Smith Family Dedicates Portrait of Mary Ellen Smith

PARRISH – The family of Bishop Dabney T. Smith has donated a portrait of his late wife, Mary Ellen Smith, for Diocesan House at DaySpring Episcopal Center. …. The portrait, dedicated Thursday, April 30, 2015, will hang in the Bedell Conference Room, named after Deaconess Harriett Bedell.It was painted by New York painter David Lyttleton Smith, brother of Bishop Smith. David Smith, of Valley Stream, N.Y., is a portrait and landcape painter who has an M.F.A. in painting from Tulane University. At a ceremony, Canon to the Ordinary dedicated and blessed the portrait. He wrote: “we welcome and receive the gift of a portrait of Mary Ellen Smith, layperso…