Smith-McDonald, Leola A.

Smith-McDonald, Leola A. Aug 11, 1937 - Feb 19, 2016 Former owner of Leola's Record Shop on 56th and Ames. Preceded in death by parents Vannis L. Francis, Sr. and Lillian Carter; sons, Seth L. Smith, Thomas Smith; brothers, Vannis L. Francis, Jr., Thaddeus Francis. Survived by children, Victor L. Smith, Duane L. (Betty) Smith, Vanessa Smith (Kelvin Wilson); 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ron Jeffrey, Clifford Jeffrey, Vaughn Jeffrey, Mike Jacobs, John Thomas Jones; sisters, Francina and Francella Ware; host of other family and friends. VISITATION Monday, 6-8pm at Roeder Mortuary Ames Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, 11am at Morning Star Baptist Church, 2019 Burdette Street. ROEDER MORTUARY - Ames Chapel 4932 Ames Ave. 402-453-5600

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Condolences and prayers to the family. Leola was one of a kind and we did have some good laughs together. May you rest in peace Leola.

Peace and Blessings,

Carmen Turner


I have many great memories of Ms Leola from way back-when her record shop was near hilltop projects on 33rd over north-Ms Leola taught me the business of music, how records were made, distributed and sold-Leolas record shop is/was an institution in the neighborhood-thank you for blessing me with knowledge and teaching me/us the importance of community-I was introduced to Ms Leola by Mr James Boone, go head magazine and Preston Love.
Rest In Peace

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