Johnny H. Smith

December 27, 1938 - January 2, 2020

Birthplace & Residence

Birthplace:
Monroe, Louisiana
Resided In:
Baltimore, Maryland

Viewing

Location:
Wylie Funeral Home (Baltimore County)
Date:
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time:
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Huber Memorial Church
Date:
Monday, January 13, 2020
Wake Time:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
10:30 AM

Cemetery

Location:
Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
Date:
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time:
11:30 AM
Posted by:
Langston Riding
Posted on:
January 13, 2020
Granddaddy-

I don’t think it’s truly hit me that I won’t be able to call you anymore. Or that you won’t pick me up after school to go eat. You mean more to me than you ever had the chance to know. I love you more than I can wrap my head around. Niles and I promise to value education. We promise to care care of your baby girl like you did. I won’t ever say goodbye, so see ya later old man.

Your newest “kid”
Langston
Posted by:
Laverne Hughes McMillon
Posted on:
January 12, 2020
Johnny I will always remember how kind and generous you were to my mom Evelyn Hughes. You will be missed. My prayers go out to your family..
Posted by:
Mercedes Harrington
Posted on:
January 12, 2020
I will miss my Uncle Johnny dearly. He was one the best men I know. He’s always been there for me and my family and his loving and kind spirit will be missed greatly. I celebrate with his family in his transition to eternal life and peace.
Posted by:
Betty Crawford
Posted on:
January 11, 2020
Johnny,

I am so humbled and grateful to our Heavenly Father that He chose us to be siblings. I believe that God desired the very best for me when He designated you to help navigate me through life. Johnny, I want you to know that you fulfilled this role in an exemplary fashion. You represented an awesome blend of “Madear’s” kind, gentle, giving spirit and “Deddy’s” comittment to excellence, work ethics and love for a “little libation”.

As children, I have fond memories of your love for biscuits and syrup, homemade fruit preserves, dumplings and cobblers. I remember helping you to roll your newspapers for delivery and always having each other’s back. You were such an excellent role model that I followed you to Southern University. You never said no when I asked for money for spending, sorority-related expenses or money to get a sweater out of layaway. After undergraduate school, you became my protector, confidant and a beacon of light that kept me on the straight and narrow path when I began my professional career in Chicago and you were serving in the U.S. Army.

When I married and had children, you became the best brother-in-law and uncle that anyone could have desired. Your tutelage, guidance and support to our family left an indelible mark on our lives.

Now that we have come to an earthly parting, I want you to know that I thank God for you and that I will always love, admire and cherish you for the many lives you have touched. You will always be my “hero” and the “wind beneath my wings”. You will forever live in my heart until we are reunited.

Your sister,

Betty Smith Crawford
Posted by:
Richard L. \"Rickey \" Woods
Posted on:
January 11, 2020
To my Aunt Mamie and Cousin Terry, I will aalways remember my stay with Uncle Johnny during my time at Morgan.

I also laughed at him and Uncle Sylvester when they would be saying funny things to each other.
Those memories will never leave me.

Our prayers from Rickey, Tina, Arthur, the sons and daughter in law of his sister Sadie Woods.
Posted by:
Dave Watts
Posted on:
January 11, 2020
I am so sorry to learn that Johnny is gone. I want to extend my sympathies to his wife, Mamie, his daughter, Terri and his family and friends. I good man has transitioned and he now belongs to the ages.
Posted by:
Terri Smyth-Riding
Posted on:
January 10, 2020
Doddy-

I was always your angel and now you're mine...

I promise to raise your grandchildren to be the thoughtful and generous humans you'd want them to be. They will prioritize their education and they will be revered for decades in their respective professions as you were. They will forever know, feel, and appreciate your love and commitment to them, Doddy.

Please continue to nag me in the early mornings with notices of product recalls and other things potentially hazardous to me and the kids ...and if you could send me the recipe to your ribs in a dream, that'd be real cool - you promised, Old Man.

"He spake well who said graves were the footprints of angels." I won't have your ashes to bury with a growing tree, but I'm Johnny Smith's child, Baby...you know I'll find a way to have you forever watching over me, Niles, and Langston.

Forever your "Kid"
-Terri
Posted by:
DONNA REDMOND
Posted on:
January 8, 2020
Dear Old Friend Uncle Johnny,
Friend to all, champion of the underdog, man of integrity. You are loved and will be sorely missed. You got your wings continue to fly high my friend.
Love,
Donna & Family
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Wylie Funeral Home (Baltimore County)
9200 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133
410-655-9200

Funeral

Huber Memorial Church
5701 York Road
Baltimore, MD

Cemetery

Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
11501 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117