Elise Smith Canipe


Elise Smith Canipe, age 56, of Huntersville NC, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2019. Elise ended her battle with cancer in victory with Christ at her home surrounded by family and friends. Born on Mothers Day, May 12, 1963, Elise was a welcome addition to a house full of boys. She grew up in Cairo, GA and was a member of First Baptist Church of Cairo. Elise graduated Brookwood School in 1981 where she excelled in basketball. She graduated University of Georgia and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. At UGA she enjoyed intramural softball, which she continued to play in church leagues in Charlotte. After College, Elise worked as a risk manager for J.A. Jones Construction Company and Sedgwick Insurance Company in Charlotte NC. While in Charlotte she met Jeff Canipe whom she married in 1993. Following her initial diagnosis of breast cancer in 1999, Elise began her 20 year battle with cancer. She became an independent consultant with Pampered Chef and enjoyed hosting shows and interactions with the new friends she made. She continued hosting Pampered Chef events until her health declined. Elise loved the outdoors, gardening, the Dawgs, and especially her cats. She also loved her family, her church where she served numerous volunteer roles, her church family, scores of friends and Life.
Elise was preceded in death by her Father, Linwood Agnew Smith.
Survivors include: husband of 25 years, Jeff Canipe of Huntersville, NC; mother, Iris H. Smith of Cairo, GA; brothers, Linwood Agnew Smith Jr of Cairo, GA and James H. (Hill) Smith of Thomasville, GA; niece, MaryBlake Harvey Smith of Thomasville, GA and nephew, James H. (Hillman) Smith Jr. of Thomasville, GA.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Cove Church in Mooresville with Pastors Rick Carney and Ken Schultz officiating. The family will receive immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookwood School, First Baptist Church of Cairo or your local church. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremation Society is serving the family.
Published on June 7, 2019
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Deborah and Erick Caldwell
Jun 10, 2019
Prayers and love to the family 🙏🏻♥️
Susan Kennedy Martin
Jun 10, 2019
I am praying for all of you. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Larysa and Ed Lazartic
Jun 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Elise was a wonderful woman. Kind, warm who handled her illness with supreme grace. We will miss her truly.