Rachelle (Shelly) A. Smith, age 56, of St. Johns was called home by the Lord on Monday, October 14, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with health issues. Rachelle was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Rachelle was born on December 4, 1962, in Lansing, Michigan. Left to cherish her memory is her husband – Daniel; parents – Tom and Sandy Joseph; brother – Mark (Susan) Joseph; sister – Karen (Kwame) Johnson; parents-in-law – John and Loreen Smith; brother-in-law – Mitch (Karen) Smith; sister-in-law – Cheryl (Rick) Longstreet; several nieces and nephews; and, great nieces and nephews.
Rachelle attended Waverly High School. The Survivors Motorcycle Club of Lansing was an important part of her and Dan’s life. We will miss the great way Rachelle could tell a story. We will miss her laugh and her genuine love for those that were in her circle of family and friends.
A memorial service will be held for Rachelle on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-St. Johns Branch, 300 East Townsend Road, St. Johns. The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 am until the Noon service. A friend of Rachelle’s, Pastor Kitty Downing, will officiate the Noon service.
Memorials may be made in memory of Rachelle to the American Kidney Fund. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.
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