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Pamela J. Smith, age 60, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by family. 

The daughter of Nathan Sr. & Joan (Molag) Williams, she was born on August 25, 1957 in Grand Rapids. 

Pamela enjoyed reading, crafting and was an avid collector of Mickey Mouse items. However one of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandkids.   

Surviving are her children, Joseph C. (Ashley) Smith, and Lucie (Ryan) Vesely; step-children, Vickie (Robert) Hawkins-Smith and Brian Smith; siblings, Kim (Rick) Carpenter, and Nate (Paula) Williams; grandchildren, Hannah Potts, Joseph K. Smith, Torrence Smith, Jacob McGee, Chase Smith, Rashelle Smith, Alexander Vesely, Jada Vesely, Jamie Ridout, Charlie Hawkins, Tristan Smith, Gabriel Smith, Alexis Smith, and Bria Smith; great grandchild, Belleanna McIntyre; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pamela was loved by everyone in her neighborhood, and was like a mother figure to so many.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2nd, at Hillcrest Community Church, 850 Norwich Ave. S.W., Grand Rapids, with a luncheon to follow the service. 

Honoring her wishes cremation will take place.To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pamela’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.



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  1. Candy Filkins on September 28, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I remember back to our days when we first met.I have so many great memories because of you…Be at peace in heaven with Jesus and all your loved ones that were waiting for you.My heart is so sad.Love you Pam thank you for being a great part of my life.

  2. Melissa Colter (Shaver) on September 28, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Pam was a wonderful lady. I meet her when I was very young and living around the corner from her on the black hills. Our moms, Evelyn and Joan, were good friends. Pam was my babysitter for awhile. I enjoyed the time we were together. Pam will always be remembered and missed. In heaven you will be near your love ones that are there. God bless her family and friends.

  3. Marcy Figard on September 28, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Pam was a good woman

  4. Susan Vesely on September 28, 2017 at 11:18 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Pam’s passing and wish to extend our sympathy to the entire family. Pam and I shared an interest in all things Disney, especially Mickey Mouse, and for that I will remember her. I am so grateful that because of her, we have Lucie, our daughter-in-law, and our two adorable grandchildren, Alex and Jada. It’s a comfort to know that she is now with her mom and uncle who proceeded her in passing.

  5. Carol Watkins on September 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

    We are all gonna miss you Pam your in peace and no pain anymore. Tell everyone we all said hello and we will meet again one day, till then god bless you Pam and your family too

  6. Donna on October 1, 2017 at 7:20 am

    You will be missed much love to you.

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