Bereavement and Homegoing

If you have recently lost a loved one, we want to extend our CARE and celebrate their life with you! Email any details you may have to Dr. Jesse L. Wood here ( Find out more about our Bereavement Ministry Here. Details regarding funeral procedures are here. Please submit information about your departed on the Bereavement Notification Form here. Shortly after this information has been received, it will appear on this page and you will be able to add your notes of love and more.

Rubenia Smith


Obituary For Rubenia Smith

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please keep Melvin “Mel” and Sophronia Smith and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of Mel’s oldest sister, Ms. Rubenia Smith of New Jersey. Final arrangements are pending at this time.

Peace and Blessings, Rev. Wood

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  • 12/29/2022

    A Dear Friend, whom I was not given the option personally to say “goodbye”, May God grant your “soul” into paradise. I will you my Friend. Ruby Woody

  • 12/22/2022

    Rubenia was a true gem. I’ve been her hairstylist and friend for over thirty years. May she Rest In Peace I love you, Rubenia. .

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