Hilda Cain Smith

Published 1:42 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Mrs. Hilda Cain Smith, 80, died on Sept. 14, 2019.

She was born on May 20, 1939 in Mocksville to the late Carl C. and Sarah Cain. She was a graduate of Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Winston-Salem. She worked for Novant Health Hospital (formerly Forsyth Memorial Hospital) and Davie County Hospital with a combined 45 years of service.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, the Rev. Francis L. Smith; daughters, Priscilla Miller Cooper, Brenda Smith, Debra Smith and Gwendolyn Wellman; son, Thomas Smith; siblings, Clifton Cain, Evola Ellison, Millie West, Garfield Cain and Roland Cain.

She was a member of United Cornerstone Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. One of her passions was mission work. She was the former vice chair of the women’s auxiliary for the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of N.C.; former executive of the Rowan Women’s Auxiliary of the Rowan Baptist Assoc.; former board member of the Woman’s Baptist State Commission; committed supportive delegate to the General Baptist State Convention of N.C.;  former fourth vice president in the Forsyth County Missionary Union; president of the Missionary Department at Union Cornerstone Baptist Church; attended the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention for the Global Christian Missional Community; member of the Pilot Mount Baptist Assoc. and a host of other volunteer efforts local, state and national level.

Survivors: her daughters, Vanessa Miller of Winston-Salem, Cassandra Miller and Marisa Miller of Metro Atlanta, Ga.; son, Mike Smith (Velgene) of Danville, Va.; grandchildren, Patreesa Miller, Xarius Hampton, Shazzi McCullough, Jamien Smith, Demon Smith, Wesley Smith, Alisha Wellman, Thomas Smith Jr., Michael Smith, Michelle Smith; God-granddaughter, Jasmine Jefferson; great-grandsons, Kyson Coleman and Hendrixx Golden; 2 sisters, Lillie Mae Scott and Faye Carter (Richard); a brother, Wilbur Cain (Amelia); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The visitation family hour is at noon and the funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 916 East 12th St., Winston-Salem. The funeral services will be by the Rev. C. Anthony Jones. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Garden. The body can be viewed on Friday, Sept. 20 at Russell Funeral Home, 822 Carl Russell Ave., Winston-Salem , www.russellfuneralservice.com .

Memorials: American Heart Assoc. or the American Diabetes Assoc.