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Flake Smith

Flake Smith

Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Philippians 1:21 " For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind, these are the memories, he leaves behind….
Mr. Flake Smith, affectionately known as “Jack”, was born in Iredell County on January 8, 1929, and was the son of the late Charles and Addie Feimster Smith. He departed this life on Friday, April 17, 2020, at his home in New York.
He graduated from Unity High School and served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He was a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Queens, New York, where he served as treasurer. He later joined Allen AME Church in Queens, New York, where he served faithfully until his death. He worked at Associates Cuts Flower Shop for twenty years, and for a number of years, he owned and operated a Limousine Service with Al Morrison, his best friend. Flake loved the Yankees, that was his favorite team, he also enjoyed cooking Sunday Dinner, and had a green thumb when it came to plants and yard work.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Flake “Kim” Smith, Jr., six sisters, Macy, Blanche, Mary, Rachael, Pauline and Evelyn; five brothers, James, Horace, Bill, Rayford and Raymond. He was formerly married to Furrell Morrison, who preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his sons, Gregory C. Smith and Christopher C. Smith, both of the home; three grandchildren, Anya Smith, Christopher Hargrove and Deanne Johnson; two great grandchildren, Charles Johnson and Cedric Johnson; a sister-in-law, Emma Jean Morrison Huggins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
All Is Well, Safely Rest!!

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Reverend James Ramseur will officiate and burial will follow in the Freedom Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, NC

There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.


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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 1st, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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    Officiant
    Reverend Robert Ramseur
  • Interment

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, May 1st, 2020
    Location
    Freedom Presbyterian Church
    Address
    Highway 21 North
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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