Kim Marie Smith
June 28, 1958 - October 12, 2021
Kim M. Smith, 63, of Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.
Kim was born June 28, 1958, in Alhambra, Calif., to Duane and Janet (Jewell) Cross. She married Dan Smith Sept. 3, 1983, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Kim was a loving mother, sister, aunt, devoted wife, amazing caregiver and loyal friend.
She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Smith of Charlotte; father, Duane Cross of Pontiac, Mich.; sisters, Sheri Cross of New York, Bev Cross of Pontiac, Mich., Berdie Cross of Fort Myers, Fla.; nieces, Olivia, Harmony, Elizabeth, Amanda, Nicole, Jocelyn, Leslie; nephews, Matt and Chris; mother-in-law, Edith Smith; sisters-in-law, Sherry (Meda) Smith, Susan (Rob) McMahan; brother-in-law, David (Mary Jo) Smith; a beloved bearded dragon, Maxamillion; and many other cherished family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; infant daughter, Erica Nicole; mother, Janet; brother, Craig Cross; grandmothers, Jean (Nana) Zietek Jewell, Hazel Spencer; and beloved cats, Tabitha and Kassie.
Kim was an accomplished floral designer and loved crafting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, wreath making and bird watching. She enjoyed visiting the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, visiting the Meadows of Dan, Va., on the Blue Ridge Parkway, attending live music concerts and going to festivals and wine tasting events with her friends. Kim also collected Southwestern artifacts and silver spoons.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Dr., in Matthews, with funeral services following at 4 p.m., with Sherry Smith officiating. Burial was held at Virden Cemetery, in Virden, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request memorial contributions to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont, NC, 28012, www.dsbg.org/support/donate/;
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, 717 S. Marshall St. Suite 1058, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, www.brpfoundation.org/donate;
or Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fund 0281184, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101, www.angiopathy.org/support
Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Oct. 17, 2021.