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Giovana Renata Thomas-Smith

05/12/1962 – 02/23/2023


Obituary For Giovana Renata Thomas-Smith

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please lift usher Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood and Family in prayer in the passing of Dr. Tania’s sister, Mrs. Giovana Thomas-Smith. Mrs. Giovana passed peacefully earlier this morning.

Final Arrangements for Mrs. Giovana Thomas-Smith:

Tuesday, March 7, 2023;
10AM to 2PM
Riverside – Stanetsky Memorial Chapels
7205 West Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33446

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:

If you would like, please send all cards to: Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood
911 Plattner Court
Annapolis, MD 21401

Giovana “Giove or Gio” Renata Thomas-Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S passed on February 23, 2023, at the University of Miami Hospital after a three-year battle with cancer.

Giovana Thomas-Smith was born on May 12, 1962, in Colon in the Republic of Panama. She was the second child born to the late Harold D. Thomas and Cecilia B. Ford. Giovana spent her early years growing up in Sabanitas with her parents and four sisters.

Giovana was preceded in death by her parents Cecilia B. Thomas and Harold D. Thomas.

She is survived by her husband Damone Smith, her children Christian and Sebastian Smith; her sisters: Tania Thomas-Presswood, Liza Ford, Idania Thomas, and Kristal Thomas; her brothers-in-law, Severio Ford, and Donald Presswood, her nephews, Sevi and Gianni Ford and niece, Brielle Presswood, and countless family members and friends.

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