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Uric Smith Jr. Dies at 38

Uric Smith Jr.

Uric Smith Jr., also known as “Jun Jun,” died on May 18. He was 38 years old.

He leaves to mourn: his daughters Latika Smith and U’Nika Smith; son, Uric Smith III; significant other, Leah Petersen; Leah’s daughter, Azaria Lyons;  mother, Marina Diaz; father, Uric Smith Sr.; stepfather, Everton Ralph;  sisters: Urika Smith-Lenhardt, Eboni Ralph, Sherina Turbe Smith and Keshawna Smith; brothers: Dwayne Smith and Dwight Smith, brother-in-law, Lee Lenhardt; grandmother, Eleanor Blackman; grandfathers: Uele Smith Sr. and Maximo Diaz; and godmothers: Joyce Faulkner, Lisa George and Marva Venzen.

He is also survived by aunts: Gloria Diaz, Selina Diaz, Cecelia Diaz, Brenda Venzen, Barbara Venzen, Ureen Smith-Fahie, Phyllis “Kimmy” Blackman Green, Celeste “Shelly” Blackman, Tethler “Alicia” Blackman-Mills, Nicole Blackman-Edwards, Annette Smith and Charmaine Smith; uncles: Uele “Butchie” Smith Jr., Vern Smith, Uland Smith, Cleve Smith, Chad Smith, Mark “Marcus” Clark and Hugh “Mickey” Blackman Jr.; as well as many other loving and caring relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will take place at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m., June 13, at The Lutheran Church of the Reformation in TuTu.

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The family requests that attendees wear shades of red along with a mask upon entry to the church.

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