A life of love is to be celebrated and never mourned. Such a life began when Lisa Ann Smith was born Friday, April 27, 1964, to the late Charlie “Bump” Smith and Amelia Smith in Hughes Arkansas.
Lisa, along with her parents and sister, Kimmy relocated to Michigan in the late ’60s. Lisa attends Seeley McCord Elementary School, Benton Harbor Jr High and graduated from Benton Harbor High School with the class of 1982.
Lisa accepted Christ at an early age while still in her hometown of Hughes. She attended Hopewell Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John Simmons. She eventually joined New Covenant Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Rodney Gulley. She remained a faithful member until her health failed.
Lisa worked at various jobs in the Benton Harbor/St Joseph area – Show Biz Pizza, Zenith-Heath Company, Jewel-Osco, and Maggie’s Country Store to name a few.
On Thursday, October 31, 2019, Lisa took her Savior's hand and was reunited with loved ones who proceeded her in death; her parents Charlie and Amelia Smith; paternal grandparents; Charlie Sr. and Alice Smith and maternal grandparents; Wally and Janie Williams.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory 6 siblings: Marilyn (Ronnie) Bates, of Texas, Kimmy Smith of Ohio, Rachael Smith, Ronald Sr., and Latosaya Williams of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Darcy Leonard of Indianapolis Indiana and brother-in-law, Carlos Johnson, Sr.
Lisa also leaves to morn her passing a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also.”
John 14: 1-4
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