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Lesley Maude Smith

Sunrise October 19, 1961 - Sunset April 2, 2016      

The loss of a love one is painful, devastating and difficult to accept. The Samuel N. Smith Sr. and The Maude Marshall Smith Families regret to announce the sudden death of Lesley M. Smith on 4/2/16 at 12:30 pm. at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC.

She is  pre-deceased by her father Samuel N. Smith Jr. and her mother Jennifer Smith. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her Fiancé Jerry Sion, Sister Kristina Smith Caesar (Fred), Brothers Michael Smith (Maxine), Roosevelt Smith (Rose), Sam S. Smith (Natasha), her Goddaughter Adrienne Scott, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends in the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Liberia and the United States.

Our beloved transitioned from this life into God’s loving arms and may God be praised. She was a quiet, loving and caring person who will be greatly missed and will forever live in our hearts including those whose lives she touched. Lesley is dwelling in the secret place of the Almighty. The family greatly appreciates all of your prayers, support and expressions of sympathy.

USA Contacts:
Jerry Sion (301) 272-0891
Roosevelt Smith (303) 810-8528
Yvette Tubman-Goodridge (614) 946-4786
Roberta Macauley (919) 302-9041
Mona Brown (703) 624-6599
Emmanuel Smith (443) 983-1241


WAKE KEEPING: 9:00-10:00 AM & FUNERAL: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Grace United Methodist Church
7001 New Hampshire Avenue
Tacoma Park, MD 20912

Please Note:
In Lieu of Flowers/Wreaths: The family will greatly appreciate donations made to BW Harris Episcopal School Alumni Association-USA, Inc. - Scholarship Fund in memory of Lesley. Log onto click on Scholarship in order to Donate.  

The Wake Keeping: Will be a service of songs, praises and tributes. All tributes other than those listed in the Funeral Program will be done during the Wake Keeping. Tributes at the Wake will be made in segments interspersed with songs and praise. If you wish to be listed to make a tribute during the wake, please email  

Tributes during the Funeral: Limited only to those listed in the Funeral Program - no exceptions. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. 

INTERMENT:                                REPAST:
Immediately following the Services           Immediately following the Interment
Gate of Heaven Cemetery                         Matnice Events & Conference Center 
13801Georgia Avenue                               7925 Central Avenue             
Silver Spring, MD 20906                             Capital Heights, MD 20743
                                                                  1:00-5:00 pm.
Yvette Tubman-Goodridge (614) 946-4786     Roberta Macauley (919) 302-9041
Mona Brown (703) 624-6599                         Gudrun Harris (201) 328-5368
Bendu Hansford (240) 837-3060                    Emmanuel Smith (443) 983-1241
Sam Shepherd (240) 432-2068           

Courtyard Marriott
12521 Prosperity Drive
Silver Spring, MD  20904
1-301-680-8500 Special group rate - $109/day under "Smith Family" Deadline is April 25th

Comfort Inn
4050 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD  20705
1-301-572-7100 Special group rate - $99/day under "Smith Family" Deadline is April 29th