Catherine Smith 1948-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Catherine “Kathy” Smith, born Jan. 30, 1948, passed away surrounded in the comfort of loved ones on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Kathy, who was a fierce lover of life, laughter, cooking, decorating, fashion and family, was preceded in death by her parents, Roosevelt and Mary Lou Pickens; siblings, William (Martha), John, Ethel and Theodore (Wanda); son, Antwan Pickens; and beloved niece, Danielle Pickens.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Smith; children, Anthony (Catrese) Pickens; Evelyn Burgess; Ali Muhammad Sr. and Bayan Muhammad; grandchildren, Jennifer R., Monique L., Chanaira B., Maryanne P., Latausha M., Ali M., Eratashia M., Kayan M., TeQuan M., Kellen M., Amon’Dre M., Keymon’Dre M., Jayan M. and JayQuan M.; 16 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Troy (Denise) McIntosh, Renee Johnson, Antoinette (Benjamin) Hodo, Charise King, Monique (Jeffrey) Schwehm, Bianca Smith and Bruce Smith; special and beloved nephew and nieces, Tameico, Sheena and Ralinda Pickens; a host of cousins in the Russell, Love, Toles, Cunningham / Freeman families; and an honorary daughter, Erica Williams.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

Social distancing will be upheld. Seating will be limited for immediate family and you will be required to wear a mask before entering the building.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. has been granted the honor to serve the family.

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