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Virginia Gaye Smith Brown

Death 15 Jan 2017 (aged 61)
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 175484273 · View Source
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Virginia Gaye Smith Brown, age 61, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday evening while vacationing at the coast.

She will always be remembered by so many for her love of people, her devotion to her family and many friends. She loved pretty things as it was apparent by her passion for decorating and elegant style in her beautiful home.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother and was happiest when spending time with her family. She loved being at the beach and listening to beach music. How befitting it is that she spent her last hours on earth looking at the waves and listening to the sound of the ocean.

She was born to Bob Fuson and Margie Elizabeth Batts Smith on February 3, 1955 in Clarksville, Tennessee who preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Jim, and her greatest joy, their son Barrett Christopher Brown.

She is survived by her brothers William Michael Smith and wife Peggy of Winston-Salem, Bob Fuson Smith, III and wife Betty of King, North Carolina; her sisters Deborah Dosek and husband Richard of Advance, Marianne Cohn and husband Bob of Cary; her mother-in-law Ellen Hunter and brother-in-law John Brown of Sterling Heights, Michigan; sister-in-law Carol and husband Stan Mullin of Arlington, Texas; nephews Andrew Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida, Adam Smith (Sara) of Clemmons, Patrick and Jeffery Mullin of Arlington, Texas; nieces Blair Elizabeth Small (JT) of Winston-Salem, and Brooke Elizabeth Cohn of Charlotte; great nephew Keeland Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida, and great nieces Oliva Garron, Grace Lowell Smith of Clemmons, Lucy Small and Charlotte Small of Winston-Salem.

Also preceding her in death was her niece, Abbye Lowell Smith and her nephew William Michael Smith, Jr.

The family will receive friends Friday evening January 20 at Salem Funeral Home, from 6 - 9 p.m. A private family service and burial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Virginia Gaye's family request that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7029 Albert Pick Rd Ste. 200, Greensboro, NC 27409 and the Forsyth County Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.


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  • Created by: Dan Francis
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175484273
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