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Robert "Pete" Smith

October 24, 1949 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 71)

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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.

 Service Information

July 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McFarland Funeral Companies
1901 Burg Jones Lane
Monroe, LA 71202

Funeral Service
July 17, 2021

11:00 PM
Greater Flowery Mount Baptist Church
1600 Wood Street
Monroe, LA 71201

July 19, 2021

NELA Veteran Cemetery
2412 US-425
Rayville, LA 71269

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