Brother Smith was an early mentor in my life, and consequently, in the life of my entire family. I am saddened at his passing. Once, during problems in my life, I asked how do pastors manage them. He commented, "Every pastor has a pastor". It was in this easy manner of sharing (teaching) he could convey powerful messages with simple comments. Janet and I loved him and his family as they supported and helped us with direction and prayer during our early married life.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.