Friday, May 01, 2020
May 02, 1942 - April 25, 2020
Mrs. Earline Smith was born May 2, 1942, in Terrell County, Georgia, to Mr. Earl Watson, Sr., and Mrs. Fannie Lou Green Watson.
On December 26, 1964, Earline was united in holy matrimony to Jimmie Lee Smith. Shortly thereafter, they relocated to Dunkirk, New York.
She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church for a number of years. She later moved her membership to The Friendship Baptist Church. She sang in the choir, was a member of the Deaconess board, and served on the kitchen committee. She served faithfully until her health fail.
After working 28 years at SUNY Fredonia University, she retired. She was an active member on the board of the Dunkirk Chapter of the NAACP.
Earline died Saturday morning, April 25, 2020, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. Preceding her in death was her mother and father; four brothers, Earl Jr., Willie B., Henderson, and Roosevelt Watson; and two sisters, Lorine Jordan and Floretta Watson.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Jimmie Lee Smith; two daughters, Teresa Knighton and Brenda Miller, both of Albany, GA; four grandchildren, John Knighton, III, and Nakita Knighton, both of Stockbridge, GA, Shanita Miller, and Kelton Miller; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Sarah Jackson, Annie Pearl Lewis, and Eva Watson, all of Albany, GA; one aunt, Willie Mae Davenport of Tifton, GA; two sisters-in-law, Martha Toomer and Johnnie Mae Stoke; one brother-in-law, Issac Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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