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.

It's been a year. On Oct. 22, 2017, Bernal E. Smith II, former publisher of The New Tri-State Defender, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 45. Since then, alongside the tears, there has been an outpouring of the very...