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Mildred Smith Ostwalt

January 29, 1927 — March 18, 2022

Mildred Smith Ostwalt, age 95, of Statesville, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Brekenridge Retirement Center in Rocky Mount, NC. She was the last of six children surviving, born to Harvey and Elsie Cherry.



In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Eugene Smith; her second husband, Jesse Ostwalt; son, Larry Eugene Smith; grandson, Douglas Mack Little; daughter-in-law, Pamala B. Smith; sons-in-law, Leslie Craig Ballard and Frank Joseph Pala; and great-grandson, Durant Little.



Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Judy S. Little, Ricki S. Pala and Patricia S. Barnes; son, David Keith Smith; sons-in-law, Thomas Mack Litte and G. Dallas Barnes; daughters-in-law, Nancy Cain and Ginger Smith; her grandchildren, Sandy S. Wimpy (Dale), Gina S. Frye (Dan), Teressa Little, Mark Littel (Crystal), Lesley B. Hoch (Ben), Jaime B. Ellis (Neal), Jonathan L. Barnes (Bambi), Zachery D. Barnes (Meagan), Hannah E. Barnes (Adam P. Dixon), Patrick I. Barnes (Kristin), Benjamin S. Barnes, Andrew J. Barnes, Miah E. Barnes, Jesse G. Barnes (Rebecca), Laura M. Barnes, and Wyatt Smith; great-grandchildren, Ana W. Darsey (Jonathan), Dima Wimpy, Micha Wimpy, Natalie Wimpy, Baylee Frye, Jake Frye, Joshua Wooten, Whitney L. Cook (Kane), Stephen Little, Emma Ellis, Cate Ellis, Avery Hoch, Charlotte Hoch, Angel Barnes, Jonathan Barnes, Tyler Barnes, Bradlee Barnes, Josie Barnes, Jakin Barnes, Jack Dixon, Levi Barnes, and Denver Barnes; great-great grandchildren, Salem Cook and Easton Little; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved and they loved her.



Mildred, our loving mother, always had her hands open to share or give to others. For years, she made and collected dolls that she would give to anyone that came to visit her. In her last years, she made quilts that were delivered to children in the Dominican Republic so they would have something to sleep on. She loved and cared for everyone. Mom, Nanny was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. And she loved her family more than anything.

Mom had a deep faith in Jesus Christ. Her love for God was apparent in how she lived her life daily. She was always there when any of us would ask her to pray. She prayed constantly for the salvation of all her family. Her support over the years has sustained all of us through many events, sad and happy alike. One day, mom, we will see you again, wearing the most beautiful crown.

We love you.

A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 149 New Hope Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family. Cemetery Details





Iredell Memorial Gardens







2304 Shelton Avenue

Statesville, NC 28677



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