Conner Smith

January 25, 2006 - August 5, 2017
Conner Smith

Conner Richard Smith, age 11, of New Port Richey, FL, went to the arms of Jesus August 5, 2017.  He was born January 25, 2006 at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, with a very rare chromosome disorder.  He was not expected to survive birth but he began beating all the odds from the moment he came into this world, exceeding every timeline his doctors laid out for him.  His family decided quickly that Conner was on his own timeline, that he was making his own rules for his condition.

Conner loved listening to music with his Mere Mere, being read to, and watching movies, but he especially adored his sister’s singing. Conner would beam with excitement when she hit her high notes. His little brother was his favorite playmate and they would often cuddle on the floor with an action figure in each hand making all kinds of noises. Due to his compromised immune system, he was unable to attend school, but his family made sure he didn’t miss out on life.  When he was younger, they traveled often to many destinations; the Panhandle, Orlando, Sarasota, Georgia, Chicago, and California. Conner was fascinated by trees, so hiking through the Redwood Forest was an awesome adventure for him to partake in.  He also enjoyed visiting Disney world, and especially enjoyed seeing the princesses.  They’d always give him a kiss on the cheek, leaving lipstick marks and smiles on Conner’s face.

Conner was a sweet and kind kid. He was special not only to his family but anyone who met him knew they were in the presence of pure love. He shined with love and his love touched everyone around him. The sparkle in his eyes and the light of his smile would warm any room he was in.  He loved to smile and “coo” which was his way of talking.  He is fondly remembered and terribly missed by all who knew him.

Conner is preceded in going home to the Lord by his great grandparents, Richard and Penny Wood.  He is survived by his loving parents, Samantha and Kevin Smith; his sister, Theresa Smith; his brother, Andrew Smith; his grandparents: Leslie Wood, Susan Raynor, and Jonathan Weisman; and his Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Visitation hours for Conner will be held at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4-7pm.  A funeral mass at St. Thomas Aquinas will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:30am, with burial to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens.


Service

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:30 AM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Directions
8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653

Burial

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:45 AM

Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens - Directions
4244 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Visitation

Friday, August 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

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  • August 11, 2017
    Bill and Theresa O'Brien says:
    We first met Conner at our Prayer Group on Monday night when he was prayed over by Deacon Mel. He lifted his head and looked all around when we didn't think that was possible for him. He lived 11 years against all odds, and he is truly a Child of God. You are all in our prayers.

  • August 11, 2017
    Renee DiNicola says:
    My heart goes out to Conner and his entire family. God had other plans for this beautiful soul and has called him back to Him. Conner is now in the safe hands of his creator and will watch over you all from up above. He will always be with you and will be waiting with his love and open arms until you all meet again. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  • August 12, 2017
    Diane Strunk says:
    From the moment i met Conner i knew he was " heaven sent and an angel of GOD"...i calked him peanut and cared for him for almost 3 years as a nurse...he used to look at the ceiling and coo at the angels around him and when his sister sang while taking a shower... He would look toward the bathroom and start cooing towards her...he will be greatly missed

  • August 13, 2017
    Summer Robertson says:
    Kevin, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family.

  • August 14, 2017
    Dee Wilson says:
    I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your faith give you strength, comfort, and peace. With love & prayers, Dee and Noel Wilson

  • August 14, 2017
    Kim Lekko says:
    I am sorry for sorry for the loss of this beautiful boy. Heaven has a special boy with them now.

  • August 16, 2017
    Parrish Winesett says:
    I never saw Conner anything but happy and always admired the way he put up with us in the hospital . Jesus will certainly love having him in heaven. Life is not always fair, but I loved my time with him and I am sure he is in a better place now. May God bless him and his family.