"For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him." II Corinthians 5: 1-9
We, the staff and management of Charles Edwards Funeral Home & Cremations, mourn with the Brock-Smith family in the death of Pastor Edna Ann Brock-Smith, age 63, Winterville, NC, who transitioned on October 9, 2018.
Pastor Smith was born and raised in Craven County to the late Eddie James and Anna Mae Nelson Brock.
This anointed woman of God attended Craven County Public Schools and later met and married her soulmate, her husband Bishop Alton G. Smith.
Pastor Edna Smith was currently serving as Pastor of Praise & Deliverance Church Ministries located on Mumford Rd, Greenville, N.C.
Pastor Edna Smith is survived by her husband, Alton G. Smith of the home; one daughter, Katrese T. Smith of Grifton, N.C.; two sons Rogjeria “Lapel” Brock and Latrance Lavard Brock both of Winterville, N.C.; three sisters, Sharon and Patricia Koonce both of Manhattan, NY, Lori Koonce of Buffalo, NY; three brothers, Gregory Koonce of Buffalo, NY, Mark Koonce of Manhattan, NY and Ernest Koonce of Ft. Barnwell, NC; 6 grandchildren, Zinala Smith of Grifton, NC, Noah Brock of LaGrange, NC, La’Cari Brock, Talia Brock and Navarion Brock all of Greenville, NC and Nylan Brock of Cary, NC, and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Condolences may be faxed to 252-746-0990 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep the Brock-Smith family in your thoughts and prayers during these days of bereavement!
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