Mary Ellen (Lee) Smith

July 22, 1934 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Mary Smith Obituary

Mary Ellen Lee Smith, 89 of Mebane passed away peacefully on October 23, 2023 at AuthoraCare Collective Hospice Home. 

Mary Ellen was born in Moore County on July 22, 1934 a daughter of the late Edward Purvis Lee and Alma Erwin Lee. She was a homemaker and a woman of strong faith. Mary Ellen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a Sunday school teacher and loved crosstitch and crocheting. Now Mary Ellen will get to see her beloved doggie Casey Jack again.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Clyde Smith, a son Doane "Buck" Smith and her sister, Carol Sue Gentry. 

Surviving are, two children, Diane King (Nelson) and David Smith (Nicole); five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and her sister Cheryl Barnes (Lonnie). 

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Northside Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lonnie Barnes officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. You may share an online condolence by visiting 

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates any donations made to AuthoraCare Collective Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road Burlington, NC 27215. 

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Sandy Godfrey for being just like another son to Mary and to all of the hospice caregivers that made her last days comfortable. 


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Celebration of Life Service
October 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Northside Presbyterian Church
1805 Vaughn Rd
Burlington, NC 27217


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