Mrs. Mary Ann Smith Black of Raeford, NC. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 68.Mrs. Black was born in New London CT. on June 18, 1951, to the late Clifford P. Smith and Alta Irene Hempstead Smith. She was preceded in death by her brother Clifford P. Smith Jr. She was an avid animal lover, especially her two cats, Cammy and Boots. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.She is survived by her husband of 50 years David Black of Raeford, NC; two daughters, Karen Black Mayer and her husband John of Virginia Beach, VA and Michelle Black Combies and her husband Christopher of Virginia Beach VA; a son Anthony John Black and his wife Kate of Norwich, CT.; four grandchildren, Erik W. Mayer, Caleb G. Mayer, Jordan N. Mayer and Matthew R. Combies; a great grandson Lucas G. Mayer; her father Arthur T. Chappell and his wife Dorothy of Norwich, CT.; her sister Donna Marie Mansfield of Groton, CT.; three brothers Clifford Smith and his wife Sandy, Bobby Smith and his wife Jackie and David Smith all of NJ.A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville, NC.In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Your Local Humane Society.
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