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Timothy Smith


Sunrise: June 26, 1956

Sunset: April 5, 2021

Timothy Smith, affectionately known as “Tim”, was born on June 26, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He passed away in his home on April 5, 2021 from congestive heart failure. He was the son and fourth child born to the late Elder Abraham and Ruth Smith. He was raised in a loving Christian home.

Tim attended Portsmouth Public Schools where he received his formal education and graduated from S. H. Clarke Academy.
As a very young man, Tim took pride in his work and paved his own way. He had a multitalented work career which included
working as a welder, armored truck driver, licensed real estate entrepreneur and custodian. Tim was a devoted and hard worker like his father, and these strong values served him well. He received many accolades from his employers for his timeliness, dependability, and strong work ethic. He was known for being a strong, proud and good man who was self-suffificient with a quiet and observant disposition. He had a subtle smile that was memorable. He enjoyed exercising, eating healthy, and taking care of his body. He had a positive attitude and always encouraged others not to quit or give up. Tim had a competitive spirit and enjoyed playing tennis, checkers, and chess. He was a gifted artist and painter who created elaborate sketches, paintings, and wall murals. He cherished the holidays and spending time with his family. Tim will be fondly remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, and sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents Elder Abraham and Ruth Smith, and sister, Sarah Mitchell. He leaves to cherish his memory his eight remaining siblings, Abraham Smith, Portsmouth, VA; Lillie Smith-Heath, Virginia Beach, VA; Miriam Suyon Newton (Lee), Chesapeake, VA; Cathy Smith-Thornton, Portsmouth VA; Barbara Wiggins (Milton), Virginia Beach, VA; Mary Gathua, Portsmouth, VA; Marsha Moone (Darryl), Gainesville, VA; Isaac Smith (Valerie), Alexandria, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, April 19, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    MySherr'ee Smith-Dixon says

    I always know my uncle was a quiet person, but he loved to taled to us. I told him after the fact that i was getti g ready to move, i was gonna 📞 call him or ✍ write to him to see how he wass, & krep in contacr with him. I didnt know he died april 05, 2021. Im so safden by this, but my cousin on my dad side had made mention of it.

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    Tyrone and Sheila Shepard says

    Condolences From Tyrone and Sheila Shepard family we are so sorry for your loss. We worked with and known Tim for over 10 years he was a decent person. He was quiet when he wanted to be and talked when he wanted to talk. He was a man that liked to take his time at life and he will be missed.

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      MySherr'ee Dixon says

      Thank-you Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Shepard for those kind word’s. Yes he was quiet @ time & a decent person

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    Isaac Smith says

    Dear Family,
    Sending my condolences because while I’m grieving understand many others of Tim’s family, friends and acquaintances are also seeking comfort. We all grieve differently but we can all unify in the agape Love- Language (body, sign and mostly “action”) which is often louder than words. Tim and I shared dreams, laughs and discussion about life. As my big brother, I loved the wise way he was able to discern the heart of the matter. We don’t know how much time we have in these earthly bodies so let us live each day with a heart of love-in-action as Tim displayed daily.
    Grateful,
    Isaac

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