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Ginger Lanette Smith
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 6, 1953
  • Place of birth:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 4, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Let the memory of Ginger be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our Mother, Ginger Smith, 62, born on October 6, 1953 and passed away on December 4, 2015. Mom fought a long battle with CHF starting in December of 2012.  She had a massive heart attack that led her to have a very low heart function,  5%.  She kept getting sick and then went through the process of seeing if she'd qualify for transplant.   But before that process was completed she eventually needed to have the L-Vad implanted.  She had the L-Vad put in on October 22, 2014, and from that point on she was in and out of the hospital for what seemed like every week.  She had every complication you could think of from failing kidneys, stroke, internal bleeding, and etc...  My Mom was so tired of hurting and fighting so hard that she decided to stop dialisis and turn her l-Vad pump off.  She joined our Grandparents in Heaven on December 4, 2015.  She will be missed dearly and definitely never forgotten!!!!  We love you Mommy!!!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by glenda barrett on 6th October 2016

"Happy Birthday my dear friend! We had some really fun and entertaining times and I miss you so much. Every time I pick up a set of keys I just have to chuckle! What a blast"

This tribute was added by Juli Carpenter on 20th December 2015

"even though I only met her once in the hospital, I cried when I heard about the news. but when I did meet her she was very funny and she was always smiling. she seemed like an amazing person! from what I can see she has touched many lives and made a mark in everyones hearts! she will be missed terribly and never forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Peli Woods on 17th December 2015

"To the Family and Friends of Ginger,

Please except my deepest condolences.  Although I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Ginger, I know that you will remember her forever.  Ginger is also in the memory of God.  "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life" (John 5:28,29)  I hope that you'll find comfort in knowing that you can see your loved one again during a time when "death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)""

This tribute was added by Dave Rivers on 13th December 2015

"Although I never met Ms. Ginger personally however through her Sisters (Holli and Valeta) I felt like I knew her as one of my own family. We connected several times via social media and it was a pleasure to connect with her. I will miss our connection but I will always remember her kind words. I've been blessed to know Ginger, even from afar. Rest peacefully Ginger, for your fight is over and you're a brave warrior we will meet you in the future."

This tribute was added by glenda barrett on 11th December 2015

"Ginger gave me a clearer understanding of HOPE, COURAGE and COMPASSION. These virtues formed the foundation of her life and she modeled them everyday. Her gentle touch and calming voice touched countless individuals--many unknown to her. Rest well my friend--love you now and forever."

This tribute was added by Rebecca Grigsby on 8th December 2015

"Ginger was an amazing woman. She was a mentor to many in the mental health community and a star in the recovery movement in Oklahoma. To me, she was a bright light of humor and personality. A friend and admired colleague. I will miss her smile and her drive to have the people around her succeed. Misty, you kids were the light of her life and your happiness was her purpose. God be with you in your grief."

This tribute was added by Jean Wood on 8th December 2015

"A dear friend and a light to others as a champion for recovery. You will be thought of constantly as we see how your life has touched so many. Rest in peace - know that we all will miss you dearly but will always carry you in our hearts."

This tribute was added by m nealy on 8th December 2015

"Ginger had the amazing ability to light up a room. She faced life with a smile and refused to let speed bumps, curves, or rabbit holes distract her from loving life I try to feed off of her strength when I face difficulties or pain. I will love her forever and already miss her."

This tribute was added by Misty Caplinger on 8th December 2015

"I love you Mom!  I will miss you and think of you everyday.  It still doesn't feel real that you're gone.  I love you to the moon and back!!!"

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