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Virginia Ferrell Smith

August 3, 1958 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Virginia Ferrell Smith Obituary

Ms. Virginia Ferrell Smith of Aurora, NC, entered into rest on October 28, 2023, at Pruitt Health in New Bern, NC. 

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith” 2 Timothy 4:7

A Time To Be Born:

On August 3, 1958, the late John Oliver and Josephine Gibbs Smith welcomed a shining star to the world and named her Virginia Ferrell Smith. The name Virginia translates to the meaning “pure” and is commonly associated with Legends and Sacrifices, and Ferrell means “woman of courage”. She was the 14th child out of her parents’ 18 children. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Kenneth, Colletta, Virginia, Hilton, Joseph, William, John F., Anne, Levern, Wilma, Hubert, Hildrew and Samuel. She was also preceded in death by her godson, Keith Robinson Jr.

A Time to Die:

Virginia was summoned by her God to her Heavenly home on October 28, 2023.

A Time To Sow:

Virginia joined Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the pastorship of W.C. Horton. After relocating to Aurora NC, she was under the watch care of the late Pastor Winfred Hamilton at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, later joining under the pastorship of Pastor Fredrick Little. Until her health declined, she would frequently visit New Growth Unlimited Ministries, Inc with her daughter. She was also a dedicated follower of Pastor Fredrick Little and Virtual Ministry until her health no longer allowed her to attend. While attending Mt. Olive she sang in the Young Adult Choir and was a member of the Women of Purpose.

A Time To Plant:

Virginia attended Pamlico County School System and graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1976. She later attended Pamlico Community College and received Early Childhood Education & Certified Nursing Assistant Certifications.

A Time To Pluck What Has Been Planted:

Virginia was a hardworking woman and provider for her family. For years she worked in the childcare industry at Genesis Daycare in Stonewall, NC, Reelsboro Christian Daycare in Reelsboro, NC, Camp Vandemere and Learning Together Academy Daycare in Maribel, NC. She was also a certified nursing assistant and employed at Britthaven of Pamlico and Deliverance Home Healthcare. She loved working with children and the elderly. She was also employed for the Town of Mesic as the Town Clerk. She was a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a woman of few words but had a pure heart and a smile that would light up a room. She may have silently sat in a room but she had a discerning spirit and when she did speak it was with compassion and love. She loved crossword and word search puzzles. But in her pastime, she really loved watching the Game Show Network and WWE, formally WWF wrestling.

A Time To Love:

Virginia leaves behind to cherish her memories her heart in human form: her soulmate, Gerald Midgette; three loving and faithful daughters, Shiekkera Smith, of the home, Quarnickia Smith, of Waldorf, Marlyland and Santreca Kearney, of Raleigh, NC; four granddaughters, Sanectra, Annaysia, Laniyah, and Amiyah all of Raleigh, NC; two great grandsons who were her pride and joy, Devin and Kaiden of Raleigh, NC; devoted and loving siblings, Lavender Minor (Larry) of James City, NC, Oliver Smith (Pearlie) of Washington, NC, Marina Garris (James) of James City, NC and Charles Smith (Kathy) of Nashville, Tennessee; daughters of the heart, Loveasia, Holland, and Nykira; nine grandchildren of the heart; godchildren, Marleen Ushry (Calvin), Kendryk Smith (Amber), Lionel Hatch Jr., and Chiquita Smith; honorary grandchildren, Navaya & Major Minor and Jasmine Little; lifelong friends, Lori Jones, Juanita Powell, Flora Jarvis & Amber Davis; brothers in law, Andrew A. of Brooklyn, NY and William Roberson of Maribel, NC; sisters in law, Maggie Warner of Atlanta, GA and  Doris Little of Aurora, NC; god sister, Nan Beasley (Connie) of Maribel, NC; one aunt, Rosetta Gibbs; mother of the heart, Elder Eula Mattocks; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Heavenly Arms Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, 906 W. 15th Street, Washington, NC.

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November 4, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heavenly Arms Family Mortuary & Cremation Services LLC
906 W. 15th Street
Washington, NC

Celebration of Life
November 5, 2023

2:00 PM
New Growth Unlimited Ministries
1020 Peed Town Rd.
Aurora, NC 27806


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