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.
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
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 🌹❤
Lori and family, I was so sorry to read this sad news about your daughter, Claire. Prayers for comfort and peace.
So sorry for your lost, prayers sent your way.
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. 🙏🏻♥️
I’m so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Greg and Lori you and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for the loss of your sweet young lady.
You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family!
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.
We are so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Sending condolences and hugs!
Sincerest condolences to be family ❤
Prayers for your family!🙏🙏❤️
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.
Greg and Lori, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you. ❤🙏🙏🙏
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.
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy go out to you all.
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
Lori,I am so sad to hear about your sweet Claire. I am praying for you and your family.
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
We are so sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers are being sent your way.
Ms. Smith,We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lori my heart felt condolences. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
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
Very sorry for your loss, prayers to you all, GOD BLESS
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.
You all are in our every thought and prayer.
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.
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
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
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
So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Lori and family, My heart and prayers are with you all at this time.
Greg & LoriOur 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!
We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.
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.
Sending my condolences and prayers.
Lori, I am heartbroken for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
Lori, this must be so hard for you and your family. Lifting you all up to the Lord in prayer.
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
With loving and caring thoughts during such a very difficult time.
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. 💓
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
Mrs. Smith and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you in this devastating time. Courtney Bowie7th St. Elementary
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
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.
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
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.
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
My thoughts and prayers with your family through this trying time.
I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you and your family throughout this difficult time.
Your family is heavy on my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.-Beth Weatherford
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.
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.
Smith family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you❤️ You have a beautiful guardian angel watching over you all.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Lori and AbbyI 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!
Lori, Greg, and Abby - I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you guys!
Sorry for your loss praying for your family
I was shocked and saddened to hear of sweet Claire's passing. I am praying for your peace of mind and heart.
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.
Lori and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
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.
Dear Smith Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. Praying for Peace for all of you.
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.
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
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
Sweet Lori,You’re in our prayers. May God’s peace be with you. Love yaCarvin and Kim.
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.
Lori,So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you and your family.
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
Lori~ I was so sorry to hear about Claire! My deepest condolences! Sending prayers up for you & your family! My deepest sympathies,Melissa Brown
To Lori and all your family...please know you are in our prayers...May God’s grace surround you with peace... 💕
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
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
Dear Smith Family,I am so sorry to hear about your daughter and sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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!
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!!!🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️
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
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
May you be comforted by our Heavenly Father during this difficult time. Prayers of love and comfort!
Lori and familyMy heart hurts for each of you. Rejoice in the fact that she is now in the arms of Jesus. Praying for peace for you.
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
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!
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
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
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.