Claire Elizabeth Smith

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Claire-a-bration
Home of Greg and Lori Smith
Maumelle, AR
Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
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Arkansas Children's Hospital Cardiovascular ICU
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR  72202
Claire Elizabeth Smith

of Little Rock, AR

November 30, 1998 - April 4, 2021

Claire Elizabeth Smith, our 22-year-old, precious "Claire Bear", was carried into Heaven by the Lord she loved on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Although she battled a Congenital Heart Defect since she was born, she was full of life and touched so many who knew her. She never complained and always had a smile on her face. She adored her sister Abby, her cousin Joey and her two special Indiana aunts, Kay and Kathy who didn't miss one of her four heart surgeries. Claire enjoyed several family vacations during her life, including her favorite Disney Cruises. Recently, she began making bracelets and had a Facebook page called Mended Hearts. She loved making bracelets for people and sharing her story about her heart defect. Claire always wanted to help others.

Claire is survived by her Mom and Dad, Greg and Lori Smith; her sister Abby and her loving dogs, Kendall, Kylie, and Meka. She's also survived by her grandparents; Lee and Syble Smith and Lee Ann Skinner; 5 aunts, 5 uncles; 9 cousins, and one very special cousin, Eloise that she adored, and so many friends. A drop in "Claire-a-bration" will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 1-4 pm, at the home of Greg and Lori Smith.

We want to thank all of our gracious friends and the wonderful people at Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Claire's imperfect heart is now perfect and we are at peace knowing that Claire is in heaven. Her cardiologist, Dr. Eudice Fontenot, said it best, "Claire is not in our past, she is in our future." We can't wait to be reunited with our Claire Bear.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202 or on their website: https://www.archildrens.org/giving/

Arrangements by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home.

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89 Condolence(s)
Jalyn Stewart
McKinney, TX
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Monday, April 12, 2021

Claire and i were friends for 5 years we met online on twitter and talked nearly everyday she has been one of my closest friends all those years and i will miss you forever we always talked about meeting i love you so much Claire

Jackie Echols
Mabelvale, AR
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers for this family.I remember when this precious angel was born,now she has taken her place with all of the other Angel's in heaven.Resting in the arms of Jesus. Sweet rest 🌹❤

Betty Hanson
Little r,
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Lori and family, I was so sorry to read this sad news about your daughter, Claire. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Chris Shestak
Sherwood, AR
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

So sorry for your lost, prayers sent your way.

Lynn Zook
Martinsville, IN
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Friday, April 9, 2021

Claire is perfect now in the presence of our Savior. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and strength through this time. 🙏🏻♥️

Terry williams
Greenwood, IN
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Friday, April 9, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Greg and Lori you and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise Earl
Martinsville, IN
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Friday, April 9, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for the loss of your sweet young lady.

Michael Rowland
Maumelle, AR
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Friday, April 9, 2021

You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Sichting
Franklin, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family!

Becky Scott DeHart
Noblesville, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Such a blessing she was for all of you and she endured so much in her 22 years. Strength and grace beyond her years. Hope you can spend some time during your unimaginable grief to reflect on the heartwarming memories you were so blessed to share. Heaven gained a beautiful angel and her legacy will live on. ❤️ Sincerest sympathies to all of you.

Chris and Susan Parker
Morgantown, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Sending condolences and hugs!

Linda Buck
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sincerest condolences to be family ❤

Jack & Betty Harbin
Morgantown, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Prayers for your family!🙏🙏❤️

Anita & John Milligan
Hensley, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. I remember when she was born and her early struggles. What a joy to have her in your life ; she was a true fighter and so loved by so many. Our love and thoughts to all of you.

Tony Elmes
Mitchell, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Greg and Lori,
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Darlene Rhoades
Trafalgar, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you. ❤🙏🙏🙏

Patricia henderson
North little rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hello lori, so sorry for your loss.i remember meeting Claire once at Crestwood and she had a very sweet spirit.i am praying for you and the family for comfort.

Helen Smith
Morgantown, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.

John Walker
Morgantown, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy go out to you all.

Carolyn Jackson
Jacksonville, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Claire, I knew you were a sweet and dedicated girl from the first moment you crossed my classroom door in ninth grade. Watching you face adversity with kindness and strength has been a joy. You are so loved and will be so missed. Our world is less without you.

My thoughts and prayers for peace are with the Smith family.
Carolyn Jackson

Anita Holland
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lori,
I am so sad to hear about your sweet Claire. I am praying for you and your family.

Marshia Adkins
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dear Lori, Greg, and Abby,
Words cannot express just how very sorry I am about your sweet Claire! I remember when she was born and we were teaching together. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Please be comforted to know that so many people care about you and your sweet family at this time!
Love, Marshia

David and Tibby Speer
Morgantown, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers are being sent your way.

Jamar and Sharesa White
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ms. Smith,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rochelle Redus
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lori my heart felt condolences. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Cindy Smoot
Morgantown, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Greg, Lori and Abby prayers for your family. She was such a beautiful young lady with such a caring heart. She has touched many many people. Her memory will live on because of the love you all had for her and the love she showed to others. May God bring you all peace. Love and big hugs

Julia Hensley Matlock
Franklin, IN
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Very sorry for your loss, prayers to you all, GOD BLESS

Bobby & Pam Acklin
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lori, Pam and I are sadden to hear of the passing of Claire. We love you and your family and God loves you. He will help and comfort you. Look to Him for strength.

Alicia Weatherford
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

You all are in our every thought and prayer.

Cindy Cook
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

It is so difficult to express what my heart feels for you at this time. May God bring you comfort through the Holy Spirit and His word.

Jill Murdock
NLR, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Claire was always a sweetheart and a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love,
Jill Murdock

Nila Nelson
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Greg, Lori, and Abby,

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Claire. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time and I pray for your peace.

Nila Nelson

Allison Greenwood
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori and Family,

May God wrap His arms around you like only He can! I’m sending heartfelt prayers and condolences. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can do anything to help you.

Prayers,

Alli

Lisa Mitchell
Cabot, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

Lisa Kirkland
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori and family,

My heart and prayers are with you all at this time.

Hilliard Family
Mayflower, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Greg & Lori

Our family was blessed by knowing and having Claire in our lives. We
cherish those times with her sweet smile and humor. Our love and
prayers go out to you and your family, until you see her again!

Aaron & Corey Wood & kids
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Hartwick
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori, Greg and Abby, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful, sweet Claire. You are in my prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. I hope you feel the love that surrounds all of you.

Trevor Kerr
Salt Lake City, UT
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sending my condolences and prayers.

Melissa Farrar
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori, I am heartbroken for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Lila Fulmer
N Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori, this must be so hard for you and your family. Lifting you all up to the Lord in prayer.

Carolyn Hanks
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori, Greg and Abby, we are so sorry for your loss. She’s gone to a happier, healthier heaven! We are praying for God’s comforting arms around you all! Love you all! Carolyn and Bob

Lois voyles
N.little rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

With loving and caring thoughts during such a very difficult time.

Paige Wright
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Mrs. Smith, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine the loss of a precious child. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 💓

Lisa Spory
Cabot, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Dear Lori,
I can't imagine what you are going through, but please know that as a mother, I hurt for you. I will keep you in my daily thoughts and prayers. May the peace of the Lord fill your days and bring you comfort. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
In HIS love,
Lisa Spory

Courtney Bowie
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Mrs. Smith and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this devastating time.
Courtney Bowie
7th St. Elementary

Mauri Douglass
N. Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori, Greg, and Abby,
I was so saddened to hear of Claire’s passing. What a special child she was! I remember her sweet, smiling face at Crestwood.
I am thinking about you and sending prayers to help you through this difficult time.
Mauri Douglass

Allison Ashcraft-Padilla
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sending prayers, love, and hugs. Claire was a vibrant, positive, fabulous young lady who could make you smile on your worst days. I was blessed with having her as a student and will always think of her fondly.

Diane and Bob Thrasher
Bloomington, IN
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Grandma Ann called us Sunday.
What a blessing that she and Clair could spend some one on one time a few weeks ago.
Our hearts are filled with sorrow for all of you.
Our prayers.
Diane and Bob

Tammy Leker
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

To know Claire Bear is to love her! She was so full of life and so willing to give to others. She will truly be missed. Praying for you Lori, Greg, Abby, and all of your family and friends.

Jenny Saxon
Zionsville, IN
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I’m am sorry to hear about the loss of Claire. Praying for your family and sending a big Hoosier hug to you all. Jenny

Kirstin Pullen
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

My thoughts and prayers with your family through this trying time.

Chris Sierra
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you and your family throughout this difficult time.

Beth Weatherford
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Your family is heavy on my heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
-Beth Weatherford

Allen E. Pennington
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

On behalf of the Amboy Staff, we would like to extend our condolences to the Smith family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. May you receive comfort and peace today, and the days to come.

Todd Huff
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I cannot even begin to imagine how you are right now, but know you are loved by your Crestwood family and we are with you in thought, prayer, and spirit.

Jason & Jana Woodworth
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Smith family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you❤️ You have a beautiful guardian angel watching over you all.

Jennifer Skaggs
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Katie Anderson
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori and Abby

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. You all are in my prayers for peace and comfort. Hugs to you both!

Kathy Hallenbeck
NLR, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori, Greg, and Abby - I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you guys!

Brenda Dowdy
Guy, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sorry for your loss praying for your family

Linda wilson
NLR, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I was shocked and saddened to hear of sweet Claire's passing. I am praying for your peace of mind and heart.

Harrel Hatch
Scott, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Good morning Lori,

As another perfect day dawns that the Lord has made, I hope His peace rests upon you and your family with Clair joining Him this past Easter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and wish His joy that surpasses all understanding dwells in your hearts.

Dianna Deal
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Amanda Rowe
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Your family is in my prayers. Claire was blessed to have so many who loved and cared for her. I will continue to pray that God will guide you and give you strength for your days ahead until you meet her again.

Steve
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Dear Smith Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister.
Praying for Peace for all of you.

Shanda
Jacksonville, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

To the Smith family,

My heart breaks with you at the loss of your daughter and sister, Claire. What you are going through is unimaginable. You are in my prayers.

Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski
North Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dear Smith Family,

On behalf of the entire North Little Rock School District it is will deep sadness and empathy that we express our sincere support for your entire family during this difficult time. Please know you have the entire resources of our school district at your disposal for any needs you have at this time. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

In service,

Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski
Superintendent of Schools

Lisa Wood
NLR, AR
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lori,

My heart hurts for you and your family. Praying God’s love and comfort to wrap around you now and in the days to come.

Lisa

Kim Martin
North Little rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sweet Lori,
You’re in our prayers. May God’s peace be with you.
Love ya
Carvin and Kim.

Micheal Stone
North Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori,

My heart is heavy and broken to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

Sherri Pettit
Scott, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori,
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

Tammy Smith
North Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori,

My heart is so heavy with the news of your daughter. I can not imagine how you feel or are copying with this grief. Please know I am here and will continue to pray for you and your family. Much love.
Tammy Smith

Melissa. Brown
Shwridan, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori~ I was so sorry to hear about Claire! My deepest condolences! Sending prayers up for you & your family!
My deepest sympathies,
Melissa Brown

Darlene Holmes
Destin, FL
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

To Lori and all your family...please know you are in our prayers...May God’s grace surround you with peace... 💕

Windy Rosemeyer
Melissa, TX
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sweet Lori,
Praying for your family during this difficult time. Praying your precious memories you shared help you through. Please know you are loved and your family will be covered in prayers.

Much Love,
Windy

Jodi Sohrt
Houston, TX
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori and family,
Sending love, thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. May you all find comfort and strength in the warmth and caring of friends and family. Rest In Peace, beautiful Claire.
Love,
Jodi

Matthew How
North Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dear Smith Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter and sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Keith McGee
North Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori,

We are praying for you and your family. Please know that your work family is here for you during this difficult time. Be strong!

DONNA Matthews
Maumelle, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori and Abby, I was saddened to hear about your precious daughter and sister! Prayers for you and your family! May God give you comfort in knowing she is with him in heaven!! Love to you!!!🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

Jeananne Hawking
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dear Lori & Abby - We were saddened to hear about Claire. Please k ow you are in our hearts and prayers. With deepest sympathy,

Jeananne & Samantha Hawking

Nancy Montgomery
Nlr, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dear Lori, Greg , and Abby,
There are no answers to comfort your grief, only lasting love and precious memories. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel at the loss of your precious Claire. Our hearts go out to you and your sweet family in your time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Jim and Nancy Montgomery

Greg Daniels
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

May you be comforted by our Heavenly Father during this difficult time. Prayers of love and comfort!

Cortney Bost
LR, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori and family

My heart hurts for each of you. Rejoice in the fact that she is now in the arms of Jesus. Praying for peace for you.

Susan Collie
Charlotte, NC
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lori, Greg, & Abby, There are no words to adequately express how saddened I was to hear about Claire. She was such a sweet girl, and courageously fought a long, hard battle. Praying for peace and comfort, and hoping that your warm memories of her will give you strength in the difficult days ahead. Much love, Susan Collie

Kim Grissom
Cabot, AR
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Lori,
I am so sorry for your loss.Claire was so sweet when she attended Crestwood.She used to come to my room after school and play with Polly.Praying for you and your family!

Leslie Slattery
North Little Rock, AR
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Dear Lori, Greg and Abby,
Love and prayers are lifted up for you and your family at this sad time. I will always remember sweet Claire.
Leslie Slattery

Janet Ruble
North Little Rock, AR
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Lori,

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers for your family will continue. Love you, Janet

Brenda (Lay) Westbrook
Little Rock, AR
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Abby and Lauren were in 4th grade and Claire having several heart surgeries. This makes me so sad. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. Hugs to you and your family.