Michelle L. Smith, 48, of Mount Vernon, Illinois went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:44pm on January 9, 2022 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.
She was born on October 5, 1973 in Centralia, Illinois to the late Michael Moore and Debbie (Gutzler) Moore. Michelle is survived by her daughters, Makayla Smith of Los Angeles, California and Miah Smith of Mount Vernon, Illinois; mother, Debbie Moore of Mount Vernon, Illinois; step-father, Bill Marick of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brothers, Derek (and wife, Becky) Moore and Blake (and wife, Jessica) Moore of Mascoutah, Illinois; and nieces and nephews, Landon, Ava, Faith, Halle, and Ellis Moore of Mascoutah, Illinois. Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Michael Moore of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Michelle‘s bold and vibrant attitude could only be matched by her larger than life smile and blingy jewelry. She turned her love for bling into a job with Paparazzi as a Jewelry Consultant that helped fund her love for concerts and St. Louis baseball games. She worked the majority of her professional career at Select Remedy temp services. Her love for people and her passion for helping them succeed in life helped her climb the professional ladder. At the top of her career, she was a Regional Manager helping to open several locations, and managed lots of offices in neighboring states. Her passion for Jesus was no secret. Every Sunday you would find her either in the front row praising his name or backstage helping with the media team. Michelle never met a stranger and never missed a chance to make someone laugh. Her free time was spent shopping, hanging with friends/family, and explaining why she was late to most of it. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt, and friend that will be dearly missed.
A Visitation will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm at Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10am at Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Randy Sells and Mr. James McKinzie officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made in Michelle’s honor to Michelle’s daughters in care of Makayla Smith. Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.