On Saturday, July 25, 2020, our family and community lost a precious gem when Mrs. Delores Nesmith, fondly known as Deeda, of Tampa FL, left this earth to be with her heavenly Father. Mrs. Nesmith was born in Washington, DC and was a loving wife, a dedicated mother, a trusted friend and a pillar of the communities where she lived. Through her volunteerism, she enhanced the lives of many working with the community and several Organizations in the Newspaper Industry.
Deloresis survived by her devoted husband Mr. Alvin Nesmith. They have three children who were her pride and joy, Telana, Marcell (Celina) and Kenneth (Thareen); six grandchildren whom she greatly adored.
Her rich legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with, as well as those she reached and never met. Support the organizations Delores loved by sharing the kindness, loyalty, compassion and generosity she demonstrated for so many years by making a donation in her honor to the Pinellas County Chapter of the National Urban League www.pcul.org.
The family will be receiving guests to pay their respects and express condolences on August 6, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa, Florida (813-814-4444). Share your memories of Deeda at www.blountcurrywest.com. Funeral Services will be held on August 7, 2020 at 11:00am at Bible Based Fellowship Church, 4811 Ehrlich Road, Tampa, FL (813-264-4050) under Pastor Anthony C. White. As a result of the COVID-19 environment, guests will be limited, and the Church will live-stream the service at https://biblebasedmedia.thechurchonline.com.Those who will be attending any of the services will be required to wear a mask and engage in social distancing. Also, out of respect for everyone, if you are showing any signs of sickness, please do not join us, as the family will be having a Memorial Service in the future when it is safe to have a large gathering in celebration of Delores’ (Deeda) abundant life. Thank you.