Antoinette Martin-Smalls, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 26.
Martin-Smalls was born on November 21, 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a Rockaway resident for the past 42 years while working as a caretaker.
Martin-Smalls was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie L. Owens-Martin.
She is survived by her husband, Guy Smalls; children, Larese Martin, Sharese Martin, Mitefa Kelly, Ryshon Martin, Syshon Martin, and Alayzia Evans; grandchildren, J’nya Griffin, Eternity Davis, Michaela Thompson and Jaiden Thompson; father, Milton Martin Sr.; siblings, Milton Martin Jr. (Janice), Roderick Martin, Cynthia Martin-Kelly (Walter), Maurice Martin (Renae) and Michelle Martin; aunts, Mary Martin-Champion and Millie Bonner; in-laws, Donald, Robert, Lenny, Michael Russell, Charlene, Darlene, Barbara and Hannah Smalls; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York.