COLUMBUS — Maurice Smith Sr., 93, died July 10, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon-6 p.m. today at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith was born April 27, 1926, to the late Essex and Mariah L. Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a Military Policeman and Marksman during World War II. He was formerly employed with American Bosch and a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Scebelle Jenkins; infant daughter, Constance; and sister, Marie. He is survived by his daughter, Jeanette Sturdivant; sons, Maurice Smith Jr. and David A. Smith; foster daughter, Diane Bonner; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on July 19, 2019
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