Mrs. Alena Smith (101) of Tennessee, Shelby County was born November 3, 1918 to the union of Perry and Irene (Stark) Thompson. The mother of 10 children and stepmother to 4 children.
Mother Smith was a hard worker she helped her husband with the raising of the 10 children. Mother Smith worked various jobs including house and for Dr. Randy Randuff in Memphis, Tennessee and later moved to Benecia, California and later moving back to Memphis, Tennessee where she remained until she relocated to Lorain, Ohio with her daughter, Gloria Townsend.
Mother Smith was survived by her three children; John E. (Mary) Smith, Jean Davis (LeRoy), and Gloria Townsend; stepson, Tommie Lee, grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: husband, Harvey; children, Charles, Sylvester, Donald, Curtis, Kenneth, Geraldine Lonzo, and stepchildren, Percy, Jimmy, and Ruth.
A Walk-Thru will be held on October 16, 2020 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 3001 Elyria Ave, Lorain from 4:00 p.m. till 6:00p.m.The service will be held in Memphis, Tennessee. Social distancing and masks are required.
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