Neno B. Smith

Sunrise: March 20, 1956

Sunset: June 7, 2021
On Monday June 7, 2021, Neno B. Smith peacefully made his transition from labor to reward. Bonn on March 20, 1956, Neno was the third child of five siblings born to the late Geneva and Douglas Smith Jr. from Norfolk, VA
Neno was educated in the Norfolk Public School System, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, after becoming an adult, Neno joined the Military branch of the Marines in 1976. Also employed & retired from the City of Norfolk.
Despite not having children of his own, Neno was a father figure to many; he was always available and willing to care for the well-being of others.
Growing up in the Tidewater Park Housing Project and his passion for football lead him to also volunteer on the sideline.
Coaching the high school of Booker T. Washington High School and becoming a mentor to the youth.
Neno is predeceased by his wife, Sharon Smith, mother Geneva Smith, father Douglas Smith Jr. and sister Audrey Smith- Blount.
Left to cherish his memories are his sisters, Glena Blount (Deacon Larry Blount), Nadine Roundtree (David Roundtree) of Virginia Beach, and one brother Douglas Smith III of Roanoke, VA; nieces, Lanetta Blount, Latasha Monroe, Annette Fagan, Ebony Goines & Natalie Cole; two nephews Calvin Person Jr. & Theo Blount. Host of great nieces & great nephews. A special cousin Sally Wadsworth and family friend,  DeLois Webb. We are so Blessed and Thankful that Neno was in our lives,
No Viewing Memorial Service Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Delphine. McFarland Freeman says

    Reat well my friend💔 TWP4LIFE

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    Rhonda Douglass says

    RIP My Jr. High and BTW Classmate..God has prepared a place for you..Condolences to the Smith Family..

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    Nadine Rountree says

    Neno was my Brother I’ll miss him he was a great Brother take your rest Neno no more couching at BTW no more running around for every one Love you but God Love you Best ❤ Gone but never will forget ❤

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    Christina smith (the floyd boys mom) says

    Thank you for the years and guidance you gave to my boys as their coach. You made a impact on their lives. I seen you at senior night and you told me how proud you were of them. You will be missed.

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    Min. Carolyn Sanderlin Latham says

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother Neno. May God give your family comfort and peace.

    From Carolyn and Annette Sanderlin and Family. TWP

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    Gregory Allmond says

    RIH Neno
    Condolences to the Family

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    “””BTW FOR LIFE “”:

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    Melvinia Winder says

    To the family of Neno Smith,
    I’m sorry to hear of this news, please know that I’m praying with you and sending my condolences.
    May the Lord God give you all strength and peace at this time.

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    Niece Annette, Betty & Sam Fagan Extended Family 4life says

    RIParadise Uncle Neno, words cannot express my feelings at this time about the lost of losing such a wonderful man. You were so loving, supportive & caring to everyone who encounters you. The love you have outpoured not just to your family, also to your friends, neighbors & community. We love you & going to miss you; however the memories shared through-out the years will forever last in our hearts.

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    Gayle L Bonner says

    Our condolences to the Family Neno will truly be missed R.I.H.

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    Gayle L Bonner says

    As yawl walk through this time of loss just know that God will see you threw it Neno will truly be missed.

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    Diane Spencer-Outlaw says

    Friend and mentor, extended family (Alexander and Rosa Mae Mayfield) class of 1974
    Thank you for being there for others-so many success stories because he was there
    Thank you family for sharing
    Gone from our sight but the memories we hold on to
    Gone from our physical being but always in our hearts

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    Myron D. Parker says

    RIP, I’ll see you on the other side🙏🏼

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    Delphine Elaine Claggion says

    My dear cousin,
    I will miss you. RIP.

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