LaToya Desha Smith

Latoya Desha Butler was born in September 3, 1986 to Phyllis Butler and Terry Butler, Sr. Latoya, spent her early years in Winter Park, Florida.

She would later reside in Eatonville and Pine Hills, Florida. As a teen, Latoya attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida. During the course of her life, she married Nicholas Smith, Sr., and was blessed with two children; Alyssa Smith and Nicholas Smith,Jr. Later in 2016, she welcomed twin boys: Aiden and Adam Russ, Jr., into the world with her then boyfriend; Adam Russ, Sr. Latoya was characterized by her no-nonsense and fiery spirit.

Indeed, the absence of Latoya will be deeply felt. Her vibrant spirit and tenacious nature made her a beloved, well-loved figure amongst her family and friends. Her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her. A life as impactful as hers leaves a lasting important imprint, a legacy of love, strength, and resilience that will not be forgotten.

Latoya now joins her beloved family members who preceded her in passing; her mother: Phyllis Butler, son: Aiden Russ, Maternal grandmother: Dorothy Murrary, Maternal grandfather: Joseph Riley, Sr.

Latoya’s cherished memories will be forever embedded in the hearts of those she leaves behind: Father: Terry Butler, Sr., Stepmother: Yolanda Butler, Children: Alyssa Smith, Nicholas Smith, Jr., and Adam Russ, Jr., paternal grandmother: Betty Smith, paternal grandfather: Robert Smith, Sister: Tanya Williams, brother-in-law: Adrian Williams, Sr., brother: Terry Butler, Jr., Niece: Taniya Williams, Nephews: Adrian Williams, Jr., and Amare Williams, great niece: Mareyliz Williams-Delgado Latoya also leaves behind: her cherished best friends: Talisa Gatlin, Brittany Ealy, and Sasha Pollard, special friends; Marsha Carr, her boyfriend: Travis Andrews, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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