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Leigh Brumley Smith
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Lowcountry Lab Rescue
    P.O. Box 80418
    Charleston, SC 29416
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Ronald McDonald House
    81 Gadsden Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“I only heard of Leigh's passing yesterday and I was shocked and sad. Leigh was a student, friend, and client of mine, always sweet and a joy to be...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Carl Jennings Smith - SC

“Van and family, We were so sorry to hear of Leigh's recent passing. During this difficult time, we wish you the courage and strength to cope. Leigh...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with Leigh's family. We were friends in high school, and I have a lot of great memories from that time! such a beautiful...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Vida Robertson - Raleigh, NC

“We were so sorry to hear about Leigh. Our hearts go out to Crawford, David and the rest of the family. She treated my daughter Aurora like her own...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Charmaine & Scott Wishart (Leibold) - PA

“May god bless you all during this time of loss! ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Jane Brown-Robertson - FL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Burkett - Lancaster, SC

“We were so sorry to hear about Leigh. Our love & prayers are with you. Jim & Cookie Kellett ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Cookie Kellett - Brevard, NC

“Van....you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Bob Vecchio - Charlotte, NC

“Van, I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. May her memory always be your blessing. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Amy Rothschild - Columbia, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Patti Hathcock - Goose Creek, SC

“We are so sorry to hear about Leigh. All of your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: The Nollets - Epping, NH

“Van, we are very sorry to hear about Leigh. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Ronnie & Paulette Cawley - SC

“Van, we are so sorry to hear about Leigh. We so enjoyed our times together. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. With much love,...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Dorothy Infinger Charleston,S.C.

“We are so very sorry to hear about Leigh. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Leigh was such an amazing young lady that will...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn and Phil Dill - Chesapeake, VA

“Heartbroken to hear the news of Leigh's passing. Praying for the family. God Bless ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Glaesner Sawyer - Bamberg, SC

“Van, I am so very sorry for your, and your family's, loss. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Tezza - Charleston, SC

“So sad to hear of this and for your loss. I always looked so forward to my time with her every five years. She was such a joy. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Kevin Grandfield

“Van, Very sorry to learn of Leigh's passing. Condolences and prayers to you and your family.Paul Eichler ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of Leigh's family during this difficult time. I also went to Trident AcademyAllison Rozier ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Allison Rozier - Dacula, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Jim and Jayne Taylor ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincerest condolences are with the entire family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Chad (Kelly) Woodell - SC

“My heart goes out to Bubba and all of her family and friends. May God embrace dear Leigh and give comfort to her loved ones. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Lucy Buxton - James Island, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Van and family during this difficult time. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Al & Maija Brodie - Cottageville, SC

“May Leigh be at peace eternally with her Heavenly Father. She will be missed by so many who loved her. My prayers and condolences are with the...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Tina Miller - Austin, TX

“Kate & Chris,Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your entire family during this most difficult of times. The Suarez Family ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Henry Suarez - Davie, FL


Leigh Brumley Smith, 51, of Charleston, SC, wife of David Van Noy Smith, Jr. entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family on Monday, September 25th. Her funeral and interment will be a private family service at the Brumley Family Cemetery on Wadmalaw Island, SC. The family will receive friends at 2407 I'On Avenue, Sullivan's Island, SC at 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 27th.

Leigh was born on August 28, 1966 in St. Mary's, Georgia, the daughter of Frank Warner and Blanche Crawford Cauthen Brumley. She attended Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Brenau College in Gainesville, GA and was a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. Leigh was a wonderful and caring mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, aunt and friend. More than anything else, Leigh enjoyed her family, spending time with them and keeping them straight. She often advocated for and planned the gatherings whether on Sullivan's Island, Wadmalaw, Rockville, Nantucket, her home on Ellis Creek or wherever she could get the family together.

Leigh is survived by her husband Van, daughter Crawford, sons Van Noy and Brumley, father and mother Frank Warner and Blanche Crawford Cauthen Brumley all of Charleston, SC, father and mother-in-law D. Van and Ann Ellis Smith of Wadmalaw Island, SC, sisters Jane Brumley Hamann (John) of Tampa, FL, Katherine Blanche Brumley Kronzer (Chris) of Charlotte, NC, Marie Brumley Foster (Brad) and Nancy Brumley Robitaille (Dan) of Atlanta, GA, Aunt Martha Brumley Ellis (Lamar) of Sea Island, GA, sisters-in-law Elise Smith Brown (David) and Ann S.E. Smith of Charleston, SC, nieces & nephews Blanche, Hayes and Ben Kronzer of Charlotte, NC, Davis and Anna Kate Hamann of Tampa, FL, Nicholas, Drayton and Ben Foster of Atlanta, GA, Paul and Harrison Hackett, Alex Robitaille of Atlanta, GA, Elise Seabrook and Harriet Brown, Ann Swinton, Hamilton and Burdell Fitzgerald of Charleston, SC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lowcountry Lab Rescue, P.O. Box 80418, Charleston, SC 29416 or The Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden St. Charleston, SC 29401.