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Rachel Dough "Rae" Smith

April 14, 1944 - August 30, 2021

ELIZABETH CITY – Rachel “Rae” Dough Smith, 77, went home to be with her Lord on August 30, 2021.  Rachel was born in Princess Anne County to the late John Marshall Dough and Hilda Bruce Dough.  She retired from many devoted years managing at Kitty Hawk Kites and Life is Good stores. Rachel was a devoted member of Indian Creek Baptist Church & Welcome Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family, her church, collecting tea pots and snowmen.  She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Lee Smith; siblings, Marshall “Dick” Dough, Donald “Jack” Dough, Julian “Bobby” Dough, Warren “Buddy” Dough, Minnie Esther Murphy, and Edith Gertrude Thompson.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Donna Rose (Tommy) of Shiloh, NC, Ernest Smith (Nita) of Moyock, and Vernon Smith (Michelle) of Moyock; sister, Dorothy Dough of Chesapeake; 10 grandchildren, Ashlee Wallace, Kitty Rose, Windy Reed, Becca Rose,  Blake Smith, Alexis Smith, Olivia Smith, Ernest Smith Jr., Brittany Smith and Brianna Smith; great grandchildren, Raylee Wallace, Brantlee Wallace, Annalee Wallace, Knoxlee Wallace , Little V Smith , Sullivan Sawyer, Scarlett Sawyer and Kalii Smith and a host of other family, church family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12-1pm at Indian Creek Baptist Church with a service immediately following.  Burial will follow at the Whitehurst Family Cemetery.  Friends are welcome to stop by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake to sign the book and view on Friday from 1-7pm.  The family would like to thank the entire staff at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation for their outstanding, sincere and compassionate care. Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Location:

Indian Creek Welcome Baptist Church

1221 Indian Creek Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322


Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Location:

Indian Creek Welcome Baptist Church

1221 Indian Creek Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Bruce-Whitehurst Family Cemetery

5509 Fitztown Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457


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