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Margaret Nita Walker Smith

November 20, 1939 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Margaret Walker Smith died on March 29, 2024 after a brief illness. She was born November 20, 1939 to Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Walker, both deceased in Mebane, North Carolina.

She retired from Lucent Technologies with 26.5 years of service and continued her employment in Durham and Raleigh with Central Carolina Regional Education Services Association for 13 years. She volunteered her services at Alamance Regional Medical Center for over 20 years.

Margaret was happily married to Robert L. Smith, Jr. for 62 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lorie Smith Goodwin and son-in-law, Michael Goodwin; two adorable granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann and Catherine Michelle Goodwin; a brother, Earl Walker (Shirley); several nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Christopher Bryant and a special niece, Beverly Michael.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Roshelle Williams (Billy B. Williams, deceased), Gladys Koch (Wade T. Koch), and Opal Sharpe (Jean Eves James Sharpe-deceased) and brother, Dr. Lawrence C. Walker (Mary D. Walker).

Visitation with family will be in Burlington at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024. Graveside service will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024 with Rev. David Wood presiding.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Burlington and Long’s Chapel.


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