OBITUARY

Rosalia Garcia Rojas Smith

November 26, 1939February 20, 2021
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Rosalia Garcia Rojas Smith, beloved wife, devoted mother, supportive grandmother and loyal sister passed away February 20, 2021 in Greensboro, NC. A service to celebrate her life will be at 3 PM, Wednesday, February 24 at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, officiated by Richard Wurtzel, CRE. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 PM prior to the service. Interment will take place in Coastal Carolina State Veterans’ Cemetery on Friday, February 26, at 10 AM.

Rosalia was born in Bogota, Columbia in 1939 and at a young age moved to the United States. On May 1, 1965, she married George Carlisle Smith, Sr., (USMC-Ret) who survives her. Rosalia was a proud military spouse and provided a loving home to their two sons. She was a woman of faith and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Greensboro and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point. In addition to her husband, her sons, George C. Smith Jr. and Patrick Smith survive her as do her two grandchildren, Megan and Noah Smith all of Summerfield; three siblings, Teodoro Rojas, Debora de Franco and Leonilde de Piraquive all of Bogota, Colombia; and niece, Cicilia Doss. Three siblings, Prodigo Rojas, Primitiva de Chaparro and Benilda Aguilar preceded her in death.

The family would like to acknowledge Kathy Phoebus, Cindy Dodson and Deborah Wilborn for the kindness and compassion shown to Rosa during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to AuthoraCare Collective (Hospice), 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

  • FAMILY

  • Augustin and Consolacion Garcia Rojas, Parents (deceased)
  • George Carlisle Smith Sr., Husband
  • George C.Smith Jr., Son
  • Patrick Smith, Son
  • Megan and Noah Smith, Grandchildren
  • Teodoro Rojas, Debora de Franco & Leonilde de Piraquive, Siblings
  • Cicilia Doss, Niece
  • Three siblings, Prodigo Rojas, Primitiva de Chaparro and Benilda Aguilar preceded her in death.
  • DONATIONS

  • AuthoraCare Collective

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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  • Interment

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Memories

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Kathy Phoebus

February 23, 2021

I will forever be grateful to Rosa and how she welcomed me into the family right from the start. Rosa had a boldness for her faith and a heart so caring unlike I have ever seen, she was truly genuine and I am blessed to have been able to be her friend these past 5 years. You will forever be in our hearts sweet Rosa. ❤️ I love you.

Piraquive Rojas Myriam

February 23, 2021

Tía Rosalía fuiste una persona muy especial para nuestras vidas. Te agradezco de ti tengo buenos recuerdos cuando iba halla de visita.

Alejandro Chaparro

February 23, 2021

Hay tristeza en nuestros corazones, es difícil aceptar porque nos apegamos a tantas cosas materiales y descuidamos lo más valioso y sagrado la familia. Las palabras son bonitas, enaltecen pero lo que debemos ver y aterrizar son los hechos hay que sembrar puntitos de Amor. Cada uno de nosotros le llegara el momento del encuentro y acompañamiento a la Tía. Hoy debemos recordar y fortalecer, poner en practica los consejos y tantas cosas maravillosas que vivió cada uno en su experiencia de compartir con la Tia. Hoy el Cielo esta de fiesta y los Ángeles no paran de agradecer por la llegada de la invitada que dejo a los terrenales y desde este sitio tan hermoso uno a uno va cuidar, ella se fue con dolor en su cuerpo material pero en el Alma llevaba la alegría de haber compartido con cada uno, a su manera. Un abrazo a toda la familia.

Cecilia Doss

February 23, 2021

Aunt Rosa left great memories that will remain double printed because they were traced in two languages, two different cultures, and families of two countries, Colombia and USA.
She was my favorite aunt, I always admired her for her love, and kindness. She was like a second mom providing support; thanks to her I am were I am, and she will always remain in my heart.
Lots of love, Cecilia

La tía Rosa dejó grandes recuerdos como una doble huella, porque estos fueron marcados en dos idiomas, diferentes culturas y familias de dos países, Colombia y Estados Unidos.
Ella era mi tía favorita, siempre la admiré por su amor y amabilidad. Ella me apoyó como una segunda mamá, gracias a ella estoy donde estoy, y siempre permanecerá en mi corazón.
Con mucho cariño, Cecilia

Mosquera Aliette

February 23, 2021

Tia gracias por ser tan buena con nosotros vuela alto se te quiere mucho 💗🥰💓😍

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