Alberta Smith 1938-2021

CAMPBELL — Alberta Pinkard Smith, 82, of 335 Jackson St., Campbell, departed this life 9:53 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Oasis Center for Rehabilitation & Healing, with her husband by her side.

She was born Dec. 16, 1938, in Tuskegee, Ala., the daughter of Lemmet and Victoria Cooper Pinkard, residing in the area for 68 years.

Alberta was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she was a Deaconess and served on the usher board, choir and kitchen committee. Her hobbies included gardening and cooking.

She married the love of her life, Cephus S. Smith, on Feb. 6, 1954.

Besides her husband of Campbell, she leaves to mourn one son, Al (Emma) Smith of Campbell; two brothers, the Rev. Leo (Dorothy) Pinkard of Shaker Heights and Nathaniel (Camille) Pinkard of Youngstown; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Jackson of Danville, Ill., Ms. Joyce White of Youngstown, Ms. Kim Pinkard of Columbus and Ms. Bertha Stewart of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Ms. Shardae’ Victoria Smith and Ms. Aaliyah Amari Smith, both of Campbell; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Mrs. Sallie Pinkard; two brothers, Lemmet Pinkard Jr. and Charlie Pinkard; and two sisters, Ms. Betty Browning and Ms. Christine Gray.

Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, with calling hours 11 a.m. to noon at the Shiloh Baptist Church. Masks are required and social distancing will be upheld.

Burial will take place at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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