October 9, 1981 - March 13, 2022
It is with deep sorrow that the Smith family announces the death of their beloved son, Mr. Jamie Lee "EJ" Smith, 40, of Hartsville, SC. Mr. Smith passed away peacefully this Sunday, March 13, 2022. The Directors of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home & Crematory are caring for the family. A funeral service to honor his life will be held at 2 o'clock, on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church. The Rev. Wayne Cash and The Rev. Danny Holley will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the Funeral Home. Mr. Smith was born in Hartsville, SC, on October 9, 1981. He was the son of Garvis Cyril Smith, Sr., and Elizabeth Darlene Gainey Smith. Jamie was a doting uncle who proudly referred to his many nieces and nephews as his own kids. Jamie loved professional wrestling and held an extensive DVD collection. His brothers and sister looked up to him growing up and referred to him as their champion because he overcame many challenges and obstacles in his everyday life. Although it may seem we taught Jamie, he actually taught us. At the age of six months, his parents were told he would never walk or talk. Jamie proved everyone wrong and graduated from Hartsville High School in 2003. Jamie did not see prejudices in anyone -- He had a heart of gold and his soul was pure. To know him was to love him. Jamie loved the 80's and loved to talk about, "Back in my days." He enjoyed 80's music, dancing, and impersonating his favorite wrestlers and television characters. He enjoyed going to lunch with his special aunts, but most evenings, he spent time on his deck listening to music with his mom, dad, dog, "Angel," and cat, "Fat Cat." Jamie enjoyed trips to the beach, golfing, and hot fudge Sundaes. He is survived by his brothers, J. R. (Wendy) Smith, Josh (Chelsie) Smith; sister, Jennifer (Chris) Stokes; maternal grandmother, Beatrice Griggs Gainey; nieces, Cassidy Collins, Kirsten Stokes; nephews, Luke Smith, Josh Davis, Austin Davis, Chandler Stokes, Cameron Stokes, Tyson Smith, Brody Smith; special family members, Annette (Calvin) Cagle "Missy & Daddy Bud," Dianne (Sid) Laughter "An-nah & Jessie," Lee (Beth) Cagle "Big Cousin."
It is with deep sorrow that the Smith family announces the death of their beloved son, Mr. Jamie Lee "EJ" Smith, 40, of Hartsville, SC. Mr. Smith passed away peacefully this Sunday, March 13, 2022. The Directors of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral... View Obituary & Service Information
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