Obituary of Delores Mae Smith
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Delores Mae Smith was born on May 28, 1937, in Summit, NJ to the late Andrew Sr. and Mary Satchel. On Sunday April 3, 2022, she was surrounded by her family and entered into eternal rest. Delores was the oldest of seven siblings and she was raised in Bridgeton, NJ where she graduated high school. After high school, she attended nursing school in Newark, NJ and became a Registered Nurse, specializing in neonatology. During that time, she met the love of her life, John Smith, while he was on leave from the military. They were married on June, 20, 1959. John and Delores moved to Bloomfield, NJ in 1964 and they raised their three daughters, Stephanie Alexis, Yvette Alicia and Dianna Tamar. One of the greatest joys in her life was the birth of her only granddaughter Marissa Chanelle Williams. Delores had a 40 year nursing career where she was affectionately known as "Speed." Her colleagues gave her that nickname because she was famous for zipping up and down the halls while caring for several premature infants, simultaneously. Delores loved to crochet and create beautiful afghans for her friends and family. When she retired, she had fun fulfilling the countless orders that will be cherished for a lifetime. Delores also enjoyed shopping, traveling, attending family events and she loved to cook. Delores was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith and sister Patricia Craddock. She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughters, Stephanie Brooks (Kevin), Yvette Williams (Barry) and Dianna Wells (Donald); siblings, Jerome Satchel, Andrew Satchel Jr., Olivia Williams, Elbert Satchel and Ernest Satchel; granddaughter, Marissa Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be 11AM, Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Saint James A.M.E. Church, 101 North New York Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey, where friends may call from 10AM. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.