Visitation will be held on June 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Apostolic Temple with a homegoing service to follow beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Hezekiah Josiah Smith was born September 9, 1993 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Joseph Smith and Shar’on Denise (Jones) Jackson. The family relocated to Urbandale and Hezekiah graduated from Johnston High School. While in high school he ran track. He was attending DMACC with hopes of being a Music major.
Hezekiah was sensitive and creative. As a street performer he played the guitar and sang for a living. He wrote songs, performed in comedic videos. and was an avid anime fan.
Hezekiah was a member of Christ Apostolic Temple where he served as a junior usher and was on the senior sick and shut -in visitation committee. He loved helping his mother on visits to the nursing homes where he would rub the residents feet.
It was just a short time ago that he and Ashlee Erickson were married. He was the very proud father to his son, Levi.
And then he was gone...Gone too soon in a tragic accident on June 10, 2019. He was only 25 years old when God called him home. Waiting to welcome him home were his maternal grandparents, James and Dollie Ruth Jones; paternal grandfather, Clarence Smith’ step father, Andra Jackson; paternal aunt and uncle, Carlene and David Smith.
Left to cherish Hezekiah’s memory are his son, Levi; his mother, Shar’on Jackson; father, Joseph Smith; paternal grandmother, Marion Rose Smith; Dallass (Ashley) Jones, Joseph I Smith, Kendrick Murry, Hadassah Smith, Elijah Jose Smith, Genesis Noami; uncles, James Jones, Bishop Lorenzo (Mary) Jones, Matthew Jones, Douglas Jones, Quincy Jones, Kenneth (Rachel) Snyder, Daniel (Diane) Taylor, Clarence (Carrie) Smith, Carl (Deborah) Zollicoffer Sr., Andre Louis Smith; aunts, Beatrice Smith, Angela Maria (Glenford) Shiel, Evelyn (Anthony) Kelley; his ex wife, Ashlee Erickson and a host of cousins extended family, church family and friends.