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Demeatris Ann Smith

Jan 03, 2018




Demeatris Ann Smith, 58, of Fairfield, died Friday, December 29, 2017 in Mitchellville, Iowa.


Celebration of life services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Pastor Darryl Carr officiating. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Demeatris' family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.


Demeatris was born November 13, 1959 to Frances Jane Brown. She married Joseph Smith, Sr.


She is survived by her children: Quinn Brown of Chicago, Ill.; and Aliva Godard (Damien Lewis), Darnetta Godard (Curtis Barry) and Joseph, Jr. (Jackie) Smith, all of Fairfield, Iowa; 13 grandchildren: Briana, Baarie, Jaiden, Daeonna, Dajanae, Andrea, Danesia, Desire, Damien, Khaliq, Zariah, Kaylee and Xzayvian; partner, Jerome Woods of Iowa City, Iowa; nieces: Antoinetta, Katarina, Mariah, Daniella and Jalisa and many other nieces and nephews; brother, Orbie (Melissa) Brown of Washington, Iowa; sister, Aliva "Ruby" Diggs of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Eddie Whitley of Detroit, Mich.; brother, Bernard Penelton of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and brother, Lorenzo (Manika) Smith of Chicago, Ill.


She is preceded in death by her mother and her brother, James Earl

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