Born in Malden on March 1, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Tom Ward and Martha Harris Ward. She was married to Kenneth Smith, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Rashad Smith of Malden and Travis Smith of Malden; two daughters, Felicia Ward of North Little Rock Ark., and Wanda Smith of Malden; two brothers, Leroy Young of Kokomo, Ind., and Otis McKelly, one sister, Luvenia Sanders of Chicago and four grandchildren, TaShadre Smith, Tahjai Smith, Kingstin Smith and Tristin Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Ward and one sister, Searcy Lee.
Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. today, Wednesday, October 10, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services will follow immediately in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gene Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery at Malden. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.