Jane Wilson Smith, of Tar Heel, went to her eternal home on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at the age of 87. She was born in Bladen County on September 3, 1935, to the late Joe Thomas Wilson and Evelyn Robeson Wilson. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Troy M. Smith. She is survived by her three daughters, Donna Ward, Diana Russell, and Debra Davis (Ricky), all of Tar Heel, son Michael Smith, one sister Evelyn Robeson Faust of Savannah, GA, 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and an abundance of loved ones.
Jane was a simple, caring lady who adored her family dearly and loved it when they came to visit. She enjoyed nature, reading books and watching her western tv shows. She especially loved Matt Dillon of Gun Smoke. Her genuine love for everyone and kindness she shared will not be forgotten.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Briar Branch Baptist Church in Ammon (Elizabethtown address), NC with Chaplain Rick Weidman officiating. Burial will follow the services in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends immediately following the services.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Community Hospice of Whiteville for the care given during Ms. Jane’s illness.