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Dr. Benjamin D. Smallwood

The Smallwood and Merchant family with thanksgiving to God, announce the passing in his 93rd year of Dr. Benjamin D. Smallwood.  This sad event occurred on August 29, 2019 at approximately 1 AM ET., at home with his lovely and dedicated wife in Laurel Maryland, after a protracted period of illness. He will be sorely missed by his family. 

He leaves to mourn his wife, Esther Smallwood, his son Charles Smallwood, his daughters Marcia Dunlap (John Dunlap), and Sherill Smallwood, his grandchildren London Dunlap, Messiah Dunlap, Israel Smallwood, and Nala Dunlap. He was  predeceased by his son, Benjamin Smallwood Jr, by his cousin and brother, Judge E. Winfred Smallwood, Sr..  He is also survived by his mother in law, Rose D Merchant and a host of relative and friends, both in Liberia and the United States.

Funeral Service
Saturday, September 7, 2019 (10 - 11 AM)
March Life Tribute Center
7601 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD 20707

Maryland National Memorial 
13300 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD 20707

Oseh Shalom Synagogue
7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707

Contact: Esther Smallwood 301-503-0984
Contact: Marcia Dunlap 910-258-6998
Contact: Sherill Smallwood 301-928-7834
Contact: Rose Merchant 301-326-8968