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William  Smith, Jr.

William Arthur Smith, Jr.

Tuesday, November 15th, 1960 - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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The management and staff of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home extend its sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. William Arthur Smith, Jr., 59, of Mitchellville, Maryland, formerly of Goldsboro, NC.

William Arthur Smith, Jr, fondly known as “Bill” or WAS-II, answered God’s call and transitioned peacefully into eternal rest Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at his home.

William, born November 15, 1960, was the youngest child of William A. Smith, Sr and Eva Mitnaul Smith, both of whom predeceased him. He graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1979. During his high school years, he met the love of his life, Wanda Coley. They later married and have enjoyed many years of travel around the world, attending major sporting events, and support of the performing arts.

William accomplished many goals during his life’s journey. He had a passion to strive for higher heights while selflessly giving of himself to many causes and organizations. He graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Science. He honorably served 24 years in the United States Army and received numerous awards, medals, and accolades while serving his country.

Loving you and cherishing your memory until we meet again: a loving and devoted wife and soulmate, Wanda Coley-Smith; daughters, Adrienne of Westlake Village, CA and Autumn of Largo, MD; grandchildren, Chase of Westlake Village, CA and Ava of Largo, MD; mother-in-law, Earnestine M. Coley of Goldsboro, NC; brother, Bishop Allan Smith of Goldsboro, NC; sister, Pearlniece (Thomas) Rhodes of Goldsboro, NC; brothers-in-law, Billy (Patricia) Mickens of Upper Marlboro, MD, Larry (Teri) Mickens of Clinton, MD; sister-in-law, Terri (Coleman) Dessaso of Newport News, VA; god-sister, Rhonda Gregory of Goldsboro, NC; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, other relatives, Goldsboro High School Classmates of 1979, and friends all over the world.

Services of Love & Compassionate Care have been entrusted to Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Goldsboro Dillard Alumni Building
    801 Poplar St
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Goldsboro Dillard Alumni Building
    801 Poplar St
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Interment

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 1:00pm
    Arlington National Cemetery
    1 Memorial Ave.
    ARLINGTON, VA 22211
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    Limited to 10 Persons including the funeral staff.


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Angela Reid

Posted at 01:56am
Sending my prayers and thoughts to my cousin Wanda. From the Reid and Greene and Mickens families.

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Posted at 10:11am
Uncle Bill we love and miss will forever be in our hearts. Love Andre, Reneshia, Arianna, Aeson
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Vivian Terry

Posted at 09:36am
My sincere sympathy, Wanda and Family. May you find strength in the Lord during your loss. Thinking of you always.
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Chuck Rice

Posted at 11:38pm
Wanda and family,
I'm so sorry about Bill's sudden passing. My sincere sympathies and prayers for comfort go to you and your family for this great loss.
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Chuck Rice

Posted at 10:43pm
Wanda and Family, I'm so sorry for Bill's passing and your loss. My prayers are with you all in your grief. Sincerely, Chuck Rice
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