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Bernard Timothy Small, Sr.


Sunrise: June 21, 1959

Sunset: March 30, 2018

On Friday, March 30, 2018, Bernard Timothy Small, Sr., returned to his heavenly home. He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, great uncle and friend. Bernard aka (Timmy/Timothy), was born to the late Bishop Thomas J. Small and the late Evangelist Ruth Ann Small. He gave his life to Christ at an early age and attended his father’s church Phillippi COGIC. He was a member of the church choir and played drums, saxophone and loved music. Timothy attended Portsmouth Public School System and furthered his education after receiving his High School diploma. After graduation, Timothy was employed by Portsmouth Public Works. Timothy enrolled in a Tractor Trailer Truck Driving Institute and graduated with Honors. Many major corporations employed Timothy, which allowed him to buy a Tractor Trailer and launch his own Trucking Business. Timothy launch his career as a long distance Truck Driver from 1988 until 2015 and retired Timothy had a wonderful sense of humor, and anyone who met him would leave with a smile. He was a kind and generous man. He would go out of his way to help anyone. He always had an answer to solve a problem (although it may not have been what you wanted to hear). 😀 He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator. Timothy was blessed with a large and loving family. He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother and his sister; Juanita Small James. Timothy leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Bernard Timothy Small, Jr., Neal Gravlon Small: two daughters; Mia Smith, Alexa Grace Smitwrick-Small; brothers: William Small (Dorothy Small), Thomas Small (Francine Small), sisters: Ruth Harvey, Mildred Small, Phenetha Wolfe, DeBorah Allen, Annette Small, his youngest sister, Maebell Jeyaraj (Jonathan Jeyaraj), aunt: Bernice Smith, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

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    Rev. Darnell Lang says

    My deepest condolences to the family concerning your lost. The lost of a love one can be very grievous but we most remember what God has showed us and remember his word in times like these. ( 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJVS
    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. [14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.) So please let these words comfort your soul and may the God of peace comfort your hearts and bring you peace.

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