Obituary of Tina Smithson
Tina Marie Smithson, age 63, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona surrounded by her friends and family. She was born May 5, 1960 in Riverside County, California where she was adopted by the late Ernest Albert King and Rita McDuff King and she had six siblings: Claudia Hernandez, Harold King, Oscar King, Erika Madrigal, Cesar King, and Maryann Bezates.
Tina was a beloved mother, sister, daughter, friend, and lifelong companion to Gary Lee Hager. In fact, one of her greatest joys in life was being a mother and she loved her children dearly. She is remembered with love by her three children: James Lee King, Jordon Wyatt Smithson, and Jessica Lynn Consentino, and her grandchildren.
In addition to being a devoted mother and grandmother, Tina had many hobbies and interests. She loved to cook and bake and was well known for her delicious meals and treats. Thrifting was another passion of hers as well as she was always on the lookout for hidden treasures, but most of all, Tina was a very talented seamstress and she always loved creating beautiful things for everyone in her life. Her kind heart, loving spirit, and infectious laughter touched the lives of so many and she will be deeply missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Although her passing is a great loss to us, we are beyond grateful for the time we had with her and the memories that we shared with her will be cherished forever.
“May you forever Rest In Peace, Mama, for this isn’t goodbye - it’s until we meet again!”To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tina Smithson, please visit Tribute Store