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Cynthia Louise Smith (November 23, 1933 – September 13, 2018)

Cynthia Louise Smith (November 23, 1933 – September 13, 2018)

Date of Pre-Service Visitation: October 5, 2018
Time of Pre-Service Visitation: 10:00 AM – 11:00 aM
Location of Service: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 311 E. Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL  32765
Contact: (407) 365-5341

Service Date: October 5, 2018
Time of Service: 11:00 AM
Location of Service: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 311 E. Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL  32765
Contact: (407) 365-5341

Visitation Date: October 4, 2018
Time of Visitation: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location of Service: Golden’s Funeral Home, Inc., 210 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: (407) 740-6784

Flowers: Will be received on Thursday, October 4th between 12:00 Noon and 3:30 PM at Golden’s Funeral Home, Inc.

Obituary for Cynthia Louise Smith:

Matriarch; a woman who is head of her family, a powerful mother figure.

Proverbs 31 Woman

“She is worth far more than rubies.  She lacks nothing of value.  She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.  She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.  She is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.  She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  She watches over the affairs of her household and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Honor her for all that her hands have done.” (Verses 10:31).

Cynthia Louise Smith has embraced being a true Matriarchal Proverbs 31 woman.  She was born as Mary-Jane Tulloch.   We all knew her as “Mammie.”

Mammie was the 9th of 10 children born to James David Tulloch Sr. and Amanda Elizabeth Tulloch on November 23, 1933; in James Hill, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies.

As a teenager, Mammie enjoyed the seaside and admiring God’s creation.  It was a night of enjoying dancing and music that she met the lover of her life Albert “Gladstone” Smith (also known as “Papa”).  This led to 65 years of marriage, (until his death in March 2017).  This union produced 8 children: Tony (deceased), Albert Lloyd, Dawn, Pauline, Ronnie, Rosie, Diane, and Marlon.  The family tree continues to grow with 30+ grandchildren, and 20+ great-grands.  The numbers are unmeasurable, because with the additions to our blended families, Mammie embraced them all as her own.

She migrated to New York in 1964, and 3 years later was pregnant with child #7 (which I heard was the best child).  She completed her GED and completed courses at Kingsborough Community College.  She worked at Sheepshead Bay Nursing Home and provided 15 years of dedicated Nursing service.  An early retirement was a blessing in disguise, enabling her to be a full-time grand-mother and a blessing to many others.

Her favorite pastimes including: knitting/crochet, singing, writing poetry, and cooking.  Her passion was her love for people which was evident by her unconditional love.  Mammie, a woman of faith.  Member/Usher of Church of God of East Flatbush, Brooklyn.  Then becoming a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church after migrating to Oviedo, Florida in August of 2001.

Her Siblings that preceded her to Glory; Ethelyn Maude Tapper (Aunt Tettie), Elvera Luise Tulloch-Hall (Ma Vera) Ann Vida Tulloch (Aunt Vida), Olga Mary Tulloch-Brown (Aunt Olga), Florence Agatha Tulloch (Aunt Flor), Stanley Horatio Tulloch (Uncle Stanley), and Gilford George Tulloch (Uncle Teddy).  We continue to be blessed with her surviving siblings Lenore Blance Tulloch (Aunt Tit), and James David Tulloch (Uncle Colin), Simon Tulloch (Brother Sims).

There was no limit to her love, all here are true witnesses to this.   With all her children and grandchildren at her bedside, she gently slipped away.  In the words of Paul, we can say, she “fought a good fight, finished the course, and kept the faith.”  “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

I can hear Papa say to her, “May I have the next dance.”



  • Marcia Miller Posted September 23, 2018 5:49 pm

    Please accept our sincere condolences. I am so sorry that I will be out of town and wont be able to make it. I will always remember her witty sense of humor. Rest in peace ,my love until we meet again.

    • Diane Smith Posted September 28, 2018 4:31 pm

      Thank you very much for everything,The few times she spent at your tea parties definitely put a smile on her face and I truly appreciated that.

  • Thelma and Hortense Brathwaite Posted October 1, 2018 3:37 pm

    Please accept our Deepest Sympathies Diane to you and your Family. You spoke so well of your mum from the little you told us about her in the short time I have come to know you. God give you and your family strength, comfort and peace to get you through this. R.I.E.P. Cynthia Louise Smith. Thank you Diane you have a heart of Gold.

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