Pamela Smith Ericson, 67, of Mechanicsville, VA, went to be with her Lord and savior on Friday, June 24, 2022.
She was born to William and Virginia Heflin Smith on March 29, 1955 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education in March 1976. In April 1976 she married 2nd Lieutenant Carl Ericson, U.S. Marine Corps, and faithfully supported his military career until retirement in 1994. She taught preschool for several years until the birth of their son, Miles. She then devoted her life to being a mother and grandmother. Pam loved to serve her Lord Jesus by mentoring younger women and teaching children’s Sunday School. She was a member of River City Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.
Pam is survived by her husband, Carl; son Miles Ericson (Sonia); granddaughters Naomi and Lydia; brother Bradley Smith (Tracey); nieces Brandy Cerny, Allison Barker (Mike) and Shannon Bosson (Emanuel); nephews Nick Cerny (Lindsey) and William Smith; and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Smith; and sister Barbara Cerny.
A committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 8 at Quantico National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the International Mission Board 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond Virginia 23230. Dress is casual and a reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project/13687 at samaritanspurse.org.