OBITUARY

Roylene Beverly Washington Smith

September 9, 1933July 9, 2019

Roylene B. Washington-Smith, 85, of Seattle Washington died peacefully in her sleep on July 9, 2019 in Burien Washington. Roylene was born September 9, 1933 to parents Leroy and Sadie Washington. She was one of three children with siblings Leroy Jr. (predeceased) and Frances.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, her family moved to Seattle Washington in the mid 1940s, where she resided until her passing. She married Vincent Lombard (predeceased) in 1953 and had 4 children, Kenneth, Bonita, Arlando (predeceased) and Daphne. Roylene remarried in 1986 to Jerry Smith, which created a blended family of 6 children, 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and number of other loving relatives and close friends.

Roylene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dedicated her life to family. Professionally, Roylene worked in the early education and childcare field before transitioning to join the family business. She was known for her sharp wit and humor. She was a resilient woman and believed in family first. Roylene and Jerry’s home became the central base of love for everyone to drop by and visit. She loved a great party, a good card game and casino nights. She was also known for her amazing southern creole cooking.

Roylene is survived by her Husband: Jerry Smith, Sister: Frances Hubbard, Children: Kenneth Lombard (spouse Patricia), Bonita Hart, Daphne Jiles, Arlando Lombard (predeceased), Jerry Smith Jr (predeceased) and Carmen Smith, Grandchildren: Kimberly Washington (spouse Aaron), Jason Lombard (fiancée Jamie), Tony Heath (spouse Monae), Na’Viena Cordy, Michelle Byrd, Joshua Smith, Sayana Lombard-Chappell, and Malaina Luby, Great-Grandchildren: Chase Harrell (predeceased), Sydni Washington, Na’Lia Cordy-Smith, Kaiya Lombard, Cameron Heath, Emiko Lombard and Kai Heath.

Private services will be held at Immaculate Catholic Church on July 20, 2019. The family wishes to thank those who have extended care and emotional support to Roylene during her final days.

Services

19 July

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Forest Lawn Funeral Home

6701 30th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

20 July

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Church

820 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle, WA 98122

20 July

Reception Following Services

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Church

Jean Moran Hall

820 18th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98122

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Sayana Lombard-Chappell

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Bonita Hart

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Na'Viena Cordy

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Na'Viena Cordy

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Na'Viena Cordy

July 17, 2019

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