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Mr. Alfred Smallwood, Sr., 81

Mr. Alfred Smallwood, Sr. was born to the late James and Emma Reddick Smallwood Sr. on November 26, 1936.  He received his education and graduated in 1957 from Morven Rosewald High School.

Alfred accepted Christ at an early age at Saint James Missionary Baptist Church in Morven, Georgia. He meet Ira Lee Ghee in 1956 and were later married. From that union five children were born. Alfred worked several jobs during his life. He retired from PCA Packaging in 2002. After retirement he enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and spending time with his Grands and Great grandchildren

On April 15, 2018, he was called home from labor to reward. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Ira Lee; his children, Gwendolyn Cobb, Angela Carter, Alfred Smallwood, Jr. (JoAnn), Mario Smallwood (Danita), Horatio Smallwood,  Valdosta, GA; Rodney Smallwood (Nikki), Kissimmee, FL, and Robert Jones  (Vanessa), Valdosta, GA; sister, Carrie Jenkins, Moultrie, GA; brothers, Jonathon Smallwood, Valdosta, GA; Floyd Smallwood and Frank Smallwood (Barbara), Morven, GA; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grands; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Ganzy and  Bernice Belizaire and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Morning Star Baptist Church in Valdosta with Apostle Clayton Cowart officiating. Burial followed in the Pineview Cemetery in Morven, Georgia. Condolences may be made by visiting Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Many prayers sent to the family for strength to endure the pain of losing a loved one in death. John 5:28-29
    ~ CMN   Ellenwood, GA