Our beloved Richelle Leigh Smith (aka Shelly) of Erie, was born on October 12, 1971 and passed away September 6, 2015. Shelly graduated from General McLane High School in 1990. She is survived by grandpa (papa) Boyd Gardner, her parents William (Bill) and Ruth Smith, brother William (Bubba) Smith, her foster sisters Ivy Haibach and Christina Bennett, aunts and uncles- Ina Cool, Ernest Robinson, Joe Everett Robinson, and Eugene E. Robinson, a nephew, and several cousins, relatives and friends.
Shelly was loved and adored by all the lives that she has touched. She led a life of laughter and excitement, for which she shared with family and friends. Shelly was previously employed by EMTA Lift, where she made many new friends who cherished her greatly. Her passions included her love of animals, camping, fishing and riding 4-wheelers. Her hobbies were woodworking and welding until she hurt her arm. Among other things, she had many talents which included tinkering on cars with her brother. Richelle is loved and will be sadly missed by all.
As per Shelly’s request, there will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or your local Humane Society.