Ida T. Smith

Published 11:50 pm Friday, October 16, 2015

Ida T. Smith was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.

Ida was predeceased by her loving husband, Edward Junious “Goodbuddy” Smith Sr. Ida was also predeceased by two brothers, Richard Jr. and Linwood Nichols; three sisters, Ruth Nichols, Ella N. Ricks and Leona H. Nichols; and a granddaughter, LaSonia McSwain.

Ida was born in Southampton County to the late Richard N. and Mary Young Nichols on Jan. 15, 1934. She was a retired registered nurse.

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Ida leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Edward J. Smith Jr. of Portsmouth, the youngest (her baby) Andre’ L. Smith of Norfolk; five daughters – the baby girl is Hallice Waddell-Evans (John), of Virginia Beach, Yvonne Wiggins (Tony), of Chesapeake, Cassandra Smith, of Richmond, Faye D. Nichols and Belinda N. Everett, of Courtland; her treasured beloved sister, Pecola N. Councill, of Franklin, and a loving sister-in-law, Linda Smith, of Bridgeport, Conn.

Ida has 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The celebration of her life will be noon Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at New Rising Sun United Holiness Church, 1709 Wilson Road, Norfolk, by Elder Willie Respass. Viewing will be at Graves Funeral Home, Norfolk, on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 6 p.m.