Edwin Brent Smith, age 63, lifelong resident of Gulfport, was called home on Monday, October 18, 2021, with his loving wife by his side.
Brent was born in Gulfport to Edwin M. Smith and Mary W. Smith Graves. His early career found him working as a draftsman at Ingall’s Shipbuilding, a job that was well suited for his love of drawing. Later, he went to work in table games and worked for 14 years at Hard Rock Casino. Brent enjoyed spending his spare time building things, working with his wife in the garden, and he loved to dance.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin M. Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nely Smith; his daughter, Serrenna; son, Edwin Anthony Wigley; his mother, Mary W. Smith Graves; his siblings, William Matthew "Matt" Smith, Bridget Ferrucci (John), Symba Smith, and Sherry Rumsey (Jason); his niece, Amberely Bostwick (Josh) and great-nephew, Ethan Bostwick; and his nieces and nephew, Gabriel Rumsey, Eden Rumsey, and Mary "Noelle" Rumsey.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, from 2:00-3:00 pm. The memorial services will follow in the chapel at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Back Bay Mission, www.thebackbaymission.org .
Riemann Family Funeral Homes, Gulfport is serving the family, and memories may be shared at www.riemannfamily.com .
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