Lindsey DeShae Smoot, 30, wiggled her way into life with her big, beautiful eyes December 7, 1990, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Ora Lynette Smoot. She closed them at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by family, close friends, and clergy.
As the first grandchild of her generation, Lindsey stole the hearts of her family and was the center of attention at every family gathering. Her childhood years were very eventful. Lindsey was a huge Barney fan and watching him enhanced her social and academic learning. She loved playing at the park, swimming and going to the Dunbar library. Lindsey attended Kiddie College, the after-school program, at the First Church of the Nazarene in South Charleston, WV, where she regularly participated in holiday pageants and vacation bible school. Lindsey was a social butterfly who ever met a stranger. Under the leadership of Mary Bolton, she became a girl scout and was active in meetings, cookie sales and other community activities. Her energetic spirit was also exhibited as a cheerleader for Dunbar Midget League. Lindsey was a student at Bridgeview Elementary and Dunbar Middle Schools, a 2009 graduate of South Charleston High School and a graduate of the WV State University Collaborative Schools Program. While attending high school, Lindsey participated in the Upward Bound Program at WV State University, where she became a full-time college student.
Lindsey faithfully attended the First Church of the Nazarene at an early age with her aunt, Lynn. She was baptized and participated in Sunday school, vacation bible school, church services, camping trips and bible competitions.
Lindsey leaves to cherish fond memories, her mother, Ora Smoot, grandmother, “Gran” Teresa Smoot, great grandmother, “Mother”, Deloris Smoot, sisters, Brianna Dixon and Myra Smoot, brother, Michael Smoot, precious jewels, son, Amari Boone, daughters, Autumn Walker and Sydney Alexander, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, including best friend, Tasha Caldwell.
Lindsey will forever be remembered for her kind gentle spirit, her smile, and most of all, the sparkle in her big beautiful brown eyes.
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