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Dorret I. Smith

March 5, 1932 April 27, 2019
Dorret I. Smith
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Dorret Smith was born on March 5, 1932 in St. Elizabeth Parish on the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean, daughter of the late Firdy and Rudell Smith. She was the youngest of two children. Dorret acquired her primary education in Jamaica. In the 1960’s, she migrated to the United States where she lived in Connecticut with her husband, Strickland. She obtained her hairdresser license in 1965 from the Brooklyn School of Beauty Culture.

Later, Dorret started working as a Nurse’s Aide to care for children of various families in their homes. She had the passion for kids which transcended with her warmth, patience and experience. In her later days, she took care of her two grandchildren: Kady and Amanda Mark. She was able to instill some invaluable lessons of her history and the core values of family.

She was a faithful member of the Aenon Baptist Church in 2005 and later she served on the Mothers Ministry board. Mother Smith was never too busy to provide a helping hand or a warm smile and always gave to everyone effortlessly. She was a true gem who had a sense of grace and deep faith that resonated every time you talked with her.

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:16 pm, Dorret Smith departed this life.

She was predeceased in death by her brother, Wesley and son, Norman.

She leaves to cherish precious memories, her daughter, Ruth Mark and husband, Ronald Mark; grandchildren: Sutania (Shalla), Kady, Amanda, Tazin, Wanliss and Hazani; great-granddaughter, Ashley; niece, Nurine Wright, daughter-in-law, Rosemarie Rowe; and a host of other relatives, close friends and the Aenon Baptist Church family.


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Saturday

4

May

9:00 AM 5/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 5/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Aenon Baptist Church

1500 Brown Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Aenon Baptist Church
1500 Brown Avenue Union 07083 NJ
United States

Service

Saturday

4

May

10:00 AM 5/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Aenon Baptist Church

1500 Brown Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Aenon Baptist Church
1500 Brown Avenue Union 07083 NJ
United States

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Location

Hollywood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1500 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

1500 Stuyvesant Avenue Union 07083 NJ
United States
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