Family and friends remember young mother, set-up fund for daughters

Family and friends remember young mother, set-up fund for daughters

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Good friend and co-worker Charlene Williams says there was no one quite like Kim Nesmith.

"She was one of the best friends that a person could have. You would want her in your corner. You would want Kim on your side."

Police say 31-year-old Nesmith was leaving work last Thursday when she crashed into a parked car in the Ashley Landing shopping center off of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. Hours later, her family learned she had a heart attack while driving.

"It can't be. Is it true? Could you please make sure that you have the correct person? You just don't want to believe it."

They say they didn't know of any pre-existing conditions, but Williams says Nesmith left work early because she wasn't feeling well. Her mother will raise her two daughters, 12-year-old Korie and seven-year-old Kamaya. Williams and younger sister Shakera Gilliard say Nesmith is smiling down on them with gratitude.

"Thank you all for looking out for my girls, and Charlene stop crying. She would do her little neck thing. That's what she would say to me. Ok, cry baby, stop."

"Kim was known as a very happy person," says Gilliard. "If she was going through something you would never know it. She was just happy. She would walk in a room and light up the room."

Nesmith was the oldest of five siblings. Gilliard says faith is getting her and her family through.

"I understand that Kim being her and the type of person she was, I see and know why God wanted her there because she was just that type of person that He wanted Kim with Him."

Nesmith's co-workers at Comfort Suites on Savannah Highway have set up a fund in her name. All the donations will go to her daughters.