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April 13, 1937 – April 19, 2016

“For he that dwell in the Secret Place of the Host High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: in him will I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2

The family of Maude Clinton smith announces her home going in her seventy-ninth year on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at Oakhill Nursing Home in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. She leaves to mourn her loss her children:  Solomon Hoggard, Charlesetta Wright-Cummings (Mamie), Ramsey MacDonald Smith (Mike), Kornell G. Rancy, Jr (Feleki/Sonnyboy), Romell Rancy-Taylor, Maude S. Smith-Natt (Dryso), Lydia Smith-Khouzami, Izetta Carphart; twenty-nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren,  nieces, nephews, a plethora of people that lived with her and called her mother, and a host of other relatives in Liberia and the US.

She was predeceased by her parents Solomon Clinton and Ada Foster-Clinton of Bolotown, Artington Township, her husband Rev. Henry Wilfred Longfellow Smith – formal assistant pastor Tubman United Methodist Church in Paynesville City; her siblings: Lincoln Clinton, Rowland Clinton, Ella Clinton; her grandson, her daughter Fatso and her son Lincoln Bryant.

Wake Keeping: Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM                                                                     

Keefe Funeral Home 5 Higginson Ave Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865All tributes, except the family, will be made at the wake.  Please e-mail to be added to the list of tributes for the wake.

Funeral ServiceSaturday, May 7, 2016: 10:00 A.M
Trinity United Methodist Church 375 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02863

INTERMENT: North Burial Ground Cemetery 375 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02863

REPAST: Knight of Columbus Hall
1675 Douglas Ave, North Providence, RI 02878

A Memorial Service will be held in Liberia on Sunday May 28, 2016 at the Tubman Memorial United Methodist Church in Paynesville City, Liberia.  Please contact Maude Smith-Natt (below) for more information.

Romell Rancy-Taylor                                                 401-338-1878           
James Taylor                                                           508-384-8400           
Ramsey McDonald Smith                                         267-640-5306
Maude Smith-Natt                                                   011 231 886 5744 51          

Kornell G. Rancy, Jr.                                                 703-640-8022 
Warwick: Sheraton Providence Airport ($129) – (10 King Bedded rooms) 401-738-4000
North Scituate: Americas Best Value Inn ($77)                                         401-934-9831
Warwick: Best Western Airport Inn                                                          401-737-7400
Providence-Woonsocket: Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($140)               1-800-315-2621
Providence-Seekonk: Best Western Inn       ($106.50)                     508-336-4927

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