Renard Dewayne Smith

Renard Smith

Life begins with your first breath that comes from God. On September
17, 1973 in Galveston, Texas, the breath of life was breathed into a
handsome baby boy who was born to Herbert Lee Smith and Brenda Pines
Burnside.  They named there blessing Renard Dewayne Smith.

“Nard” as he was so lovingly called, received his formal education in
public school of Galveston, Tx and was a 1994 graduate of Lamarque
High School.  He attended Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Tx and was
a licensed water operator. Being reared in a Christian home, Renard
began his walk with the Lord at an early age.  He accepted Christ as
his personal Savior.

A smile that would lighten up any room and a heart filled with so much
humbleness, joy and love.  He never met a stranger and had the heart
and desire to help any and everyone.  “NO” was a word he seldom used
when someone asked for a favor from him. Life owed him nothing; he
lived it to the fullest. He always had words of wisdom, and after
talking to him you would always leave with a message or joke to
remember in your heart.

His warm personality and pleasing smile attracted many friends and
brought much personal satisfaction into his life.

He was an amazing man and a phenomenal husband. He was his wife and
children’s world, their life, and their everything.  Renard was a
devoted husband, parent, uncle, cousin and friend; he cherished every
single moment he had with his family.

When the one great scorer called at 11:24pm on April 30, 2018, he
answered that call and moved into his brand new home to be with his
God Almighty.

Waiting to greet him upon his arrival to the Heavely Gates was his
precious baby Carter James Smith, his loving mother Brenda Joyce Pines
Burnside (Henry Burnside), sister Shamona Smith, brother Herbert Lee
Smith Jr., Grandmothers: Leola Pines and Veulah Lucille Smith,
Grandfathers: Alfred James Pines Sr. and Eugene Smith Sr. Uncles:
Alfred Pines Jr., Eugene Smith Jr., Lloyd Smith and devoted friend
Derrick Biggers.

Left to celebrate his legacy are his devoted wife and best friend
Carla Smith; his children: Brittany Beard, Ashley Beard, Damion
Britton Smith, Raven Smith, Renisha Smith, and Royce Smith; Siblings:
Herbert Smith III, Jermail Smith, Shalonda Smith, Dwayne Smith, and
Herbenesha Smith; Grandchildren: Damarion and Da”Maunii Britton Smith;
Devoted niece and nephew: Keith Smith and Pauletta Smith Henry;
Devoted Cousins: Roshelle Pines and Romisha Pines, Aunts: Verda Pines,
Debra Ruiz, Jacqueline Pines, Cherly Pines; Uncles: Samuel Pines
(Linda Pines), James Pines, Chris Pines, Dale Pines, Alex Bassett,
David Smith, Robert Smith and Daniel Smith; and a multitude of nieces,
nephews, family members, extended family, co-workers and close

There will be a memorial service held on May 12, 2018 at 12pm at Carnes Funeral Home
3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.