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Glenda Baxley Smith

Obituary for Glenda Baxley Smith

August 4, 1956 - June 16, 2018
Bladenboro, North Carolina | Age 61

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7


Glenda Baxley Smith, 61, of Bladenboro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Southeastern Hospital in Lumberton, NC surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Glenda was a graduate of East Bladen High School and also attended Bladen Community College. For more than 20 years, she was the Business Administrative Secretary for Sampson-Bladen in Elizabethtown, NC.

Glenda was a devoted mother, precious Mema, very special sister and friend to many. She had a servant's heart for God and a passion for helping others. She will be greatly missed.

Glenda was predeceased by her parents: Horace and Shirley Baxley of Elizabethtown. She is survived by two daughters: Jennifer Smith Russ (Cory) of Dublin and Amanda "Mandi" Smith Fief (Mike) of Fayetteville; seven precious grandchildren: John Dylan, Jailynn, Jacie, Jayla Russ and Trenton "Trent", Kinley and Landon Fief; one brother: Horace Melvin Baxley (Marlene) of Harrells; one sister: Rosa Baxley English (Randy) of Elizabethtown; very close companion: Larry Buffkin, Sr. of Elizabethtown; a lifetime sister in Christ: Brenda Prevatte Jernigan of Lumberton; a special friend: Maxine Cashwell of Elizabethtown and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held at Pleasant Grove Church in Bladenboro on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1pm with Rev. Charleston Guyton, Rev. Cameron McGill and her son-in-law Cory Russ officiating. Burial will follow service in the Brisson Cemetery Hwy 41 in Bladenboro.

At other times, family will meet at 1205 Pleasant Grove Church Road Bladenboro, NC 28320.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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