Ressie Smith Wager

May 15, 1934 - September 28, 2022
Ressie Smith Wager

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Ressie Smith Wage age 88, of Leland, passed away on September 28,2022 at Lower Cape Fear Life Center Bolivia. She was born on May 15,1934 in Turnbull NC.  She was the daughter of the late Romley and Martha Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband William G. Wager, son Marvin Earl Beard Jr. and siblings; Louise, Eloise, Verbie, Vergie, Marry and Paul Smith.

She is survived by her two granddaughters raised as her own, January Beard and Casey Russell and grandson, Vince Beard, and great grandchildren, Zachary Russell, Reece Russell, Katie Fister, Hailey Beard, Isabella Beard and Jameson Beard.

The family would like to thank Jessica for the care and dedication she provided and Raquel Williams for the compassionate care, companionship and pure sunshine she brought in a time of darkness.  Thank you for loving her.

A Graveside  Service will be held on Friday October 7th,  at 12:00 Noon at Greenlawn Cemetery 1311 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412

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  • October 05, 2022
    Claire Marcantonio says:
    RIP Ressie - I enjoyed our time together watching old western movies and our many conversations. You are at peace now with the rest of your family.

  • October 05, 2022
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