Crystal D. Smith

Born: Mon., Dec. 19, 1983
Died: Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., Feb. 17, 2014
Location: Rossville AME Zion Church

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Funeral services for Miss Smith will be held Monday, February 17, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Rossville A.M.E. Zion Church, 3599 Mtn Gap Road, Richburg, South Carolina.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.   Public viewing will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00  p.m. at Nelson's Funeral Home.

Ms. Crystal Denise Smith was born in Lancaster, South Carolina on December 19, 1983.  She departed this life on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Winnsboro, South Carolina.  She was the daughter of Cynthia Denise and Johnny Smith, Jr.

Crystal was a graduate of Fairfield Central High School and continued her education at South Carolina State University.   She was employed by Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina.   Crystal (Ciji) loved being around family and friends, but her passion in life was her girls and taking pictures.

She leaves to cherish loving memories her parents, Cynthia D. Smith of Ridgeway, South Carolina and Johnny Smith, Jr. of Winnsboro, South Carolina; two daughters, Ja’Nya Parks and Kennedi Rice of the home; a devoted friend, Denorieo Rice of Winnsboro, South Carolina; four brothers, Jiquavis Smith of Ridgeway, South Carolina, Antonio (Nakisha) Smith of Irmo, South Carolina, Corey (Shonda) Boyd and Justin Boyd of Winnsboro, South Carolina; her grandmother, Mrs. Viola Douglas of Great Falls, South Carolina; her grandfather, Mr. Johnny Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina; eight aunts, Eva Mae (Richard) Durham , Renee Douglas and Felecia Douglas of Great Falls, South Carolina, Angelain (Reverend Eric) Ginyard of Winnsboro, South Carolina, Pamela (Reggie) Miller of Columbia, South Carolina, Andrea M. Smith of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sharon Swann of Pennsylvania, and Keeya Talavera of Tennessee; three uncles, Randy Smith of Winnsboro, South Carolina, James R. (Darlene) Smith of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and John Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina; four nieces, Ja’Lyah, Jada, London and Katilyn Smith; two nephews, Antonio Smith, Jr. and Tyleek Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary E. Smith and Charlie C. Douglas.

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The Fairfield Central High School Class of 2002
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
May God comfort the family of our friend and classmate Crystal Smith. For many of us, our high school years were the best years of our lives; we feel blessed that Crystal distributed her happiness freely into the lives of so many. She was there when we nervously entered those halls as 9th graders, as we later proudly became the "most hype" class during pep rallies, and as we felt accomplished while walking across that stage. Over these past 12 years, we've all grown together. We have bonded greatly by being neighbors, or through daily social media updates. We enjoyed seeing her smile, and the dedication she had to being a mother, spouse, daughter, sister, and friend. She'll be forever missed, and we'll treasure her memory in our hearts forever. - C/O '02

Felicia Tanise Evans
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Crystal I must say you will be truly missed by a lot of people. God makes no mistake we love you so much C/O 2002

Rev.& Mrs (Corrie) John S. Gary Sr.
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
To Crystal's family ,
We are so very sorry to hear of Crystal's passing. Please know that we care and continue to pray for all of you.We assure you God will carry you through this trying

Eileena Pankake Wilson
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
To the family and friends,
On behalf of my family, we would like to extend thoughts and prayers out to you all. For the Lord is your strength! A smile so bright, so know when you see a star shining bright, that it is her smiling and watching over you all.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Class of 2002

Carolyn Gripper
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
My Heart is very heavy God has called a precious Angel home. Crystal was a very special person to me like the little sister I always wanted. I will Always Love you little Sis. I know I will see you again one day.

Curtis McDuffie
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
R.I.H. Crystal you will truly be missed!!!! Our class has lost another good person. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Tiffany and Ken Howard
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savoured much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.

*Praying for the Smith Family,Ja'Nya, and Kennedi*

Rest In Heaven Crystal

Ashley Coleman (Hensley)
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
My heart is so broken and heavy today! My thoughts and prayers are with Crystal's babies and family. She was such an angel and will truly be missed at Palmetto Health.

Princess McClerklin
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Let not your heart be troubled as God has gained another angel in heaven. Crystal was such a wonderful person, always smiling, always excited about the milestones her children accomplished. Crystal is and will be greatly missed. May God's grace and mercy be with you and the little ones.

Sonya Peters
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
God has a beautiful Angel (Crystal)looking down on us right now. You will truly be missed. My heart was sadden when I heard the news,and all I could do was think of our last converstation in Wal-Mart on Killian road; how we laughed and talked about the kids. I pray for the family strength, guidance and that we seek his presence in the time of need.

Psalm 34:18 - the Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

Psalm 46-1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the times of trouble.

Love you.. May you rest in Peace Crystal...

Shonda Dowdell
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
My heart goes out to the family. She was such a beautiful person. I will truly miss her smile!!!

carol lovece
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Crystal was a wonderful person and I wish I could have gotten to know her better.

Patrice Vant
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Prayers and Blessings to the Smith family.
I remember a converstation, I once had with her.
I asked her-How do you stay so positive?
Crystal said to me I pray and I Journal, even my mom says I'm doing better.

I will always remember her and will be praying for the best for her children.

TaShika Brown
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Smith, Douglas, and Rice family. Crystal was an amazing person, with a beautiful spirit, and I was honored to call her my friend. May God be your source of strength during this difficult time.

John 14:1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Theresa Darden
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
I worked with Crystal at Palmetto Health when she was located at 14 Medical Park. She always had a smile and was a beautiful person inside and out. May God comfort all her family and friends at this time.

Kathy Furnia
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
My condolences and prayers to Crytal's family - she will greatly missed by "her " work family. Such a beautiful, delightful and caring person whom was a bright shining star to us all. Love you

Cindy Mercorelli
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
With a heavy heart I send my most sincere condolences. May God give you the comfort and peace you seek and may Crystal's soul rest in peace. She will be remembered and truly missed.

Selena Mayers
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Rev Timothy and Selena Mayers.

Trust God. He will keep you and strengthen you during this time. We will keep your family in our prayers. Rossville AME Zion Church

Pamela Davis
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
My prayers are with the family. Crystal was a beautiful and caring person. She will truly be missed.

Inetta Simpson, Ridgeway Post Office
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
My prayers are with Cynthia and the family. God picks beautiful flowers for His garden. Crystal truly was one of those flowers. She will truly be missed.

La-Toshia K. Milton
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
May God comfort the family in your time of sorrow. May He heal your broken hearts in time. Crystal will be missed by many.

R Brown
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
I am sorry to hear of your loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences a human can face. At times, the loss can seem unbearable.
A verse in this song taken from Psalms 37:29 promises:

Soon in the grand resurrection
Sorrow will all disappear
Showering tender affection
God will dry every tear

We can live forever
It's worth all endeavor
God's promise is faithful
His word will come true

Chrystal Jackson
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
From one Palmetto health employee to another. We have spoken on the phone, but never met in person. My condolences to you and your family. Lord carry those girls and lead them as their mother would have. So many calls my way with the name Chrystal and palmetto health of them thinking it was me made me only feel closer to you. Again to the family I will send up prayers for such a beautiful young lady she is. Condolences, thoughts, and prayers.......

Rev. Sandra Flemming
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
I am so sorry for the passing of such a beautiful young lady, Crystal. May God take care of your family at this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:5 says, " also our comfort abounds through Christ."

LaQurandra "Q" Weeks
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
I remember the first time we met. The days we spent working together and eating out. Sharing so many stories and pictures of our daughters. The laughs and jokes of so many foolish things. Although she has left this earth, she is still in my heart. Her big smile and loud laugh I will never forget. May GOD continue to wrap his loving arms around her girls, family, and friends, with a shield of protection, comfort, and peace, just as she did. I am truly grateful to have ever meet her. You will truly be missed Miss. Queen Bee, Crystal Denise Smith!

JanieLee Hunter
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
To the family, Praying for the Lord to continue blessing you in the days to come.
Much love to you.

Mary Burden-Jackson
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort. Work will never be the same without you Crystal. S.I.P.
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." -Helen Keller

Sha'Ron Robertson
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Crystal was a great friend, classmate, mother and lady with class. I will never forget her smile and loving spirit. She will be missed and never forgotten.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
~Author Unknown

RIH Crystal
C/O 2002

Pam Eichelberger
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
My condolences go out to the family. Crystal was a loving and such a sweet person and that sweet smile of her will certainly be missed. May God give you strength and comfort in this trying time.

Stacey Wingate
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
We worked together at Palmetto Richland, and then even when she moved over to scheduling, we were in regular contact. Crystal was always such a bright, positive spirit, and I remember her saying that she was not going to let anything get her down or stress her out. She was a devoted, loving mother to her two girls, so proud of them! My heart goes out to them, and the rest of her family, on the loss of such a special, uplifting spirit! Carry on her of life and family.

Quita Williams
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
It saddens me and my heart goes out to her family especially her mother and daughters. I will always remember her voice, laugh, smiling face, and definitely cant ever forget the good times we had together at SCSU. Crystal, you are in great hands. May God be with your family through this difficult time. Rest in Peace Baby Girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Robertson Sr.
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
Sending prayers out to your family. Crystal will be miss dearly. I will never forget her smile. RIP Crystal.

Mary Payne-Bose
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
Cynthia and family

I pray God's strength for you and your family as you face this seemingly surmountable challenge. But know that God will see you through it because He said "He will never leave you nor forsake you". Trust Him.

Lynn Eichelberger
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
Heaven has gained another angel...may your family find comfort and peace in God's word. You had a beautiful spirit that will live on in those beautiful baby girls. It was such a blessing to have known you. Sleep peacefully.

Beth Gibson
   Posted Tue February 18, 2014
May comfort you all. My heart aches for the girls. Crystal always smiled and just beamed when she talked about the girls. Crystal was a very pleasant sweet person to be around. I worked with Crystal, she was always willing to help or answer any questions that I had during our work time together.

Sweet girls, remember your mother loved you will all her heart.

Marcella Fitzgerald
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
To Cynthia and family,
My heart and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Hold on and know that god got you all even though the pain may seem unbearable. If god brought you to it he will surely see you through it. Stay strong and be blessed.

   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
I've never met Crystal but my heart goes out to the Family. God Bless.He will never give us more than we can bare.

Jamisula Dowling
   Posted Thu March 27, 2014
I think of you every day and wanted to write a message a long time ago but couldn't bring myself to do it. you will always be a part of me and in my everyday thought... you were more than a friend for the past 3 yrs at palmetto health you were like a sister to me. i read a poem at your memorial service and thought it would be great to leave in my message it is titled

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts on memory lane
I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you hoome again
No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-gye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God Knows why.

Our hearts are still filled with sadness
and secret tears still flow
what it meant to lose you
everyone hear knows.
But now i know you want us
to mourn for you no more
but to focus on all the happy times
Life still has in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you this day
A special place within out hearts
Is where you'll always stay.

God knows why,with chilling touch,
Death gathers those we love so much
And what now seems so strange and dim
Will all be clear, when we meet Him.
Crystal, i knew you for a moment
But it Felt like a lifetime

You will forever be in my heart!!

Your dear friend/ sister Jamisula

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