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Barbara Dell Pomeroy Smith, age 72

Barbara Dell Pomeroy Smith, age 72, of White Hall, Arkansas went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.  She was born on November 23, 1948, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Rufus Max Pomeroy and Rose Marie Brunetti-Pomeroy.

Barbara was a long time member of the Sixth Street Church of Christ in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

She loved animals and had a passion to help those in need especially those with mental illness.  She worked as a Treatment Manager in the Rehabilitative Day Services Program at the Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, for more than 41 years. In her free time, she also enjoyed working in her yard, attending church, and spending time with her family especially her daughter and her two favorite grand dogs Bird and Taylor.  Barbara made it her life’s mission to make sure her daughter, Amanda, pursued an education after high school and without a doubt knew she was loved very much.

She is survived by her, beloved daughter and only child, Amanda Smith-Erickson of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Two sisters: Betty Pomeroy-Raley of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Rose Pomeroy-Dice (Richard) of Kingsport, Tennessee, a cousin (sister in-love) Tonia Brunetti-Worthen of White Hall, Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. She is also survived by her adopted grandson Timothy L. Finley, Jr (Deandra) of Searcy, Arkansas for whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Patricia Pomeroy-Shannon of Clinton, Arkansas.

Graveside services and urn interment will be held October 9, 2021 at 11:00am at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Family is requesting masks to be worn and social distancing to be abided by.

In lieu of flowers or food the family asks you to make a donation in her honor to one of the following charities:

The Jacksonville Friends of the Animals 217 South Redmond Road, Jacksonville, AR 72076 501-982-2916 or

The Alzheimer s Association-Arkansas Chapter 11300 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 205A | Little Rock, AR 72212 501.265.0027 or

The American Cancer Society-Arkansas Chapter PO Box 16328 , Little Rock, AR 72231 1-800-227-2345

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Pamela Atherley Posted August 25, 2021 6:55 PM

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Renota A Pearson Posted August 25, 2021 7:02 PM

    To a very beautiful lady, no more pain. We didn’t have a lot of time to know each other, but that little time had made its mark. Rest in love Barbara.

    • Amanda L. Smith-Erickson Posted August 26, 2021 10:38 PM

      Ty for being one of her caregivers even for a short time. She loved you and you were so good to her!

  • Marvin Langrell Posted August 25, 2021 7:34 PM

    I’ve taken care of her yard for a couple of years and during that short time we become good pals I always would hang around 30 minutes or sometimes an hour just visiting. I am already missing her company when I go over there.

  • James Dale Smith Posted August 25, 2021 7:45 PM

    I will miss her very much I love to talk to her and answer her questions that she had. Amanda I will keep you in my prayers

  • Judy Stockrahm Posted August 25, 2021 8:26 PM

    Amanda, my condolences goes out to you over the loss of your beautiful mother. My God keep you close during this time.

  • Laurie Johnson Posted August 26, 2021 12:32 AM

    Barbara was such a giving lady to those she loved. She cherished just good old conversation with her family and friends. I’m so blessed to have known her. It was a privilege to spend time with her, care for her, and listen to her stories. It was truly an adage to my life to hear her words of wisdom and say, “I love you!” every time we saw each other or parted ways. I will truly miss her.

  • April. Nickolson Posted August 26, 2021 11:08 AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my prayers. Your mother was always so nice to me. Love and hugs being sent to you.

  • Linda K. Walters Posted August 29, 2021 8:12 PM

    My deepest sympathy. Barbara and I went to high school together. She was a lovely person on the inside as well as the outside. Gone too soon.

  • Linda Kay Garner Thompson Posted September 4, 2021 12:15 AM

    Sad to hear and extend deepest sympathy. We were neighbors in Broadmoor until we left to go to college.

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