Mrs. Carrie H. Smith 87, formerly of 225 A Brooks Stuart Drive widow of James Alex Smith died February 7, 2020 at 101 Third Day Street, Piedmont, SC. She was born in Abbeville, SC November 22, 1932 a daughter of the late Joel Haskell and Sallie Brown Haskell.
She was a former member of Rock Buffalo Baptist Church located in Abbeville, SC until she married and moved to Greenwood and joined Beulah Baptist Church. She was a faithful, loyal member of Beulah Baptist Church where she served in several ministries until her health failed to include Sunday School Teacher, Willing Workers, Sr. Choir member, Pastor's Aide, Church Secretary and the Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Woman's Home Aide Society # 85.
She was formerly employed for over 50 years with the late William H. Nicholson II and also the Honorable Judge Thurmond Bishop for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Jean Sanders and Jessie Lee Smith. seven sisters and five brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Minister Carolyn Parker of Piedmont, SC and Debra Wardlaw of Greenwood, SC; one sister, Christine Salter (William) Buffalo, NY; a longtime companion, Howard Mathis; 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 28 gg grandchildren; caregiver, Sha'teria Ruff and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Homegoing services will be held Noon Tuesday, February 13, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church with Bishop Emanuel Spearman officiating.
Mrs. Smith will be placed in the church at 11:00am
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be great grandsons
Flower bearers will be great granddaughters.
Honorary escort will be WHA Society #85
The family is at the home of a granddaughter Tara Wardlaw 131 Russell Street, Greenwood
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.percivaltompkinsfh.com or email percivaltompkins @centurylink.net.
Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.