Gladys Smith

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Gladys D. Smith was born March 17, 1928 in Bethune, SC, to the late Willie Sr. and Ethel Dinkins. She departed this life on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the blessed age of 92.
In 1948, Gladys was united in marriage to Nathaniel P. Smith and they were the proud parents of two children, son, Nathan Jr. and daughter, Yvonne. Gladys and Nate enjoyed 61 years of marriage prior to his passing.

In the early 1950s, Gladys and family moved to Columbus, Ohio and united with Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. She became a faithful and dedicated member who served on the Usher Board. She was appointed to the Deaconess Ministry and in her latter years appointed to the Church Mother Board ministry. She was employed with the Columbus Board of Education, from which she retired.

Gladys enjoyed being surrounded by her family, and the many gatherings that they had together. She was an avid basketball and football fan and loved her reality television shows!

Gladys D. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Sr., and Ethel Dinkins; husband, Nathaniel P. Smith, Sr; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Smith; brother, Willie Dinkins, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Leroy Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving children, son, Nathaniel P. Smith, Jr.; daughter, Yvonne Smith; grandchildren, Trent (Sheri) Smith, Trina (Brian) Maddox, and Qiana Johnson; great-grandchildren, Marquis, Malik, Amira, Khalil, Aramis, Justin, Dalton and Shawnee; great-great-grandchildren, Noah; sister-in-law, Emma Smith; special daughter and caregiver, Dianna Smith; special friends, Joyce Woods, Betty McKee, Geraldine Rickman, and Maxine Raymore; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

PRIVATE SERVICES Visitation 8:00 AM and Funeral Service 9:00 AM Friday, August 28, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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  1. Qiana and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your granna was a beautiful soul and had a kind heart. One of my favorite memories of her was when she would watch the kids’ t-ball games and giggle so hard when the kids would start running the wrong direction. Her giggle made me smile! She will be deeply missed. We are praying for you in the days ahead.

    Love, Amy, Zach, Aidan, and Reese Clark

  2. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I remember the many conversations we’ve had about your mom and we’d have a good laugh about some of the things she’d say or do. I know you’ll miss her dearly. Hold on to the wonderful memories. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family.

    Best Regards

  3. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling , but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. God assures us that he is thinking of peace towards us to

  4. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling , but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. God assures us that he is thinking of peace towards us to
    give us a future and a hope. Thinking of you all

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