Mercy Hospital provided critical healthcare not only to African-Americans in Wilson County, but those in surrounding counties as well.
Robert B. Smith, a prominent Black farmer near Walstonburg, Greene County, came to Wilson for treatment of his kidney disease. He died at Mercy on 21 September 1935.
Wilson Daily Times, 2 October 1935.
Rev. Rufus A. Horton performed Smith’s funeral service. Lula Smith of 630 Suggs Street was informant for the death certificate.