SMITH, Patricia Gray Liles Patricia Gray Liles Smith, 82, of Cumming, Georgia passed away January 30, 2017 after being surrounded with loved ones. She was born to the late john Bernard and Kathleen Liles on September 7th, 1934, in Raleigh, NC. Patricia was a graduate of Raleigh Broughton HS and Meredith College both in NC. Patricia lived a life dedicated to her family, friends and church. She married Charles Smith in 1954 and the couple raised four sons and lived and made long term friendships in six cities in their time together. Pat lived a varied and extraordinary life that touched thousands of people with her boundless love. From dedicated wife and mother of four sons to spending a lifetime of devotion to her passion, the service of God, and she worked formally for the church for over 35 years. Her work with the church covered four states and varied from an administrative capacity in Charlotte, NC to an associate in ministry in Las Vegas, NV and led to her touching lives through her counseling, sermons, weddings, funerals and countless hospital visits to comfort and pray with the affirmed. Pat also was instrumental in the formation of the On Eagle's Wings organization that provides Christian education programs, pastoral care, counseling, worship, and Bible Study opportunities to individuals and groups living in the remote northwest territories of Canada. Patricia was forever a positive person that after a five year battle with cancer joined her father in heaven. She will be missed by thousands of people, close friends and family. Pat is survived by her four sons Steve, Greg, Gary Smith and Gary's wife Kiko of Atlanta, GA and Jeff Smith of Atlantic Beach, NC and granddaughter, Valerie Smith of Atlantic Beach, NC. Instead of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the organization that Patricia dedicated much of her time and energy, On Eagles Wings at www.oneagleswingsnorth.com . A ceremony celebrating Pat's life will be held February 18th, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Oaks at Hampton, 5610 Hampton Park Drive in Cumming, GA 30041 (678-965-5700). After the service, a reception for close friends and family will be held at the home of Kiko and Gary Smith at 6310 Browns Bridge Rd. in Cumming, GA 30041.
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