Bernice Ann Smith

April 18, 1932September 26, 2022
Obituary of Bernice Ann Smith


Edwards Funeral Home

Bernice Ann Smith, 90, of Springdale, formerly of Fort Smith, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. She was born on April 18, 1932 in Morrilton, AR to the late Charles and Teresa Peitz. Bernice was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a devoted friend and mentor to a large extended family of people who loved her. At mid-life, Bernice earned an LPN and began a career caring for geriatric patients at Medi Home Nursing Home. After that, she spent many years caring for aging family members with tireless patience. Before moving to Springdale, Bernice was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Fort Smith, where she taught Sunday School to the four to six year old Sunday School. In later years she attended Fellowship Bible Church of NWA. Bernice was warm-hearted and giving, spending hours crocheting baby blankets for several charities to be given to expectant mothers. She was admired for her deep faith in Jesus and her dedication to Bible study and prayer for family, friends and strangers. Bernice’s life was a legacy to many who felt blessed by her love. In addition to her parents and six siblings, she is preceded in death by her husband, Norbert Smith, a son, Mike Smith, and a son-in-law, Tom Herring. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2022 at Heritage Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. She is survived by four daughters, Barbara Herring of Springdale, Brenda McGann (John) of Los Angeles, CA, Judy Vosburg (Jack) of Fort Smith, Diane Selby (Greg) of Cordova, TN, and a daughter-in-law, Doris Auman Smith of Rogers; four sons, David Smith (Lisa) of Long Beach, CA, Steve Smith (Pam) of Fayetteville, Donald Smith (Becky) of Fort Smith and Dennis Smith (Rachelle) of Cave Springs; brother, Ed Peitz (Martha) of Van Buren, along with thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762 or go to

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