Dana Loueve Smith

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FORT WORTH -- Dana Nabors Smith, 56, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Memorial Celebration: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Rev. Bobby Bridges officiating. Interment: At a later date, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth. Dana was born on June 28,1956 in Fort Worth to Louis Edwin Nabors and Jo Evelyn Abbott Nabors. A resident of Arlington most of her life, she was a 1974 graduate of Arlington High. Dana was a friend to everyone she met. Her smile lit up the room, and providing joy to others gave great meaning to her life. Don't be surprised if you heard her humming a tune on one of her walks. She believed everyone should march to the beat of their own drum. Dana treasured family time. She was an artist, a lover of music and chocolate, a mermaid at heart, and always up for an adventure. You could find her off the beaten path. Our ray of sunshine will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors: Daughter, Lindsey Smith and her son Luke; son, Garrett Smith and Rosie Otieno and their daughter Autumn; parents, Louis and Jo Evelyn Nabors; sisters, Christy Crump and husband, Paul, Merrell Woolf and husband, David, and Kendell Vaught and husband, Chuck; special friend, Mike Nanny; 17 nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Toby.

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  1. I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Daughter, Mother, Sister, Mimi and special friend. Dana always made us all smile! She was certainly beautiful inside and out. My sincere condolences to the entire family! Praying for you while you grieve the loss of your Angel

  2. May the Lord hold you up at this time of sorrow. Dana was a sweet angel with a beautiful smile and a warm heart. She will be missed. Our hearts are broken! Our prayers are with family & friends who cherished her so much.

  3. A true friend, with a heart of gold and a spirit to inspire. You bring sunshine with you wherever you go. Every mermaid, every drop of glitter, every sunny breeze and every warmth of love and laughter will always remind me of you.

  4. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a smile that could lite up a room. A special Angel.

  5. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a smile that could lite up a room. A special Angel.

  6. There are just no words to express my feelings and I am sure all of her friends. Such a tragic loss of a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

  7. May the grace of God be on all of Dana’s family & friends. May the knowledge, that she is now in Heaven, with the Father bring peace to all that knew & loved her! Though she will be missed by all, we will see her again, when she greets us at the gate!

  8. Dana’s beauty radiated from the inside out. She will always be remember as one of God’s special angels. I feel so blessed to have been known her. There are no words to express my condolences for her family whom she so loved and adored you are in my prayers.

  9. It’s difficult to move on when you know they’re gone … gone beyond our reach, leaving this mortal world behind. But they have left us memories that no one can take away, memories that will bring forth a smile and conquer the painful tears. It is time to remember them smiling, till we see them next in heavenly bliss.

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