Coralisa Smith (1960 - 2012)

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Corlisa Smith

Poughkeepsie - Corlisa "Lisa" Smith, 52, of Poughkeepsie affectionately known as "Mama Love" or "LeeLee" was born on May 21, 1960 to the late George W. and Rosalie Smith. She entered into eternal rest on Nov. 21, 2012.

Lisa attended Evander Childs H.S. in the Bronx where she was an avid cheerleader. There she met and fell in love with her high school sweetheart Desmond Moodie. They were joined in holy matrimony on July 7, 1987.

Lisa and Desmond moved to Poughkeepsie in 1987 to provide a better life for their family. She wore many hats during her employment in the Poughkeepsie School District. Lisa had a big heart and touched everyone that came in her presence, especially children.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband; Desmond Moodie, children; Marcus, Crystal, Caprice, Kharima, Kendra and Ed Yeno, and Matthew. Sisters; Angela Newman and Linda Smith, brothers; Richard and Edna Hargrove, and Ronald and Karen Smith. Grandchildren; Aminah, Malik, Diamond, and Stephen. a niece; April whom was considered her oldest daughter as well as a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, and friends.

Lisa was predeceased by a son, baby Desmond, 2 grandchildren; Malachi and Miracle.

Visitation is Wednesday, Nov.28, 2012, 10AM to 12PM at the Bethel Church of God in Christ 91 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie. A funeral service will follow at 12PM with Overseer/Pastor Lena White officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery Rt 9G, Hyde Park, NY. Arrangements under the direction of Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie 845-452-1840. To send an online condolence go to please visit

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, 2012
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