Reeves Funeral Home

3308 North Main Street, Hope Mills, NC


Helen Viola Smith

December 5, 1930January 5, 2020

Helen Viola Smith, age 89, of Hope Mills passed away peacefully January 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born December 5, 1930 in Orrum, North Carolina and is the daughter of the late Daniel Bryant and Ethel Dow Bryant. She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, George W. Smith and siblings, J.D Bryant, Ruby Woodall, Thomas Bryant, Dennis Bryant, and Charles Bryant.

Helen was an active member of Highland Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Delane Engle and husband Tim, and Shyrene Ford and husband Henry; grandchildren, Gregory Todd Brown, Hombre Lee, and Denise Jackson and husband Matt; sisters, Jewel Johnson, Kathy Graham and Wanda Sue Troller; six great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6PM until 8PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 at Reeves Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 8, 2019 at Reeves Funeral Home with Dr. Chris Partin of Plymouth Church in Raleigh officiating. Interment will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church in Hope Mills, NC.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Helen Viola Smith

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Joyce Dix Copeland

January 7, 2020

So sorry to learn that Helen had passed. She was such a wonderful neighbor of, and friend to the Dix family through the years. She was so sweet and kind to my family as long as I can remember. Helen was especially attentive to my mother, Viola Dix, throughout her battle with cancer, and was by her bedside when mom passed. She was a great Christian woman and always had a big smile on her face. On behalf of our family, please accept our condolences and continued prayers.

Beverly Plummer

January 6, 2020

My family always enjoyed visiting you on many family trips to Hope Mills!

Till we meet again in heaven, Aunt Helen!
Beverly Plummer

Bernard Butler

January 6, 2020

Ms. Helen,
Thank you for the love and kindness you showed me. I fondly look back on those memories. You are truly missed.
Rest In Heaven

Janet Kiger

January 6, 2020

Aunt Helen you will be missed. Until we see each other again