Langford Smith

Langford Bernard Smith

Thursday, July 22nd, 1954 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Deacon Langford B. Smith, Sr. was born July 22, 1954 in St. Mary’s, Georgia to Ruth Stewart. Living in Woodbine, Georgia he later moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he attended William M. Raines High School, Class of 1972, he attended Florida State College and began his trade as a welder.

Deacon Smith worked as a Longshoremen under ILA on Blunt Island for many years retiring in 2016. He met and later married the late Evangelist Veronica Lane Williams Smith on May 19, 1985. From this union Veronica, Langford Jr., Perdita and Jeremiah was born. He became a member of Tru-Way Church of the Risen Christ in 1998, under the leadership of Pastor Elwyn W. Jenkins. He was a deacon and worker for the Lord until he was called home.

Deacon Smith leaves behind a Long Lasting Legacy, A father, grand-father, husband, Longshoreman and dedicated highly respected Deacon of his church family, will be forever Loved and Missed.

Deacon Smith departed this life November 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evangelist Veronica Lane Smith; daughter, Perdita R. Smith; sister, Bobbie Jean Smith.

Deacon Smith leaves to continue his legacy: stepchildren, Sheila Ronnete Gettis and Frank Denmark Jr.; children, Veronica E. Smith, Langford Smith Jr., and Jeremiah “Preacha” A. Smith; mother, Ruth S. Stewart; siblings, Henry Stewart, Valerie Tina James (Lewis), and John Marshal Stewart; a hosts of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles, church family and friends.

Langford Bernard Smith passed away Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden - Samuel C. Rogers, Jr. Memorial Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Funerals By T. S. Warden - Samuel C. Rogers, Jr. Memorial Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 |
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
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Willie Ross, III

Posted at 08:49pm
Wow, our hearts are heavy but we understand God knows best of all decisions made when He calls one home to glory. We will truly miss your smile, your Love and Most of your anointed voice of praise and song. We will miss coming to church and you "OH WIILIE AND ILL SAY BERNARD. Man we been together many years working and serving God together. Loved you like a Brother. All your prayers for me and my wife will always be treasured in our hearts.

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