Louise Washington Smiley

08/13/2019 2:56 PM |

Louise Washington Smiley of Greenport died Aug. 6. She was 81.

She was born Jan. 31, 1938, to Catherine and Isaac Washington in South Carolina.

Ms. Washington married her husband, Jimmie Lee Smiley II, in Escambia County, Ala.

For 42 years she worked as a teacher’s aid at North Fork Head Start in Southold. There she was the recipient of a Long Island Head Start outstanding service and dedication award.

Her hobbies included crocheting, puzzles, walking, going to Foxwoods Casino and visiting her best friends Pam Swann and Matilda Palmos.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1991; children Annette and Lynette Lyburd, Tina Smiley and Michael Lyburd, all in 1970. She is survived by sons Anthony Washington of Pat-ch-ogue, Jimmie Lee Smiley III of Mastic, Keith Smiley of Atlanta, Ga., Shawn Smiley of Greenport; daughters Sonia Smiley of Jacksonville, Fla., Tonia Smiley Wachtel of Greenport, Debra Windette of Silver Springs, Md. and Crystal Anderson of Greenport; siblings Mamie Fludd of Moncks Corner, S.C.; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitors will be received Friday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.

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