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Rickey Eugene Smith Jr.

May 10, 1979 – May 6, 2016 (Age 36)


Sunny Lane Funeral Home Obituary

Life's Journey Born on November 8, 1979 to Deloris Johnson and Rickey E Smith Sr. in Wichita Kansas, Rickey was a smart, beautiful happy baby. Throughout his life he loved to tell jokes, make people laugh, sing and he was always entertaining his family. He had a gentle open spirit that would...

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Good asked for his most precious angel back. I never knew you but only by American idol, u always remained my favorite person ever. My heart hurt & I cried buckets of tears when I learned about your passing. You are truly missed by your family and strangers.

Your baby Ava misses you and she asks about you a lot. She wants you to come back home. I think about you everyday.

Rip your alive in all are here rest in pice my Friend see you when we a Dan's get up their

A great loss. Very sad. The Lord will keep you and love you. So sad for this loss

Rest in peace; sing high into the heavens. Let GOD know that you are the best and will be missed.

So sorry for the loss of such a fine man and a wonderful talent. I watched Rickey on American Idol and enjoyed his singing very much. R.I.P. Rickey.

May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Last month, I was just online looking him up on the Internet to see where he was, since he was not in the Idol final show, because I loved him on American Idol. He had a beautiful voice and his heart came through the tv. U could c the kindness in him and today for some reason, I was lead here and saw he had passed. I am so glad 2 have seen the beauty of his heart. Though he was in the limelight for a short time, people like me got a...

Ricky," Go Sing high on that mountain.".You will be missed.My Condolences to the family and friends.

I've been around Rickey a few times at church and he was always singing and he was good at it I love music also I could tell that he was passionate about it he was great on American Idol. Will be greatly missed I will be praying for the family and his children. I know I will see you someday again Rickey until then my brother RIP.