Reeves Funeral Home


Dakota Rae Pollard

January 9, 1992November 2, 2020

Dakota Rea Smith (Jan, 1992-Nov,2020)

Dakota was an unbelievably smart and loving person. She was as stunning as she was stubborn and the most interesting person to talk to. She is remembered through her beautiful four legged daughter, Carina, and many dear friends and coworkers from the veterinary clinics she has worked at over the years. Her viewing will be held at Reeves funeral home in hope mills on Saturday, November 21st from 4-8. all friends are welcome to come and pay their respects and celebrate her life with her family.



  • Visitation with Family & Friends

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Bethany Stout

November 19, 2020

When I moved to North Carolina, I didn’t know anyone and I have never been great at making friends. But you and I hit it off and you became someone I trusted and enjoyed being around. I loved when we got to work on the same shift. You always made it so fun. You were so talented and smart and passionate about your job. We became roommates for several months and I will always be so grateful for that. I don’t know what I would have done during that time if it weren’t for your kindness and openness. I remember our 11 mile hike that almost killed me, you talking me in to going to the gym with you at 5am, and you making me try octopus for the first time. I always looked up to your determination and your intelligence. I wish I could be there to tell you goodbye, but just know you will be truly missed. Rest easy and fly high.


Melanie Baughman

November 11, 2020

Dakota, you were one of the first people I made friends with. Your hard exterior can drive people away, but if they truly cared for you as we did, we got to know the silly person you were. You were like an older sister because you cared about what I ate and how I took care of myself. You were always proud when I brought real food to eat or healthy food instead of junk food. Food is a universal language, and we connected instantly because of it. I will never forget how delicious your recaito made my beans taste; they always tasted like my grandma made them, like memories.

I hope you're no longer in pain, and you're watching over us.


Lil Mel

Kylea Clough

November 6, 2020

You will always be one of the strongest people I got the pleasure of working along side! I wish you knew how loved you are! You will be so missed! All your shenanigans & your goofy laugh!

Cenie Smith

November 6, 2020

For those dear friends that loved her and supported her - I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend. If only she could have seen herself as each of you saw her. We just never see ourselves as others do. I believe you will see her again but until then maybe we can all take this experience and let others know they count, they make a difference, they are loved. Maybe they will see in themselves what Dakota could not see within herself. We have to keep trying. You all tried to make her see, she just couldn’t believe. You loved her and you were her friend. I’m praying for you all. I hope you can find comfort together as you remember your friend and how she impacted your life. Love to each of you.

Jameisha Cook

November 6, 2020

A true friend I've known my entire life , never knew this would happend so suddenly but I want to mention to you your at peace now, no more suffering from any pain here on earth. Gonna miss how we use to sing our favorite song ashanti (foolish) in Ms.almond class in fourth grade & how we use to play almost everyday when I lived across the street from you in Lagrange. You will be missed baby rest in paradise 😇beautiful .... To her family My ❤ Truly goes out to everyone of you.💞💞💞


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