Funeraria Del Angel

4901 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Je'Sani Domeneque Smith

April 3, 2001April 11, 2019

Je’Sani Domeneque Smith was born on April 3, 2001 and gained his heavenly angel wings on Thursday, April 11, 2019 while enjoying time with his friends at the beach. He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Je’Sani was born in Charleston, West Virginia and relocated to Corpus Christi in December 2002. He was very active and began running marathons with his mother at the age of 4. He was a Student Star Athlete at Richard King High School and will be remembered for playing football, running track, his love for Spiderman, but most of all, his love for the game of basketball.

He enjoyed playing Call of Duty on his PS4, his gamer tag was jjbeastboy12. He had a natural talent for art. He spent time at the beach and worked as a beach attendant with the City of Corpus Christi in the summer of 2018. He loved to travel, spend time with his friends, and loved to do his own hair. He admired his Subaru car he received as a gift from his mother, and made a hobby out of restoring it. He had a passion for music and dancing, and will always be remembered for being humble, respectful and for wearing a big smile.

Je’Sani had an aspiration to become a racer and engineer with the National Subaru Team. He loved nature, the beach, and was proud to be a native of West Virginia.

He leaves his loving memories to his parents, Kiwana and Terry Denson and Jerome Smith; Siblings: Terrance Denson Jr., Khasaunte Thompson, Jai’den Smith and Nathaniel Smith; Maternal Grandparents: Karen Patterson and William Patterson; Paternal Grandparents: Lenora Smith, Eddie Ray Smith Sr.(Jackie), and Sharon Floyd; Aunts: Otilia Toler (Will), Carlotta Lynch, Monica Patterson, Bionka Patterson, Camille Smith, Ebony Smith, Felicia Smith, Linda Tyler, Laronica Floyd, and Monica Floyd; Uncles: Will Patterson, Dewayne Patterson, Dewane Patterson, Deray Smith, Eddie Ray Smith Jr., Christopher Smith, Antonio Smith, Jermaine Smith, Zoltan Webb; a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, extended family and friends and his pet companion, Blackie.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship at 10:30AM with a Funeral Service to begin at 11:30AM. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Isaiah Martinez, Rayvon Rodriguez, Dorian Thomas, L.J. Savsook, Jamison McGill, Matthew Garcia, Bryson Butler and D'Montrey Johnson.

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Camille Smith

April 19, 2019

Hearts my heart that I’m not there, I send all my love !

Love you always Sani,

Aunt Mill

Chrissie Vandevere

April 19, 2019


While I never had the pleasure of meeting Je'Sani, I can see from pictures of him that he shared his mother's warmth, energy, and sincere love and concern for others. I don't have the words, and I can't imagine what you and your family are going through, but I do know that you are loved by the entire GCGV family. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. May memories of Je'Sani provide you peace and comfort during this impossible time.


Isabel Hernandez

April 18, 2019

I’m sorry your loss I never got the privilege of meeting your son in person I only would here stories From my son Troy Cano he would be laughing he enjoyed spending time with JeSani he looked up to him . Now God has amazing basketball team with JeSani I’m sure he will always be looking down at you guys and taking care of you from above. Rest In Peace JeSani Smith

Mary Afuso

April 18, 2019

Kiwana & Terry -- you raised a fine man. He did more with his short life than many people do in 80 years.

I will always remember him as a beautiful, quiet, middle schooler who patiently put up with all of us fussing over him whenever Kiwi brought him into the office. I am sure he would have avoided it if he could!

It was an honor to watch him grow and thrive.

My heartfelt prayers for my friends Kiwana, Terry and Terrence. ((((((Hugs)))))



Cristina Martinez

April 18, 2019

You have raised a wonderful young man. He was a true friend to my son Isaiah Martinez. He will be greatly missed

Jennifer Martinez

April 18, 2019

To the parents of this wonderful person. I never knew of him but with all that has been said and done there is no question to who he really was. This is now where u realize u have the strength to keep moving forward with a broken heart that can never mend. Memories is all u will carry. I want u to know ur not alone. God had other plans for ur son and at any point u think u feel his presence it's TRUE. With that big smile he had in all the pictures I've seen . u need to keep that vision with u because it will remind u of what a wonderful happy son u brought up. Sometimes parents dont get enough credit these days.... but with everything going on and what's being shown on TV ...the school.... the community and all the help....u have done a great job.
As time moves on ur heart does not heal but speaking of ur son and sharing great memories is the best medicine for u. If u ever need to talk or cry a complete stranger is near and ready to help. I lost a child myself and can understand ur feelings and emotions.
Jesani will always be looking over u and will carry u thru hard times. There is nothing wrong with going thru any emtions. You will find peace someday. Sincerely sorry for ur loss.

Joseph Moreno

April 17, 2019

Man Sani was such a great person to hang and be around with I first met him in middle school 7th Grade At Cullen Middle School I played football with him he was An amazing Athlete on n off the field we all could count on Je’sani he will be missed. My favorite memory of him is always playing Basketball or Playing Call of Duty online or Grand theft auto online with him or him making music. We miss you brother play Basketball in the golden city for us

Yvette Herrera

April 17, 2019

Thank you Jesani for being a beautiful soul and an outstanding, loving and respectful human being you were. I've seen you play basketball for the past 4 years and every year you grew to love the game even more. You will be dearly missed... we love you and we know that you're dunking in heaven.
Love the Basketball Booster club
#foreveramustang #LLS #12 #KINGSANI

Marie Sayles

April 17, 2019

I was privileged to meet Je’ Sani through my son Christopher Sayles he was very respectful and had a wonderful smile he will truly be missed

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