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Fred Smith, Jr.

May 4, 1995 — August 23, 2023

Portsmouth

Fred Smith, Jr., a beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away on August 23, 2023, at the age of 28. Born on May 4, 1995, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Fred brought joy and warmth to the lives of those around him. His untimely departure has left a void that can never be filled.

In his short but impactful life, Fred touched the hearts of many with his kind and compassionate nature. His radiant smile and infectious laughter could light up any room. Fred had an uncanny ability to bring people together and create lasting bonds of friendship.

Fred's family was an essential part of his life. He cherished every moment spent with them and loved them dearly. Sadly, Fred was preceded in death by his loving mother Karen Newton, grandmother Brenda Newton, and grandfather Fred Smith. The loss of these cherished family members has deeply impacted everyone who knew him.

Fred is survived by his father, Fred Smith Sr., who provided him with love and guidance throughout his journey in life. He also leaves behind his adoring grandmother Yvonne Smith, who always supported him unconditionally. In addition to immediate family members, Fred is remembered fondly by his siblings: DeSean Newton, Tiana Newton, Phillip Martin, Aislinn Martin, Kaylah Newton, and Jaylon Jones.

During this difficult time of grieving and remembrance, it is essential to acknowledge those whom Fred considered as extended family and close friends. He leaves behind a network of loving aunts, uncles, nephews, niece, cousins, friends, and loved ones whose lives he enriched with his genuine kindness and unwavering loyalty.

Fred's spirit will forever reside in our hearts, reminding us to be compassionate towards others and to cherish the precious moments we share with our loved ones. His legacy of love and friendship will continue to inspire and guide us throughout our lives.

While we mourn Fred's passing, let us also celebrate the beautiful person he was. With his tender heart and infectious laughter, Fred brought so much joy into this world. Though he may no longer be physically present, his memory will live on, never to be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation in Fred's honor to a local charity or organization dedicated to supporting mental health initiatives. By doing so, we can honor his memory by continuing the compassionate work that was so dear to his heart.

Fred Smith, Jr.'s departure from us is immeasurable sorrow; however, the impact he made during his time with us is immeasurable as well. Let us remember him as someone who lived life to its fullest and encouraged everyone around him to do the same. May he find eternal peace in the embrace of our creator.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bethel Worship Center Church International, Inc.

3697 Pepperwood Pl, Portsmouth, VA 23703

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

1:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bethel Worship Center Church International, Inc.

3697 Pepperwood Pl, Portsmouth, VA 23703

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