Kathryn M. “Kathy” Smith, 76, loving wife of Jerry Smith, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
Born in Sumter, SC, she was the daughter of the late James Mosely and Mary Mosely- Charron.
“Kathy” lost her father at a young age and grew up to be an independent and strong young woman who helped out at home whenever she could. After graduating from high school in Sumter, S.C. she attended college at Spartanburg Methodist College. Kathy later went on to finish her Associates Degree of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. After receiving her degree, she worked at several hospitals, including Mary Black Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Department and in the Emergency Room of the former Greenville General Hospital. Kathryn also worked as the plant nurse at Poe Mill in Greenville and with both Palmetto Urology and Greenville Urology before her retirement.
Mrs. Smith was a former member of Piedmont Park Baptist Church and currently a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir and enjoyed volunteering in the church nursery. Kathy loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her three great-granddaugthers. She was happiest when she was cooking for and hosting her family during holidays. Kathy also had a green thumb and loved her flowers.
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter, Leslie Merchant; a grandaughter, Kayley Merchant; great-granddaugthers, Mila Perez, Chelle Perez and Chiska Perez; brother-in-law Martin Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Glenda Huff.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Mountain Creek Baptist Church followed by the funeral at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 255 W. Mountain Creek Church Rd., Greenville SC, 29609.
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