Edith Raye Harrington Smith

January 23, 1936 - January 11, 2024

01/23/1936 - 01/11/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday January 16, 2024
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday January 16, 2024
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday January 16, 2024
2:45 pm
Aulander Cemetery
Pine Drive
Aulander, NC
Directions

GASTON, NC – Mrs. Edith Raye Harrington Smith, age 87, formerly of Aulander, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2024 with her family by her side.

Mrs. Smith was born in Hertford County, NC on January 23, 1936, a daughter of the late Roy Fay Harrington and Elia Terry Harrington.

Mrs. Smith graduated from Aulander High School and Chowan College where she received a certificate in business education and music. She worked with the State Highway Department and W. H. Basnight & Co. and Ahoskie Methodist Day Care. She played the piano and organ at Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church and several other churches in the area from the age of 9 to 79 years old.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Cleveland Smith, two sisters; Thelma Mae Dempsey, and Macy Miller, a brother, Odice Lee Harrington, a nephew, Hilton Earl Miller, and a niece, Teresa Miller Futrell.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Lou Ann Smith Simmons (Brian) of Gaston; a grandson, Austin Cleveland Simmons (Stephanie) of Virginia Beach, VA; a granddaughter, Kelli Vinson (Josh) of Pendleton, NC; a great grandson, Bransen Thomas Vinson; a niece, Glenda D Francis (Ron) of Danville, VA; a great niece, Courtney Farmer (Chris) of Danville, VA; and a great great niece, Charleston Farmer.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, with a celebration of life service beginning at 2:00 pm in the Chapel with Rev. Taylor Latham and Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating. Burial will follow in Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Smith family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Karen
1 month ago

I am so sorry to read this. Prayers for all, she was a special lady.

Roslyn Gay
1 month ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a beautiful lady and interesting to talk with on the few occasions I had the opportunity. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and all your family.

Denise Skeens
1 month ago

She would come to visit my Grandmother and mom on many occasions. Just a friendly person to be around. Prayers for the family.

Donna
1 month ago

With deepest sympathy to you and your family LouAnn and Brian. You both took such good care of her. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and prayers! Donna

Carolyn Gough
1 month ago

Lou Ann; so sorry to see this obit of your Mom. Thinking of you & your family during this time.
Sympathy & love to you. Carolyn