Amber Marie Smith


Amber Smith, 35 year old Arnett, Oklahoma resident, passed Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Lincoln Campus. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Amber Marie (Rice) Smith was born on May 11, 1984 in Woodward, Oklahoma: she was the daughter of Frankie Lamont and Beverly Jean (Harris) Rice. As a young child Amber attended Woodward schools. Her junior and senior of high school she attended the Oklahoma School of Science and Math graduating in 2002. She then attended college at Texas A&M, Prairie View campus, and Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. Amber was united in marriage to Ozell Smith, III at Boiling Springs State Park. Amber and Ozell made their home in Arnett. Amber worked at Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, and Alliance Home Health in Woodward part-time.

Amber enjoyed reading, playing with her children, shopping, spending time with Ozell riding motorcycles. Amber was a caring, loving mother and wife to her family. She was a very special and important person to her family and everyone she knew. Amber was an excellent nurse and loved her job. Family was her life and her children were her pride and joy.

Amber is survived by her husband Ozell Smith, III of the home; children, Adante Smith; Ozell Smith, IV; Alyssa Smith; Jasmine Smith; Raven Smith Walker; mother and father, Frankie and Beverly Rice; sisters, Illanna Spicer and husband Adam; Ashley Goodwin; brothers, James Dudley McClendon; Frankie Lamont Rice, Jr.; grandchildren, Lachlan and Desirae Walker; nieces, Jaiden and Kyndell Rice; children who were treated as her own: Collier, Aurrelia, Miyana, and Callum; other family and many many friends.

Those greeting her in heaven, Grandpa Harris, aunts Sharon, Mary, Frances, and Martha; uncles Bobby and Ira.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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Richard and Laura lane
Aug 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
William and tana Vaughn
Aug 01, 2019
We will always remember you amber, sitting at the table drinking a cup of milk, and always looking after your brother James, you are and always will be remembered as the sweet girl you are.
Kellie Rosas
Jul 31, 2019
You will be greatly missed at Newman Memorial Hospital, rest in peace my friend.
Jul 31, 2019
She was a very dear friend I'm gonna truly miss that amazing smile I love you girl until we meet again
Jul 31, 2019
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Tya Taylor
Jul 30, 2019
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Shiloh Deal
Jul 30, 2019
Praying for the family of this beautiful lady.
Heather Tolle
Jul 30, 2019
So very sorry about the loss of Amber, she was great to work with when I was at Newman. I also know she loved her children very much and that they were her life. Prayers for the family.
Tammy Land
Jul 30, 2019
Beverly, I am sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Evans
Jul 30, 2019
Amber was such a beautiful woman. She was so caring and loving. She will definitely be missed
Hannah Mucker
Jul 30, 2019
I only remember you as a child, your mother put you in all of the beauty pageants. God took a angel home.
Kateland Corum (Bryan)
Jul 30, 2019
You were an amazing women and like a second Aunt to me. I am going to miss you Amber you truly will be missed by all πŸ’œ
Ashley Brown
Jul 30, 2019
Amber and I went to school together she was always nice to everyone. My deepest confidences to her husband and her children. My daughter is Alyssa’s best friend. πŸ™ RIP Amber taken too soon πŸ˜”
Spring (dinger)
Jul 30, 2019
I met Amber through work and we became good friends. It's so hard to believe that such a beautiful person inside and out is gone so soon. You will be missed turtle.
Debbie woods
Jul 30, 2019
I cant believe you were taken from us too young. You were angel to so many and touched everyone's heart you met. May you rest in the arms of God sweet lady. To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God fill you full of peace and comfort you through this difficult time.
Kelsey Thomas
Jul 30, 2019
I worked with amber for many years as a teen and young adult. She thought me what hard work meant and she taught me to not any crap from anyone. I remember her strong beautiful personality often. She will be missed by many ❀️
Shannon Shoaf
Jul 30, 2019
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Mike sibley
Jul 30, 2019
April Farmer
Jul 29, 2019
Amber, and I went to Woodward Publics Schools she was an amazing women that had a phenomenal personality!! She was a beautiful person inside and out. My deepest condolences to her family and her kidsπŸ’”. I continue to pray for comfort during this tragic time πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™.. RIP Amber 😭😭
Kathe Peil
Jul 29, 2019
I am truly sorry for your lost Amber worked for a short time she was a kind hard working young lady she touch many lives love and prayer