Annie Ruth Smith was born on September 11, 1959 to the late Annie Mae Banks and Benjamin Smith. Annie was fashionably known with her greeting to other “Good Morning, Good Morning how you’re doing this wonderful morning”. She loved to have her cocktails, playing cards, love to cook, listening to music and watching T.V.
Annie was preceded in death by parents: Annie Mae Banks and Benjamin Smith; brother, Rev. Paul Robinson Sr; sister-in-law, Songy Robinson; uncles, Rev. Albert Thomas, Rev. Boston L. Taylor, and James Johnson; and great-granddaughter, Tomani Gravette.
Annie leaves to cherish her fond memories children, Mario Mallard, Sr. (Anita) of Tampa, FL, Dietrick Sutherland (Shay) of Tallahassee, FL, Terrance Mingo of Tallahassee, FL, and Kateciea Smith, of Tampa, FL; brother, Roosevelt Baker (Ellie) of Havana, FL; sister, Sara Smith of Tampa, FL; aunt, Flossie Thomas and family of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; uncle, Ernest Brown (Patricia) of Jacksonville, FL, and grandchildren, Mario Mallard Jr, Tyrece Faison, Darious Faison all of Tampa, FL, Marshanna Mallard, Deyanna Sutherland, Dietrick Sutherland, Jr., Jayden Sutherland, Marcus Sutherland, Genesis Sutherland, Terriyonne Mingo, Harmony Mingo, Zy’Keria Mingo, Serene Mingo, Antwon Gravette Jr. and Kaleesa Smith, all of Tampa; great-grandchildren, Kyrie and Khori Richardson, Marlee and Mario Richardson, Mario Mallard, III, all of Tampa, FL; and a host of nieces, a nephew, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, extended family, “Port Tampa Crew”, Kimberly Taggart and family; The Allen Family, Special Crew: Cutlass Arms Crew, Shirley Armstrong, Ashley (Lashley), Angie Armstrong, Shirley Anderson, Delois Gainer, and family, the Smith Family of Gretna, FL, Ethel and Carl Marshall of Gretna, FL, Eloise Tinsley of Tampa, Fl, Zain, Mywan, a special thanks to the Orchid Cove Rehab Center of Palm Harbor, FL staff members, especially James McPhee.
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