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Jasmin Antoinette Smith

July 13, 1999 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 22)

Obituary

Jasmin Antoinette Smith, 22, was born July 13, 1999, to Victor and Yolanda Smith in Raleigh, NC.  She departed this life on November 1, 2021.

Jasmin graduated from Johnston County Middle College in Smithfield, NC with a high school diploma and an Associates in Science degree in May 2017.  She graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  After graduating, she worked as a junior software developer at PNC Bank.

At age 6, Jasmin began Tae Kwon Do earning her first degree black belt in May 2008 and her second degree May 2009.  While attending Corinth Holders High School she participated in track and field.  In 2014, Jasmin participated in her first service trip with Rustic Pathways.  She went to Costa Rica to help develop and lead a summer camp for the village children where they were staying.  The following year, she went to the Dominican Republic to participate in Rustic Pathway’s Intro to Public Health program. There she partnered with AmeriCorps to help build a latrine system and had the opportunity to compare the differences between the American health care system to that of the Dominican Republic.  These trips with Rustic Pathways ignited her love of travel and food.  Jasmin would often plan trips by herself and with friends.  In June 2021, she and a friend went backpacking on the west coast to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite and San Francisco. Additionally, Jasmin loved music. So much that she would take solo trips to concerts such as her recent trip to Atlanta to see Kanye West and going to Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Her musical tastes were extremely eclectic and ranged from Benny the Butcher to Sade to Amy Winehouse to Hiatus Kaiyote to Anderson .Paak.  She enjoyed cooking, especially with her friends.  Jasmin often reached out to family members for recipes such as her great-grandmother Mamie’s sweet potato pie and homemade biscuit recipes. 

Jasmin was very supportive of her friends and family and was always there when her younger brother Ben needed her.  Jasmin was full of life and always had an infectious smile.  She easily made friends and as a result, had a huge tribe.  She was a beautiful soul and who loved freely.

Jasmin is survived by her father Victor Smith of Clayton, NC, her mother Yolanda Smith of the home, her brother William “Antwan” Smith of the home, two grandmothers, Lorrine Dunston of Rocky Mount, NC, and Angel Penn of Greensboro, NC, two aunts, Denise Dunston of Fayetteville, NC, and Michelle Hussey of Durham, NC, one uncle William Dunston of Nashville, NC, godparents David Kirkland of Winston-Salem, NC and Braggnetta Reid (Andre) of Durham, NC and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins and friends.

A viewing and visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., followed by a service of remembrance at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 Alston Ave., Durham, NC  27713.

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Russell Memorial CME Church
703 South Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27701

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Russell Memorial CME Church
703 South Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27701

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