Patsy Ann Smith, age 67 of Durham and formerly of Southern Pines, died November 21, 2014, as the result of a car accident near Orangeburg, SC.


Memorial services will be held Tuesday, December 2, 10:00 am at Penick Village, Southern Pines and at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham, NC at 3:00 pm.


A native of north Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Clinton and Hoyte Smith.

She graduated from Mississippi State College for Women and taught in Pensacola, FL; Berlin, Germany; Florence, AL; and Durham, NC.  She attended The University of the South and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2001. She served at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC and as the Chaplain at Penick Village, Southern Pines, NC, until her retirement in 2014.

Patsy is survived by her brothers Wendell Smith (Mae Dean) and Kirby Smith, her nephew John Roth (Lucy), her nieces Carla Thomas and Angie Smith, and several cousins including Barbara Burney. She was preceded in death by her sister Judy Roth and her niece Anne Roth.


Memorials may be made to Penick Village Foundation or the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Powell Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.


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  1. I was blessed to know Patsy and greatly admired her faithful ministry at Penick. This is such a shock to so many people who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace and rise in glory and may God comfort all who mourn.

  2. We were both privileged to work with Patsy at Penick Village. She was a wonderful source of comfort and faith to all of her fellow employees and had great empathy for those going through illnesses and grief. All of the Penick Village residents benefited g

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Patsy was a classmate at Sewanee, and a good friend. Holding all her loved ones in prayer.

  4. I hadn’t seen Patsy for many years, but we kept in touch through birthday and Christmas cards. I loved Patsy. I have many great memories of her and have a couple great stories that I’ve told numerous times. Whenever I eat a piece of pecan pie I always say

  5. Please accept our sympathy in the sudden loss of Patsy and our prayers will be with all of you. We knew Patsy years ago when she was a part of our family and have fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.

  6. Patsy was a dear friend to my mother and father and we would have been lost without her during their time at Penick Village. She was a blessing and will be missed. Marguerite

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