Heather Nicole Smith, 27, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 27, 2012. Born on April 26, 1985 in Wilmington, NC. She lived in Leland, NC since she was three years old.
When she was fifteen she started working at the Piggly Wiggly in Leland, NC. She went on to work at Food Lion, as well as numerous other places. She had a heart of Gold and a smile that could light up any room. One of her biggest passions and dreams was to work with the elderly as a health care professional. The biggest passion in her life was spending time with her two nieces Taylor and Payton Smith. She couldn’t wait for them to visit on the weekends so they could make cupcakes or go to the park together.
She loved spending time on the beach, going out dancing, and fishing. She loved to spend her time outdoors, especially when her family lived in Miami and Okeechobee FL. She treasured her family, friends, and canine (Kaya). Her mother was lucky enough to have her as her maid of honor. Heather always looked up to her brother, Kevin, whom she called “Bubba”. Not a day went by when they didn’t spend some time together. She attended New Hope and Leland Baptist Church in Leland, NC.
Many would see Heather’s life as short, but for those who were lucky enough to be touched by her amazing spirit, understand that the quality of a person’s existence far exceeds the quantity of time which they have to live.
With her passing we remind others that her life is something to be celebrated. Although we will miss her everyday she will remain in our hearts forever. We will never forget her winning smile.
She was preceded in death by her grand-daddy, Harvery R. Smith Jr.; step-sister, Brittany Williamson; and two very special friends, Richie Reynolds and Larry Ray Patrick. She is survived by her loving mother, Connie Turner-Williamson; step-dad, Jamie Williamson; brother, Kevin “Bubba” Smith and girlfriend Robyn Bordeaux; step-brother, Shane Williamson; and two special nieces, Taylor and Payton Smith. Also surviving are her very special Grandmother; Margaret Smith “Memaw”, two special uncles, Glenn Smith of Wilmington, NC and Tim Smith of Leland, NC; a special Aunt whom she considered a second mother, Kay Freeman of Bolton, NC; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
God took her to his loving home
He saw her getting tired,
a cure was not to be.
So he wrapped her in his loving arms
And whispered “Come with me.”
She suffered much in silence,
her spirit did not bend.
She faced her pain with courage,
Until the very end.
She tried so hard to stay with us,
But her fight was not in vain,
God took her to his loving home,
And freed her from all pain.
“Heather was not only my daughter, but my best friend”
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 PM. Officiating will be Reverend Kenny Emmanuel.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099