Fay Audrey Smith, age 89, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, departed this life on Thursday, July 8,
2021. She was the beloved wife of Byron B. Smith, Sr. Born April 30, 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica,
Fay was the daughter of the late Violet Valentine and Headley Thompson. She migrated to the
United States in 1975 to build a life and secure a home for her five children. She worked for many
years as a Circulation Supervisor at Business Journals, Inc. in Norwalk, Connecticut retiring in
Fay was an amazing woman who enriched the lives of those she came in contact with. She
surrounded her family and friends with love, laughter, phenomenal meals and an infinite amount of
wisdom. She was a constant source of guidance and comfort to all who entered her home and
everyone affectionately called her “Mom”. She was not only a wonderful wife and mother, she
possessed a heart so loving and warm that all who knew her felt its light.
Fay’s love of plants and flowers kept her busy and gave her an immense amount of joy. She was
an avid reader who favored romance novels and created the word “fashionista” before anyone in
the family knew what that meant. From a young age, she always dressed her best and instilled in
her children the importance of taking pride in not only your appearance but in your character.
Fay was predeceased by her loving husband Byron B. Smith, Sr. and her twin brother Ralph
Thompson. Those left to cherish her memories are her devoted children Jacqueline A. Smith,
Wayne A. Smith (Barbara), Sharon A. Smith-Plata (Hugh), Byron B. Smith, Jr. (Jamie) and Stacey
A. Smith. Her wonderful grandchildren Stephen A. Smith, Tyler A. Smith, Lacy Sween-Ansari,
Sean M. Smith, Satchel J. Smith and Madison E. Smith. Her cherished great-grandchildren Alisia,
Alaina, Miah, Londyn, Saira and Hashim. Her loving sister Enid Miller (Ralph). A host of
treasured nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday, July 23rd from 11:00am-1:00pm at Raymond
Funeral Home, 5 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. Private interment to follow