Salome "Sally" Josephine Decker "Smith," age 75, of Sarasota, FL, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. Born September 5, 1946, East Rutherford, New Jersey, to parents of Floyd Decker and Elizabeth Hineland.
Sally is survived by her three children (Heather Smith of Houston, Texas, Kelli Ruiz of Sarasota, FL, and Paula Smith of Orlando, FL) and Lori, predeceased; fourteen grandchildren, and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.
A wise woman once gave advice on the following golden rules:
Be kind unto others as you would like them to show toward you.
Help those in need.
Love is not Color-Blind; It's Colorful; you can't help whom you love; love is love.
Always say "I love you" to your children and significant other because tomorrow is never promised.
When your child needs help and guidance, give it.
Don't depend on anyone; work harder.
If you want to be strong, learn how to fight alone.
Honesty is the best policy.
Be the best version of yourself.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin'. Lovin might be a mistake, but it's worth makin'. -Lee Ann Womack-
***ln Loving Memory of Mom***