Paula Sue Smith passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at the age of 60.
She lived most of her life in Saline County where she was loved by family and friends.
Paula was a member of North Bryant Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Erin Leah Keim; her parents, John L. and Mary Lou Smith; and a brother, (John) Leroy Smith Jr. All are of Saline County.
Survivors include her loving children, John Tyler Smith and Lou Ann Sherman; stepdaughters, Sorina Livingston and Alaina Thurber; three grandchildren, Abby and Mikey Baker and Taryn Keim; one great-granddaughter, Emma Isom; and a niece and nephew, Kirklin and Katie Smith. She spent many special times with the above and the extended family in the home of her cousin (adopted sister) Phyllis and husband, Howard Sawyer.
Paula’s life, like many, was one filled with loss and tragedy from time to time, but underlying all was a faith in the Lord whom she knew to be true to His word. She loved the beauty of His creation and was often her happiest fiddling in her flowers. Paula had a “green” thumb that helped many along the way. Her talents as an artist gave beauty and joy to many who knew her. She shared a special bond with her son, John Tyler, who was a faithful son through difficult times. Lou Ann, a special blessing again brought near.
A memorial service for Paula will be held at North Bryant Baptist Church, 2710 N. Prickett Road in Bryant, (across from Larry’s Pizza on Highway 5) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Flowers may be sent to 2326 CD Lane, Alexander, AR 72002.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .