MURDER USA: Annie May Smith shot dead during a robbery at Harris-Teeter gas pumps, COPS: two brothers nabbed, Darrius White and Michael White

Harris Teeter fuel pumps were the scene of the robbery in Virginia Beach where Annie May Smith was murdered. Photo courtesy of WAVY.

MURDER USA: Annie May Smith shot dead during a robbery at Harris-Teeter gas pumps, two black males sought; cops arrest White brothers in murder

Annie May Smith Memorial Fund

Annie-Smith-with-two-of-her-grandaughters. The family provided a photo.

Annie May Smith was tragically taken from us on Dec 13, 2021. 

She was a loving wife, mother of 2 daughters, and grandmother of five. She loved Christmas and this year will be the hardest one we’ll have to endure without her.

The money contributed will go towards final expenses. Any amount over and above that will be donated to a cause she was passionate about-Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Tidewater. She spent hours sewing bibs, burp clothes, and baby quilts and blankets for the organization.

Thank you for your contributions. The family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. GOFUNDME

Born in Puyallup, Washington, she was the daughter of the late George and Erma Rita.

Left to cherish Annie’s memory are her husband of 46 years, Steven John Smith; daughters, Lisa Diane Miller and husband Jason, and Laurie JoAnne Beakley; grandchildren, Matthew, Hailey, Joel, MaKenzie and Morgan; a sister, Susan Anderson, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

Annie’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Providence Mennonite Church, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Annie M. Smith Memorial Fund, for the benefit of the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater. Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater (CPC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to defend LIFE by supporting women unprepared for pregnancy. CPC exists to save lives, spare hearts and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ here in South Hampton Roads. Click here to learn more.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and to make online memorial contributions at


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On December 13, 2021, Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) personnel responded to the Harris Teeter Gas Station in the 4600 Block of Haygood Road for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located the victim, Annie May Smith, who subsequently succumbed to her injuries.

On December 15, 2021, VBPD Homicide Detectives, along with the assistance of the Chesapeake Police Department, arrested Michael Devonte White, age 29 of Chesapeake, and his brother Darrius Cornell White, age 22 of Chesapeake, for First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (3 counts), Robbery with a Firearm (2 counts), and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Both individuals are being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On December 13th, 2021, at 1713 hours, Virginia Beach Police Officers responded to the Harris Teeter Gas Station in the 4600 Block of Haygood Road for reports of a person with gunshot wounds. Police say that the preliminary investigation suggests this was an attempted robbery, which led to the shooting death of 65-year-old Annie May Smith, of Virginia Beach.

The below-listed vehicle was located and recovered; it was determined to have been reported stolen earlier in a neighboring jurisdiction.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite prompt medical attention from officers and EMS, the victim succumbed to their injuries.

The Virginia Beach Police Department is looking for a Grey Lexus ES-300 with yellow license plates, occupied by two black males in relation to this crime.

The Virginia Beach Police say that this crime remains an active investigation and anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the Virginia Beach Police Department Detective Bureau or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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