Essie D. Smith

  • Born: November 16, 1932
  • Died: September 9, 2013
  • Location: Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Essie D. (Brown) Smith, 80, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, September 9. Daughter of the late Benjamin Brown and Navay Dawkins, she was born in Edgefield, SC and educated in Washington, DC schools. She was a resident of Mattapan for 30 years before moving to Stoughton 27 years ago. Essie was a solderer for Raytheon in Waltham for many years before retiring at age 65. She enjoyed taking cruises, trips to Foxwoods, shopping and ice cream. She was a member of the High Lighters bowling team in Boston for many years.

Essie is survived by her children, Beverly Smith of Boston, Raymond Smith, Jr. and his wife Deborah Jackman-Smith of Dorchester, Johnnie Smith of Brockton, Vivian Smith-Davis and her husband Keith Davis of Hyde Park and Theresa Smith Tracey of Dorchester. She was the sister of Grace Dawkins and Ruth Dawkins both of Roxbury and the late Mary Dawkins and Gus Dawkins. She is also survived by her former husband, Raymond Smith, Sr. of Mattapan, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren St., Roxbury on Monday, September 16 at 11 AM. Visitation prior from 10-11 AM. Interment will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your families loss. My prayers are with the whole family! she was a great woman and always had us in laugh! Love u Tash and if you ever need me I'm always here....

Posted by Teefee Pereira    September 12, 2013

There is no one special memory to me about my grandma they are all special from 515 Norfork St to Stoughton, she is the best grandmother any child could ever ask for. I Spent ever weekend with you as a kid and there is nothing I wouldn't give for one more. I Love And Miss You So Much...R.I.P

Posted by Natasha Smith-Norris    September 12, 2013

Never in my life would I have thought I would miss you so much like right now,I can't believe your gone and I still can't bring myself to believe your not with me/us I still find myself dialing your number waiting for you to answer, now it's just a recorded message telling everyone your gone and I still can't accept it myself. I Love You and Miss You so much I hope your proud of what I have become. Rest In Peace You was truly loved by all of use.

Posted by Natasha Smith    September 12, 2013

many years gone by....rest in peace Essie

Posted by Carl and Betty Pietro    September 12, 2013

Love you grandma!! Didn't get to spend much time with you but always gave me the best advice. Will always be in hearts.

Posted by Nycki & Raymond Alburu    September 12, 2013