Memorial Created By
Stephanie Mitchell-Anthony

Richard Lazell Mitchell Smith

November 05, 1965 - October 01, 2019

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Richard Lazell Mitchell Smith. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan gatherings, we will post invites. Remember to RSVP to help us plan. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

When Great Trees Fall

by Maya Angelou   When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

 When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

 When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.Our eyes, briefly,
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