Ethel G. Smith Roy

November 21, 1928April 7, 2018

Ethel G. Smith Roy, age 89, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Beloved mother of the late Dennis Smith, David (Trisha) Smith, the late Daralynn Pirtle, and Marvin (Lisa) Smith. Loving grandmother of Mick Smith, Jeremy Smith, Angel Smith, Maria Smith, Paul Pirtle, James Smith, Frank Smith, Crystal Smith, Tiffany Smith, and Dakota Smith. Proud great-grandmother of 11 and great-great-grandmother of 4. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April, 11, 2018 from 1:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 4:00pm at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Memorial contributions can be made to the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Cheryl Lipan

April 10, 2018

Ethel and Daralynn were my cohorts in well many wonderful journeys. I will never forget our wonderful journey to meet the man himself Neil Diamond, how we came to be able to do that, and how Ethel sat and watch Dara and I become the crazed fans we were and are. Once we were coming back from a Neil trip and we decided to take the blue highway home. That means the long way home and Ethel never complained as we turned up the music and sang. When we got to the house to drop them off Ethel told us she had an ear ache not because of us but before we started the trip. So all that long way home she smiled and never let on that she was in pain. I think she held a lot of pain inside but her heart always reached out to her family and friends. I have so many great memories of trips we all took together and Bingo let's not forget Bingo. We all were blessed to know her and Dara they live on in their family and friends. Learn from their kind hearts and life will treat you better.

You will be missed my friend but you are in the arms of those you have gone before you and that brings a smile to our faces.

Cheryl & John Lipan

Sandi Clement

April 8, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories with Ethel, "mom". She was not only my neighbor, she was my friend. I could talk to her about anything and everything. My favorite memory is when her, Dara and myself went driving on the back roads to collect pop/need cans. We were going to split the money and put it towards our casino trip! My other favorite is our trips to Virginia to visit her niece, Geraldine. She knew how much I loved VA, so she painted me a beautiful scene right out of VA! It is absolutely beautiful and I will always treasure it! RIP our dear Angel! I love you and will miss you.......till we meet again. Sending the family much love and many prayers!

Geraldine Curtis

April 8, 2018

Aunt Ethel was more than an Aunt. She was like a sister to me. I loved her so much. We had many good times together and some sad times . I will miss her so much Now she is at peace.