Sunrise: March 20, 1951– Sunset: February 20, 2023
Golde Gat Funeral Home
Lidabel Reed Smith was born on March 20, 1951, in Dallas to the mother of Dorothy Lee Thornton. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who left this world on Saturday February 18 th , 2023. As a child Lidabel grew up in east Dallas with seven brothers and sisters and attended school in the Dallas Independent School District. In her younger years Lidabel had a thriving dog grooming salon called “Canine Barbers” and loved flowers, so she started a floral business called “City Flowers”. Lidabel loved spending time in her garden and giving back to the elderly as she was natural caretaker. She also wasn’t just a mother to Matthew and Duriel she was a spiritual mother to all their friends. Lidabel had a strong Christian faith and wanted her son’s to only be successful in life sharing the light she left behind with them and the world. Lidabel leaves behind to cherish her memories: her two sons: Matthew Bell Jr. and his wife Cynthia Bell along with their children Devon, Markeith and Savannah), Duriel Markeith Bell and his son Amir Bell; her sisters Tempie Williams (W.T. Williams Jr.) and Marian Faye Robinson; brother Bobby Joe Thornton; with many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Remembrance Poem When you remember me, Please do not weep. My body may not be there. It has chosen to sleep. I’m not that far away. My soul lives on. Looking down, watching over You and everyone.
And when you feel sad And life seems so blue, Just remember. That my spirit has its arms around you. And on those special days, Times that you wish I could see, That cool breeze flowing past you… Well, that will be me, So don’t be sad. Have no fear. God has taken me under his wing, But I’ll always be near. I still watch you Every minute, everyday.
My love and soul are with you, And that’s where they will stay.
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