Leona Oteen Miller Smith, born on Jan. 13, 1945, made her transition to a new life on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and Robin Westmoreland, her friend and caregiver.
A longtime resident of Cleveland, she graduated from Bradley Central High School and furthered her education at Lee University.
Married to Charles Smith, also of Cleveland, for 47 years, they did everything together, including volunteer ministry at Hopewell Baptist Church. Also, for many years, she was a member at the North Cleveland Church of God Choir.
Serving as receptionist and switchboard operator at Bradley Memorial Hospital for over 30 years, she greeted everyone with a smile, either in person or via phone.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Otis C. Miller and Louise Bell Miller; and her sister, Martha Miller Turner.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Smith of Cleveland; and close family members: Don and Betty Smith, Edward and Judy Smith, Allen and Faye Smith, Carolyn Smith, twin brother, Otis C. Miller Jr. and his wife, Patricia, Kenneth and Elaine Miller, Don and Clariece Paulk and many nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Her Life will take place at Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at 6 p.m., following a reception of friends beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Officiating at the service will be the Rev. John Tudor, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, of Cohutta, Ga., and the Rev. Donald L. Paulk, pastor of Spirit and Truth Sanctuary, Decatur, Ga.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, P.O. Box 218, Cohutta, Ga. 30710
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Smith family guestbook at www.fikefh.com
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