‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Graveside Service

Asbury United Methodist Church
Saturday December 11th, 2021

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Janet's visitation.

Janet Dixon Smith

Janet Dixon Smith, 88 of Sanford passed away Sunday December 5, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 1pm Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born in Halifax Co, a daughter of the late Willie Thomas Dixon and Willie Margaret Beale. She was preceded in death by siblings, Virginia Joyner (JD), Mary Joyce Harrel (Joe), William Dixon (Edna), and Alfred Dixon (Helen).

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, John Walter “Jim” Smith Jr; Sons, Howard Evans (Jackie), and Bryan Lee Evans; siblings, James Thomas Dixon, Charles Linwood Dixon (Patricia), and Margaret Anne Francis (James); three grandchildren, Michael Evans (Debra), Brandon Evans, and Jennifer Datus Yarborough (Haston); ten great grandchildren, Parker Evans, Maci Evans, Landon Baucom (Ting), Aaron Baucom (Erin), Brant Datus, Maxwell Datus, Ian Datus, Cale Yarborough, Brandon Evans Jr, Jeremy Evans and Kevin Evans.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, very active in her Church and enjoyed singing with the young at hearts singers. They blessed a lot of people in the neighborhood.

The family gives a special thanks to the wonderful staff of Liberty Commons, the administrations staff, nursing staff, and physical therapy staff.

The family will greet friends following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, c\o Roxie Gunter, 4565 Chatham Church Rd, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Janet Smith, please visit our flower store.


To one of the sweetest women I've ever known. You will be missed, Aunt Janet ❤️

Indy (Francis) Harris Dec 9 2021 6:36 PM

My dear loving sister, Janet. My best friend, my loyal sister, my confidant. You have loved me my whole life and that love was 100% returned. You were my happy place. Lordy, how we have shared laughter over our time together. We could laugh hysterically over such silly things. I have all of those moments to remember and laugh about for the rest of my life. I will not say goodbye; I will say to you what my son, Danil. would say to me when he would leave to go somewhere. He would turn, look at me and say "Love ya! Mean it." Love ya! Mean it, dear sister. Ann

Margaret Francis Dec 9 2021 6:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Smith

Connie Hickman Dec 8 2021 9:52 AM

Mrs. Janet was a joy to work with at Liberty Commons. She made everyone laugh daily and I am thankful I got to know her for 5 months. Sending the family prayers and love.

Ashlyn Smith Dec 7 2021 6:35 PM

Dear Howard & Jackie, Michael & Debra, Jennifer & Haston and Family,
May God embrace you during this time. We pray that your precious memories will become treasures. Andy & I send condolences with love and hugs to you all.

Andy & Dorline (Rose) Nelson - Edgewater, Florida Dec 6 2021 8:24 PM