Bani Sy "Black" Smith

SUNSET: AUGUST 12, 2007 AT 10 P.M.

Bani Sy "Black" Smith of Duluth, Georgia was shot and killed at his home on Old Norcross Road, Duluth, Georgia on August 12, 2007 at 10 P.M. He was 26 years old.

Born in Newark, New Jersey on November 11, 1980, Bani is the only son of Francis Smith and Juliana (Blamo) Smith. He's the brother of Agatha Kalay, Frances Smith White, Florence Smith Irons, and Juliana "Kookie" Smith.

He is survived by his one-year-old son, Nazir Shyne Smith.

In addition to his son, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Francis Smith, his siblings Agatha Kalay, Frances Smith White, Florence Smith Irons, and Juliana "Kookie" Smith, his fiancée, several aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, the Nagbe, and Smith families, and a host of friends and love ones also survive him .

Friends and Family are invited to a visitation/Viewing on Friday August 24th, 2007 at 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wake keeping 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 24th Gregory Levitt & Son Funeral Home 914 Scenic Highway Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045 (770) 338-5558

FUNERAL SERVICE AND REPASS 11:00 am, Saturday, August 25th Salem Missionary Baptist Church Salem Missionary Baptist Church (Heritage Hall) 4900 Church Street (off Killian Hill Road and Lawrenceville Hwy) Lilburn, Georgia

ALL tributes will be made at the wake. Friends and sympathizers wishing to pay tributes may do so by contacting Frances Smith White 770-256-5595 or The family request that in lieu of florist, contributions should be made to the Trust Fund of Bani's one year old son: Nazir S. Smith Bank of America A/C #334008809568 688 Clairidge Elm Trail Lawrenceville, GA 30045


  • Francis & Juliana (Blamo) Smith: 770-771-1227
  • Agatha Nanu Kalay: 770-736-9711
  • Frances Smith White: 770-256-5595
  • Florence Smith Irons: 404-519-5215
  • Cynthia Totimeh: 678-849-1935
  • Barbara Dean: 678-471-7753
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