Mary Faye <I>Minnick</I> Smallwood

Mary Faye Minnick Smallwood

Birth
Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 31 Jan 2018 (aged 84)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 187044003 · View Source
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Mary Faye Minnick was born 2 Mar 1933 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Gid Hick Minnick and Comilla Leeann Finney-Minnick. She grew up and attended school in Pierce, Oklahoma where she played basketball. Her family moved to Checotah in 1950 where she met the love of her life, her husband, Clifton Charles Smallwood, Jr., they were married 31 Aug 1952 at Checotah, Oklahoma and they moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to start their life together. Faye made being a mother and wife her priority. She went to work for Dodson's Cafeteria at SW 59th and Pennsylvania in OKC. after her youngest child enrolled in school. She was a big fan of Thunder basketball and loved to embroidery until the last few years when her health started to decline.

Faye was preceded in death by her daughter, Glenda Jean Smallwood-Kelly. Grandson, Shawn Richard Strickland, both her parents, twin sister, Martha May Minnick, three brothers, Paul Gene Minnick, Alvie Henry Minnick, and Orvel Dalzo "Dale" Minnick.

Faye is survived by her husband, Charles, of 65 years. Daughter, Sharon Dian Smallwood-Slabaugh and husband Jerry of Dibble, Oklahoma. Son, Rodney Charles Smallwood and wife, Rhonda of Mustang, Oklahoma. Four grandsons: Chadwin Lowell & Eric Kelly of OKC, Tyler Slabaugh of Dibble, Bryce Smallwood of Mustang. Four great-grandchildren, sister, Evelyn, brothers Junior and Lon.

Children of Faye and Charles:

Glenda Jean Smallwood-Kelly born 28 May 1953 - 5 Apr 2016
Sharon Dian Smallwood-Slabaugh born 31 May 1956
Rodney Charles Smallwood born 19 Jun 1969

Faye passed at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the age of 84. Services will be Saturday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Resthaven.


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  • Created by: Marolyne
  • Added: 2 Feb 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 187044003
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Faye Minnick Smallwood (2 Mar 1933–31 Jan 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 187044003, citing Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Marolyne (contributor 47236907) .