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Deborah Diane Davidson-Smith

October 25, 1959 — July 16, 2018

Deborah "Deb" Davidson-Smith, 58, of New Madison passed away peacefully on July 16, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Deb was born on October 25, 1959 in Greenville, Ohio to Wilma Lee "Boots" (Goubeaux) Davidson of Greenville and the late Duane "Buster" Davidson.

In addition to her father, Deb was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Maddie.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends, especially her two granddaughters. She enjoyed flowers, antiques and laughing. Deb was best known for spreading joy to those around her with simple acts of kindness, especially through big hugs and prayer. Deb was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris, Ohio. Deb, along with her daughter, Ambrosia, owned and operated Wildflowers in New Madison.

Deb is survived by her husband of 19 years, Thomas J. Smith of New Madison, whom she married October 23, 1999; her daughter and son-in-law, Ambrosia (Matthew) Ayette of New Madison; her son and daughter-in-law, Shanon (Olivia) Smith of New Madison; her granddaughters, Shelby and Scarlett; her brothers, Dan (Melony) Davidson and David (Sherry) Davidson, all of Greenville; her nieces and nephews, Jerimey Davidson, Angela (Justin) Marshall, Chad Davidson, and Kristen (Dan) Sprunger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. John Catholic Church, 400 N. Spring St, New Paris, Ohio 45347 with Rev. Fr. Gene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial and Rite of Committal will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 3 PM until 7 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus and also from 9 AM until 10 AM on Saturday. The Rosary will be prayed on Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or St. John Catholic Church, 400 N. Spring St., New Paris, Ohio 45347.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. John Catholic Church

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