James Lewis Smith
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 17, 1941
  • Date of passing: Apr 21, 2013
Let the memory of James be with us forever

James Lewis Smith, 71, a former resident of Butner passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his home in Swansboro.

A native of Harnett County, the son of the late Howard Leaven and Lucy Johnson Smith. He was a member of Northeast Primitive Baptist Church in Jacksonville, a veteran of the US Navy, worked at ABF Freight and was owner operator of Butner Florist, Butner Garden Center and Butner Jewelry.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 24th 2013  at Butner Presbyterian Church in Butner by Rev. Dave Vellenga and Rev. Lenny Rogers. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia D. Smith of Swansboro, a son, James Lewis Smith II and wife Michaele of Creedmoor, a brother, Eddie L. Smith of Chesapeake, Va., three grandchildren, Megan Ganzert  and husband Matthew, Courtney Smith, Jay Smith and a great grandson, Miles Lewis Ganzert. He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Smith and a great grandson, Weston Ganzert.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Northeast Primitive Baptist Church in Jacksonville, NC.

Visitation 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home of his son .

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Smith family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nancy Dickerson on 22nd May 2013

"We are so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Smith.  I got to know him and Pat when they ran the florist.  Our thought's and prayer's go out to Pat and the family. God Bless You All!!"

This tribute was added by lynne allen on 27th April 2013

"Pat,
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I know every trip to Butner Florist was welcoming and warm.  Lynne remembers buying a charm bracelet from Lewis with her first bonus. Please stop by whenever you are in town. Praying for you.
                          Yvette Davis, Jeff and Lynne"

This tribute was added by Thelma Marie Jefferys on 25th April 2013

"Pat:  I  am  so  sorry to  hear  about  Lewis.  I  did  not  get  all  the  information  until  late  Wednesday  night.   Eddie and Lewis and I,  of  course,  grew  up  together,  and  I loved  them  both so  very  much. I was  about 7 years  older  than  Lewis.  I  still  have  fond  memories  of  the  fishing  trip  Grady and  I  had  with  you  and  Lewis.   Pat,  May God Bless. Thelma."

This tribute was added by Kay Turner on 25th April 2013

"Pat sorry to hear of passing of your beloved spouse.  Prayers are with the family at this time."

This tribute was added by GLENDA STEPHENSON on 24th April 2013

"Oh Pat, Jamie, Michaele,and other family members,we are so sad to hear about Lewis. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat, Momma often speaks of the fun ya'll had as kids. She loves you and is so sad that she is unable to attend the funeral. Lewis will be missed by so many. May his memories comfort you, during this time. Love Glenda, Rickey, Casey, Kelly and Rachel"

This tribute was added by Robin Lyne on 24th April 2013

"PAT, We were so sorry to hear of Mr Lewis's passing. Our heart goes out to you and your family. He was of my favorite people, as are you.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robin"

This tribute was added by Paula Denton on 24th April 2013

"Jamie, Michaele, Pat, Megan, Courtney and Jay, We are so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Lewis well but knew how much you loved him. I am thankful that he is no longer in pain. You are blessed with a strong faith that will help get you through this difficult time.May God wrap His healing wings around you. You are in our hearts & prayers. Love Paula and Blake"

This tribute was added by linda ferrell on 23rd April 2013

"I loved my Uncle Lewis growing up.  We shared birthdays and he called me to wish me a happy birthday even into adulthood.  Somehow we lost touch but he was always in the memories we shared. He will be missed. Lewis, you will always be in my heart. RIP. Love to those he left behind."

This tribute was added by Janet Love on 23rd April 2013

"Dear Pat, Jamie and family we are sadden for your family during  this time of sorrow.  We send our prayers and condolences.
Rick & Janet Love and family."

This tribute was added by Joy Spivey on 23rd April 2013

"Pat, we were so sorry to hear about Lewis. May God grant you and all of his loved ones "peace"."

This tribute was added by Joy Spivey on 23rd April 2013

"Dear Pat and family of Lewis Smith, We are so sorry to hear of  the death of this well loved man. May God drant you each "peace"."

This tribute was added by Ellen Poe on 23rd April 2013

"Pat and Jamie,    We are all so sorry to hear about Lewis.  Our prayers are with all of the family.  We ask for comfort at this time and the times ahead. We love you all.   Alex and Ellen Poe"

This tribute was added by Jim Sally on 23rd April 2013

"We are all deeply sadden with Lewis's passing and pray for peace and comfort for Pat and the family at this time of loss.  He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered"

This tribute was added by JoAnn Smith-Harmon on 23rd April 2013

"Pat and Jamie.....although I have not seen you all in a long time, I want to express my deepest sympathy to you, and to your extended family and friends, for your loss.  My family is remembering you in our prayers as the Lord walks you through this time of grief.....JoAnn Smith-Harmon (Penny)"

This tribute was added by Anne Crews on 23rd April 2013

"Daddy and I are so sorry for your loss Pat.  You and your family are all in our prayers.  I was so glad to see that you had so much love from your neighbors.  Lewis never met a stranger, he made everyone feel like a friend and that spirit will stay with you.  We love you,
Gay"

This tribute was added by Marie Jones on 22nd April 2013

"Pat and family so sorry to hear about Lewis .Our prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow."


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