SANFORD L. SMITH

Died: Wed., Mar. 25, 2020


Interment following funeral service

Mon., Apr. 06, 2020
Location: Floral Park


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 06, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


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Sanford Lane Smith, 76, died peacefully on Wednesday March 25, 2020.

 

Sanford was born September 9, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the youngest of eight born to Curvin and Cordelia Smith. He grew up in large, loving Christian family in Indianapolis, and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School.

 

Sanford was a member of Church of Christ Holiness, which was founded by his grandfather, Rev. Fredrick E. Williams. He gave his life early to Christ and was active in the church from early childhood. He served faithfully on the Trustee Board, as an Usher, and he drove the church bus.

 

Sanford was drafted to serve in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his country and earning an Honorable Discharge, he began a career with The Chrysler Corporation. He worked for years as a skilled machinist before his retirement, and he was a member of the United Auto Workers’ Union.

 

Sanford is the last surviving sibling of the Smith family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curvin and Cordelia Smith; sisters, Doris Jones and Theresa Guise, and brothers, Curtis Smith, Fredrick Smith, Demetrius “Dee” Smith, Radford Smith and Narvel “Mickey” Smith.

 

He has a host of three generations of nieces and nephews, a host of  cousins, and many longtime friends who will miss his earthly presence.

 

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Joseph C. Phillips
   Posted Sun April 05, 2020
April 4, 2020

To the family of Brother Sanford Lane Smith, we the men of First Church of Christ Holiness USA, Inc extend condolences on the passing of Sanford.

A life-long member of First Church, Sandford was a faithful member of the Brotherhood Ministry and contributed in numerous ways to the ministry and First Church.

Not know as a renowned singer, one song “Death Has No Terror,” was a favorite Sanford enjoyed signing during services.

Death hath no terrors for the blood bought one, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb! The boasted vict’ry of the grave is gone,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!

Our souls die daily to the world and sin, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb! By the Spirit’s power as He dwells within, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb

We seek a city far beyond this vale, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb! Where joys celestial never, never fail, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!
We’ll then press forward to the heav’nly land, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb! Nor mind the troubles met on ev’ry hand,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!
We’ll rise someday just as our Savior rose, O glory hallelujah to the Lamb! Till then shall death be but a calm repose,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!
Jesus rose from the dead, Rose triumphant as He said,
Snatched the vict’ry from the grave, Rose again our souls to save—O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."-Psalm 30:5 As Jesus rose from the dead, one day Sanford too will rise. Weep now, but look unto the hills, from whence cometh your help.

Humbly submitted
Brotherhood First Church of Christ Holiness USA
Bishop Dale Cudjoe, Pastor

Robert Sircy
   Posted Sun April 05, 2020
Worked with Sanford at The Foundry for 20 years and will miss his presence.

Family of Sanford Smith
   Posted Wed April 08, 2020
He was a good guy. The world will miss him. All the years at Chrysler, he was one of the best

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