Franklin, NJ: Neale Etta Smith(nee Melody), 97 years old, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Born to Delbert Emmons and Elizabeth Ann Melody in Lebanon Twp., PA, she has been a long time resident of Franklin, NJ.
Neale worked as an office cleaner for Dr. Shoemaker and Dr. Vermese and as the answering service and home cleaner for Dr. Vermese, she worked as a cleaner for Morley Shirt Factory in Franklin and was a laundress at Andover Nursing Home. Neale was a member of the Franklin Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, was a dedicated Mother and homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, reading and baking. She was best known as always having company at home and no one ever left hungry.
Neale is predeceased by her husband, Gilbert B. Smith(1992), her son, David Smith(2019) and 10 brothers and sisters and is the devoted mother of Wayne Smith of Franklin, NJ, William R. Smith of Franklin, NJ, Barbara Anne Smith-Talmadge and her husband, Harry of Milford, PA and Mildred Conklin and her husband, Edward of Franklin, NJ. Loving grandmother of Dearan, Dean, Darla, Bryan, Tania, James, Matthew, Chris and Eddie. Cherished by 13 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Private cremation services under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ. A Celebration of Neale’s Life to be scheduled for a later date.