Mechelle was born in Chicago, IL. August 8, 1963, to the union of Rosean Smith and the late Woodrow Smith Sr.
Mechelle learned from an early age the importance of faith in God and the love of family. She attended God’s New Covenant Church in her early years. Mechelle reaffirmed her faith and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior in Rio Linda, California.
Mechelle attended Tilton Elementary School, Lawrence Upper Grade Center, and Rezin Orr High School. Mechelle met and married Ray Robinson (who preceded her in death) and to this union, three children were born. She moved to Sacramento, California where she met and married, Sam Ravenel and to this union two children were born.
She began her career path in the foodservice industry as a Food Service Worker at the Elverta Unified School District. Mechelle loved her coworkers and the families she serviced. She retired as the Food Service Manager after 20 years of dedicated service. Everyone who knew Mechelle loved her dearly.
Mechelle touched so many lives with her kind spirit. Her hilarious expressions and her ability to make you laugh until it literally hurt was trademark. You knew when she entered the room happiness and laughter would follow.
On Friday, January 8, 2021, God called Mechelle home freeing her of all of her pain and suffering. We rejoice in knowing that you are resting in the bosom of the Lord and those of us who know the Lord will see you again.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted husband, Sam Ravenel, four beautiful beloved daughters, Danisha Robinson, Tenisha Robinson, Nicole Robinson, and Sade Ravenel of Sacramento, California, one treasured son, Eli Ravenel of Sacramento, California, Nine adoring grandchildren, her cherished mother, Rosean Smith of Chicago, IL. Six Brothers, Woodrow Jr. (Connie) of Newport News, VA., Ronald, Chicago, IL. Jerome (Zettie) of Sioux Falls, SD., Tourance (Nina), Jeffery and Joel Smith of Chicago, IL. Four Sisters, Chez Colson-Thrash, Jacqueline, Rosalind Chastain of Sacramento CA., Katrina Coleman (Ernest) of Chicago, IL. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her father, Woodrow Smith Sr. and her brother Patrick Smith preceded her in death.
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