Roland LaShain Smith III
Roland LaShain Smith III was born to Roland and Darice Smith on November 18, 1997 in Astoria Queens. He entered into rest on January 30, 2018. He was 20 years old. After moving to Middletown, New York with his family in 2003, Roland attended Truman Moon Elementary School. He then attended Crispell Middle School in Pine Bush, and graduated from Pine Bush High School in 2015. In 2016 Roland began studying Criminal Justice at Hudson Valley Community College where he also played football. He transferred to Orange County Community College for the 2017-2018 school year to pursue Liberal Arts. Roland worked for his family company A Class Transportation, and also worked at H&M. Roland was loved by so many. He was a gracious and generous person who would do anything for anyone without expecting anything in return. He loved to make everyone happy and often did so by telling corny jokes. Roland loved sports. He played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He was very competitive and received numerous trophies and accolades. Roland also loved fishing, playing ping-pong, playing video games, singing, dancing, spending time with his girlfriend, playing two on two with his brothers, and going out with friends. Roland was deeply rooted in family and loved God. Roland leaves to cherish his memories his father Roland Smith, Jr., his mother Darice Smith, his soul mate Marilyn Lopez, his 3 brothers, Anthony Campbell (Brianna), Trayvel Smith, and Chauncey Smith, his grandparents Estela Campbell, Roland Smith Sr., and Merrill Smith, his nieces and nephew, Annabella, Madison, and Anthony Campbell, Jr., and hosts of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. The SMITH FAMILY wishes to express with sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to everyone for their calls, text, prayers, donations, food and every act of kindness and expression of sympathy extended to them during this most difficult time. May God bless each of you and keep you in his peace. Visitation will be held on Saturday February 10, 2018 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. 1525 Burlingham Rd Pine Bush, NY. Services will begin promptly at 4:00pm at the funeral home. Following the conclusion of services, Repast will be offered at 6pm at the Amazing Grace Fellowship Church, 20 Warn Ave, Pine Bush, NY. Cremation will be private at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.wmgaganfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.