Florence Smith

January 23, 1947 - December 5, 2022

01/23/1947 - 12/05/2022

Florence Smith, 75, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022, in Wheeling Hospital.

Florence was born January 23, 1947 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Ingram. She was a 1964 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School; and a 2002 graduate of West Virginia University. She was a former employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Beech Bottom Plant; Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WV; and the Mileage Plus division of United Airlines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Smith.

Florence is survived by her spouse, Donald Walters; children, Robert Reed of Woodbridge, CT, Cheri Smith-Close of Detroit, MI and Latasha Smith of Dunbar, WV; a sister, Willene Ingram of Scott Depot, WV; six grandchildren, Treyquan Smith, Bajia Reed, Zoie Reed, Todja Saunders, Robert Smith and Todd Saunders; a great-grandchild, Sahleen; and a nephew, Stephon Ingram. Florence is also survived by special friends, Gretta Scott-Holt, the Clemont family, Beth Freeland, Phyllis Miles and Nancy Dierkes. Thank you for your support.

In accordance with Florence’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at date to be determined. Florence’s final resting place will be Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Health Right, 61 29th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online by clicking the link above.

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Candi Gardner
1 month ago

Ma Florence. She had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up an entire room. One of a kind no nonsense woman that would give you the shirt off her back. Loving heart and kindred Spirit. The fight is over and you can rest now Ma. Continued prayers for the family…

Mary Hill
1 month ago

To My Cousin’s Lil Cheri, Tosha, and The Smith Family:God knows what he’s doing even we don’t understand. It’s all about timing because that is his plan! Sometimes we go left when He said go right. Sometimes we give up, When he said keep up the fight! Sometimes we keep going when He said Be Still! Sometimes we wanna say Goodbye when He said Come Now! God knew what He was doing when He called her name! Don’t question when you cry at night, Look ahead to the joy that He promised! Find strength in knowing she alright and at peace! I know the pain of losing a parent, but I don’t know your pain! I know what it’s like to grieve but I don’t know your grief! I know Uncle Jimmie seen her and Said Hey in that deep Barry White like voice and embraced her! I know she made it just on time to wish Mama Lois a Happy Birthday! Most of all I know God will see you through! Trust Him, Lean on Him and Depend on Him! I love you! Your Cousin, Mary L. Hill and Family 🙏🏿💪🏿🕊️

Michelle Calligan
1 month ago

To my Smith Family and friend:

To know Aunt Florence is to love her through and through. She is such a beautiful, wonderful, loving individual. Her smile is contagious. I thank you for all the memories and love. I will forever miss you. Shall we meet again. I love you forever.
Your girl,

K Barron
1 month ago

My deepest condolences to the entire family. I love you all and you will remain in my prayers.

Yolanda Farmer
1 month ago

Love you all,will continue to pray. So sorry for your loss. She touched my life in a Beautiful way! Rest well Queen.

Curlie Mae Spence Young
1 month ago

My deepest sympathy to Robert, Cheri and Latasha your mom was a wonderful caring and kind woman she will be missed love you all take care and you will be in my prayers.

Brian Thompson
1 month ago

Prayers to her family, friends and community. I worked with her and she was always a straight shooter and had the best laughs.

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Dennis R Albaugh
1 month ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Florence. I remember her well. She and I were graduated from high school from different schools but the same year, and we had mutual friends. Denny Albaugh

Deborah Stradwick
1 month ago

Prayers and condolences to the family she will truly be missed rest in peace my freind God Bless