Alicia Michelle Smith, age 37, passed away peacefully at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana on

Monday June 25, 2018. From her arrival on November 16, 1980 to her departure she paid it
forward and would give her last to those in need.
Alicia was born in Dallas, Texas and welcomed into the loving home of Stanley and the Late
Rosie (Brown) Smith. The family relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana where she attended Heritage
Christian School from preschool to first grade and Zion Hope Christian School from second to
sixth grade. She was identified early as a leader and enjoyed participating in school plays. While
at Zion Hope, Alicia would also learn to play the piano, develop her unique people skills and
spirit of service to others, all while forming lifelong friendships.
After finishing her education with Zion Hope Christian School she attended St. Lawrence
Catholic School from seventh to eighth grade and attended Lawrence North high school and
McKenzie Career Center for her high school years. Here she grew a passion for the culinary
arts and enjoyed competing in the state competitions. She worked with a popular local caterer
and with her cousin in his seafood restaurant, where she further refined her culinary skills. Alicia
held several positions in the public sector. She was employed as an Office Assistant at the
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Purchasing Assistant for the City of Indianapolis,
Procurement Assistant for the Indianapolis Water Department, Executive Assistant to the
president for Level 5 Engineering, to name a few. She enjoyed working and thrived on solving
After a major illness, Alicia embarked on a career of assisting others, she became a patient care
assistant at several home health care companies.
Alicia's presence commanded attention. She was the life of the party and made everyone feel
welcome. Her infectious laugh and zest for life will be missed by all who know her. She was
always helping others at the expense of her own well-being. I'm sure there are people here
today that can attest to the genuineness of Alicia, she had a giving heart.
Alicia had a way with words. Her ability to convey her thoughts and feelings through writing was
special. Writing was cathartic for Alicia. She enjoyed writing in her journals and penned special
prayers for family and friends. In her writings, one could truly feel her emotion poured on to the
Open Letter to Stan C Smith from Alicia Smith:
Stan C Smith he is more than a friend,he's my father! I love him sooooo much. I thank God he
chose you to be my father!! This wonderful man has dedicated his life to me and the family. He
has shown me how to be a woman that commands respect from others. He has made sure
God, family, education, black history, respect, honesty and loyalty was instilled in my soul. He
has been there for me at all times through thick and thin. He's not just a great father, he's a
great community leader, deacon, boss, entrepreneur, golfer, friend and I'm glad that his love
spreads through everyone he meets. He has also shown me how a woman should be treated,
respected and loved, the way he loved and cared for my mother and the love he has for his wife
now. (That's why I'm single, I've not found anyone that can compare to my dad, brother,
grandfathers dedication and loyalty to their wives. And my dad just no settling for anybody to be
with his daughter. I'm actually scared to bring anything to my dad, God will bring the right one
one day) He has created a smart, strong, God fearing, loving, giving, loyal, money making,
down to earth daughter. Daddy I love you!! I thank you for putting up with me. And thank you for
always being there for me even when I wasn't right. I know it's been hard to see me sick for 3
years, but you have been here every step and I thank you. And seeing your faith for God and
me being a witness of how God has worked through your life and you never doubting God and
your commitment to God has kept me strong and I've been able to create my own relationship
with God and that's been amazing. Well I can go on and on about you… I'm going to stay strong
and beat this storm. I hope I've made you proud parent to say Alicia Smith is your daughter. I'm
not done yet I have sooo much more accomplishments that I'm about to conquer that will keep
you smiling. God is my first father and im so blessed and grateful to have you as my father as
well. Let me get off this thing, I'm dropping the Iphone Everyone if you have anyone that has
been influential in your life send them some love.
Left to honor Alicia and remember her love are her father, Stanley (Josephine) Smith Sr.; two
siblings; Stanley (Adelee) Smith Jr., Miriam (Marcus) Lane; four nieces; Sara Smith, Doris
Smith, Ava Lane and Zola Lane; two nephews; Logan Smith and Willis Smith; aunt; Patricia
Hicks (Lisette and Xavier) a host of cousins here in Indianapolis and across the country. Alicia
was preceded in her death by her mother Rosie Brown Smith.

A Memorial Gathering was held at Greater Works Church 4660 East 62nd Street Indianapolis IN 46220 at 12:00:00 PM on 7/5/2018.

A Celebration of Life was held at Greater Works Church 4660 East 62nd Street Indianapolis IN 46220 at 1:00:00 PM on 7/5/2018.

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  1. There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen us to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

  2. We meet a couple years ago at Uncle Charlie Funeral when I was dating Your cousin Clement at the time,We hit it off instantly later We became Cousin N Laws We exchanged numbers. We may not have talked every day but when We did, I enjoyed every second, m

  3. Stan and Family,
    My prayers are with all of you as you mourn the passing of Alicia. Be thankful that you had a daughter that knew God and respected mankind. Your family will always be in my prayers.

  4. Dear Stan I just want to let you know that you and your wife mrs. Rosie where are the sweetest parents to Alicia Alicia talked about you guys all the time I\\’ve been her friend for more than 25 years and I will truly miss her and her friendship thank you

  5. May God comfort and keep your family during this time. Let Alicia’s memories shine as bright as her smile down in your hearts until you see her again in Heaven.

  6. At the Throne of Grace. He hears our cry and answers our prayers. Blessings during this difficult time.

  7. Stan, memories are gifts from God that no man can erase. May the beautiful memories of Alicia bring you comfort and peace today and years to come. Praying for you and the family. Much love from your childhood friend.🙏❤

  8. Stan, you and your family remain in our prayers! May God give you courage, grace and comfort during this time of bereavement…

  9. I will always remember Alicia as a funny full of life little girl. One of my favorite memories would be to visit you guys at your home in DeSoto and in Indianapolis. Your home was always full of love and life. I especially remember Alicia running around b

  10. I pray fhat strength, love, support, and blessings are upheld to the fullest amount.

  11. Stan and family, we know that God is with you. Please know that we are praying for you.

  12. I was so sad to hear that you passed. We met once at Marcus and Miriam wedding. I definitely wish we\\’d seen each other more. It was so funny to me that Miriam\\’s sister was so much like me and to see your birthday is 4 days before mine, it all made s

  13. Stanley continue to remember the great times and be blessed with the memories, all the best to you and yours ðŸ’Å¡Elease

  14. Stan,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many pictures and memories of Alicia & Miriam. Your girls were a major part of our family traditions and celebrations. Alicia\\’s kind spirit will always be remembered. Praying that God will give

  15. Stan,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many pictures and memories of Alicia & Miriam. Your girls were a major part of our family traditions and celebrations. Alicia\\’s kind spirit will always be remembered. Praying that God will give

  16. Stanley,
    My sincere condolences and prayers for you and your family. May God give you strength, peace, and care, in knowing that your Beautiful loved one, is no longer in pain, but with Him and made whiole again. God bless each of you. With much love

  17. Stan, I am so sad about the passing of Miriam. May God give you and the family strength during this time. Know I am thinking of all of you. I recall the first time we met and the many times we spent together as a family. Gloria Murray

  18. So very sorry- I meant Alicia in my previous message. Please blame my mistake on my age and not my heart.gloria

  19. You were so young had so much more to look forward to, know you will be missed by your family and friends know your in a better place!

  20. Words are few but love is everlasting for this family. Our prayers for you all during this very difficult time are for each moment you will know God is with you and that Alicia is with The Lord. May you find peace, comfort, joy and laughter when you need

  21. Stan, my deepest condolences. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family in my thoughts & prayers. May the good Lord lift the weight of the tears from your heart and give you peace & comfort.

  22. My deepest condolences, family. May Alicia find eternal and peaceful rest. May you find strength and each other’s love during this difficult time. Much love, Shan.

  23. Sending my deepest condolences to the family! I am praying for you all, Coach Stan from my YMCA soccer days. We serve an awesome God.

  24. Stan, our prayers of love, comfort and support are offered to you and the family, during this most difficult time. May God continue to strengthen you today and days to come.

  25. Dear Stan and family. We love you and we are praying for you. May God grant you peace and much comfort.
    Arlington, Myra & family

  26. I am sorry that I was not able to be with the family at her homegoing celebration. Know that my prayers are with you during this season of loss. I love you all.

  27. Stan and Family,
    May Gods everlasting presence give you comfort.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your friend and brother in Christ
    Stan,Katrina,Jenipher and Taylor Jones
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado

  28. I still cannot believe that you are gone! I have some regrets, like why didn\\’t we stay in touch more. But because of you I will live life to the fullest! Until we meet again. Love you, Sis

  29. Dear Stan,

    Our Love and Condolences to your family. Praying God will continue to strengthen and comfort you with his peace and love.

  30. Stan, Very sad that Alicia left this world so young. Clearly she packed a lot of love of family into her years. Ian and I send our sincere sympathies to you and your loved ones.
    Liza Dwyre

  31. Our Condolences to Stan and the entire Smith family. No words can express how sorry we were to hear about Alicia. The love you had for her is the same love that will carry you through the challenging days ahead. Rufus and I send our deepest sympathies.

  32. I’m at sorry that we were not able to attend the homegoing services, but we wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything the Gordon Family can do for you guys. May God continue to give

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