Jennifer Smith
Former Legislative Officer - Army

 Jennifer Louise Smith

NOVEMBER 23, 1971 – NOVEMBER 5, 2021

 Jennifer Louise Smith was born in Lansing, MI to Clyde Smith and Ellen Hampton. She lived in Portland, MI until moving to Lansing, MI and graduating from J.W. Sexton High School. In 1990, Jennifer enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Pharmacy Specialist. During her time in the United States Army, she was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq with the 101st ABD / 326 MED BN during the Gulf War. Serving as an officer with the VFW Department of Michigan, Jennifer loved helping fellow veterans and served as the Chaplain for several years. Along with her duties with the VFW, she also served as a Legislative officer with the VFW Auxiliary, was member of VFW Post 6464 and a member of the Forty and Eight. 

Jennifer is preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Louise Hampton. 

Jennifer leaves behind her husband of 28 years James; her father Clyde; her sister Kelly and her brother Ross, along with many aunts and cousins. During her time on earth, Jennifer touched the lives of so many people wherever she went and will be known for always being willing to help anyone in need, no matter the time of day.