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Joy Fisher Smith

April 2, 1940 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 81)


Joy Fisher Smith, 81, of Westminster, died Sunday, July 11, 2021, at her residence.  Born April 2, 1940 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Doris Blankner Fisher and Eugene Fisher.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Rev. Dr. Errol G. Smith. 

She retired after working 22 years for Howard County Public Schools.  She graduated from Towson State Teacher’s College and was an avid reader.  Joy enjoyed volunteering her time at Carroll Hospital and her grandchildren’s schools. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children Eric Gregg Smith and his wife Tina Marie of Pasadena; Scott Andrew Smith of Finksburg and Jennifer Joy Smith Stitely and husband Tim of Westminster; brother Earl Fisher and his wife Martha of Manchester; grandchildren Nicholas Kelly, Nicholas Stitely, Hannah Stitely, William Gambino, Hunter Smith and Gregg Gambino.  Also survived by dear friends David and Betsy Adelman and their children Abby and Ben; Barbara and Jerry Kahan and Barbara and Ron Barnes.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster with Kevin Clementson officiating.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to College of Education, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252 or The Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, Physician's Pavilion West, 6569, Charles St. Suite 200, Towson, MD 21204.

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July 14, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral and Cremation Services

July 14, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral and Cremation Services

Funeral Service
July 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
21 Carroll St.
Westminster, Maryland 21157

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