Dora Smith, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 6.
Smith was born April 28, 1933, in Sawyersville, Alabama. She became a Jehovah’s Witness in 1987.
Smith is preceded in death by her oldest grandson, Rodney Smith, and son-inlaw, George Simpson.
She is survived by her five grandchildren, Tanya (David), Tara (John), Tomara, Teresa, and Raymond; ten great-grandchildren, Ramique, Rahmel, C’Asia, Cierra, Miasia, Deon, Nydia, Dante, Tyree, and DeAndre; two greatgreat grandchildren, Niyla and Nyshiem; step-son, Maurice Smith; three sisters, Dorothy, Zarafshan, and Irene; brother, Abe; three sisters-inlaw; brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service was held at Jehovah Witnesses Rockaway Beach Unit, Arverne. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.