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Kimberly Alden Smith

Roanoke, Virginia

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Calvin, you and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers. You and Kim were so helpful when I learned of my own cancer. May your faith, family and friends support you during this difficult time. God Bless

Calvin & family,
My heartfelt prayers go out to you and your entire family over the loss of your beloved Kim. I too have lost my loved one: and we share a common thread. Both were the academic clinical coordinators of education at JCHS, Kim for the OT program, and my husband John for the PTA program. We also share the hope of being reunited with them when God calls us home.
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where...

I am praying for your family in your time of need, that God will begin to heel your hearts. Kim was one of my professors at Jefferson College she told us great stories about her family. Again you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Our Lord Jesus Christ promised to never leave us nor forsake us. Stand strong in your Faith for God is there...remember our separation from our loved ones is only temporary and when we see them again it will be eternal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

To all of Kim's family and friends especially to the children. My heart goes out to each of you! Now is the time for all those who know Christ and know where Kim is too hold the children and her husband close to you! Words can not express the pain and Great Loss they feel right now and in the days to come!I will continue to lift the family up in prayer! Kim and I worked on the Susan G. Komen for the cure survivors board. She will be sadly missed and joyfully remembered! God Bless Joann Menefee

I am TE Rick Vasquez of Denver Colorado. My sympathies are with your entire family. I too am a fellow suffer of a spouse gone on ahead by breast cancer. Remember: the hope of the gospel does not elude you: what you are still seeing darkly, Kimberly now sees face to face.

The ripple effect is real - now, 2000 miles from where I met and learned from Kim at JCHS, the sadness of her passing belies the sunshine outside today. But the sunshine IS Kim: "Do not be sad" it seems to say. Her compassion, spirit, and spunk for joyful living were, and continue to be, an inspiration for my daily work as a COTA. Our class (2009) would tease her that all that energy came from her coffee, but what God puts into a person cannot be hidden. Kim was the "real...

Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as you continue life's journey without Kim here, but she will always be with you in your heart, watching over you from above. Rest knowing you will be with her again one day.

I pray that your loss moves your family even closer together and that each day you celebrate Kim's inspiration on all of your lives.


Kimberly's Obituaries

Kimberly Alden Smith, 39, of Roanoke died peacefully at home on November 8, 2012, after a two and a half year struggle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born on August 30, 1973, in Valdosta, Georgia, to L. Inman, Jr., and Jeneane Grimsley and graduated from Lowndes High School in Valdosta...

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