John S. Smith III, age 7, currently of Bridgeport suddenly passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT. John was born in Bridgeport, CT to John S. Smith, Jr. and Shanica J. Merced. He attended second grade at Walterville school, and was very fortunate to have Mr. Par, an incredible teacher that he appreciated very much. In addition to his parents he is also survived by his brothers Jay'Ceon and Jah'Zaire; his paternal grandparents Sharen Harrison and Gary Harrison; his maternal grandparents Elizabeth Goitia and Antonio Merced; and a host of other relatives and friends whom will dearly miss him. Friends are invited to join the family as they attend Calling Hours on Saturday, April 15, 2017 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Messiah Baptist Church, 210 Congress St, Bridgeport, CT. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, 885 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. Please visit his online Memorial page where you may share your thoughts, memories, prayers, pictures and so much more and it is found EXCLUSIVELY at www.luzdepaz.com.