Anna K. Davis Smith age 81 of Asheville NC, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2019. She was born on July 28, 1938 to the late Mary Ann Davis and Robert Watkins.
Mrs. Anna was first and foremost a dedicated mother. She cherished her children and embraced every moment with them to the very end. She especially loved her role as Grandma. She loved each of her grands and great-grands beyond words. She was a woman of God who loved and took care of anyone that was in need. She had a vivacious personality that made people laugh. Her beautiful smile and laugh would brighten your day.
She spent many years employed by First Baptist Church and Asheville Country Club before retiring. She was a lifelong member of Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church and a dedicated member of the Golden Girls.
Mrs. Anna loved spending time with her family and cooking. She was the “Queen” of the family, and to know her was to love her. She will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Eddie Smith, a retired U.S. Army Veteran, sons, Walter Davis, Gregory Davis, granddaughter London Davis; sisters Mary Elizabeth Davis, Georgia Tina Davis; brothers Elbert Davis, George Davis, Donald Eugene Davis, Jerry Bruce Davis, and William Davis.
Mrs. Anna is survived by daughter Deborah Bryant (Edgar) of Asheville; sons Michael (Vickie) Davis of Asheville, Alvin (Jackie) Davis of Georgia, Quintin Davis of Asheville, Darrell (Gwen) of Charlotte; sisters, Mary Frances Davis of Asheville, Linda K. Davis of Georgia; brother Leroy Alvin Davis of Asheville, 31 grandchildren, 67 great- grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, special niece, Vivian (Gregory) and Stacey (Tyrone); daughter’s best friend Wanda Lester of Asheville and many other family and friends.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith will be held Sunday August 18th at 3:00pm at Nazareth First Baptist Church (146 Pine St.). The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be held on Monday August 19th at 12pm at the Western Carolina Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain.
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