Delana Smith passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023. DeLana was born in 1922 in Erie, PA. She moved to Florida over 60 years ago. She lived in Winter Haven and Fort Lauderdale before making her home in Lakeland.

She was predeceased by her parents Ross and Fannie Taft, her sister Beatrice T. Sieman, her first husband George E. Smith and her second husband Daniel W. Smith. She is survived by her daughter Lindley Miller, grandchildren Ryan Dyches, Morgan Gavalas and step grandchildren Erik Leschak and Brittany Smith and her great grandchildren all of Tampa.

She is an alumni of Allegheny College, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, the Rachel Circle of UMT and a member of Presbyterian Church in the Highlands. the family would like to thank the many friends and loving caregivers who helped Delana through life’s journey. Delana will be dearly missed.

Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, FL on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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