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Darren A. Graves


Sunrise: March 19, 1970

Sunset: August 26, 2019

Darren Antonio Graves
MARCH 19, 1970 – AUGUST 26, 2019

On August 26, 2019 Darren was called home he entered the eternal presence of God. Darren was born March 19,1970 to Helen Graves and Kenneth Reid of Norfolk, Virginia. He was later a student at Lake Taylor High School. He was employed as a painter at the local shipyards. Darren (Pokey) as we all called him could make you laugh.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Goodwin and son Jocqui Garry. Survivors include stepfather Joseph Goodwin of Norfolk, sisters Gabrielle Cleveland and Lasona (James) Chapman both of Norfolk; brother Dennis Goodwin of Norfolk, two half brothers and sisters; daughters JaNeisha Garry of Virginia Beach, mother (Jennie) Alexis Graves of Norfolk, mother (Tracie), grandson Nyzeir Etheridge and a soon to be grandchild; four aunts Edith Jackson, Juanita G. Crocker, Carlene Graves all of Norfolk, and Joyce Ann of Virginia Beach; four uncles Samuel Graves of Norfolk, Jaspen Graves (Denise) of Tennessee, Terry (Pam) Graves of Portsmouth and Ricky Graves of Tennessee. His memories will also be cherished by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pokey loved his reggae music, he loved being a disc jockey there wasn’t a block party out Diggs Park that he wasn’t right there by the DJ BOX, HE REALLY LOVED MUSIC, HE TRULY WILL BE MISSED!

Viewing Monday, September 2, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523

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    Tracie says

    You’ll be missed and. always loved,. May your spirit live on through your children, grandchildren , family, & friends,

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    Retta says

    Rest In Peace poggy. Love Retta

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    Nikki (lil sis) says

    Rest in peace big brother. You and our daddy…

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    Tonya Alston-Carroll says

    To Graves Family, I love yall and you have my sincere condolences. Pokey will be truly missed.

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