Loria Ann Smith was the beloved daughter of the late Dorothy Kindard Williams (Smith) and Adrian Taylor. She was born on Monday, March 28, 1968 at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, VA. She was raised in Assawoman, VA and passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Tidal Health Nanticoke in Seaford, DE. Loria passed in the presence of her loving and caring family of a sudden but peaceful death. She was a Virginia native but lived in Seaford, DE with her youngest daughter. Loria was the mother of four beautiful children whom she loved dearly.

She obtained her education in the Accomack County Public schools and worked in the food industries throughout her life until some health issues interfered with her being able to work. She enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandchildren, and took pleasure in cooking for herself and neighbors that loved her cooking as much as they loved her. It was not just something she liked to do but she loved to cook big meals because it was more like a gift that she was blessed with. She also loved dancing and rapping to her favorite music artist, Da Baby. She liked her music with a “Lil BOP In It”. She also enjoyed reading in her free time.

Loria’s personality was like a ray of sunshine and everyone who knew her, knew that she was a very sweet, loving and gentle soul who cared about everyone. Her outgoing personality drew people to her. She enjoyed joking and playing around with those she had gotten to know over the years since moving to Delaware.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children: son, Joseph Devon Smith (Latasha) of Westover, MD and daughters: La’Tanya Raylynn Smith of Laurel, DE, Jennifer Maria Smith of Seaford, DE and Zy’Asia Monique Smith of Seaford, DE; eight grandchildren: Ajia, Addison, Makhia, Makhi, Ja’Darius, Harmony, Aarhyas, Aariyas, Smyka and Ja’Michael; two sisters: Vesta Smith of Seaford, DE, and Sharon Smith of Blades, DE; six brothers: Ernest Smith of Florida, Robert Williams of Virginia, Adrian William Taylor, Adrian Wynell Taylor, Duane Taylor and James Taylor; two favorite nieces Tymesha Hunt and LaWanda Corkell, both of Bridgeville, DE; great nieces and nephews who will continue to love and cherish her dearly.

Loria was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lula Wharton, mother Dorothy Williams, twin brothers: Marcus and Joe Richard Williams, III. She will be missed immensely by all her family, loved ones and everyone who were blessed to meet or get to know her personally.

She may be gone but memories of her will continue to live on through us all. .

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