Rebecca Smith: A Tribute to the Capital Gazette Victim

Rebecca Smith: A Tribute to the Capital Gazette Victim

Facebook/Rebecca Smith Rebecca Smith pictured on her Facebook page.

Rebecca Smith, 34, had worked for the Capital Gazette for less than a year when she was shot dead inside their Annapolis office on June 29. Jarrod Ramos has been charged with five counts of capital murder after the attack.

The other victims have been named as Gerald Fischman, 61, Rob Hiaasen, 59, John McNamara, 56 and Wendi Winters, 65. Speaking to the Baltimore Sun, Smith’s boss, Marty Padden, said, “She was a very thoughtful person. She was kind and considerate, and willing to help when needed. She seemed to really enjoy to be working in the media business… She was a very kind person. She was very likable, and she had a good sense of humor.” The Sun report says that Smith, who went by Becca, lived in eastern Baltimore County with her fiance, DJay Poling.

Padden said that Smith had told her that she was a “first class” field hockey player during her high school days, according to the Sun.

Rebecca Smith Facebook page

Facebook/Rebecca Smith

According to her Facebook page, Smith is an “Endo Warrior.” In her introduction section, Smith also wrote, “Dog Mom. Softball Fiance. Bonus Mom to the best kid ever.” Smith describes her job as the sales and advertising coordinator at Baltimore Sun Media Group/Capital Gazette. The last visible post on Smith’s Facebook page was about creating awareness about endometriosis. A condition that Smith “struggled with everyday but didn’t show weakness.” One comment under that post, made after Smith’s tragic dead, read, “So sad, such a young beautiful soul.” Another wrote, “Praying for Rebecca’s fiance and his sweet daughter, and her family and friends. Just heartbreaking.”

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Smith’s family to pay for the unexpected costs resulting from her death. That tribute says that Smith referred to her fiance as, “her human , her rock, her ride or die, her soul.” It continues, “Becca came into our BEASTMODE family like she has been there forever, everyone welcomed her with open arms, kisses and of course some fireball shots :) we will miss her more than words can explain. She will always be apart of our family.” The financial goal of the page is $8,000.

Rebecca Smith Capital Gazette

Facebook/Rebecca Smith

DJay Poling wrote a heartbreaking Facebook post after Smith’s death that read, “This cant be real… I will ALWAYS love you, no matter what. As you used to tell me “You are my human.” No one ever put up with or attempted to make me a better person like you did. I will love you forever… To the moon and back…. I love you more. Til we meet again beautiful, til we meet again.” As news of the shooting broke, Poling posted this to Facebook:

DJay Poling Facebook page

Facebook/DJay Poling

One of Smith’s fiance’s softball teammates, Kelli Peleska, told the Sun, “She was the absolute most beautiful person. The biggest heart and a great loss to this world.” Peleska mentioned that Smith’s fiance’s daughter “totally idolized Becca.” Peleska said, “They had such an amazing relationship. Can’t even imagine her pain when she hears of this.”

DJay Poling Rebecca Smith

Facebook/DJay Poling

A former colleague of Smith’s, Justin Rebbert, from Freestate Ambulance in Linthicum Heights, told the Washington Post, “If I or anyone else would want to talk to her, she was always willing to talk about anything. It was good to know there were other people going through things similar to what I was going through.” Freestate Ambulance is a provider of ambulance services in the Baltimore-area, according to their website. The Post report says that Smith worked as a marketing director for the company. That same report says Smith had a “strong work ethic.”

Rebecca Smith Tribute

Facebook/Chrissy Lee TegtmeyerSmith’s friend, Chrissy Lee Tegtmeyer, posted this photo showing the two together in the aftermath of Smith’s death.



In early churches ,, FORNICATIONS we're very common,,,,among old people,, divorce was also common,,,,so now I leant not to judge sexual immoralities,,, God taught me,,,

Actually God taught apostles in New testament era that lewdness or adultery or fornication or money matters ONLY God is the judge.
But in those days kings like Gallio were interested to judge lewdness or fornication.
But we CHRISTIANS should do such a nonsense of judging ,moral sins or something like that,,or money matters inside the church ourselves.
Sexual SINS must be judged by God ,,not man.
Acts 18:14 ,,
And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O you Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
_____________”’__________ Hebrews 13
Concluding Moral Directions
13 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. 3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with themβ€”those who are mistreatedβ€”since you yourselves are in the body also.
4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, β€œI will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say:
β€œThe Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”
Acts 5;7
: Yes,” she said, β€œthat is the price.”
9 Peter said to her, β€œHow could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Acts 5:7
Acts 25:13–27
,,Herod Agrippa II and his sister Bernice came to Caesarea to greet Festus, and Festus took the occasion to have them review Paul’s case
Do not Judge yourselves in matters of immoralities,,
Says Bible.
It is God,,,,,,,,
Who has to judge .
Man should not take the law in to his hands ,, because for god close blood relationship is very much a big sin ,,than adultery.
It is also a kind of worst adultery ,,,
But kings in those days were not kings ,,but uneducated monkeys.
Our fellow political parties or leaders give us very high mark of jump,,,
There should be only two parties..,,not many like in India.
A king ,,must be a millionaire ,,
Only then he will make his people rich ,,
If he is a beggar ,,he will make his people also jobless ,,or beggars,,

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