Jul 17,1955---Jul 26,2021

Pamela Denise Smith (née Long) passed away on July 26, 2021 in Overland Park Ks. She was born on July 17, 1955 in Concord, California to R.L. Long and Rita (Freeman) Long.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, David, her mother Rita Long of Cave City Ar. and 3 devoted children; Stacey of Kansas City, MO, Amanda of Denver, CO and Matt and his wife Ashley of Wichita, KS along with two grandchildren Creighton 8 and Harrison 2, who were the center of her life.

Pam’s siblings were Bobby Long (deceased), Sharon Gilliam of Black Rock, AR, Shelia Long (deceased), and Waymon Long of Batesville, AR. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who looked to her as their second grandmother.

She attended Strawberry High School in Strawberry, Arkansas. She married the love of her life, David, on October 30, 1970. Pam was kind, caring, and generous. She never met a stranger and made everyone feel special. She loved to sew, cook, and to entertain. Pam was also the most thoughtful person. She loved children so much and as a result, she was known as an honorary aunt and grandma to so many who will miss her dearly. She always put her family first and loved getting them together. Her all-time favorite pastime was being a Naynay and spending time with and spoiling her grandbabies. She was incredibly excited to be baptized on July 18, 2021. She leaves a request that all who knew her celebrate her life.

A visitation will be held Friday, July 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Porter Funeral Home 8535 Monrovia in Lenexa, KS.

A visitation will also be held Tuesday, August 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at The Church of Christ in Strawberry, AR.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 4 at 10:00 AM at the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell, AR with a graveside service at Lancaster Cemetery in Strawberry, AR immediately following.


Chris Kase Jul 28 ,2021

Co-worker ,Shawnee ,Kansas

The Hocker Grove Faculty and staff sends our deepest sympathies to the Smith family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this time of loss.

Vicki Gawf Jul 28 ,2021

I’m so very sorry to here of Pam’s passing, my God comfort the family.

Rebecca Ring Jul 28 ,2021

So very sorry to hear about the loss of Pam. My deepest thoughts and prayers goes out to the Family.

Charlotte Gomez Jul 28 ,2021

Friend ,Soldotna ,Alaska

What a cool lady! And what a giant hole she is going to leave in everyone’s lives. I feel honored to have known her and had her visit me last month. We had so much fun! She truly loved her family and she was over the moon with her grandsons. What a beautiful soul. My prayers are with you all

charles ostermyer Jul 29 ,2021

friend ,Sylvania ,Ohio

David so sorry to here about Pam's passing my sincere condolences to you and the family.

Michael Fitton Jul 29 ,2021

Friend ,Bella Vista ,Arkansas

My deepest sympathy. Hoping my prayers will be with the family and Pam.

Erica Romain Jul 29 ,2021

Please accept my most sincere condolences. Pam will be missed dearly by me and so many others.

Mike Liskow Jul 29 ,2021

Family Friend

Pam was such an amazing person, friend, and surrogate mom to many including me. She was always looking out for everyone else and will be deeply missed and long remembered. - Mike Liskow and the Liskow family

Doug Kasel Jul 29 ,2021

Friend ,Mt Juliet ,Tennessee

David, Pam was a wonderful person who put others first, she will be missed. We pray that God heals the pain you and your children are experiencing. Sincerely, Doug and Maria Kasel

Jeffrey W. Carroll Jul 30 ,2021

My sincerest condolences to the Smith family and friends during this time of sadness and loss. May God's Grace continue to shine upon each of your lives and comfort you during this new journey. God Bless you all.

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