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On August 29, 2017, Willa "Wee Wee" Smith passed away at Aperion Care in Gary, IN at the age of 72. She was born on May 19, 1945 to the late Frank and Luella Johnson. She graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1963. She worked in several banking and clerical positions throughout her years, but retired from Trump Casino. She was a member at Word works Ministry. She is preceded in death by parents, twin daughter and five siblings. Willa is survived by one daughter Tamara (Desmond) Crews, Sr. 5 grandchildren Marquise (Keona) McMiller, I; Ariean Smith, Qiara Smith, Desmond Crews, Jr. and De'Jon Crews. One great grandson Marquise McMiller, II. Husband MacArthur Smith. 2 siblings Celestine (Vince) Edwards and Connie (Michelle) Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday September 16, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. both at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2017.
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September 17, 2017
To the family of Willa, who I 1st met as students at Douglass Elem. School & later graduated together with the Velt Class of '63. Her sense of humor & hilarious laughter will be remembered. Prayers to her loved ones as you prepare for her Homegoing.
Lenora Barnes
September 15, 2017
Willa's Family Members,

You have my heartfelt sympathy in the transition of your Beloved Willa. May your fond memories sustain you in the months to come.

'63 'Velt Classmate
Member of Christ Baptist Church

Your Sister in Christ,
Daisy Richmond Curtis
September 13, 2017
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious.

By Lamaretta Simmons
Yvonne Smith
September 13, 2017
Rest in paradise until we meet again in the Rapture. Thank you for the love and laughter you gave me. Thank you for making me your baby sister. Love you sis.

My prayers are with the family and church family that God grant us peace, comfort, strength and joyful memories.

Sleep on sweet one.
Debrah Smith Daniel
September 13, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the family.

May the God of all comfort bring you peace and strength during this most difficult time.

September 13, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories and the God of all comfort. (2 Cor. 1:2,3)
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