Hilda Maddox Smith

April 5, 1926December 8, 2012

Hilda Maddox Smith, 86, departed this life Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Asbury Care Center at Aldersgate Retirement Community. She was born in Cleveland, Georgia to the late F. L. Maddox and Rosa Payseur Maddox on April 5, 1926. She retired in 1981 from General Motors. She was a proud Secretary for 31 years, the last ten years as an Executive Secretary. Hilda was a very active charter member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Paul Smith, daughter, Terri Phillippi (Steve), granddaughter, Elizabeth Page Pitkin, great grandsons, Logan Reid Pitkin, and Ashton Reid Pitkin, and two sisters, Wanda Abercrombie of Charlotte and Vera Hicks (Virgil) of Clermont, Florida. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Main Campus Worship Center on Wednesday, December 12, followed by a service celebrating the life of Mrs. Smith beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 6050 Hickory Grove Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215, Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204, or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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December 11, 2012

To the family and friends of Hilda, please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one. May the God of all comfort help you endure in your time of need.

Ron and Marey Ellen Nelms

December 11, 2012

Paul it is hard to find the right words at a time like this. Our prayer is that God grant you peace and comfort you, may the sorrow quickly fade and only the good memories remain.