Robert "Pete" SmithOctober 24, 1949 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 71)
Robert “Pete” Smith was born on October 24, 1949, to the late Emily Smith and John D. Holland in Monroe, Louisiana.
Pete graduated from Carroll High School in 1967. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army.
He was a member of the Saint Timothy Baptist Church in his early childhood years under the leadership of Pastor FJ Jackson.
Preceding Pete in death is his son, Malacra O’Yah Smith (Nakita); and his siblings, Samuel McClain, JoAnn Galbert (Archie), Leanna Johnson (Joe), and Roosevelt Pine.
He is survived by his children, Darongel Smith, Zayereon Smith, Yushelia Smith-Reed (Charles), Quateadra Smith, and Latronia Moore (Sam); three brothers, Alford Cherry (Cathy), Robert Cherry, Jr. (Patricia), and Ernest Cherry, all of Monroe, Louisiana; six sisters, Rowena Cherry, Margaret Cherry, Rosie Eldrige (LC), Shirley Ross (Andre), Seretha Berry (Darryl), all of Monroe, Louisiana; and Senttenia Miller of Chicago, Illinois; and a very special friend, Shirley Coleman.