Sunrise: February 4, 1955
Sunset: June 23, 2023
Blenda Smith was born on February 4, 1955 at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Delaware. She was called home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2023. Blenda was the eldest child of Oliver D. Smith, Sr., and Jean Rebecca Harmon Smith.
Blenda attended Laurel High School. She started her career working for Chase Manhattan Bank as a check processor. She later became a Residential Manager where she managed group homes for people with disabilities. Whatever the task, she always did it to the best of her ability and was often pursued to train others.
Mother Blenda Smith was a faithful and committed team member of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries, Inc., for the past 15 years. She was an ordained Evangelist, and in 2016, she was elevated to the office of an Elder. She served on the Mother’s Counsel pastoral committee as well as part of the Ministry Leadership Team, she was a mighty prayer intercessor and watchmen for the leaders and members alike. She has been a great supporter of All Walks of Life and the vision of the ministry.
Family was important to Blenda. She never missed any occasion to interact with family. Simply put, she loved her family. She could be heard inviting family members to church and would often share her love of the Lord with them. She was strong, funny and witty, always responding with a quick comeback that would take you by surprise. She loved to travel, taking long drives in the countryside, going fishing, and watching Law & Order, which are just a few of her favorite pastimes. She lived a full life and had an appreciation for all genres of music, proven by her vast collection of music CDs. She also had an undeniable love for her son, Milton Jr. Blenda would often refer to him as her “one and only.”
Blenda’s memory will be lovingly cherished by her family: her only son, Milton J. Horsey, Jr. (Toni); six grandchildren, Diamond Hoskins, Kia Hoskins, Myles Horsey, Aaliyah Horsey, Alonna Horsey, Makai Horsey; great grandchildren, Lailaini Hoskins and Giovanni Hoskins; godson, Faizon Sampson; siblings, Oliver D. Smith, Kim N. Smith, Darly G. Smith, Felita (William) Sampson, Sonia Smith Sampson, Carol Duffy, Anita (Alfred) Mitchell, Richard (Sylvia) Duffy, Keith (Rhonda) Mills; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
The days will be sad and lonely, now that you have gone away; but God knew best when he took you home to stay. You fought the good fight, your work has been finished and the battle has been won. So rest from your labor and hear Him say, “Well done.”