New London - William "Bill" Smith, 53, of New London, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 24, 2012.
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He was born in Newark, N.J., the son of Shirley Smith Walker and the late William Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Shirley S. Walker and her husband, Harry Walker, of Groton; a daughter, Shakia Strand of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Harry Walker Jr. of Hartford; uncle, James Trammel; and aunt, Delores Trammel of Virginia; cousins, Edward, Derrick, Jace, Ronald and Tia Porterfield. He also leaves his longtime companion, Susan Duval and her sons, Aaron Duval and Tyler Fisher.
A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, at Abounding Grace Ministries, 3 Connecticut Ave., New London. Relatives and friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of service, at the church. Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, in Heavenly Rest Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lester Gee Funeral Home, 108 Blinman St., New London.
Published in The Day on June 2, 2012