March 29, 1967–December 26, 2020~~Lovingly written by the family~~Michelle Lynn Smith, age 53, of Joplin, Missouri went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 26, 2020. Michelle was born on March 29, 1967 in Joplin and resided there all of her life. Michelle took pleasure in activities like fishing, playing the guitar, and was very intrigued with biology. She was very talented with music and loved animals. Michelle is survived by her father, Steve R. Smith, her brothers, Steven Smith and Michal Smith, and her sister, Tammy Smith. Michelle was extremely loved and will forever be missed. Family will have a graveside service at a later date, to be announced.