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Pastor Bobby Franklin Smith

Pastor Bobby Franklin Smith, of Murphey Avenue, Barnesville, GA passed on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at his residence.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Griffin First Assembly Church in Griffin, GA. Pastor John Flott delivered the Eulogy assisted by Pastor Gregory Smith, Pastor Woodrow Walker, Minister Ronnie Rooks, Minister Michael Penn, Minister Catherine Robinson, Pastor Zebedee Weston and Minister Willie Smith. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, GA. Pastor Smith attended Luther Judson Price High school in Atlanta, GA and graduated wtih the Class of l964. After graduation, he entered the military and served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd. Airborne of the U.S. Army.
Pastor Smith accepted Christ in l975 and preached his first sermon in January, l978. in Oakland, CA. He started his career at General Motors where he began to evangelize. He organized a prayer ministry and Bible Study. After his father passed, he became the pastor of By faith Fellowship in l988. After his marriage to Mrs. Mary Mathis Smith in l993, they moved to Barnesville, GA and started the ministry, Willing & Obedient Praise and Worship Church which later became “Jesus, the Bread of Life Church.” Pastor Bobby brought hope and healing to men who never had a relationship with their father. He also visited the local nursing homes to give encouragement and share the love of Jesus Christ.
He was survived by his devoted wife of twenty-eight years, Dr. Marye M. Smith of Barnesville, GA; a loving daughter, and son-in-law, Mrs. Terria Lynn and Timothy Thomas of McDonough, GA; three granddaughters, Erica, Aliceson and Naomi Grace; two sisters, Mr. Mary Ann Wilson of Silver Spring, MD and and Minister Catherine Smith-Robinson of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Rev. Willie Samuel (Wendy) Smith of Riverdale, GA and Pastor Gregory Carl (Beverly) Smith of Thomaston, GA.; his godson, Mr. Elgen (Angela) Collier of Barnesville, GA; Sisters and brothers-in-law include, Evang. Linda Thompson and Ms. Shelia Risper both of Thomaston, Ga, Mrs. Patricia Fuller and Mr. Johnny Jones, Jr. both of Woodbridge, VA and Mr. James Ridley of Perry, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family friends and parishioners.

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