Jackie Lane Smithermana resident of Lakeview for the past 20 yearspassed away suddenly at age 40 due to liver and kidney failure.
Many knew lane at Ragin' Raejean's video store that he managed for several years. He also worked at He Who Eats Mud on Broadway and recently at Windy City Sweets. He loved his last job very muchcandy, kids and happy people were his joy.
Lane is survived by his loving partner, Leon Stevens; parents Jackie and Sharon Smitherman; and brothers Chet and Kenny of Crystal Springs, Miss.
A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lakeview on Feb. 10. Smitherman loved collecting comic books and Wonder Women items.
All who knew Lane remember his beautiful smile, kind words and love of animals. He lived a short life but is remembered by all who knew him as "the gentle giant."