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Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home

30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI

OBITUARY

Ilah Jean Smith

December 11, 1942July 28, 2020
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Ilah Jean Smith age 77, passed away on July 28, 2020. Ilah was born December 11, 1942 in Alpena, Michigan. Mother of Tamara (Dino) Turcato, Ricky (Cindi) Smith and the late Arnold Charles Smith. Grandmother of Valerie (Eric) Drake, Anthony Turcato, Christopher Smith and Caitlyn Smith. Great grandmother of Cole Drake. Sister of Robert (Mayford) Meixell, and the late Katherine (Jerome) Beck-Sandel.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Road Madison Heights, Michigan. 48071. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 1, 2020 Instate 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 12:00 p.m. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church 11071 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, Mi. 48093.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

  • FAMILY

  • Tamara (Dino) Turcato, Daughter
  • Ricky (Cindi) Smith, Son
  • The late Arnold Charles Smith, Son
  • Valerie (Eric) Drake, Grandchild
  • Anthony Turcato, Grandchild
  • Christopher Smith, Grandchild
  • Caitlyn Smith, Grandchild
  • Cole Drake, Great Grandchild
  • Robert (Mayford) Meixell, Brother
  • The late Katherine (Jerome) Beck-Sandel, Sister

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • In State

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

Ilah Jean Smith

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Glenn and Holly Rowell

August 4, 2020

Dear Tammy, Dino, And Family. We are so so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts for all of you. RIP ILah.

Lynn Warf/Roberts

August 1, 2020

Dearest Tammy and family, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you all at your time of loss. ILA was a wonderful lady remembered for her selfless generosity of love and support, especially to my sister Dorothy Roberts. I remember spending time at your home on Syracuse for sleep over/slumber parties for your birthday Tammy. I want you to know how beautifully you took care of your Mom in her time of need, I know how difficult it can be to see continued decline with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease! It is a long goodbye and you and your husband Dino & children cared for your Mom giving her the epitome of dignity , quality of life and pure unconditional love in such a beautiful way! She was truly LOVED and will be missed. My sister Dorothy loved her dearly as a second Mother, I am glad she was also able to be a part in her care as I know she appreciated every moment she had with her! You are ALL in my thoughts & prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻 God speed and give you the comfort that only he can give 🦋❤️
Love and prayers
Lynn Warf/Roberts

Tim & Cary Sandel

August 1, 2020

Aunt Iliah.. you will be missed by all of us.. you and Mother lost Grandma. Your mother at a young age. In my heart Grandma now has her girls once again. Rest in Peace.

Stephanie Schneider

July 31, 2020

I had the pleasure of taking care of Ilah, At the Room at the Inn.
I will miss her sweet smile and kind soul. She was loved by our Staff and other Residents. Rest in peace. Sending prayers and love to her Family.

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Biography

Ilah Jean Smith age 77, passed away on July 28, 2020. Ilah was born December 11, 1942 in Alpena, Michigan. Mother of Tamara (Dino) Turcato, Ricky (Cindi) Smith and the late Arnold Charles Smith. Grandmother of Valerie (Eric) Drake, Anthony Turcato, Christopher Smith and Caitlyn Smith. Great grandmother of Cole Drake. Sister of Robert (Mayford) Meixell, and the late Katherine (Jerome) Beck-Sandel.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Road Madison Heights, Michigan. 48071. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 1, 2020 Instate 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 12:00 p.m. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church 11071 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, Mi. 48093.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

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