Patricia Anne Smith, born on August 29, 1945, in Washington, DC, peacefully departed this world on December 18, 2023. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, cherished sister, and doting grandmother.
Pat spent her formative years in Prince George's County, graduating from Suitland High School in 1963. On June 6, 1964, she exchanged vows with her beloved James Smith at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, marking the beginning of a beautiful and enduring marriage.
A longtime resident of Davidsonville, Maryland from 1975 to 2013, Pat and Jim were a part of the founding members of the Davidsonville Athletic Association, contributing significantly to the community's spirit. Pat's commitment to service extended to volunteering and organizing charity casinos for the Bladensburg and Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Departments for many years. Following this, she went to work for Sturn Wagner Lombardo & Co, LLC where she spent the majority of those years as their Office Manager. Following her retirement in 2013, Pat moved to Annapolis, Maryland, where she continued to enrich the lives of those around her.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna Ward, her husband Jim Smith, her sister Frances Jones and nephews Kevin Foote and Robert Jones. She is survived by her sister Irene Turnage, and her legacy lives on through her children: James (Deanna) Smith, Kenny (Paige) Smith, Kimberly Smith and Hollie Laird, and her grandchildren who were a constant source of joy in her life: Jacob, Bradlee, Colby, Luke, Dominic, Tyler and CJ as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
As we mourn Pat’s physical absence, let us also celebrate the reunion of two souls destined to be together. May the memories of her love and the comfort of knowing she is with Jimmy bring solace to those who grieve.
A celebration of Pat's life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, January 6, 2024 with service at 12PM and reception immediately following at Grace Lutheran Church, 2503 Belair Dr, Bowie, MD. Interment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake. www.hospicechesapeake.org
Pat's warm smile, generous spirit, and unwavering love will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her.
May she rest in peace.