Preston Patrick Smith

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Preston Patrick Smith
RALEIGH, NC - A celebration of the life of Preston Patrick Smith was held Saturday, October 11th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. The Reverend Dr. Edward McLeod officiated. Preston (13) passed away Monday, October 6, 2014.
Preston was born August 10, 2001, at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. He attended Frankie Lemmon Preschool and Brooks Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Born with congenital heart defects, Preston fought bravely and was a precious soul to all who knew and loved him. Preston was a gift of love, a symbol of strength, a courageous fighter and a true light.
Preston is survived by his parents, Ryan and Kimberly (Crenshaw) Smith, and sister Ella of Raleigh, NC; Grand-parents Helen Tewkesbury (Bob Hinds) of Aiken, SC; Jim Crenshaw (Jane) of Raleigh, NC; and Mac Smith of Hampton, SC. He is also survived by his Uncle Bo Crenshaw (Emile) of Aiken, SC, and his Aunt Tamara Herber (Matthew) of Atlanta, GA. Preston has six cousins. Preston was pre-deceased by his grandmother Janice Wessinger.
Preston had numerous challenges in life, but through it all, he had a great outlook and never looked at himself as being challenged. He was undeniably special to all those who knew him. His unique charm will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, the Family requests memorial donations be made to: Culver S. Scales, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Duke Children's Development, 710 W. Main Street Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701, 919-385-3133, [email protected]
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Oct. 14, 2014