In Memory of




Obituary for William Monroe Small

William Monroe Small, son of William Monroe Sr. and Dorothy Moore born on January 25, 1929 in Winona, Mississippi he departed this life on July 23, 2022.

He received his education in the segregated public school systems of Winona, Mississippi. He was raised in a Christian family attending Prospect Baptist Church in Winona, MS. As a youth, he worked on his grandparents farm chopping wood and picking cotton. Even at his young age, he was a working man. At the age of fourteen, he moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts where he attended his first intergraded school. He became a master welder at Bethlehem Steel. Where he was one of the few welders that could weld aluminum. These skilled workers were exempt from the draft. But, joined joined the Army to serve his country when did his country did not want to serve him. He was served in the Korean War and was later stationed in France. In France, during is down time, he ran track, played basketball and enjoyed the artistic sights of the City of Lights. Returning home, he worked at Bethlehem Steel before opening his own construction company called “Small Construction”.

He laid asphalt for many influential citizens of Boston including both personal homes, large shopping malls, driveways and some of the finest streets in Boston. His company was considered the premier asphalt company in Boston. He also worked as skilled carpenter in some of the finest homes in Boston. He ran his business successfully for {39} thirty nine years He was truly a “working man” who worked until he was almost (90) ninety years old.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to November 17, 1955. From this union, two children were born, Linda Small-Willis and Stacey Small. They were the joy of his life. He was to devoted his girls, granddaughter and great-granddaughter “Tala Aletha Monroe”.

Face masks are required for all individuals visiting the funeral home and church, regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.