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Keona LaShon Smith

January 20, 1973 — January 16, 2024

Precious Memories

Keona LaShon Smith


Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on,

and cherished memories never fade because a loved ones gone;

those we love can never be more than a thought apart;

for as long as there is memory, theyll live on in the heart.


Keona LaShon Smith was born on January 20, 1973, in Denver, Colorado to her parents, Saundra and Norman Campbell and Leander Quinn.  She was the first born in the family.  She was raised surrounded by her brothers, Norman, Leander; and her sisters, Zsanee, Lanaya, Ferrah, and Porcha.  Both her fathers, Norman and Leander are credited for doing an outstanding job in raising her during a challenging time in her life.  The moral support supplied was unconditional and unwavering. As a child, she used to boss her younger siblings around because she was the oldest.   They also remember her always excelling in math and known as a genius.  She often used it to her advantage when she could.  Keona was a 1991 graduate of Gateway High School.


Keona later met, Patrick Miller. To this union, a beautiful baby girl, NaTonya Miller was born.  She was a loving and devoted mother, who took great pride in the care and nurture of her daughter.  They shared many happy and memorable moments together.  


By profession, Keona was a business entrepreneur.  She worked alongside her daughter.  She was hardworking, dedicated, and performed her duties with a spirit of excellence.   She worked until health challenges prevented her from doing so.


Keona was a fun-loving woman, who enjoyed life and those she encircled.  In her free time, she enjoyed watching scary movies, cooking, reading the Bible, conversing over the phone, and sleeping.  She carried a jovial personality and loved the time spent with her closest friend and daughter, NaTonya.  She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful woman. To know Keona was to love her.


Keona LaShon Smith departed this life on January 16, 2024, in Aurora, Colorado.  Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss include her daughter, NaTonya D. Miller of Commerce City, Colorado; her mother Saundra Campbell of Lakewood, Colorado; 3 brothers, Norman Campbell, Jr, of Castle Pines, Colorado, Leander Taylor, Jr, of Kansas City, Missouri and Corey Campbell, of Denver, Colorado; 4 sisters, Zsanee (Paul) Campbell-Gaines of Denver, Colorado, Lanaya Campbell of Aurora, Colorado, Farrah Campbell of Westminster, Colorado, and Porscha Campbell of San Diego, California ; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Pipkin Braswell Funeral Home & Cremation

6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

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