Orene Danese Smith, age 60, of Atlanta, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. She is survived by her son, Donnie Smith of Atlanta; brothers, Malcolm Burney of Snellville and Loren Burney of Dahlonega; sister, Wanda McHann of Carthage, MS and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment to follow at Melwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Betty Jean and I send our thoughs and prayer to you. We know that you have suffer a great loss and our pray would be that God would Bless you during this time of sorrow. Eddie & Betty Jean

  2. I knew Danese when we were teenagers. I’m very sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you all as you go through this time of grief.

  3. Donnie & Uncle Donald,
    I truly sorry for your lost. From what I remember of her when I was young child she was a great person and she will be missed. My last memory of her is when she permed my hair.That is something that I will always remember. I called it the poodle doo. with lots of love,

  4. So sorry for your loss. Danese and my husband were in the same facility and I got to know her when they on the same hall. Always enjoyed talking with her. May God bless you in your time of sorrow.

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