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February 11, 2023

Mr. Bernard Louis McNair, 65, affectionately known as “Billy” of Petersburg, departed this life peacefully, Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Bon Secours-Southside Medical Center, Petersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Hannah McNair of Petersburg; brothers, Herbert McNair (Francine) and Cecil McNair (Phyllis); sisters. Mary Lee Jefferson and Catherine M. Collins (Rev. Claybon Collins).

Bernard worked many jobs before his health declined.

Left to cherish his memories: his loving daughter, Sylvia Newby (Terry) of Woodbridge, VA; granddaughter, Mahoghany Malden of Petersburg, VA; grandsons, Te Quante Malden and Tavarea Malden of Woodbridge, VA; great-grandchildren, Kyrell Malden and Ki’Are Malden-Scott of Woodbridge; siblings, Rufus McNair of Petersburg, Margaret McNair of Hopewell, Eloise Stephens of Petersburg, Larry McNair (Alice) of Chesterfield, Patricia Hill (Wayne), of Petersburg, Jeffrey McNair of Petersburg, and Tyrone McNair (Felicia) of Newport News, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to include very special friends, Thomas Branch and Butch Johnson of Petersburg.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Bernard L. McNair have been entrusted to the caring professionals of Bland Funeral Home, 137 Harrison Street, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-7841. Please keep the family in Prayer.