Mary A. Smith Shahidi age 86, of Sanford, Florida, passed away May 21, 2021. She was born May 2, 1935 in Mocksville, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Fred R. and Willie (Malone) Cain. Prior to her retirement she was a machine operator in the electronics industry. She was very much a people person, "Mary never met a stranger" and when her health allowed she loved to travel. Mary is survived by her longtime companion of over 36 years; married for 16 years Sohrab Shahidi, her son Darrell Cain, niece Tia Macklin, nephews Michael and Lee Cain, cousin Jessica Burgess. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in her name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital by phone 1 (800) 822-6344, by mail to 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or online at st.jude.org
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