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Rachel Kennedy Smith

October 25, 1928 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 91)


Rachel Kennedy Smith, 91, of Concord, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020.

Rachel was born October 25, 1928 in Stanly County to the late Tommy and Ora Barbee Kennedy.  She was also preceded in death by beloved husband, Cecil W. Smith; sister, Helen Austin; sister, Mary Jewel Brooks; and brother, Kenneth Kennedy.

Rachel left the textile industry after 25 years, to help raise her two granddaughters.  Rachel loved being outdoors and working outside.  She was a longtime member of McGill Baptist Church and loved her church family.  Most of all, Rachel dearly loved her family.  She was a loving mother, Mamaw and sister.

Survivors include daughter, Pam Lee and husband, Sam; granddaughter, Adrienne Newton; granddaughter, Amanda Snyder and husband, Bryan; great-grandchildren, Caroline and Kyle Snyder; sister, Lib Frey and husband Lyn; sister, Brenda Hinson and husband, Glenn; sister, Patricia Kennedy; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, September 18, 2020 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord, officiated by Rev. Steve Ayers.  She will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rachel's memory to McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 28027.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Smith family.

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Funeral Service
September 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Hartsell Funeral Home-Concord
460 Branchview Drive
Concord, NC 28025
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