Smith, Ernestine B.
CHESAPEAKE, VA-ERNESTINE B. SMITH, (Nene) 91, entered into Eternal Rest on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
She was born in Somerville, TN to the late James and Cecelia Henderson Bills on March 7, 1921. Ernestine retired after more than fifty years of employment in the Stamford, Connecticut area. She was a member of Bethel A. M. E. Church, Stamford prior to moving to Chesapeake, VA. Ernestine was preceded in death by her husband Dan A. Smith, several sisters, brothers and one grandson.
Left to honor her memory are her children Brenda S. Hopkins of Chesapeake and Marline S. Elliott (Larry) of Chester, VA; two sisters Erma B. Conley & Martha B. Walker (Robert) of Huntsville, AL. Ernestine treasured her Four Grandchildren Karen H. Gerald of Hanover, MD; Tanya H. Smallwood of Chesapeake; Edward Kelsey and Ryan Kelsey (Heidi) of Taffville, CT; eight great-grandchildren Daniel, Ian Jordon, Cameron and Maia Smallwood; Lauren and Alayna Gerald; Taylor and Ryana Kelsey.
A Funeral Service to Celebrate her Life will be held November 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Divine Baptist Church, 2917 Old Galberry Road, Chesapeake, with Rev. Dr. Tommy P. Smith Officiating. The family has entrusted Metropolitan Funeral Home Services, Portsmouth Blvd. to handle the final arrangements. Interment will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Condolences can be offered to the family at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com