Harriett Elizabeth Smith, loved traveling, photography

Harriett Elizabeth Smith departed this life Friday, April 22, 2022. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Obie and Dorothy Myers. She was educated in the Catholic Faculty Technique in Philadelphia.

On transferring to Washington, D.C., Harriett became a secretary at Blue Cross Blue Shield. She labored her way up the Blue Cross Blue Shield company ladder. Harriett retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a company consultant, serving the D.C. Healthcare Society for 20 many years.

Immediately after retiring from Blue Cross Blue Defend, Harriett turned a expert photographer. Harriett studied at the New York College of Photography. Harriett and Alvin became photography business owners, and named their business Pictures of You. Harriett was the photographer and Alvin was the videographer for more than 20 many years. Harriett photographed lots of weddings Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs Japanese and Korean weddings and a lot of other specific gatherings in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New York City. She also photographed renowned Washington Redskins soccer players’ weddings. 

Harriett served as an usher at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Lanham, Md. Harriett also loved to vacation. Her loving partner took her with him everywhere you go he went. They traveled to England and Wales on a 17-day tour, the place she watched her spouse complete. She also accompanied her partner on a further 17-working day tour, this time to Europe with stops in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France.  While in Paris, France, Alvin dealt with her to a special champagne cruise down the Seine River on a riverboat, below the Eiffel Tower. She went on 13 cruises. She cruised the Mexican Rivera, a number of Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and several Caribbean Islands. Harriett was also a seamstress. Alvin became a tailor. Alvin built her 3 evening robes which she proudly wore to a lot of official occasions.

On Aug. 14, 1976, she was united in marriage to Alvin L. Smith. Harriett was affectionately recognized by her family members and good friends as a enjoyable-loving, sort-hearted particular person, and was beloved by all who knew her. Harriett had just one sister, Delores Simmons-Lancaster.

Harriett liked life with her husband Alvin, in retirement in the Independence community in Millsboro. They ended up the first family to obtain property at Independence. She loved producing many, quite a few new mates at Independence. She loved traveling with her close friends to Smith Island and the Dupont Gardens, and also appreciated actively playing table game titles with them. She was a member of the Females Wine Club. She specifically savored heading to Dover Downs and Harrington casinos. Harriett and Alvin grew to become nicely known in Lewes and Rehoboth Seaside when their images ended up displayed on billboards symbolizing Schell Brothers (residence builders), who developed their home in the Independence community. Harriett and Alvin are featured on the walls in the Schell Brothers Mug & Spoon espresso store close to the boardwalk in Rehoboth Seaside. Harriett and Alvin images ended up on many billboards on Coastal Freeway in Lewes and Rehoboth Seashore for numerous several years. They have been generally noticed on the huge screen inside the Videos at Halfway.

Harriett leaves to cherish her memory, her dearest appreciate, Alvin L. Smith 1 fantastic-nephew and -niece, Stacey and Nikki Myers 3 excellent-fantastic-nieces, Johnniesha Myers, Niykerrah Myers and Shahyrra Myers a person wonderful-wonderful-grand nephew, Jaayseon “Niko” Myers just one fantastic-niece, Glennette L. Myers a single terrific-excellent-niece, Adrianna and a single excellent-cousin, Obie Williams Jr. and his spouse Elizabeth Williams a host of cousins and a lot of, many close friends.

As her overall health commenced to fail, her loving spouse Alvin, family, and close friends rallied to guidance her by means of three everyday living-threatening surgeries. She was so appreciative and blessed.

A celebration of Harriett’s lifetime will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Very long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Expert services, 32013 Extended Neck Road, Millsboro, exactly where close friends and relatives might obtain after 12:30 p.m. Interment will be non-public.  

On the net condolences may be sent by traveling to melsonfuneralservices.com.