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Mrs. Viola K. Smith was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina to the late Pearl Osbourne Roberts Kimble and Andrew Roberts.  She was raised by Pearl and James Kimble.   She departed this life Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina.

At the age of six she started attending Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Gastonia, North Carolina and joined at the age of twelve. She served on the Usher Board, Hymn Choir, Musical Chorus and Bible Training Union where she served as the Secretary. 

She graduated from Lincoln Academy in Kings Mountain, North Carolina “Class of 1955”.  She retired from JC Penney in Gastonia, North Carolina after twenty-eight years of service.
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister,  Jean Davis.  

She leaves to cherish precious memories her husband, James Smith of the home; two daughters, Deborah Frink (Harlee) of Charlotte, N.C. and Kim Smith of Denver, CO.; two sons, William Smith (Jara) of Gastonia, N.C. and Shawn Smith (Nerissa) of Charlotte, N.C.; godson, Tony Knox of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Gwen Barnett (Kenneth) of Gastonia, N.C. and Betty Davis of Gastonia, N.C.; two brothers, James Kimble (Melba) of Kings Mountain, N.C. and Perry Kimble of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Morris of New York and Shirley Simmons of Greenville, N.C.; one brother-in-law, Calvin Clinkscales (Dorothy); aunt, Vergel Hoyle; special uncle, Tommy Lee Kimble; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two god grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Special love is sent to all of Maw Maw’s babies.
 


Funeral Arrangements:

PLACE:  Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
                5504 Little Mountain Road
                Gastonia, North Carolina

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017  @  12 Noon

VISITATION:  At the church Tuesday from 11:30 A.M. until 12 Noon
                          Other times at her home

BURIAL:  Gaston Memorial Park
                  1200 South New Hope Road
                  Gastonia, N.C. 28054

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  • Thursday, November 23, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your love one. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance. Hope this thought brings comfort.
    ~ Ms Allison   Durham, NC
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    William and Family, I was saddened to learn of your mom's death. May her memories live forever within your heart and bring comfort, peace, joy and laughter. May God bless you all.
    ~ Lisa Michelle Simpson   Gastonia, NC
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Reggie, my prayers are with you and your family.
    ~ LaTara Tribble   Mount Holly, NC
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    Kim, William, and Darlene so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. My Prayers are with you and your Family. I will forever cherish her Beautiful Smile.
    ~ Monica Harris   Dallas, NC
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    So very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult death can be to have to deal with. Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death and he knew he could resurrect him. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ~ Lisa L