The following statement from our Pastor Juan:
In case you have not heard the news, our dear friend and beloved member of AFUMC, Dickey Smith (Catherine Smith’s husband) has passed away Sunday March 20, 2021, a few days after suffering a major stroke. He was surrounded by Catherine and family with much peace and love when he transitioned.
Catherine and family had a small private funeral on Friday March 26th with Rev. Won presiding. Select this link to review the Graveside Service (link will open in a new window) . However, there will be a Reception for Dickey at AFUMC, on Sunday May 2, 2021, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the church Fellowship Hall, all are welcome.
If you are interested in helping coordinate the celebration of life, please email Diane Corbin or Shirley Gilliam. Please keep Catherine and the Smith family in your prayers during this time of grief and mourning.
To give to the AFUMC Music Fund in Memory of Richard “Dickey” Smith you can give your gift here. Select the donate button below to gift electronically.These generous gifts will be set aside and used for the Music Program here at Avent Ferry UMC. You can also mail a check to Avent Ferry UMC, 2700 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
“God of us all, your love never ends. When all else fails, you still are God.
We pray to you for one another in our need, and for all,
anywhere, who mourn with us this day.
To those who doubt, give light; to those who are weak, strength;
to all who have sinned, mercy; to all who sorrow, your peace.
Keep true in us the love with which we hold one another. In all our way we trust you.
And to you, with your Church on earth and in heaven,
we offer honor and glory, now and always. Amen.”