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Phyllis Marie Smith, age 49, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, January 23, 2023, after a battle with cancer. She was born January 31, 1973, to Leroy Smith and Deborah Harbor. Phyllis was an avid dog lover and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Keith Smith; mother, Deborah Harbor; siblings, Leroy Jr., Laverne, Felicia, Vicky, Ronnie, Eddie (Michelle), her twin, Phillip, Anthony, Alphonso, and Priscilla Smith; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Smith.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Spectrum Health Hospice and dear, family friend, Terry Beckwith.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Kawana Harper on January 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    My Loving Aunt , Who I will truly miss , Your smile your compassion for others and the love and care you gave to your nieces and nephews without a doubt. It saddens me that your time here on earth has ended , But melts my heart to know that you are no longer in pain and Heaven was waiting on you , I love you TT my dear Angel πŸ˜‡ I will miss your voice and everything about you Rest peacefully and watch over us until we meet again. πŸ’”πŸ˜ͺβ€οΈπŸ«ΆπŸ½πŸ˜˜πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ™πŸ½

  2. Paul Gipson on January 24, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    My condolences go out to the family.

  3. Kim Wible on January 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Rest In Peace my friend.πŸ’œ Prayers, love and healing to family, friends and all who loved this beautiful soul.

  4. Julie Schmuker on January 24, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    My condolences to the family. I was extremely blessed to have met Phyllis while she was with her mom. Such a sweet gentle soul. May she rest in peace.

  5. gwendolyn harper on January 25, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Since Day #1 We connected and I Loved You! I Always Have, Rest in Peace , My Best Friend I Love You!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‡

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