Lois Marie Smith

October 24, 2012
Lois Marie Smith


Lois Marie Smith 49, of Rocky Point passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, to join her mom Brenda S. Shepard in heaven who passed away July 3, 2012 to be the next guiding light for our family.

Lois had a contagious laugh and was a extreme coupon bidder on ebay. She would save money anywhere she could to get her next great deal on a purse. Lois was a crafty interior designer and was a deep animal lover.

Lois is survived by her one and only true love of almost 25 years, Dean Smith. Also her father Richard E. Shepard Sr of Wilmington; and brother Richard E. Shepard Jr and wife Rose of Hampstead. Brother-in-laws John Smith of Leland, and Randy Smith of Indiana. Lois had a special bond with her mother-in-law Shirley Smith, which became her second mom.

All of her nephews and nieces held a special spot in her heart and she will miss giving them an ornament this year for Christmas. A memorial will be held 1:00 pm Saturday October 27, 2012 at Pine Valley Church of Christ.

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  • October 26, 2012
    Liz Eggleston says:
    Ricky and family, know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed talking with Lois about our animal "kids" when she was the marina.

  • October 26, 2012
    Jimmy Fussell says:
    Mr. Dean, I only met Miss Lois for the short time when she worked at Go-Gas in Castle Hayne a while back. Her smile and outlook on life left a lasting impression on me, and I always looked forward to seeing her there when I fueled up. She always had a dog biscuit for my dogs and would ask about them if they weren't with me. I talked to a friend about her today and they agreed "yes, she was always my favorite cashier"....I just wanted to share that with you sir. She will be dearly missed by more people than you can imagine.

  • October 26, 2012
    Deb Parrella says:
    Dean, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God hold and comfort you.

  • October 26, 2012
    Aunt Dawn Midgett , Gale & Kim says:
    Dean, Ricky & Family, we are truely shocked and saddened to hear of Lois's passing. Are prayers are with you all, in this time of need. Heaven has surely gained one precious Angel!

  • October 25, 2012
    Charles Clinard says:
    We both are so saddened for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.