Edith Wellington Smith was born on June 2, 1936 to Daniel Felder, Sr. and Sadie Tyler Felder in Jersey City, New Jersey. Edith remained a life long resident graduating from Public School #22 and Ferris High School.
Edith departed this life on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Christ Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
A talented and stylish woman Edith was employed at Paul Monroe in Union City as the Head Seamstress for a number of years. She taught many friends the art of sewing, crocheting and knitting. Many family and friends were in awe of Edith’s talent. She even designed her own wedding gown. Edith was also a Mary Kay Representative where she reached the level of Golden Girl AND Superstar as she strived for the companies major perk, the Pink Cadillac.
She married Franklin Smith of Mullins, South Carolina and couple resided in her hometown.
From this loving union two children Timothy W. Smith and Leslie F. Smith were born. Edith was a devoted and loving mother.
Edith was concerned about the conditions of her neighborhood residents and became a member of the Communipaw Avenue Block Association. She was an active member of The First Baptist Church, where Reverend Frances Day serves as Pastor. Edith loved reading scripture in the Bible. It was her spirtual commitment that caused Edith to be concerned about people’s lives and to help and counsel many.
A gregarious and fun loving lady...Edith and friends in her building were often seen playing Phase 10 and Bingo ...a popular pastime.
Edith was well loved and respected by family, friends and community members, who will miss her...but we know to be absent from the body is to be present with our Lord.
Edith was predeceased by her husband, parents and 1 godson, Barron Wilson, Sr..
Surviving to cherish her precious memory are two loving children Timothy W. Smith, Leslie F. Smith; 3 siblings: 2 brothers - Daniel Felder Jr. , Leonard Felder, Sr.; 1 sister - Marie “Sugie” Felder; 1 sister-in-law - Elder DeBorah Felder; 5 grandchildren - Timothy Lamont Little, Timeka Latrice DeWitt, Kimberly Nicole DeWitt, Jeaneen Jasmine Smith, Jerard Lebarron Smith; 8 great-grand children - Chumeika Latrice Holder, Chu’Kayla Lecree Holder, Gary Leon, Kymberlee LouAine Merrett, Destiny Nicole Jackson, Adam Frederick Leon Jackson, Darius Daquan Jenkins, Joshua Tishawn Smith; 3 god-children - Frederick Mayner, Sandra Saida Ortiz, Paris Williams as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who clearly loved her.