We celebrate the life of our beloved brother in Christ, Charles Anthony Smith, affectionately known as Rocky. Born August 13, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Charles departed this earthly life and gained his eternal wings on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Slidell, LA at the age of 58. He was the loving husband of Shirlond August-Smith; the son of the late Theophus and Martha Pugh; the adopted son of the late Earl Charles and Rebecca Florinard Smith; the son-in-law of Shirley, and the late, Charles Flavin August; the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Turner and the late Anson and Mamie Booth; the father of Kyron Smith and Darveltra Blakes; step-father of Kerry West IV; brother of Nathaniel Stevenson, Jr., Thaddeus Stevenson (Yvette), and Lorna Stevenson; brother-in-law of Timika August; uncle of Ashley and Jahara Stevenson and Carlie and Caitlin Thompson. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.
- Relatives and friends of the family, Bishop Darryl S. Brister, Associate Pastors and members of Beacon Light International Ministries, New Home Ministries, Priests and Parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, employees of Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and the U.S. Department of Labor are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 1:00PM at Beacon Light Church, 1937 Mirabeau Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
- Visitation will be held from 12:00PM until the hour of service.
- Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1751 Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.