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Mr.  Stephen Smith

Obituary for Mr. Stephen Smith

October 13, 1960 - February 5, 2021
| Age 60

Obituary

Stephen Smith, of Philadelphia, passed away on February 5th 2021 at the age of 60. Stephen was the loving son of Rev. William Shipes Smith and Oressa Smith (nee Alexander), and the father to Stephen Anthony Alexander Smith. Stephen was the caring brother of William Hill (Willie Mae), Alice Anderson, David Hill (Lauretta), Gwendolyn Smith, Vanessa Smith-Doughty (Ander), Geraldine Smith, and Jerome Smith, and is preceded in death by his siblings; James, Betty, Brenda, Lee, and William Smith. Stephen will also be greatly missed by his longtime companion Nicole Smith, Goddaughter Lehy Lawrence, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Stephen was a proud veteran of the United States Army and alumni of St. Vincent College where he receives his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. After serving in the military, Stephen returned to his home in Philadelphia to serve the city he grew up in. He went on to become a social worker with Philadelphia Human Services, where he helped countless families over more than a decade. Stephen also spent countless hours over the years mentoring the youth of his family and community. He did everything he could to make sure the young men around him did not turn into "Knuckleheads."

Stephen will also be remembered for his many artistic and creative talents. He greatly enjoyed painting portraits of famous 1970's basketball players, wrote short stories and screen plays, and even held a short acting role on the TV show The Hack.

Private family services will be held for Stephen. Relatives and friends are invited to reach out to the Smith family to offer condolences and memories of Stephen.

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6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
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