Synthia Diana Smith • October 18, 2020



Synthia Diana Smith, 60, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Diana was a stay at home mom who always put family first and had a zest for life and a wonderful personality.
She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Edison “Buddy” Blackmon and her mother, Barbara Jean Diamond Stanley.
Diana is survived by her husband of over 40 years, James Gerald Smith; daughter, Jessyca Rae Smoke; son, Chad Andrew Smith; sisters, Susie Grissom (Phillip), Darlene Monti, Sheila Richards (Wade); brother, Henry Edison “Sonny” Blackmon, II; granddaughter, Bailey Rose Mattos as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and countless lifelong friends as she never met a stranger.
A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 11am until the service begins at 12pm with burial to follow at Barrancas National Cemetery. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing or You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into the address bar of one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/Iphone) and Adobe Flash Player is required.

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  1. Donna says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing… my heart and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you all during this tragic loss💔🙏🏻
    God bless,
    Donna ( Davidson) Boxberger

  2. Renee Jernigan says:

    My heart is saddened at the loss of my dearest friend of nearly 40 yrs. I will forever cherish the memories and good times that we shared. May God bless your family and comfort them during these difficult times. You will forever be loved and missed. Until we meet again, I KNOW God has you in his Care. Love, Renee and family

  3. Charlene Hartshorn says:

    Diana,
    You have left us all with broken hearts. I have so many wonderful memories of us before and after kids. I thank God for the time he let us have you and pray for strength for all of us that loved you so much, strength to endure your loss. R.I.P. buddy and if you could come visit me in my dreams I would so love it! To Jerry, Jess and Chad, I’m so sorry, I love you❤️

  4. Christopher ressler says:

    She was the Beulah mom for wayward kids. She always looked out for us and made sure we ate and had a place to stay. Word can not Express the hurt we feel from all of us Beulah boys and girls that got to be a part of her life. Even now she is still watching over us in a better place free of pain. You will be truly missed prayers for the whole family love yall. CMR

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