Alvin Joe Smith, Sr.

June 26, 1942December 11, 2020

Of Jackson, passed away at his home on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the age of 78. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Bertha Smith; six children, Ingrid Smith, John (Linda) Smith, Thomas Smith, Matthew Smith, Jacqueline Smith and Bonnie Smith; many grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Alvin J. Smith, Jr.; and two sisters, Shirley Lindsey and Faye Reynolds. Alvin was born to Thomas and Lottie Smith in Illinois. He relocated to Michigan with his family when he was a young man and spent his career as a truck driver for over 20 years. He was a devoted family man, hardworking and well liked. He was always willing to help others when he was able to. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. Alvin had a strong Faith in the Lord and attended Greater Philadelphia Church, where he served as a Deacon. Cremation has been chosen and the family will receive friends at Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home for a Memorial Visitation on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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Nora Smith

December 22, 2020

On behalf on Annie Smith and her siblings, we extend our sincere condolences. Hopefully, you will cherish fond memories of your father. God bless!

Tony Lyons

December 22, 2020

Deacon Alvin Smith, would say, you don't have to worry Elder Tony. One day the people will be glad to come to The House of the Lord. I believe you are with The Saints. May you rest in peace.

Bethesda Church of God in Christ Inc.
1500 Merriman St.
Jackson, Michigan 49203-4341

Lynn VanDyke

December 13, 2020

My condolence to the Alvin Smith family and to his wife you have my deepest condolences I knew him all my life always helping other people and his Dad was married to my mother until there Death.