Hilda Marie Smith affectionately known as Marie, 73, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Marie was born July 6, 1945 in Franklin, Virginia to the late James Fenton Parker and Mabel Lee Hatfield.
Marie was a graduate of Maury High School and lived in Franklin until she moved to Chesapeake in the late 80s. She worked as a deli clerk for Food Lion. She had a knack for creating breathtaking platters, especially with her beautiful radish roses. Her joys included attending church, doing crafts, word finds, fishing and spending time with her grandbabies whenever she could. Marie also taught Sunday School to the toddler class. She belonged to Agape Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia.
In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by her brothers Chuck and Hurley Parker and sister, Jean Bunch.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years, Leonard Corbett Smith; children, Mary (Charles) Thorne of Scranton, PA, Elizabeth Thomas of Chesapeake, VA, Cleveland Smith of Elizabeth City, NC and Wanda Smith-Miller (Scott) of Elizabeth City, NC; grandchildren, Tanya Kelly of Scranton, PA, Marsha (Owen) Frazier of Park Summit, PA, Charles Thorne, Jr. of Scranton, PA., Bret Thorne (Jolene) of Scranton, PA, Michael G. (Salome) Bruner of Lake Forest, CA; Paul J. (Julia) Bruner of Chesapeake, VA, Rudy C. Smith of Elizabeth City, NC, Cody Smith of FL, Jason S. Miller of Elizabeth City, NC and Logan Miller of Elizabeth City, NC; great-grandchildren, Damien, Brian, Phillip, Trent, Wyatt, Annabelle, Michael, Milah, Scarlet, Sean, Kierra and Aubrey; sister, Hattie Frances LaVoie of Sun City, FL and a host of additional family members and loving friends.
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Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
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