- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 31, 1940
- Place of birth:
Garland, Louisiana, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 14, 2012
- Place of passing:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven. Matthew 5:12|
On October 14, 2012 The Lustgarten Foundation had a Pancreatic Cancer Walk and over 7,000 people showed up and raised more than one million dollars for Pancreatic Cancer Research.That same day my grandfather made his transition from Labor to Reward. He was a man of great faith and I hope this website inspires you to do a little more than you did yesterday because he always did.
"Happy Birthday Grandpa! I will always miss you!! Thank you for giving me the courage to continue to follow my dreams. You gave me a lifetime of Hope, LOVE and wisdom. I will never forget you!!!! love u so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xooxoxo"
"Thanking God for my earthly father today on what would have been his 75th birthday. He lived a life that was full of love, dedication to family, and he loved The Lord. He is now experiencing eternal life with His savior-praise God!"
"There are very few days that go by where I don't ind myself thinking about my father! Most often it is at the beginning and end of my day because I try to always start/end with prayer. Since my father was a praying man, it just comes natural that I think about his presence when I focus on my Heavenly Father. It is comforting to know that he too is being held in God's presence looking down on his beloved children from above. Happy 75th birthday daddy and know that we love and miss you very much! Tammy"
"Happy fathers day Grandpa! even though I can't hear your voice I know that you are listening. I miss you more than words can describe, my hero let these words reach you in heaven. I love you always!"
"Grandpa, I performed my one woman show I wish you were there! I miss u so much!!! You are my hero love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
My hero oh how I miss you! I could use one of our talks. I love you I'm so thankful for all the good times! We missed the gumbo this year! It won't be the same without you... Love u!!!!"
"1 year ago today God Came and Got you... In my heart I know you are resting the king! No more no more suffering, If it was up to me I would of asked you stay longer.. I miss more than words can describe! A chunk of family is gone.. I wish you could make 1 more plate of Gumbo! I love grandpa and I will always think of you everyday!"
"As I reflect on the passing of my dearest and oldest brother today, words seem inadequate to convey my feelings. I want to remember the fond times we shared, the words of encouragement, his sincerity and zest for life that surely made him a remarkable child of the King, His Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I love you and miss you very much!"
"This is the day that The Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Today would have been my dear brother, Mason Smith, Jr's 73rd birthday. Although he isn't here in the physical, his spirit is, and he's remembered with all the love from his family on this day. Words are simply inadequate to convey my emotions; he's with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen. Matthews Smith"
"This is the birth month of my dear Brother, Mason Smith Jr, on 31 Aug. Just want to say, "I miss you Big Brother, very much." I miss his smile, his presence, and his kind words at the end of our phone calls when he'd say, "I love you Lil Brother." But I know I will see him again someday in that sweet by and by! Yes sweet Jesus, in that sweet by and by."
"Your legacy will live on forever!!! thinking of you :)"
"I am leaving this tribute from Grandma, Mason I miss you a whole lot! there are no words to explain it.. I am happy you are no longer suffering. I think of you everyday and I always will love you thank you for a century of happiness! until next time Your Wife!"
"Grandpa, I miss u so much! I often think of our conversations you were a great person to talk to. I'm still calling grandma every night to make her laugh what I would give anything to hear your voice! I love you always and forever!"
"Im a great friend of Mia, ive never had the opportunity to meet but ive heard what an awesome man and father u r. She has shared wonderful stories that reminds me so much of my family. We trust and know ur in a place of peace and I will make sure to keep ur family that loves u dearly in my prayers."
"Happy fathers Day! You were the best father and grandfather in the world! I miss u so much I'm finding peace that you are resting with the king! Watch over us grandpa until we meet again! Xoxoxoxo"
"I will remember your consistent gratefulness for the simple things out of life such as your health, your strength, and your peace of mind. Whenever I become stressed from formulas, design projects, and engineering deadlines, I will remember as you did the subtle more important things in life. The goodness of God which never changes."
"Grandpa, I MISS YOU SO SO MUCH!!!!!! You inspired me to better, You never complained about much. You took all the trails and turned them into Victories. Watch over me until the next time we meet I love u forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Grandpa, I'm just stopping by to say I love you and I miss your voice! I miss our talks and your jokes... what I give for one last time! xoxox Mia"
"My Brother, Mason Smith Jr, set the example for all his Brothers and Sisters of what it means to sacrifice in life and stand in the face of the reality of the evening of that life and said, "Lord, whatever Your will is for my life, I accept it!" Thank you My Brother for teaching us...we've been strengthened by witnessing your sacrifices and courage! I love you, your Brother, CRSmith."
"Grandpa you welcomed me into this family with open arms. I never had a chance to meet my grandparents so I was so blessed to have you. I never met a man that worked so hard at everything he did. You encouraged me and always told a good story. I wish we had more time.. Love Alex"
"Daddy i remember our last conversation......u whispered those words about how hard it was gonna be about missing u....Man u were right...but also u whispered to look up to the sky.... where all your strength cometh from.....U were such a Strong Force in the Lord....The miracles that i seen GOD perform in your life......i will never ever forget...I know that there is a GOD!..RIP Forever..CC"
"My grandfather was my hero, I will never stop missing him until we meet again. I often think of the many battles he fought and makes me realize I can do all things through christ which strengtheneth me. Phillippians4:13"
"I can speak for the entire Smith family that you will be missed. You've touched so many lives and for that we are grateful. You were the perfect example of a Godly man, thank you for unselfishly giving so much of yourself. It was always your custom to never say goodbye at the end of conversations and so on this day, we won't say Goodbye. "We will say see you later""
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