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Connie Lee (Baldwin) Smith

June 10, 1923 ~ September 6, 2018 (age 95)

Connie Lee Baldwin Smith passed away peacefully September 6, 2018 at her Clarksburg home following an extended illness. Connie was born June 10, 1923 in Steeds, Moore County, North Carolina, the youngest child of the late Hattie Louise Dunlap Baldwin and Andrew Moses Baldwin.

Following the loss of her parents, she entered Mills Home Baptist Orphanage in Thomasville, N.C. at age 5 where she lived until graduation from high school in 1940. She worked in support of the war effort, first with the US Army Signal Corps in Fort Monmouth, N.J. and later joining 2 of her sisters at the Glenn L. Martin plant in Baltimore, Md. manufacturing B26 bombers. She moved to Clarksburg in 1946 and worked as the secretary for the Clarksburg Baptist Church. On August 21, 1949, she married William C. Smith.

Connie is survived by her daughter, M. Leann Smith of Clarksburg and her son, Dr. William D. Smith (Rebecca) of Bristol, TN and her granddaughter Kimberly A. Daugherty (Christopher) of Pittsburgh, Pa.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William C. Smith, three sisters, Ina McNeill, Onnie Belding and Ronnie Madaris, four brothers, Roy Baldwin, Charlie Baldwin, Roland Baldwin and Woodrow Baldwin and a half brother, Earl Baldwin.

Connie was a consummate homemaker and expressed her love for friends and family in sewing and cooking. She was a regular in the central West Virginia crafting community where she was known for her appliqued sweatshirts. Connie was a lifelong learner and enjoyed challenging her mind with word games and puzzles.

She was a longtime member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Queen Esther Chapter #11, Order of The Eastern Star.
At Connie’s request, there will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrison County or a charity of your choice.  
The family would like to thank Connie’s caregivers, Judy Fryzel and Mindy Matson, and WVU Hospice, whose loving care allowed the family to fulfill Connie’s long stated desire to remain in her home.
Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory handled the arrangements for the Smith family. Online condolences can be made at www.davisfuneralhomewv.com 

 
 

 

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