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Rev. Marie H. Smith Eastman Snelborough
April 15, 1933 - Dec 9, 2015

Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and His powerful strength. Put on God’s armor so that you can make a stand against the tricks of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11

The Calhoun-Woods, Cassells, Smith, Eastman, and Snelborough families announce the peaceful home going of their beloved Mother, Big Aunty and Cousin, Teacher Marie, Miss Marie, Ma Marie, Sister District, Rev. Marie Smith Eastman Snelborough on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

Mommy was born unto the union of Roosevelt Sam Smith, I, and Rebecca Lucinda Cassell Brown in the City of Brewerville, Montserrado County, Liberia.

Former Principal of the Ellen Mills-Scarborough Kindergarten School, Brewerville, Liberia, she served the United Methodist Church, Liberia Annual Conference as an Ordained Elder in Full-Connection, the Second Female District Superintendent of the St. Paul River District Conference, and Dean of the Bishop’s Cabinet.

Mommy leaves to celebrate her life, her children: Roosevelt (Gifty) Sam Smith, II, Samuel Gbayon Natt, Lucinda A. Eastman, several grand children and great grand children, several foster children Emmett Jones, Sr., Adella Brisbane, Memmeh Sirleaf, Sameria Clinton, Pearline Nelson-Johnson, Jimmy Bryant, Gao Roland Brown, Tamba Brown, Boima Sambola, Hawah Woodson, Mulbah Norris, Bai Kromah, and Marie Johnson Mason along with families of USA and Liberia.

She was preceded in death by: her Mother Rebecca Cassell-Brown, Sister Sarah Watkins-Diggs, Brother Monroe A. Dennis, a Daughter Murna Eastman, a Son Carl H. Eastman, a foster Daughter Mowell Goll and her husband, Rev. Dr. Samuel Snelborough, Sr.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Rev. Marie H. Smith Eastman Snelborough Foundation for the Elderly; Donations can be send to:
Wells Fargo Savings Account - #8242114463 – Attention: Lucinda Eastman

Wake keeping: Friday, January 8, 2016                     Celebration: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
6:00-9:00pm                                                              10:00 a.m.(prompt)
Calvary Roseville United Methodist Church                Calvary Roseville UM Church 
400 Main Street, East Orange, New Jersey                East Orange, New Jersey
(All tributes will be made at the wake)

Memorial Service: Friday, April 15, 2016 at the
Burns-Phelps United Methodist Church,
Brewerville City, Montserrado County, Liberia

INTERMENT: Brewerville City, Liberia

Contact Information:
Rev. Roosevelt Sam Smith, II           815-822-0164
Sam Gbanyon Natt                          011231-886556895
Pastor Lucinda Eastman Herbert     217-971-6511
Rev. Gifty Roberts Smith                   217-891-6884
Emmett D. Jones, Sr.                        973-819-5639
Pearline Nelson Johnson                  973-626-1811

May her soul and souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.


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