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The Passing of Elijah Smith

Updated: May 11, 2022


Smithfield— Elijah Floyd Smith, age 93, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022, at UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. He was born in Nash County on October 31, 1928, to the late Elijah and Minnie Joyner Smith. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Mae Smith; brothers, Troy, Coy, Grady, Jack, Daniel, and Irving Smith; sisters, Leetha Rowe, Katherine Catlett, Ruth Joyner, and Ora Edwards.


A private graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, in St. Mary's Grove OFWB Church Cemetery.


He is survived by his caregiver of many years, Scotty Casey; sisters-in-law, Mae Smith, Jean Smith, and Linda Smith; brother, Shelton Smith; niece, Judy Poland.


Mr. Smith was a member of Lanwood Chapel OFWB Church and pastored numerous churches for over 50 years. He was a faithful servant of the Lord.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to:


Free Will Baptist Children’s Home

7907 Buck Deans Road

Middlesex, NC 27557


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