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Graycell K Smith

April 25, 2023

Graycell Smith Obituary

Graycell Lucretia King Smith was born on December 24, 1941, in Live Oak, FL, to the late Howard and Lena Mae King.

Graycell made peace with God early in age and was a proud member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.  She served in the gospel choir, Baptist Training Union and Director of the Youth Program.

She was member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star and Grand Court Order of Calanthe.

Graycell Smith was educated in the Hillsborough County School System, graduating from Marshall High School in 1960.  She continued her education at Gibbs Junior College in St. Petersburg, FL and later graduated from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.

During this time in her life, she met and later married Jerry Smith, Jr., with the two producing and raising four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lena Mae King, and three sisters: Delores Gaddy, Shirley Kelly and Lillian Gordon.

The family appreciates all kind gestures during this time of bereavement.

Please see below for service information.  Requesting that facemasks be worn at all services.  Please direct any flowers, acknowledgements or resolutions to Charlow Funeral Home.


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Public Viewing
May 5, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Charlow Funeral Home
1010 E Laura St
Plant City, FL 33563

Funeral Service
May 6, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
108 S. Warnell Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Interment following funeral service
May 6, 2023

Garden of Peace Cemetery
102 East Spencer Street
Plant City, FL 33563

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Requesting that facemasks be worn at all services.

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