Lena May Smith

January 24, 1928October 12, 2020

Lena May Smith, of Kingston, Jamaica, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2020. She was born on January 24, 1928 to Zachariah and Linley Amanda Clarke Solan of Kingston, Jamaica.

Lena was married to Donald B. Smith, Sr. and they had two sons, Richard and Donald, Jr.

Lena completed her formal education in Jamaica. She attended York College in Jamaica Queens, New York. Lena worked at Queens General Hospital for 30 years as a hospital administrator from where she retired. Donald and Lena moved to North Carolina from New York to be closer to their grandchildren and settled in Matthews, North Carolina.

They became members of Matthews Presbyterian Church. She volunteered for many years at the Matthews Presbyterian Hospital.

Lena extensively traveled the world, which she loved. She enjoyed her hidden words book, telephone calls were off limits during Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Lena is characterized by her loved ones as “honest, tenderhearted, and the kindest person you ever met.” She gave to others from the goodness of her heart.

She adored her grandchildren, she loved her church and talking with family and friends on the phone.

Lena was preceded in death by both of her parents, Zachariah and Linley; her husband, Donald B. Smith, Sr.; her son, Richard O. Smith; and her sisters, Etheline Cornwall and Delores Lewis.

She is survived by her son, Donald B. Smith, Jr.; grandchildren, Devere B. Smith, Richalle V. Sullivan m.(Rashad Sullivan) and Dioris L. Smith; daughters-in-law, Allison Strong-Smith and Denise Richards-Smith; and her special friend, Madeline Stewart. Lena has a host of family and friends, too numerous to mention, who will miss her.

Acknowledgements The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during this time of bereavement. May God Bless and Keep You! The Smith Family


  • Services are Private


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Kirby Clarke

October 19, 2020

Lena was a very very special cousin. We were like sisters. We shared both sad and happy moments. We laughed a lot and travelled to many places of interest on many occasions. I will miss her but her work here on earth is finished and she is safely in the arms of her Saviour. On behalf of my sister Alma we wish the family strength to cope during these difficult times and God's
richest blessings.
May her soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on her. Sleep on my sister

Elaine Maclean

October 19, 2020

To Aunt Lena's family, my cousins! She was special to me, when I was younger she played a great part in my life, I will always remember and love her. We all have to cherish the beautiful memories. Forever in my heart. ♥️💞🙏🏾


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