Jamie Brandon Smith, born November 4, 1978, lost his battle with Lymphoma on March 20, 2013, which he fought for almost 6 years with such dignity and without complaint. His mom once asked him if he ever thought, “why me” and he answered, “why not me, why should it be someone else.”
His parents, Jimmy and Charlotte Smith, were so privileged to have him for the 34 years God “lent” him to them. Now he is one of His Angels, no longer suffering, but flying free and enjoying all that Heaven has to offer.
He is survived by his parents, as well as his brother, Ryan and his wife Melissa and their two children, Patrick and Ellen, of Raleigh, NC., his special aunts Connie Lewis of Portsmouth and Betty (Dave) Whitener of Richmond, his uncles Ronnie (Evelyn) Lewis and Kenny (Gayle) Lewis, his most special cousin Andrea (Rob) McMurran, as well as Chris (Stacy) DallaVilla, Cheryl Upham, Rusty (Carey Jill) Hayslett, John Lee (Kim) Lewis, Teresa (Ricky) Light, Robbie Lewis, and Jeff (Sheila) Lewis. He also leaves his good buddy, Bruce (Trish) Drew and special family friends Bill and Nancy Stokes. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Edgar and Bernice Lewis and James and Ruth Smith, and uncle, Edgar Lee (Bernie) Lewis, Jr.
Jamie graduated from Nansemond River High School and Christopher Newport University, and was involved in golf since the age of 16, working at a number of local golf courses including Suffolk Golf Course, Sleepy Hole, Nansemond River and Honey Bee. He considered many of his co-workers friends, who continued to support him throughout these last 6 years.
We want to thank Dr. John Howard of Virginia Oncology as well as Chrissy of the Infusion Center at Sentara Obici and Sharon and Tanya of Sentara Home Health for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held in a few weeks and at that time a celebration of his life. In the meantime, as was his wish, he will be cremated. His ashes will be spread where he spent many happy hours, the waters of OBX.
We will miss you our sweet boy and as Andrea said, will see you again on the “other side.” Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Loving Funeral Home is assisting the family.