Faye Ann Smith, of Federalsburg, MD, departed this life on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, MD. She was born on March 28,1951 in Hurlock, MD to the late Florence Mae Smith and Jessie James Dobson.
Faye received her education from the Dorchester County Public School System.
After school, Faye quickly established a strong work ethic. She held numerous jobs, working for herself and for employers, like, Harper and Bateman, Bloch and Guggenheimer in Hurlock, MD and the Chocolate Factory in Bridgeville, DE. While employed for herself, Faye would work as a Daycare provider, which came with much ease, because she was naturally nurturing and wonderful with children. She also earned a living cooking dinners, baking cakes and preparing all sorts of pastries for customers and loved ones. This too was easy for Faye, because she loved to cook, and thank God she knew how to cook. She was blessed to earn an income, using her God-given talents and doing the things that she loved to do. We will surely miss those wonderful meals - served with her beautiful smile.
Though Faye was retired, she lived a full life and remained active in her community and in her church, which she loved very much. Faye was a member of the Park Lane Church of God in Federalsburg, MD. She worked in the Nursery of her church. She also worked in the SWAP Ministry, the Women’s Ministry and she was a Prayer Warrior. When having a casual conversation with Faye, it was normal to hear her singing the praises of God and telling of His goodness. She had found something great in Jesus and wanted to share Him with the world.
Faye was a giver of love and she received much love from many throughout her lifetime. She was a strong pillar to so many people. She was loved by her natural family, loved by her spiritual family and loved by her community. She was a beautiful and loving mother to her children, but her love also extended to the world. She gave birth to only two children, but she had the pleasure of being called, “Mother,” by so many more.
Faye leaves to cherish her memories, her children; Tonydra Smith Downes (Kenny), Onette “Shell” Smith, Chenelle “Val” Smith, Charlestine Smith, Lorenzo “Renny” Smith and Richard Smith, all of MD, siblings; Frank “Buddy” Driggins (Jo Ann), DE, Ellenora Brown, Helen Smith, Kevin Smith (Monica), Ida Lake (Percy), Terris Elvey all of MD and Jessie Smith (Joyce), DE, one great-uncle; Douglas Dobson (Lillian), grandchildren; Tyheia Ashely Smith, Tymekia “Shay” Cepahs, Tyquan Nicholas, Shaqre Smith, Dayquan Cephas, Shaquan Cephas, Wendell Wongus, Shawn Smith, Wykeia Smith and Raysheira Smith, and a host of more grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends and acquaintances.
In addition to her parents, Florence Mae Smith and Jesse James Dobson, Faye was preceded in death by her grandparents; Ollie and Dora Smith; four brothers; Gerald Aldridge, Clifford “Gator” Smith, Donnie Crosland and Anthony Wright Sr; one sister; Joyce Anne Rexach, two brothers-in-law; James Brown and Keith Wright, one sister-in-law; Pauline Smith, one grandson; Miquel Beulah and many other loved ones.
Faye was so loving and full of life. She was a beautiful gift from God, and she leaves behind an amazing legacy of love and compassion. She will be sorrowfully missed and never forgotten.
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