Kevin Smith

Obituary of Kevin Pierre Smith

Mr. Kevin Smith departed this earthly life on Monday, June 21, 2021. Kevin was born in Brooklyn, New York at Cumberland Hospital on July 8, 1966, to the late Adrien Jay Smith and Lavarnia Rosa Lee James. He graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1985.


Kevin was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Bligen in South Carolina on December 31, 2002. From this union, five sons and one daughter were born. The family lived in Hopkins, SC where Kevin worked for the Courier Service for many years.


Kevin loved sports to especially basketball. He received a basketball scholarship to Emmanuel College and Columbia Jr. College. He also loved fishing, Duke Blue Devils, Pittsburg Steelers, and the Los Angeles Lakers.


Kevin did not have a specific denomination, but he had a true faith in God. He was always searching for answers, reading the Bible, and attending Jehovah Witness Zoom meetings with his wife.


Kevin was proceeded in death by his father, Adrien Jay Smith and twin sons Kevin and Devin Smith.


Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 19 years, Beverly Ann Bligen-Smith; three sons, Tyler David Smith, Tayler Pierre Smith, and Tadrien Khalid Smith; one daughter, Tiah Gabrielle Smith; two granddaughters, Elloree Blige Smith, and Lilah Ann Brown; his mother, Lavarnia Forsh; two brothers, Ronald Forsh (Margaret), David Forsh (Catherin); one sister, Krystal Dotson (Thadius); three devoted brother-in-laws, Benjamin Bligen (Monica), Robert Bligen, Kevin Bligen (Cheron); one sister-in-law, Michelle Bligen-Cox (Charles); two loving aunts, Sharon Anderson and Debra Parker; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

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Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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