Jade Smith Obituary, Death : Firefighter Karrington Len Jade Smith a resident of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away at the age of 17, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 in Baton Rouge, LA along with her unborn son, Dallas Layne Husser.
Jade Smith was a teen volunteer firefighter who was accidentally shot and killed while someone was playing with a gun, according to Liz Koh WAFB.
On Angels Wings you were taken away but in our hearts you will always stay. We will hear your whisper in the tallest trees, feel your love in the gentle breeze. Jade was born December 16, 2004 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 17 years of age.
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She is survived by her mother, Kathleen Hammett; father, Kenneth Smith, Jr.; brother, Kenneth “Trey” Smith, III; grandparents, Elaine Smith, Sherri Hammett, and John Hammett (Kim); beloved boyfriend and Dallas’ father, Dustin Husser and his parents, Thomas Husser, Jr. and Virene Husser, his grandmother, Sylvia Husser, and his brother, Zachary Husser and his fiancé, Hannah Mulkey and their baby, Beau Husser; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by grandfather, Kenneth “Buddy” Smith.
Visitation at The River Pentecostal Church, Tickfaw, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
Services conducted by Rev. Josh Payne. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.
Below is a statement posted on Facebook by the beloved father of on her tragic passing
Really don’t know where to begin,
On Saturday March 12, 2022, at 06:11 pm it’s the worst phone call any parent could receive. my baby girl Jade Smith, “baby jade” & grand son Dallas Layne, had been shot. I could hear all the screaming for help.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to District 2 Pine Grove VFD
Even if you were a junior FF you had the heart of great FF, no matter the call, you went above and beyond and willingness to learn to get better, We have watched you grow so much in the last few years, I know we have laughed and joked about you wanting to become the next Chief, I know you were following, pawpaw “Buddy” & your dad’s footsteps.
Baby jade & Dallas I love you sweetheart RIP, fly high sister we will take it here D#283.
You may be gone from this earth. But, we know your dancing and smiling in the sky!!! Such a bright beautiful light put out way too soon. I’m glad we talked the last two years. Love forever never forgotten. Hold the gates for me when I get there. Xoxo
Jade was one amazing person and i was happy to be able to call her my best-friend. i still wish this was a dream that i could wake up from. i miss her more then anything everyday. not a time goes past that she isn’t on my mind. never did i think i would lose my bestfriend so soon. please hold on to your loved ones a little tighter