March 27, 1976 - June 13, 2021
Mr. Donald “Donnie” Allen Smith of Saginaw, Michigan went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of forty-five years. He was born on March 27, 1976 to Denise Smith-Sykes and Ozell Campbell. He was lovingly raised by his mother and step-father, Freddie Sykes. Donnie was a graduate of Saginaw High School, “Class of 1994”. Donnie was a longtime member of New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and served as a faithful member of Male Chorus. He also attended Men’s Sunday school, helped in the kitchen and wherever he was needed at the church. Donnie also enjoyed listening to music, drawing and playing video games. He was loved and supported by his step-father, Deacon Freddie Sykes. He cared for him throughout all of his illnesses. He always made sure that Donnie was able to attend church where he found so much joy in serving the Lord and singing His praises. Donnie had a very loving and supportive family. He leaves to cherish his memory, his grandmother, Lucy Smith, Saginaw, MI; step-father, Freddie Sykes, Saginaw; his uncles, Allen (Denise) Smith and Wendell (Joyce) Smith, both of Saginaw; step-sister, Sparkle Mitchell and step-brother, Fredrick Hope both of Saginaw; cousins, Natisha (Jermaine) Sanders of Saginaw and Alana Smith of Knoxville, TN, Mary Profit of East Lansing, MI, Jade Sanders, Saginaw, and Caleb Bow of Knoxville, TN; special cousins, Doris Jones, Monica Blackmon both of Saginaw; special friends, Roy Stewart, Vincent Thompson and Felix Johnson all of Saginaw. He was preceded in death by his parents, Denise Sykes and Ozell Campbell; grandfather, Tom Smith; great-grandparents, Willie and Jake Thompson. The family appreciated the many kind expressions of love and concern extended to them during this time of bereavement. Special thanks to Evans & Browne’s Funeral Home and the staff of Covenant Medical Center. Family hour 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Evans & Browne's Funeral Home, 441 North Jefferson Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48607, with funeral service commencing at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Alfred L. Harris, Jr. will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3210 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601.
Mr. Donald “Donnie” Allen Smith of Saginaw, Michigan went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of forty-five years. He was born on March 27, 1976 to Denise Smith-Sykes and Ozell Campbell. He was lovingly raised... View Obituary & Service Information
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