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Glenda Annette (Ware) Smith
September 29, 1943 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Glenda Annette Ware Smith, 80, of Crossett, Arkansas, passed away in Little Rock on Sunday, October 15, 2023. She was born in Crossett on September 29, 1943, to her loving parents, Clark and Mable Downey Ware, and was a beloved member of Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Along with her husband, Don, Glenda was a founding member of the Klassy Kruzers Street Rod Club, a testament to her adventurous spirit and love for classic cars. Glenda was also an exceptional seamstress, upholsterer, and an amazing cook known for her legendary "Klassy Kruzer Pie," chicken spaghetti, dressing, and many other delicious dishes.
While she worked at Wal-Mart for several years, Glenda's most cherished calling was being a stay-at-home mother, a devoted wife, and the most incredible "Mamaw Choo-choo" her grandchildren and great-grandchildren could ever have. As the matriarch of her family, Glenda stood as a pillar of strength, wisdom, faith, and love. Her role as a grandmother and great-grandmother brought her immense pride and joy. She was their biggest fan, supporter, and prayer warrior, always present for every milestone and celebration.
In addition to her immense love for her family, she was a beautiful, classy lady with a deep love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and all of God's children. Glenda made friends wherever she went, often sharing stories about her family. She was outspoken and full of life and laughter. Her beauty, both inside and out, radiated a profound sense of warmth and kindness that made her a beloved presence in the lives of all who knew her.
In Glenda's memory, her family would like to express their deep appreciation for the love and support they have received. She has left an indelible mark on their lives, and her legacy of faith, love, and strength will be cherished forever.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kenneth "DK" Smith; one sister, Janiece Ware "Sis"; and three brothers, McRay Ware, Charles "Charlie" Ware, and James "Ronnie" Ware.
She leaves behind two daughters, Wendy Bowles (Philip) of Milo and Rosetta Medders (Keith) of Crossett; one sister, Sharon Diane Black (Eddie) of Hamburg; and four grandchildren, Ray Dodge (Kristy) of Crossett, Cody Dehart (Jenn) of West Monroe, LA, Jacob Dehart (Kinsey) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Hali Jeffers (Corey) of Hamburg; along with four step-grandchildren, Maggie White, Emily Diers, Stephanie Foreman, and Brooke Vestal; and fourteen great-grandchildren, Peyton Huffstetler, Addison Dodge, Landon and Emma Jeffers, Demi Rosetta Dehart, Kate, Lauren, and Grace Foreman, James Ingram, Gavin Medders, Clare Ann, Olivia and Caroline White, and Koda Diers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20th, at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett, with Pastor Donnie Dubose officiating, followed by interment at Carter Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ray Dodge, Cody and Jacob Dehart, Corey Jeffers, Eddie Black, Philip Bowles, and Keith Medders. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Klassy Kruzers Street Rod Club.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Friday before the service.