Cover photo for Mildred R. Smith's Obituary
Mildred R. Smith Profile Photo
1938 Mildred 2020

Mildred R. Smith

December 28, 1938 — July 29, 2020

Mildred R. Smith, age 81, of Abingdon, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home.  She retired from Washington County Virginia Social Services where she served as an eligibility worker for more than 20 years.  She was of the Baptist faith.  She was dearly loved by all who knew her and was an exceptional woman.

Mildred was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Singleton Ledford; husband of 52 years, William “Reece” Smith, Sr.; son-in-law, Allen Null; and two sisters, Kate Kegley and Peggy Ranta.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Smith Null of the home; son, Reece Smith, Jr. of Glade Spring, Va.; five sisters: Shirley Davidson of Bristol, Va.; Sussan Ford-Ledford of Fla.; Nancy King and husband, Andy, of N.C.; Linda Puckett and husband, Jim, of Tenn.;  Kathy Erickson of Wash.; three grandchildren, Faith Smith Johnson of Abingdon, Jordan Tyler Smith of Bristol, Va., and Rebecca Null of the home; seven great grandchildren, Nickiah, Adayla, Kymoni, Juelle, Kylan, Kobe, and Klara; niece, Amy and husband, Dave; nephew, Steve; and several more exceptional and beloved nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Rose Cemetery with the Rev. John E. Massey, Jr. officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or Faith in Action, P.O. Box 2419, Abingdon, VA 24212.

Those wishing to express sympathy online or send “Hugs from Home” may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook.  The family of Mildred R. Smith is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mildred R. Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 24

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree