Reba Joyce Smitherman

Born: Wed., Apr. 4, 1956
Died: Sun., Sep. 19, 2021


Visitation

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 25, 2021
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel


Interment following funeral service

Sun., Sep. 26, 2021
Location: Lincoln Hill Cemetery


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Sep. 26, 2021
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel


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It is with heartfelt sympathy, we announce the passing of Ms. Reba Joyce Smitherman of Gadsden, Alabama, who transitioned on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the age of 65.  We ask that you please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Reba Joyce Smitherman was born April 4, 1956, in Shelby County, Alabama to the late Charles and Mary Smitherman.

She made her confession to Christ at an early age. She was a member of Damascus Baptist Church, where she served faithfully during her membership.

Reba was employed for almost 30 years at Holy Name of Jesus/Riverview Regional Medical Center where she was a receiving clerk. She also enjoyed working at London Bridge Daycare for several years before becoming disabled. She really enjoyed cooking and assisting elderly community members. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Smitherman; siblings, Carrie 'Mick' Ragland and Bonita Bynum.

She leaves to cherish her memories four children, Royce (Tomasina) Smitherman, Bridgette Smitherman, Ava Lee, and Natasha Smitherman;  sisters, Debra Prier, Linda Luker, Stephanie (Louis ) Groce, Mary Britton, brother Efrem Smitherman: 15 grandchildren, Dominique (Sylvia),  Rauslyn, Brooklyn, Tamiah, Royce Griggs, Raekwon, Kiontae, Pearson, Ikaziel, Rajieara, Brashun, Dimitri, J'Montae and Martyona; 9 great-grandchildren soon to be ten; uncle, James (Maggie) Smitherman;  aunts, Lillie B. Smitherman and Patricia Barnes;  8 nieces, Tamala, Crystal, Karen, Tara, Vareesha, Area,  Whitley, and Kandice; 1 nephew, Courtney; special friends, Bettye Patterson, James Pierce, Jackie Terrell, Sarah Roden, and Darryl Luker, many cousins, friends, and others. 

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Brenda Williams
   Posted Wed September 22, 2021
I WAS VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF REBA'S PASSING. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH HER AND CARRIE BACK IN THE DAY. I ALSO WORKED WITH THEM AND LINDA AND EFREM AT RIVERVIEW(HNJH)HOSP. I ALSO KNEW THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. THEY WERE ALWAYS KIND PEOPLE TO ME. I SEND MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO HER CHILDREN ,SIBILINGS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. I PRAY THAT GOD GRANT YOU ALL PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING NOW AND IN THE DAYS AHEAD. I LUV U ALL AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

James M. Woodget
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
It saddens my heart to know that my dear friend is gone. I'm really going to miss you. She now has her Wings!

Meloney Thomas Ashford
   Posted Fri September 24, 2021
Royce and family, I am so very sorry to learn of the day passing of your mom. You all have my empathy, prayers and love. God bless each of you. 🙏

Teresa Davenport
   Posted Sun September 26, 2021
My condolences to the family, may God give you strength in time like these. God will take care of you through every day. Lean on him! 🙏

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