We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Dafford Funeral Home, Inc. Dunn
Ms. Eliza Linda Smith, 63, of 331 McNeil Circle, Dunn, passed away June 1, 2022.
She was the daughter of the late Jim and Sissie Surles of Harnett County. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Melvina Patterson and Tony Surles.
At an early age, Linda attended Bethlehem AME Zion Church with family. She accepted Christ under the leadership of her nephew - Reverend Christopher L. Haywood.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Timothy Smith of Lillington, NC; two sons, Andre Smith of Houston, TX and Marcus Smith (Tiffany) of Wilmington, NC; one God son, Carter Ward of Dunn, NC; five grandchildren, Nadage, Andre Jr, Nehemiah, Marcus Jr, and Oliva Smith; Sisters, Bessie Haywood of Raleigh, NC,, Barbara Warren (Thomas) of Raleigh, Gloria Branch(Chris) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Marilyn McDougald(Wayne) of Fuquay-Varina, Shelia Valencia (Jorge) of Angier, NC, Sharon Surles of Zebulon, NC, Vonita McNeil(Owen) of Fuquay- Varina, NC, Lashonda McDonald(Lamont) of Raleigh, NC, and Michelle Surles of Garner; brothers, James Surles (Barbara) of Lillington, NC, Clark Surles of Durham, NC, Walter Surles (Gloria) of Lillington, NC, William Surles of Benson, NC, Lee Surles (Gail) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Keith Surles of Fuquay-Varina; aunts, Mildred Johnson of Raleigh, NC, Carolyn McLaughlin (Robert) of Fayetteville, NC; uncle, Grady Smith of Raleigh, NC; and a special niece, Shannon Surles and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Public viewing will be Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Dafford Funeral Home, Angier, from 1-3PM. Masks are required to enter. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 PM at the Bethlehem AME Zion Church Cemetery, Olive Branch Road, Fuquay-Varina. Masks are recommended. Burial will follow.