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Marti Edwards Smith

March 12, 1951 - March 11, 2019

Martha “Marti” Josephine Edwards Smith 67, of Sharpsburg, NC died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington, NC one day shy of her 68 birthday.

Born in Calhoun County, MI on March 12, 1951 the daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Marjorie Elizabeth Channel Edwards, also Preceding in death by a sister, Constance Ann Woodworth.

Marti attended North Carolina State School of Design, Independent product designer , Extensively photographed and documented dragonflies and their habitats, and a member of the Surratt Society.

Survived by husband W. Kerry Smith, three daughter’s Jennifer Claire Wisdo and husband Jeremy, Lauren Elizabeth Barach and husband Joseph, Alexandra Chanel Smith, sister Elizabeth Chanel Knowles and husband L. James and brother, Michael Arthur Edwards, granddaughter Claire Elizabeth Wisdo and grandson Ethan Patrick Wisdo, brother-in-law Paul Woodworth, Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Duke University Chapel as part of the Duke University Medical Center School of Medicine Anatomical Gifts Program

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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