Mary Lee Jenkins Smith

December 21, 1926June 1, 2018

Mary Lee Jenkins Smith, 91, born December 21, 1926 passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at her residence. Mary’s early membership was with Palmer’s Grove Baptist Church in Lawndale, NC, St. Peters Holiness Church in Statesville, NC, International Family Church and The Favor Center both in Hickory, NC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Willie John Smith II; sons, Bobby Gene and baby Charles at birth; daughter, Linda Diane; brothers and sisters, Annie Sanford, Lillie Bonaparte, Sarah Hunt and Nathaniel Jenkins. Survivors include her children, Annie Ree (Whitener), Mary Ann (Pugh), Willie John Jr., Sennie Mae, and Minnie (Cameron); twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Catawba Funeral Home Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Sherry Hicks and Minister Annie Babatunde officiating. Burial to follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Visitation will be at 12:00 pm prior to the service. Condolences may be left at The Smith Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Valorie Glenn

June 4, 2018

I will always remember Ms. Smith as a lady who believed in the power of prayer. She prayed for many during her lifetime and I am sure that I was not left out of those prayers. My prayers go out to all the family.

Amber Smith

June 3, 2018

My name is Amber D. Smith
My favorite memory of My Nanny is when we would bake peanut butter cookies from scratch. I still remember the exact way she made them! I'm looking forward to passing the memory to my younger cousins.