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Lucille "June" Smith, a 12 year resident of GA, died peacefully in her sleep at 3:00am on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Douglasville Nursing Home.
June was born in 1925 to an Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, Ohio. With her older sister, Sister Marie Antonio, she attended St. Joseph Academy and went on to received a 2 year Business degree. She also had one brother Matthew, deceased.
June's first job was at Pepsi Co. in Cinti and after 2 years, she spent a 33 year career at Cincinnati Telephone and Telegraph Co. First, as a switch board operator and later as a Union Steward. June spent most of her younger years doing a lot of traveling and enjoying her family and many friends.
At the age of 44, June Smith married John T. Smith, a widower with three children in 1969. They retired in 1975 and moved to Longwood, Florida where they resided until his death. She was a devoted wife and together they were active members at Nativity Catholic Church in Longwood, Florida serving in many capacities. They very much enjoyed the beach, swimming, playing cards. They rarely missed watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune and not to forget, Wednesday Early Bird dinner and Happy Hour with their neighborhood senior group of 8, affectionately referred to by themselves, as the "Blue Hairs."
June was a generous person, she loved young children and always liked to be active. She volunteered as a "Pink Lady" at South Seminole Hospital and at the fishing license bureau in Sanford for 10 years. Even after that, she still took great delight to be around people and actively go anywhere, just to ride in a car. Any car would do, but her preference was always a Cadillac! In 2006, June moved to Georgia to live with family.
She is survived by her three stepchildren, Linda King of Cincinnati, William Smith and Margo Parker, both of Georgia. She has a daughter-in-law Wendy Smith and son-in-law Ray King. June also has 6 grandchildren, Samantha Perkins, Chuck Gerwe, John King and Deveon, Jake and Shaun Parker. Her great-grandchildren are Izzy, Lana, Ea, Rohan and Aemon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Dementia Society of America or Alzheimer's Association.
The Funeral Mass is at Nativity Catholic Church, Longwood, Florida at 10:00am on Monday, February 18. Arrangements are entrusted to Highland Funeral Home & Memory Gardens in Apopka, Florida where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.
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