Michael Anthony “Tony” Smith


Michael Anthony “Tony” Smith, 62 of Jackson, MS, passed away from health-related issues on May 26, 2021, with his brother, Louie, by his side. Tony graduated from Jim Hill in 1976 and then pursued a real estate license at Hinds Jr. College. He worked as an electrician and later in life was a caretaker to his mother along with caretaking of the family’s country property. 

Tony had a great love and talent for growing all types of plants, was an avid photographer, and was quite the conversationalist, and became friends with everyone he met. 

He was preceded in death by: mother, Marjorie Summerlin Jaap; father, William Hugh Smith, Jr., and sister, Major General Catherine Smith Lutz. 

Survivors include: brothers, Joseph Hugh Smith and William Louis Smith (Jan); and sister, Jennifer Joanne Japp. His family will have a private Celebration of Life Ceremony. 

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