December 3, 1944 ~ September 14, 2020

Born in: Baltimore, MD
Resided in: Candler, NC

Suzanne Pollitt “Suzi” Smith, 75, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020.

A native of Baltimore, MD, Suzi was a daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Minor Pollitt.

Mrs. Smith was very active with the Land O’ Sky Doll Club for 35 years, holding various offices throughout the years and leading many education programs for the club and doll-related events. She was a longtime member of Connection Point Church of God.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bruce Smith; daughters, Teresa Smith and Donna Stewart and husband Allen; granddaughters, Hailey Stewart and Madison Stewart; and sister, Barbara Jean Searle.

Due to the pandemic the funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be private at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Pastor Stan Asher will officiate. Attendance will be limited to 50 individuals and masks/facial coverings are required. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The service will be live-streamed and available on You Tube and at Facebook.com/GroceFH.

In lieu of a formal visitation, Mrs. Smith will lie in repose beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

Services

Funeral Service: September 19, 2020 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

For those who wish to pay their respects: September 19, 2020 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715

828-667-8715

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  1. To the family of Suzi Smith, I did not know the girls, but I can tell you your mom was a wonderful lady and your dad is one of the most respected men I have ever known. For health reasons ,Mary Dot and I have moved to Greensboro to be near my daughter Tina.We will not be at the funeral in person, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Bruce, I so miss all the great times we had in all our wonderful talks at your Appliance store. You are my friend indeed! Love you all

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  2. Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for Godโ€™s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankindโ€™s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be close to you in the coming days and may you find comfort in all the memories you have of your loved one!!

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  4. To my Dear “Cousin Suz” – you will be missed so very much, by so many. You were my childhood best pal”…. you taught me how to swim at Pettigrew’s Swimming Pool in Reidsville; we posed together for a photo on the back of a ridiculous stuffed horse in White Lake; you hit and nearly killed me with a water-filled beer can at Kitty Hawk; I can go on and on. And one of your cherished Dolls – the one you made for Surgeon General of the U.S., ADM C. Everett Koop – will always reside in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. We all Thank God for the time we shared together… so short, and ended so prematurely. Save a place for us in The Garden. We Love You, “Cuz”….

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  5. I met Mrs. Smith, twice, when she came to Dalton, GA to care for her daughter, Teresa, after she had surgery. She was kind and attentive. I know that she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. I know that she will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

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  6. Suzi will be greatly missed in the doll world. She was such a kind hearted, eager to assist, easy to work with person that everyone who ever met her will miss! I personally called Suzi a friend and will miss her greatly!!! Please know that she was loved by so many in the doll world and that we have suffered a profound loss. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family!!!

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  7. Teresa, we are keeping you, your dad, Donna and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to you all

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  8. Teresa, we are keeping you, your dad, Donna and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to you all.

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  9. We are deeply saddened by your loss. May your wonderful family memories of Suzi give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Prayers and Blessings to you all.

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  10. We send you love, light, and peace in your loss of Suzanne. I first met her in the 4th grade at Grace, and then both Bill and I knew her all through David Millard and Lee Edwards. She was always smiling and an important part of our high school reunion committee.

    Jean Clayton and Bill Barkley

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    • Suzanne and I were at Grace Elementary and Lee Edwards. She was funny, fun, and caring of others. She was a special person and we will miss her. My love to her family and especially to her Enka High daughters.
      Anne Putnam Hutzel

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  11. I am so sorry for the loss of Suzanne. She has been in my thoughts and prayers these last weeks. We were together in school for many years. She always had a smile on her face and a friendly greeting to all she met. In sincerest sympathy.

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  12. I feel I knew your Mom Teresa. So many pictures posted and such love you have for your parents. They were blessed to have the life they had together. Many hugs and tears coming from Canada xo

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  13. Teresa,
    I remember how sweet your mom was when I would come to your house as a child. She always remembered me whenever I would run into her, which was usually at a restaurant! We would always talk about how both of us ended up being teachers. Thinking of you and sending love to your entire family.
    Elaine Embler

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  14. To my dear friend Bruce. Heaven has surely gained an angel this week. I have loved you and Suzi ever since I met yall at State St Church of God. You all are wonderful people, and I’ve truly missed y’all. My love and prayers are with you. Love, Linda Calloway

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  15. We have attended many a doll luncheon for the Land O Sky Doll Club. Watching Suzi handle everything with grace, kindness and professionalism was amazing. Once she gave a program and talked about how much she loved her granddaughters. She always had time to say hello to my husband and me. Our doll club loved going to the luncheons. We at the Rowan Doll Society of NC will miss her wonderful smile and great enthusiasm.

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  16. Our deepest sympathy to Bruce and family, she was a very kind and gracious lady I had known since high school and was also our neighbor for many years. We will miss seeing her in our community!

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  17. My love and prayers are with all. Wish times were different because I would be there to hug you. So I will be thinking and sending love to you. Beverly

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  18. Our deepest sympathy to Bruce and The family, Suzie was a very kind and gracious lady I had known since high school and was also our neighbor for many years. We are saddened by her loss will miss having her in our neighborhood!

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  19. Suzi will be missed by so many. She always had a kind word & smile for everyone. Don & I will praying for comfort for all the family.

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  20. So sorry Teresa for the loss of your mom!!!
    Iโ€™m praying for strength and comfort for you and your family!!!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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  21. I surround each of you in prayer at this time . I know you are heartbroken. Be kind to yourselves and take your time as you now face a huge challenge: learning to carry on without her in your midst.Know that you are loved.

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  22. Bruce and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is huge. I know what that is like. I am praying for you all, that GOD’s peace, love and presence will envelope you and comfort you. Picture Suzi in Heaven with Jesus. Is that not an awesome picture and she is so happy. Take comfort that you will see her again.

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  23. We are so sorry to hear of Suzanne passing. We love you and will be praying for you.
    We will be watching her service.

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  24. Donna and Family,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for comfort, strength and peace during this time and the days to come. We love you!

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  25. Mr. Bruce, Donna, Teresa, Allen, Hailey and Madison,
    We love you all so very much and are saddened by Mrs. Suzi’s death. We send you our prayers for peace and encouragement for your souls and beautiful memories to lighten your hurting hearts!! May’s God’s grace go with you in the coming days!
    Love, The Meadows Family

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  26. So very sorry for your loss Suzie was a wonderful person such a bright light. May God comfort you and give you strength through this difficult time.

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  27. Dear family; Our Father places our friends in our lives for a season, as with us, then gives us beautiful memories to last for eternity. We send our love and blessings.

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  28. Our thoughts and prayers are continuous for you.
    And memories and love flowing freely…โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿโœ๏ธ

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  29. God bless and be with you, Brother Bruce and your family. I was so sorry to hear of Suzi’s passing. Thank the Lord for the promise of heaven because of what Jesus did for us. Prayers and all of His love.

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  30. Robin and I are thinking about and praying for you guys …. โ€œHEโ€ will send you the comforter and bring you to peace

    Love & Prayers
    Greg & Robin

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  31. Our sympathy to the Smith family for the passing of Suzi. She was a great friend for many years, and we will miss her, but have many good memories.

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