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Stanley Earl (Sr) Smith

January 14, 1957 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 63)


Legacy of Life

Mr. Stanley Earl Smith departed this life on December, 20, 2020 at 5:25 p.m. at his home.

He was born on January 14, 1957, in Simpson, NC to Samuel and Rethia Gray-Smith. Stanley was a dedicated and faithful member of the Reimage Church (formerly known as Faith and Victory). He was a lifelong member of Reimage church. He joined Faith and Victory Church 38 years ago. He served faithfully as an usher (Door Keeper) in the house of God under the leadership of the former Pastor, John Zabawski and current Pastor, Chris Hopkins.

Stanley was educated in the Pitt County Public School and graduated from D.H. Connely in 1977. Immediately after graduating from high school, he went into the workforce. In November 1980, Stanley was united in holy matrimony to Vickey Becton.

Stanley worked at National Spinning Company, Grady White Boat and was last employed with ASMO in Greenville, NC. When not working, Stanley could be found watching the Western Channel, and his beloved Carolina Panthers and the Laker. He was a true Carolina Panthers and Lakers fan.

He was preceded in death by three sisters; Gloria SmithFleet, Elaine Smith and Darlene Gatling, two brothers; Glenn Smith and Ray Charles Smith.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his wife of 40 years, Vickey Becton-Smith of the home; his daughter, Veronica Smith, Charlotte, NC, his son; Stanley Smith Jr. (Crystal), Greenville, NC. Four grandchildren: Brittany Smith, Jaylan Ormond, Nakiya Palmer, and Brandon Smith. Mother-inLaw; Willie Mae Lawrence-Becton of the home. Three sisters: Terri Ann Williams (Randy), Greenville, NC, Rethia Smith, Grimesland, NC, and Carolyn Smith Holton (Samuel). Two brothers: Samuel Smith, Jr. (Carolyn), Simpson, NC and Carlton Smith (Jackie), Greenville, NC. One aunt; Renee Gray, Baltimore, Md., two uncles: John Henry Gray, Norfolk, Va., and Greg Gray, Baltimore, MD. One sister-in-law; Virginia BectonCooper and two brothers-in law: Richard Becton (Lisa), Grimesland, NC and Charles Becton (Evelyn), Greenville, NC. Three special friends: His brother-in-love; Randy Williams and Alfonso Gutridge and Keith Clayton and as well as many other family and friends.


On behalf of Rountree Family Mortuary, we want to extend our sincere condolences to your family in the passing of your loved one.  We want to thank you for trusting us with their care.  Rountree Family Mortuary realize we face challenging times in the midst of the current public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Rountree Family Mortuary realize that many of you are receiving questions from family members and have questions of your own related to the Coronavirus.  Rountree Family Mortuary pledges to do everything, within the mandated governmental guidelines, to ensure you have peace of mind and are able to grieve and celebrate the life and memories of your loved one like everyone else before the emergency procedures took effect.

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It is critically important that families be allowed to share their loss with others through a traditional family gathering.  Rountree Family Mortuary is willing to help you plan a more traditional service once the public health circumstances have improved.  This is a rapidly evolving situation and information and guidance change frequently.  We will continue to update you with new or relevant information as the need arises.

Rountree Family Mortuary is dedicated to continuing helping families find healing and hope even in the worst of times.  

May God bless you and keep you,



The funeral service for Mr. Smith may be viewed via live-stream via Facebook, under Tina Wiggins Rountree.

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December 27, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Reimage Church
3950 Victory Ln
Winterville, NC 28590

Funeral Service
December 27, 2020

2:00 PM
Reimage Church
3950 Victory Ln
Winterville, NC 28590

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