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Yusef Lateef Smith Jr.



1:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Febuary 1, 2019
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation With The Family:
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Febuary 2, 2019
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Febuary 2, 2019
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the Service on Saturday, Febuary 2, 2019
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN

Yusef Lateef Smith Jr., age 31, a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, family member and friend departed this life suddenly on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Yusef was born in San Bernardino, California where he graduated from West Valley High School.

Those who knew Yusef, even if they were just a little lost, knew he was a shining light in their lives. He truly loved family; his family by birth and everyone else who he encountered had an opportunity to receive unconditional love because he would certainly treat them as family. This same love and commitment was showered on his nieces and nephews. The ultimate source of happiness in his life has been his son, Tyriq Smith and his devoted girlfriend, Tyrika Warner.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother; Gladys S. Smith.

He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Tyriq and Tyson Smith; mother, Alicia Wilhoite; father, Yusef Lateef Smith, Sr. (Tina); brothers, DeMario, Elias, Malcolm, Keith, Robert and Quanta; sisters, Carmesha and Otasha; grandparents, James K. Smith, Sr. and Barbara Fishback; aunts, Carmen Frazier, Carnetta Fishback, Melon Smith and Sperri (Gary) Ademola; uncles, Ricky (Jackie) Fishback, David (Deborah) Fishback, Alonzo Fishback, Anthony Fishback, James (Martha) Harris and James (Cynthia) Smith Jr.; devoted companion, Tyrika Warner; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371