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.
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