Smith, Sonya Marie "Sam" 6/9/1963 - 7/17/2021 Jackson, MI Sonya Marie "Sam" Smith of Jackson, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2021 at the age of 58. She fell in love with her husband when she was 16. They were married for 38 years. Her life revolved around her husband, kids (biological and not), her grandkids, and her 2 dogs, Lilly and Tiny. She was a dedicated employee of Refrigeration Sales for 33 years. She is survived by her husband, Roger "Marty" Smith; her three kids, Chasidy (Robert) Hayes, Amanda (Mitchell) Connell, Michael (Ashley) Smith; three un-biological kids, Robert Johnston, Tommy Lee Jackson "Chubby", and Jeremy Smith "JIT"; twelve grandkids, Alexis, Mya, Alex, Mitchell II, Abbygale, Carlos, Jessica, Kalep, Marcedes, Monica, Robert III, and Michael II; her sisters, Cynthia, Julie, Shelia, and Liz; her brothers, Kenny and Mike; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and her three best friends, Missy Binschus, Pam Horton, and Julie Durling Kast. She is preceded in passing by her parents, Ivan and Shirley Kaercher; step-mother, Mary Kaercher; in-laws, Evelyn and Ben Miles; her sister, Debbie Kilmer; and her beloved granny, Louise Stevens. A funeral service to honor the life of Sonya Marie "Sam" Smith will be held at the Hampton Funeral Home in Jackson on Monday, July 26, 2021 beginning at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Terry Riddle officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the family. Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhomes.com
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Published by Jackson Citizen Patriot from Jul. 23 to Jul. 25, 2021.