Janie Rebecca “Anma” Smith

December 1, 1971 - December 27, 2022

12/01/1971 - 12/27/2022

Past Services

Saturday December 31, 2022
2:00 pm
Creeksville Baptist Church
126 Jenkins Mill Road
Conway, NC 27820

MURFREESBORO, NC – Janie Rebecca Smith, age 51, affectionately known as “Anma” to her precious granddaughter, passed away on December 27, 2022, at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Mrs. Smith was born in Hertford County, NC, on December 1, 1971, a daughter of the late Ellis Ray and Jerri Jackson Brown.   Janie was a member of Creeksville Baptist Church and worked as a Secretary for Farmers Peanut Market in Seaboard, NC.  She loved spending her spare time, crafting, and loved to travel and see new places and things.  Janie was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister, and loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Arabelle.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Chris Miles and fiancée, Alex Stephenson of Murfreesboro, NC; three sisters, Lana (Robert) Flythe of Murfreesboro, NC, Bonnie (Julian Marty) Jenkins of Milwaukee, NC, and Connie Jenkins of Murfreesboro, NC.  Also surviving is her niece, Lauren Flythe and nephews, Ryan Flythe and Ray Jenkins and fiancée, Rachel Garcia and their children, Ryland and Chloe Jenkins and special friend, Joseph Jernigan.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Creeksville Baptist Church, Creeksville, NC, with Rev. Matt Ledbetter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Creeksville Baptist Church, 126 Jenkins Mill Rd., Conway, NC, 27820; or to Duke University Heart Center, 2200 W. Main St., Ste 340, Durham, NC, 27705; or you may donate online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search; type Janie Smith.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial 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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Jimi, Angie, Haley, & Haven Jilcott
1 year ago

We are so very sorry for your loss. May our Lord hold you tightly in His arms as you find peace in knowing Janie is no longer suffering. You have such wonderful memories to keep her alive in your hearts forever!

Teresa Turner
1 year ago

Christopher Arabelle Lana Bonnie Connie,

Our hearts are truly saddened by your loss. Janie had the THE LORD, the most beautiful smile, a kind heart, and the LOVE of family and friends… The things that make this life beautiful. Christopher and Arabelle you are a reminder of Mom/Anma’s GOOD heart and beauty. Lana, Bonnie, Connie, Janie… The Fab Four, Warrior Princesses, SistersOne, a bond so strong it shall never break. May you continue to feel THE LORDS PRESENCE, may you feel the PEACE, COMFORT, and HOPE HE PROVIDES until you all shall REUNITE on the other side!
Much LOVE and many prayers,
Teresa and Dalles, and Ann Wiggins

Carol Dickson
1 year ago

Sending hugs and love to the sisters and families of Janie, as you mourn the loss of your sweet Janie. She definitely fought a long and hard battle, but God needed her more. May sweet memories of her always comfort you all.

Anita Conner Blythe
1 year ago

Lana and Family – I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult time.

Karen Cavin
1 year ago

Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.

Barbara and Freddie Outland
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

1 year ago

Lana, I am so so sorry. Prayers for you and your family. Love you girl, Cindy Vaughan

Charlene T Puckett
1 year ago

Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family, my heart breaks for you. Janie was a special soul and she will be greatly missed by all.

Christine Greene
1 year ago

Praying for the entire family. Janie was a great country girl who loved her family, she will definitely be missed, God must have needed another angel in heaven.

carla winborne
1 year ago

Sending prayers, hugs and love to all that knew and loved her