Michelle Smith, 55, of Abilene, TX, passed away August 25, 2017. Visitation will be 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral service will be 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Michelle was born April 10, 1962 in South Amboy, New Jersey to Morris and Ada Bunt. She’s been also been a fighter and fought to the end because she loved her family and wanted to be here for them. She was diagnosed at a young age with RP and was nearly blind. Then was diagnosed with Breast cancer that later went into remission to only hit again but this time in her bones. Even with these obstacles that life had thrown her way she always had a very positive outlook on life. She was always one to look out for others and was a second mom to most. She loved to craft and helped with “find Hailey Dunn “. Above all of this she loved her family and friends and she will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Smith; her parents, Morris Nelson Bunt Sr. and Ada Lavern Bunt.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Smith; two grandchildren, Jaysa and Asher Smith; two brothers, Morris Bunt Jr. and Michael Lee Bunt; one uncle, Edwin Gee; two sisters, Darla Sporisky and husband Wayne and Carla Fleming; and Kaitlyn Sporisky.
Online Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneral.com
Michelle I wish I could tell you how much you made a difference in my life, even after we lost contact I still took your advice and it has changed me for the better. Because of you I met Jesus and now I have a growing relationship with God. And I just wish I could tell you how thankful I am for you being there, but I know God is blessing you for saving at least one soul. Despite your disabilities you're truly a living example of James 1:2-4.
Monica GarzaAbilene, TX
Prayers going up for peace and comfort.. Michelle was a amazing woman and had such a big heart.. She loved her grand babies so much I know she will be their guardian angel.. Till we meet again sweet lady...
Lynette huffBuffalo gap, TX
Carla and Darla, I'm so very sorry for you loss. Please let me know if you need anything. Prayers for you all. Aubrey and Belinda Thomas.
Belinda ThomasSweetwater, TX
Michelle was my sister from another mother. I loved her from day one and will love her forever. Prayers for Kevin, Jaysa, Asher, Michael, Morris and Gene. My heart and thoughts will be with you as you lay her to rest. She is my hero, I honestly do not think I could ever been as strong as she was. My heart is shattered but I am thankful she is no longer in pain and is in a MUCH better place than this world. I love you all very much and I will be there as soon as I can.
Vanita StrognConway, AR
Rest In Peace my friend you will forever be missed ❤️
Love you always
Rest in Peace Michelle.I will Miss you dearly.
Cindy GlascoMerkel, TX
I was blessed to cross paths online with Michelle in 2010 while we both tried to help find missing Hailey Dunn. Right from the start we clicked and spent numerous hours on the phone talking about anything and everything. She quickly became like a sister to me and we spent the next 6 years involved in each others lives in every aspect. Although we were far apart in miles we were never far from each others hearts or thoughts.
Michelle was an amazing woman. She brought so much laughter to my life and I will always cherish the memories of the many many hours of talks we had over the years. She was an amazing friend to me and I will love and remember her always. Until we cross paths again my dear friend. xo
Rest in peace sweet Michelle .
Violet Collier VaughnAbilene, TX