Shirley Yvonne Smith

In Memorial

Run Monday January 18, 2016

SMITH,

Shirley Yvonne Smith, age 75. Sunrise October 6, 1940 in Jackson, OH and Sunset January 14, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Shirley was a graduate of Centralia High School and retired from The State of Ohio. She was a founding member of New Journey Christian Ministries where she served with the Deaconess and Usher Board Ministries and served as a member on several committees.    She was also instrumental in the development of the Young at Heart book club.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Elijah and Lou Ellen Sanders Austin, husband Phillip M. Smith Sr. and siblings Elijah Austin, Ruth Stewart, Bonfiles Austin, Charlotte Vaughn, Enos Austin, and Alberta Cousins.  Left to cherish her memory, sons Phillip M. Smith Jr., and Anthony D. (Jan) Smith, daughters Cherie E. (Wayne) Palmer, and Robyn L. (Victor) Ricks, brothers George, Richard, John (Carol), and Homer (Kay) Austin, sisters Gertrude Cousins, Aretta Valentine, Connie (Brenton) Austin, Sylvia Tanner and Bessie Thornton, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Visitation 10:00am and Memorial Service 11:00am Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at New Journey Christian Ministry 1763 Cleveland Ave.  Arrangements entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.  To offer condolences to The SMITH Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Journey Christian Ministries.

 

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Condolence Messages

  1. Operadella Brown

    My prayers are with the family at this time. May God continue to comfort you. She will truly be missed by all that knows her, at the same time she will ays be remembered. Cherish the memories and know that she is in Gods hands. Continue to share the same love that she shared with others.

  2. Operadella Brown

    My prayers are with the family at this time. May God continue to comfort you. She will truly be missed by all that knows her, at the same time she will always be remembered. Cherish the memories and know that she is in Gods hands. Continue to share the same love that she shared with others.

  3. Tajamika Paxotn

    Dear Smith Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you now as you move through this process. Anthony, meeting your Mom at the wedding it was so easy to see where you and your sisters get your loving kind-hearted nature. We will be to Virginia to visit with you all real soon. Love, Tajamika (from California)

  4. Linda Botkin Schoenhoff

    Shirley Austin Smith: She and I graduated together from high school and, in fact, were classmates from first grade through high school at Centralia in Ross County, Ohio. She has a cherished place in my memory and has certainly been an example to all of us who were part of the Class of 1958. I remember some of her siblings, as well. Bonnie was a wonderful tenor and many of her sisters held high school athletic titles.

  5. Condolences to the Austin & Smith Family. To remember of her planning, along with others for the Austin Family Reunions in Chillicothe, OH. Such great fun at those events. I met her daughter from Chicago, IL. Also, the Halloween party at Richard’s House. Especially, to her little dog, too. Also, the porch committee on Alberta’s House in Chillicothe, OH. My prayers & thoughts are with both families, at this time of need. Sorry, so late. Just know finding out. Sincerely,
    Chris White
    Columbus, OH

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