Ben Smith, Jr. died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. He was born to the late Ben Lee Smith, Sr. and Venia Mae Landrum-Smith on Nov. 23, 1950.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma J. Jackson; two daughters, Cynthia (L.J.) Smith-Roach of Atlanta, Ga. and Regina Jackson of Mt. Sterling; nine sons, Ben (Amy) Smith, III, Steven (Laurine) Smith, Christopher (Barbara) Smith, Brad Smith, Deldrick Smith, Marlow (Harriet) Smith, all of Bessemer, Julian Jackson, Daquan E. Jackson, and David J. Jackson of Mt. Sterling; brother, Karron Smith; three sisters, Bernice Smith, Denise Smith, Thelmae Washington; aunt, Ella Chaney; uncle, James Landrum; twenty-three grandchildren; one great granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Smith.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 12 at New Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Nanafalia with Rev. Alphonso Bowen officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler directing.