We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bolden-Tilghman Mortuary Service
Onette Michelle Smith departed this life on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the University of Maryland Medical Center at Easton, Md. Onette was born on May 26, 1969 to the late Faye Ann Smith and the late Charles Wesley Lake, Sr. at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Md.
Onette, better known to many as Shell, received her education from Dorchester County public schools. She graduated from North Dorchester High School in 1988.
After high school, Shell established a strong work ethic. Shell was employed with B&G, Jani Cleaning service, and Tide Water Cleaning as the team leader and she also did private sitting. Shell loved to decorate, you can leave her in your house for a day and it would be totally rearranged and beautifully done, when you return. Shell lived a full life, she loved to travel and visit family and friends, when she was happy, she left no stone unturned.
Left to cherish her memories is her father Shelton Hubbard, Sr., two daughters; Shaqre Smith, Shaquan Cephas of Hurlock, Md., one son Daiquan Cephas of Vienna, Md, and godson, Anthony Harris of Hurlock, Md, sisters; Tonydra Downes (Kenneth) of Hurlock, Md, Chevelle Blake, Charlestine Smith of Cambridge, Md, Ethel Ross of Federalsburg, Md., Melissa Johnson (Edward) of Hollywood, Florida, Dinez Murray, Karen Lamb (Kenneth), Vonta Hubbard all of Winter Haven, Florida, Elsie Spruill (Michael) of Hurlock, Md; brothers Lorenzo Smith and Delcouri Williams of Hurlock, Md, Richard Smith of Federalsburg, Md, Tyrone Ross (Grace) of Haberson, Delaware, Shelton Hubbard, Jr. (Shawn) of Seaford, Delaware; five grandchildren Da’Layzia Dukes, Peighton Dotson, Karson Dotson, and Skylar Cephas all of Hurlock, Md and Dorian Cephas of Cambridge, Md.; second mother and grandmother to her children Betty Jean McGlotten of Hurlock, Md., godmother, Carolyn Prattis of Florida, Pop Pop Cedric Turner of Hurlock, Md and a Special Friend and acquaintance, Efrem Murray and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her parents, Onette was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Wesley Ross and a granddaughter, Diora Cephas.
Onette was a fun, loving sister, and friend who would be sorrowfully missed and never forgotten.