Lewis Warren Smith

December 31, 1941 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Lewis Smith Obituary

~Reflections of Life~

" To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.": Ecclesiastes 3:1

Time To Be Born

Lewis Warren Smith was born on December 31, in Detroit, Michigan to the union Louis Smith and Marjorie Smith (Martin). Lewis was the third oldest of 13 siblings. Edward, Leonard, Elliot, Suzette, Jacqueline, Theodore and Dana all who preceded him in death.

A Time To Plant

Lewis graduated from Inkster, Michigan in 1960. At the age of 18, Lewis joined the United States Army where he served his country in Germany as an E4 Specialist. After completing his service with the United States Army, Lewis went on to Shaw College to pursue his dream in accounting. Later he maintained his business, "Ebony Accounting Service." Lewis married Rosemary Mingo, and to the union Reginald Richard Smith was born.

A Time To Laugh and A Time To Dance

Lewis, also known as "Detroit Louie" to most was loved by many and had the attributes of a great man. He was a provider, protector, was caring, responsible and dependable. Lewis was very outgoing and enjoyed visiting the casino, (who still owes him). He loved music, social gatherings, traveling, telling jokes and making his family and friends happy. Lewis is truly a special man of God who will be dearly missed by all.

A Time To Die, A Time To Weep, and A Time To Mourn

Lewis Warren Smith "Detroit Louie" departed this life on December 1, 2023.


A Time To Love

Lewis leaves to cherish his memory, his fiancé Marie Odom; Son Reginald Richard Smith of Seattle, WA; Brother Thomas Smith (Brenda) Houston TX; Sisters Lynette Smith of Buckeye, Az, Marjorie Smith (Gene) of Conyers, GA, Valere Scott of Inkster, MI, Karen Smith of Buckeye, AZ, Janis Boone (Solomon) of Calhoun, GA; 12 Grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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December 6, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Family Hour
December 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Celebration of Life
December 7, 2023

10:30 AM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

December 7, 2023

2:00 PM
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Rd
Holly, MI 48442


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