Lottie G. Smith

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Lottie Gladiola Smith, 74, entered into rest on Friday December 4, 2020, at Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital. Lottie was born in Salisbury, Maryland on December 5th, 1945, the daughter
of late Lottie Mae Wright and James Edward Curtis Sr.

She attended school in Salisbury, Maryland where she graduated from Salisbury High School. She married the late Paul Drakeford and had one daughter (Pamela) and one son (Michael).
She married again to the late Jessie Smith and had one son (Brian) and one daughter (Jessica). They relocated from Syracuse, New York to Columbus, Ohio.

She was a devoted member of Power & Glory Ministries where she served on the usher board and dance team.

Lottie worked in retail management until she retired. She then joined Mobile shortly after, where she worked until her passing. Lottie enjoyed simple things like coloring (she taught all her children and a few grandchildren the proper way to color. Outline first and then color the rest of the picture). She loved to do word search, play solitaire, flower arrangements and crochet. She even began to go fishing this year. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and made sure to bring the family together every Christmas Eve. Lottie also loved to travel and was able to check off a cruise trip to the Bahamas and a trip to New Orleans off of her bucket list.

Her memories will be treasured by: her two sons, Michael (Sedra) Drakeford and Brian Smith, two daughters, Pamela Drakeford and Jessica Smith Powell, 17 grandchildren and 24 great
grandchildren. Her dear friends: Rev. Doctor Johannes J. Christian, Althea Lyles, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Lottie was preceded in death by: (brother) James E. Curtis Jr., (sisters) Blanche Mae Waters, Alice G. Ballard, Betty Ann Stevens, Flossie Dozier, (mother) Lottie Mae Wright, (father)
James E. Curtis Sr., (husband) Jessie Smith, (grandson) Dominic Gaines, (daughter-in-law) Sedra Drakeford, (special friend) Choreaston Jean Curtis-Rogers, as well as her first husband Paul
Drakeford Sr.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Power and Glory Church , 122 W. Church Street 43147.

Interment at Sunset Cemetery.

A MASK IS MANDATORY.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Lottie G. Smith

Condolence Messages

  1. Lashonda G Richardson

    I love you Grandma

  2. Pamela Drakeford

    Mom you going to truly be missed. I miss our talks and drives especially at Indian .
    I love you Mommy

  3. Anthony & Joan Smiley

    Aunt Lottie is gone from our sight, but never from our memories. She’s gone from our touch, but never from our hearts. Together we mourn her loss, honor her memory and celebrate her life.

    • Mom words can’t describe how much I love and miss you. I will cherish the memories with you. My heart is truly broken.

  4. Praying for comfort and strength for the family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  5. You will truly be missed

  6. Ms Lottie (Aka) Gigi Your going to be miss I enjoyed the time I got with you. You wasn’t a friend you was a grandmother you made me part of your family thank you for the talks. Mj said he love you Rest peacefully my angel.

  7. Barry and Sharese Peel

    To the Drakford family and extension,
    Please accept our sincerest condolence on the passing of your dear Lottie. We pray the Christ will continually keep you in His perfect peace and provide you with the comfort of knowing that God’s perfect love surpasses our understanding. Be blessed in the Holy Spirit

    • My heart is filled with pain because my “Lottie Dottie”has left me now.We had a very close bond to the point she told me many of times I was like a daughter to her and I consider her one of my best friends as well as a mother figure..I will miss our talks and much laughter that we shared but most of all I will miss you.Know that I’ll continue to be the Best Usher ever because I was taught by the Best…forever my”Lottie Dottie” and best friend…Your Ladybug…

  8. Cynthia Roberson

    It’s our sincere prayer that the Lord will keep you doing these times. How our fail within us when we learned of our sister in Christ passing. We know she’s dancing and worshiping around the throw of God. Our prayers will continually with you. The Roberson Family. Mother Cynthia Roberson, Kenneth and Turea, Elder Scott and Prophetess Cynthia, Eric and Minister Michelle Roberson

  9. The Roberson Family

    It’s our sincere prayer that the Lord will keep you doing these times. How our fail within us when we learned of our sister in Christ passing. We know she’s dancing and worshiping around the throw of God. Our prayers will continually with you. The Roberson Family. Mother Cynthia Roberson, Kenneth and Turea, Elder Scott and Prophetess Cynthia, Eric and Minister Michelle Roberson

  10. Lottie was a great friend and person. We had a lot of good times when we both lived at hawthorn village. Cookouts and bonfires were always a great time. May she rest in peace as she will be missed very much. Praying for the family.

  11. The Clark Family (Leslie, Deja and Dejon)

    We are praying for the family and are sending you are heartfelt condolences.

  12. My prayers and love go out to the loved ones of Ms. Lottie. I spent many a day in her home on the Hilltop. Her door was always open for relatives and friends alike. Family was her most treasured gift. Her love and memory will forever live on in your hearts. With much love, Trina Brown – niece of Mr. & Mrs. Washington

  13. Patrick Drakeford

    Love u granny u aways be miss ur favorite grandson Patrick Drakeford wish u was not gone i need u so bad

  14. Tamiko McCalister

    Sister Lottie will truly be missed! I will truly be praying for you all! God Bless you all!

  15. You will truly be missed! My condolences to the family

  16. Deron Smiley Family

    Family, let’s rejoice in the life, lessons and guidance given by Lil Lottie. Let us continue to show the determination, wit, joy, and most of all, LOVE that was/is shared with all of us.

    You will be missed Auntie!

  17. The Niemela Family

    Family and friends please accept our sincere condolences. We pray the Lord keep and comforts you during this time of grief. Momma Smith we will miss your beautiful smile and warm hugs everyday Sunday. We love and will miss you. Chad, Tamara, Daniel, Curtis, Kaidence, and Iris. Family we love you.

  18. My heart is filled with pain because my “Lottie Dottie”has left me now.We had a very close bond to the point she told me many of times I was like a daughter to her and I consider her one of my best friends as well as a mother figure..I will miss our talks and much laughter that we shared but most of all I will miss you.Know that I’ll continue to be the Best Usher ever because I was taught by the Best…forever my”Lottie Dottie” and best friend…Your Ladybug…

  19. My heart is empty because my”Lottie Dottie”has left me now.We had a very close bond to the point she told me many of times I was like a daughter to her and I consider her one of my best friends as well a mother figure.I will miss our talks and laughter on the phone but most of all I’ll miss you.I will also continue to be the Best Usher ever seeing how I was taught by the Best…You will forever be my”Lottie Dottie”…..Love your Ladybug…

  20. Sis. Lottie will definitely be missed. I can’t imagine her not sitting in her seat on Sundays. Rest well Sis. Lottie praying for the family love the Moore’s.

  21. To my Aunt Lottie :
    You remind me of my mom so much ( your favorite sister). So sweet so caring and always always loved n loving towards your family. This is a hard pill to swallow so I’m just going to take it one day at time. I’m going to miss you so much n you will always forever be in my heart. Another perfect angel gain her wings. Love your niece. Tiffany Cage Ballard

  22. Angela Jones & Family

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you comforting hugs from Md.Love you family

  23. Angela Jones & Family

    To Family you are in our thoughts and prayers, we are sending comforting hugs from Md. We love you all .

  24. Smith Family,
    I was extremely sad to hear about the passing of Sis. Smith. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for many years and I will always remember her smiling face. May the wonderful memories you have of her comfort you at this time.
    Love you,
    Sis. Tara Jones

  25. Anika Britford Groomes

    I wish I had words to lighten your heavy heart but sometimes word are not enough. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. I think of the Smith family often, with fond memories. We all had such good times together. So sorry to find out about Miss Lottie, my dear friend. Hope you all find peace with her passing. Love, Aunt Cindy

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