Sheila Smith

November 16, 1952 - December 14, 2016
Sheila Smith

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Sheila Ann Smith, age 64, passed away December 14, 2016 under the care of Gulfside Hospice.  She was born to Alfred and Ruth Smith on November 16, 1952 in Chicago, IL.  She came to Florida with her parents as a baby in 1954. 

Sheila was born was down syndrome, but she never let that slow her down.  She played and laughed like any child.  She especially loved to dance with her favorite dance partner, her father.  She was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and enjoyed country music.  She began attending the Parkland School in Pinellas Park when she was 7 years old and attended for many years.  She then attended the Open Door School in New Port Richey for over 20 years until her physical limitations prevented her from being able to go. 

Sheila is preceded in death by her beloved father, Alfred Smith, who passed away in November.  She is survived by her loving mother, Ruth Smith; her brothers, Thomas Smith (Jane) and Robert Smith; and her sister, Deborah Rostel (Pete). 

Visitation for Sheila will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 10am-11am.  A Funeral Service will be held the same day after the visitation.  Following the service, please join the family for a reception from 12-2pm.  All services to be held at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.  Sheila will be laid to rest with her father at Florida Naional Cemetery on Friday, December 23, at 10am. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Open Door School that Sheila loved to attend:

Open Door School

Address: 5837 Vermont Ave, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Phone: (727) 848-6789


Wednesday, December 21, 2016
11:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Friday, December 23, 2016
10:00 AM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740


Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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  • December 21, 2016
    Valerie Williams says:
    Sheila, you were such a delight to have at Open Door School. We have such happy memories of your time with us. You are now in the presence of our Lord, and in the comforting hands of your own father, Al. Peace always. Love, Your Open Door School Family