Keiyattai Tinaysia Smith-McCollough was born on August 11, 1990 in Darlington County. She was the daughter of Kenneth Smith, Monica Doloris Ward and Johnnie Miller. She received her education in the public schools in the area and completed her studies in Darlington County. Keiyattai was employed with Applebees, Anderson Brass and Hardees. She was a member of All For Christ Ministries.
Those surviving her memory other than her parents Kenneth Smith, Monica Doloris Ward and Johnnie Miller are her husband, Carlton McCollough; Grandmothers, Mae Jessie Hamilton and Mary Brockington both of Hartsville, SC; Aunts, Flora Childs of New York, Jeanette (Edward) Ward, Betty Thomas, Teresa Jackson, Bridget (Jerry) Boyd, Tina (Blake) Polson all of Hartsville, SC; Uncles, Edward (Jeanette) Ward, Dennis (Cassandra) Ward, Noah Smith, III and Floyd Stewart all of Hartsville, SC; Two siblings, Shaye James of Hartsville, SC and Ashley Wilson of Baltimore, MD; Five adopted sisters, Eleven adopted brothers; Special sisters Lakesha Anderson, Chiquitta Ward, Dontrice Brunson, Shameka Anderson and Cherlai Ward all of Hartsville, SC; Special brother, Anthony Smith; Godson, Kendal Williamson of Hartsville, SC; Godmothers, Starla Bailey of Hartsville, SC, Charmaine Mellette of Connecticut and Tajuanur Myers of Hartsville, SC; Best friend, Kyra Ellis of Hartsville, SC; a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Linda Ward; Paternal grandparents, Noah Smith, Jr. and Josielene Brailey; A son, Simere Sincere Ward; Aunts, Linda “Cookie” Ward and Bernadette Haynesworth; Uncles, Joe Thomas and Harry Thomas.