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December 2019

Obituaries

Deirdra Morgan-Smith
"DeeDee"

June 10, 1963-December 4, 2019

Deirdra Morgan-Smith— wife, mother and friend of many who was affectionately known as “DeeDee”— passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Born on June 10, 1963, in Americus, Georgia, DeeDee was the youngest of ten children born to Mrs. Frances Robinson Morgan. She received her education in the Sumter County Public School System. She joined the family’s church, Piney Grove #3 Baptist Church and after her marriage to the late William Weston Smith, she joined the Church of God in Christ in Plains, Georgia. She went to work in several positions before finding her passion working as a home health nurse. She loved her work and was dedicated to caring for others. She worked diligently until her health started to fail. 

 

DeeDee loved to cook and often shared her meals with family and friends. A loving and caring person, she will be missed by all that knew her.

 

Left to cherish her memories are her three children: Ms. Kendra Morgan, Mr. Cornelius (Barbara) Morgan and Ms. Karese Smith; eight grandchildren: Tylek (Kiara) Cooper, Kaliyah Morgan, Geontavious Laster, Jayla Morgan, Marques Carrillo Morgan, Jasmin Morgan, Hailee Morgan and Kaliq Smith; three brothers: Mr. Jessie (Bettye) West, Mr. Virgil Morgan and Rev. Dr. Robert (Chandra) Morgan; four sisters: Ms. Ella Mae Morgan, Dr. Mary Nell (William) Brown, Ms. Sarah Pride and Mrs. Linda (Eddie) Smith; her loving god-children, Ms. LaShun White and Mr. Markel (Lateesha) Mitchell and a host of other relatives and friends survive.