Flossie H. SmithMay 29, 1929 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 88)
Flossie H. Smith, age 88, passed at Royal Oaks Retirement Center in Sun City, Arizona on November 1, 2017.
She was born in Princeton, West Virginia on May 29, 1929. She was the ninth of ten children born to the late Jacob A. Helsel, Jr. and Biddie A. (Kanode) Helsel.
Flossie worked for the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland for 23 years (1956-1979) as a secretary and personnel officer. She and her husband were charter members of the Glen Burnie Christian Church which is now Severn Christian Church. After retirement she moved to Sun City, Arizona and became a member of the Sun City Christian Church where she was very active. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries. She made and retained friends wherever she went.
She is survived by two children, Vincent Wright Sr. (JoAnne) and Annette Kelly (Larry) as well as grandchildren, Jennifer Kelly, Bradley Kelly (Renee), Vincent Wright Jr., Allison Wright and great-grandchildren, Noel Greeves, Chloe Kelly. Grandchild Eryn Wright preceded her in death. She also has many other wonderful nephews and nieces. She is also survived by one sister, Juanita H. Chapman (Sam) of Columbia, Maryland.
Visitation will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. at 1411 Annapolis Road in Odenton, Maryland 21113 on Friday, November 10, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to Annette Kelly at 6215 Sydney Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorials be made to the American Heart Association.
American Heart Association - Mid Atlantic Affiliate
4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen VA 23060