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Helen Ruth Jones Locklear Smith

Helen Ruth Jones Locklear Smith, 86 ,of Winston-Salem, died on Friday, July 23, 2021, at home with her family.

She was born May 19, 1935 in Lumberton to the late Beasley and Mary Ellen Jones Locklear. Mrs. Smith had operated an alterations and dry-cleaning business and later retired from Thomasville Furniture. She was a talented seamstress, loved working in her flowers and garden and sharing God’s Word. She was a dedicated member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Waughtown Congregation for more than 50 years. As a loyal servant, her faith and love for Jehovah God and belief in Christ’s sacrifice sustained her with the promise of everlasting life in paradise and comforts her family.

Survivors: 2 children, Jeffrey Smith (Robin) and Ruth Glenn (Anthony Sr.), all of Winston-Salem; 3 sisters, Betty Dial, Bobbi Ann Sprinkle and Irene Ford; grandchildren, Anthony Glenn Jr., Jason Smith and Shannon Baker; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Addison and Grace Ashby, and Montana Smith; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Alford Jennings Smith; sisters, Rosie Mae Lowery and Janie Locklear Grant; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Smith Ashby.

A funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m., Monday, July 26 at Lambert Funeral Chapel, Mocksville, with Brother James McLemore officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. There will be a live webcast of her service on the Lambert Funeral Home website as well as by visiting  https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/57629.

Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.