Raynelle Smith Allred 64, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 at her home.


Raynelle was a native of Lee County, she was one of four girls born to the late Ray and Claudia Roberts Smith. She loved cooking and seeing people enjoy a good meal.  Raynelle owned and operated restaurants all her working life.  She was a loving sister, mother and grandmother.  Anytime spent with her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren was most important.   Raynelle enjoyed trips to the beach and watching her favorite TV shows.  Miss Mary Ritter was a very close friend and their times together were very special to Raynelle. In addition to her parents, she was joined in death on April 12, 2021 by her sister, Sharon Fields.


Raynelle is survived by her daughter:  Heather Garner and Matthew Sheffield;  son: Chris Allred and wife, Michelle; grandchildren: Jakob Garner and Courtney Brown, Justin Allred, Kaylee Barker and husband Austin, Landon Sheffield;  great grandchildren: Everliegh, Laney; sisters: Darlene Ratliff, Janet Burns and husband David; brother in law: Jimmy Fields; many nieces, nephews and friends.


A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, April 16, 2021 at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 989 Whitehill Road, Sanford, NC.


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  1. Prayers and condolences to Raynelle’s family. Look to and lean on the Lord for comfort, help and strength. He will be with you. (Read John 14 for comfort and strength.)

  2. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and comfort to all your family.
    She was a loving sister, mother, and friend.

  3. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Heather and Chris and your families. Your mom was a Very Special Lady with a kind heart. I really liked her and enjoyed helping out at Midway after Tannah started working there. That was Tannah’s first job and Raynelle was so good to her. I will be praying for God’s Peace to be with you in the weeks and months ahead.

  4. Prayers to heather and the family! She was a special lady that always knew how to make me laugh! I will miss her picking at me anytime we crossed paths! Praying for comfort and peace in the days to come!

  5. We spent many hours with Raynelle..working..or hanging around her house…NEVER..not one time did you show up that she wasn’t happy to see you…never did she say you couldn’t come swim…and if you dropped by Midway and didn’t have money never did she not feed you what she knew you liked..She took all of us in at anytime during the day or night…she was always opened armed with hugs when you seen her.. Raynelle was a good one..we were blessed to have had her in our younger years as support..I am thankful to have worked at Midway and got to know Raynelle and her family..As we got older and had children we all moved on our way but anytime I saw Raynelle she her same sweet self…Heaven just looks better and better as the good folks pass on…Heather and Chris we are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers ❤

    • Prayers for the family!! Raynelle was always a friendly and nice person! We are so sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers for everyone 💜
      Pam & Arnold Hussey

  6. I’m so so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family in the days ahead! May God wrap his loving arms around you all during this time and days and weeks ahead❤️🙏🏻

  7. Heather and Chris I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Raynelle was a good woman. I remember going to Midway Grill. I remember when me and Darline would go for dinner and every time Raynelle would sit and chat with us. (Usually about baseball)She was always so proud of both you. Praying for you both. God comfort you all and keep you close.

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