Lynn Smith Pope

August 10, 1947 - April 8, 2022

08/10/1947 - 04/08/2022

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Cemetery
Wednesday April 13, 2022
Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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Visitation
Wednesday April 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meherrin Baptist Church
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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Service
Wednesday April 13, 2022
2:00 pm
Meherrin Baptist Church
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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DENVER, NC – Lynn Smith Pope, age 74, a resident of Denver, NC passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, April 8, 2022.  Born August 10, 1947 in Murfreesboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jay Wilson and Gwendolyn Hall Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Lehn Pope.  She graduated from Murfreesboro High School and was also a graduate of Chowan College.  She affiliated at Duke University for Nursing School.

Lynn and her husband, Tony were married in 1970 and lived in Durham, NC for most of their lives and moved to Denver in 2018 to be closer to family.  Lynn worked as a Registered Nurse for Duke University Hospital for over 45 years.  Her nursing specialties included Pediatric ICU, Urology, and Cardiology.  She also worked for many years at the Duke Eye Center before she retired.

Lynn was an avid tennis player in her younger years and was a member at Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club since 1975.  She was also an original member of her ladies Tennis Club that started that same year.  Lynn was thankful for the many friendships that were born from this association.  Even though she could no longer physically play tennis in her later years, she always enjoyed meeting up with her friends from the tennis club for their monthly luncheons.

Lynn was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and loving sister.  She cherished spending time at the beach, with her family and friends and took great pride in being a Duke Blue Devils fan.  Lynn was also very creative and enjoyed spending time arranging flowers, making wreaths, painting with acrylics as well as many other crafts.  Lynn never met a stranger and she loved sharing funny tales and stories with all that knew her.  Lynn will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Surviving are her daughter, Ashley Pope Broder and husband Ian Paul Broder of Charlotte; her grandchildren, Ethan Lehn Broder, Abby Lynn Broder and Lauren Elizabeth Broder; her siblings Joanne Schell (Lee), Jay Smith Jr. (Sue), Kathy Fowlkes (Mike), Al Smith (Doris) and Jewel Johnson (Dan); as well as her 9 nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Beth Sigmon (Mike).

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 13 from 1-2pm at Meherrin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Murfreesboro, NC.  The Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 13 at 2pm at Meherrin Baptist Church with the Rev. John Porter officiating; Burial will immediately follow in the Church cemetery.  In remembrance of Lynn’s faith and her love of the upcoming Easter season, we welcome you to join us in her celebration of life by wearing bright spring colors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Duke Children’s Hospital at Duke Children’s Development, 710 W. Main St., Ste. #200, Durham, NC 27701 in memory of Lynn Smith Pope or online by clicking here

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

 

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Trish Carson
2 years ago

Jewel and family, I am so, so sorry for your loss. God bless and keep you close as you go through this time together.

Mary Zaldivar
2 years ago

Dear Ashley & family, please accept my condolences but I know she had a great homecoming with Jesus! I had the privilege of working with Lynn at Duke Eye Center. We spent time out of work and she taught me some of her crafts and the time together was so fun! She will surely be missed. Praying you all receive God’s comfort and strength that only he can give! Love Mary

Joe Deanes
2 years ago

God Bless the Smith Family. Heaven shines a bit brighter now that Lynn has arrived. She was caring, loving, and compassionate to others, especially the Deanes family. The same to be said of her Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters. We love you all.

Joe Deanes
2 years ago

God bless the entire Smith Family. Your caring, compassion and kindness towards others, especially the Deanes family will forever be in our hearts. Heaven shines a bit brighter now that Lynn has arrived. Al and Jewel, my prayers and thoughts to you and your families.

Vicki Davis
2 years ago

Ashley – My heart breaks for you and your family. Your Mom was so young. Know that I am sending prayers for God healing hands to comfort you.

Harry Vann
2 years ago

To all the Smith Family, My condolences to you all in the loss of Lynn. So many memories over the years with Lynn and the Smiths from church, school, and sports. Special thoughts for Al and Jewel, who I was closest to in the family growing up.
Harry Vann

Ike Pipkin
2 years ago

Will always remember the entire family growing up together in Murfreesboro. Please hold yourselves close as a family as we remember the god times. …Isaac

Ike Pipkin
2 years ago

Friend

Iked Pipkin
2 years ago

Friend

Tommy Vann
2 years ago

I was so saddened to learn about the passing of my friend (she was a month older than me) from childhood at Meherrin Church, twelve years of school, and Chowan college. I remember what a great basketball player Lynn was in high school and how serious she was about her nursing studies at Chowan. She and I went to our senior year Jr.-Sr. Prom together as friends. I remember the orchid I bought her for the prom. I always thought so much of her mother, father, sisters, and brothers. I am grateful to have learned about her many years of taking care of sick and afflicted people at Duke Medical Center and her long marriage to her husband. I know she was a woman of faith in Christ, and I look forward to seeing her again in eternity. Tommy Vann