Sheila Lett-Smith

Sheila Jane Lett-Smith (Lett)

Thursday, July 6th, 1939 - Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Sheila Lett Smith was born July 6, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to Mary Jane and Henry H. Lett. She graduated from Detroit Public Schools and received a Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Michigan State University.
Her marriage to Clarence H. Street ended in divorce. She later married Ed Smith and moved to Battle Creek.
Sheila worked with Battle Creek Public Schools as a secretary at Battle Creek Central High School, Paraprofessional Counselor at W.K. Junior High School, and as a teacher for 30 years at Urbandale Elementary School.
Mrs. Smith was actively involved in Urban League, Urban League Guild, NAACP, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Calhoun County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired Personnel. She was a long term member of Battle Creek Housing Commission in which capacity she was instrumental in helping people obtain housing. She was also a recipient of Koyo Corporation's invitation to visit schools and businesses in Japan.
Sheila was an active member of Mt. Zion A.M.E Church, serving as usher, missionary, Sunday School teacher and Neighborhood Food Pantry Coordinator.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Henry H. Lett Jr., and grandson, Roderic Steven Street. She is survived by her sister, Judith Lett McReynolds, children, Sheryl Jane Street of Battle Creek, Sonia Margaret (Bruce) Rapp of Xenia, Ohio and Steven Street of Grand Rapids. Also surviving are grandsons, Steven Street and Montel Street, and great-granddaughter, Meela Street.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Parkway Neighborhood Food Pantry.
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    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Mt. Zion A.M.E Church
    364 W. Van Buren Street
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Dr. Andrew T. Holtz Jr.


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Sonia Rapp

Posted at 03:29pm
Thank you Mama! Missing you so much already... 💕

Cheryl Scott

Posted at 09:55pm
In Sympathy and friendship
If only there were something that friends could say or do
some way they might express their thoughts and help to comfort you
And yet perhaps just knowing that there are those who care will help at least
in some small way to ease the loss you bear.
Sheila and judy have always treated me like family my heart goes out to judy
and the family at this time .
Cheryl Scott

Marianne (Wilkey) Girdley

Posted at 04:38pm
Mrs. Smith was my 5th Grade teacher at Urbandale. She taught a few of us Wilkey girls. Such a great teacher. Remember making a clay dish and after it was fired she called out "MoWo" laughing at the name. It was my dish. I had made my initials with an "o" instead of a dot. She called me MoWo every since that time. My mom was a noon hour supervisor and she could take the kids that were in trouble on the playground and Mrs. Smith would straighten them out. I seen Mrs. Smith about 6 months ago and she looked the same. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mom.


Posted at 08:44pm
I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time . For more Bible promises please visit .

Janie (Butler) Brown

Posted at 08:59pm
Sheryl, Sonja, and Steven sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a special lady. I recall days back to Second Baptist. Praying for your comfort and peace.

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