Ruby L. Smith

Ruby L. Smith, of Dorchester, passed away on January 17, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Beloved  wife  of  the late Earl Smith.  Loving mother of Ellen Walker of Roslindale, Roland Smith and his wife Velma of Hyde Park, Margarite Smith of Watertown, Aben Smith of Louisiana, Mable Avinger-Smith and her husband James of South Carolina, Shirley Smith of Braintree, Raymond Smith and his wife Ester of Mattapan, Will Smith of Florida, Monalisa Smith-Marshall  and her husband Lendele of Dorchester,  Brenda White and her husband Billy of Randolph, Robert Smith of Dorchester, Bertha Smith of Canton, Johnny Smith of Dorchester and the late Ronald Smith.  Cherished grandmother of 33 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 9 great, great-grandchildren.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ruby was a loving woman with a caring heart who not only raised 14 of her own children but helped care for all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was fondly   known  as  “ Mama” to everyone. In her earlier years Ruby enjoyed traveling with her husband Earl.  She enjoyed cooking, shopping and watching TV.  Most of all Ruby Loved her family who were truly the most important part of her life.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation Monday January 22 in Mount Olive Kingdom Builders Worship Center, 234 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, 10:00am- 11:00am.  Service will follow at 11:00am.  Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston.