Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Sylvia Ann Smith

August 4, 1948June 24, 2020

Sylvia Ann Smith, age 71, of Clyde NC, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020. She was born in Franklin, NC on August 4, 1948. Ann was the loving daughter of the late William Boyd Thompson Sr. and Mable Fern Swafford Thompson.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas M. Smith, Odette Buckner (sister) and Josie Martin (sister).

She is survived by her brother, William Boyd Thompson, Jr and her daughters, Melissa Bryson of Charlotte, NC, Stephanie Bryson of Morristown, TN, and Alicia Bryson of Canton, NC. Six grandchildren, Brandon Smith, Christen Crone, Khayla Bryson, Landon Bryson, Adrian Bryson, and Silas Bryson; three great-grandchildren, Avery Sweeney, Kaia Sweeney, and Elias Sweeney; nieces and nephews, Dama Martin, Lakeisha Martin, Sean Buckner, Gabriel Thompson, and Corey Thompson.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and Celebration of Life with the Reverend Keyth Eddings officiating, begins at 2:00 pm at Garrett Funeral Home, 406 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Ann was loved and adored as a Mother, Wife, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Aunt. She worked as a LPN for over forty years.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


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Edward Moore

July 2, 2020

My, my, where to start, Ann was such a wonderful outgoing person, who always handled her business. Ann was a very dedicated hard working nurse and a wonderful human being. I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with her, been privledged to have known her and admired her for her tenacity and determination when raising her girls. We had become neighbors in recent years and it became a highlight in my day when I saw Ann, she always had a smile on her face! Now she has been called home, her course is finished and the race is won! Sleep on Ann and take your rest, we loved you but God loved you best!

Karen Diaz

June 29, 2020

I worked with her at the Brian center,and I enjoyed going to work ever day knowing she was there,she made ever day a good day,we laughed a lot about everything.she always made each day a good day,and I know I could always talk to her about anything,she will be missed.love you Ann

Janice Sharp

June 28, 2020

Girls-so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing -we worked together at CJ Harris when she was Ann Bryson - loved her like a sister-JMS

Catherine Bilger

June 28, 2020

Ann you made work so great. My heart is breaking with out you . I love you and miss you so much. Rest in peace My sweet friend

Jessica Thomas

June 28, 2020

I absolutely adored her ... She was one of the best nurses I ever met & had the pleasure of working with!!! You will be missed ❤️

Mary Lou reece

June 28, 2020

I met Ann at the Brain cent where we worked together she was a sweet person My prayers go out to her family

Robin Bradley

June 28, 2020

Ann was my friend and coworker for many years, I met her at the Brian Center About 20 yrs ago and became friends when I left didn’t reconnect until she started at Autumn care. We reminisced and laughed about our crazy times working together! She will be missed with her smiling face... Praying for her family for comfort in the days ahead.

Christi Wallace Cash

June 28, 2020

Ann, I will forever miss you. Our friendship started way back when Alicia was in Pampers. I was more than happy when you asked me to babysit the girls for you while you worked a full-time job. You were such an inspiration to me watching you raise your girls as a single Mom. You did an awesome job!! You raised 3 beautiful young ladies that so much remind me of you. I'll always cherish the good times that we shared . I'll forever hold you near and dear to my heart. Take your rest my friend, I'll see you on the other side! Much Love! 💕
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Judy Wise

June 28, 2020

Great nurse and a wonderful person. We will miss her everyday here at Autumn Care.

Shelby Trull

June 28, 2020

I was honored to work with her for the past several years at Autumn Care. I cannot tell you how much she meant to us and our residents. She was always calm and collected with a smile on her face. We will miss her so much. Rest in peace my sweet friend.