CENTRALIA — Rhonda Smith, 58, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.
Rhonda was born September 3, 1963, in Muskogee, OK, the daughter of Udell Smith Sr. and Patsy (Briscoe) Smith.
Rhonda is survived by three sons: Brandon Smith of Centralia, DeAndre Williams and wife Nichelle of Centralia, and Jestin Taylor of Centralia; one daughter: Mia Williams of Centralia; four grandchildren: Kayan Pinner, Jazzlyne Pinner, DeAndre Williams, Jr. and Jayda Williams; one brother: Udell Smith, Jr. of Chicago, IL; two sisters: Sonya Smith of Lithonia, GA and Tiffany Hudson of Tulsa, OK; and many nieces and nephews.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents Udell Smith Sr. and Patsy Smith.
Rhonda was of the Baptist Faith. She worked for Murray Center for over 20 years. Rhonda was a talented seamstress and was inspired to be a fashion designer. Her family was her world. She was very supportive of her children in theatre events, art competitions, and hip-hop dance team. Her grandkids meant the world to her, being their biggest supporter. She was known for her craft making and selling as a vendor. Most of all, Rhonda was very talented, had a big heart for her family, and she cherished the time she spent with her family.
Funeral Services for Rhonda Smith will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Eternity Baptist Church in Centralia with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia.
Visiting hours will be held from 10 a.m. to the time of service at Eternity Baptist Church on Saturday morning. In memory of Rhonda, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street in Centralia, Illinois 62801 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Smith family.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for additional information. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com or the Funeral Home’s Facebook page.