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Kerris H. Smalls

March 14, 1998 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 21)

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Our dearly beloved Kerris Hunter Smalls was born March 14, 1998 in Dayton, Ohio and resided in Dayton all of her life. She departed this life on November 8, 2019.

Kerris was born in Dayton, Ohio to John Smalls, Jr. and Heather Watson. In life Kerris had some trials and tribulations and as we recite this poem we remember the beauty in this world that was Kerris…

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say "Goodbye".
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you'll always stay.

Kerris was a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts Class of 2016 and moved on to be a part of the work force after graduation. Some of her interest included movies, having fun and being a help to others.

Kerris was preceded in death by her mother Heather Watson, her grandmother Jamie Brown, grandfather John Smalls, Sr., great grandparents Raymond and Wilma Davis and her brother Michael Cook.

Kerris leaves to cherish her memory her father John (Shimeca) Smalls, Jr., siblings: Jazmin, John III, Sean, James, Shain and Ma'Khai; grandmother Tamara Hall and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

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November 22, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Donald Jordan Memorial Chapel - Dayton
4882 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417

Funeral Service
November 22, 2019

11:00 AM
Donald Jordan Memorial Chapel - Dayton
4882 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417

Interment following funeral service
November 22, 2019

West Memory Gardens
6722 Hemple Rd.
Moraine, OH 45418

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