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Laurine Wede Smith
Sunrise: December 5, 1956; Sunset: July 23, 2017

It is with profound regrets that the Smith, Minor, and Brownell families announce the sudden death of Ms. Laurine Wede Smith. This sad event took place on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at home in Maplewood, NJ.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter Krystle Smith-Cooper. Her brother, John A. Smith. Her sisters, Clementine Wede Smith, Sarah Marpee Swen, Sophia Smith- Freeman, Anna L. Smith-Fendor (Pei), Grace Smith- Marshall (Bill), Dolly C. Smith, Christine Kadeh- Smith, her close friend and sisters Yvonne Ellis-Ricks, and Avril Caesar ; A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins,  any many others  in the United States, Liberia, Nigeria, and other parts of the world.

Funeral Arrangements

Wake keeping will take place on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at the Cotton Funeral Parlor- 130 Main Street, -Orange, NJ 07050 from 7-9pm.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 12th, from 9 -12 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 66 South Grove Street in East Orange, NJ 07018.

Contact persons are:
Krystle Smith-Cooper 973-651-7463 (cell)           
Sophia Freeman 973-592-8877 (cell)                       
Sarah Marpee Swen 404-276-3828 (cell)
Anna Lindarose Smith-Fendor 404-610-2726 (cell)
Grace Smith-Marshall 404-392-9079 (cell)
Avril Caesar 201-723-3756 (cell)
Rebecca Kush Brandy-Vanceah 862-754-9881 (cell)
George Brownell 215-888-5185 (cell)