Kay Smith, 88, passed away peacefully on December 27th, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Summerville. She was born July 1st, 1934, to Rosa Belle Greene and John Thomas Whetsell of Dorchester. Kay loved her community and its people, choosing to reside in Dorchester her entire life. During her life, she was an outstanding seamstress, having worked at Manhattan Shirt Factory and Carolina Girls Wear. She loved making clothes for her daughter and nieces.
Kay is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Marion Hickman Smith, as well as her siblings, Adelaide, Eleanor, Alice, Isabelle, Carolyn, Dorothy, TC, Jackie, Donnell, Hugo, and JA.
Kay is survived by her children, Miriam Smith Birdsong (Jamie) of Summerville and Marion Albert “Al” Smith (Linda) of Dorchester; her grandchildren Jake Birdsong (Stephanie) and Hannah Birdsong of Summerville, Courtney Smoak (Jamie) of Pomaria, and John Curtis Stroble (Jessica) of Hollywood; and her 6 great-grandchildren.
Kay was a woman of strong faith, kindness, and humility. These values led her to consistently put the needs of others ahead of her own. She will be dearly missed by her family and her community.
The funeral service will be Friday December 30th, 2022, at Limestone Baptist Church in Dorchester at 2 pm, with visitation ½ hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Limestone Baptist Church Senior Lunch Ministry.
Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, Ladson.
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