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Trustee Nathaniel ("Butter") Smalls

May 9, 1928 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 94)


Nathaniel Smalls was born on May 9, 1928, in Colleton County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late David and Lucille Smalls. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at
the Victory Veterans House in Walterboro, SC. Shortly after graduating from State High School in Walterboro, SC, Nathaniel served in the Army. He later relocated to Washington D.C., where he enjoyed a long and successful career in the federal government, serving in the United States Department of the Treasury and the United States Secret Service. Nathaniel was active in church as a youth, and continued to serve God as an active member of St. Mary's Baptist Church when he resided in Washington D.C. When Nathaniel returned to Walterboro, SC in 1995, he attended Canaan Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a Trustee and dedicated his time and energy to many ministries over the years. 

Affectionately known as "Uncle Nat","Butter" and "Nat" he was committed to his immediate and extended family members. He looked forward to family reunions and served for many years as the Treasurer of the Smalls - Bellinger - Haynes - Tucker Family Reunion Committee. Those who knew him well were never surprised to see him eating mint candy nor to hear him sharing his favorite sayings, which included, “Roll with the punches but don’t get knocked out,” and "Don't worry, be happy."

Nathaniel leaves to cherish his memory his two sons, Reginald (Laurian) Smalls and André (Monica) Smalls; grandchildren, Tiffany (Thomas), Randall, Jevon and Xavier; favorite niece and great-nephew, Kimberly and KiJuan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Nathaniel is survived by his sister, Lizzie Smalls Washington. However, we know that he has joined
his siblings Janell Smalls Gadson, Eddie Smalls, Mannie Smalls, James Smalls, Celia M. Smalls Tighman, Ella Mae Smalls White, and Mildred Smalls Murray in glory.

As service arrangements have been updated below, we encourage you to share in expressions of love and reflections, as they will serve as comfort to this bereaved family.  Services will be live-streamed. 

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June 8, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Koger's Mortuary Service
508 South Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488

Celebration of Life
June 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Koger's Mortuary Service
508 South Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
June 9, 2022

New House Cemetery
Songbird Land
Cottageville, South Carolina, SC 29435

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