Phoebe Messick Smith

Published 11:49 am Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Mrs. Phoebe Messick Smith, 83, of Clemmons, NC passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1938 in Davie County, NC to the late Glenn and Willie Mae Messick. Phoebe loved to bake crispy oat cookies, pound cakes and pies and give to all her friends in the community. She was known as the Cookie Lady! Phoebe also loved listening to Bluegrass Music at The Farmington Community Center and at Bojangles. Phoebe owned a house cleaning business and had many clients, as well as friends that loved her from many states. She never met a stranger.
Phoebe was also preceded in death by: her husband, Gray Smith; a sister, Patsy Phillips; and a brother Donnie Messick.
She is survived by: her daughter, Lynn Finney (Tony) of South Carolina, 2 sons, Perry Laird of Mocksville, Terry Laird (Lisa) of Sparta, NC; 2 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Jean Marler of East Bend, Joann Day of Virginia; and 2 brothers, Dickie Messick (Fran) of Winston-Salem, Bo Messick (Debbie) of East Bend.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Pastor LC Taylor officiating. The family received friends 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or Trellis Supportive Care.
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