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Ma Martha Zelene Smith Stubblefield

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance (Psalm 1: 26)

A Woman After God’s Own Heart has entered into Glory.

Ma Martha Zelene Smith Stubblefield
Sunrise: January 17, 1921
Sunset: January 21, 2015 

Her Favorite Passage from the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom [and understanding] to know the difference.”

The Stubblefield, Smith, Gittens, Gerring, Ward, Allison, and Sherman Families announce the glorious home-going of our matriarch, sweet and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and cherished friend, Ma Martha Zelene Smith Stubblefield. This peaceful transition occurred on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:50 p.m. at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She was 94. 

The late Ma Martha Zelene Smith Stubblefield leaves to mourn her death her children: Victoria K. Peah; Viola Gerring; K. Deree Johns(Sonie); Emily K. Walker (Haven); Tonia A. Mitchell (Jerome);  Dehkontee Farley; Rose Allison, and Josephine Holder; Grandchildren: Sylvestine P. Gbessagee (Nathaniel); Charles Payne; Emile Joseph (Rose); Alsena Jones; Nyema S. Peah; Luseni Kamara;  Josephine Diggs, Lawrence Mitchell(Famatta); and Princess Kamara. great grandchildren: Eddiemai K. Brehler; Danielle Payne; Keyonna Woods, Kaborn Woods, Abdullah Dolley, Vicky Peah, Malik Peah, Nyema Peah, Jr., and Malika Peah; Sisters: Mrs. Rachel Eastman; Ms. Lydia Gittens;  and Theodosia Potter; Brother: Joseph Gittens; Nieces: Leona Wulah (Ralph); Natalie Eastman; Blanche Eastman; Esther Eastman Green, Sophie Gittens and Princess Martha Mitchell; Nephews: Jimmy Eastman (Jackie); Raphael Eastman (Grace); John Eastman (Karen),Wilmont Eastman and Gerald Smith.  She also leaves to mourn her death her God daughter, Janet Butler;  Cousins: Mrs. Rae Tisdell, Dr. Marlon Brewer, Mrs. Theodra Ward Jackson,Mrs. Cynthia Gabor, Mrs. Jeannie Smith and many other cousins, Bestfriend: Mrs. Ethel Holt Rostrom. Her Providence children, Godchildren and church family.

The late Ma Martha Zelene Smith Stubblefield  is predeceased by her Parent:, Mr. Wallace Smith and Mrs. Ellen Gerring-Gittens; Step father, Hon.Lionel Gittens; Foster Parents, Hon.  Urias and Annette Potter; her husband, Mr. Johnny Stubblefield and brother Carlos Smith.  Three Children, Mary Dalmedia Payne; Martha L. Gittens; and Joseph Gerring; Grandson:  Konyon J. Woods, nephews: Henry Gittens and Lionel Gittens, and one grandniece, Adeola Wulah.

May the memory of Ma Martha forever be cherished in our hearts.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Wake keeping: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trinity United Methodist Church – 375 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island. 02907

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Funeral Service: 9:00 A.M
Trinity United Methodist Church – 375 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02907

Swam Point Cemetery
Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island

USA Contacts:
Victoria K. Peah                                    401-419-2666
Michael Wreh                                       401-447-2308
Rose Davis Allison                                401-699-2258
Sylvestine Gbessagee                         347-938-0039
Tonia Mitchell                                       267-738-2017
Blanche Eastman                                 703-739-3571
Lydia Gittens                                       704-882-6632

Liberia Contact:
Emily Walker                                        011-231-77207140

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