Brown-Robinson Funeral Home Obituaries

James H. Smith

July 15, 1956 - March 11, 2019

James “Jimmy” H. Smith, 62, of Lorain, departed this life unexpectedly at his home on March 11, 2019.

He was born July 15, 1956 in Lorain, Ohio to the union of George Alvin Smith Sr. and Essie Queena (nee Gordon) Smith. After he graduated in 1975 from Admiral King High School, James worked for Ford Motor Co. and U.S. Steel. In 1986 he enlisted into the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1996 following ten years of service.

He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends who dearly loved him.

James was preceded in death by his parents, George and Essie Smith Sr.; his oldest brother, George Smith Jr.; sisters, Jessie Mae Jamieson, Leona “Onie” Hawkins, and Rhett Dawson-Noble.

James is survived by his daughters, Celina Smith of Krefeld, Germany and Ginnette Pettyjohn of Charlotte, NC; a son, Anthony Smith of Krefeld, Germany; six grandchildren; his brothers, William “Candy Man” Ward, Tedario Smith, Olvin “Lumpy” (Michelle) Smith, all of Lorain, and Melvin L. Smith of Long Beach, CA; sisters, EmmaJean (Sam) Spraggins of Lorain, and Joyce Hamilton of Long Beach, CA; a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family, along with special friends, Elvis Perry, Ms. Bertha Gaddy, and Danny Alecia, who mourn his passing.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Living Word Church, 658 E. Erie Ave., Lorain.



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Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
11:00 AM
Living Word Church
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