Elijah “EJ” Smith
August 21, 2004 - October 25, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Stacy Allison Pratt
Loretta Williams
Beth Murray
Ashton & Robert
Patricia Hart
April A. Lance
Michelle Klopper
Amberly
Nikole Smith
Katelin Pitts
Will Dixon
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Arrangements starting at $35

Visitation
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Sunday 10/31, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Service
First Baptist Simpsonville
3 Hedge St.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Monday 11/1, 2:00 pm

Service will be Livestreamed.

Cemetery
Cannon Memorial Park
1150 North Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Elijah Michael Smith, affectionately known as “EJ”, was born on August 21, 2004 in Greenville, SC to Craig Smith and Angelena Delgadillo, and departed this earthly life on Monday, October 25, 2021. EJ was a senior at Hillcrest High School and was a member of the Varsity Basketball team. He also played on several other…

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Stacy Allison Pratt left a message on November 20, 2021:
So sad for your family Be Blessed and Be a Blessing Young EJ
Loretta Williams left a message on November 2, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Loretta Williams lit a candle
Angela Cassell left a message on November 1, 2021:
We are Hayden Cassell's parents, Ryan plays basketball with our son Hayden at Brevard. We want to send our deepest condolences to you and your family... Know we have prayed and are still praying for you and your family.... We are so very sorry for your loss 🙏♥️
Beth Murray left a message on November 1, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Beth Murray lit a candle
Ashton & Robert left a message on November 1, 2021:
Johnella Smith is my son's Godmother. She told me what happen. Robert & I are leaving this comment to truly give our condolences on your loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Patricia Hart left a message on November 1, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
April A. Lance left a message on November 1, 2021:
I am very sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for EJ's Family and Friends.
Pastor Eric & Elder Wykeria Bonnett left a message on November 1, 2021:
We are praying with you all! Praying for your peace, comfort & understanding! May GOD heal & comfort with grace! We are here for you all Craig!
Rev. Iris Jordan left a message on November 1, 2021:
Smith and Marsh Family. "Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal."
Michelle Klopper left a message on November 1, 2021:
Our families thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family.
Amberly left a message on November 1, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Amberly lit a candle
Kindal left a message on November 1, 2021:
Ej was such a good guy he’d had always had a smile on his face. 💔 I pray that I’ll see u again I remember u since middle school 💔 I haven’t gotten a chance to even say goodbye 💔 we love and misses u Ej
Nikole Smith left a message on November 1, 2021:
Love you E.J. until we meet again😇❤
Katelin Pitts left a message on October 31, 2021:
He was a good guy so sweet he will be truly missed
Angela Martin left a message on October 31, 2021:
My deepest condolences. I pray that God provides strength, comfort, and peace. Such a kind and talented young man. He will be missed. Angela
Will Dixon left a message on October 31, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Will Dixon lit a candle
AJ Jeffcoat left a message on October 31, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, AJ Jeffcoat lit a candle
Gabi Loudermilk left a message on October 31, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Gabi Loudermilk lit a candle
Amy Rodgers left a message on October 30, 2021:
Dear Smith Family, I am so sorry that this tragedy has happened. I know how close your family is and I rest assured knowing that he knew how loved he is. I have been praying for you, and thinking of you daily for your comfort and strength. I would be honored to help in anyway that I can. Hugs and more hugs, Amy Rodgers
Mike and Penny Meilinger and family left a message on October 30, 2021:
Our prayers and love to your family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gwen Jackson left a message on October 30, 2021:
Simply a stranger but part of the “Mommy Village”! May EJ rest with the Father and his family, friends and community know peace! Still praying🙏🏽💕💐
Sheila Ford Duncan left a message on October 30, 2021:
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Craig Smith, Gary & Johnella Smith in the passing of their son and grandson. May the love of God comfort you in this hour of bereavement. Sheila Duncan & Family
Auntie Rhonda and Uncle Ron left a message on October 30, 2021:
Rest in Paradise Elijah! We love you Family we are here for you , whenever you need us. Praying for you daily. Love you Craig, Ryan and Tristan
AJ Reid left a message on October 29, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, AJ Reid lit a candle
Caelan Askew left a message on October 29, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Caelan Askew lit a candle
Nicole Triplett left a message on October 29, 2021:
My heart breaks for this family!! A precious soul taken to soon!! I pray that God send peace and comfort for the days ahead!! My son (Jackson Earnhardt) plays basketball with Ryan at Brevard.
Debra Dennis-Williams left a message on October 29, 2021:
My sincerest condolences 🙏 to the Family. My God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.
Gail Richardson left a message on October 29, 2021:
To The Smith Family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet dear son. I don't know Elijah personally but he reminds me of my son. They're both in HS and play basketball. Please know that your family has my deepest condolences. Sending my love, prayers, and thoughts of kindness on your loss. May God comfort you all.
Karen Clisham left a message on October 29, 2021:
Elijah was a sweetheart. We have known him since he was tiny. His contagious smile was amazing. He was a kind and loving boy and he will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts our with Craig and Angelina and family at this very sad time. We love you guys. Fly hi sweetheart. May you rest and have peace in the arms of our Lord.
Amy Elgin left a message on October 29, 2021:
Sending my deepest condolences. Continued prayers for the Smith family.
Phillip John Ruff left a message on October 29, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time. May God bless family and friends with strength and healing. May God open his arms and welcome EJ into the gates of heaven. EJ your life will live on through the memories that everyone has of you. May you rest in peace. Heaven gained another angel.
Phillip John Ruff left a message on October 29, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time. I pray for the families strength and healing. May God open his arms to EJ in the heavenly gates. May he rest in peace.
Chase Carter left a message on October 29, 2021:
I remember meeting Elijah in 7th grade math class. He was wearing white Steph Curry shoes and I remember it because I always wanted a pair like them. He was always so generous and always inclusive. I also remember playing for upward with him and winning 2 tournaments in Easley in 8th and 9th grade, and meeting at the church with friends for pick up games. Playing ball from now on will be so different without him there but I know he is with me in my heart. I love you forever Elijah, rest easy.
Don & Theresa Maurer left a message on October 29, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. May his soul Rest In Peace. Praying that his family and friends find comfort and peace.
Davis Family left a message on October 29, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss and praying for peace and comfort.
Brenda Hughes left a message on October 29, 2021:
So sorry for your family’s loss. May God bless and comfort you in the days to come.
Sondra Coombs left a message on October 28, 2021:
In memory of Elijah “EJ” Smith, Sondra Coombs lit a candle
Lee-Talley Family left a message on October 28, 2021:
Prayers to the family!
Jan Pankake Thorp left a message on October 28, 2021:
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My prayers are with you all.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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