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Stephanie Ann Smith was a bright light that touched so many people. Stephanie was born on April 25, 1967 (Twin A) at Mt. Carmel Hospital to Paul L. Smith and Estalene McCoy-Smith.

Stephanie went to Whetstone High School. She loved her family. Everyone had a different spot in her heart. She was joined in marriage to Rocky Sanford on May 6, 1995 and from that union she had four beautiful kids, Sheena Smith-Sanford, Tamara Smith-Sanford, Thomas Smith-Sanford, and Ricardo Smith-Sanford. She lived a life that came with its ups and downs, but she moved through it with ease. She was a walking testimony; but you would never know because she would say, “I’m ok”. Stephanie loved to dance, sing, worship the Lord, etc.

Stephanie is preceded in death by her son, Ricardo Smith-Sanford; grandparents, Deacon Lawrence Smith and Evangelist Susie Smith, and Robert and Dorothy McCoy; mother, Evangelist Estalene McCoy-Smith; mother and father-in-law, Eleanor and James Sanford; sisters, Tamara Smith, Helena Jenkins, Jonelle Sanford-Hawkins and Sandy Sanford; brothers, Robert Smith Sr, Jeremiah (Uncleman) Sanford; and great nephew, Ricardo (Mannie) Mills, etc.

Stephanie leaves to cherish her memory, father, Paul L. Smith; husband, Rocky Sanford; children, Sheena, Tamara, and Thomas; grandchildren, Mi-Sean, Tyonna, Zariah, Beautiful, Tamara, Tamarion, and Rumor J. Smith; brothers, Stephan Smith (Twin B), Paul L. Smith, Kalqam Whitlow, Antwoin Reed, James Sanford, and Eugene Sanford; sisters, Jacqueline Smith, Julia Smith, Judith Smith, Jacqueline Sandford, and Zina Sanford; Pastors Dave and Ireatha Renee Dawes; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, December 30, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Delma Gu,nnell ,Helen Reeves

    Sending prayers to the family of Stephanie .,We are going to miss you. It’s our lost but it is havens gain. May God bless and comfort you all during your time of breavement.


    Deepest Love and Condolences to the Family.

  3. Sad to hear bout steph we grew up together in wt good person may God continue to bless fam at this time

  4. Kita Clark-Powell

    Family, I’m sorry for the loss of our beloved Stephanie. Sending condolences and continued prayers. All the pics were beautiful. Homegoing was nice. What a great word Pastor Dawes. I/The Tucker family love you all.

  5. William Harrison

    The Harrison Family would like to express their sincere condolences to Stephan Smith and his companion Charisse Jackson and to the family of Stephanie Smith. May God sustain you all during this time and the days to come. Keep looking upward.
    Keep Praying,
    William R. Harrison

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