Patricia Smallwood, who had been a singer in her youth, died Friday at Maryland General Hospital of liver disease. She was 57 and lived on McCulloh Street.
Services for Mrs. Smallwood were being held today at the Leroy Harris funeral establishment, 638 N. Gilmor St.
A native of Baltimore, the former Patricia Allen was a graduate of Douglass High School.
While in her teens, she was a soloist with a choir that sang gospel music on a weekly Sunday morning radio program. As a young woman, she sang in local nightclubs.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Smallwood; two daughters, Bernadette Scott and Marsha Wilkins; three sisters, Lydia Rivera, Beatrice Foote and Mabel Kelly; five brothers, William, Marshall, John, Harry and Paul Allen; and five grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.