Mr. Ernest David Smith, 77, of Mullins, SC went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday November 12th at MUSC Carolinas in Florence, SC. He was born in Mullins SC to the late Cleve and Rev. Maggie Smith. He was raised in Mullins, S.C. but moved to Jersey City, NJ where he lived for 45 years. While in New Jersey, he met the love of his life, the late Maebelle Smith. They were married for 49 years, and with their union they had three children: Ernest Smith, Sheila Smith, and Tyrone Smith. David also had another son, Marvin Genwright. While living in Jersey City he was employed at Bayonne Box Plant and was later employed at Greenville Hospital for 38 years as a maintenance worker. After his retirement in 2004, they returned to their hometown of Mullins. In Jersey City he was a member of St. John Baptist Church, and also a member of Old Field Missionary Baptist Church in Mullins SC. David had three sisters and four brothers who preceded him in death: Mary Ann Green, Ardgie Mae Ayers, Clara Barnes (Jasper), Dannie McDuffie, Charlie Smith, Carl Smith (Elaine), and Edward Smith. David leaves to cherish his fond memories with his family. One daughter, Sheila Smith of Mullins, SC and three sons: Tyrone Smith of Jersey City, NJ, Ernest J. Smith of Jersey City, NJ, and Marvin Genwright (Lisa) of Mullins. Five granddaughters: Elayna Alexander of New Brunswick, NJ, Jasmine and Joslyn Smith of Mullins SC, N’Jia and Eyanee Smith of Jersey City, NJ. Five grandsons: Tyrone (Kengie) Alexander of Jersey City, NJ, Lynell (Tabitha) Schroeder of South Amboy, NJ, Justin, Xavier, and Josiah of Mullins SC. Four great-granddaughters: Layla, Adrianna, Nyashia, and Isabella all of New Jersey. Two brothers: Lee Chester Smith of Lackey, VA and Cleveland (Marie) Smith of Mullins SC. Two sisters in law: Carolyn Owens of Mullins, SC and Alice Smith of Franklin Park, New Jersey. Three Godsons: Jayme Casseus, Thomas Gaffney, and James Pompey. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends
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