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Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home

406 First Street, Jackson, MI

OBITUARY

Alvin Joe Smith Jr.

July 24, 1968February 23, 2020

Alvin Joe Smith, Jr. was born on July 24th, 1968 to Alvin Joe Smith Sr. and Bertha Mae Smith (Tillman). Jr. was the second to the oldest child of six children. Jr. graduated from Jackson High School and continued his education in college to become a social worker, in which he had great love for people. Later, he moved to Ypsilanti, MI where he started his own business of 27 years. Jr. married Sonji Eddins of Ypsilanti and from this union came three children.

God called Alvin Jr. home on February 23, 2020. He is survived by his mother and father, Bertha and Alvin Smith; his wife, Sonji ; three children, Alvin J. Smith III, Antonio Washington and Jovontae Washington; grandson, Nuzey Smith; three brothers, John J. Smith (Linda), Thomas Smith and Matthew Smith (Amy); three sisters, Jacqueline Smith, Bonnie Woods and Ingrid Hicks, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lottie Smith; grandmother, Alice Tillman; grandfather, Thomas C. Smith; two aunts, Shirley Lindsey and Vashtye Reynolds; and three cousins, Marvin Tillman, Zona Lindsey and Angela Tillman. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Greater Philadelphia Church of God in Christ at 265 E. South Street, Jackson, MI 49203 with family hour starting at 11:00 am followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm.

Services

  • Family Hour Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Memorial Celebration of Life Saturday, February 29, 2020

Memories

Alvin Joe Smith Jr.

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Marcie Johnson

March 1, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family!!
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Sonya Scott

February 27, 2020

Praying for your family. I remember you in school such a sweet person.Rest In Peace Alvin

Brenda Knight

February 27, 2020

Sending my condolences. Please Lord give my aunt and uncle the strength to get through this difficult time. We love ya'll. The Knight family from Mississippi

Boris Lewis

February 26, 2020

I just want to say I think of it being a real good friend you never did nothing wrong and so and I'm glad to get to know in this lifetime you earned your wings enjoy you rest in paradise for Jesus thank you once again for being a friend

Jay (Doobie) Pierson

February 26, 2020

Rest In Peace young man. May God continue to bless your family during this difficult time. You were always a really good guy.

Charise Hurt

February 26, 2020

Rest In Peace cousin you will be missed. I love You forever give my granny and my aunt a hug for me and Zona ❀️

Sonji Eddins

February 26, 2020

I miss you already love i wo ted to call you today but i said he so wear around the throne

Shontese Smith

February 26, 2020

I love you uncle πŸ’” you forever with me my baby my heart won’t ever be the same without you 😞

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY