Funeral service for Mrs. Amanda Porter Smith, age 28, of Toney, AL, will be conducted Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Hale officiating. Mrs. Smith passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Huntsville Hospital.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Fayetteville, TN, the daughter of Michael Ray and Donna Bishop Porter. She was a wonderful mother and wife and a member of the Plainview Church of Christ in Hazel Green, AL. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attending church.
Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband Ben Smith, daughter Mattie Smith, son Bentlee Smith, sister Angelia (Brent) Sanderson, brother Mitchel (Julie) Porter, grandfather William Bishop, niece Kaleigh Gentry, nephews Kylar Gentry, and Eli Sanderson, parents-in-law: Bret Smith, Debbie Smith, sister-in-law: Kimberly (Eddie) Mills, brother-in-law: Keith Smith, nieces Caroline Mills, Gracie Mills and Ella Mills. She was preceded in death by grandmother Wilma Bishop and grandparents Lawrence and Carolyn Porter.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 3, 2016 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huntsville Hospital NICU, 101 Sivley Rd., Huntsville, AL 35801 or the scholarship fund for Mattie and Bentlee at the Bank of Lincoln County.
We’ve all had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God’s promises like found here at Rev. 21: 3,4; “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. “And God himself will be with them.” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. The family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences.
Words can not say how sorry I was to hear that Amanda fight was done. She fight a good fight and Pray that the Lord will be with all of ya .
Rebecca Taylor Turner
Mike, Donna & family & Debbie Smith & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mark & Lisa Brown Edwards & Children , Joe & Joyce Brown, Jeff & Wendy Brown & Children
Chester’s Mom,Dad, Ben and sweet babies- I am a better person just by having the privilege of calling Chester one of my best friends. She would light up a room and not even know it. She will be greatly missed by so many. Yall will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
We are praying for you Ben and all family members. Amanda was a wonderful and funny person that we loved so much. Our family is so heart broken for your loss. She will be missed. We love you Ben and will be praying for you and your children.
Debbie..my words seem so inadequate, but our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ben, those precious babies, Mattie and Bentlee, and all of Amanda Porter Smith’s family today, and in the most difficult days to come…May God give each of you peace knowing that Amanda is free from all pain and suffering from that ugly “C” word and with her Heavenly Father and you will be reunited with Amanda again one day.
So very sorry your loss. Amanda was one of a kind and she leaves nothing behind but sweet and happy memories. I pray that God gives us all comfort in knowing that he must have a very special job for her in heaven, even more special than her job here on earth.
Amanda captured our hearts, what I remember must is her beautiful smile and kind sweet ways…she has won her battle she now is In the Arms of Jesus and pain free! Heaven must be a glowing….prayers going out to her family and all her friends may you all find peace and comfort for the days ahead… so we fix our eyes on what is seen but what is not unseen… for what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal… 2cor4:17-18
So, so sorry.
My hearts breaks for your family, I know your faith will see you through this horrible time in your lives. Steve and I are
thinking about you and praying for your family.
Prayers for comfort and peace for your family during this difficult time. We pray you find comfort in each other and all the precious memories you share of Amanda.
My sympathy during this very difficult time.
Praying for this precious family! my heart is completely broken but she has gained her wings and is now in no pain and watching over all of us. so sorry for your loss and praying daily for peace and comfort. Love yall!!
prayers are with you in your very hard loss.
May the Good Lord wrap his arms around you as you lay this loved one to rest. Amanda was a great loving person who was loved by many people. She will be greatly missed at Plainview Church of Christ. Prayers continue as you go on thru this life without her presence. God protect and guide this family and comfort them with your love.
I haven’t seen you in years but you were always a beautiful smiling lil girl and this news breaks my heart, I know that your journey tho short on this earth has had so much meaning, and I know you will be met at Heavens Gates to a eternity of no pain,or sorrow and you will be looking down watching over each and every person that your beautiful life touched, Fly High beautiful girl, gone but not forgotten.
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember her as a pretty little girl from church. Praying for God’s peace for each of you.
I love you so much my sweet sweet niece. You were the best all around young woman anyone would ever want to know. Best Mother and wife to Ben and those two precious babies. I know you are in a better place. All my love AUNT GAIL.
Your in our thoughts and prayers.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God surround you with His Love, His Strength, His Wisdom and Understanding and His Arms of Mercy and Compassion Now and All the days to follow! I am so Heartbroken for you all!
My heart is broken for you Donna as well as Ben and those precious babies and the whole family. Words can not express how sad I feel….I just can’t understand this….
Remembering all the gatherings at our house, puts a smile on my face, and then the thoughts of Amanda’s suffering these last few weeks saddens me. My heart is breaking for you all, we cannot believe that this dreadful disease has taken such a sweet young lady from her husband, children, parents and to all who loved her. Prayers of comfort for all of you. Precious Amanda is definitely one of the prettiest Angels in Heaven!
Praying for the family, dear Lord I pray for peace.
Mike & Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing. I still remember her as little & being in the same Sunday School Class with Casey. I know she is filling Heaven with her smile. I pray God wrap His Arms around you to comfort you as only He can do now.
Praying for the peace of God to comfort and keep all of you in His grace. ” for the night but joy will come in the morning.”
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get you through this. Love you all.
Sweet precious Amanda rest in peace. Praying for the family
Sweet precious Amanda rest in peace. Praying for the family
Thinking and praying for you all during these hard times. May you find peace in knowing she is now an angel.
What a wonderful woman to remember. I sent prayers to all those who love her, she will be sorely missed.
Ben and Family,
My heart grieves for you in this sad time. I pray that God spreads his comforting arms around yall at this time. The reasons someone so caring and young would be taken from us so soo is unknown but we know God has a reason behind it all. Prayers for you all.
So sorry for you loss! will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers
Our love and deepest sympathies to the Porter and Smith families, especially Amanda’s husband Ben and her precious children, Mattie and Bentlee. You all remain in our prayers.
Words can not express my heartfelt sympathy to the family of Amanda. May God lead, guide, strengthen, and provide you all understanding as the day push forward. We love you all.
Debbie, Keith, and Famly,
May the light of God surround you, the love of God enfold you, the power of God protect you, and the presence of God watch over you today, because where ever you are God is as well.
We r truly sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many.
Our Christian sympathy goes out to Amanda’s family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Thoughts and Prayers are with All the Families. May you feel God’s presence with you during this trying time.
With sincere sympathy.
so very sorry for your loss! you are in our thoughts and prayers!
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful mom and wife. Rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family.