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“Pastor KZ and Connie, I have just learned of Mrs. Smith's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. It is no coincidence that I was thinking of her...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Bankston - Cincinnati, OH

“I've known mother Smith all of my life, in fact it because of her/smith family prayers that i am alive today. to know her was to know unconditional...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Aaron Darks - Cincinnati, OH

“I've known mother Smith all of my life, in fact it because of her/smith family prayers that i am alive today. to know her was to know unconditional...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Aaron Darks - Friend

“Grateful to have know and loved Sis Smith. She always loved and treated me and my sister Selena like her own. I know she rests in glorious peace...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jerome Jay Scott - Cincinnati

“Our condolences. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Zina West-Watkins - Cincinnati, OH

“Farewell to my friend and the most dedicated Leader of the Ministers Wives/First Ladies of Cincinnati's Churches. Thanks for your service. Empathy...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Forde - Cincinnati, OH

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this time. Ms. Rita was a wonderful woman of God and a dear friend to our late mother Mrs. A....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Dewberry King - DESOTO, TX

“Forever in our hearts. Condolences to Pastor Smith & Sister Connie. Heaven gained an Angel. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Morah Lynch - Cincinnati, OH

“PRECIOUS In the Sight of THE LORD IS The Death of HIS SAINTS , Psalm 116:15Interdenominational Ministers' Wives & Ministers' Widows Association...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia O Tooson - Cincinnati, OH

“One luv aunt Rita ❤❤❤❤❤ ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gloria Phillips - Family

“Our condolences to Pastor Smith and Our First Lady Connie Smith. We are grateful for the years of Granny Smith love, prayers, encouragement and...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Clarrissa Stinson - Cincinnati, OH

“Mrs. Smith was my next door neighbor on Lowry Avenue for 22 years. I have to say she was the best ever neighbor. She was also very good friends...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Ellen Lewis - Cincinnati, OH

“Reverend Smith, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Former Mayor of St. Bernard and friend from Avon Fields, John R. Estep. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: John Estep - St. Bernard, OH

“Sincere condolences to Pastor KZ , Lady Connie and entire family. How well I remember first meeting Sis Rita as we affectionately later called...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Gloria Diggs - Suffolk, VA

“KZ and Connie remember so well caring for Aurelia at Bridgeway. She was a spirited, independent, special lady that I have always remembered. May...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Vogelpohl - Acquaintance


Smith, Aurelia, loving mother of Rev. K.Z. Smith (Connie), pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church. Passed Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Age 91 years. Visitation Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45237. Funeral Service on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Corinthian Baptist Church . Burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at http://www.jcbattleandsonsfuneralhome.com