Valissie Small

August 7, 1933September 5, 2019

On August 7, 1933, Valissie Small was born the youngest of 13 children to the late Grady and Lula Bell Shedrick in Arlington, GA. Her family moved to the West Palm Beach in 1946 where she attended Industrial High School. She met and married Alfonzo Jackson. To that union 2 children were born. She shared 65 years with her loving husband, Simmuel Small, Sr. To that union 6 children were born. She entered Heaven’s gate on September 5, 2019. Her son, Robert Jackson, preceded her in death in 1994. Cherished memories are left with her husband; children, Dorothy Bryant (Ira), Simmuel, Jr (Mary), Lorenzo (Denise), Clarissa, Angela Burns (Grady), Lenora Wright (Jaimie), and Keith, Sr; 18 Grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, Sep. 14, at Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Elder James Chester will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Friday, at the church.


  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


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Mary Benbow

September 10, 2019

I remember Mother Small as one who always had a smile, big hug and words of encouragement to me every time I saw her. Her pound cakes were legendary 😍! She will truly be missed but God wanted her more than we needed her.