Sonya Marie "Sam" Smith
1963 - 2021
Hampton Funeral Homes
4204 Ann Arbor Rd.
Jackson, MI
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 to sign the guestbook and/or send a condolence to the family.

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Sam was my best friend we shared so much in our years of working together she shared all her ups and downs with me and we laughed and cried together she was an amazing and special person when I got the call she was gone my heart shattered and once again I was caught in an unending nightmare she will be loved and missed beyond words and never ever forgotten sending all my love and prayers to Marty, Chas, Mike, Amanda and all her precious Grandchildren and to her family
Pam Horton
July 25, 2021
My thoughts and prayers for family
July 24, 2021
Chas and family so sorry to hear about your loss. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kristi, Keven & baby Keven
Kristi Raymond
July 23, 2021
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