Jessie James Smith of Kalamazoo, MI went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Kalamazoo, MI. Friends may view 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 (TODAY) at the: HARPER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 521 Douglas Avenue, 342-1000. A visitation is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 with a 12:00 noon Funeral Service following at Second Baptist Church, 609 N. Rose Street in Kalamazoo, with Pastor Strick Strickland, officiating. Interment Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery (S. Westnedge Avenue) in Kalamazoo.