Age: 65 Address: Lincoln Park Road, Burnsville Date of Death: Not Given Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: In loving memory of a loving mother, a devoted wife, respected grandmother, and honorary mother of the community.
Kitty was born and raised in Burnsville, NC on May 11, 1947. She was a daughter of the late Beecher and Selelia Griffith. Kitty was preceded in death by a sister: Oridea Roland; and, a brother: Alphonus Young. She graduated from East Yancey High School in 1966. Kitty was a member and pianist of Griffith Chapel AME Zion Church for over 30 years. She began her career at Ingles Grocery Store for 12 years, and ended her career at H&R Block after 23 years of hard work and dedication. Kitty will be remembered and missed by a host of friends and family.
Surviving are her loving and dedicated husband of 44 years: Lenon H. Smith; her children: RonLesly “Bam” Smith of the home, Melissa Tarbush and husband, Ken, Samantha Smith and Tony “Trouble” Smith, all of Burnsville, Terry Smith and wife, Beate, of Oklahoma, Carlos Smith and wife, Bridgette, of Durham, and Lenon and Daryan Smith of Charlotte. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Jeter Young and John B. Griffith; 2 sisters: Violet Henson and Patty Watkins and several neices and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. James Staley will officiate. Burial will be in Horton Cemetery.