Patricia Smith, formerly Howard, of Benton Harbor passed away on April 19, 2020, after succumbing to injuries incurred in an accident. She was 73 years old.

Patricia was born in Benton Harbor in September of 1946 to Dupree and Hazel Howard, and was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School. She worked as a marketing and purchasing assistant at Whirlpool Corp., where she retired after 25 years. She always provided a loving and warm home for her family, especially her son and daughter.