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Cosvia Smith

May 21, 1936 — December 12, 2023

Ocala, Florida

Cosvia Smith



Remembering The Life Of Cosvia Smith



The Beginning

Born in Micanopy, Florida on May 21, 1936, to the late Ira Smith and Mable Strobles- Brinson, (also raised by Step-dad Willie Wade Brinson, Sr.)


Military Service

United States Army, April 3, 1956, to March 12, 1958



Cosvia retired from the Miami Dade County Transit Department after 33 years of dedicated service. Cosvia also attended barber college in Jacksonville, Florida and subsequently became a part-time professional barber



Final Journey

Cosvia completed his journey here on earth and began his life in Glory on Tuesday, December 12, 2023


He Leaves To Cherish Precious Memories

 brother: Willie “Billy” (Pearl) Brinson, Jr. of Micanopy, Florida; uncle: Reverend Stanley (Patsy) Strobles of Micanopy, Florida; nieces: Latasha and Valerie Brinson both of Atlanta, Georgia and Patricia Kirtsey of Jacksonville, Florida; nephews: Ennis Dawson and Marlon Johnson both of Ocala, Florida and Abdul and Ramon Smith; great nephew: Second Lieutenant Abraham Smith of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Keron Dawson of Ocala, Florida, as well as a host of other family members and lifelong friends.


He Was Preceded In Death By

 Wife: Rebecca Smith; two brothers: Charles Ira Smith and Julius Lee Smith; and one sister: Marian (LaMerrell) Johnson.


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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Please Send All Floral Arrangements To Carnegie Funeral Home,(217 SE 4th Ave. Chiefland, Fla. 32626) By Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 9am-5pm.

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