Friday, June 10, 2016

Mary Beth Mikuliza Smith

Mary Beth Mikuliza Smith, age 57, of Winter Garden, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 7,  2016. She was born July 4, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved with her family to Florida in 1966. After graduating from the University of Florida, Mary worked as a first-grade teacher for 10 years. During this time, she married the love of her life, Grant Smith. She quit teaching first grade in 1993 when her first daughter, Marilyn, was born. Her second daughter, Melissa, was born two years later. There was nothing she loved more than being with her family. Mary had a strong faith in God and was very involved with her parish, Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Catholic community. She began teaching resource at Holy Family Catholic School in 2004. Her passion was teaching children, and her infectious smile and radiating positivity impacted each person who had the honor to meet her. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, as well as her sister, Ann Mikuliza, and brother, Michael Mikuliza. Taken from us too soon, she will be dearly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 8:30 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at


M Jones said...

I would like to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection, when Jesus will restore life to the dead(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

mighty mike said...

This is "Mighty Mike', My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless

Pamela Brodhead said...

Grant, Marilyn, Melissa, (Siblings) Ann & Michael,Family, and to the multitude of friends that were like families to her,
we would like to extend our sincere condolences. Mary Beth was such a gentle soul with a big heart and beautiful smile who touched the lives of all people she came into contact with. As a devoted wife, mother, teacher and friend, all the communities
(family, school, church, band friends, beach groups) that she was involved with, each & everyone of us feel a special loss, and a void forever more now that she has been called home, to her place of eternal rest. RIP MaryBeth, for heaven has gained a special angel. With Sorrow you left so soon, and Love for the friendship that we had, you will be missed. Pamela & Ken Brodhead

K. Hope said...

Grant, Marilyn, Melissa, and family, We're deeply saddened to hear about May's passing. May God grant you strength and comfort as you reflect on the hope he's given us. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come a resurrection of life." John 5:28,29 and 11:24. Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time.

Rebecca Goble said...

I am sorry for your family's loss. May the God of all comfort be with your family and friends during this difficult time. At 1 Corinthians 15:26 the Bible promises that very soon death will be bought to nothing. Then we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones here on a renewed paradise earth. (John5:28,29; Psalms 37:10,11,&29)

Phazeurite said...

It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, The thought of never again be able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your love one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your love one is up in heaven. The Bible, However, holds out a much different hope it states at Job 14:14,15 that the God of all comfort Jehovah yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth. I hope tis thought brings you some comfort.