Sterling B. Tisdale Petersburg, Virginia Obituary

Sterling B. Tisdale

On the morning of Friday, December 11, 2015 surrounded by his family God called home his beloved son, Mr. Sterling Banks Tisdale affectionately known as "Sonny" at the age of 82. He was born on October 26, 1933 to the late Mack Tisdale and Victoria Morgan in Lunenburg, Va., where he also received his education. At an early age he confessed Christ at Union R.U.Z.A. Church in Meredithville, Va. Upon relocating to McKenney, he become a member of First Baptist Church, McKenney, Va. He was a great provider, Sterling believed that a man should work for what he wants. He instilled in his family that you should strive to be independent and not depend on others to do for you. God anointed his hands to be a laborer in his garden. Not only was his garden a means of provision for his family, it also became a community garden. He was employed in the field of construction until he retired, at age 72. In 1955, he met and married the love of his life, Elizabeth Wilson Tisdale and from that union they were blessed with four children whom he adored. Sterling exemplified what a husband, father, grandfather, and a friend was. He did whatever it took to make sure that those who came in contact to him would succeed. He spoke in a quiet and still voice but when he spoke he was heard. Sterling's humble, meek, and gentle spirit will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister. He leaves to cherish his legacy, a loving and beloved wife of 60 years, Elizabeth W. Tisdale of McKenney, Va.; four precious children, Wanda Roberts (Clarence) of Petersburg, Va., Alton Tisdale and Andre Tisdale both of Darvills, Va., and Zandra Tisdale of Blackstone, Va.; four grandchildren, Cajuin Vaughan (Kelisa), and Ashley Roberts both of Petersburg, Va., Kayla and Taylor Coles both of Blackstone, Va.; one great grandchild, Juan Farrar of Petersburg, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Everlean Tisdale, and Lilly M. Tisdale both of South Hill, Va., and Ruth Tisadale of Kenbridge, Va.; a brother-in-law, Jerry F. Beard (Dorethea) of Petersburg, Va.; two former sons-in-law, Richard Perry of Amelia, Va. and Calvin Coles of Blackstone, Va.; special friends, Clarence Roberts, Windell Tucker, Rev. Alexander Williams, Betty Tisdale, Robert Mays, Lisa Creighton and Katie Stokes, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Services for Mr. Sterling B. Tisdale will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Big Bethel Baptist Church, 10111 Marguerita Ragsdale Street, McKenney, Va., the Rev. Alexander Williams, Pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, Va. Wake service from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday, December 14, 2015 at the funeral establishment. The family will assemble 10:00 A.M. the day of the service and receive friends at 11037 Asbury Road, McKenney, Va. Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Tisdale at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com. Funeral: Big Bethel Baptist Church , 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 15, 2015
October 26, 1933 - December 11, 201510/26/193312/11/2015
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Obituary for Sterling B. Tisdale in Petersburg, Virginia

On the morning of Friday, December 11, 2015 surrounded by his family God called home his beloved son, Mr. Sterling Banks Tisdale affectionately known as "Sonny" at the age of 82. He was born on October 26, 1933 to the late Mack Tisdale and Victoria Morgan in Lunenburg, Va., where he also received his education. At an early age he confessed Christ at Union R.U.Z.A. Church in Meredithville, Va. Upon relocating to McKenney, he become a member of First Baptist Church, McKenney, Va. H...

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Monday, December 14 2015
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Petersburg, VA 23803
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