Sunrise: July 8th, 1984 – Sunset: July 11th, 2023
Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
It devastates us, The Smith, Williams, and Totimeh families to announce the untimely death of our beloved, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and Cousin Dekontee Caroll Smith.
She was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, July 11th, 2023, at the Washington Township Hospital in Sicklerville, New Jersey.
Dek, as she was affectionately called, was high spirited, and had a zeal for life. She did not allow fear to stop her, but instead made brave choices so that she didn’t have big regrets later in life. She was a devoted mother to her two boys and looked forward to what the future holds for them. She touched the lives of everyone she encountered and was an active member of Christ Care Unit Missionary Baptist Church. She certainly lived life to the fullest.
She is predeceased by her Grandfather Samuel Africanus Williams, Grandmother Caroline Totimeh Dillion, Grandmother Suzanne Mitchelle Koenig, Grandfather General Franklin J. Smith Sr., Grandmother Ruth Bryant Smith, and her sister Lournice (Sissy) Smith.
She is survived by her children Darrien Smith, and Curtis Nagbe, her Mother Joetta MamieJoe Williams, her father J. Lorenzo Smith, and her stepmother Ciatta Barclay-Smith.
She also leaves to mourn her siblings, Sampson Roberts, Faith Smith, Estelle Smith, Lourenzo Smith, Eugene Smith, Michelle Smith, Alphonso Grant, and Ayodele (Ayo) Cisco, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives.
She will forever be missed. May her soul rest in perpetual peace.
Funeral arrangements are as follow:
Exodus Funeral Chapel Inc.
1001 North 63rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Saturday, July 29th, 2023, 12pm -2:00pm
St. John’s United Methodist Church
149 Ganttown Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Repast immediately following the service.
Hotel Accommodation in New Jersey
Springhill Suites Mt. Laurel/Cherry Hill
1031 Voorhees Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043
1251 Hurffville Road
Deptford Township, NJ, 08096
Fairfield Inn Deptford
1160 Hurffville Road
Deptford, NJ, 08096
Friday, August 4th, 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wages and Son Funeral Home
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Saturday, August 5th, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tabernacle International Church
270 Simonton Road SW
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Immediately following the funeral service
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
3594 Stone Mountain Hwy
Snellville, GA 30039
Hotel Accommodation in Georgia
Marriott Courtyard Atlanta NE/Duluth Sugarloaf
Duluth, GA 30097
Fairfield Inn & Suites
105 Celebration Drive
Suwanee, GA 30024
2110 North Brown Road NW
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Lorenzo Smith 317-345-5111
Joetta Mami-Joe Williams 856-656-6790
Sampson Roberts 678-521-8069
Silver Smith-Padmore 267-980-3155
Alice Totimeh 571-406-8552
Laurina Totimeh Hedd-Williams 240-370-0356
Dianne Roberts 404-216-9941
Aletha Smith-Benson 978-930-2397
Margaret Smith-Mensah 614-638-7143
Ciatta Barclay-Smith 686-260-0552
Zelle – Joetta William (856-656-6790)