Funeral service for Mrs. Adele Flora Bishop Smith, 97 who passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida with Minister Marvin Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, FL.
Adele was preceded in death by her mother and father, Elizabeth and Samuel Bishop; two sons: Robert and David Smith, her husband, Marvin Smith, Sr.; brothers: Booker, James, Clarence and Tommy Bishop; sisters: Mattie, Gertrude, and Ann; grandson, Sergio Santana and a great grandson, Larry Franklin.
She is survived by her sons, Marvin Jr. (Beverly), Dallas (Linda) and Michael (Diane); by her brothers Samuel Jr., and Seaborn Douglas; her sister Janet Bishop. In addition she leaves numerous grandchildren, Tammy, Shawn, Garrard, Sheryl, Marvina, Vita, Dalvita, Trevor, Elizabeth, Dallas Jr., Dana, Walter David, Lee Michael and Brandon; the great grandchildren, Craig Aubrey, Travis, Shelby,
Marcus, Rion, Brooke, N’ysa, Jaylen, Kyren, Garrard, Jr., Amber, Kristina, Kameron, Jordan, Chase, Chance, Braulio Jr., Maya Blessing; two great great grandchildren, Emily and Leona, and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and many friends and family to mourn her passing.
Adele was born in Greene County Georgia on October 30, 1916 and was educated in a three room school house for blacks. She was the oldest of twelve children. Adele grew up on a small farm in Georgia, lived in Atlanta when she married and moved to Tampa approximately sixty-five years ago with her husband, Marvin Smith. She has been a Christian filled with the Holy Spirit for most her life and truly spoke readily of loving the Lord Jesus Christ. Daily she expressed her gratitude for God’s love and mercy.