Book of Memories of



Let the memory of

Kenneth Newman-Smart

be with us forever.


  • Born on 19th June, 1954 in Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Passed away on 18th January, 2021 in London, United Kingdom
  • Aged 66 


And I heard a voice from heaven saying,

‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord’.

‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them.’

Revelation 14:13

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Ada Johnson

I miss you Ken, you are in God’s hand, free from pain. We will miss your smile and gentle caring personality. Rest In Peace. Ada Johnson. …


Taiwo Johnson (Iva)

It is with a heavy heart that I write this tribute to Ken.  Ken, you are safe in the arms of Jesus who loves you best. Ken possessed all the qualities of love and affection which he showed to his dear wife Mavis and son Karl. He was caring, loving, gentle, sympathetic, religious, a …


Ivy Johnson

Uncle Ken, as I called him, passed away on the eve of my beloved’s funeral. He had helped me proof-read my tribute to my beloved. He said it was not good enough and that I should make it juicy. This showed the type of person he was. Ken passed away a few hours after …


Maurice Nicol & family

Kenneth Desmond Benedict Newman-Samrt was the tertius to late Professor Newman and Mrs Viola Smart was born on 19th June 1954 in Freetown Sierra Leone, followed by his Quartus Daphne. The Primus Gloria and Secundus Donald are now in the safe arms of Jesus. Into the foundations of a stellar pedigree from which platform …


Chief & Chief (Mrs) Fakorede

Too soon! Too soon!! Ken, too soon!!! But who are we to question God, Who does things perfectly well for His loved ones. Moreso when we know that the death of a good man is a new birth to eternal life. After all life is not about how long you live; it is not …


SB Hyde

Mavis and Karl, I am so sorry for your loss. As long as I have known Ken, he has always been liked wherever he went, although I need not tell you that. We will all miss him …


Cynthia Williams

Mavis, Karl and the entire Newman-Smart and Pabs-Garnon families, I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words to express my profound sadness over Ken’s death. May the love of God give you peace during this sad time. May you find comfort and strength in knowing that Ken touched so many lives …


Ruby Samai

We loved thee well but Jesus loves you best. GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.  From Ruby, Daniel and Claude Samai. …


Ramatu Mavita

Hastina Jalloh’s family and the Mavita family send their condolences to Mavis and family. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared with Ken comfort you now and in the days to come. May Ken’s kind, caring and gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Ramatu Mavita. …


Jonathan Leigh

My sincere sympathy goes to you, Mavis. Ken is gone but never will be forgotten. Let’s mourn like Christians, because when Jesus comes we hope to see Ken. On behalf of myself, Martha and children accept our deepest condolences. Jonathan Leigh …


Leonora Leigh

There are no words, Ken, to describe the deep loss we feel at you being called home so early.   Although our hearts are heavy, our unwavering faith compels us to trust God even at these desolate times when we do not understand His plan. We thank God for the years we shared with you; beautiful, …


James Fallah

Uncle Ken, rest in peace and we will always remember you. James Fallah …


Francess B B Fallah

Gone too soon Uncle Ken but you will remain in our hearts forever. Mavis and Karl, may the Lord console you for the great loss. It shall be well with you all. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Francess B B Fallah …


Gloria Fallah

Your passing has been a shock to us. Your big smile and good sense of humour will remain in our hearts. Rest in peace. Mavis and Karl, our thoughts are with you. God bless you. Gloria Fallah. …


Bridget Boama-Aboagye

Grieving is a natural process, and it has no timeline; losing your loved one all of a sudden, the pain may be excruciating especially when you keep asking yourself why, what and how. But remember as time rolls away you will adapt, and the pain will fade and the memories of a journey you …


Adele Thorlu-Bangura

My sincerest sympathy to Mavis, Karl, The Newman-Smart & Pabs-Garnon Families. God gave, God has taken. I still have fond memories of our times together in London in the 80s. Farrma is no more. Ken is no more. Mavis, they have left wonderful memories & legacy in our children. It is well. Ken, take …


Pst Victor Davies

Our heartfelt condolences to you Mrs Mavis, Karl & Kirsty, the grand-children and the rest of the family. May God continue to comfort your hearts at this time of loss, and strengthen you all.  …


The Ashayes

We are just short of words, but we pray that Mr. Kenneth Desmond Newman-Smart finds rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. May his soul rest in peace. Amen. Mavis, we pray that God in His mercy will always abide with and protect you and the entire family. Amen. The Ashayes …


Florence Jones

Kenneth, you went so soon, you never had time to say goodbye to us. Sleep and take your rest in God. My prayers are with Mavis and the family. Florence Jones.   …


Eddie Jide Adetoye

Mr. Smart, KNS as I fondly call him. My teacher, my friend and big brother. It came as a rude shock when I got a call from Karl that you passed on. So sad KNS. You were a Gem, and a rare one at that. You pulled a fast one on us all. Guess …


Billy, Annie, Nadine and Kevin Wright

I would like to say farewell to a dear friend and brother and express how privileged my family and I have been to have encountered you in our lives. Ken’s friendship was a blessing to us all. He knew how to appreciate every moment of life, was optimistic and demonstrated positive energy in whatever …


Van Bernard-Jones

During this moment of irreplacable loss of your beloved husband and dad, we pray that God uplifts you up Mavis and Carl when you are at your lowest. He has all the answers. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May uncle Kenneth rest in peace. Amen Vandetta and family.   …



The Lord Gave and the Lord hath Taken Away. Blessed be the Name of The Lord. Job 1.21. Rest in Perfect Peace Ken. We will miss you. 🤍🤍🤍. Marcella and David …


Teddy Dougan

Having heard about the legendary Ken Smart at FBC and Cardinal, I met Uncle Ken (as I called him to his annoyance) in the UK in 1991. He took me under his wing. He was a source of encouragement and support. He believed in education and encouraged me to achieve. I can recall turning up at …


Emmanuel, Coulsona & Laurasona

A big shock and disappointment to learn of your passing. It was all fun and laughter each day we spent time with you in 2018 while in London for Karl’s wedding. Your life was well spent with your family but ended too soon. May your soul rest in perfect peace. …


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