Mr. Kevin Smith

July 26, 1965 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 56) 56 Years Old


Kevin L. Smith was born on July 26, 1965, in Mobile Alabama. He was the youngest child of N!:?rlean Smith- Vilus and David Coleman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Carlos Smith, his Auntie Vinney Mae Smithf and hls best friend Irving Dean. Kevin rirst touched down in Evanston L at the age of 2 accomp'a~ying_his first cousin Naomi Smith-Johnson. He joined Fisher Memorial A.M.E.Lion Church under the leadership of Reverend Hardist E. Lane. His favorite scripture was Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Kevin also known as Smitty graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1983 and went on became a certified security trainer. Before refiring from work as a certified Fork Lifter became a NCCO operator. After retirement he became a self-made man with his company "Yes We Can" moving evicted families from one destination to another and transporting homeowners to their new homes many out of state. Kevin also collected'hiqh skin metals and left some for the men who make their living going through many allies.

God did he love his family Smith Family fiercely especially his mom, he mourned her for what seems like forever but no more weeping as they now reunited in Christ how he loved his nieces( nephews, cousins, aunts, unclesh and his siblings. He would often say that nis only sister Jacquynetta made him feel like she was proud of the man he became.

Kevin loved and supported his family and a host of friends whenever he was needed. N!:?t just a chittling_ cleaner that many may not have known that
neighbors would pay $20 for-Smittx to clean their chiltlinqs and $30 to cook them, happily drinking the broth right out of a cup,. He was also a barbeque
man for holidays, birthdays, and whenever someone close to him got their wings He loved could brighten any mood with his keen since of humor, bIke riding,
football, water skiinghpaddle boats, and fishing which he said was his quiet time to reminisce on t e life God haa blessed tfieir union of 36 years wifh and
how much he loves his "Baby Doli". He loved his wife, her three children and grandchildren until the end of his days. Often saying nobody gave their love a chance but God did!

He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Lula M. Smith, one sister Jacquynetta Smith-Westbrook and brother-in-law Gerald Westbrook of Evanston IL., two brothers Vernon Smith of Indianapolis Minnesota and Keith Smith of LaCrosse Wisconsin, three children; katrina v. Miller and son-in-lew Lyle Miller, Monica L. Neal and Dieuveuil of Chicago IL, five grandchildren; Dieuveuil "Tre" Phanord III, Daphanie Harper, Leah V. Harper, Geneva Phanord, Fred Harris, and Buttercup' too. His first cousin Naomi Smith-Johnson, five God children, a host of auntsf uncles, nieces, nephews and loyal devoted friend Bryant Washington or Evanston IL. Please keep the family in your prayers.

 Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director

Face Masks are required on all services regardless of Vaccination Status.

​Repast will be immediately following burial at Springfield M.B. Church 1801 Emerson St. Evanston, IL

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May 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
1917 Asbury Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

May 23, 2022

10:00 AM
Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C.
1932 Dewey Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Funeral Service
May 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C.
1932 Dewey Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Interment following funeral service
May 23, 2022

NORTHBROOK, IL 60062-7714


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