- 22 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 17, 1990
- Date of passing: Oct 7, 2013
|Let the memory of Diangello be with us forever|
"Wish I could take the pain away from your family and bring you back for them. You were like a brother growing up! I remember when we were younger all of us jumping on the trampoline and just being kids. Staying the night at the house us all eating dinner together. You were such a clown, always picking on your sister. Truly out of love, when you miss someone those are the things that bring you so much joy. Just know you brought so many smiles to everyone's face."
"It's now your third birthday since you blessed Heaven with your spirit. I love you always and miss you more."
"Happy B-Day "D"
I will give someone a hug today to celebrate your birthday."
"Hey big head... I'm not sure why you keep popping up in my dreams... Whatever you're trying to tell me, I'm listening ..."
"I miss you more than words can say....."
I Wish we could have gone to visit you today. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts. I really cannot believe it's been a year. I feel like you and Tray were just being silly on the roof of his old house. I know he really misses you, you're his best friend. I miss you too and your amazing smile. You touched so many hearts and you continue to do so. We love you and we miss you, but you'll always be in our hearts."
"I am delayed in finding out about this tragedy because I've been away from Fayetteville for a while now .. but finding this out has definitely saddened my soul because for the 4 years of high school and beyond that I've known you , its always heartbreaking to see someone that you know pass away. Even though its been years that we've seen or even spoken to each other, you obviously were still somewhere in my heart and memories. Rest in Peace Diangello M. Smith !"
"I love you sooo much. We all went to Westminster today just for you. I know you were there in spirit. Happy Birthday baby!"
"Hey man, todays your birthday. You may not be here physically, but you are spiritually. We miss you so much everyday. Keep looking down and keeping watch on your mom. Love you brother. Don't party too hard up there!"
"D I just seen you man gonna miss you my dude you gonna be missed a lot know that"
"I know it's been forever since I have seen or talked w/you...Probably since you were 3 or 4 yrs old to be exact...All of the moments that I spent w/you in the 2-3 yrs we were around each other are forever memories that will always be a part of me. I am so glad to see that you turned out to be such a great young man that this world lost way too soon. You will always be "little DiDi" to me"
"I did not know Diangello but I do know God and his Aunt Cheryl Smith. Judging from Deangello's pictures/conversation with Cheryl he was a happy young man. My prayers go up for the family may God lighten their hearts. Deangello we thank you for the short visit but very spirited! Gone too soon! Bruce E Howard, USAF, Retired SMSgt 26.5 yrs. Rest in Peace!"
"Tomeka miss your smiling an laugh "miss Linda could u started this. ib for me" Be strong as you are an take care of your. grils. Love u. It is in Gods hands"
"Diangello, you were always one of the most respecful young men that was friends with my son. I will never forget how you always addressed me with a yes maam or no maam, very well mannered young man. May the Lord in Heaven let your soul rest peacefully in his loving arms. My prayers to your family."
"Oh Diangello!!!! Still seems like I see the little boy who was inqusitive, articulate, a prankster, and energetic. You grew to be quite the young man, just as I knew you would be. I know you're standing right beside your mom, grandma, sisters, and uncle, and everyone else whose lives you affected; as a wonderful guardian angel whose smile is lighting up heaven just the way it did on earth."
"What an amazing young man! I'll always remember his incredible smile and beautiful singing voice. I feel blessed to have known Diangello. He shared his many talents at Westminster for many years. God received an extra special angel."
"Guy, it's crazy how your gone. We didn't talk much but when we did we always said the same little corny joke about us having the same first name. Man it's a honor to share the same name and have served in our airforce together. You're in a better place now. You beat us all to the other side, see you soon."
""D brah never expected something like this man. We always talked about finally boxing in the daylight because every time we wanted to it was dark with car headlights only giving us light could never see each others hands. All in all you were a cool dude and I know your in a better place and we'll see you soon.""
"As ponder upon “D” and what stands out as a warmhearted memory, I would say the initial time I saw him running around the house with only a pamper on with no care in the world and the center of attention. My second thought is fast forwarded to the time he was a young adult. At this time, the several conversation topics I don’t recall but his polite mannerism reflected his character."
"Diangello, we have known eachother way longer than I can remember. Although I had not seen you in years, I still consider you my family. I was so happy to find you joined the greatest military branch ;-) This news saddens me. Ms Gloria and Tomeka, I haven't stopped thinking of ya'll since my mom told me what happened. Please know your family is in my prayers."
"One of the greatest things about teaching is that I get the chance to meet so many beautiful souls and share special memories in their young lives. However, one of the most painful things is to see that young life gone too soon. I feel like a mother whose lost her son. Ms Tomeka Smith, we are here for you and your daughters. Us and God!"
"Diangello man, you will be missed. you used to alway encourage me before a track meet. You will be missed man!!!"
"I remember that big smile of yours. You would come to youth group with that smile of yours and it would change whatever mood I was in. What a gift God gave me when he put you in our lives. I will always remember the hugs you gave no matter where you saw us at. So proud of the things you accomplished. Will remember you forever. Now you have a new adventure ahead. Mike and Christy Board"
"I remember when your mom was pregnant with you. You were blessed to be born into a great family. I pray for your mom, grandmother, sisters and uncle. May you rest in peace. To my Smith family, I love you."
"Samuel ( June Best ) and I didn't know you but we know your Grandmother Gloria may u forever rest in peace"
"Diangello, You came into our lives and quickly go. You stayed for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, the same. Farewell, my family son, fare thee well! Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we'll miss you Until we meet again!"
"I'm truly shocked and saddened by the passing of Diangello. It's so frustrating to know that such an amazing person is now gone, and won't be able to provide the many smiles we came to love. As a teacher and a coach, Diangello was an absolute pleasure to be around, always upbeat, always smiling, and always making us laugh. My condolences to the family. I'm thankful to have met your son."
"I didn't know you, but I knew of you. I remember seeing you around school. Praying for the family. R.I.P"
"Diangello, i don't even know where to start. you were always such a great friend and had great advice. i wish we kept better touch these past few years. but i know you are doing great things and are in a better place. you will be terribly missed."
"Over the years so many young people have come into my life and left lasting impressions. Diangello, your smile, loving heart and constant happiness and laughter have stamped my heart with a permanent smile that I will carry with me forever. You were taken from us way too early but I know you are with Jesus, laughing and having a good time watching over us. Your smile is everlasting now!"
"Diangello, never had the pleasure to meet you son, but I heard so many wonderful things about you from your mother when we were in nursing school, your mother, who loves dearly will be missing you everyday. You will be missed, that's a fact, you left your mother too soon, but I guess that's Gods strange ways to take his people. May God be with you"
"When I close my eyes the memories of you roll through mind like a movie on the big screen at the theatre. I see you in your morther's arm, hanging onto your grandmother's leg, gazing into your uncle's eyes with adoration, & teasing your sisters causing them to chase you through the house, shouting Dee! I cherish those memories. Now you're laughing with the Angels. Aunt Cheryl"
"D ... Dude we haven't spoken in a few months . But I'll never forget all those times we had . You are a great person with a personality that I know heaven has welcomed .. I just can't believe you're gone ... Rest in peace !"
"My heart is so heavy right now. God has certainly gained another angel in heaven. Diangello you are in a better place, serving a much higher purpose. You were raised by one of the strongest/most amazing women I have EVER known, and I know you will continue to watch over her, as well as the rest of your family/friends. Truly, gone too soon."
"D..we gon miss u here bruh..u were such an enthusiastic person and u strived for greatness no matter what..I hate to see u go bruh but u in a much better place..much love brutha..Rest in Paradise.."
"Diangello, you were a close friend to me. Pretty much family.. I cant believe your gone man. It seems like yesterday we were just talking and joking around. But, God has a plan for you. And we will all see you one day again. I love you man & miss you. I know your up there keeping an eye on us."
"Wow, where to begin. You were best big brother a little sister could ask for. I still remember when we would sing Michael Jackson all around the house together. You encouraged me to do a lot of things in life. Just like I would encourage you to get back up. Now that you're above me and watching over me help me continue to make you, mommy, and grandma proud of me okay.. I love you DiDi..."
"We haven't spoken in years, but we have lots of memories! You and I were Number 1 & 2 back in high school playing Varsity Tennis at DBHS. You and I were a great team and I cannot believe this has happened. My condolences go out to your family. Maybe heaven has a tennis court? If so, go practice that serve haha! Rest In Peace, my friend."
"I don't know how to do this. You are my first born. And we grew up together. You and your sisters are the BEST part of me . You will always have a piece of my heart and soul. I know that God has plans for you and that you are not alone. I feel you next to me. I know that you may not be here in the physical sense, but you will ALWAYS be wrapped around my heart. I love you son."
"D man this really doesnt seem real...... like I just seen you Saturday when I was cleanin out my car. You pulled up on me riding your motorcycle. You were so happy that you had it that you were talkin about getting a bike club started.... Me and ant had saw u sunday riding with a guy on a blue motorcycle and I was like my boy gotta bike and now I jus found out you are gone... we miss you"
"wassup Dee u was a good friend u was more them that u was a brother youu help me out alot and I'll never forget that losing was a shock and it still is but I know we will meet again I love u bro rest in paradise gone but not forgotten"
"Diangello, you have always been my big brother since day one. You gave me the best advice and my marriage was rescued because of you. It hurt to figure out that you are no longer with us. You were an angel in disguise and I will always think that you are an angel in disguise. You are one in a million. I love you, RIP, little sister Brittini. Your nephew loves you!"
"To my one and only grandson. I never gave up on you. I will always love you with all my heart and soul. You told me that you was never going to leave me. So I know now that we will meet again up in heaven. That angel that I prayed to be with you over the years is right beside you now. So just smile, you're so beautiful when you smile. I love you grandson. You are my shining star."
"D I have known you since elementary school. You always had a beautiful smile and you made everyone's day with your humor. You're one of my husband'a best friends and a dear friend of mine. We love and miss you and you will always be in our hearts. I still can't believe this happened but you're away from all the troubles of this world. We will see that beautiful smile again one day."
"Hey DiDi. It's been a long time..about 6 years now since we last spoke. Our last time speaking wasnt on good terms, we were actually breaking up, smh. I'm sorry I wasn't a good friend afterwards and never spoke. You will always have a special spot in my heart, I know you're in a better place, with God. Praying for your sisters, mom an Gma."
"Diangello I am going to miss you. This has been one of the hardest things I had to deal with in this lifetime. I cannot stop crying. I remember you as a little boy, with the cutest dimples one could ever imagine. I remember our last conversation of you coming to California, you would have loved it here. My heart is broken to know you are no longer here. RIP, Love Aunt Paulie"
"Mr. Diangello Marquiese Smith, 22, of Fayetteville, N.C. died at Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville, NC, Monday, Oct 7, 2013. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Westminster Presbyterian Church 2505 Village Dr, Fayetteville, N.C. Reverend Richard McDuffie will be officiating. Visitation will be 1:30p.m.- 2:30p.m, one hour prior to service. Interment will be the LaFa"