Joseph Smith, Jr., the youngest of eight children was born March 28, 1965 to the late Annie B. and Joseph Smith, Sr. Joe and Pimp Roy, as he was affectionately called, pased away September 28, 2021.
Joe was educated in Northampton County and was a member of the class of 1984. He was employed by Higgerson and Buchanan, Bayshore Concrete, and Watson Hardware. He also had his own mobile car detail business.
Joseph loved fashion. Whether it was a weekday or a Sunday morning, Joe looked as if he stepped right out of GQ Magazine. When the pandemic hit he had a mask that would match whatever color he was wearing.
Joe loved his family and he made sure they knew it. He would do whatever he could to help. You would often find him at family events joking, laughing, and especially dancing. Although he had no children of his own, he played a very important role in the lives of his nieces and nephews.
Joseph fought cancer like a mighty warrior with grace, faith and dignity. Cancer did not win. God’s will was fulfilled.
“And now the prize awaits me, the crown of righteousness.” II Timothy 4:5
He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Lyons and niece Jordin. Joe leaves to cherish his precious memories: two brothers, Ivory (Leicia) of Great Britain, Eric (Gwen) of Hampton, Virginia; four sisters, Joann (Freddie) of North Carolina, Brenda (Dean) of Florida, Linda of Eastville, Virginia, and Cathy of North Carolina; first cousins who were like siblings; special friends, John, Jeffery, Ms. Linda, and the Heritage Acres crew; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.