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Michael "Dolomite" Smith

January 22, 1954 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 66)


Michael "Dolomite" Smith, age 66 of 119 Tree Rd, Lakeview, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, September 4, 2020 at his residence.

On January 22, 1954 Christ gave Mr. Michael “Dolomite” Smith to Ms. Ruby Smith in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Dora and Earnest McLean raised him in Sanford, North Carolina. Michael departed his life on September 4, 2020 his home in Lakeview, North Carolina.

Michael graduated from WB Wicker High School. He loved to play Baseball with his brother, Earl. He loved to sing in his baritone voice. He loved gardening. Michael worked as a painter until his health began to fail. He had a great love for his family and friends. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed watching Fred Sanford and Gun Smoke.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Dora and Earnest McLean; brothers, Sam McLean, Howard McLean and Earnest McLean Jr.; his sister, Linda Smith, Louvenia Watson, Janie Mae Ferguson and Delois Bellamy.

Michael leaves a loving family to celebrate him, his mother, Ruby Smith; his son, Michael Lanier (Angela) of Tampa Florida; his brothers, Rufus Smith, (Joann) Laurinburg, North Carolina, and Earl McLean of Burlington, North Carolina; step sons, Maurice High, of Raleigh North Carolina and Anthony High, of Rockingham North Carolina; step-daughter, Tia High, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, whom he raised with Flora High. A special friend, Naya McKeithen, of Lakeview, North Carolina. She loved him into eternity. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He is gone to be with the Lord, but he will forever be in our hearts!

Professional Services Entrusted to: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford

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Memorial Service
September 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

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