Delano “Dee” Smith

Delano Shyheim Smith was born March 20, 1994 and he left us suddenly on July 11, 2020. Delano was the first of five siblings. As a young boy he enjoyed playing football with the West Mound Stars and the Riverbend Raiders. He later tried out basketball and found out he loved that just as much. He played for a few youth basketball teams including The Vineyard. He also played football at Westerville South. As a young man Delano enjoyed mostly being with family and helping them out as much as he could. He loved the kids and did not mind having “the kids” his and others. Delano was a son, brother, father, cousin, uncle, nephew, and a for sure friend to anybody he came to know.

Delano is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Samuel Smith II, Aunt Tracy Smith, Uncle Sam Smith III, Uncle Quan Lee, sister Diamond Smith, and brother Christian Watters.

Delano leaves to cherish his memory his mother Rozelda Booker, Father Gregory Lee. Bonus dads Andre Watters and Lamon Booker. His children Demitri Hurt & mom Brooke Hurt, AhVaya & Amir Parish-Smith & mom Asia Parish. Brothers Dominic, Tyrone, Andre, and Maurice. Sisters Chamiyah and Tyreka. Bonus brothers Lamarr, Lamon, Lason, Laveon, Layton, Javion, & Mister (Donnell). Bonus sisters Keira, LaNette (James), and LaMeisha. Uncle Jamal, and Aunt Aisha. Paternal grandmother Elma Lee. Maternal grandmother Carmen Clair. Maternal great-grandmother Louise DeLeon. Girlfriend Philetta Sparks. Best friends Charles Mitchell and Brittany (Byrd). Close friend Reggie Trice.

Delano will be missed by everyone who knew him if he came into your life you will never forget him.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, July 20, 2020 at Born To Win Ministries 2501 Mock Road.

A mask is mandatory.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Vera, Brittany, Brian Rogers

    We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day

  2. I love you D.

  3. Me and ur kids love u it’s forever dee

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