Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
Memorial Service: 3:00 P.M. Wednesday July 25, 2012 Location: South Lakes Chapel (at the funeral home)
Smith, Deborah L. ("Debbie"), 56, surrounded by her loving family, passed away from breast cancer on July 21, 2012 at her home. Debbie was born in Houston, TX on August 25, 1955 to William and Paula (Williams) Gould. Debbie was born in Texas, but spent the majority of her life in Oklahoma. She considered herself an Oklahoman and was an avid Sooners and Thunder fan. She loved to read and spend time with her family. Debbie's proudest accomplishments in life were not her own but those of her family. She always put. the happiness and welfare of her family before her own. If her family was happy, she was happy. She was kind, loving, and generous. She was strong and fearless. She was a patriot and protector of the underdog. She was everything a husband could want in a wife, a daughter could want in a mother, and a grandchild could want in a grandmother. She is preceded in death by her father and sister Velva "Happy" Gould. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert M. Smith of the home; two daughters, Ginger Green and husband Tyson; Robin Knightly and husband Kevin; her mother Paula Gould; four brothers: Billy, David, Pete and Ronnie Gould; and two grandchildren: Zachary Green and Keegan Knightly. Debbie told her daughters that if she got well she never wanted to wear solid black or solid brown colored clothes again. She would surround herself with bright colors. Since she did not get her wish, we are asking those of you who wish to attend to only wear bright colors as we will help to surround her. Dress is casual.
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