Brenda Lee Smith, age 55, Erwin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of Carroll Reece Smith, Unicoi and the late Nora Mae Beals Sneyd.
Brenda was a homemaker. She enjoyed listening to country music and riding around in her car. Brenda loved being a grandmother to her nine month old grandson.
Other than her mother, Brenda was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Smith.
In addition to her father, Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Chris Byrd, Unicoi; one daughter, Kelly Tester, Erwin; one grandson, Kingston Duncan; two brothers: Rick Smith (Debbie), Erwin, Billy Joe Smith, Mountain City; one half sister, Teresa Sneyd Goins (Robin), Johnson City; her very special cousin, Susie; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the residence of her father, Carroll Smith, 5212 Piney Grove Road, Unicoi. Reverend B. F. McKinney, Jr. and Reverend Dallas Gregg will officiate at the 8:00 P.M. service. Travis Stevens, Dale Stevens, Andrew Stevens, Coy Paul Smith, J. D. Duncan and Luke Jones will serve as pallbearers. Committal will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday in the Woodby Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 A.M. on Wednesday.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Smith family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Smith family. (423) 743-1380.