Amanda "Pattie" Smith

August 13,1945 - November 30,2019

Obituary for Amanda "Pattie" Smith

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, Amanda P. Smith was called from labor to reward and peacefully entered her heavenly home. She was born August 13, 1945 to the late James B. and Amanda M. Jackson in Bumpass, VA. who proceeded her in death. She was also preceded in death by six siblings, baby William, Lois Ann, Horace and Henry “Meatboy” Jackson; Bernard “Beaver” and Leonard “Tom” Houchens.

Amanda, affectionally known as Pattie, accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she was a faithful member.

Pattie was educated in the Louisa County Public schools and was a proud graduate of the A.G. Richardson High School. After which she began her work career at the Louisa Manufactory. She later pursued a career working for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, currently known as Anthem, where she retired from after 41 years. After retirement Pattie couldn’t keep still and returned back to work with Conduent, where she continued until her passing.

As the saying goes cleanliness is next to Godliness and Pattie was very close to God, because she was rarely seen without a broom in her hand while at home or working out in the yard. Pattie was also “Classy” as she took pride in her appearance effortlessly. Making sure her hair, make-up and clothes were “flawless.” The loves of her life, her granddaughters, are what kept that beautiful smile on her face. She always wanted to tell you what each one was doing, whether she was fussing about them or singing their praises. They were her world.

Pattie leaves to forever feel her presence her daughter, Angela Shelton; son Gregory Smith, Jr. (Tamara); 3 granddaughters, Chelsea Rae and Courtney D. Shelton, and Taylor Morgan Smith, 4 sisters, Maude Ragland (Harold), Marian Jackson, Barbara “Gee Gee” Alston (Alvin), Myrtle “Boe Cat” Houchens; 3 brothers, Berkeley “Bunn” and James “Nick” Jackson (Isadore), and Lawrence “Till” Houchens; former son-in-law Albert Shelton, 2 sister-in-laws Ann Jackson and Mae Houchens; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and forever friends.




04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Owens Funeral Services (Ashland)
104 Green Chimneys Ct.
Ashland, VA 23005
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Bumpass)
3909 Holly Grove Rd
Bumpass , Va 23024
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To my dear friend Angela and family. Your mom and I never met face/face but have talked a couple times over the years that we've know each other. That alone was enough for her to feel comfortable with our friendship and coincidently we worked for National MCO Anthem. I pray The Good Lord provide comfort and strength through these trying times. God Bless!!
- Mark Austin
My prayers go out to the Smith Family I worked with Patty at BC/BS for many years we also traveled to Maryland Live together I will truly miss my dear friend.
- Deborah Mallory
To Angela, Greg, Marian and family , have worked with Pattie over the years at Anthem. Considered her to be , not just a coworker, but a true friend as we shared much laughter and tears together. She was so proud of her family, especially her granddaughters. I will miss my “Amanda P” who brought so much joy to everyone around her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
- Julie Hester
Prayers are with the family. God bless each of you. Pattie will be missed.
- Thelma Hughes
I worked with Patti at BCBS many years ago. She was indeed a "diva" and it was a pleasure to have known her. I extend my deepest condolences to her family and pray memories made over the years keep you strong in the coming days, weeks and years ahead. God's blessings and comfort upon each and everyone of you.
- Kelly West
To Angela and Family May God continue to bless you during this difficult time in your life. I am praying for you and your family.
- Cathy Harris
To the Smith family all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
- Marion Abrams
My prayers are with the family. Sorry for your loss
- Dinah Allen

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