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Remembering The Remarkable Pearlene Smith

Life Matters Newsletter - Fall 2021

On a crystal clear Saturday last October, with Carolina blue skies on full display, nearly 40 members of the extended Smith family joined one another at HPCCR’s Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville to remember the extraordinary life

of Pearlene Smith.

Mrs. Smith was the mother of HPCCR Chaplain Dewey Smith - a dedicated and beloved employee who has been offering pastoral care to HPCCR’s patients and families for several years. Chaplain Smith is scheduled to retire this coming December and just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chaplain Smith purchased a memorial brick at the hospice house in Huntersville to pay tribute to his mother with the hope of gathering extended family and friends to thoughtfully remember his mom.

Then, the world shut down. But Chaplain Smith and family would not be deterred. With area COVID-19 numbers on decline, HPCCR staff, working collaboratively with the Smith family, engineered a way to accommodate such a large gathering while still mindful of the organization’s COVID-19 protocols. Taking part in the morning’s program were members of the Smith family and co-workers of Chaplain Smith.

What resulted was a beautiful tribute on a beautiful day to a beautiful woman.


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