TIME TO BE BORN
Donald Smith, was the son of Robert Clarke and Geneva Smith who was born on April 20, 1951 in Laurel, Maryland. He was born in Freedmen’s Hospital, which is now Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.. Donald had eleven lovely sisters and five brothers and he was the youngest among his brothers. He was preceded in death by ten of his sisters and four of his brothers.
A TIME TO LEARN
Donald was educated in the Prince George’s Public School system.
A TIME TO SERVICE
He was employed with the Maryland State Roads Commission and later he also worked for the Prince George’s Public School system. At a young age he attended Queen’s Chapel United Methodist Church with his family.
Donald’s favorite hobby was fishing, which he enjoyed immensely and would travel to different areas in Maryland accompanied by some of his good friends and family members: Catfish, Howdy Ducky, Vernon and Earl. He also loved R&B music, such as the Dells and many more.
He also had a very close relationship with his brother-in-law Larry Castle Sr., spending numerous times together just talking and hanging out together. After the passing of his beloved sister Angelina, they established a routine of having Sunday morning breakfast together. The bond between them grew even more and served as great therapy for them both.
Donald was a great cook who took pride in preparing meals for his family and friends at cookouts or family dinners.
A TIME OF TRANSITION
Donald lived a very quiet and unassuming life and at the age of 71 years young, he very quietly transition on the morning of Saturday, June 4, 2022 to his heavenly home.
A TIME TO CELEBRATE
Donald (Bae Bae) leaves to cherish his memory, his one surviving devoted sister, Carolyn Smith, one brother Melvin Lee, one devoted nephew, Aaron, three sisters-in-law, Joan Clark, Angela Smith and Juanita Smith one brother-in-law Larry Castle and a host of nieces, nephews and many other family members and friends.
“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”
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