January 27, 1995 - March 8, 2022
Eric Robert Smith was born on January 27, 1995, in Richmond, VA to Erica Jones and Otis Smith Jr. Eric entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the age of 26 and was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harvey Watkins, paternal grandmother, Carole Smith Watkins, and maternal grandfather, Larry Sylvester. Eric graduated from Henrico High School despite experiencing severe seizers from birth. In recent years he worked with his sister, April, and loved working on cars. He refused to let his disability define him and was assured by his loving family to make sure he felt like the complete independent man he had become. This Gentle Giant affectionately called Cheese was loving, helpful, and very caring and would give his last, including a sandwich he would have almost completed. He was amazingly funny and free-spirited and made a dull moment a funny one. Eric loved to just have a great time with the people he loved and do things like gaming including playing Mario Kart with his only niece, Winter. He also enjoyed swimming, traveling, drawing/ coloring, doing yard work, listening to mu sic and producing musical beats and watching scary movies. Eric was a diehard Cowboys fan and was quiet and outgoing all at the same time. He had a special relationship with all of his cousins and he and his nephew, Jayson were inseparable. Eric Robert Smith leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Erica C Jones; father, Otis Smith Jr.; sisters, Daphne I. A . Moore (Jessie), Nicole T. Jones -Shenjobi (Kayode), Zakiya T. Taylor, Sherri Ross, Rena Person; maternal grandmother, Daphne Sylvester; paternal grandfather, Otis Smith Sr.; aunts, Dawn Cunningham, Dr. Jackie McDonnough (Kaestner); Astrid Jones; Alison Agustin, Rachel Diane Osborne (Leon), Vanessa Smith and Brenda Smith; uncles Lawrence Sylvester (Debbie), Bobby Smith, Casey Smith, Maurice Smith; niece, Winter N.C. Moore; nephew, Adonis Moore; brothers/nephews Deon T. Jones, Johnny M. Silver, Jayson T. Mason, Jesshon Moore; cousin/brother, Akil E. Diggs; cousins, Steven McDonnough, Gabriel McDonnough, Richard Osborne, Brandon Osborne, Brandon Cunningham, Micheal Cunningham, Tanisha Jones, Chanice Jones, Courtney Jone, Tyler Jones, Dwayne Osborne, Rochelle Osborne, Kyle Sylvester, Kelly Vernon, Brittney Smith, M.J. Smith, Nikki Smith, Whitney Hunter: Beloved Pets: Summer, Bruno, and Chase; a host of other relatives and friends.
Eric Robert Smith was born on January 27, 1995, in Richmond, VA to Erica Jones and Otis Smith Jr. Eric entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the age of 26 and was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harvey Watkins,... View Obituary & Service Information
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