Doris Smithson

Doris Esteen Smithson (Gregory)

Friday, May 8th, 1925 - Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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Doris Esteen Gregory Smithson, 94, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 26, 2019. She was born in Angier, North Carolina, daughter of the late Charlie and Polly Gregory.
Esteen was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Noton Smithson. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Joe Perez, grandson and his wife, Jason and Rebecca Perez and great grandson, Owen, brothers, Lyman (Romaine) Gregory, Fred (Lou) Gregory and sister, Hearley Cox, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was an active member of Kempsville Baptist Church and served in many capacities through the years.
A service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake with Pastor Kelly Burris officiating.
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    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 3:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

Posted at 06:17pm
Shirley, your mother was such a sweet, Godly lady. She always treated me, and in fact everyone with kindness and respect. You were blessed with two special parents, and I know you are thankful that they are together again, in the presence of Jesus, and so many other friends and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of "joyful sadness."
Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

Claire Fellows

Posted at 06:57pm
My condolences to the Smithson family. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Doris. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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