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1940 Samuel 2022

Samuel Smith

February 26, 1940 — February 24, 2022

Wadmalaw Island

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me".

Pasley's Mortuary announces the passing of Samuel "Suntan" Smith, 82, of Wadmalaw Island, SC a longshoremen and husband of Catherine White who answered the Summons of our heavenly father to retire from the labors here on earth to his rewards in heaven on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

The relatives and friends of Mr. Samuel “Suntan” Smith will celebrate his life on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM in New St. James Bethel AME Cemetery, 5305 Maybank Hwy., Wadmalaw Island, SC. Visitation will be held at the mortuary from 4-7PM Wednesday.

Mr. Smith leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mrs. Catherine Smith; children, Davis River, Peggy G. Dockens, Elaine Gorham, Debra Memminger (Vernon), Micheal Smith, Kenneth Smith, Janice Smith, Sandra S. Hunt, Wilbur White (Sherrell), Gregory White (Nichole) and Eugene White (Tamara); siblings, Apostle Richard Brown (Terry), Rev. Cleveland Brown and Earl Brown (Lacritia). A host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

Due to COVID-19 Mask is required at all services.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

New St. James Bethel AME Church

5305 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

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