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Celebrating the life of . . . . Manzie L. Smith

December 24, 1938 - September 7, 2022

Memorial Service: Saturday, September 17, 2022 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Carrboro Century Center

100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510


On December 24, 1938, in Oxford, North Carolina Georgia Mae Smith gave birth to her son, Manzie Lee Smith. Sadly on September 7, 2022, he was call home to glory.

Manzie was a loving husband, great father and wonderful granddad. He married the late Sarah Gunn Smith on April 16, 1960, they celebrated 55 years of wedded bliss. To this union three children was born; Garret Smith, Roderick Smith and Mia Smith. Securing a strong foundation for his family, Manzie worked at UNC Dental school as a supervisor in environmental services. His excellent work ethics awarded him to extend his workmanship to his own janitorial business. During his leisure time Manzie would enjoy going fishing or watching UNC “Tarheels” football and basketball games.

Manzie was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Sarah Gunn Smith.

Manzie leaves to cherish his memories to his two sons, Garret (Linda) Smith and Roderick Smith both of Chapel Hill; two daughters, Mia Lawrence (Roy) of Haw River, NC and NaTasha Penley of Cullowhee, NC; seven grandchildren, Antwan, Cadarius, Tiera, Brandon, Markus, Montia and Daria; eight great grandchildren, Cuedarius, Riley, Josiah, Barbara, Malaki, SaMayiah, Jada and D.J.; four sisters, Ollie Mae Moore, Verne McCain, Pricilla McCain and Debra McCain all of Roxboro, NC; five brothers, John McCain, Donnell McCain, Michael McCain, Greg McCain and Poindexter McCain all of Roxboro, NC; one brother-in-law, James Gunn and a host of other relatives and friends.

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