Jerome Smith
1949 - 2018
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Jerome Smith, of Gary, Indiana exchanged time for eternity June 26, 2018 at Methodist Hospital Southlake. Born November 24, 1949 to the union of the late Thomas W. and Mary L. Smith. He was a faithful member of Mount Zion Pentecostal C.O.G.I.C., employee of the Lake County Highway Department and graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1968. He leaves to cherish fond memories his loving wife LaBrenda A. Smith; Son Kenyatta (Carnethia) Smith; Daughters Kaletta (Lutrell) Kirk and Kirby Smith; 2 sisters Rosemary Fleets and Sheila Smith; 4 brothers James (Ethel) Smith, Paul (Renee) Smith, Michael (Diane) Smith and twin brother Jerry (Michelle) Smith. Grandsons Tyrie Fuller, Kenyatta Smith, Kenyia Smith, Lutrell III, Kaidiay, Amari; Granddaughters Kay Monae Smith and Autumn; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018 from 12 to 8:00 p.m. Family Hours from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Funeral service Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Zion Pentecostal C.O.G.I.C., 4937 Massachusetts St. Gary, IN. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Jul. 1 to Jul. 3, 2018.
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June 26, 2019
Today marks one year that Jerome recieved his heavenly wings. Though he is gone in the flesh his spirit lives on in those who knew him and loved him. Was he perfect no he was flawed like all of us, but he was forgiven. Not one day goes by out of the 68 years that I knew and grew up with him, that I don't think about him. Thoughts of the fun and joy he brought me and to those that really knew him. What a special spirit he was on this planet called earth. Jerome my twin and my friend Iknow I'll see you again.
Jerry Smith
Family
June 25, 2019
Helli Mrs. Smith, Brenda my friend. I pray this message fine you coping with life little up & downs and certainly disappointments. I hope the Good Lord has granted you peace in times of sorrow.
Be blessed my sister...
Cynthia Grigsby
August 9, 2018
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose on the earth.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to weep and a time to laugh.
A time to breakdown and a time to build up.
A time to mourn and a time to celebrate.
We came into this world together and being the leader that you were God brought you into this world first and called you first. But as long as I'm breathing you shall remain on this earth. For you are me and I am you. One blood and one love. Gone but never forgotten. No more pain, no more sadness, no more troubles there will be, only peace. RIH I will see you on the other side. Love always and forever your twin til the end.
Smith Jerry
July 7, 2018
Uncle Jerome you will be missed RIH I love you unc. Prayers of peace an strength for the family in their time of bereavement.,
Yolanda Sanders
Family
July 6, 2018
My sincerest condolences to the Smith family. May you find comfort in God at a very difficult time in your life.

I Will always remember him helping out my freshman year at Lew Wallace with all the of rowdy crazy young ladies on the basketball team.
We were something else but he kept us in check!! Fun times we did have! R I H.

Veronica. Davidson
Veronica Davidson
July 5, 2018
R.I.P to my dear longtime friend and classmate. The Smith family has my most deepest condolences and prayers. Jerome you definitely will be missed. Melvin Dorsey
Melvin Dorsey
July 5, 2018
Melvin Dorsey
July 5, 2018
Melvin Dorsey
July 4, 2018
RIP MY FRIEND YOU WILL BE MISSED, PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY,
James PERSON
July 4, 2018
Rest in peace my old friend and basketball buddy we had some good times on the hardwood with Jerry and Mickey and Joel letting us play in Jefferson school.R I P JAMES PAULDING
July 3, 2018
To The Smith Family:
No one can prepare for a loss. However, you can take comfort in knowing that your loved one is now resting in the arms of our Lord, and you now have an angel watching over you. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
July 3, 2018
To my dear friend "Smitty", Thank you for your friendship and the times we spent in fellowship. Your charming personality and acts of kindness will be remembered and cherished. We look forward to seeing you again when the trumpet sounds and Jesus mounts up for his glorious return (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Until then, have a great time in Heaven! Your family is in our prayers.
Donna Morgan
July 3, 2018
To LaBrenda and family,
My deepest condolences. Cherish your memories.
Barbara D Leek
July 3, 2018
Praying with and for you and family in the death but heavens gain of your loved one. May you find comfort in knowing that others share in your grief and praying for you.
Myrtle Mateen
July 3, 2018
RIP from Oscar Johnson & family.
July 2, 2018
My condolences to the Smith family,long time friend,rest in peace.
Jerome Hicks
July 2, 2018
Rest In Peace Uncle Jerome! You were loved by many and you'll be missed by all! You were a great uncle! Your Nephew, Joey
Joey Smith
July 2, 2018
Rest in Heaven , Jerome thank you for always caring and helping so many family you will be truly missed and thanks for being an inspiration to so many people .
sofea williams
July 2, 2018
To The Smith Family,
Uncle Jerome was one of my favorite uncles growing up. We had a lot of fun when we were young. I will miss him and I will always remember all the fun times we had together in Gary,Indiana. Uncle Jerome will aways have a special place in my heart.
Love,
Karen Marie (Smith) Norman
Karen (Smith) Norman
July 2, 2018
To LaBrenda and Family: May the Lord bless you and keep you in this time of grief and sorrow. Hold tight to treasured memories, and to the gift of shared family love. May you allow the Lord to comfort and uplift you. May you feel the presence of God that surrounds you, walking beside you in these difficult days of transition. Hold fast to God's hand. Let the Lord carry you through your grief. Know that you are safe in God's arms and in His love always. We send you love, hugs and heartfelt prayers. Eddie & Tonya (Smith) Graves
Tonya Graves
July 2, 2018
To LaBrenda and family may God continue to comfort your hearts through this time and we send our love and we will continue to pray that the memories will be reflections of great things that you all will be able to smile and laugh through. God has you! Always remember the Holy Spirit Will always be your comfort. Love, peace and blessings, James and Deborah (Smith)Clark
Deborah Clark (Smith)
July 2, 2018
Our condolences go out to your family we are so sadley and deepen of your love one god will lift u up keep god in your life god bless roy denise Mitchell
Roy Mitchell
July 2, 2018
To the Smith family:
Jerome was a special Friend, neighbor, and brother. Great memories were created on Washington Street in Gary, Indiana. As you go through life just expound on the great time that was spent with him, which would probably bring a smile to your face because he was truly a joy and a true child of God. Just remember, Jerome will forever live on in our hearts. Rest easy my family friend, ex-neighbor, and brother!

Redding Family
Friend
July 1, 2018
I won't forget Jerome and Chick in my 2nd or 3rd year teaching speech at Roosevelt, a bit mischievous, but never disrespectful. My prayers are with the family. May you find peace, remembering the good times forever.
Dorothy NevilsGar
July 1, 2018
Tassie Redding
July 1, 2018
Brenda Smith, I am so sorry for your great loss. God will wipe away your tear..He will keep you in perfect peace if you keep your mind stead on Him. We will keep you and your family lifted up in our prayers.
Cynthia & Jerome Grigsby
Cynthia Grigsby
July 1, 2018
We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr.Jerome Smith.Our family is praying for you in this difficult time.May God Bless You and Keep You in His Care.

The Rowlett Family
July 1, 2018
Kaletta & family,

Your father is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. Smitty was my warden when I was the Desk Sgt back in the day. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
July 1, 2018
To the family of my childhood friend you my sympathy in the passing of Romie.The fun we had on 23rd & 22nd Washington St. will stay with me forever.From the Cross Family Stan Belin and Ken.
Ken Cross
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