Lona Wilson “Tootsie” Smith, 85 of Hertford, NC passed away on November 11, 2020. Lona was born June 9, 1935 in Hertford, NC to the late Lee Roy Wilson and Lona Cartwright Wilson. She graduated from Perquimans County High School. She later married and traveled the world with her Army husband.
She is survived by her five children, Belinda Duncan (David), Brenda Warden (Tim), Robin Fite (Dianne), Vonda Forbes (Billy), and Evonne Rowland (Jamie); ten grandchildren, Summer Warden, Jason Warden, Valerie Moore (Shawn), Farrah Abbott (Kenneth), David Duncan, Jr., Justin Duncan, Sr., Johnathon Fite (Tiffanie), Calvin Rowland, Tiffany Rowland (Daniel), and Brittany Rowland (Donnie); and fifteen great-grandchildren. Lona was pre-deceased by five sisters, Etta Anderson, Ivilla Walters, Onella Langley, Annie Wilson, and Fay Jones; five brothers, Curtis Wilson, Lee Roy “Honey” Wilson, John Wilson, Quinton Wilson, and William Roger “Jim” Wilson; and one grandson, Brently Rowland. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation for all of their support.
Due to Covid, a private family graveside service will be held at the Wilson-Ivey Cemetery, Mill Road, Hertford, NC with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.
Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Smith family. You may express condolences by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
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