Emersyn Leigh Smith was privileged to become an angel and go to the best fishing hole in Heaven with her Pops, Barry Smith, on October 20th, 2018. Emmi came into this world with the most beautiful face, following the examples set by both her beautiful sisters, Lilian Reese and Norah Kate. Emmi was the daughter of Ashleigh Brooke Graham-Smith and Dustin Lee Smith of Bellefonte, KY.
Emmi was preceded in passing by her Pops, Barry Smith, only two months prior after a very brief illness. Pops was waiting at Heaven’s gate to take his beloved youngest granddaughter fishing – something he cherished with Emmi’s older sisters. There wasn’t anything Pops wouldn’t do for his dear granddaughters. During Pop’s illness one of his biggest concerns was that he wouldn’t live long enough to meet Emmi. Today, God arranged that blessed first hug and we’re sure it was long and full of happy tears. Pops and Emmi were certainly joined by Moma Kit, Ashleigh’s grandmother, for a tea party that was as special as those she shared with Ashleigh.
Emmi leaves behind an incredibly loving and large family and friends that are just as much family. Her grandparents, Cynthia Smith and Michael and Billie Jo Graham. Her great-grandparents, Joseph Graham, Doris Gwinn and George and Yvonne Arrington and Bob and Betty Smith. Her great aunts, Becky Derifield, Beverly Neiffer, Leigh Ann Coe, Andrea Lutfey. Her great uncle and his wife, Michael and Sheri Arrington and Emmi’s cousins, Georgia, Dylan and Hudson. She also leaves behind a loving uncle and aunt, Christopher and Terrian Graham and Emmi’s other cousins, London, Adrianna, Selena, and Isabella. There are also so many honorary aunts and uncles that have meant so much to the Smith family that we can’t begin to list them.
There will be a service at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum Chapel on Thursday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m. with Father D. Andrew Cannon Garner, KHS presiding.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steen Funeral Home.
The family wants to send sincere and special thanks to all the friends, family, coaches, teachers, co-workers and others that have expressed their compassion, prayers, and feelings for healing and hope for a better tomorrow.
“So Daddy please don’t look so sad. Mommy, please don’t cry. I am in the arms of Jesus. And he sings me lullabies.”
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