Nell Kesler Clapp Smith, age 95, of Dinwiddie, VA, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Born in Johnson City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Theophilus Walton Clapp and Nellie Marie Kesler Clapp. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Patrick Worth Smith, Sr. a son, Patrick Worth Smith, Jr.; two grandsons William Christopher Howell and Maurice Phillip Howell; and siblings Mary Clapp Stinson, Helen Clapp Greene, James Mitchell Clapp, Paul Bradley Clapp, and Martha Clapp Hayes.
Nell enjoyed a full and active life and enjoyed doing a variety of things. In her early years, she enjoyed playing golf and tennis. As a wife, mother, and grandmother she enjoyed time spent with her family. She enjoyed canning and baking, and was known for her sweet potato pies. She also enjoyed the outdoors, birdwatching, flowers, and gardening. She was a longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church in Petersburg and cherished her church family.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Nell Smith and Cynthia Lynn Smith; a son, Timothy Clapp Smith and wife Cheryl; daughter-in-law, Delilah Stell Smith; grandchildren Emily Alexandra Howell, Patrick Worth Smith, III and wife Lisa, Dorothy Nell Adams and husband Joey, Allison Smith Lewis and husband Mike, and Sarah Elizabeth Smith; great-grandchildren Emily Taylor Anderson and husband Corey, Patrick Worth “PW” Smith, IV and fiancé Taylor, Madison Grey Smith, Lauren Elizabeth Adams, Megan Paige Adams, and Ivy Brooke Lewis; a brother Theophilus Walton Clapp, Jr.; a sister Jean Clapp Isaacs, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023 at Second Presbyterian Church, 419 W. Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803, followed by interment at Blandford Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805 or Second Presbyterian Church, 419 W. Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803.
Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.