Donald Beech Smith

May 27, 1914 - December 9, 2009
Donald Beech Smith

Rev. Donald Beech Smith, 95, of Leland, NC, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center.

He was born in North Branch, MI, on May 27, 1914, a son of the late Lillian Maude (Chamberlain) and Lewis Eugene Smith and was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Esther Southerland, and son, Samuel Lewis Smith.

Rev. Smith was licensed and ordained in 1949 serving as pastor for over 56 years. Prior to this, he was a leader with the home Church in Brooksville, Florida, as well as outreaches of that Church to surrounding communities.

Surviving are: three daughters, Mariam Hardister and husband Darrell of Titusville, FL, Grace M. “MaDonna” and husband Sam of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and Althea E. Reeves and husband Roland of CA; four sons, Donald L. Smith and wife Celia of Wilmington, NC, David B. Smith and wife Lila Mae “Susie” of Leland, NC, Loran H. Smith and wife Alice of Wilmington, NC, and Leland J. Smith and wife Charlotte of Winter Haven, FL; also 76 Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC, with Rev. Julian McMillan and Rev. Billy Cooper. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December, 12, 2009 in the Brooksville Cemetery, Brooksville, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God, 4927 Wrightsville Avenue. Wilmington, NC 28403.

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC.

Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]


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