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Saturday, January 20, 2018


Curtis Lance Smith

Services for Mr. Curtis Lance Smith will be held on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:00pm at

The Church of Latter Day Saints, Red Star Ward with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 31, 2017, from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Riverwood Family

and will resume prior to the service starting at 1:00pm.

Curtis Lance Smith, 55, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on December 28, 2017

at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was born in Brookhaven, on December 18, 1962,

to Curtis James Smith and Relda Joyce Smith.

Lance was a member of the 1980 State Championship Loyd Star Baseball team

and loved to travel and spend time with his family. Lance also served formally

as a Funeral Director, a former Supervisor at Leidos and was a member of

The Church of Latter Day Saints, Brookhaven Branch.

Preceding him in death was his mother, Relda Joyce Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory, are his wife of 29 years, Amye Kristen “Kristy” Smith; father,

Curtis James Smith; two daughters, Kacy Nelson and husband Josh and Kaylin Smith;

one sister, Lisa Bodin and husband Van along with one grandchild, Asher Nelson.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.

In Lieu Of Flowers, Memorials may be made in memory of Lance to,

Harrah’s Hope Lodge, 718 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.

19 comments

  • Comment Link Charles Spradley Friday, 12 January 2018 13:35 posted by Charles Spradley

    I am so sorry to see this. Lance was one of a kind. We will be praying for all of you

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  • Comment Link Donna Chandler Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:19 posted by Donna Chandler

    Prayers for Lance's family. I remember him as always thinking of others and being so humble in his service to others. He lived by the golden rule and I am so thankful that I got to work with him for many years. May God bless and comfort his family.

    Donna Chandler

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  • Comment Link Ken McCullough Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:25 posted by Ken McCullough

    Curtis
    I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your son, you and your family will be in our prayers.

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  • Comment Link Keasha Dickerson Tuesday, 02 January 2018 09:26 posted by Keasha Dickerson

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. I worked with Lance at Brookhaven Funeral Home and he was so much fun to be around, always laughing and telling jokes...never a dull moment around him. He always had a smile and would brighten your day. He will be greatly missed.

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  • Comment Link Ken McCullough Tuesday, 02 January 2018 09:22 posted by Ken McCullough

    Curtis,
    I’m so sorry to see that your son Curtis has has died. We will keep you and your sons family in our prayers.

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  • Comment Link Jason Smith Monday, 01 January 2018 22:40 posted by Jason Smith

    A true Christian. A wonderfully kind man. God bless your family.

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  • Comment Link Marcie Hobbs Farnsworth Monday, 01 January 2018 13:03 posted by Marcie Hobbs Farnsworth

    Kristy, Lisa, and all you wonderful Smith family, our hearts are with you. We love you and loved Lance, a gentle giant full of faith, patience, kindness, compassion, consideration, and strength. May you be blessed with support and comfort from Heaven at this difficult time. Love from Marcie and Scott

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  • Comment Link Daffany Monday, 01 January 2018 11:42 posted by Daffany

    Mr. Curtis was a very dedicated worker. I will miss the jokes and how he lifted our spirits everyday. We would ask "How are you doing today Mr.Curtis?" He would always reply.. "I never had it so good." He never complained!
    My love goes out to his wife and family.

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  • Comment Link Coach Don A. Skelton Saturday, 30 December 2017 23:45 posted by Coach Don A. Skelton

    To the Smith family - I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lance. I had the privilege to recruit Lance and serve as his baseball coach at Mississippi College. I will always remember him for his competitive nature and desire to win. He was an ultimate team player and most important a really good person.

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. The most rewarding thing in coaching and teaching is association with young men like Lance.

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  • Comment Link Christina Smith Matthews Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:04 posted by Christina Smith Matthews

    I'm so sorry to hear of Lance's passing. I remember him always having a great smile on. He had a way of making me always feel light hearted and comfortable around him. My heart goes out to Khristy and her girls and his son in law and grandson. Lance will always have a special place in my heart.

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  • Comment Link Butch Keene Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:49 posted by Butch Keene

    My prayers go out to family and friend. I have lots of great memories from High School days. we won State in 1980 on baseball team at Loyd Star.
    RIP my friend one day will pitch and catch together again.

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  • Comment Link Kay Priest Wilkinson Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:10 posted by Kay Priest Wilkinson

    I knew Lance when he worked for Brookhaven Funeral Home. He was an asset to his employer and a friend to my husband and me. We owned a flower shop and were blessed to spend some quality time with him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    May God bless you all.

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  • Comment Link Eddie James Saturday, 30 December 2017 11:23 posted by Eddie James

    We send our condelences to the Smith family.

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  • Comment Link Dianne Altman Friday, 29 December 2017 21:22 posted by Dianne Altman

    So sorry for your loss . I remember Lance being at Brookhaven Funeral Home when my Granny passed away . He was so caring and compassionate. Our prayers are with you all .

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  • Comment Link Dianne LeCompte Friday, 29 December 2017 20:07 posted by Dianne LeCompte

    Very sorry for your loss. Lance was such a kind friendly man. His smile could light up a room. I remember him and Gil laughing at Gil's jokes. Lance was a credit to his profession.
    May God give you peace.

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  • Comment Link Carolyn McInnis Friday, 29 December 2017 18:41 posted by Carolyn McInnis

    Lisa, my prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. May God's precious Love and Grace surround you and comfort you.
    Carolyn McInnis

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  • Comment Link Cathy Smith Friday, 29 December 2017 18:35 posted by Cathy Smith

    Our church family has suffered a great loss of one of our most loved members. He was my absolute favorite Branch President. Wayne and I really came to know and love Lance. I am sorry for our loss and our sympathy and love go out to Kristie and the girls and Mr Curtis and Lisa and all extended family.

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  • Comment Link Walter Blalock Friday, 29 December 2017 18:20 posted by Walter Blalock

    A wonderful man and servant of the Lord. So enjoyed my association with Lance in Brookhaven Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A compassionate and loving heart. You will be missed my brother and friend .

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  • Comment Link Kim Dalton Friday, 29 December 2017 16:55 posted by Kim Dalton

    Praying that you be immersed in the spirit of love and comfort as we continue to petition the Lord on your behalf. Love y’all.

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