This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary Smith, 64 years old, born on March 11, 1954, and passed away on August 26, 2018. We will remember her forever.

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Mary April Melody Smith (April), age 64, died of Stage 4 Lung Cancer on August 26th, 2019, in Palmdale, Ca.

April is survived by her Spouse, Kacy Blazer, of Rosamond CA.; her Daughter, Rosemary & Patrick Murphy, of California City, Ca.; her Son, Tommy & Jennifer Harnden, of Salem AR; Her Four grandsons, Angel Murphy, Jacoby Goehler, Damion Potts & Timothy Bowmen.; Two granddaughters, Christina Harnden & Elizabeth Crenshaw, 2 Great-Grandsons and One Great-Granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Virgina Berry, of Mojave, CA.

April was born on March 11th 1954 in Philadelphia, PA, to parents William Berry and Virginia. She graduated from Barringer High School in 1972. In 1980, she moved to California to be closer to her parents William and Virginia.

April was the glue of her family. Where she adopted her first Child Rosemary at birth on January 29th 1988 with her first husband, later on in 1992 she came across a boy who was living on the streets She knew what needed to be done. She took the child into her house fed him and determined to contact his family later to discover they had kicked him from their family home. At that moment she had decided to Adopt Rosemary’s Older Brother Tommy. April was never able to bare children of her own. But she always said God had a plan for her. And that plan was to Adopt Both Rosemary and Tommy. She spoke highly of both her children. She worked hard for many years to provide for them. She taught Rosemary how to bake and cook, while teaching Tommy how to make her world famous spaghetti sauce. In 1994 she was reconnected with an old friend whom later started dating. After the divorce from Rosemary’s father. Kacy was the father figure that April was looking for to help raise her two children.

She enjoyed cooking and baking along with spending time with her family, but in the summer of 1996 she found a new hobby and soon to be her career, she founded a Safety team for High Speed Motor Sports. She and her Partner Kacy have chosen the name Flag Pros. It started out as a simple weekend hobby to pass the summer bye but turned into a growing thriving business. After 22 years of services with her business and her legacy she leaves behind a wide verity of expanded family and friends that she made over the years at the racetracks, from racers to event masters.Her family and friends will always remember her as a hardworking, caring loving person. That would go out of her way any help anyone in need. Didn’t matter if it was just a simple phone call to vent, or asking advice about whatever the person may needed she was always there for everyone no matter what.

A funeral is scheduled for April on March 11th 2019, at 2240 Belshaw St. Mojave CA. with a reception to follow. Pastor Lowery will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate April’s life. The family would like to thank Kelley Sakata-Moon for coordinating the cremations of Aprils remains. Flowers and donations can be sent to Rosemary Murphy. Please send Flowers to Church for day of Celebration at 2240 Belshaw St. Mojave Ca. 9350 for other Donations please contact Rosemary for further Details.

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Shared by Joey George on November 29, 2020
Melody lived in Newark, NJ for a time and graduated Barringer High School in 1972. I dated Melody for a few months in 1971 and for reasons I have never been able to reconcile, I broke off with her. It was something I always regretted and in 2012, I sent her a couple of notes through and offered her my sincerest apologies. I assume she read my notes but never forgave me~ Fate took us in different directions but I will always remember Melody with love. She was a beautiful young lady and a beautiful human being. May she rest in peace..