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Mauresia E. Smith-Hobbs

September 1, 1959 — February 27, 2024

Oklahoma City

On September 1, 1959, the world was graced with the presence of Mauresia E. Smith-Hobbs, born to Artlet Smith, Sr., and Deloris O’Bryant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mauresia's journey weaved through the vibrant landscapes of Long Beach, California and the heartland of Oklahoma City, enriching each place with her essence. She found her life's companion in Mitch E. Hobbs, and together they nurtured a family of three remarkable daughters.

Mauresia was an embodiment of beauty, both in spirit and in presence. Her life was a testament to devotion, love, and grace—a wife and mother whose warmth touched the hearts of all. Her genuine nature, her charitable soul, her sense of style & grace, and her inimitable sense of humor brought light to even the darkest moments. She was a fountain of wisdom and positivity to her loved ones, always offering a helping hand and a comforting embrace. Her passion for culinary arts was one of the many ways she expressed her love.

Her legacy is carried on through her beloved mother, Deloris O’Bryant; her partner and soulmate in life, Mitch Hobbs; her daughters, Najah Knight, Dr. Rashida Hobbs-Jones, and Naesha Parker; her sons-in-law, Craig Knight, Dr. Jerrel Jones, and Marcellus Parker; and her grandchildren, Rajah Baldwin, Nylah Smith, and Makenzie and Elijah Parker. Mauresia's spirit is also echoed in the lives of her siblings: Artlet LaRay Sr. & Deborah Smith, Joy, Tweety, Gala O’Bryant; Avis, Kim, Sheila, Cynthia, Carroll, Angela, Rodney, and Michael; along with a constellation of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and an expansive circle of friends who felt like family.

Preceded in her ascent to glory by her father, Artlet Smith Sr.; and her great-grandparents, Leo & Electra Johnson, and Aunt Ester, Mauresia leaves behind a trail of memories imprinted on the hearts of those who loved her.

We extend profound gratitude to the Creston Hills Church of Christ for their exceptional kindness and support during this time of remembrance and reflection. Mauresia's life was a beautiful journey that will continue to inspire and guide us, a beacon of her enduring love and the joy she spread so effortlessly.

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