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Darren Antonio Smith Sr. Dies

Darren Antonio Smith Sr.

We sorrowfully announce the passing of Darren Antonio Smith Sr., also known as “Wakim” or “Ayomide,” on Feb. 17.

He was our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother, nephew and cousin. He will surely be missed by his loving family and friends who are very close to him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Calvert Florento Smith Sr.; grandparents: Estrid Leoline Ferdinand Degraff Georges, Viola Agatha Stevens-Smith and Joshua Smith; sister, Melissa Griffey; aunts: June Adams and Jocelyn Harley-Peters; and uncles: Alberic “Mecca” Georges and Alfonso Steele.

He is survived by his children: Darren Smith Jr., Jared McClain and Imani Smith; daughters-in-law: Kamila Benjamin-Smith and Catherine McClain; grandchildren: Kynia Dawson, Deymiah Smith, Jaymi Campbell, Winslow McClain, Calloway McClain and Bishop McClain;  mother, Yvonne Ava Georges-Philip; stepmother, Annie V. Lane-Smith; and great aunts: Eugenie England and Mathilda Stevens-Harvey.

He is also survived by aunts: Eva Georges-Lewis, Evis Georges-Lake, Elaine Smith-Lynch, Carol Smith-Powell, Sheila Smith-Ivy, Avis Smith-Collins, Carla Smith-Todman and Deborah Gordon-Cuffy; uncles: Paul Georges, Cedric Smith and Antonio Steele; brothers: Derick Greaves Sr., Darryl Smith, Steve Sylvester, Franklin Smith, Albion Smith, Calvert Smith Jr., Calvin Smith and Kevin Lane; sisters: Desiree Smith-Martin and Stephanie Best; as well as other family members too numerous to mention.

A first viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services. A second viewing will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, March 15, with services following at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Western Cemetery No. 1.

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