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Brenda Ilene Smith


Brenda Ilene Smith (nee Cox), 67, of Lorain, died Friday, March 22, 2019 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. She was born December 31, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee and had been a Lorain resident for the past two years moving from Elyria.

Brenda started her career as the service desk supervisor for K-Mart, where she worked for 10 years. She then took a job as a Brazer at Invacare, where she worked 10 years until her retirement.

She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion. Brenda enjoyed walking, watching TV and movies, playing cards and she especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends socializing.

She is survived by her daughter, Shellie (Shane) Evans of Middlesboro, Kentucky; son, Timothy Smith of Middlesboro, Kentucky; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Cathy (Kevin) Cox-Hofecker of Vermilion and her sister-in-law, Connie Barth of Elyria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Nellie (nee Newman) Cox; brother, Harold Edward Cox; nephew, Dale Edward Cox; grandparents, Claude and Gertrude Newman and Emmitt W. Cox and Eva Cox Willard.

Private inurnment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be made at

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