Sharon (Donaldson) Smith

April 23, 1954 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Sharon Smith Obituary

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Sharon Donaldson Smith, age 69, of Rock Hill, SC. on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Peebles- Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Sam Bowen officiating and Elder Will Martin to assist.   

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors.

Burial will be in the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matt Lindsey, Alex Donaldson, Wes Donaldson, Bill Donaldson, Elijah Moore and Rob Bowen.  

Born in Jenkins County, Georgia, Sharon was the daughter of William Lewis and Jenene Johnson Donaldson. Raised in Twin City, Georgia, she was an E.C.I. graduate and obtained an Associate’s Degree from East Georgia Technical College. Sharon was a strong and courageous woman who ran a successful business for over 35 years. She never met a stranger and she was everybody’s best friend.  She was the life of the party who held many nicknames, most notably  Pearl, Red and Shay Shay.  She enjoyed her long walks, long days on the beach, and trips with her best girlfriends to Hilton Head. An amazing gardener, Sharon was also a wonderful cook and baker whose red velvet cake was legendary. Sharon was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and a proud member of the Elks Lodge in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She was a wonderful mother who loved her family fiercely. If she told you, “Love you mean it”, she meant it. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marsha Lynn Donaldson. 

Survivors include:

Parents: William Lewis and Jenene Johnson Donaldson.

Daughters: Rann Smith of Columbia, SC. and Suzanne Smith Hampton, also of Columbia.

Son: Rhett Smith of Columbia, SC.

Sister: Joanie Adams (Mike) of Evans, GA.

Brother: Lew Donaldson (Tammy) of Twin City, GA.

Two Granddaughters: Jillian and Olivia Hampton

Many Nieces and Nephews that she loved dearly.

Remembrances may be made to the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, c/o William Donaldson, 435 S. Williams Street, Metter, GA 30439

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Sharon D. Smith.

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October 28, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Durden - Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
October 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Durden - Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E. Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Interment following funeral service
October 28, 2023

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Twin City, GA 30471


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