeral Home, 10220 Guilford Road, Jessup, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Together We Rise – Helping Kids in Foster Care (togetherwerise.org), in honor of Mrs. Geraldine Smith.
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