Brown-Robinson Funeral Home Obituaries

James Oliver "Jimmy" Smith

August 24, 1956 - August 21, 2019

James Oliver “Jimmy” Smith, age 62, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

He was born August 24, 1956 in Lorain, Ohio and was a lifelong resident of Lorain County. He graduated Southview High School and was employed as a machine operator at Beckett Gas in North Ridgeville. He attended Church on the North Coast.

James enjoyed doing landscaping, drawing, barbecuing and basketball.

He will be sadly missed by his lifelong partner, Mia L Smith; his children, Stacie Stanford, Faith Cook-Smith, TaShana Benson, Angell Gore, Aprell Palmer; 9 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Carlos (Maria) Atkinson, Walter (Lanie) Smith Jr, Alan Smith, Richard Smith; 3 sisters, Carmen Rivera, Carletta (Anthony) West, Kelly (King) Zubaidah; and a host of other relatives and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Smith Sr and Sherry Smith (nee Atkinson); sisters, Kimberly Smith and Bobbie Smith; a nephew, Jason Smith; his maternal grandparents, Clarence Atkinson and Thelma Bonilla and paternal grandparents, Walter Smith and Fannie Mae Smith.

Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service at 12PM on Thursday August 29, 2019 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 3900 Clifton Ave, Lorain.


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Thursday, August 29, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
12:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
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