Rodric Lamorio Smith

Passed 09/12/2023

Obituary For Rodric Lamorio Smith

Rodric Lamorio Smith, the son of Janie Long Smith and the late Eugene Smith was born May 27, 1976, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He departed this life on September 12, 2023.

He was educated in the Greensboro City School Systems where he was an outstanding baseball, football, and basketball player as well as a track and field athlete.

Rodric was a dedicated long distance truck driver for U.S. Xpress based out of Chattanooga, TN. He was a man of few words, but he was one of a kind. He enjoyed shopping, especially for jerseys and shoes.

Rodric was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ruth Daye Long, maternal grandparents, John Houston “Sim” Long and Katie Bryant Long, paternal grandmother, Willie Mae Smith and paternal grandfather, Henry Smith, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Keshawn C. Smith; a loving mother, Janie Long Smith; one sister, Rochelle McCoy Harper; two nieces, Jayla Harper and Jasmyn Harper; four aunts, Donna Kaye Torian, Shelia Long Fuller (Donnie), Emma Thompson Long, and Helen Long, three uncles, Henry Smith, Jr. (Ruby), Dennis Bryant (Delsie), Derrick Long (Darlene) and a host of cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 12pm Believers Missionary Baptist Church 235 Ward Road Greensboro, NC. Visitation 11:30am.

Guest Book

Janie Smith and family, may God comfort you during this difficult time. We are praying for you and your family. I will truly miss Roderick. The Sellers and Cheek family.

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Dear Janie and Family, We want to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. We're truly sorry. You have our prayers and thoughts. The Lord will see you all through this time with His loving arms of comfort and strength around you. And He will help you realize that your memories are a precious source of healing and comfort. Love Shirley Spencer and Family

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Janie L. Smith & Family We know words sometimes mean so little after suffering an unexpected loss. Your son's generosity, kindness, and soul created many meaningful and lasting sweet memories. As a godfearing young man, Rodric was loved and admired. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Deepest Sympathy Cynthia G. Farrington Dudley Class 62 Benevolence Chairperson

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To Sister Janie and family. My prayers of God's love and peace will continue to comfort you all during your time of sadness. May the memories of your loved one bring rays of sunshine to your hearts to help you through this difficult time. Rest in Heavenly Peace Mr. Smith. Love, Sister Bettie Moore

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my thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family doing this sad time. May God continue to comfort you. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" the good news, God will never abandon us during our time of grief. with Love, sister Queen Bennett.

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

- Perry J. Brown Funeral Home | Greensboro, NC