NEWPORT NEWS - On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, Darrell Jeffrey Christopher Smith was summoned to heaven by one of God's swiftest Angels. He was a member of the W.D. Williams Evangelistic Center in Hampton, Va., where he served in many different capacities.
Darrell was born on May 24, 1954, in Newburgh, N.Y., to Joseph E. Smith and the late Julia A. Smith. He attended the Newburgh, N.Y., public school system and later joined the Peace Corps. Darrell then enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany where he faithfully served his country. Darrell was always an industrious and hard working individual who gave generously of his time, talents and resources to those in need. His entrepreneurial dream of many years became reality when he established the Custom Tree Service, which had a wide client base in the Hampton Roads area.
Darrell is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Jamie A. Smith; his sons, Lemarcus Smith, Raschard Harden, Savarios Banks, Jayce Moore, Johnathan Moore and Tolando Harris, and his daughter, KamiLah Brown. He is also survived by his father, Joseph E. Smith of Newburgh, N.Y.; his sisters, Rebbecca Evelyn Smith of Memphis, Tenn., Sybil Marshall (Richard) and Ursula Hill-Smith of Detroit, Mich., and Beth Howard (Clyde) of Southfield, Mich.; brothers, Joseph Smith Sr. (Faye) of Vacaville, Calif., Ronald Smith (Sandra) of Newburgh, N.Y., Steven Smith (Angela) of Sanford, N.C., and Eric Smith of Newburgh, N.Y.; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Darrell will be lovingly remembered for his great sense of humor and his witty character. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Church of Jesus, 630 Anderson Lane, Hampton. Entombment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press from Dec. 31, 2004 to Jan. 3, 2005