Shirley Smith


Shirley Mae Smith, age 84 was born March 17,1934 in Nichosville, Kentucky to Augusta and Georgia Prentice. She passed away peacefully February 27, 2019 due to a long illness.

She is preceded in death by parents, brothers George Prentice and Edward Prentice, sisters Martha Canada, and Carolyn Walker.

She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters Janice Smith, Velva Cochran, and Sheri Conner, grandchildren Shawn Smith, Shawnte Smith, Stephanie John-Callion, Maurice Tuff, Joe Conner, and Jasmine Cochran, great grandchildren Brooklynn Simms, McKenzie Ballencher, Devonte Tuff, and Alijah Fountain, sister in law Peggy Prentice, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Our family can find peace in knowing she was welcome to the gates of Heaven with open arms and greeted welcome home, job well done.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, March 9, 2019 at City of Grace Church, 3350 Allegheny Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Words can’t express how deeply you are hurting and sorrow that death brings when you loss a dear loved one but there a wonderful promise of seeing our loved ones again in the future resurrection at John 5:28,29 when they hear His voice to come out as in Lazarus case.John 11.My condolences to the family.

  2. Dear Lord of heaven and earth, encourage these friends to seek You, reach out to You, and find You because You are not far from them. Give them hope that You are with them so that the waters they are passing through will not sweep them away, and the fire they are walking through will not burn them (Acts 17:27; Is. 4 3.2). With Sincerest sympathy, Ava Brown.

  3. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Smith family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  4. Kristyna Perry

    At this time I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to the family and friends along with a scripture of comfort.

    2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV
    “We are confident I say and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the LORD. ” Amen

    Continue to Pray and Trust in the LORD.

  5. Praying for comfort and strength for the family.
    May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person. Jeremiah 29:11. Caring thoughts are with you all.

  6. Angela Harris

    To Janice, Vulva, and Sherry,
    We are so very sorry to find out your mother has died. We remember the Sunday visits with “Miss Shirley” and her girls.
    Wishing you peace in the knowledge she has at rest and strength to bear your grief. God and time will comfort you.
    You are in our hearts.
    Nate,Angie, Gary, and Lynette Harris

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