Bertha Mae Smith
Bertha Mae Smith
  • June 19, 1919 - December 27, 2017
  • Thomasville, North Carolina

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Bertha Mae McKee Smith, age 98, formerly of Lawndale Avenue of High Point, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point with Reverend Tim Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Mitchell's Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born June 19, 1919, a native of Bladen County and a daughter of the late David Dawson McKee and the late Mary Skipper McKee. In 1929, following the death of her parents, she and her siblings were sent to Berium Springs Orphanage, where she remained until 1939. On January 22, 1944, she married Frank Hampton Smith, who preceded her in death. They made their home in Statesville, Reidsville and later High Point. She was a member of Mitchell's Grove United Methodist Church where she was active with the Wednesday morning Bible studies.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Annie Lou Faulkner Stone, Laura Lane Herrin, Hattie Small and Ethel Wain McKee; and one brother Neal Herman McKee.
She is survived by her son, David Hampton Smith and his partner, Reverend Larry Conrad, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Memorials may be made in Mrs. Smith's memory to Hospice of Davidson County or Mitchell's Grove United Methodist Church.

Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point is honored to assist the Smith family.