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Melba Smith Willis

June 9, 1935 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 86)


Melba Smith Willis, 86 of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on May 3, 2022.

Born on June 9, 1935, in Robeson County, NC, Melba is the daughter of the late Duncan Francis and Edna Brigman McRainey. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ted Franklin Smith; her husband, John Leslie Willis, Jr; and her son, Michael F. Smith.

Melba is survived by her son, Duncan Franklin Smith & partner David Loven; daughter-in-law, Ann Smith; grandchildren, Michele Heath & husband David, Michael J. Smith & wife Katie; great-grandson, Jackson Heath; sister, Frances Martin; and nephew, Jeffrey Martin.

Melba worked several years and retired from the St. Pauls Branch of United Carolina Bank, now Truist Bank. She was known by many, loved by all and will be greatly missed.

If you would like to send flowers, please ask the florist tp deliver them to the funeral home  by Friday afternoon.  The family encourages and welcomes donations to Community Home Care & Hospice, to honor and celebrate the loving care Melba received from them. To make an online donation, please see the link below or you may mail your donation to, Community Home Care & Hospice, 2800 Breezewood Avenue, #100, Fayetteville, NC  28303. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Melba Smith Willis, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
May 7, 2022

10:00 AM
McRainey Family Cemetery
East Parkton-Tobermory Road
Parkton, NC 28371


Community Home Care & Hospice
2800 Breezewood Ave. Ste. 100, Fayetteville NC 28303
Tel: 1-910-323-9816
Web: http://www.communityhch.com

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