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Saturday, April 22, 2023
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Wendy Lorraine Harris Smith also known lovingly as Nana, 72, passed away peacefully early on Easter Morning, April 9, 2023 at her home in Delmar, Maryland with her loved ones by her side.
Wendy was born on Friday, October 13, 1950 to Daniel and Ruby Harris in Trenton, New Jersey. Her family moved to Cambridge, Maryland in the early 1950's and Wendy grew up there. She attended schools in Cambridge and then moved to Baltimore for a period of time. Wendy then moved back to Cambridge and began taking steps to becoming a Registered Nurse. Wendy would later graduate from Wor-Wic College as an RN. She began working at Dorchester General Hospital in 1974 and worked there under many titles such as Emergency Room Director and also as the Nursing Supervisor through the 90's. Wendy also worked for the Medical Examiners Office as well as serving as an EMT. She retired in 2018 due to health reasons but left more than a legacy with her co- workers and patients. Anyone who ever met Wendy never forgot her.
Wendy LOVED to travel and listen to live music. Music was absolutely a foundation of her soul. She was a hippy and quite proud of it. Wendy always tried to spread love and good vibes every single day of her life. She loved Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Phish and Umphrey’s McGee. Wendy had a huge network of friends from her days at shows. Wendy had been to more than 35 states following concerts and has seen more than 600 concerts in her lifetime. Wendy also was hip enough to follow good music from any source as she stayed current with ALL music from Jam Band to Metal to Hip Hop and R&B. She also loved all cooking shows and was an avid baker as well as seamstress. She loved to knit and made 100's of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls in the 1980's. Nana’s creativity resonates through her children all the way down to her great grandchildren. Nana was a huge Green Bay Packers fan.
Wendy is survived by her brothers Daniel Harris Jr, Chris Harris and sister Mary Harris; her sons, Samuel (Skip) Smith of Berlin MD and Troy Smith, whom she lived with in Delmar MD; daughters -in laws Mona Smith and Theresa Smith; special sons Don Horseman of Seaford DE and Andrew Todd of Cambridge MD; grandchildren Andy (Cody) Baker, Jerome Travers Jr, Adrianna Smith, Tara Smith and Chandler Smith; great grandchildren Jerome Travers III, Julianna Butler, Jakari Travers, Janelle Smith and Jordynn Jones and nieces Kiesa Harris and Amber Harris.
She is also survived by her best friend Jane Malaby Bailey whom she worked with for many years. Wendy and Jane traveled to many places together and even did a road trip to Las Vegas and back. Wendy was a fixture in the Bailey family and loved to go to the Poconos with the Baileys every summer.
Wendy is preceded in death by her parents Daniel Harris, Sr. and Ruby Wood Harris; her brother Timothy Harris and her daughter Jennifer Smith.
Wendy was a gentle soul who left an impact of love that will be sorely missed in this world. She lived life and loved deeply. She had no regrets on the life she lived.
A memorial service will be held for Wendy Smith on April 22, 2023, at the Renovate Church at 802 E East Street Delmar, Maryland. Services will begin at 12pm with a small repass at the conclusion of the service.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, 308 High St., Cambridge, MD 21613 to help defray funeral cost.