Jessica L. SmithJuly 20, 1982 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 34)
Jessica L. Balver Smith, age 34, of Lake Odessa passed away peacefully after a 15-month courageous battle with Leukemia. Jessica was born on July 20, 1982 to Mike & Michelle (Lewis) Smith. Jessica inspired many people throughout her life to become better individuals. She had a giving heart always accepting people as they were. Over the years, Jessica with her generous ways opened her heart and home to others who had found themselves in need of a place to stay. Her strong will and strength gave her the ability to face challenges in life and became an example for others to follow. Jessica’s love and devotion to her children and to her family is a shining example for all to follow. Her beautiful children always made her so proud.
Jessica is survived by her 5 angels; sons Isac, Armando, Jonathan, daughter Raeleigh and Alina, father and step mother Mike and Julie Smith, sister Jodi Smith, Tim (Thana) Smith, fiancé Agustin-Ortuno-Juarez, grandfather Michael S. Smith, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded death by her mother Michelle Lewis Smith when she was six, grandparents Carl and Mary Lee Lewis, Helen Smith and step grandmother Eva Lewis.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6pm until 8pm at Koops Funeral Chapels in Lake Odessa, MI. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Koops Funeral Chapel with burial taking place at Lakeside Cemetery in Lake Odessa. Memorials can be given to the family to help with her children c/o Mike or Julie Smith.