My Dear Friends,
It is with deep sorrow that I must inform you of the passing of my sister Rev. Dr. Chandra Taylor Smith.
For several months, Chandra had been battling stage four liver cancer. Fourteen days ago, complications from her radiation treatment took a turn for the worse. I sent a friend to Philadelphia, to the hotel where she was staying near her hospital, to bring her to Ojai California. Chandra has been with me here in Ojai California, staying at a lovely home where she was being cared for around the clock.
At 10:00 PM Monday evening, Chandra ended her battle with stage four liver cancer. I want you all to know that Chandra was at peace, she was not in pain and she was not alone, she was loved. Chandra had time to get her thoughts together, she had time to receive lots of love from so many people (angels) who came by to sit with her and care for her, but most of all Chandra found peace.
There are so many people I want to thank, for a thousand miracles that took place over the last thirteen days. To Sabine, Christina, Olivia, Alarra, Steven, Kimya and so many other angels who blessed Chandra and showered her with love, I cannot thank you enough.
To Chandra’s husband Benny, I thank you for loving my sister and playing such a major role in Chandra’s life experience.
To Mom, I cannot fully fathom the loss that you are feeling having now lost your first born daughter; I can only empathize a little having just lost my best friend.
To my sister Audreanna, again I cannot fully fathom your pain either because you have known and loved Chandra longer than me.
To her son, Benny III, she loved you most of all; you are bone of her bones and flesh of her flesh. You are the light of her heart, the center of her joy and her greatest accomplishment. I take great solace in knowing that at the moment of her passing you heard Chandra shout your name. She’s telling you that she’s OK, she loves you and she will always be with you.
To all who knew and loved Chandra, I thank you for providing her such a rich and wonderful life experience.
Please know that Chandra is OK now. She’s back home, she’s with the elders, her guardian angels, with Dad and with God.
I love you
I already miss you so very much
You got me through so much in life and you taught me so much about life
My life has been made so much better and richer because of you
You were such a beautiful and wonderful person
You are such a sweet and wonderful spirit
Right now, I cannot imagine the world without your voice, the world without your smile, the world without your love
But, I rejoice in this physical life that you lived, a life so well lived
I rejoice in your transition back to pure spirit and light
And I rejoice, for I know that I will see you again.
Love forever and always, your baby brother,
I and my father and my sister are one.