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  • 62 years old
  • Born on March 6, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
  • Passed away on September 26, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Adelaide Smith, 62, born on March 6, 1950, and returned home on September 26, 2012. We celebrate her life and will remember her forever. Her children, Ramona and Voltaire, are planning two celebrations of life: a funeral in New York, and a memorial service in California. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life and not mourn her death.  Adelaide lived her life fearlessly, with faith and to the fullest.

Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Celebration of Life 11am - 12:30pm

*Fellowship 12:30 - 2pm

Friendly Temple Church
16570 E Street
Victorville, CA 92395

*Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Viewing 4pm 

Celebration of Life 7-8pm

House of Hills Funeral Home
1000 Saint Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Following the funeral Sunday, September 30th, 2012
9pm - 11pm

Janelle's Caribbean Restaurant
671 Washington Avenue  
Brooklyn, NY 11238 (between St. Mark's Ave & Prospect Place)
*Hosted appetizers and no host bar

The Interment will be on Monday, October 1st, at Rosedale Cemetery 
355 Linden Avenue Linden, NJ 07036

Please send cards to the following address:

In Memory of Adelaide Smith
c/o Ramona Wright
645 W. 9th Street
Unit 110-222
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thank you for your love and support. 

Her loving children,
Ramona and Voltaire


Posted by Ramona Wright on October 6, 2015
I miss you Mom. Thinking of you today and everyday.
Posted by Oscar Merino on September 26, 2014
Dear Ramona and Voltaire. Thinking of you and the impact your mother's life on you and the world. I can only hope and work daily to do the same in the lives of my sons. Thank you for sharing your love and respect for your mother to so many. It is uplifting.
Posted by Aram Nadjarian on March 6, 2014
Thinking of you on your birthday Adelaide. You will always remain in our hearts.
Posted by Jasmin Farnum on March 6, 2014
You are still inspiring my friend.
Posted by Kem Anyanwu on March 6, 2014
Thinking of you Voltaire and Ramona as we remember and celebrate your Moms life today and always. Big hugs xxxxx
Posted by Toxie Givins on March 7, 2013
My mother Helen O. Eason Ford's birthday was March 5. She like Adelaide was a woman of strength, compassion and possessed a deep and abiding faith in the Creator. May their light continue to shine.
Posted by Pam Osbey on March 7, 2013

97 Crooke Ave misses you much. You are the angel that we miss in our lives. I am sure you are making friend's up in god's heaven in your purpose. May god continue to bless your family! Love always, Pam
Posted by Kem Anyanwu on March 6, 2013
Happy Birthday Mrs Smith,I am so blessed I got to meet you and hear your stories.Your Legend will always be remembered.x
Posted by Canard Barnes on October 19, 2012
Ramona and Voltaire
Jennifer and I send our deepest condolences for your loss. Though, I met your mother only a few times, she was a remarkable woman who seemed to understand life in a way a few people can. May her everlasting memory provide comfort in your hearts.
Posted by Toxie Givins on October 13, 2012
Ramona and Voltaire,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.
She was truly a remarkable woman and one of a kind.

May the memories of your mother comfort you.
Posted by Joseph Brookhim on October 4, 2012
“I know there's something in the wake of your smile… You've built a love, but that love falls apart.” One day I saw Adelaide coming in and she said: “I feel much better already,” I had encouraged her to spend more time in the park. She gave a beautiful smile and I was happy for her. I was hopeful to set time talking to her. I had been kind of looking for her. But, I received the bad news on 09/27…
Posted by Adia May on October 3, 2012
I'm continuing to lift you, your brother and your family in my prayers. Your mother's life and her deposits in you speaks volumes. God bless you. Sending love, light and my deepest condolences.
Posted by Jasmin Farnum on October 3, 2012
God's grace and peace keep you the loving family. I was a classmate with Adelaide. I knew briefly was greatly impressed with her style and grace. She was spoke soft, quite and articulate. She was an amazing spirit, talent and woman. She will be missed by us all.

Warmest thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Sister.
Posted by Lela Johnson on September 30, 2012
My condolences goes out to you guys. Adelaide will be greatly missed. Such a woman of encouragement and great faith. It took her faith to take you both to where you are today. Job well done my friend Adelaide. Heaven celebrates, love you.
Posted by Kem Anyanwu on September 30, 2012
I never thought I would meet any1 who spoke more than Voltaire until I met Adelaide,her many words of wisdom& her international travels&studies inspired me2 want to go bk 2 school. Praying for you both, your Mum EXCEEDED her life purpose&has retired to be with the Lord.I know It hurts but try find some comfort in that.God loves you!
Posted by Kimberly E. Sherard on September 30, 2012
Sending plenty of prayers out to my amazing sister Ramona. My heart goes out to you. The sorrow that you are experiencing has touched a place, so deep within my heart. May the pain that you are feeling, God may come to heal. A great warrior has passed from among us. Adelaide Smith spirit has taken that next step on to a long journey into forever. We send our greatest love to you and your family.
Posted by Carole Staeck on September 30, 2012
As loved ones prepare to say goodbye and celebrate a life that touched so many. I am sending my love from Australia Aunt Adelaide you will always be held in my heart and my thoughts are with Ramona and Voltaire that they will find strength and peace in the out pouring of love.
I reflect on the many memories of a hugely resilient woman who always gave 110%. My Aunt Adelaide was generous to a fault
Posted by SHarena Greene on September 30, 2012
I am here for you any which way I can be,
“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted by Bobbi Lungren on September 30, 2012
Ramona--I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom but I know you and the wonderful, kind, loving person that you are. Your Mom played a large part in your formation. Know that Our Heavenly Father holds her in the palm of His hand and that you will be with her again in His heavenly realm.
Posted by DREAMER WELLS on September 30, 2012
To my dearest friend.MICHELLE-A WOMAN OF GREATNESS .Ramona and Voltaire.Thank You for sharing Your mom with the world we are ever so grateful.REJOICE I SAY AGAIN TO REJOICE.     LUV dreamer
Posted by Pam Osbey on September 30, 2012
Although our time was brief I know it was god driven. You are such a spark of life that your flame will never be dim. With a clear voice and determination oozing from your spirit, you inspired so many of us. Deeply felt, I will remember you always to burn in my heart of love as you soar in the universe to meet God on his plane of peace for you now. Pam
Posted by Eunice Kullmann on September 30, 2012
Praise the Lord Romana and Voltaire! Your mom lived by faith. Only blessed people can do that. Adelaide affirmed the best, believed the best and she prayed for the best. I thank God for our friendship.
Posted by Barbara Thompson on September 30, 2012
Adelaide will be missed by every life she touched. May God rest her soul and bring comfort to her children.
Posted by Jeanette Pasuizaca on September 30, 2012
I second Cynthia's comments, not having met your mother I am happy to say I met you and Voltaire, who I'm sure reflect her passion for life and beauty. Even in her passing, you choose to find a reason to celebrate and rejoice and it speaks volumes of your character. God bless her and you two in this next phase of your lives. Much love!
Posted by Cynthia Chea on September 29, 2012
Although I never met your mother, I have had the pleasure of knowing you and have met Voltaire on several occasions. Both of you are outstanding, upright, individuals of integrity committed to making the world a better place. That is not a fluke. That is a result of your mother's parenting. Her legacy lives in you and in all of those whom your deeds have touched. XOXOXO
Posted by Oscar Merino on September 29, 2012
Ramona and Voltaire; Our deepest condolences. The impact of your mom's love and example is seen and felt through you both and it's inspiring. We look forward to joining you in California in a celebration of her life.
Posted by Charles Opong on September 29, 2012
Ramona and Voltaire, in celebrating a life well lived by your mother, I believe your mother was woman of grace, integrity and goodness. I say this because of the evidence of her in the both of you. But we will surely celebrate her life and look forward to the day when we can see her again. You guys are loved dearly by all of us at the church. Christ be with you as we are. 1 Thess 4:13.
Posted by Aram Nadjarian on September 29, 2012
Adelaide is a remarkable woman. So full of life, her beautiful spirit will live on through her children and all who knew her. This woman was a rock, an institution. Ramona & Voltaire, be strong and find comfort in one another's love and the love of friends and family. Sending you love from California and thinking of you during this time. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Kathleen Lungren Jobe on September 29, 2012
Adelaide brought such love and joy to all she met. She was beautiful and had one of the most kind and caring spirits. As my husband and I bring our child into the world, we strive to be do even half the amazing job she did raising Ramona and Voltaire. Thank you for the example of what a real woman should be and for the legacy you leave behind. God bless. Love and prayers, K&O
Posted by Shama Davis on September 29, 2012
Dear Ramona and Voltaire,

My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. I can't imagine any words that could begin to address what you two are feeling right now. Just know that you are loved and have inspired many, and that in itself is a testament to the beauty your mother shared with this world.
Posted by Sukari Keetin on September 29, 2012
Thank you Adelaide. It is a blessing to have Ramona and Voltaire in my life. I have seen her gifts in her children as they continue to produce amazing works that uplift our young people and impact our communities worldwide.
Posted by Ousman Jobe on September 29, 2012
Ramona & Voltaire, Adelaide left a beautiful legacy in you two. Everytime I saw her she reminded me of how one can live life with grace & glory. It is telling that you asked your family & friends to celebrate her life and not mourn her departure. Today, I will appreciate everyone the universe has put me in touch with. Adelaide's legacy is in all of us. Much love & courage to both of you.
Posted by Madeline McClenney-Sadler on September 29, 2012
All I thought of yesterday on my walk was you and your mom. I've enjoyed all the beautiful stories of her strength and vigor. You and Voltaire remain as testaments to a life gloriously lived, overcoming huge obstacles and gifting the two of you to all of us. May she find her home among the angels. Love you girl.
Posted by DeLease Brown on September 29, 2012
Ramona and Voltaire, I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom, but Ramona we have had many conversations about her. She certainly has raised to wonderful children. I know you will miss her. I look forward to celebrating with you in Los Angeles. This website is the best tribute every. Love you.
Posted by Byron Johnson on September 29, 2012

When I meet your mother I saw directly from where you inherited your greatness.  She lives in you. I feel very fortunate to have meet and spoken with her. Your mother was a truly amazing individual. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Vernon Glenn on September 29, 2012
I'm at a loss for words right now. My thoughts are with you both. I can remember the times we had and how much your family meant to ours.
Posted by Demetra Wilkins on September 29, 2012
Yo both have my deepest sympathy, but know that you will carry your mom with you always in your heart and the memoris that you've shared.
Posted by Adrianne Chivers on September 29, 2012
Ramona and Voltaire... I am definitely sharing in the memory of your mother with you. I admire the strength that you both have shown throughout the past few years of sickness and celebration with your mom. I fell in love with her the day I met her, and I know that she would be pleased with how you are handling things. I look forward to celebrating with you!
Posted by ZALE JOHNSON on September 29, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear this Ramona, I know exactly what you're going through I loss my mom ten years ago. I know it's tough but be strong just know that your mom is very proud of you and smiling down from up above. I'll be praying for you and your family. Zale
Posted by Max Philisaire on September 29, 2012
God bless your mom and her soul. She has done a great job with you my brother. I wish I had the opportunity to meet her. May she rest in peace. Much love and respect.
Posted by Max Philisaire on September 29, 2012
God bless your mom and her soul. She did a great job with you my brother. I wish I had the opportunity to meet her. May she rest in peace. Much love and respect.

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