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M. Lillian Smith

October 30, 1926 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 95)


M. Lillian Smith

Born October 30, 1926 in Old Fort North Carolina

Died July 28, 2022 at home in Wailua


She had more than a lifetime of adventures to look back on.  

Born on an apple farm with 11 siblings.  Graduated and recruited at 16 to work for the FBI as a fingerprint technician in Washington D.C. Married a traveling Marine, was a Deputy Sheriff in Miami, lived for three years in Norway while her husband was at the Embassy there.  Moved over 30 times. While her husband, J.Q. Smith was opening six businesses after retirement; she was right there by his side, faithfully supporting his next adventure. 


Her life was quieter and simpler the last few years. Her love shone through to all of us even during the struggle of Alzheimers.  


She was one of a kind and was loved and admired for her consistent, faithful, loving, giving and gracious example to all of us.


Psalm 16:11 - You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  


Preceded in death: Her adoring husband, J.Q. Smith


Survived by:


Daughter: Sharon Gerald (Steve)  


Grandchildren: Tanya Temme (Thor)

                         Amy Frazier (Paul)

                         Jesse Gerald (Anahi)

                         Bryan Gerald


Great Grandchildren: Miles & Steele Frazier

                                   Tristan & Sienna Temme

                                   Dillon Davis

                                   Maya and Avalani Gerald


Sister: Lucille Parker


Private family burial @ Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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