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CHARLIE SMITH

November 25, 1933 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

Charlie Orynthia Conoly Smith was born to the late George W. Conoly and Eunice T. Conoly on November 25, 1933. She lived a life of love and service that she committed to her family, her friends, and her community. Most importantly, she was a child of God; her life was a testament and an example of how to serve Him in spirit and in truth.

Along with her sisters, Thelma Jenkins (Marshall), deceased, and Georgie C. Labadie (Robert), she received her early education from Lucy E. Moten Demonstration Elementary School and FAMC High School.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Florida A&M University.

Mrs. Smith was employed in Brevard Public Schools for over 25 years.  During that time, she also earned an MEd degree from Florida Technological University, now UCF, located in Orlando.

Charlie Smith did not slow down during her 30 plus years of retirement.  She gratefully maintained active memberships in the NAACP, FAMU National Alumni Association, Brevard Chapter, Moore Cultural Complex Board, and Greater Works Christian Center.  She enjoyed traveling to local nursing and rehabilitation centers with the Mims Seniors-at-Lunch Gospel Singers as well as encouraged and assisted North Brevard high school graduates through the LaWanda K. Smith Scholarship Foundation.

Charlie Smith never let a day go by without letting someone know how great God is and always encouraged everyone to take time to read and to learn more about our Lord and Savior.

Mrs. Charlie Smith is preceded in rest by her late husband, Jackson Smith, and her youngest daughter, LaWanda K. Smith. She is survived by her daughter Ursula Perry (Edgar, Jr.), Craig Smith (Tracey), her sister, Georgie W. Conoly Labadie (Robert), her grandchildren, Darien Perry, Bridgette Smith, and Cameron Smith, her great-grandsons Jaxon Perry and Eisen Perry, her nieces, her nephews, and a host of family members and close family friends.

The family wishes to express a special thank you with deep appreciation to Jessie Mae Robinson, Vernessa Garland, Pastor (Bridge The Gap International Ministries), LaTanya Hawthorne, Pastor (Glory to God Christian Ministries), Lisa Jerry, Mary Johnson and her family, Leroy Lewis, Jr., Patrice Pilate, Carolyn Owens, Jeff Davis, James Brown, Jean Williams, Barbara Johnson (Addington Place), Jessica (St. Francis Hospice) for the love, support, and companionship provided over the years.

A repast will follow the interment from 1pm-4pm at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, located at 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims, FL 32754

Friends are encouraged to visit and humbly make donations to the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, where Charlie Smith served as one of the founding directors. Her mission in this capacity was to advance the education of our rich culture and contributions to the youth/adults within the community. You can click on the link below to learn more about The Moore's and donate: https://www.harryharriettemoore.org/

Donations may also be made to: LKS Jumpstart 2 Success Foundation, P.O. Box 812, Mims, FL 32754

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Lewis-Ray Mortuary
1595 S Hopkins Ave
Titusville, FL 32780

Celebration of Life
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Lewis-Ray Mortuary
1595 S Hopkins Ave
Titusville, FL 32780

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