Margaret Elizabeth Smith (Margie) passed away on February 18, 2023 at the age of 75 at home, pain free, surrounded by her family.
Margie was born in 1947 and raised in the Flat Iron neighborhood of Philadelphia. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Smith, in April 1972 and built a beautiful home with her husband and son, Jerry, on Palmer street in Fishtown. Margie was a homemaker, she enjoyed cleaning, decorating, shopping and organizing. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family and hosting various bbq’s and parties. In 1990 at the age of 42, Margie suffered from a massive stroke which left her speech impaired, partially paralyzed and bedridden. Margie did not let this devastating diagnosis control her fate. She took her fate into her own hands and diligently partnered with physical, occupational and speech therapist to learn how to talk and walk again. Her family is awestruck by her unwavering love and strength. Margie was a spitfire, she never took no for an answer and wasn’t afraid to tell anyone her thoughts and feelings. Margie went on to spend the rest of her years doing what she loves the most; enjoying her family, spoiling her granddaughters, niece and nephew and in her later years, her great grandchildren. As time went on, Margie enjoyed spending time at home with Ken, watching their favorite old time shows on repeat: MASH, Murder She Wrote and Cheers (Just to name a few). Margie’s family is proud of the legacy that she created for her family and they will strive to make her proud with each passing day until they are all reunited again.
Margie is survived by her husband Kenneth Smith, Son Gerald (Jerry) Smith, Daughter-in-law Dawn Fisher, Sister Diane Sparks (Brian), Niece Shelby Sparks (Chelsea),Nephew Brian Sparks Jr, Brother George Waldron, Granddaughters Nicole Smith-Wambold (Jeff) and Kimberly Smith (Zach) and her Great Grandchildren Bella and LJ. Margie was Predeceased by her parents Margaret and George Waldron, sister Loraine Waldron and brother Joseph Pettit. At this time, interment will be private.
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