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March 12, 2023
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Carrie “Mae” Smith was born July 13, 1936, to the late Ruth Tate and Tom Tate of Oldhams Virginia. Carrie departed life on March 12, 2023, at Northern Neck Senior Care.
Carrie joined Jerusalem Baptist Church of Hague Virginia at a young age. She was educated at Oldhams Elementary School and then went to A.T. Johnson.
She entered holy matrimony with the late Henry T. Smith on March 20, 1955.
Carrie devoted many years to Beavens Oyster Company until her health failed. Her favorite hobbies were reading, shopping at Macy’s, eating at seafood restaurants, and hanging out with her special friend Mary Florence. The neighborhood knew her for her one-of-a-kind recipes they all enjoyed, cooking and baking were her thing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Ruby Odessa, and special friend Katherine “Foogie” Turner.
Carrie leaves to cherish many memories her children George Smith of Tappahannock Virginia, Mary Ruth Baylor (Joseph) of Montross Virginia, Thomas Smith of Hague Virginia, Clifton Smith (Mary) of Montross Virginia, Janet Brownley of Newport News Virginia, Gary Smith (Brenda) of Hague Virginia, Bishop Gerald Smith (Tonya) of Hague Virginia, and Bradley Smith of Sandy Point Virginia. Siblings Joan Pratt (Mark) of Oldhams Virginia, John Tate (Mary) of Oldhams Virginia, and Tom Tate (Lilian) of Philadelphia, Pa. Two brother-in-laws Clarence Campbell of Vancouver Canada and Soloman Smith of Montross Virginia; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Home going Services for Carrie Smith beloved mother of Bishop Gerald Smith, Pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Kinsale, Virginia, will be held on Monday, March 20 at 12 Noon in the sanctuary of Zion Baptist Church, 1274 Zion Church Road, Kinsale, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Remains may be viewed from 4PM until 6PM on Sunday, March 19 in the chapel of the WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME and from 10AM until service time on Monday at Zion Baptist Church.
***Services will be live streamed via facebook live @weldonfisher by B&B Media LLC (Mark Bunns)***