Deonte Delray Smith

In Memorial

Deonte Delray Smith


Deonte Delray Smith, known as “Tay”, was born October 30, 1996 in Columbus, Ohio to Sherri Smith and Jerome Gordon.

On Monday April 13th, 2015 at 8:02 pm, the gentle voice of God whispered “Come Home.” Our beloved Deonte departed this life and entered into life eternal in Heaven. We may not understand God’s timing but we do know that He makes no mistakes and He is perfect in all of His ways.  We count it a blessing to have had 18 years of memories with someone as precious as Tay. A student at Beechcroft High School and member of The Father’s House Church, there wasn’t anywhere Deonte went that he didn’t brighten up the room! At any given moment you would see him either smiling, playing jokess on anyone around him, and his favorite thing in the world was dancing! There is not a song known to man that Deonte couldn’t and wouldn’t dance to.

Deonte has been greeted at the Heavenly Gates by his Grandfather: James Earl Smith; Brother: Ishmael Smith; and Sister: Shaela Smith.

He leaves to celebrate his life Parents Sherri Smith and Jerome Gordon; Grandmothers: Gloria Earthman and Deborah Gordon; Brothers: Brandon and Marcus Hoston, Myzarome and Jerome Gordon II, and Gary Johnson; Sisters:  Daiza Hoston, Mytaiza, MyLeah, and Mahogany Gordon, Essence Padgett, and Heaven Scales; Aunts: Mable Michaels and Lea Smith; Uncles: Bill Saunders, Daryel and Shawn (Angel) Gordon; Godmother: Lawhetta Laneir; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 6:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm Thursday April 23, 2015 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Felicia A. Saunders

    My heart and love goes out to the family. We will miss his smile and the joy Deonte gave us. Fly high my little Angel.

  2. I am so sorry to read about the loss of your dear son. Isaiah 25:8 says the sovereign Lord Jehovah will swallow up death forever and wipe away the tears from all faces. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.

  3. Tae I’m gonna miss you calling me everyday brightening up my day I give my condolences to Sherri Smith and family love ya Praying for y’all daily.

  4. lawetta lanier

    Tae I’m going to miss hearing your voice calling me on the phone deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Sherri Smith and Jerome Gordon I will continue praying for your family love y’all.

  5. LaShica Stewart

    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your son Sister. Sherri, I’m definitely praying for your strength in the Lord. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Pastor Marcus & Apostle Annette Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of celebrating DEONTE “Tay” DELRAY SMITH’s life. May our God of comfort grant you peace as you cherish the memories and great monents you all have shared.

  7. I am going to miss Deonte so much I am going to miss seening him in art class everyday dancing singing to him he would always brighten my day I remember when he wanted to listen to Mary mary walking I gave him my headphones to listen to the song he started to dance I began to dance with him I remember the pizza party I got to spend time with him before spring break not knowing that was going to be the last hug last dance last smile and he was like a little brother to me and I will miss helping him in the class room I helped Deonte for two year’s we had a very close bond and he would always say u cute would u be my girlfriend I like you how u doing today maya I love you and when he would have a bad day I would confort him make him laugh and he would always ask me what u eating for lunch today I want some that looks good what I wouldn’t eat I would share my food with him he would say thank u maya it was good he would always say call me I said Deonte I don’t have your number he said I have to ask my mom to see if she will let me give it too you I said ok love you brother rest in heaven Deonte love your sister maya

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