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Meredith Legin Smith
December 17, 1986 ~ November 27, 2022 (age 35) 35 Years Old
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Meredith Smith passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, November 27, 2022, in Burlington, NC.
Meredith was born on December 17, 1986, at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD to her loving parents, Janice and Joel Legin. From a young age, everyone quickly realized Meredith could steal the show with her sharp humor, captivating personality, and endless dancing. When younger sister Caroline was born, Meredith gained an instant playmate and best friend.
In addition to Baltimore, Meredith lived in London, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. She graduated from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in 2005 and attended Elon University in Burlington, NC. During her first year at Elon, she met the love of her life and future husband, Kyle Smith. It was fate when she learned Kyle also had Baltimore roots, meaning he understood that the best football team was the Ravens and he knew a good crab cake when he saw one. Kyle’s love for Meredith was undeniable and something you wish you’re lucky enough to experience with a partner in life. Throughout college, Meredith cheered on Kyle at all of his rugby games, worked as a tour guide, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority where she found her “ten,” a group of lifelong best friends.
After graduation, Kyle and Meredith married at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill and built their first home near Elon. Meredith spent 12 years working in Elon Admissions, a place she truly loved and gave her so much, and also earned her MBA from the Love School of Business.
Kyle and Meredith were blessed with two beautiful boys, Brody Camden (8) and Landon Foster (5). Like many parents, Meredith spent her nights and weekends supporting the boys in soccer, karate, basketball, and swimming. When she wasn’t cheering from the sidelines, Meredith was volunteering for St. Mark’s Community Church, planning the next great theme for her friends’ Burlington Cocktail Club, or traveling to some of her favorite places, which almost always included a beach.
Meredith was beyond thoughtful, always sending the perfect card or personal gift. She knew how to make you laugh with her sarcasm; made the best orange crushes and party playlists (always including our family favorite, Motown music), loved running and walking her dogs, exploring new places, beer, and food, and, above all, loved being with family and friends. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Meredith is survived by her incredible husband Kyle and their sons Brody and Landon; parents Janice and Joel Legin of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Grayson Patterson, of Erie, PA; Kyle’s parents Dale and Al Smith of Burlington, NC, and sister- and brother-in-law Alison and Travis Upton and their children Madisyn, Camryn, and Bennett, of Burlington, NC.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 pm at St. Mark’s Community Church in Burlington, NC.