Harriet Lee Smith

Harriet Lee Smith

Served in the
Air Force
Harriet Lee Smith departed this life for eternal rest Monday April 16 2007 surrounded by her family.

Born in Hampton VA August 1 1941 she was the daughter of the late Jesse Earl and Lillian Hart Johnson Smith and sister of the late James Edward Smith of Hampton. She was a 1959 graduate of Hampton High School. She and her husband Jack have resided in Smithfield since 1985 where they enjoyed many family gatherings. Harriet was the heart and soul of a very large family continuing family traditions and her door was always open.

She owned and operated 'Special Occasions'? creating many beautiful cakes and receptions. She was a former treasurer of Eastern Star Chapter 127 former president of the Scottish Rite ladies club in Newport News and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Chuckatuck VA.

Survivors include her husband Jack L. Smith; daughters Ramona L. Hayduk of Williamsburg Kimberly S. Hellmann husband William of Charles City; sons Frederick W. Rector wife Ann of Concord NC Daniel L. Smith wife Rebecca of Farmville NC James R. Rector III of Arlington John E. Rector of Richmond; sisters Marti Lowrie husband Marvin of Foxhill Janet Hausmann husband Edd of Smithfield; brothers Jesse E. Smith Jr. wife Kathy of Gates County VA Stephen M. Smith wife Cathy of Suffolk; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends who loved her dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory by the Rev. Tim Phipps with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Thursday at 7:00 p.m. an Eastern Star Service will be held a 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home followed by a visitation of friends until 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.


From our family to yours our heart felt condolences go out at the loss of such a loved wife mother grandmother great-grandmother and friend to many in our local community. She will be missed by all. If there is anything we can do during this time of sorrow please do not hesitate to ask. Tom Dianna Thomas Michelle

Tom Baise

Jack: Our condolences to you and your family. We know that Harriet is with the Lord and will continue to support and watch over you. Our love and prayers are with you and we hope that they will be a guiding force during this time of sorrow. If we can help please do not hesitate to call us. Bob & Paige

Bob & Paige Carpenter

Jack: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and have been for sometime. Harriet is now in a much nicer place and you know how special she was to us. Our nights at Starbucks are memorable and she was alway wearing a smile. If we can help in anyway please let us know. We love you. Red and Jeanie Gillikin

Jeanie and Red Gillikin

Jack and Family Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you all.We will miss our dear cousin and dear friend. We wish we could be there with you all in this of sorrow.In our hearts we are with you all.GOD is always there with you.We send our love and deepest sympathy. Ruth and Melvin Johnson

Ruth and Melvin Johnson

Jack I'm so sorry to hear. As you know I worked in the same building with Harriet for a number of years 1199. She was always a positive person and a delight to everyone in the building. I didn't know she had been ill so it was a shock to me. There's probably nothing that can be said at this time that will ease you and your families pain but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary Evans

Jack Our condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Staff of Eagle Harbor Primay Care

Eagle Harbor Primary Care

Our prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I am glad our paths crossed. I remember when Glenn brought us to visit~how welcome Harriet and you made us feel. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Dorothea Les & Shelby Pemberton

Dear Jack It is with great sorrow in which we send this message to you and all of Harriett's loving family. May your faith in the ONE who loved us first give you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly Dolores and Fred

Dolores & Fred Eaton

Dear Jack We're so sorry. Our love and prayers to you and yours. Lou & Joe I'll miss you my dear Friend. Love Lou

Lou Featherall Haar

Jack & Family Margaret and wish to express our sincere condolences to you all for your loss. Harriet was always a sweet and wonderful person and we will truly miss her. Her "door was always open" whether it was her ehome or her heart. May God be with each of you during this special time. All our love Skip & Margaret.

Skip & Margaret Parker

Jack: My thoughs and prayers are with you and your family. Bill & Sue Wm.& Suzette Burke

William P.Burke Jr.

Jack Lee You know I feel I will be with Harriet Lee in heaven if I live the life Harriet and you demonstrated to us. My thoughts are with your lovely family...glenn edward

glenn edward

I am so sad to hear of the death of my long-time friend Hampton H.S. ABC Sorority times spent in Newark N.J.--decades ago--and too short times spent as "Southside Neighbors." The great times had in Hampton in the late 1950's with Harriet by Lou Featherall Haar Dolores Featherall Eaton and I will never be forgotten and I am sorry that we will not be able to share the stories of grandchildren and extended families now. Rest in peace my dear friend Harriet and my sympathy to Jack and all of the family.

Pat Steele Haley

Please accept my condolence and may the fond memories of Harriett keep you all from being over sadden.May you find comfort in knowing that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.-Revelation 21:4

J. Pierce

Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort and strength in your happiest memories. With each new day may Almighty God give you strength.-Ps.55:22.

D.A. Kindred

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