Shatara R. Smith-Kemper

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Shatara Richelle Smith-Kemper was born on November 20, 2000 to Brandi Banner in Columbus, Ohio. Shatara transitioned this life on March 26, 2022 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Shatara was engaged to Tyson Taylor of Columbus, Ohio and accedptedthe Lord at an early age as her personal savior.

Shatara attended Columbus Public Schools at Broadleigh Elementary, Johnson Park Middle School and graduated from Walnut Ridge High School. Shatara was briefly employed with Ambercrombie & Fitch. She was affectionately consider the “neighborhood hair stylist”. Shatara loved to clown with her family and friends. She was a tomboy of the family and she loved her family pets.

Shatara was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ernest Wayne Samuels; great-grandparents, Richard and Verda Smith; great aunt, Ida Smith; great uncle, Richard Wofford; cousins, Tyrone Miller and Ashlee Simpson; Uncle, Richard (Dickie) Rice; godmother, Ebony McCullough.

Shatara leaves to cherish her memory; son, Messiah AKA Doodie; mother and father, Nelly and Brandi Banner; godfather, Shanard McDaniel; grandmother, Angela Smith (Truss); sisters, Shakara Smith (Naes), Dasha Smith (Xavier), Na’khia Smith; brother, Naes Vanterpool, nephew, Nahcier Vanterpool; uncles, Damion Gilliam (Ariel), Kenny Barbour (April), Patrick Weddington, Tyvonn Barbour (La’Sean); aunt, Asia Samuels; great uncle, Donald Miller; great aunts, Sandra Simpson, Nina Rice, Verda Watkins (Jay); cousins, Fashion Penn, Yolanda Jones (Kenny), Tosha Brown (Tim), Kenyata Dorch (Antwane), Sankay Jones, Marcus and Brittany Taylor; great cousins, Lavonia Allen, Marilyn Taylor, Freda, Linda, Brenda, Donna Jean (Cason Sisters); host of family and friends and extended family, Jasmin McCullough, Ambrosia Hutchins, Brandi Anderson, Korinne and Anthony (Slick) Jamison, Cierra Bradly, Donald Jackson, Ceintia Hatfield and Samuel Hunt. Best friend, Ja’Zionae Montgomery and friend, Jordan Head.

Shatara took with her in flight, her daughter Kamri Taylor. Also left to cherish in memory; uncle, Anthony Taylor and Tayveon Taylor; Kamri’s father, Tyson Taylor and Kamri’s grandmother, Jennifer Powell.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, April 8, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Lisa Gills, my deepest condolences to the entire family, my heart goes out to each and every one of you, I pray for strength and togetherness, MUCH LOVE EVERYDAY

  2. Kimberly Weddington

    To Brandi and Kendall and Family, There are no words that I can say, to ease the hurt and pain that you are feeling at this time. Just know that Shatara was loved by many and will be truly missed. I know the void you are feeling in your hearts, but just Trust God, He will carry you through this.Losing a loved one is difficult, but loosing a child is devastating. I am praying for you and the family.

  3. Dallas's and Kent Family

    Sending our condolences and love to the Family. Such a beautiful soul. Rest well beautiful.

  4. Wilson & Johnson Families.

    Brandi, Kendall, the sisters, and the Smith, Ward, and Watkins family we’re sending our condolences. With our deepest sympathy if there is anything we can do we’re here for you all. With all our love may God hold you tight and comfort you in this trying time.

  5. My Condolence To You & Your Family! I’m Glad I Had The Pleasure Of Meeting Her Such A Beautiful Young Lady ❤ . GOD Has A Special Angel In Heaven. Keeping Y’all In Prayers

  6. I give my deepest condolences to you Brandi I am sorry showed unconditional love and you are a great women and mother my God always keep you and bless you and the family I love you

  7. Tijonia Coleman n family

    I’m speechless everyone knows how much I luv u ALLLLLL unbelievable God help us get thru these trying times in my family hearts I will always miss n cherish u baby gurl ❤️.

  8. Vincent Nixon

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family
    Vincent Nixon

    • Tiarra Harvey

      Shatara ima miss you so much tete I known u since middle school 6th grade we been friends every since I wouldn’t change that for the worlds u will always Be on my mind and my heart Rest easy tete

  9. Andrea Douglas

    No words can be said to stop the pain you feel. I can only pray for the strength to get you through. My heart is so heavy for my Smith family. I love you so much. Although we don’t understand the reason we have to accept the process. God has a plan, and our beautiful baby is part of it. Stay strong as God will not put anything on your shoulders you can’t handle. Rest in peace Tete.❤

  10. Shanel Moten / Nelly

    My condolences goes out to you family may the lord be there to comfort you love you

  11. Latrice McGrapth Parks

    Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for
    they will be comforted”
    This family is mourning; send them your comfort now.
    Wrap Your arms around them and hold them all tight.
    Send angels of mercy to them
    Shower Your comfort on them through those around
    and keep far from them; those whose words and
    actions are no comfort.

    Sending Love and prayers to this family.
    May the Lord strengthen and comfort you all from this day forward so you may move on in life not forgetting, but holding Shatara in your hearts as she helps you to cope.. God Bless

  12. Linda Anderson

    Lil B, I am so sorry for the loss of ur baby girl gone way to soon!!
    My heart goes out to u, Nelly, Shakara and her other 2 sisters( didn’t want to mispell) as well as ur extended family! My family has known yours forever and I’m sending out love and prayers…I’d b there if I could, but B will b there in my absence!
    Much love

  13. Tiarra Harvey

    Shatara ima miss you so much I knew u since middle school to high school we had the best times and days we did a lot together ima miss u so much I love you tete

  14. Mechelle Marteina

    My heart goes out to the family and I send my condolences and love to all y’all (RIH) sweetie

  15. Vincent Nixon

    My Condolences to you Brandy and your immediate family. I am broken and I don’t know how things like this happened but one thing I know for sure is she is resting well with the Lord.

  16. Sending my love and my prayers to you. Reggie and Solomon and I love you guys praying for your strength that the Lord be with you.

  17. On behalf of Johnson Park Middle School, I am sending our deepest condolences. Shatara was a great student and wonderful young lady. We remember her and sis well! Shakara, I am so very sorry. Much love to you and family.

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