The Rev. Ronald Stanley Smith, former pastor of Faith Reformed Episcopal Church in Armistead Gardens, died Friday at Lynchburg General Hospital as the result of a congenital heart defect. He was 52.
Services for Mr. Smith were being held today at the Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 2424 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va.
Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Woodlawn and was a 1958 graduate of Milford Mill High School in Randallstown.
Mr. Smith graduated from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church in Philadelphia in 1967. In 1969, he returned to Baltimore to lead Faith Reformed Episcopal Church for 17 years.
He then went to Virginia to serve as pastor of the Providence Reformed Episcopal Church in New London for 4 1/2 years.