May 30, 1930 ~ March 31, 2014

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Jessie Carlene Smith Sorrells, 83, of Fletcher, died Monday, March 31, 2014. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Carl Everette and Jessie Fugate Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Douglas Sorrells. Mrs. Sorrells was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Fairview. She is survived by daughters Debra Meadows and husband Phil, and Kathryn Moseley and husband Carson; sons Michael Sorrells and wife Theresa, and Gary Sorrells and wife Dana; grandchildren Jarrod and Jessiene Meadows, Joshua Moseley and wife Krissy, Benjamin Moseley, William Dylan and Rachel Sorrells; five great-grandchildren; and brothers Paul Smith and wife Frankie and Jack Smith and wife Ginny. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church of Fairview, with the Rev. Stacy Harris and the Rev. Dr. Carson Moseley officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander Christian Academy, 3919 Icard Ridge Rd., Hickory, NC 28601.

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  1. Dear Sorrells Family, Bud & I send our sincere sympathy to each of you during this difficult time. God Bless!

  2. Michael, Debbie, Kathy & Gary,
    Sending my prayers, and sincere condolences to your family! Your Mama, was truly a jewel, and touched many hearts, that crossed her earthly path!

  3. Kathy, Gary and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what it’s like to lose you Mama. I loved your Mom. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything that I can do. Love, Myra

  4. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. My condolences on the loss of your dear mother whom I remember very well always cheering on her kids. Wonderful smile and beautiful lady.

  6. Kathy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I remember your mom from Mt. Carmel, and she was a sweetheart! Remember the happy times and take comfort in the fact she is resting in the savior’s arms.

  7. So sorry to hear of Carlene’s passing I didn’t know soon enough to attend but wanted to let you know we were thinking about you Our prayers are with your family

  8. Debbie, Kathy and family….we were so sorry to hear about your mother. Larry and I know the loss of a parent both loosing our Dads. Knowing they aren’t suffering any more and in a better place helps us make it through each day. We pray the same for each of you. Our love and prayers are with you.

  9. My arms are around you in your time of loss. I am so upset that I just found out today that aunt Carlene passed on March 31. I would have been there to support your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face each day without your mother. I hope I can see each of you soon
    Janet Smith Trout 4237155339


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