We will miss you, from Goshen Free Will Baptist Church Members:

MOUNT HOLLY – Shirley Thacker Smith, 79, passed away Oct. 21, 2018, at Robin Johnson Hospice House.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1939, in Mountain Hill, Va., a daughter of the late Russell Jerome Thacker Sr. and Grace Richardson Thacker.

Shirley was a member of Goshen Freewill Baptist Church, the Merry Hearts, and participated in Bible study. She worked in textiles and loved flowers, cats, her dog, Millie.

Survivors of Shirley include her daughter, Lisa C. Smith; sons, Sandy Smith and wife, Karen, and Don Smith and wife, Sheila; brothers, Russell “Pete” Thacker, Jr. and wife, Gail; sisters, Linda T. McCarter and Sylvia T. Myers ; sister-in-law, Ponda Thacker; grandchildren, Amy Lynn Smith, Shawn Hinson and wife, Amanda, Matthew Goethe and wife, Amber; great-grandchildren, Abigail Wagner, Tinsley Sharpton, Hayden and Hailey Hinson, Malachi, Makayla, and Paisley Goethe, and Caleb Hodge; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Thacker, and granddaughter, Sheree Goethe.

The family will receive friends at Goshen Freewill Baptist Church from 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goshen Freewill Baptist Church, 1300 W Catawba Ave, Mt Holly, NC 28120.