Virginia Anderson Smith age 88 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Virginia was born on October 26, 1930 in Brule, Nebraska to the late Amos Anderson and the late Calista Carpenter Cerreto. She was married to the late Homer Smith until his passing in 2014. She was a loving homemaker to her family. Virginia was a faithful and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her children Homer “Skip” Smith and wife Vickie of Mena, Arkansas; Richard “Frank” Smith and wife Glynda of Chickasha, Oklahoma; Stephen Smith of Plunkettville, Oklahoma; Patricia Swierzowski and husband David of New York. Grandchildren Stephanie, Eric, Mindy, Bradley, Christina, Michelle, Kimberly, Lori, Amos and Calista. Twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Sisters Lois Barker, Rebecca Roberts and Mary Ann Simonds.
She was preceded in death by her parents Amos Anderson and Calista Cerreto, husband Homer Adam Smith, and brothers John Anderson, Harry Anderson, Harold Anderson and an uncle Arthur Carpenter.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Steve Ellison officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.
Pallbearers will be Amos Smith, Chris Vaughn, Jose Rodriguez’ Vadez, and Raven Rodriguez.