The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 5, 2013

Abraham Clayton Bernard

The Commercial-News

---- — Beloved and beautiful angel, Abraham Clayton Bernard, 6 years old, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

Abraham was born Nov. 6, 2007, the son of Lori Bernard and Todd Smiley Sr.

Abraham will be missed by his mother, Lori, and his father, Todd; also by brothers, Jacob Bernard and TJ Smiley; sister, Tricia Smiley; uncles, Mike, Bill and Robert Bernard, Mark, and Tony and Tom Smiley; grandmother, Merrilee Bernard; godmother, Carrie Caspers; many cousins; and many, many friends.

Abraham attended kindergarten at Prairie Elementary School in Urbana, where he was much loved by all who worked with him. During his brief time on earth, he enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, although bluegrass seemed to be his favorite.

Abraham loved to socialize and never knew a stranger. Balloons always brought a smile to his face. Abraham touched many hearts and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

A visitation will begin 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Sunset-Urbas Chapel in Westville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Abraham’s family. Please join Abraham’s family in sharing memories, photos and video of his life through his tribute wall at

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