Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel & Parkview Cemetery

2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL


Otis Smith

August 17, 1982July 7, 2020

On August 17, 1982, a handsome baby boy was born to Otis Hall and Emma Smith. They named him Otis Antonio Smith.

Otis attended school in Harrisonburg VA before moving to Paterson, NJ. He attended Public School No. 12 and Kennedy High School. He later got his GED. Otis moved to Radford, VA. Upon returning to Paterson May 2019. Otis attended Hohokus School of Trade where he took up wielding. He graduated January 2020 with a certificated in wielding. He was employed by UPS in Saddle Brook, NJ from 2019 to 2020.

Otis very pleasant demeanor could be felt whenever he enters a room. His smile would light up the room. He was flashy dresser and always had to have the latest sneakers sunglasses and baseball cap. Otis was truly the definition of a true and loyal friend. He loved people and felt it was his job to make you smile because he was ALWAYS smiling.

He was predeceased by his father Otis Hall, his grandmother Martha Smith Henderson and Marie Richardson Hall, and grandfather Eddie Smith, Godmother Gloria Blount Anderson.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his only son Otlis A. Burnette who own his heart. His only daughter Taylor Burnette his queen. His parents: mother Emma Smith Porter, his right hand step father Roger Porter from Paterson, NJ, his big sister ,Shaunketta Smith Paterson , NJ; Brothers: Christopher Johnson, Keisan Franceis, Shabli William, Devon Manely, James Perry John McNeal, Jamon Ford , Dashon Francis, Sheldon Rose, Tariq Clay Timothy Volope all of Paterson, NJ. Aunties: Annie Cotton, Patricia Smith, Linda Netters all from Peoria IL; Loretta Williams Chicago, Heights IL; Vivian Nicolette, Orlando, FL; Sharon Richardson Harrisonburg, VA; Aretha Williams, Lorene, Thelma Richardson, Glady Jones all of Greenville; MS. Nieces:Keisana Franceis, Jaedyn, Preyton McNeal all of Paterson; Nephews: Christian Williams; God sister Rasheeda Thomas Paterson, NJ; God brother Zion Seegers Paterson,NJ; Devoted and loyal friend Danea Norris; Special cousin from no grass in the yard to the concert Terrence, Melvin, Damione, Anthony, Calvin, Mark, LaRron, Brain, James, Darrell, Jarell; cousin he love like sisters Michaun, Chriatiana and host of family & friends.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.


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Esco Bowman

July 28, 2020

I love you bra ! I’m always gonna cherish the memories we share ! Still don’t feel right at all , I’m a try my best to stay strong . Wish I could be there physically but You always in my heart bra been really hard accepting this I’m a pray to Allah for your peace ! Always and forever your brother Esco/Loso #252 fly high fly guy miss you so much bra