Today we gather to celebrate the life of BERNARD BLACK. Mr. Black was born September 3, 1959. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was the son of the late Willie J. Black, Sr. and the late Annette Olden Black. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Black. Surviving are his daughter - Shaunda Johnson and a grandson of Lexington, South Carolina; two sisters - Vanessa McAdamsCarson of West Columbia, South Carolina and Lynn (Rickey) Mines of Columbia, South Carolina; brothers - Vernon Black and Christopher (Queen) Olden, both of Lexington, South Carolina and Willie (Febe) Black of Columbia, South Carolina; stepmother - Carrie Wise Black; stepbrothers - Larry (Keedy) Wise and Steve Wise, both of Irmo, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.
I'm Free Don't grieve for me now, I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I could not stay another day. Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that Peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A Friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow;
My life's been full, I've savored much.
Good Friends, Good times and a Loved One's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Funeral services for Mr Bernard Black will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:00 PM at New Bethel AME church, 500 S. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072.