BAMBERG -- Shirley Marie Corbitt Smith, 88, of Bamberg, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
She was born July 20, 1929, in Suffolk, Virginia, daughter of the late Mary Kirton and the late Edward Corbitt.
Shirley enjoyed spending time with her pets, planting flowers in the yard, and never met a stranger. Her home was always open to anyone, and she had a huge heart for anyone in need. She loved her family and found great joy in cooking large Sunday dinners for her children and grandchildren and expected everyone to be there. Shirley will be remembered as a generous, gentle but firm woman, who was very protective of her family. She was a retired machine operator with JPS Industries in Walterboro and was a previous supervisor with Smoak's Sewing Room and also worked part-time with the former flower shop in Branchville.
Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Marvin Smith; children Randy L. Smith, Mary Alice Platts and Sylvia Ann Harrell; and great-grandson Dylan Smith.
She will be deeply missed by her son, Jody Smith and his wife Teresa of Walterboro; two daughters, Marviette "Pie" Hogan and her husband Mike, of Bamberg and Sheryl Marie Hernandez of Bamberg; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, at Open Door Baptist Church, 6933 Main Highway, Bamberg. A funeral service will be held at noon at the church. Burial will follow in the Edisto Baptist Church cemetery, 4831 Edisto River Road, Branchville.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity that benefits seniors and "aging issues." Flowers may be sent to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, before 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414 (843-722-8371).