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Cecil Leonard Whiley, Jr.


Sunrise: November 14, 1958

Sunset: April 25, 2021
A friend to many and loved by all that came to know him. A kind and loving heart having never met a stranger, has gone to be with the Lord. Cecil Leonard Whiley Jr. affectionately called cisco by those who knew him best passed away on April 25, 2021. Cecil was born on November 14, 1958, in New York City to Cecil Whiley Sr. and Radiah (Olga) McGee. Mr. and Mrs. Whiley Sr. both preceded him in death. Cecil graduated from Charles Evan Hughes High School in 1976. In 1978, Cecil joined the United States Navy and honorably served his country for 12 years. After his service in the Armed Forces, Cecil went on to graduate from ABC Technical College in California earning an Associate Degree. After living in California for several years, Cecil was blessed to become a father of one son, Cecil whiley III affectionately called (Chip) whom he loved and adored. Desiring to be closer with his beloved mother, sisters, and family, Cecil came to Norfolk, VA. He was introduced by his sister Theresa on a blind date, to Lorrie Chapman. After the chance meeting it was love at first sight.  Cecil and Lorrie have been married for 22 years. Cecil love of family has made him a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, brother-in-law, and friend. Cecil adored his many nieces and nephews, and always made time to spend with family. Cecil loved his aunt Brenda of whom he had a special bond.
Cecil accepted faith in Christ in his early 40’s. He would not hesitate to tell others how the Lord changed his life. He would tell you “Man talk to God about it, I do!” We celebrate his life, lifting him up to the Lord as he receives Cecil into his care. We will always love him for he is forever in our hearts. Cecil’s memory is cherished and mourned by his wife of 22 years, Lorrie Whiley; his son, Cecil Whiley III (Bella); his sisters, Teresa Clay of Norfolk, VA (Jeffrey), Arimentha Whiley and Debbie Whiley of Franklin, VA; his brothers, William Jones (Charisse Jones) of New Jersey and youngest brother Cecil L. Whiley, IV; aunts, Cathy McGee and Brenda McGee both of New York; and a host of nieces, nephews and  many cherished friends to mourn his passing.
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    Lotfi Hamdi says

    With a heavy heart I learned about your sudden, unexpected passing dear brother , I still cannot believe that you left us , left all your loved ones behind ! Please rest in peace my dear friend, and I will forever miss you.

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    David Mercado says

    We spoke every morning and complained about the same things…. You were a true brother C. When I saw the text from your Inlaw I broke down. We were just joking about Lori whooping nikkis Ass trying to get him out the closet while me and V we’re staying there. I’m hurt but GOD has man that makes his decisions from morals. I miss you brother.
    Your little brother,
    Mercado

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    Monica Elliott says

    Thinking of the good “ole” Farm Fresh days makes me sad to hear you’re not here anymore. But to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Praying for your family and rest in heavenly peace.

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    Roger Will says

    I am saddened that you are gone but happy to know you are in “The Upper Room” smiling down on all of your family and friends. Rest in Peace Big Cee.. This years baseball season will not be the same. As a life long Dodgers fan I am honored to say, “Go Yankees!! this one time…. Rest easy Yankees Number One Fan.

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    Jeneen Chapman says

    May God bless and keep you in your time of sorrow. My deepest condolences.
    Love your Sister always,
    Jeneen

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    Michelle McGee says

    Rest In Peace cousin …….Although I am not physically there, I’m there in spirit. May God keep Us all whole. My heart is broken in a million pieces as I watch the services. I love you . Rest well Cecil. My deepest condolences to your wife and kids. 😢😢😢😢😢😢

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