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Dorothy Mae Smith

August 27, 1937 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 84)

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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…

~ Ecclesiates 3: 1-5

Dorothy Mae Smith, daughter of the late Albert William Smith, Sr. and Frances Odell Epps Smith, began her journey through life on Friday, August 27, 1937, in Emporia, Virginia.

Dorothy was educated in the Greensville County School System. She relocated to Baltimore, Maryland and became employed with Irvington Knolls Care, as a Certified Nursing Assistant. As life progressed, Dorothy returned to Emporia, Virginia and began working at Emporia Manor; and later became a Home Health caretaker.

Dorothy was loved and adored by all who knew her. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. She will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched.

On Friday, May 27, 2022, as the sun began to beam its light upon a new day; God in His infinite wisdom, dispatched one of His angels to escort Dorothy into His marvelous light. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: one brother, Albert W. Smith, Jr.

Precious memories, Oh how they will forever linger in the hearts of: her stepmother, Rosa Smith; three sisters, Thelma (Alfredo), Theresa (Charles) and Sharon (Joseph); two brothers, Ronnie and Anthony (Arlene); several devoted friends, Ellen Risher, Diane Alexander and Annie Richardson; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 



Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Smith's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mrs. Dorothy Mae Smith.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11




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24 Hour Viewing
June 2, 2022

2:00 PM
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568 Halifax Street
Emporia, VA 23847

24 Hour Viewing
June 3, 2022

9:00 AM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax Street
Emporia, VA 23847

Graveside Service
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden Forest Lawn Street Emporia, Halifax Street Emporia, VA

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