Obituaries

Vincent Mielnicki
B: 1958-10-28
D: 2021-06-13
View Details
Mielnicki, Vincent
Lela Louis
B: 1952-07-27
D: 2021-06-09
View Details
Louis, Lela
Barbara Surles
D: 2021-06-06
View Details
Surles, Barbara
Edward Williams
B: 1965-05-11
D: 2021-06-01
View Details
Williams, Edward
Gussie Burton
B: 1937-09-08
D: 2021-05-31
View Details
Burton, Gussie
Inez Smith
B: 1940-10-10
D: 2021-05-30
View Details
Smith, Inez
Barbara Neukirk
B: 1957-07-22
D: 2021-05-29
View Details
Neukirk, Barbara
Tyreece Johnson
B: 2002-10-26
D: 2021-05-25
View Details
Johnson, Tyreece
Mother Frances Roman
B: 1918-08-10
D: 2021-05-21
View Details
Roman, Mother Frances
Christopher Brock
B: 1998-11-22
D: 2021-05-20
View Details
Brock, Christopher
Senetha Battle
B: 1958-11-21
D: 2021-05-16
View Details
Battle, Senetha
Phennie Edwards
B: 1941-08-23
D: 2021-05-13
View Details
Edwards, Phennie
Angelica Green
B: 1979-05-28
D: 2021-05-13
View Details
Green, Angelica
Leonard Pinckney
B: 1955-10-23
D: 2021-05-12
View Details
Pinckney, Leonard
Johnnie Thomas
B: 1962-08-29
D: 2021-05-11
View Details
Thomas, Johnnie
Darwin Perry
B: 1969-09-13
D: 2021-05-10
View Details
Perry, Darwin
Milton Harris
B: 1937-11-30
D: 2021-05-10
View Details
Harris, Milton
John Thomas
B: 1928-01-24
D: 2021-05-09
View Details
Thomas, John
Willie Brown
B: 1950-12-18
D: 2021-05-08
View Details
Brown, Willie
Deacon Climet Waller
B: 1945-11-22
D: 2021-05-07
View Details
Waller, Deacon Climet
Curtis Brown
B: 1956-02-13
D: 2021-05-02
View Details
Brown, Curtis

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
109 West Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 436-7730
Fax: (585) 436-6778
Inez Smith

Inez Smith

Thursday, October 10th, 1940 - Sunday, May 30th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Inez Smith, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Inez Smith

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Inez's Tribute Fund


  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Inez's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Inez M. Smith was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on October 10, 1940, to the late David Shotwell and Rosie Lee Kline. Inez relocated from Greenwood, Mississippi to Gary, Indiana in 1943, where she later graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1959.

After graduating high school, she worked at Westville Mental Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana. Inez later met her beloved husband, Julius M. Smith, in 1966, and they relocated to Rochester, New York. Here, Inez worked at Rochester General Hospital, where she initially received six weeks of phlebotomy training. She then went on to work for ACM Labs and Anthony Jordan Health Center as a highly experienced phlebotomist
and trainer for over 28 years. She retired from the health center, and the rest was history.

Over the years, her coworkers knew her as Inez, her family and close friends called her “Nanny” and her childhood friends called her “Goat”. One of the many things Inez used to love to do for years, was play Bid Whist for hours with some of her long-time friends, A. J. and Juanita. She also enjoyed traveling and always loved going to casinos where she was very lucky.

Cooking for her family always brought her great joy. Not only did she love chicken, but she could cook some of the best fried chicken ever. A cold can of Pepsi was her all-time favorite drink, and it would always brighten up her day when someone brought her a cold can of Pepsi. Seeing the family get together and create memories was her passion. Sitting around talking about family members and going down memory lane was a way that she kept us all connected to our past generations. We are all so thankful that God allowed her one last opportunity to be celebrated by her son and so many of her family members and friends the week before she departed this life.

She departed this life peacefully in her Rochester, New York home, surrounded by loving family on May 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, David Shotwell; stepfather, Edward (Jimmy) Kline; mother, Rosie Lee Kline; her devoted husband, Julius M. Smith; daughter, Theresa M. Washington; sister, Ida Ree Hicks; and her brothers, Abram Harris and Edward Kline; eleven aunts and uncles. She leaves to
cherish her memory one son, Kenneth W. Griggs; six grandsons: Keyon and Ricky Washington, Mickey Ray, Kenneth, Tyrek, and Finest Boyd; fifteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one aunt, Frances (Otha) Denham of Gary, Indiana, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a special friend for over 30 years, Lynette (Poo-Poo) Vasquez.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Inez Smith, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Memorial Program

We have provided a digital copy (PDF) of the Memorial Program that we supply at the time of the service. To Download this file please click the filename below. Inez Smith - Memorial Program

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 7th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, June 7th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First Geneses Baptist Church
    Address
    292 Hudson Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, June 7th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, June 7th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    First Geneses Baptist Church
    Address
    292 Hudson Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    2650 Lake Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY 14612
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Inez here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Inez Smith by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each