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William Lawyer Smith

William "Billy" Lawyer Smith, 66, of Tallahassee, Florida passed away on Saturday Morning March 29th at Capital Regional Hospital.

After the birth of five girls, he was the first son born to the union of Lawyer H. Smith and Daisy Twine Smith on March 20th, 1948. Needless to say he was the "delight" of the family. He was a graduate of FAMU High School, Class of 1966 and Florida A&M University, Class of 1970, where he received his degree in Speech & Drama.

Following his Education he traveled to New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, pursuing a career in theatre and music. He later returned home and was employed in the Leon County School System. He was a lifetime member of Bethel A.M.E. Church.

He was preceded in death by both parents and, two sisters, Patricia Smith Jefferson and Joyce Smith Deas. He leaves to cherish his memory, five sisters, Orynthia Smith Ellis, Gloria Smith Hadley, Myra Smith Rice, Lois Smith Carrington, Twanna "Toni" Smith Jarmon, two brothers, Collie Nelson and Renwick Barber and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be 12 Noon, Monday, April 7 at Strong & Jones Chapel, 551 West Carolina Street, Tallahassee, FL.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Apr. 3, 2014
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