Judy Frances (Beaver Smith) Harris, age 72, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 18, 2022 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born August 20, 1950 in Dallas County, Texas.
Judy graduated from Denison High School in Denison, Texas in 1968. She worked as a respiratory therapist at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She later moved to El Dorado, Arkansas and became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in the nursery at Union Memorial Hospital for many years. She loved caring for those babies and preemies and often wanted to bring some of them home with her. Judy was an avid animal lover and always had one or several cats and dogs and even a pot-bellied pig once. Her beloved cat, Lucy, was a rescue and was her faithful companion until Lucy’s death a few years ago.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry Frances Beaver and Una Elizabeth Rhodes Beaver; brother Howard Beaver; Aunt Marie Holmes, Aunt Polly Reece, and Uncle Baxter Rhodes.
Judy is survived by her two sons Jacob Clayton Smith of El Dorado and Lucas “Luke” Francis Harmon Smith of El Dorado; her husband of twenty years Dr. George W. Smith of El Dorado; a daughter Vanessa Marie Smith Shahan of Cabot; son-in-law Tommy N. Shahan Jr of Cabot; granddaughters Emily Kathryn Turner of Maumelle and Anna Grace Turner of Russellville; and many more extended family members and friends.
Special Thanks to Dr. Jasmine Brathwaite, her PACE doctor who was so very compassionate and attentive.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com