Obituaries

Amos E. Smith

May 19, 1924 - April 13, 2017

Amos E. Smith 92 of Batavia, IL passed away peacefully on April 13th, 2017 surround by his loving family at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, Illinois. He was born on May 19, 1924 in Houma, La, the son of Amos and Mary Smith. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Dunn on September 5, 1947 in New Orleans, LA

Amos served in WWII as part of the US Army from November 1942 until December 1945 and was a member of the Batavia V.F.W post 1197.

Amos retired from Burgess Norton in Geneva, IL after 30 years of service.  After retirement, he enjoyed playing bingo at the VFW in Batavia, watching his beloved Chicago Cubs win the world series and also enjoying a good cigar.  He also enjoyed taking pictures of his love ones and spending time with his family and friends. He particularly enjoyed his yearly birthday celebrations.

Amos is survived by his four daughters; Regina Shepard (North Aurora, IL), Linda Lee (Batavia, IL), Cynthia Smith (Batavia, IL) and Mary Smith (Aurora, IL) and one son; Daquan Smith (Batavia, IL), brother David (Minnie) Smith and sister Marion Boyd.  Two son-in-laws: Frank Butler and Rev. Marcus Lee and one daughter-in-law Pamela Smith. 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Amos is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth, his daughter Mary Butler, son Amos Jr., three infant children and a special son-in-law Lloyd Shepard and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Moss Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, Illinois. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Logan Street Baptist Church908 N. River St. Batavia Illinois.  Amos will lay in state at the church from 10am until 11am. Interment will be at River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.  Following the service the repass will be at Logan St Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his name to: Journey Care palliative/hospice at 405 N Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010

Guest Book

  • S. Richmond May God's peace and tender mercies be with you and may you be comforted by His grand resurrection promise and the time soon when suffering and death will be no more. My condolences to you. -John 5:28,29; Isaiah 25:8; 26:19
  • Mary Coleman Dear Smith family you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss. Amos was a great man.
  • Supt. Gregory Jones Dear Smith family and especially Elder David Smith, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Yours is such a kind, caring, and giving family that knows no strangers. May the Lord of peace comfort your hearts. The SJBA District is lifting you up.
  • Kathleen Hankes My condolences to the Smith family and Linda Lee, Brothers and Sisters. Amos was a great man and it was a privilege to know him.
  • Lisa Rodriguez Llamas My condolences to the Smith family Amos was a good man with a big heart you are all in my prayers. Fly high with the angels Amos R.I.P.😖❤