Mr. E’Tein Dartarian Jo’Void Smith- a native and resident of Mobile, Alabama, transitioned into eternity on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He now rests with the love ones preceded him in death: paternal grandparents Vel and Mamie Smith, Jr.; maternal grandparents Abe Finch and Vera Alexander Hayes; uncles Herbert Lee Finch and LaVel Smith; aunts Edna Mae Smith Ellis and Geraldine Smith Coleman.
E’Tein attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran School where he was Salutatorian of his class. Later, attending Ben Cato Rain High School, he served as captain of the football team and was a member of the graduating class of 1998. He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He later united with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where served faithfully until his death.
E’Tein was a very humble person who loved to smile. He was always there if you needed him and always had encouraging words. He was an entrepreneur. Being aggressive and ambitious as he was, he founded and operated “Over Da Top” Repair and Remodeling. He collaborated with the Father/Daughter Day hosted at Bienville Square, the Fry Park Event celebrating Mother’s Day and Graduates for his childhood neighborhood, the “I am my brother’s keeper” feed the homeless lunch at Lyons Park during Christmas and a host of other community affiliations. He was an outstanding mentor for family members and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife: Ashley Covey Smith; devoted children: son; E’Tein Smith, Jr; daughters: E’telonne, Jayla, Ashlynn, and Tambria; devoted and caring parents: Joseph and Bobbie Finch Smith; dedicated sisters: LeBrasha (Demetrius) Mickles of Fort Worth, Texas and Kenyarda Drake of Mobile, Alabama; uncles: LaVoid (Hattie) Smith, Vincent (Patricia) Smith, Jerome (Harriett) Smith of Mobile, Alabama and Lionel (Edith) Smith of San Diego, California; aunts: JoAnn Smith Berry of West Palm Beach, Florida, Gwendolyn Smith, Annette Smith, Linda (Ernest) Little, Evelyn Mose, Emily (Cornelius) Coleman, Velma McCall, Vanessa Finch all of Mobile, Alabama and Tammy Edwards of Selma, Alabama; nephews: Parrish Dixon-Smith, Keyon Drake, Demetrius Mickles, II, Demarius Franklin, Daniel Franklin, Jr., Damien Franklin, Dantarius Franklin, Denzel Franklin, Jarris Williams, and Deshune Williams; nieces: Khiya Drake and Mariah Williams. Godparents: Augustus and Alfreda Womack, Godsisters: Angela Patrice Creary and Tiffany Hardin. Devoted friends; Timothy Hardin, DeMarco Holt, Ernest Battles, Darryl Hardin, Grady Mason, Richard Stiverson, DaKendrick Ross, a host of devoted cousins, other relatives and friends.
His remains will lie in state 1-8pm Friday, May 18, 2018 at Small’s Mortuary, Mobile. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9am until the 11am funeral hour at New Shiloh MB Church, Mobile, AL. Interment will follow in the Lawn Haven Cemetery, Theodore, Alabama
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