Michael 'Coty' Smith


Michael “Coty” Smith, 38, of Benton, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

Coty was born on Oct. 31, 1982, in Cleveland to   Donna Gibson and the late   James “Mickey” Smith.

Coty attended Trewhitt School and graduated with the Cleveland High School Class of 2005.

Loved by many and cherished by all, Coty brought a smile like no other and each person that met him received a blessing from his presence. He will be missed by all.

In addition to his father, James Smith, he was preceded in death by numerous family members who he loved dearly.

Left to cherish the many precious memories include his beloved mother, Donna Gibson; a loving sister, Shauna Cronan; cherished grandmother, Kathleen Blankenship; nieces: Alexis Cronan and Sierra Cronan;  and nephew, Ryan Cronan.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Delano Cemetery with Pastor Bruce Underwood officiating.

Family and friends will gather from 5  to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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