Billie Rose Smith

September 12, 1933 - December 9, 2023
Billie Rose Smith

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Billie Rose Smith passed away at her home surrounded by family on December 9, 2023. She was born in Fairmont, NC on September 12, 1933 to the late Henry Lawrence Burchette and Fleda Berry Burchette. She is preceded in death by her husband, Claude H, Smith, Jr. and granddaughter, Lisa Nixon McMillan.

She is survived by her daughters: Gwen Smith Nixon (Lynwood) and Daphne Smith George (Mark), grandchildren; Charles Nixon (Ann), Tiffany Jernigan (Dameon), Phillip Stewart (Carrie) and great-grandchildren; Macy Nixon, Hunter Nixon, Kaylee Jernigan, Kayla McMillan, Allison Jernigan, Brooke McMillan, and Carah Jernigan, Mia Block, Stella Block, Lillian Block, Sophia Block and one great-great- grandchild, Kole Yates.

A special thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and the nurses Christine and Liz for their love and support for our mother.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Pine Valley Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Roger Orman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor to Pine Valley Baptist Church, 3940 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • December 16, 2023
    Gloria Harrell-Cook says:
    Gwen and Daphne, I’m sorry to hear that your mom passed. She was a lot like a mom to me growing up, from across the street to down the street. The tribute to her is so beautiful. You both will be on my heart and in my prayers. Much love, Gloria

  • December 13, 2023
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  • December 13, 2023
    Brooke McMillan says:
    Granny is in better place now it would be nice if she was still with us but the good news is we are all still together! I hope we never seperate and our family stays close we are always here for each other!

  • December 13, 2023
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