Michael Merrick Smith

Michael Merrick Smith died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at home after a long battle with cancer.  He was born 22 years ago on July 30, 1990 in Kansas City, Mo.  He graduated from Blue Springs High School in 2009.  He is preceded in death by his mom, Catrina Henderson; his dad, David Lesmeister; his grandpa, Roger Smith; and his grandma, Linda Lesmeister.  He is survived by his brothers, Patrick, Robert, Kyle and his sister, Diana; his grandma, Cathleen Smith of Blue Springs, Mo; his grandpa, Gerald Lesmeister of Deepwater, MO; his Uncle Roger and Aunt Stephanie of Kingsville, MO; his Uncle Ben and Aunt Megan of Omaha, Neb.; his Uncle Billie of Blue Springs, Mo; 8 cousins, Jacqui, Nici, Kati, Payton, Kennedy, Harper, Brittany, Destiny; and his many friends.  He was a truly caring and thoughtful young man and will be missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 805 NW R.D. Mize Rd., Blue Springs, Mo at 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2013.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the mass. A reception will follow at the church.


  1. Christi Thompson (Dilon, Marissa and Parker's Grandma) on July 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy … RIP Michael.

  2. Barbara Mead on July 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

    So sorry for your loss. Mikey was over at my home many times with my grandson, Chris Mead. He will be missed. With my deepest sympathy.

  3. Antony Beauchamp (Dill) on July 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Michael and I had been friends since Kindergarten and I cannot believe he’s gone. He was a bull through and through. My condolences to the Smith family.

  4. Susie Sweat on July 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Michael’s family and friends. I know how special he was to you all and how loved he was. A handsome young man who has touched many…

  5. Cyndi Darrah on July 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

    My heart goes out to Michael’s family.I always knew him as “Mikey” He was more than a friend at my home….he made himself a huge part of our family. His heart was so huge and his spirit so brave! I loved Mikey and I know when I get to heaven he’ll be there. I loved what the Priest said” For all his suffering he believed that he attained Sainthood” I know he did! What a gift from God Mikey’s life was to us all! Love, Cyndi

  6. Regina Turner on December 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Mikey was my little cousin and he was the sweetest guy ever. I’m not just saying that. I can honestly say he was my hero he gave that cancer one heck of a fight. I’m gonna miss him but he will always be in my heart

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