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Effie Ashley Smith, 79, passed away on January 24, 2018.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at
Foster Memorial Baptist Church, 1911 S. Church Street, with 
Reverend Nehemiah Smith, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow
at Garden of Gethsemane.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018
at Foster Memorial Baptist Church. 

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  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hunter-Odom Funeral Service
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    My condolences to the Smith family, "Doll Baby" is what I've always called her and she will truly be missed.
    ~ Deloris Kelly   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    Our prayers are with you during this time of your loss.
    ~ Wilbert & Laurette Lewis
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Keeping the family in our prayers.
    ~ Marvin and Gail Thorne   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Our sympathies go out to you, Pastor Smith during this difficult time. Dea. Otis Jones and will be praying for you during grieving period which lies ahead. May the Holy Spirit be all that you need and provide the comfort only He can give. Rev. Louis Jones, Mary and Dea. Otis also.
    ~ Rev. Louis G. Jones and Family   Richmond, VA
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother. May God give you strength to endure.
    ~ Rev Vernon Bryant   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother. May God give you strength to endure.
    ~ Rev Brenda Bryant   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    ~ Irene Brown   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    My prayers are with you may God give you strength
    ~ Gladys Williams   rocky mount, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    My deepest sympathy for the Smith Family.
    ~ Leora Whitley   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Please know we are praying for your family ~ Marilyn and Tim Powell
    ~ Marilyn Powell   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    My prayers are with the Smith family.
    ~ D'Andrea Powell Dorsey   Shreveport, LA
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    We pray for God's blessings & comfort to your family.
    ~ Deacon and Patricia Jones   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    We pray for God's blessings & comfort to your family.
    ~ Deacon and Patricia Jones   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father lovingly supports us in these difficult times (Psalm 34:18 and Revelation 21:3,4). Take care.
    ~ Melva
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    My prayers are with the Smith family.
    ~ D'Andrea Powell Dorsey   Shreveport, LA
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. l pray your strength in the Lord.
    ~ lda bowser   Roanoke Rapid, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    May God comfort and give you peace during this season. The Bynum/Smith family
    ~ Cynthia Bynum-Willet   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you today. We hope you both find comfort in your special memories of your sweet mom.
    ~ Delton and Sandra Farmer   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    So sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Effie Smith. Ms. Effie will truly be missed to those whom she nurtured and gave positive guidance as a Girl Scout leader and as a teacher in the NRMS. May God comfort you and your family during this most difficult time. Doris Marshburn and family
    ~ Doris Marshburn   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    The lost of a mother is very hard and it takes time to begin healing Mrs Smith 's warm pleasant smile will be missed May God continue to bless you all
    ~ Shermise Parker   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    We were sadden to hear of the loss of your love one. May God be with you. You are in our prayers.
    ~ MR AND MRS. TILMA KELLY AND FAMILY   WALLACE, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    We are praying that the Lord comfort the family.
    ~ Dr. Brenda and Rev. Bronchie Hart   Wilson, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    I was sadden to hear of the passing of Effie. Effie and I were roommates at FSU and remained friends until her demise. Nehemiah and Jacques, you have my Deepest Sympathy for your lost. I know everything is alright with my friend.
    ~ Kathleen Smith   Brooklyn, NY
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    I was sadden to hear of the passing of Effie. Effie and I were roommates at FSU and remained friends until her demise. Nehemiah and Jacques, you have my Deepest Sympathy for your lost. I know everything is alright with my friend.
    ~ Kathleen Smith   Brooklyn, NY
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of Effie Ashley Smith, my friend. My prayers are with you now and in the times to come. Look to the hills for your strength.
    ~ Christine Fitch   Wilson, NC
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    There are no words now. There is nothing anyone can say to ease the pain of your loss. There is only faith in God who is able to give us strength when we have none of our own.
    ~ Deacon TV and Deaconess Julia Foster   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    I am praying for strength and peace for your entire family. May God continue to bless you
    ~ Carrie Umstead-Davis   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    Mrs.Smith was an educator who had a very rare quality of reaching out and trying to make sure she enhanced the total life of the child. She will be missed as a role model for others.
    ~ Lou Jones-Hill   Kinston, NC
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of your mom. I've been thinking about the times that she and my mom would stay in the fabric stores all day and spend all night sewing at your house. She and your dad were sweet people who focused on providing an education you guys. They were proud of you. Your mom spent countless hours tutoring probably every person in Rocky Mount. Great memories! We love you guys and we are here for you. Audrey, Robin and Anita Green
    ~ Anita Green   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    Davis Family
    ~ Davis Family   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    Our prays are with you during your time of sorrow
    ~ Alfonza and Gloria Edwards   Goldsboro, NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ~ Darlene Williams Parker   NC
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    RIP Mrs Effie
    ~ Gregory Batts   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    The Creator of the heavens and the earth has promised death will be no more. (Rev 21:4). Sorry for the loss of your loved ones. My condolences are with you and family as you grieve. May Jehovah the God of comfort brings you comfort and strengthens you from the scriptures as you endure your loss. ( 2 Cor 1:3-4; Heb 2:15; John 5:28-29). Please visit http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. Gwendolyn L.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, March 09, 2018
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace
    ~ Carrie Umstead-Davis   Rocky Mount, NC