Ada Mae Smith was born on February 21, 1930, in Newark, New Jersey. She transitioned to eternity with her Lord on July 5, 2018, at age 88.
Ada graduated from Clifford J. Scott High School in East Orange, New Jersey. She went on to enjoy a longtime career in assembly with Lockheed Martin.
Among many hobbies, Ada enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, and spending quality time with her family. Affectionately regarded as "Gran" and "Great-Gran", Ada was a member of One Family Fellowship Church under the leadership of Pastor David Deon Roberson.
A beautiful soul with a sense of humor, Ada was nurturing, loyal, dedicated, hard-working, and phenomenal. She never met a stranger and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ada was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lela Ford and Bishop Mitchell; brother, Ernest Mitchell; daughters, Vicki Sorey and Gwendolyn Blount; and granddaughter, Geneva Morris. Those left to cherish precious memories include her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Bill Fields; son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Sherry Sorey; granddaughter and her husband with whom she resided for the last 16 years, Nicole and Steve Brown; granddaughter and her husband, Elonda and Kenny Rich; granddaughter, Vickie Anderson; grandson,
James "Matthew" Smith; grandson, Robert Smith; grandson and his wife, Willie and Shannon Blount; grandson, William Fields; grandson, Travail Sorey; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.