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Pamela M.T. Smitherman
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation 200 W. 4th St Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Payable to Pamela M.T. Smitherman Scholarship Fund
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
    200 W 4th St
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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“As time approaches nine months since Pamela passed from this earth, about the same time it took for her to arrive on this earth, I offer these words...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Michele BANKS - DeLAND, FL

“So sad to learn of her passing today on WLW listening to Christopher talking to Bill Cunningham. As a widow myself, your words and thoughts were...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Walker - Wilmington, OH - Friend

“I first met Pam immediately after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I arranged for a surgery within days, with the hope that removal of the...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Elizabeth Shaughnessy - OH

“I got to know Pamela through being swim team moms. She was generous and kind, no nonsense and wryly funny. When I took over her position as volunteer...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Cassie Niemann - Cincinnati, OH

“Pamela Michele, my first born, answer to prayer for a petite and feminine daughter. You blessed my life with your smile, your love, your joy. You...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Michele Banks - Brandon, FL

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
6 of 41 | Posted by: A friend

“Pam will be greatly missed. She was a remarkable woman. I knew Pam through my oldest son, Joseph. Joseph and Malcom were on the same soccer team at...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Sherlyn Conrad - Cincinnati, OH

“Christopher, I was so sorry to hear of Pamela's passing. Although I didn't know her well, I know that you shared a love so strong that she will be...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Crystal Burnett - Akron, OH

“Pamela Smitherman- May you Rest In Peace. You were such a beautiful woman and will truly be missed. Thank you for all you have done for CPS. ”
9 of 41 | Posted by: Morgan Miller - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Vice Mayor Smitherman, word's cannot express how deeply sorry for you and your family's loss of your wife Pamela. I know death has .o sorrow...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Juanette Campbell - Cincinnati, OH

“May God surround your family With love, strength and warmth. ”
11 of 41 | Posted by: Dj Key - Cincinnati, OH - Friend

The love between a mother and daughter is forever. “I only met Pamela after she became ill, but even in sickness, her strength, faith and love for her family came through. I was privileged to be able...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Liz Dufour - Cincinnati, OH

“May God's peace and his strength console Chris and the Smitherman Family. My prayer is for strength and a strong bond of Love that passes all...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Keith Jenkins - Cincinnati, OH

“May the grace and peace of God be with the Smitherman family during your time of bereavement. Know that our prayers are with you. ”
14 of 41 | Posted by: Charles Dobbins - WESTERVILLE, OH

“Pam was a strong and fierce mother. We shared talks as swim moms and fellow CPS educators. I admired how she was focused and warm in how she guided...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Kami Hill - Cincinnati, OH

“I met Pam at CLinton Hills Swim Club. She was one of the strong women running our swim team volunteers. Pam trained me as a Swim Team Volunteer. I...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Tricia Renneker - Cincinnati

“Christopher, my heart has been aching for you and your children. I expect Dan messaged you and we'll be unable to honor Pamela at the services...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Becky Regenold - Cincinnati, OH

“I grew up with Pam, she was one of the smartest kids in a class of over a thousand. Ill always think of her wearing her signature pigtails, saying...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Megan Dyer - New York City, NY

“My prayers are with you and your family at this time of great sadness and loss. ”
19 of 41 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in God's loving word's found at 1Pet 5:10 ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Jim and Jeff ”
21 of 41 | Posted by: Jim Reynolds - Cincinnati, OH

“I can still see us standing in the hallway after school talking about our day. Through our talks, we learned that we had so much in common with one...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Marlene McGlothin - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Pam,I am so sad to hear your passing! I hope you could hear me in Heaven. As a neighbor, friend and a NAM parent, you dont know how you...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Xiaojie "Shau" Zavon - Cincinnati

“Ms. Smitherman has been a valuable parent to North Avondale Montessori School for 20 plus years. I have had know Ms. Smitherman for 9 years and have...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Roger Lewis Lewis - Cincinnati, OH

“I was so sad to hear of Pam's passing. I worked for Albert years ago and had the pleasure of meeting Pam when I was helping Chris campaign on...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Shannon Storm-Sieg - Cincinnati, OH

“Pamela is the example of what all great mothers, teachers and what a friend is. The world has tears when she passed and a giant hole in it's heart....Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Jim Kiefer - Cincinnati, OH

“Our condolences to you and your family. I did not know your wife personally, but I did meet you once walking down the street in Cincinnati. I asked...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Reverend Paul Lampkin - Union, KY

“Pam was "mom goals" in human form. When we were starting out as a family new to swim team at Clinton Hills, I remember literally standing in awe of...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Carri Schneider - Cincinnati, OH

“Praying for your beautiful family during this time. You will always be remembered as a kind, loving light for our Cleveland Heights Tiger Nation...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Lisa M. Hunt - Cleveland Heights, OH

“Our hearts prayers and love are with our family. May loving and beautiful memories for a beautiful soul comfort you~ and our Lords grace and love be...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs Otis G, Smith Sr. - SC

“What an amazing woman and life well-lived, as mirrored in her children - then, now and in the future. Praying for you all in the days ahead - for...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Kim Geoppinger - Cincinnati, OH

“Prayers to the Smitherman Family. When I think of Pamela I think of a kind, dedicated, organized woman. A leader. A community member. A teacher....Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Eunice Ravenna - Friend

“Pamela,praying for your dear family,until your reunited on Heavens beautiful shore.RIP you've made it no more tears brave lady. ”
33 of 41 | Posted by: Ron Singleton - Winchester, OH

“Pam, I will always remember your gentle guiding spirit when I was a new and very confused swim team mom. You were patiently guided me through my...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: kristen fryer - Cincinnati, OH

“Just saw this first thing this morning. I've know Pam since grade school at Noble Elementary, in Cleveland Heights. She was always so sweet and we...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Dawn Brannon - AUSTIN, TX

“Dear Pamela, Your Leadership, kindness and courage will always be remembered. I have always admired you as a mother and friend. My family and I will...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Heather Herr - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Sweet spirit will always be remembered ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: Dr Marcietta Coleman - classmate

“Pam was an awesome high school classmate, coworker and friend. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. My deepest sympathy to her family. ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: Darrell Staples - Roswell, GA

“My Dear Niece, PamelaI have so many precious memories of you! I Took you to get your ears pierced and your first pair of earrings when you came to...Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Sheryl Yancey - Queen Creek, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
40 of 41 | Posted by: Linda Lenzi - Wintersville, OH

“Her love for her family and community showed in all his did. Her strength in character has passed on to each one of her children and all that knew...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Nicole Reblando - Cincinnati, OH

Smitherman, Pamela M.T, beloved wife of Christopher E.C. Smitherman, devoted mother of Christopher E.C., Malcolm E.C., Isaac E.C., Caleb E.C.and Camille D.P. Smitherman. Passed Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Age 48 years. Funeral Service on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Allen Temple AME Church, 7030 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45237. Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Allen Temple AME Church. Burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Oh. In lieu of flowers, send donations to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 W 4th St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 payable to the Pamela M.T. Smitherman Scholarship Fund Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at