SMITH, Rev. Stephen E.  -

SMITH, Rev. Stephen E.
SMITH, Rev. Stephen E. was born on May 29, 1956 to Anna and Paul Smith in Dayton, Ohio. They preceded him in death as do brothers Kevin and Jerry Smith, all grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rosa, two children, Stephen II (Ashley), Savannah and grandbaby Royaltee; sisters Dianne Young (David), Alicia and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Stephen accepted Christ and was baptized as a child. He answered his call to the ministry of Jesus Christ over 20 years ago. He has truly been a good and faithful servant. He founded and pastored God’s House, a nondenominational church here in Dayton, Ohio.
He was a graduate of the local school system and Youngstown State University where he majored in Health and Physical Education and played football. He has coached and mentored numerous young people over the years. Stephen was a faithful “bro” of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in his collegiate days and enjoyed the fun days of that era.
He enjoyed serving in the neighborhood association. He maintained a lovely yard of his own and helped with surrounding yards.
Stephen often said “For Christ I’ll live and for Christ I’ll die!” Rev. Stephen E. Smith succeeded in doing just that! We are thankful.
Funeral services 11 A.M., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at True Vine MBC, 32 Malden Ave. Pastor Jeffrey Vance officiating. The family will receive friends 10-11 A.M. Interment West Memory Gardens.
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