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Dellaviola K. Culpepper-James


Sunrise: January 23, 1971

Sunset: July 19, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, the Lord came and took Della to her heavenly home. Dellaviolla “K.C.” James, 49 was born in Portsmouth, VA on January 23, 1971. She was the oldest of Joann and Thomas Culpepper, Sr. Della graduated from I.C. Norcom, Tidewater Community College with an A.D. and Norfolk, State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.

She has had various jobs, Clerk at Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice School, Home Healthcare Aide and fast food industry. At the time of her passing she worked for CititTrend for over 12 years. Della met and fell in love with her husband William “David” James. This union had a son, William “Donte” Culpepper. Della Never met a stranger. She loved to laugh. She was always telling me “go to your Corner”. Della was a strong, beautiful, caing and loving woman. She loved her Lord and Savior, family and friends.

Della was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunties; Youneko Artis and Jacqueline Atkins, uncle, Harold Robinson and
cousin, Tanneko Blount. Left to cherish her precious memories is her parents, Joann and Thomas Culpepper, Sr., husband,
William David; son, William Donte (Tashayia); brother, Thomas Culpepper, Jr. of Portsmouth, VA; three uncles, Ernell Robinson
(Monica) of North Andover, MA; Joseph Blount and Darrell Richardson of Portsmouth, VA; two aunts, Annettie Tyson of Portsmouth, VA and Robin Thomas (Darrell) of Servern, MD; special aunt, Charmaine Youmans of Washingston, DC along
with a host of family and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5606 Portsmouth Bouelvard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Graveside Service Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00am Lincoln Cemetery 3901 Deep Creek Blvd Portsmouth, VA 23702 Interment Lincoln Cemetery 3901 Deep Creek Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23702 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Rotia Dudley says

    Della…. I love you girl you have always been the only friend I had I seen you like a sister you will always be in my heart….Mr. David and dontae if you need me for anything even if it’s just to talk I’m there
    Rest unlit we meet again della

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    Thea Twisdale says

    Dear David and Donate, I loved me some Della. She was amazing women and I feel so blessed to have had her as my friend. She shined bright and always made you feel welcome. I will miss her a lot.
    I love you Della!

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    Rose Boone says

    Condolences to the Family of Della…You will truly be missed…
    A forever ANGEL….

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    ANGELA TROTTER says

    Condolences to the Family of Della…A beautiful person gone too soon. You will truly be missed………

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    Sebrena R Daughtry says

    To the entire family of Della my prayers are with u. She was a very sweet and kind young lady to know and very helpful and polite working at Citi trends. Rest in heaven my friend

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    Kayla Wilson says

    Della, you were like a big sister to me. I will miss our times we spent together. You knew how to brighten up a day. You will truly be missed.
    Mr. David and Donte. Della loved you two so much. She talked about yall every chance she got. She was proud to be the wife and mother of you two. I pray that God gives yall peace and your family is in my prayers.

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    Shina Richardson says

    To the family of Della I send my sincere condolences to you all. Della will be truly missed. Friends since elementary.💔💔

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    A Copeland says

    This has been a shocker to me and her ex Naval medical center Hospital co worker. We are truly grateful for the time we shared with her. She was always bubbly and had a kind calming spirit. She will be truly missed.

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    Geneva Vanderhorst says

    Please accept my condolences for Della’s passing. We were IC Norcom class of 1989 classmates. We’re too young to be saying goodbye like this, but please know her memory is cherished. Praying God’s mercy and compassion for each you and asking that the angels bring smiles to your faces when you think of your good times with her. Peace and blessings.

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    Brian Harvey says

    I am at a loss for words and deeply sadden by your loss my friend. I really enjoyed having you as Bre’s God Mother. My Condolences to the family

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    MILDRED WILSON says

    I am loss at words because Della she was an amazing woman. She always gave her customers much respect. I am going to missed her when I come to the store. She would always called me Miss Mildred may u rest in God’s paradise. To the family my prayers are with u during this time

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