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DeeDee (Detri) Smith, 63

DeeDee (Detri) Smith, of Austin was called by the Lord on March 10, 2019 to join him in Heaven and paradise. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband, of 41 years, and the love of her life, Donnie Smith; a brother Earnie Scott (Sue) of Cabot, a sister Annette Garstka (Garry) of Austin; daughters Raven Kendell (Jason) of Cabot, Kim Nelson (Aaron) of North Little Rock; daughter-in-law Donya Smith of North Little Rock; grandchildren Kristen, Tyler, Ariana, AJ, Emma, Cohen, Oliver, Quinn, Justin and Kirby. She also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and her two four-legged fur babies who she loved dearly.

Her immense love for animals lead her to work for Foster’s Animal Hospital for 14 wonderful years. We all love her and will terribly miss our fiery little redhead. Her family and fur babies were her world.

A Memorial service will be held in DeeDee’s honor on March 14, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Sylvan Hills Community Church, 8019 AR-107, Sherwood, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • David Ray Posted March 13, 2019 10:49 AM

    Went to school with Deedee. She was such a sweetheart. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  • Jerry W Smith Posted March 13, 2019 1:28 PM

    Sad to hear about the passing of DeeDee. She always had a smile that lit up the room. Prayers are with Donnie, Annette,Ernie, and the rest of the family.

  • Diane McKim Posted March 13, 2019 1:49 PM

    I attended high school with DeeDee and remember her very fondly. Donnie & other family, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Eddie & Joyce Hightower Posted March 13, 2019 1:50 PM

    Sympathy to Donnie and family. Thinking of u and praying for you.

  • Carla Robertson Posted March 13, 2019 2:52 PM

    DeeDee, you were such a beautiful light that shined so bright. You are loved and will be missed. Sending Hugs to Donnie, Annette, Earnie and family.

  • David and Shirley Harrell Posted March 13, 2019 7:44 PM

    Our sympathy goes out to Donnie and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Peggy Russell Posted March 14, 2019 12:38 AM

    We were classmates in high school. Fond memories of this sweet lady. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family during this very difficult time.

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