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Help Shakavian Bring Ellis Home

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My name is Shakavian Smith. My husband is Ellis Smith. Last night, I received a call that my husband was hit by a car. I later found out that it wasn’t an accident. I spent four hours at the hospital thinking my husband was stable, only to be told they could not share any information due to the ongoing investigation. I still have not seen my husband's body.

We moved to Texas for a fresh start, which proved to be more challenging than we anticipated. We have been struggling financially due to my enrollment in nursing school, which we paid for out-of-pocket, in addition to our regular bills. To help maximize our funds, we decided to cut our life insurance policies, thinking we had more time.

We are originally from Georgia. Our family is there and we have no one here in Texas. My goal is to raise funds to take my husband home. He was a father to 9 kids (4 biological and 5 that are mine, whom he loved and took care of as his own). He had a passion for helping people, especially those experiencing homelessness. I want to give everyone their chance to say goodbye to him.

I want to raise funds to take him back home to Georgia and give him a proper funeral. Any and every contribution will help.

I don’t have a service date because I’m trying to raise whatever I can. As soon as possible.

Please help me get my husband home. Thank you in advance.


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Shakavian Smith
Fort Worth, TX

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