Malinda Jean Smith died November 4, 2013
Malinda Jean Smith, age 55 passed away November 4, 2013 in Searcy after battling cancer. She was born September 11, 1958 in Festus, MO to Clifford Baxter & Eula Fortner Baxter.
She was a U-Haul Rentals business owner of 4 years, and retired from Mejiers in Benton Harbor, MI. Her belief was Baptist. She adored her husband, family, grandsons & riding motorcycles.
She was preceded in death by her father Clifford & sister Cathy Stogsdill. She is survived by her husband Hervey Smith of Tumbling Shoals, mother Eula Baxter of Heber Springs, daughter Brittany Raborn (Mike) of Cabot, 2 sons Cecil Jones (Arica) of Benton Harbor, MI, Michael Wilson of Grand Rapids, MI, 3 sisters Cynthia Lackey (Doug) of Joy, Paula Strickland (Ray) of Conway, Jeanne Wood (Tim) of Pangburn, 4 grandsons Aiden & Gavin Raborn of Cabot, Lucas Jones of Benton Harbor, MI, Montana Wilson of Grand Rapids, MI and other family & friends.
Malinda was a loving wife, devoted daughter, wonderful mother to both her own & "adopted” children, amazing Nana to grandsons that adored her, and a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
A Celebration of her life was held Saturday November 9th at her home.