The Facts of Life for Wilbert Charles Smoot
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Wilbert C. Smoot born September 28, 1937, to the late Robert and Julian Smoot. He was the 5th of 10 children. The Lord called his son home on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 2:25 pm. He answered with a peach not fighting, ready to be received by the Father.
Wilbert, as affectionately called by his family, was educated in the Anne Arundel County public school system. After completing his tenure with the school system in 1955, he became a soldier in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Control Specialist. His tour of duty extended from 1955 to 1961.
He was married to the late Constance Cash and from that union 3 children were born: Charles, Zena (Deceased) and Byron. Wilbert later married the late Delores Cooper and together raised Anita, Lucille, and Connita. Proceeding him in death were 3 brothers: Robert, Leroy, and Michael.
Christ was the center of his heart and his life. The Late Pastor Robert and Mother Julia Smoot brought him up in the was of holiness. Wilbert decided to allow Jesus to take over his life. He was always excited to celebrate the date that he was born again in Christ. There were more people in the ministry who knew when he got saved rather than his actual birthday. Wilbert wanted everybody he knew to be saved. One of these highlights was hosting Child Evangelism Fellowships annually at his estate in the summer. Having been involved with numerous churches in and around the City of Baltimore, his final fellowship has been with the Morning Star Baptist Church in Woodlawn.
Wilbert is a Founding Member of Philemon Ministry, C.A.Y.A. (Come As You Are) Ministry, and BEMA Ministry. He served faithfully alongside Pastor Antoine Payne – Grace Beyond the Walls Church, where he became the very 1st member of the Church in 2013. Some of his other Fellowships included Johns Hopkins Medical Institution Member of the Board of Pastoral Care; Calvary Lutheran church and School Lay Ministry Board, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Stephen’s Ministry; Prison Fellowship Ministry – Baltimore and Jessup area; Area Local Coordinator; Evangelism Fellowship Church – Sunday School Teacher. His Christian education included Brooklynn bible Chapel, Book of Ephesians Course, Baltimore School of the Bible, Etta Preliminary Teacher, and Word of Life Church Youth Leadership Instructor. He plainly stated and walked the walk that Outreach as the way to go to bring God’s children into the Kingdom.
Wilbert leaves to cherish his memories, 2 sons – Charles (Helen) and Byron; 3 daughters – Anita (Greg), Lucille; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 sister – Shirley Johnson; 4 brothers; Thomas, James (Kate) Nathaniel (Audrey), Anthony (Geraldine), Victor, and 1 Goddaughter, Darlene Jones (Everett); along with nieces, nephews, family, and friends.