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KARLA M. SMITH

September 1, 1963 May 6, 2019
KARLA M. SMITH
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Karla Maria Smith, age 55, died in her sleep at her home in Lothian,
Maryland on Monday, May 6, 2019. She was born on September 1, 1963 at
Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland to William Leroy Smith and
Jeraline Mary Smith. After attending grade schools in Shady Side and
Lothian, Maryland; Karla Smith graduated from Southern High School
(Harwood, Maryland) in 1981. Her employment career included clerical and
secretarial positions. She was employed by the Department of Justice for
12 years where she received awards. After retiring on disability, Karla
spent her days traveling with her church and assisting with her mother's
babysitting service. Her love towards children and others was apparent by
her showering them with kind words, compassion, gifts, and patience.

Her gentle spirit was a strong and steady reminder that the storms of life
will be easier to weather if you remain calm. Karla's number one passion in
life was praising and thanking God. She was baptized at the age of 14 in
1977 at the "Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of the Apostolic
Faith" in TB, Maryland under the late Bishop Simmons. Later she became a
member of the "First Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith" in Philadelphia, PA under Pastor Jennings. Up until her
death she was a member of the "United Church of Lord Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith", under Elder Collins in Easton Shore, Maryland. She loved
to travel across the country to attend church services, bringing her
treasured tambourine. Karla loved to sing and listen to gospel music. She
was a member of the choir wherever she was a church member. Outside of
worship, Karla busied herself with crocheting, knitting, and sewing. From
afghans, hats, to pot holders; family members and customers was satisfied
with her crafty projects. She took piano lessons at a young age, and was
taught to play piano by Mrs. Battle. Baking was another skill she
demonstrated with one of her favorite treats - the pound cake.

Karla Smith is survived by her parents; five brothers (Carlton Smith, Marvin
Smith, Lonnie Smith, Adrian Smith, and Verdell Smith); one sister (Sherry
Smith); and a half-brother (Tyrone Smith). She has five nephews (Tyler
Smith, Achai Price, Adrian Smith Jr., Asa Smith, and Andrew Smith). She has
eight nieces (Tiyesha Twiggs, Jessica Smith, Jasmine Smith, Jennifer Smith,
Sade Smith, Kennedy Smith, Adanna Smith, and Anaya Price). Georgio
Arevolo is her great-nephew. Karla is also survived by her maternal
grandmother, Clarice Clark; three uncles, James Alvin Clark (Cynthia),
Patrick Alan Clark (Maxine), and Ronald Clark. She is also survived by her
maternal aunt, Jane Clark. She is also survived by t hree sisters-in-law:
Shelia Smith, Jeannette Smith, and Marie Smith. Other survivors include
great aunts and cousins. Karla Smith never married. Having a lifelong
illness of epilepsy, she remained resilient in her faith. Her belief in God's
Ability to heal did not waiver. Karla was knowledgeable in realizing that
love was the best and wisest emotion to share. She will be greatly missed
by a host of family, church members, and friends; but we are grateful for
the time she was on this earth in our presence.

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Visitation

Monday

13

May

10:00 AM 5/13/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Monday

13

May

11:00 AM 5/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Monday

13

May

12:45 PM 5/13/2019 12:45:00 PM
Sewell Memorial Gardens

134 Tobacco Ridge Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Memorial Gardens
134 Tobacco Ridge Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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