Kelly Agnes Averill

December 17, 1965April 26, 2013

Kelly Agnes Averill, 47, of Winston-Salem passed away on April 26, 2013. She was born in New York City to Robert H. Smith and Betty Wyatt Phifer Smith. At 5 years old, she and the family moved to Kingsley, Michigan.

After graduation, she worked various jobs until enlisting in the Navy in 1990. After 14 years of service as a Navy Career Counselor she was medically retired in 2004 as 1st Class Petty Officer. In 2010 she was honorarily raised to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Upon retiring from the Navy, Kelly moved to NC to be close to her parents and for rehabilitation.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; uncle, Carl Smith; aunt, Barbara Daniels; and cousin, Robert Daniels Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include children, Joshua Aaron Averill and Jasmine Ariel Averill; parents, Robert H. and Betty W. Smith; brothers, Rev. Mr. Sean Patrick Smith (Sara) and Christopher Robert Smith (Jennifer); aunt, Bernadette O’Connor (John); uncle, Richard Smith (Millie); aunt, Jean Sanders (Joseph); aunt, Jackie Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 11:00 am, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Michael Butner officiating and co-concelebrant, Rev. Mr. Sean Smith. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Donna Bernardini

July 25, 2013

Kelly, my heart is heavy learning of your passing. Thank you for being not only my friend, but my mentor and my "sea daddy" while I was in the Navy. You will be greatly missed. To the family, I am sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing her bright light with the world. God bless

Rose Folsom

May 3, 2013

Chris, Jen, and family -- You stood by her, prayed with her, and helped her to know that she was never alone. I am sorry for your loss and grateful to have known of such a beautiful family bond.

May 1, 2013

Dear Sean, Sara and family of Kelly,

I am sorry for your loss in the death of Kelly. Please know that you and Kelly are in my prayers, now and in the days ahead. May God bless and keep you until you meet again.
Fr. Jerry Blake

Mike and Mary Showalter

May 1, 2013

Bob and Betty - Our deepest sympathy and prayers for God's blessing go to you. We remember Kelly from Saturday evening masses at Holy Family. It was easy to see that your family loved each other and loved the Lord. We are so sorry to hear of Kelly's death. The death of your child is a terrible thing to go through, but Christ's promise of everlasting life ensures us we will hold them in our arms again some day. May His peace be with you until that day.

Janet Sievereding

May 1, 2013

Deacon Sean, Sara and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
The Sieverdings

Cliff Jones

April 29, 2013

I met Kelly in better days and thought she was an amazing person! Chris, Sean, and family, Kim and I are so sorry for your loss.

April 29, 2013

Dear Bob,Betty and family
Please know that our prayers are with you during this sad time. Kelly can now help others as she will have a purpose .It is her time to shine as one of our fathers angels.Deepest sympathies and many blessings from all your work out buddies in Lewisville. pmh

Karen Bryant

April 29, 2013

Kelly, Although I did not know you, I know your brother Chris & his wife Jennifer. You were blessed to have them here on earth. You have reached eternal destiney with your heavenly Father in His ultimate home. Rest in His loving arms. Know that my prayers go out to you & your family. Eternal rest grant unto Kelly O'Lord, & may perpetual light shine upon her. Amen

Anthony Perez

April 29, 2013

Anthony and Lisa Perez, friends with Chris and Jennifer Smith, send their condolences to the Smith family. We didn't know Kelly, but if she was anything like Christopher I'm sure it was a blessing to have been part of her life.

Therese Errigo

April 29, 2013

So very sorry for you loss. I did not now Kelly personally but have been praying for her ever since Chris became a member of our Lay Dominican Chapter. I know just how very, very much she was loved by you all. What a beautiful witness to love it is. My prayers for her and your family continue. May she rest in peace and may eternal light shine upon her.