Jessie Ruth Felker Smith

Published 8:07 am Monday, May 28, 2018

Jessie Ruth Felker Smith, 82, of Mocksville, died on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born in Davie County May 29, 1935, the daughter of the late Mae Ellen McDaniel Felker and William Dewey Felker. She was the loving and faithful wife of Lonnie W. Smith and they were married for 48 years. Mrs. Smith had a career as a seamstress in the textile industry. She had worked for Carolina Lingerie, Wonderknitt, and retired from Hanes. She loved doing crafts and enjoyed going to craft shows. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a daughter, Linda Sue Howard (Ollie) of Alabama; 4 sisters, Mary Elizabeth Hendren (Elmer) of Mocksville, Margie Miller of Cleveland, Willie Mae Yarbrough of Lexington, and Betty Godbey of Mocksville; 2 brothers, John Felker (Joyce) of Lexington and Leonard Felker of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her dog, Sandy.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Danny White, and a brother, Donald Felker.

The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Davie Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life service followed at 3 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. John Erwin officiating. Burial was at Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: Salem UMC, 169 Salem Church Rd., Mocksville; or Bear Creek Cemetery Fund, 492 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville; or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, 27103.