Dorothy Krauchuck Smith, Beloved wife of Rev. Edward Smith for over 76 years has claimed her Heavenly reward. She was no doubt welcomed into the gates of Heaven with ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant’. Dorothy – affectionately known by thousands across the world in her church family as Sister Smith, was a devoted spouse, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and god grandmother. Always quick with stories and recollections of her life, Dorothy was a prayer warrior and her wise counsel will be sorely missed by many. She was a supportive and dedicated minister’s wife, providing prayers and guidance whenever and wherever it was needed. With a servant’s heart for missions and those in need, she worked tirelessly through the Women of the Church of God to raise monies in support of those passions. Born in Philadelphia, she never quite lost her accent even though Virginia was her home for more than 50 years. Her laugh and keen insights will be held in our hearts until we meet again. Psalms 37:4 was her favorite scripture and speaks to her faith and hope for all who knew her. “Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.’’ If you wish to honor Dorothy’s memory, the family suggests a donation to Gideon’s International in lieu of flowers.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Rev. Edward Smith, daughters Judy Joness and Joy Smith, grandsons Jonathan Parsons, Seth Parsons and wife Julie, great grandchildren Leira and Daxton Parsons, god grandchildren, Lee Ann Arnold, Devin and Megan Altizer and ‘adopted’ son, Terry Altizer.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 18 at 2:00pm at the First Church of God at 6330 Courtney Lane, Dublin, VA. The family will receive friends at 1:00pm before the service. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700