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Mary Edna Jernigan Smith

September 21, 1931 January 5, 2019
Mary Edna Jernigan Smith
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Obituary for Mary Edna Jernigan Smith

Mary Edna Jernigan Smith, 87, of Dunn died Saturday morning, January 5, 2019, at Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Sampson County on September 21, 1931, to the late Rossie Clarence Jernigan and Mary Hawley Jernigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Pernon Smith, to whom she was married for over 57 years. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Christine Jernigan.  

Edna worked for many years with her husband Alton, in the business he co-owned, SMS Tom’s Snacks. Prior to that, she worked at Johnson Cotton Company and Dynateria Enterprises. She was a lifelong member of Lee’s Chapel Church where she was active in the Women’s Auxiliary and other ministries of the church.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lee’s Chapel Church by Dr. Brad Williamson and Dr. Len Keever. Burial will follow in Lee’s Chapel/Williford Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Donald Alton Smith and wife, Suzette, of Dunn, granddaughters, Parrish Taylor Smith and Hayden Gray Smith of Dunn, and a brother, Eugene Jernigan, and his wife, Llewellyn, of Dunn, and several nieces and nephews.  

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lee’s Chapel-N.C. Foundation for Christian Ministries, 4948 Plain View Hwy. Dunn, NC 28334.

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6:00 PM 1/7/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Skinner & Smith Funeral Home
905 Erwin Road Dunn 28334 NC
United States

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11:00 AM 1/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lees Chapel OFWB Church

4948 Plain View Hwy
Dunn, NC 28334

Lees Chapel OFWB Church
4948 Plain View Hwy Dunn 28334 NC
United States

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