Kirksey Funeral Home

406 Lenoir Road, Morganton, NC


George Smith

October 8, 1948March 11, 2020

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

On March 11th, 2020 as the sun was going down, God dispatched an angel to Mission Memorial in Asheville, NC to receive his child, George Smith also known as “Snoop”, from labor to reward.

George Smith was born on October 8th, 1948 in Hendersonville, NC to the late Lillie Mae and Carl Waters. George was educated in the public school system in Hendersonville. He then went on to become an office clerk. George served on the Shiloh AME Church Usher Board, Men’s Club, King’s Men Choir, and as a Trustee within the church. George’s greatest accomplishments were feeding the needy, transporting elderly community members to appointments, and being a helping hand to those in need. George was loyal to his family and church. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, cooking, and making people laugh. George never met a stranger and loved spending time with his family.

George was preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Lillie Mae Smith Waters; father Mr. Carl Waters; sister Maretta Darity; son Willie Lee Smith (Spanky); brother James Smith; and brother Carl Waters Jr (Boy Blue). He is survived by his spouse Bonnie Johnson-Smith of Morganton NC; son Anthony (Lula) Ivory of Bowie MD; Alphonso (Carolyn) McDuffie of Tampa FL; daughter Shan Smiley of Brevard NC; daughter LaTonya Smith of Brevard NC; daughter Sheri Waters of Winston Salem NC; daughter Terisha Smith of Asheville NC; stepdaughter Jackie Johnson of Morganton NC; stepson Casey (Stacy) Johnson; sister Sharon Waters of Hendersonville NC; sister Vernice Waters of Charlotte NC; sister Joana Waters Suber; sister Arlene (Henry) Creswell; brother Keith Waters of Hendersonville; and brother Darren Waters of Hendersonville. With a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, family and friends.



  • Receiving of Family and Friends Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 17, 2020


  • Interment


George Smith

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Jewell Suber Williams

March 13, 2020

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of George"Baby George" Smith.
He was an excited servant of THE LORD and eager to share his story with whomever crossed his path. He witnessed of GOD'S goodness!!!!
He was enthusiastic when it came to giving back; he helped feed the hungry, helped clothed the naked, and he looked after the betterment of the people because he never lost sight of where GOD had brought him from. HE WAS THANKFUL TO GOD FOR SAVING HIM!! and it showed in his Servitude! He would help anyone he could and however he could. He was an Awesome Servant!! HE LOVED PEOPLE! HE WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
My Husband and I will be praying for the family.