Shanita Renella Ford Smith passed away peacefully Sunday, December 8, 2013. Shanita, affectionately known as "Beana" was born February 17, 1970 to Curtis Ford and Ira Gibson English. A resident of Lake City, Florida, she was educated in the public schools of Columbia County. Having been taught Christian values early in life, she was a faithful member of Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church. Hobbies included playing cards, fishing and photography. She also enjoyed wildlife, things of nature and country music. Preceding her in death: stepfather, Rufus English and brother, Ricky Mobley, Sr.
Left to cherish memories: mother, Ira English; father, Curtis Ford; sister, Edith English; brothers, Bruce Ford (Coretta), Gerald Ford, Rufus English, Jr. (Sandra), Gregory Henderson, Anthony Brown, Sr.; uncles, Amos Gibson, Jesse Gibson, Jr., Walter McCaskill; aunts, Mae Katherine George, Annie Berry; goddaughter, Yazmin Simmons, godsisters, Demetria Goshay, Latoya Clark; godbrother, Socorey Denson; special cousins, Artis Berry, Jr., Serinity McCaskill, Sharita McCaskill, Antonio Gibson; hosts of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Shanita "Beana" Smith will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 1580 NE Congress Avenue, Rev. Aaron Lewis, Sr., Pastor.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 at Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"