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Fredrick Allan (Riki) Smith, 47

WILMINGTON — Mr. Fredrick Allan (Riki) Smith of Wilmington, NC was born on January 8, 1976 in South Carolina, and passed away on March 2, 2023, completing his journey of 47 years.

Riki was a dedicated servant at Lifepoint Church where he served on the usher team. He worked hard at his company installing hardwood flooring until his illness forced him to stop working. Words to describe Riki would include servant, family man, and a hard worker, but most of all he loved his family. Rki will truly be missed by all who knew man.

He leaves behind to cherish his memoriores his wife of many years Celina Smith of the home, children; La’Kie Smith of Hinesville, GA, Fredrick (Abbigail) “Riki” Smith, Jr. of Norfolk, VA, Angel (Denzil) Polland of Wilmington, NC, Samantha Smith of Wilmington, NC, Tyrease Smith of Wilmington, NC, grandchildren; Denzil, Ada Polland of Wilmington, NC, mother; Paris Ann Wells of Mayesville, SC, brothers; Johny Lee Wells, Jr. of Mayesville, SC, David (Jewel) Moses of Columbia, SC, sister; Loretta (Calvin) Mathis of Dalzel, SC, cousin/sister; Octavia Wheeler, 8 Nieces, 5 nephews, and several cousins and aunts who were raised with him like siblings.

He is preceded in death by his father Harry Eady; his grandmothers; Susie Mae Smith, Mary Lou Eady, grandfathers; Willie James Smith, John Eady, stepfather; Johnnie “Boot” Wells, Sr., great aunt and secound mother; Martha “Gramps” Wheeler, and a host of beloved aunts and great uncles.

A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Lifepoint Church.

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