ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lavar Smith, 43 years old, Sunrise: March 5, 1977, Sunset: February 13, 2021. We will remember Lavar forever.

Please View Memorial Arrangements below. 

1ST VIEWING: Friday, February, 26th from 5pm-8pm.
Location: Herbert T. McCall Funeral Home - 984 PROSPECT AVE , BRONX NY 10459 

2ND VIEWING:  Saturday, February 27th from 10am-12pm
Location: Epworth United Methodist Church - 834 Concourse Village E, BRONX NY 10451. 
SERVICE TO FOLLOW AT 12PM 

VIEWINGS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED VIA FACEBOOK/ ZOOM - INSTRUCTIONS SOON TO COME.
DUE TO COVID LIMITATIONS IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE SEATED. WE ASK THAT EVERYONE ELSE VIEW IN ROTATION. YOU MAY RE-ENTER , BUT MAY NOT BE SEATED OR CROWD THE AREA. 

 !! ALL ARE WELCOME TO REPASS !!
Repass will follow directly after services on Saturday, Feb27th. Venue is a 6 min drive away from church. 
VENUE: (TS Space NY) 467 E 157TH ST. BRONX NY 10451. From 2PM-6PM
ALL IS WELCOME! WE WILL CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF LAVAR WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY FOOD AND SPECIAL TRIBUTES. 
*UNDER NYC LAWS ALL IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE EVENTS AND EVERYONE MAY BE SUBJECT TO A TEMP CHECK*
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Posted by Forever Remembered on March 1, 2021
Lavar was a fine young man. He will be forever remembered for his loyal friendship. He dedicated his life to help others.
Posted by Stacy Nicole Ferguson on February 27, 2021
Lavar stole my heart from the very beginning. He was always full of joy and laughter. He had a way of making you feel better when you was having bad day. Watching him become the man he became warms my heart. He is definitely going to be missed. I can't imagine life without him. To my brothers Stephen, Jason, Calvin, Jared, Kayo, Derek, hold on to your memories #familymatters you guys have lost a great one may he never be forgotten. To his children I know your father loved you beyond words. To the rest of the family my heart is there with you during this painful time. S.I.P FOREVER LAVAR till we meet again I love you
Posted by Lashawnya Jenkins on February 27, 2021
You was my 1st love from 3rd grade lol gave me my 1st $1 I'm so glad we kept in touch all these years lavar you will forever be in my heart you will be truly missed my prayers go out to your family you was a amazing Guy...
Posted by Amy Kurowski on February 27, 2021
So sorry to hear about Lavar's passing, one of a kind and will truly be missed! Always enjoyed seeing him and his beautiful bengals! Much love to his family and friends.
Dr Amy
Posted by Colleen Edmondson on February 26, 2021
Lavar ...you were ALWAYS a handsome, intelligent, obedient youngen while your aunt Jeanie raised you in Burlington, NJ... I am lost words ...Praying for the family REST IN POWER Baby❤
Posted by Shawn Matthew on February 26, 2021
Dammm i be in the zone remembering our business ideas together  hunging in the casino jamming to the old school music for ever miss one love
Posted by Taneeka Cumminga on February 26, 2021
My condolences to his children, children's mother's and family.
Posted by Taneeka Cumminga on February 25, 2021
Where do I Begin, growing up on Jackson Ave ,and prospect. I will had seen LaVar but, never pay him any mind. He was wild and crazy. When I was older I seen him in a different light. He became a little more calmer then when he was a teen. He was a good dude, but had his ways; but at the end of the day if it was serious ,and he care , LaVar had ur back ,and made it happen. LaVar, was that man from Jackson Ave, St.Marys 152 st to Prospect Ave,and forest projects. LaVar, will have the block on smash and say watch this,Ima gonna take this block over with this. Then we go to Harlem, he will get respect from,108 to 138. He will be the life of the party, and still is. We talked, Occasionally, and he will cheer me up, when I was down. We talked, about who we was with ,and what's going on. He gave advice ,and joke around. He had his ways but that was Lavar. I say he was never fake, always to the point, and wasn't with the bullshit. He had my back and I had his. He cheer me up when I was down, as I done the same when he needed a friend. LaVar, will joke around thou, sometimes it wasn't funny, but,he meant well.That was my boy, my homie love, my street brother, and my everything. I forever Love my dude forever. King Var, rest in power. He will forever be love and miss very much!!
Posted by Karra and SeanE on February 25, 2021
Lala

We are sending you, Keyshawn, Kavar and Miss Little Tailah our love and strength in your time of sorrow. We are thinking of you and the children frequently and praying for you guys too. Hold onto the warm and wonderful memories you all shared with Goodie and they will bring you comfort and peace.
We love you guys
Posted by Noochie Jones on February 24, 2021
S.I.P Fam you will truly be missed.
Posted by Shanavia Mcneal on February 23, 2021
You are the reason I’m the woman I am today thanks for supporting me every step of the way I’ll always love u no matter what
Posted by Samone Baptiste on February 23, 2021
LaVar... Words cannot express the shock, from the day My Baby called me & told me you were gone.. To say that you would be missed, is an understatement!! !! Your humor was ONE of a kind!! My heart breaks for LaLa & your Babies.. OUR Babies, and especially for Tay.. Know that I’ll always be here, right by La’s side to ALWAYS make sure they're good.... as I know YOU wouldn’t have it any other way!! Through it all, . Your commitment to fatherhood spoke volumes over everything!!! Rest Easy Hun!‼️
Posted by Denise Best on February 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss Goodie was an amazing father and will truly be missed. We send our love and condolences to La La and the kids as well as the rest of his family and children.
Posted by Tanya Leake on February 22, 2021
My heart is broken. There are no words. My cousin was always smiling laughing, joking. He loved his family so much!  I remember babysitting both Lavar and Jason when they were just kids. So many memories! I saw him recently and he was, as always laughing and smiling with family. I will treasure that last memory of him.
Posted by Wanda Davis on February 22, 2021
So sorry. You were apart of 1600 family. .
Posted by Tiffany Jones on February 22, 2021
Lavar, you will be missed, but we are confident in knowing "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" 2 Corinthians 5:8.

We will celebrate your life here on earth as we prepare to usher your soul to every lasting life, You'll receive your wings, and we'll receive another angel/guide. R.I.P brother...We love you..
Big sis.
Posted by Gabriel Gladney on February 22, 2021
RIP Lavar!Went To Welding School Together,Joined The Boilermakers Union Together,And Graduated Together!Glad We Got To Know Each Other.May God Bless Your Soul & Your Family At This Time of Sadness .Amen!
Posted by Ronnae Williams on February 22, 2021
This will always feel surreal. Our family gatherings will never feel the same without you in person but we all know that you’ll be there in spirit. Give grandma a kiss for me. Love you forever
Posted by michael lawrence on February 22, 2021
Bro the memories we have will never be forgotten, I LOVE U BRO REST EASY, VAR-SKI 4LIFE❤️
Posted by Nae Ross on February 21, 2021
Goodie you are truly deeply missed....I LOVE YOU
Posted by Nurse Moses on February 21, 2021
Lavar,

Your Memory Will Never fade 

I love you,
Yelle

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Forever Remembered on March 1, 2021
Lavar was a fine young man. He will be forever remembered for his loyal friendship. He dedicated his life to help others.
Posted by Stacy Nicole Ferguson on February 27, 2021
Lavar stole my heart from the very beginning. He was always full of joy and laughter. He had a way of making you feel better when you was having bad day. Watching him become the man he became warms my heart. He is definitely going to be missed. I can't imagine life without him. To my brothers Stephen, Jason, Calvin, Jared, Kayo, Derek, hold on to your memories #familymatters you guys have lost a great one may he never be forgotten. To his children I know your father loved you beyond words. To the rest of the family my heart is there with you during this painful time. S.I.P FOREVER LAVAR till we meet again I love you
Posted by Lashawnya Jenkins on February 27, 2021
You was my 1st love from 3rd grade lol gave me my 1st $1 I'm so glad we kept in touch all these years lavar you will forever be in my heart you will be truly missed my prayers go out to your family you was a amazing Guy...
his Life

Obituary

Lavar Donte Smith (Goodie) was born in Harlem Hospital on March 5th,1977  to the Late Mildred LaJuana Smith who loved him dearly. He gained his wings and transitioned to the other side at the young age of 43 to be warmly welcomed by his mother on February 13th,2021 in Albany, NY. Lavar was collectively raised by his mother sisters. During his transition from a young boy into the early manhood portion of his life he lived with his auntie momma Jeannie.

Lavar grew up in happy homes full of fun, laughter, good food and tons of cousins. All of his cousins and his uncle considered Lavar to be their brother, so much that they have a special name for Lavar which was ‘’Brother-cousin’’.  Lavar was a well rounded take no shorts type of person, his life experiences helped to mold and shape the great man that he was. 

Lavar graduated from Burlington Township High School in NJ and went on to attend Manhattan Community College. He tried his hand at several different professions such as working for UPS, Bridge & Tunnel, working as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross & lastly he became a certified welder and was a part of the the Albany local 197 chapter Boiler Makers Brothers Union, where he excelled in this hard working man’s profession of joining fire with steel and creating strong structures & foundations for buildings all over NY.  However, Lavar was an entrepreneur by heart. In 2019, Lavar successfully launched DontePleasures.com, But Lavar’s true passion in which he also lovingly pursued was animal breeding. Lavar owned and founded MackBengals inc. , which he bred beautiful Bengal cats and was in the beginning stages of breeding his Mack Frenchie dogs. This was his true passion in life, he loved all kinds of animals. The other love of his life more importantly was his family! Lavar proudly wore his Family Matters tattoo which represented the love he had for all his surviving family members, who in return reciprocated the love back to him and Lavars greatest achievement of them all was being a loving & devoted father.


Lavar met a beautiful young lady and lifelong friend by the name of Danial and they blessed us with Lavar’s first born child, the beautiful, smart, & kind princess Ladaizah. As life would have it later down the line Lavar would marry the phenomenal Ms.Tashunla for 15 years and he would bless his family again with 3 more heart beats, the handsome charming Kyeshaun, his second charming Prince Kavar, and the Ms.She Runs Things around here, Empress Tailah. Lavar would also go on to bless his family with 2 more lovely children, Sweet Egypt and his Baby boy Jaheim.


Lavar is survived by his children, Mothers of Children, His Aunt’s; Irene, Earlene, Jeannie , Lisa, Trina and Uncle Kayo (Tamara). First cousins Helena, Darlene, Jumel (Saymoe), Derick (NaKia), Jared, Calvin, Jason and a host of 2nd &3rd cousins, girlfriend Telisha, Cousins Stephen & Logo, The Ellis family, close family and friends. Lavar was preceded in death by his grandparents Arthur and Juanita Smith, Uncle Warren, Cousin Charron, Mama Diane & Aunt Beverly.

His sudden passing has shaken the core of our very close-knit family, but we know if Lavar were still here with us he would say ‘’Alright now, we good’’ in a true GOODIE MACK type of way .
WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU DEARLY VARDY HARDY. 

- WRITTEN BY JUMEL STUART

Repass Itinerary

All friends and family are welcome to join us to celebrate Lavars Life and legacy on Saturday February, 27th 2021 immediately after services from 2pm-6pm.

 Venue: TS Space NYC - 467 E.157th st, Bronx NY 10451.

2:30pm- Prayer, good food and fellowship.
3:45pm- A Very Special Tribute
4:30pm- An opportunity to share your favorite memory/story of Lavar and maybe share a poem or a song. 
5:45pm- Final prayer and release of doves. 

** Large space will allow for social distancing during event and you will be required to keep a face mask on. **
Recent stories
Shared by Telisha Latimer on February 23, 2021
We would wake up,I'd make tea n we will sit up talking #MACKFRENCHIES n the blood lines n what we can do to produce different littter's and how u wanted a Charcoal Bangle cat,n that was our next move once we moved into our new home Lavar,I had nothing but happy days,exciting days from the moment We opened our eyes,U were definitely a great Man to your entire Family and to your children and why I truly loved u fell in love with u,u loved my daughter as if she were yours

GOODETTE

Shared by Nae Ross on February 22, 2021
The evening before you went...we were talking,  talking about my car cause you always had jokes but was always very resourceful....you just started this stop smoking journey around the beginning of February...I even stop smoking around you and you always say NAE YOU GOOD...but I was supporting you...as you were leaving you met my stepmother and my step family...my stepmom said whats ya name?...you said it...she said what's makes it so good lol....you said ask ya daughter...lol....moral of my story THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME APART OF YOUR LIFE...THANK YOU FOR BEING NOTHING BUT GOOD TO ME....THANK YOU FOR NEVER SHUTTING ME OUT...YOU KNOW HOW I GREW UP...NEVER HAD FAMILY LIKE YOU...I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOUR SOUL...AND I KNOW YOU UP THERE WITH YOUR MOTHER HAVING A GOOD OLE TIME....I WILL ALWAYS BE A GOODETTE I LOVE YOU BIG HEAD‼
Shared by Stephen R. Ferguson on February 22, 2021
God blessed me with Lavar D Smith he was a KING my BROTHER my CUZN, our ENFORCER /PROTECTOR  ALPHA MAN one of the reasons I am who I am today. AND I HONOR HIM AS SUCH
my Father told me some time ago , “son in life you only get a hand full of true friends, almost blood , when the MOST HiGH blesses you with these friends hold on to them tight never break your trust or loyalty'” and that’s what happen here from the moment Lavar became my friend he became my family someone who I would be loyal to for the rest of my life. We had a epic time together for 2 lifetimes in our day! God don’t make mistakes he has plans for us all.... I WAS TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE YOU AS A BROTHER IM GOING TO MISS YOU VAR!!! LoVE YOU KING FOR EVER UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN HOLD THE FORT TILL I GET THERE YOU ALREADY KNOW!! ((FAMILY MATTERS))
THE KING GOODY MACK SALUTE