John Smith

Obituary of John Henry Smith

John Henry Smith, affectionately called “Smitty”, went home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. John was born on October 24, 1929 in Dillion, South Carolina to the late John Smith and Queen Ella Crawford. John attended Dillion public schools. He was baptized at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Clio, South Carolina at the age of 14. John moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1947. He served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. John married Helen Thomas in 1956 and to this union five children were born. In 1958, John joined the Second Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon and Usher Boards for over 40 years. John was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Smitty’s Barber Shop & Laundromat, rental properties and was a Jitney Driver. After retirement, John relocated to Collegeville, Pennsylvania. John was preceded in death by both parents, his son – Darnelle L. Smith, two brothers – Leroy and Robert Crawford, and two sisters – Eva Bethea and Frances Thompson. John leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Helen Smith; five daughters, Charlene Reid, Damair (Kevin) Davies, Adrienne Bailey, Lisa (Curtis) Sanders and Helen (Terry) Freeman; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL EVENTS. LIVESTREAM SERVICES ON FACEBOOK. A Page has been created so that you may view services at 11AM on Saturday. Search for page "Celebration of Life for Deacon John Smith"
Saturday
5
September

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Second Baptist Church
110 Rev. Dr. I. S. Cole Plaza
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
609-348-3580
Saturday
5
September

Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Second Baptist Church
110 Rev. Dr. I.S. Cole Plaza
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
609-348-3580
Saturday
5
September

Interment

12:45 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Greenwood Cemetery
Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
609-646-2260
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