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Mr. Lonnie Smith Jr.
April 20, 2000 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 23) 23 Years Old
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Lonnie Wydell Smith Jr., the son of Angela L. Smith-Ames and Lonnie W. Smith Sr., was born April 20, 2000. He attended his kindergarten school year in Philadelphia. In 2007, Lonnie moved to Virginia with his mother where he continued his education in Northampton County Public Schools and eventually home-schooled. Lonnie was able to graduate from Northampton County High School a year early in 2017 with a full diploma. He went on to attend Eastern Shore Community College working on his studies towards one day becoming a Forensic Scientist.
Through Lonnie’s childhood, he spent a lot of time
reading and playing video games. He self educated himself
about everything; any question you asked him from the past
to the future, he had an educated answer for you. He considered himself a nerd and most considered him wise beyond his years. Lonnie loved playing guitar so much. He studied how to play for a few years, how to read the music, saved up his money, bought his guitars and equipment and wrote songs. He was recruited into the Cyclists And Recumbents of Eastern Shore known as CARES in 2008 by his Papa Lars. He was passionate about these things because it was what was in his heart.
His second love was photography. He and his Papa Lars would go on expeditions every week. Visiting different states, capturing nature's beauty, meeting people and spreading love with their photos. People were quite taken when they met him. Lonnie was quick with a handshake, smile, and long loving hugs. He made an impression on everyone everywhere. If you ever met him, he was sunshine for your day. He had recently found a passion for painting and baking. His baking was sweet treats to help people that couldn't have sugar or wanted to lose weight. His paintings are now statement pieces. Lonnie's whole life was spent helping and serving others. Lonnie was loyal, loving, respectful, honest, an epitome of what a friend should be. Lonnie held a job at Heritage Hall in Nassawadox and then at Oyster Farm Eatery in Cape Charles VA.
Lonnie has left to cherish his memories: mother-Angela Smith-Ames; stepfather-Eric Ames; adopted father-Lars Mulford; father Lonnie Smith, Sr. of PA; grandmother-Mary Trower; grandfather-James Trower; sister Quintara Smith; brother-Nate
Werner of PA; nieces-Trinity Kellam and Journie Bunting; aunts-Crystal Christian and Courtney Smith; great aunts-Diane Williams, Judy Dixon (Micheal), Mary Hines (Mike); great uncle-Henry Picott (Evelyn); close cousins, Demesha, Tyrene, and Kayron; three sisters of Philadelphia, a host of cousins, other relatives, and his special friends that he considered more than friends.