Margaret Stanley Smith daughter of the late John and Mamie Mortimer Stanley was born October 10, 1918 in Bucktown, MD and departed this life on October 1, 2008 at Dorchester General Hospital at the age of 89.\n \n Margaret attended school in Cordtown. She joined Airey's Church and later moved her membership to St. Luke United Methodist Church. Her favorite hymn was "The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow." She was a faithful member for many years and also the oldest member of St. Luke. Margaret loved her pastor and her church family and attended church until her health failed. She endured her sickness gracefully.\n \n Margaret married the late Russell Smith and was blessed with ten children, six sons, Leroy Smith (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Russell Smith, Jr. (Baltimore, MD), Wilmore & Linwood Smith (Trappe, Md), Narvel & Carvel Smith (both of Cambridge, MD); four daughters, Lorraine Smith Thompson, Mamie, Elaine and Francine Smith (all of Cambridge, Md)\n \n Margaret worked at various factories; her last place of employment was Old Fashion Foods.\n \n Margaret was known for her excellent cooking skills. She loved to shop, travel and spend time with family. She loved people young and old.\n \n In addition to her ten children, four daughters in-law, Josephine (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Stephanie (Baltimore, Md), Louvenia (Trappe, MD), Linda ( Trappe, MD), two sons in-law, Douglas and Andre (both of Cambridge, MD); two special daughters, Josephine Holland and Mary Thompson; two sisters, Valerie Holcombe and Juanita (Franklin) Webb, all of Baltimore, MD; 23 grandchildren, Victor, Gary, Tina and Angela Smith, Norris Scott, Zanita Curtis, Phyllis, Nineta and Denise Cooper, Edward Smith, Ernest Smith, Tangilla and Ronnell Thompson, Cardel Fosque, Linwood Marine, Taylor & Keyonia Smith, Ellene Smith, LaKia Seymore, Tomeka Smith, Dontray, Devonta and LaSheco Smith; 37 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; nieces, Sylvia Stanley, Carolyn Stanley Camper, Audrey Matthews, Tammy and Denise Holcombe, Yvonne Davis, Chanay Knight and Arlita Price; nephews, Carlton Stanley, Franklin Webb, Jr. and Gregory Holcombe; cousins and friends; two longtime friends, Ms. Jenny Banks and Mrs. Arizona Molock.\n \n In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings John (Grace) Stanley, Braxton, James, Linwood, Betty and Oneida Stanley.