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Kerisa Maria Smith-Grayson Dies at 30

Kerisa Maria Kerisa Maria Smith-GraysonSmith-Grayson of Anchorage, Alaska, died on Nov. 29. She was 30 years old.

She is survived by her spouse, Shamarcus Grayson; mother, Susanna Callwood-Smith; father, Harold E. Smith Sr.; grandparents: Rita L. Callwood and Verne Callwood Sr., and Marion M. Smith; sisters: Harolyn E. Smith, Michelle Smith-Riley, Tamara Smith and Norah Smith, M.D.; brothers: Kenneth V. Weeks Sr. and Harold E. Smith Jr.; sisters-in-law: Vilma Weeks and Shirelle Grayson; brother-in-law, Sherman Grayson; nephews: Kenneth V. Weeks Jr. and Harold E. Smith III; mother-in-law, Antonaitt Grayson; and father-in-law, Clarence Grayson. She is also survived by aunts: Verna T. Callwood, Jestina Vanterpool-Selkridge, Catherine F. Callwood, Lisa Lewis, Elisa M. Smith, Paulette E. Hodge, Alfreda S. Oversen, Beverly E. Smith-Stalluard, Louella E. Smith-Rabsatt and Marjorie E. Smith; great aunts: Alice S. Nielsen and Margarita Dennery; uncles: Ken E. Lloyd, Kenneth Selkridge Sr., Verne R. Callwood Jr., Glen Vanterpool, Peter Lewis, Herbert E. Smith and Alphonse J. Stalliard; great uncles: Alphonse Lambert and Joseph Lambert; cousins: Dorsity M. Dowell, Kenneth E. Selkridge Jr., Kianna E. Selkridge, Sophia (Nia and Winston), Vince and Michelle (Vince Jr., Malik, Seane), Verne III, Victor, Vernon, Verdelle, L. Victoria, Vince, Vernique, Sherraine, Sherikha, Shobani, Jamal, Akeem, Venetia, Adella Simpson, Phyllis C. Vickers, Michael, Anthony and James Francis, JaniceGaskin, Ronald and Patricia Logan, Curliss Solomon-John, Sandra, Llewelyn and Kenneth Soloman, Robert, Walter. Leslie and Trese Hodge, Grace, Ms. Lindsay, Warren, Michael, Sonya and Sheri Smith, Mike Smith, Karla D. Jackson, Alan Gregory Dawson, Karole E. Overson-McGregor and family, Kelvin E. Woodson, Kraigg, Hans and Gerald Overson, Kimm A. Richards-Blackman and family, Shawna K. Richards-Llanos and family, Alphonse Ajay Stalliard, Simona and Sabrina Rabsatt, Sidney E. Rabsatt II, Erin O’Reilly, and the Hendricks, Nielson, Hunt, Douglass and Francis families. Other survivors include godparents: Alphonse J. Stalliard, Eleanor Sealey and Judith Molloy; special friends: Adeola, Deidra, Jillian, Johanna, Safiya, Khalila, Questen, Disha, Voi, Riissa, Cherie and Tinea; and all other family and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Frederiksted Cemetery.
Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
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