SMITH, Katherine Ann Bromley, 71, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2019, after a courageous battle of stage four lung, bone and lymph node cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Catherine Bromley, of Lottsburg; daughter, Lisa Smith Martin of Mechanicsville; brother, Edward Brann; sister, Carolyn Bromley Rainier; and niece, Mandy Myers. She is survived by her two children, Donnie Smith of Lottsburg and Matthew Smith of Mechanicsville and grandchildren, Amber Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina and Katherine Martin of Mechanicsville. She is also survived by her brother, Campbell Brann Jr. of Lottsburg; sisters, Bonnie Bromley Myers of Mechanicsville and Tanya Crabbe (Brian) of Callao; sister-in-law, Sandra Brann of Virginia Beach; aunt, Dolly B. Brann Nickel of Callao; uncle, Floyd O. Wilkins of Varina; many nieces, nephews and cousins; her dog, Miss Priss; grandcat, Sammie; special friend, Shirley Burgess of Colonial Beach; and the father of her children, Thomas Ed Smith. Ann was a beautiful woman, mother, grandmother and sister, dedicated to her family and friends, full of humor and a love of God. She attended Northumberland High School and Va. Tech Center of Nursing, and was a passionate caregiver to many and loved by all. She was a member of the Richmond East Moose Lodge. Ann had a life full of love, laughter, family and friends. She always displayed a strong spirit an immense determination, overcoming many physical obstacles. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Mechancisville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home. An additional visitation will be held 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Welch Funeral Home, Warsaw, with services beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Gibeon Baptist Church Cemetery, Village, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mandy Myers Scholarship Fund, Lee Davis High School, 7052 Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. Checks payable to Lee Davis High School, memo line: Mandy Myers Scholarship Fund.
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