Michael Shane Smith

Published 8:36 am Monday, April 22, 2024

The funeral service for Michael Shane Smith will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Monday, April 22 at Macedonia and will resume from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.

Mr. Smith’s faith has become sight, April 19, 2024, as he has passed from this life and entered life forever with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was 52 years of age, born September 11, 1971, to Bobby Mitchell Smith and Shirley Ruth Case Smith.

Michael was a very caring and loving person, always thought of others before he thought of himself. He was an avid joke teller and enjoyed hearing the laughter they brought. He was a musician as well and liked spending time playing his drums. His greatest joy was sharing his faith with anyone he met. Michael was an animal lover and was very attached to his dog, PeeWee.

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Michael was called “the million-dollar miracle” for many years by the staff of Ochsner’s Hospital. He had many medical challenges throughout his life but always kept a positive attitude, he was never a complainer.

His special gifts of “lollipops” brought smiles to everyone he met. He loved and was loved by so many.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Mitchell Smith; stepfather, Shelby Freeman; grandparents, Robert and Ola Pearl Smith and Lamar and Natalie Case; aunt, Aillene Tompkins; and uncles, Roland James, Lamar Case Jr., and Carey Michael Case.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Shirley Case Freeman; brothers, Danny Mitchell Smith (Paula), Mark Kevin Smith (Anita), Robert Bryan Smith, James Earl Mason, Mitchell Hugh Smith, and Justin Lee Smith; and sisters, Deborah Sue Alexander (Doyle), Christine Crawford (Jack) and Della Thomas. He is also survived by a host of other loving family members and friends.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.