Shirley Ann Smith was born on Monday, September 7, 1936, in Winchester, Tennessee to Hunile V. Taylor and Janie Catherine Taylor. Shirley was the middle child of six children - Charles, Buford, Jackie, Rose, and Frances.
At the age of 15 months, due to the passing of her mother, Shirley was raised by her aunt and uncle, Lee Roy and Grace Allgood in Winchester, Tennessee where she attended Townsend School. By the age of seventeen, she went to live with her father in Ohio.
In 1959, Shirley moved to Seattle, Washington and begin working at Lindon Cannery and Boeing. She later became employed with Safeway Grocery Store, then Larry’s Market as a Meat Wrapper. During this time, she also attended SOIC School and Seattle Community College.
In 1973, Shirley met and married the love of her life, Lee M. Smith. With this union, she was also blessed with stepchildren – Lee Jr., Anthony, & Dianne. It was in that same year at Revival Church Of God In Christ, under the leadership of Elder Luther J. Green, where Shirley received Christ as her personal Savior and served as a Bible Band teacher, was a member of the Usher Board for many years, & served in many other departments/ministries.
On December 28, 2021, in Renton, Washington, Mother Smith transitioned from this life to glory, assured by II Corinthians 5:1 (Amplified version), “…if the earthly tent [our physical body] which is our house is torn down [through death], we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
Visitation / Public Viewing
Wednesday, 1/19/22 Evergreen Washelli
11111 Aurora Ave N. Seattle, WA
9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, 1/20/22 Celebration of Life Service
10:00am – 11:00am Public Viewing
11:00am – 1:00pm Celebration of Life Service
Mt. Calvary Christian Center
1422 23rd Ave Seattle, WA
Burial immediately following
16445 International Blvd.