Christal A. Smith

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Christal A. Smith, age 67, and a resident of New Braunfels went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, February 26, 2021, at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels. Christal was born on November 13, 1953, in Falfurrias, TX to the late Wayne C. Hornsby and Mary Jo Adams Hornsby. On October 2, 1971, she married her longtime high school sweetheart, Richard. Over the next 21 years, they welcomed 4 children into the world. For most of their 49 year-long marriage, they worked side by side as an example of unconditional love. She loved nothing more than being surrounded by her family, laughing together, cooking together, and enjoying each other’s company. But she didn’t stop there; she was a mother to all and opened her heart and her home to many over the years. She was the heart of the family and the Smith house was always filled with joy and fun times. Christal was a woman of faith and walked through life with a grace unsurpassed, no matter the obstacles. Her wisdom and character will endure over a lifetime. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Mary Jo Hornsby, and her brother Wayne Hornsby. Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Richard Smith; children, Jennifer Richbourg (Travis), Stephanie Hamm (Samuel), Adam Smith (Rebecca), and Christin Smith; grandchildren, Travis, Taylor, Katelyn, Cody, Elizabeth, Jordin, Jaxon, and Emma; great-grandchildren, Parker and Travis. In addition, Christal is survived by her two sisters, Linda Sauls and Rosemary Davis. Her life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband and children. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 am on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research

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  1. Honored to have known the beautiful Dancing Queen, Mrs. Christal. Lots of love & prayers for peace for your sweet family.

  2. We love you all, prayers for peace, like you all said, she was a Rock, a Beacon a Beautiful soul. She will forever live in our hearts.

  3. My God shelter you in Love and assurances. Chrystal was a truly a beautiful women whom we love dearly. Gary & Barbara Edwards

    • Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all those great times you spent together. Janet Tolleson

  4. May these flowers in some way help to express our sympathy and support. Sharing in your sorrow. Peace and prayers,

  5. Her grace and love is forever. She smiles on you all for eternity. May God’s blessings surround you and bring you solace!

  6. Father God I pray that as this tree grows, the family will be covered in your WORD and they are surrounded in love.

  7. Christin, we are so sorry for your loss and want to pass on our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

  8. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  9. When I needed a mom, you became mine. When I needed a place to stay, you opened your door. You truly loved everyone. Rest in peace. Thank you

  10. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  11. Love and prayers to you all, we will forever remember the great times we had w Mrs Crystal.

  12. To each of you I send my sincere condolences for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers during this time of sorrow. June

  13. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  14. Christal was by far one of the sweetest people I ever met and got to know. I can’t ever recall anything but goodness, happiness and true hospitality from her whenever I was with her. She was one-of-a kind, and she will be sorely missed. My prayers are with and for each of you at this time. Much love, June Smith

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