Kimberly Ann Smith

Kimberly Ann Smith

July 30, 2022, 55, Goldsboro –

Kimberly Ann Smith, 55, departed our lives all too swiftly on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Wayne UNC Health Care. Though her time on earth was far too short, the tremendous love she gave us will sustain our broken hearts. Kim was born in Wayne County on July 29, 1967 to the late Horace Smith and Arlene Overton Smith.

A graduate of East Carolina University with a Masters of education, Kim taught for many years in the business department at Eastern Wayne High School. Kim retired from Wayne County Public Schools after a full career of dedicated service to her students and the school.

Time spent on the beach, enjoying the salt air, gentle breeze, ocean waves, and beautiful sunshine was therapeutic for Kim’s spirit. If she wasn’t on the beach, there’s no place she’d rather be than shopping. No matter the destination or activity, being with her daughters and grandchildren made everything better.

Of all the accomplishments and accolades of Kim’s life, nothing made her prouder than her titles of mama and GiGi. She strived to be the best parent and grandparent imaginable—a task which she achieved with great success.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Kim’s life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Kim is survived by her husband, Darren Howell; daughters, Morgan S. Stafford and husband, Blaine of Goldsboro and Stephanie Winstead and husband, Shane of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Nora Stafford and Riley Stafford; and was anticipating the birth of another grandchild in September. She is also survived by a step-daughter, Paige Howell; sisters, Linda Davis and Phyllis Summerlin; twin sister and best friend, Karen Adams and husband, Scott; brother, Terry Davis; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at