Deggie Denise Smith, 56, of 401 McCluney Drive, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018, in her home.
Wife of Harry Lee Smith, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Jerline Dawkins.
She was a 1980 graduate of Gaffney High School. Deggie was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where she served as an usher, member of the YWAs and Culinary Committee.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Shedrick Dawkins; grandparents, Ella and Hollis Dawkins, Sr., nephew, Jamal Dawkins; uncle, Lyman Dawkins, Sr.; aunts, Osteen Dawkins, Willie Ruth Tate, and Lillie Mae Woods (Horace).
Surviving are: her husband, Harry Lee Smith of the home; two daughters, Chasity Smith-Parker (Paul) and Ariel Smith; one son, De’Arron Smith; a sister, Melanie Dawkins; grandson, Demerius Coleman; aunts, Inez Dawkins, Marva Littlejohn (Frank), and Verlie Littlejohn (Thomas); uncles, Bob Tate and Hollis Dawkins; nephews, Elijah Dawkins and Chad Byers, Sr.; brother-in-law, Grant Smith; two special children, TraQuanda Hunt of Gaffney and Kelsi Gist of Boling Springs, SC.
Funeral Services will be Sunday, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Rev. Darrell Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The Gilmore Mortuary