On behalf of the Memphis Silver Star News, https://StarNewsVIP.com, our staff, contributors, and community supporters, we offer sincere condolences to the family of our fellow Black Press brother Bernal E. Smith II.
It was always a pleasure seeing Bernal at various events, making sure we had the latest news coverage to share with the Mid-South community. There also were opportunities when we shared ideas locally and nationally, working collaboratively with the Memphis Association of Black Journalist and National Newspaper Publishers Association.
He will be remembered as a man dedicated to his family, community and business. Bernal was an innovator and a voice for our city. Surely, his legacy will continue in the lives of those he came into contact with.
Smith’s homegoing services will take place over the next couple Visitation will be held Thu., Oct. 26th at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 620 Parkrose Road in Memphis. The funeral will be held on Fri., Oct. 27 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to a scholarship fund in his name.
(Stay tuned and check https://StarNewsVIP.com for a an extended Bernal E. Smith II salute via an article and photos.)