Virginia Lee Smart
August 3, 1935 – June 10, 2019
Virginia Lee Smart passed away on June 10, 2019 peacefully at her home in Oklahoma City. Virginia was born in 1935 in Durant, Oklahoma but spent most of her life in Oklahoma City (a city that she dearly loved). Virginia spent 61 years of marriage with her beloved husband, Jerry Smart, Sr. who passed away in June of 2011.
Virginia was one unique lady who enjoyed painting, crocheting, movies (specifically musicals), spending time with family and socializing (enjoying beer, wine and margaritas) at her favorite local hangout 57th Street Lighthouse (a.k.a. Nancy's Kitchen) on North May Avenue. She could be found there many an evening sitting at the bar visiting with friends and making people smile.
Virginia's favorite place to spend time was either in her swing on her back porch or in Galveston, Texas on the beach. She loved the sound of the waves and the feeling of the sand between her toes. Virginia also loved dogs and never spent much time without a dog in her lap or by her side.
Virginia is survived by her Daughter Carol Wright and Son-in-Law David Wright, Daughter Jennie Brixey and Son-in-Law David Brixey, Son Jerry Smart, Jr., Granddaughter Amanda Andrews and Grandson-in-Law Mike Andrews and Great Grand Children Mikey and Jayden Andrews.
The family will receive guests at a "Come and Go Remembrance" viewing at Guardian West Funeral Home at 5820 NW 41st Street in Warr Acres, Oklahoma on Friday June 14, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Following the viewing everyone is invited to join us at 57th Street Lighthouse (a.k.a. Nancy's Kitchen) at 5708 North May Avenue in Oklahoma City for drinks and light snacks from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Virginia would want to buy you a drink and you celebrate her life! (Important note: people under 21 years of age are allowed in Nancy's Kitchen if accompanied by an adult but they must sit on window side of establishment and leave by 10:00 PM). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Free To Live Animal Sanctuary in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
- Free to Live Animal Sanctuary
- Come and Go Remembrance Friday, June 14, 2019
Virginia Lee Smart
June 19, 2019
Virginia welcomed me to her family with open arms an unconditionally. I enjoyed all the family gatherings at her house and at Outback. She was a role model for how to find love and fun no matter what in life. Here are some scenes of her friends at Nancy's 57th Street Lighthouse:
Jenni Woodruff Butch
June 18, 2019
Oh Jennie! I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I just stumbled across her obituary when trying to connect with you about something else that’s come up with a JM friend. Your mom was always so kind to me and treated me like another one of her kids. I have so many memories of her from hanging out at your house! Sending you and your family prayers!
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stephen and cynda lewis
June 16, 2019
Virginia was a sweet, caring individual which was evident the first time we met her. Some years ago Virginia gave us a beautiful nature scene she painted herself. It has been on display in our house ever since as a constant reminder of her generosity and talent. We’re so glad we were able to visit with her last October when we came to Oklahoma to visit David and Jennie. We will forever cherish our fond memories of Virginia as the sweet, special person she was.
Steve & Cynda
June 14, 2019
I will miss Virginia's infectious laugh and sweet kind personality. She was without question the sweetest lady I have ever known. She could light up a room with her smile. Virginia could make every person feel very special. And to her they were. During the days ahead there will be a void, however she would insist we continue life happily as was her nature. She was very unique and for certain Heaven is a happier place with her presence. My heartfelt condolences to her family; she loved each of you dearly. May peace, comfort and love sustain you in the days ahead.
June 13, 2019
Jennie and David,
My sincere condolences to you and the entire Smart family. This is a difficult time but please find solace in knowing that the memories will remain forever. When I first met Virginia I could tell right away that she was as genuine as they come. I for one will miss Jennie's storytelling about Virginia's interesting life over the last 8 years. I am so sorry for your loss,
June 13, 2019
Jennie & family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the heartache you are dealing with right now. Although I only got to meet her a few times, I know how amazing your mom was through the wonderful stories you have shared. We should all be so lucky to have someone like her in our lives. Praying for peace and comfort for you now and in the days ahead.
Melanie, Chris, Sterling & Skyler
June 12, 2019
I know in my heart that you are now with Dad and Nanny where you so desired to be but I wasn't ready to not have you here with me anymore. You made me the person I am today. I love you Mom. Thank you for being such a genuinely loving person. Thank you for being such a caring person to everyone you met. You left your mark on this world and this world will always be a little brighter because you were in it. Love you.