Mr. William Small Jr

June 2019

Mr. William Small Jr affectionately known as “Bro” age 75 of Americus, GA passed on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Phoebe-Putney Medical Center in Albany, Georgia.

Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church Americus, Georgia with Reverend George F. Monts officiating. Interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery in Americus, Georgia.

Williams was born April 14, 1944 in Americus, Georgia to William Small Sr. and Irene Bivins Small. William was educated in the Sumter County Public School System. At an early age William joined the Zion Hope Baptist Church. William met and later married his one true love Gloria Deriso on January _11, 1964 and to this union they were blessed with four children. This was truly a marriage made in heaven.

He leaves loving memories to his beloved family which include a loving, caring and dedicated wife for 55 years Gloria Deriso Small, Americus Georgia. Calvin Small (Michele) and William Small, II both of Americus, Georgia, Randy Small (Earlene) of Montezuma, Georgia and Gabriel Small (Patricia) of Dallas, Georgia; sixteengrandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Merritt of Miami Florida; two brothers-in- law: Benjamin Deriso (Jackie) and Sylvester Deriso of Miami, Florida; three sisters-in-law: Grace Hunt of Atlanta, Georgia, Maggie Harmon of Orlando, Florida and Mattie Deriso of New York, New York; Several devoted nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.