The Caswell County Emergency Services and Fire is deeply saddened at the death of one of its own, Wendy Smiley Wiseman, 45, who died in a car accident on March 9.
Jason Watlington, Emergency Services Deputy Director, posted a heartfelt message on the Facebook page saying, “It has been a day that we will never forget. Last night Caswell County Emergency Services and Fire, as well as our entire profession, lost a very special person, Wendy Wiseman. We have laughed together and we have cried together. She will continue to challenge us to be better people, better healthcare proproviders, and better leaders. She has set the bar for patient advocacy. We are not amazed of the many lives she touched because we all saw it first hand. She always wanted the best for all and to have no one left behind. Her determination and passion was like no other and always seen in her smile and in her eyes. We celebrate her life and we are thankful that God has allowed us to be blessed with her presence.”
Barry Lynch, Management Coordinator Emergency Services, adds, “She was a very strong and passionate person who people looked up to and confided in. She was a quiet, low key person who kept us all together.”
A private service is being held on March 18.
Her obituary reads:
She was born on April 30, 1974 to the late David Glenn and JoAnne Smalley in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was a Paramedic with Caswell County, Volunteer Fireman for many stations in both Rockingham and Caswell County. She also taught Continuing Education and EMT classes at Piedmont Community College, worked as a Medical Examiner, Guardian Ad Litem, and was a breast cancer warrior, all while pursuing her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Colorado Technical University. She was a free spirit and tirelessly advocated for the underdogs. She spent her life caring for others. She took in countless strays, both human and animal giving them unconditional love regardless of creed or color. She will be greatly missed.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved boxer, Belle.
She is survived by her daughter, Glenna Marie Wiseman (Samuel); sisters, Jody Smalley and Elizabeth Smalley Harris (Wayne); nephews, Steffon Lee; nieces, Skye and Steffanie Harris along with her other family members, James, Kathy and Jay Zimmerman, Josh Barahona, JaQuan Miller, Ben, Beth Anne and Josh Wiseman, Carla, Drew, Garet and Greyson Fulk, Jason and Brandy Smith, Annie and Jessica Lea as well as many other loving extended family and friends.