Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Samuel L. Smith, Jr.

01/05/1948 - 03/19/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 11am, Monday, March 27, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel
120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

A Time to be Born: Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 Samuel L. Smith, Jr. (Bobo), was the eldest son of the late Samuel L. Smith, Sr. and Viola W. Smith. He was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. A Time to Learn: Isiah 1:17 Bobo was educated in Norfolk Public Schools, attending Booker T. Washington High School. A Time to Serve: Proverbs 18:16 Bobo was a reservist in the United States Navy for three years. He worked as a Central Office Technician for Verizon. Bobo retired August 20, 2003, after 30 years of service with the company. A Time to Depart: Hebrews 9:27 After battling cancer, Bobo peacefully passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Norfolk Sentara Hospital. A Time to Reflect: Philippians 4:8 Bobo was a jokester, artist, hard worker who loved working with his hands. He had a smart word for everything he met and he had a one of a kind personality. He also enjoyed fishing, crabbing, reading and watching his Sci-Fi movies. Bobo was the kind of person that never met a stranger and always willing to give a helping hand. A Time to Mourn: Ecclesiastes 3:4 Bobo leaves to cherish his wife of over 50 years Zita G. Smith. His three children Kim S. Keeling (James), Darrell A. Smith, Ebony S. McCount (Eric). His brother Alfred L.Smith (Anne), sisters Lettie McCray and Barbara Lowe (Melvin). Sister in Laws Annie Smith and Beulah Smith, In-laws Elvah Taylor, Gerald Irving (Jean), Carmena Swan, Quince Griffin (Shirley), Carla Norville (Sammy), Edward Griffin (Debbie). His 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Zita, Tevin, Terrell, Taquan, Tyrique, Mekhia, Eric and Marcellus. Three great grandchildren. Along with a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition, he also leaves his long time best friend Herman Hayes (Tommy). He was predeceased by brothers Gerald Smith, James Smith and sister Janice Smith. Brother-in-law Melvin McCray.

Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/22/2017
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BEN McINTOSH Bo.RIP.When you see my pops give him a hug for me. BEN McINTOSH
Posted: 3/27/2017
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Carolyn HAYNES Whitley Rest In Heaven my brother
Posted: 3/27/2017
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Nadine Hollowell To Kim : I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. May God's Love and blessings be with you all during this difficult time.
Posted: 3/26/2017
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Mary Williams To Kim: I am so sorry about the loss of your father. Although, I did not know him personally your many conversations about him was very vivid that he was a very special father. May all that he meant to you live on in your memories and bring you comfort. My prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless,,, Matthew 5:4----Love You! Ms Mary
Posted: 3/26/2017
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James Bradley I wish I could take away the hurt and answer the questions in your heart I wish I could help you find peace and bring you comfort. Bradley Family
Posted: 3/23/2017
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Michelle Vinson Todd To The Smith Family and Barbara Ann (my sister forever& friend of 50 some years)B you and the family have my heart felt condolences and sympathy I'm only a phone call away. Lovingly , Michelle- The Moniques
Posted: 3/22/2017
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Nikki My heartfelt condolences are with the Smiths. May you gain comfort and strength at this difficult time, Isaiah 25:8.
Posted: 3/21/2017
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Clover Smith Uncle Bo, I miss you so much already. Who am I going to argue with now? There are so many things that I can say about you, but our relationship speaks for itself, thank you for being there when I needed you. You fought a long and hard battle, but now you can rest with the angels. I'll never forget you Uncle Bo, Love always, Clover.
Posted: 3/21/2017
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