WENDELL – Kelsey Patrice Smith, 23, passed away on Wednesday, surrounded by her loving family. Kelsey was a kind and beautiful spirit and adored by her beautiful little girl. Kelsey was a native of Wake County, and an East Wake High School graduate. She was preceded in death by her brother, Kendall Braxton Smith; grandparents, William Braxton Smith, Sr. & Daisy Jeanette Autry.
Kelsey is survived by her daughter Melana Jade Lillis; parents William Braxton & Jill Martin Smith, Jr.; siblings, Kelton Smith, Trey Smith; grandparents Faye “PeePaw” & Charlie “PaPa” Martin, Jr.; and by her many loving aunts and uncles.
Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, with visitation from 1-2 pm, prior to the service and other times at the home. Burial to follow in Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net
Kelsey will forever live in our hearts, until we all meet in heaven.