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“I am so sorry for your loss she will be truly missed. She was such a blessing in my life and I know everytime Ithink of her I will smile ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Barbara Talbert - Southern Pines, NC

Brenda Kay Smith, 72, a lifelong resident of Carthage and caring mother,
sister, grandmother and friend to many passed away peacefully on Wednesday
July 16, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Brenda was born in Moore County June 22, 1948 to Claude Morris and Alma
Elizabeth Jackson Clark. After obtaining an associates degree from CCCC in
textile management, she began working at Carthage Fabric. Her knowledge and
experience in textile management then led her to work with Fletcher
Industries and later Owen-Global. Brenda had strong work ethics and always
did well wherever she worked. One of her favorite jobs was working at Lowes
Home Improvements in contract sales. Not wanting to stay at home by
herself, her latest adventure was being a Top Dasher with DoorDash.

Known for her athleticism, she enjoyed playing baseball, even finishing a
game as catcher one time after breaking her elbow on a slide. She also
enjoyed playing basketball, and was a true Carolina Tarheel fan.

She loved most every genre of music both past and present and for many
years enjoyed competitive ballroom dancing and square dancing. She had many
ballroom dresses and loved her high heel shoes.

Brenda's life was not easy, losing two of her sons Christopher and Todd was
very difficult for her but through it all her faith kept her strong and
allowed her to accept both the good and bad that life dealt her. She was
also preceded in death by two sisters; Margaret Cirone and Jean Spencer who
she was very close to.

She is survived by her daughter; Kimberly Gibson (Don) of Carthage, sister;
Martha Moore (David) of Myrtle Beach, nine grandchildren, and six great

Brenda's life will be celebrated at 3:00 pm Saturday July 18, 2020 in the
Carthage Community Building (Rock Building) on McReynolds Street with her
nephew, Pastor Scott Salleeby officiating. Visitation hours will begin at
2:00 and burial will follow after the service at Cross Hill Cemetery. In
keeping with Brenda's style of life the family asks that when attending the
service please feel free to wear bright colors as a tribute to her love for
life and others.

Services are entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.

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