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Courtney Smith

February 21, 2002 — April 11, 2021

Courtney Smith: February 21, 2002 – April 11, 2021

As you may have known, my sweet child, has passed away at the young age of 19.  I am extremely saddened by the death of my child and the daily struggles such a young innocent person faced everyday with anxiety, depression, bipolar, and many more mental wellness matters.  My child was brave, strong, and fought daily to be “OK” and to enjoy life to the fullest!  To those of you who know Courtney, you know she was such a beautiful person and a gift to the world, gentle, respectful, and talented individual who loved everyone, especially the Lord.  A very faithful child believing that families can be together forever, under Heavenly Father’s plan.

We respectfully kept the funeral services extremely private and are asking those who wish to help, grieve, or to celebrate Courtney’s life by donating to the following organization.  With the help of Courtney’s physician from Michigan and her passion for cats, please consider Ferndale Cat Shelter.

Please see the following excerpts of Courtney’s wishes for all of us…

"Live every day as though it could be your last, yet let every little joy sparkle through your eyes as it passes. Plan for the future, else you will surely stagnate.

We can gain more if we give. By taking, we only lose. Let us make this a new age where we show gratitude. there's a fragile bud of hope, blooming in each of our hearts. Don't you take that away, our dreams are meant to be shared. Let it grow, let it live. Let us see what it will bring. When we share in our love, we make a beautiful world. Search it out, find the way; the point where we can all meet. The point where we're all the same. There it lies, the future we seek. Start from there, then we'll forge a world where all can be free. Free to dream, and free to smile. Free to be who we'll be. Let's be sure we create...

To my internet friends, if it somehow ever gets word to them. I appreciated our long conversations and hope I helped you, even if only a but."

Thank you,

Anthony Nguyen & Susan Smith – parents

Tanner & Addie Nguyen - siblings

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