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Mr. John Shelmedine Smith

It is with deep sadness that the Smith, Potter, King, and Benson families announce the death of their beloved relative Mr. John Shelmedine Smith of Liberia. The sad event occurred on Sunday, January 22, 2012 in Monrovia at 4:30 PM GMT.

Mr. Smith leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Parthena E. Smith, of Liberia; his siblings, Ms. Jewel Amelia Smith of Detroit, Michigan, USA; Mrs. Catherine Spiller and Mr. Christian L. King (Gertrude) both of Liberia. Another sister, Mrs. A.B. Williamson predeceased him by only 8 days. Two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Frances King and Mrs. Gertrude King of the United States and one brother-in-law, Counselor Joseph E. Williamson of Liberia. His surviving children in the United States include Mr. Samuel L. Smith (Delia); E. Ben Smith, Jr. (Maromini of the UK); Mr. Richmond G. Smith (Drewricha); Mrs. Precious P. Madison (Clarence). His children in Liberia include M. Walter O. Smith (Martha), Ms. Yunietta Smith; Mr. John E. Smith (Sata); Mr. Lionel M. Smith (Maria); Mrs. Gwendolyn T. Cole (Paul); Ms. Jacqueline Smith; Mrs. Ellen M. Innis (Mack); and Mrs. Esther Zuo (Peter Wheyee); forty-one grand children; fifteen great-grand children, several nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives in the United States and Liberia.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake Keeping: At the Smith Residence in Lower Buchanna

Funeral: Thankful Baptist Church, Lower Buchanna, Grand Bassa County, Liberia

Interment: Lower Buchanna Cemetary

Samuel Smith - 313-520-1704 (United States)
E.Ben Smith, Jr. 313-506-6366 (United States)
Precious P. Madison - 313-231-6760 (United States)
Gwendolyn Cole - 231-6552492 (Liberia)
Yunietta Smith - 231-886853723 (Liberia)
Lionel Smith - 231-886570818 (Liberia)