Heather Nicole Smith

April 26, 1985 - May 27, 2012
Heather Nicole Smith

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


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  • November 18, 2013
    MOM says:
    THAT FAITHFUL DAY I can't forget that faithful day, You had to leave, you went away. A sadness filled me up inside, Emotions that I could not hide. Tears they come sadness too, All my emotions just for you. Time will heal, so I was told. But time could never fill this hole Here in my heart there is a place, Your always there, keeping me safe Its filled w/love and happy times Its never dark your light it shines In heaven now, you do reside. To watch over me w/love and pride. I know one day we'll meet again Until we do just know how much I miss you and your always w/me. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. THERE IS NOT A MINUTE IN THE DAY I'AM NOT THINKING OF YOU !!! love MOM

  • February 16, 2014
    MOM says:
    Heather, Sorry I'm late for writing on your page. I did your Facebook, but I feel the need to here. HAPPY VALENTINE IN HEAVEN. I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU. UNTIL WE ARE RENITED AGAIN..... SENDING MY LOVE!! I PROMISE YOU MOM WILL NEVER LET YOUR MEMORY DIE. JUST BECASE WE CAN NOT SEE YOU ! I LIVE WITH YOU IN MY HEART WITH EVERY BEAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE MOM

  • December 15, 2013
    MOM says:
    WAY TO HEAVEN Santa, do you know where Heaven is, Maybe your reindeer know the way. For I have a special present, I need delivered on Christmas day. For Christmas is a time for sharing. With those we hold so dear. So take this gift with all my love. For a angel that is no longer here. Its wrapped up in all our memories, We once shared from our past. The ribbons and bows, are all our dreams. Inside is a broken heart. Its such a special parcel, Please Santa don't delay. I would like for it to be in Heaven In time for Christmas Day !!!!!! I love you more than the air I breathe Heather !!!!!!!!! Love MOM

  • February 16, 2014
    DANNY ROGERS says:
    Hey sweetheart. Just thinking of you most of the day !!Really wish you were here. I miss you all the time. and this world is not the same without you in it.and I still have your necklace and I think it has kept me safe at times. Your my cousin and guardian angel and I love you very much heather. Just glad I will always have our memories. Love Danny

  • November 24, 2013
    MOM says:
    GIVE IT TIME:' Give it time is what people keep sayin as I continue here without you. As if time is some magic elixer will heal the pain as losin someone so dearly loved. How can pain take away the pain of a unspoken goodbye? How can time fill the vast of an empty space of broken and lost dreams as I watch the world keep turning w/out u? Time can't even give me the simple question of why? ... No time does not heal.Time is merely a teacher. A teacher that is forcing me to make room for the pain, the grief the never ending longing to see u smile again and hold u close. Time does not heal. Time instructs and the lesson is the one I've ever faced.....And I'am now its unwilling student. I LUV AND MISS YOU HEATHER NICOLE. YOUR MOM FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!