Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Alva Patricia (Patsy) McLester Smith

Alva Patricia (Patsy) McLester Smith, 69, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Atrium Health Northeast, Concord, NC. Her funeral service will be 2 Pm Sunday May 5, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Joe Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 Pm until 1:30 Pm prior to the service.

Patsy was born June 12, 1949 in Cabarrus County, NC and was the daughter of the late Croson William McLester and Mary Elizabeth Lowder McLester. She was a graduate of Albemarle Senior High School and was a Switchboard operator at Atrium Health Stanly.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Roger Smith in 2004. She is survived by a sister Pam M. Sharp of Clearwater, FL. Patsy was also preceded in death by a brother Billy McLester and a sister Elizabeth M. Honeycutt.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Stanly County Humane Society, 2049 Badin Road, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Smith Family.


  • Alison Posted May 1, 2019 4:09 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Ms Alva! Such a sweet and kind lady who was loved by so many, especially her work family. She will truly be missed.

  • Beth Posted May 1, 2019 4:51 pm

    Alva will be missed by many. She was a good hearted, sweet person who me and my family thought highly of. Praying for her family and friends during this time-

  • Donna Posted May 1, 2019 8:26 pm

    I always enjoyed our midnight talks. You were a good friend. Prayers for comfort and grace for the family..

  • rachel Posted May 2, 2019 6:41 am

    A beautiful soul loved by so many. Love you Ms. alva

  • Sharon Posted May 3, 2019 12:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Patsy was a loving, caring person. She was a good and kind neighbor that will be missed.

  • Althea Posted May 3, 2019 1:36 pm

    Patsy was my childhood friend we shared secrets and climbed trees. So sorry.

  • Annette Posted May 3, 2019 7:40 pm

    A very special lady that I think of often and smile. Her kindness will be remembered in the hearts of many folks for years to come!

  • Greg Hamilton Posted May 4, 2019 8:39 am

    I worked with Patsy and Roger at WABZ in 1975through 1977 Both fine people and Patsy kept Roger straight. Nice lady..will surely be missed

  • Charleen H Lisk Posted May 4, 2019 7:47 pm

    Patsy and I went to school together. She was quiet but had a wonderful laugh and giggle. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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