Retonga Smith

Retonga "Tommie" Smith, 71, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. Graduate of Riverside High and also received her certification in food service at Chattanooga State. She was a member of Pierce Avenue Baptist Church. She recently retired on Feb. 28, 2014. She was previously employed as a teachers aide at Joseph E. Smith; Housekeeping at Campbells Clinic; Yesterday Restaurant; Notre Dame and St. Jude; and Head Start at Cedar Hill. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruthie McPherson; father, Eddie Marshall; sisters, LaLonnie Wanda Faye Baker, Hiawatha Scott; brother, Timothy McPherson; aunt, Mary Channell. Survivors include the following, daughters, Jannie Smith and Dewaynia Thomas; grandsons, DeWayne Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Anderson Thomas and Javon Thomas; brothers, Sylvester Wright and Willie Applings; aunt, Delia Young; host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services will be held at noon on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Pierce Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Clark officiating. Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 68 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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