Julius Smith, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 18.
Smith was born November 22, 1990, in Port Arthur, Texas. He attended P.S. 42, Channel View School of Research, M.S. 202, and Beach Channel High School.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Smith; father, Michael Smith; sisters, Rashida Washington, Kameelah Washington, and Shawn Wright; brothers, Jonpaul Dautrive-Smith, Michael Washington, Pedro Hogan, and Anthony Washington; uncles, Karl LeShore, Vernon LeShore, Keith LeShore, Halim Taymullah, and many more; aunts, Elizabeth Hogan, Imani Taymullah, Joyce Parker, Lakeisha LeShore, Koy LeShore, Tyhessia Brown, Marcella L. Lewis, Denise Guidry, Laurna Perry, and Kevonn Adams; nieces, India Glover and Aria Denise Wright; and nephews Rasheed Mcdainel, Rashad Glover, Cory Haulzes, and Santana Washington.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service was held at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ, Far Rockaway. Interment took place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York.