OBITUARY

Semonia Smith

July 19, 1938June 30, 2019
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Semonia Smith, 80 of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Born July 19, 1938 in Iota, Louisiana. Daughter of Robert and Mary Semien. Semonia was a firm believer with the Lord and enjoyed her Catholic faith. Semonia’s working career span from waitressing, to factory work, to cleaning larger homes, gardening, to house sitting and even babysitting. She was not shy of working. She found great enjoyment in cooking, canning things from her gardening with her sisters, upholstery work and sewing. Anytime spent with family was a great time. She even traveled frequently to Texas and Louisiana to spend time with her family.

Survived by her daughter, Romona (Johnny Lottie); granddaughter that she raised like her daughter, Semonia Bell; grandchildren, Darrell Jensen Jr, Daniel Jensen, Sands Abdul-Samuad; great-grandchildren, Senia, Branae, Azala, Ruqia, Ja Mi, Hassun; sisters, Mildred Marshall, Linda Hughes; special cousins, Aubrey Semien, Wilson Semien; best friend, Virginia Blackwell; special friend, Cheri Carlson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; sisters, Julia Hill, Alice Joseph, Mary Pete, Barbara Peterson; brothers, Benjamin Semien, Junior Semien; special cousin, Anthony Semien.

Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 10 a.m. until time of service. Rev Randall Kittle will be officiating the service. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a memory or condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darrell Jensen
  • Daniel Jensen
  • Johnathon Lewis
  • James Lewis
  • Juan Hughes
  • Cory Ferguson

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019

Memories

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Semonia Bell

July 12, 2019

Grandma, I will remember everything you ever told me and taught me. I miss your voice, smile, laugh, and most of y’all your great cooking and baking. Rest in paradise , love your granddaughter and your three great-granddaughters <3 <3 <3 <3

Sheila Hughes

July 12, 2019

Aunt Semone, I remember when you lived on Irving and we lived on Royal and I used to walk to your house and you would always have some zucchini bread or banana bread and some fruit. My friends gave me a puppy and my mom wouldn't let me keep him I was just a little girl but you said you would take him and I could see him whenever I wanted to his name was bear you kept bear for many years. I'll miss you 🌷Sheila Hughes

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Semonia and her Grandchildren

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Family Gathering for a Funeral in Louisiana

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"The Sisters" Linda, Semonia, Mildred, Mary and Alice

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Semonia and her sister Mildred

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Semonia and her Great-Granddaughter Senia

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Semonia and her Great-Granddaughter Senia

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Semonia and her Grandchildren

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Family Gathering for a Funeral in Louisiana

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"The Sisters" Linda, Semonia, Mildred, Mary and Alice

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Semonia and her sister Mildred

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Semonia and her Great-Granddaughter Senia

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Semonia and her Great-Granddaughter Senia

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Semonia

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Semonia's Flower garden