B. Smith, a multi-talented TV personality known for her modeling, television, business and books passed away in 2020 after her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the owner of multiple restaurants called B. Smith with the first opening in 1986, on Eighth Avenue at 47th Street in New York City. Then, several years later, her restaurant moved around the corner to Restaurant Row on 46th Street. The décor and ambiance in her restaurants led to Smith starting her first home collection, which debuted at Bed Bath & Beyond in Spring 2001. The B. Smith with Style Home Collection is the first line from an African-American woman to be sold at a nationwide retailer and includes bedding, tabletop and bath products. She also launched a line of serveware in 2004 and a furniture collection in 2007. She decided to address it head-on and announced her Alzheimer’s diagnosis in June 2014. She and her husband worked to raise awareness of the disease and its effects on the African-American community in particular. They authored a book, written with Michael Shnayerson entitled “Before I Forget,” in 2016, which talked about Smith’s fight with Alzheimer’s and shared practical and helpful advice.