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Mr. Lloyd Smith, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Lloyd Lorenz “Smitty” Smith Jr. will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Mount Zion AME Church, 1305 E. Cheves St., Florence. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. Lloyd affectionately called “Smitty” was born August 15, 1941 at Smith Hospital, 423 Charles St., in Florence, SC to the late Lloyd L. Smith Sr. and Alva Alexine Austin Smith. He died on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Lloyd was a graduate of Wilson High School Class of 1959. He attended and graduated from North Carolina A&T State University, played on the Aggie Pride Football Team along with fellow Civil Rights activist Jessie Jackson. In 1965, Lloyd was employed by the Florence CountyCommunity Action Agency as a Director of the Work Programs. Lloyd was an active member of Mt. Zion AME Church in Florence, SC, until his health declined. Lloyd was joined in holy matrimony to Bernice Stokes Smith in 1967 and to this union two sons were born. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; two sons, Lloyd Lorenz (Trey) Smith, III and Elliott Daniel Smith; one daughter-in-law, Erica Canty Smith; three granddaughters, Layla, Rachel, and Gabrielle; three brothers-in-law; two god children; a host of nephews; nieces; cousins; other relatives; friends; and acquaintances. Family visitation will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 20, 2019, one hour prior to the funeral service at Mount Zion AME Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to Mount Zion AME Church Building Project, P. O. Box 677, Florence, SC 29503. Send flowers to the service of Mr. Lloyd Smith, Jr.

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To the Smith Family... I am sooo sadden to hear about Daddy Smith's passing away! Mrs. Smith, Treyboo and El.... May the Lord above bless & keep you all in perfect his peace in your time of bereavement. I do love you all & you will definitely always be in my prayers. Loving you always, Melissa Sargent- "Pooh"

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds." God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Nahum 1:7; God is "a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of ["takes care of"] those seeking refuge in him." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM