OBITUARY

Steven Michael Smith

October 16, 1985August 23, 2018
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Steven Michael Smith, age 32, died Thursday, August 23, 2018. Steven was born on October 16, 1985 in Mineola, New York to Michael and Marietta Smith. Steven is survived by his sister, Lisa Witter-Merithew and husband Justin, his brother Joseph Smith, his sister, Catherine Grundman and husband Christopher, five nephews; Owen, Seth, Everett, Gavin and Levi, his partner in life, David Cole and his dog Snow.

Steven enlisted in the US Army where he served for 3 years in Army Intelligence. He enjoyed singing, dancing, thrift shopping, creating art with crayons and living life to its fullest.

A visitation will be held at McEwen Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte, NC 28213.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "In Care of RAIN", 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

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Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Mass of Ressurection Wednesday, August 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Steven Michael Smith

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Hollie Newton

August 27, 2018

I met Steve in 10th grade at Vance High while in the midst of being tossed around the foster care system. During that time I barely had any friends and felt very lost. When i met Steve for the first time it was as if we had been friends for years and just picked up where we had left off. He introduced me to many friends and even helped me get through some very rough things I had to overcome. We wrote notes everyday to one another sometimes silly and sometimes to vent to one another because we both were going through really rough things for kids our age to have to deal with. Steve was the life of the party always the one with the biggest smile. He made you feel special even if you barely knew him. We went our seperate ways for a bit after i moved to Kings Mountain and then randomly ran into one another one one night in our early 20's. It was if we never left off and picked up as if we had never had a break in our friendship. Steve introduced me to theater and made me break out of my shell like no one had ever done. We did many plays together and he always pushed me to be my best. Im gonna miss knowing I cant just run into him again and pick back up where we left off. I will miss his beautiful personality that welcomed anyone with open arms, his beautiful smile and most of all my best seagull friend.
"You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there."
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Anthony Tota

August 26, 2018

Remembering when my son John was about 2 weeks old. Marietta and Angela had rented a house in lavalette. About 2 blocks from where my parents rented. They invited us to come for the weekend. When I entered the living room with John in my arms, Steven and his cousin Danny were sitting in their walkers with a look of shock on their faces! Will never forget that moment, along with all the many times I saw Steven grow up to be such a fun kid all around!!! We’ll miss him dearly....

Sharon and Albert DeCandia

August 25, 2018

Looking at all the pictures and videos all can see how vibrant with such a zest for life Steven was.A smile so bright it transcends thru everything.We imagine you singing and dancing thru the heavens bringing joy to all.The wholeSmith family truly defines what love is.You get it you are the blood of each other’s blood.You know each others story you created so much of it together.We May not live near and get to share daily lives etc.But please know we’re thinking about all of you with love prayers.May the bond you share and the knowledge that Steven left this world knowing how much he was loved and cherished and how much he loved all of you give you strength thru these difficult times.Much love your cousins Al &Sharon

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