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Rhonda Renee Smith

December 24, 1960 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 59)

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Rhonda Renee Smith, 59, of 52 JLB Lane, Sanford, NC entered into rest on Friday, May 8, 2020.  

At the age of 59, Rhonda departed her life peacefully at home in Olivia, North Carolina, surrounded by her mother and daughter. Rhonda battled sickness for a few years. During this time, she was saved and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour.

Rhonda was born December 24, 1960 to Doris Buie Sellars and the late James (Boot) Sellars in Sanford, North Carolina. 

Rhonda graduated from Western Harnett High School in 1978. She later went on to work at Twin City Cleaners, Eagle Electric, and Coty. Rhonda met and married Lawrence Smith (1979-1992). To this union, three children were born. 

Rhonda enjoyed many activities, which included reading, crossword puzzles, cooking, being around her family and taking care of her grandchildren. 

Rhonda was preceded in death by her father, James (Boot) Sellars.

Rhonda leaves to cherish her memories, her mother Doris Buie Sellars; a sister, Kimetha Sellars; two sons, Brian (Shauniko) Smith and Kareem Smith; a daughter, Latoya Smith; fourteen grandchildren, Mikal, Shaniya, Jovon, Kareena, Shakira, Shayera, Isaiah, Isreal, Lyric, Malaki, Kareem, Future, Jazzmaiah and Kamiah; four aunts, Rachel Sellars, Margaret Buie, Delores McLaughlin, and Marzell Murchison; one uncle, Johnny Sellars; and a host of other family members and friends.

God's Garden

God looked around His garden

And found an empty place

He then looked down upon the earth,

And saw your tired face.

He put His arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,

He knew that you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb.

So He closed your weary eyelids

And whispered "Peace be thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you did not go alone...

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, NC. 

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 Service Program


May 14, 2020

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Church of God Cemetery
Olivia Road (Across from Murchison Chapel 5165 Olivia Road)
Sanford, NC 27332

Graveside Service
May 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Church of God Cemetery
Olivia Road (Across from Murchison Chapel 5165 Olivia Road)
Sanford, NC 27332

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