Gayle Pless Smith

June 2, 1945October 10, 2021
Obituary of Gayle Pless Smith
Gayle Pless Smith, age 76, of High Point, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 with her daughters by her side. She was born on June 2, 1945 in Mecklenburg Co., NC to the late James Lowell Pless and Mary Cathelene Pethel. Gayle is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel Smith, and her sister Mary Ann Bowers. Gayle is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Hyatt and Christine Moffitt; seven grandchildren; Ashlee, Johnathan, Abigail, Lucas, Andrew, Samantha Grace and Noah; her siblings, Buddy Pless and Sonny Pless, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends. Gayle worked at the Holiday Inn in High Point for many years before starting a family and becoming a preschool teacher at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point. A visitation for Gayle will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Sechrest-Davis Funerals of High Point. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Sechrest-Davis Funerals of High Point; Reverend Allen Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park. Online condolences for the family may be made at

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  • James Lowell Pless Father (deceased)
  • Cathelene Pethel Pless Mother (deceased)
  • Samuel Smith Husband (deceased)
  • Jennifer Hyatt Daughter
  • Christine Moffitt Daughter
  • Ashlee Grandchild
  • Abigail Grandchild
  • Samantha Grace Grandchild
  • Johnathan Grandchild
  • Lucas Grandchild
  • Andrew Grandchild
  • Noah Grandchild
  • Mary Ann Bowers Sister (deceased)
  • Buddy Pless Brother
  • Sonny Pless Brother
  • Gayle is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends.

Past Services

Monday, October 18, 2021


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Celebration of Life