Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Bernal E Smith II (1972-2017)

Coverage related to the passing of TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.
Visitation and Funeral at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood — 620 Parkrose Rd.
Thursday, 10/26: Visitation — 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 10/27: Funeral — Noon

Entombment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, 1661 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106.

As part of his vision for what the TSD could be, Bernal E. Smith II wanted to expand coverage of Memphis and its African American community beyond the printed page. He wanted to make the TSD a vibrant multimedia...
Even as we mourned, the TSD got ample coverage of the homegoing of our late publisher, Bernal E. Smith II. Special thanks to Tyrone P. Easley, Warren Roseborough and Gary S. Whitlow for capturing the event.  
When we at TSDMemphis.com asked our readers to share their thoughts and condolences about our late publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, we expected dozens of responses; that was no surprise. Nor was it surprising to see the range of...
Knowing he would be out of town for the home going of TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II, former Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton recorded remarks intended to be shown at Smith funeral. Herenton was a longtime mentor...
  As shock gives way to sorrow in the sudden and unexpected death of Bernal E. Smith II, we wanted to create this opportunity for a city to post memories and condolences. Please post your remarks below. Comments may be...