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Edward G. Gallop


Sunrise: July 12, 1943

Sunset: February 15, 2021

Edward Garland Gallop (aka Punkin, Dr. EGG), 77 years old, slipped into eternal rest on February 15, 2021. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 12, 1943, the first born of the late Alfred and Althea Gallop. Edward attended public schools in Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia and graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 1964 where his classmates voted
him as “Most Likely to Succeed”, “Best Dressed”, and “Best Dancer”. Edward joined the United States Army in 1965, received his training in Germany, and was certified as an Army Tank Mechanic. After completion of his tour, he received an honorable
discharge in 1971. Upon returning home, he attended Norfolk State University for two years.

After college, his career path led him to several avenues of employment, including working with the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Along with his brother, Michael, he founded AA Towing Service and had a body-repair shop in Portsmouth, VA. As the owner operator of AA Towing, he became the first African American to receive a towing contract from the City of Norfolk. His
final employment was with the International Longshoreman Association Local 1970 where he worked until he was injured and retired in 1992.

Edward was charming and a great talker on many different subjects. He was a smart dresser and frequently looked as if he was stepping out of GQ magazine. He was very family oriented; it was very common to see him and his momma cruising around town together. His love of fancy cars and motorcycles led him to found the Corvette Club of Tidewater along with his brother, Michael and becoming a member of the Tidewater Rider Motorcycle Club. He was a member of the Virginia Camping Cardinals RV’ers Camping Club, the NAARVA RVer’s Club, and a member of a social club, the TUX Club, Inc., for more than 20 years. He loved traveling in outfit of choice (pajama pants, tee shirts and shoes of comfort); whether it was by plane, train,
car, motorcycle, and of course, his RV, that he often used to travel the country to attend Bike Meets.

Edward was predeceased by his mother and father, his brother, Michael T. Gallop, and two sons, Brian Corprew and Bryant Speller. He leaves to cherish his memory; four daughters, Veronique Gallop Copeland (Terence), Tracee McMillian (Ira), Toni Johnson (George), and Desharmyn Falden; one son, Barry Speller; five grandchildren, Keyana Boston (Marques), Brianna Harris, Shamar Eaton, Devin Eaton, and Brian Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Khaliyah Butts, Elsa Halliday, Deziyah Hunter, and Kamya Taylor; his sister-in-law. Geraldine “Geri” D. Gallop; his loving and caring partner, Adrianne Carter; a special family friend, Shawn James; aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, all who loved him dearly; and four loving fur babies, Poseidon, Apollo, Kodi, and Achilles.

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    Tammy Kee-Freemam says

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the entire Gallop family. May God continue to bless and keep you all. I met Mr Gallop through my brother and he was such a loving person always looking out for others. Take your rest.

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    James Wilson says

    My condolences to the family of Ed. May he Requiescat In Pace (RIP) in the arms of the Lord. 🙏🏾

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    Desharmyn Falden says

    You will be sorely missed. Although you are no longer here, I will cherish our long talks and will never forget how much you wished I never moved away. “It is what it is” as you would say. Im gonna miss you, but I’ll always be your baby girl. No one, I mean no one, will ever be able to change that. Take your rest now and I’ll see you on the other side. Your loving daughter, DeSharmyn

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    Mr & Mrs Michael Boston - Gainesville, VA says

    Our deepest condolences and prayers on the loss your beloved Father and Grand-Father. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Denise Walston says

    Praying for the entire Gallop and Walston family. Pumpkin was our eldest cousin. We all argued with him, genuinely cared deeply for him, and often called him, Mr GQ. Rest our dear cousin. Take your rest!

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      Deirdre Gallop-Anderson says

      My deepest condolences to the Gallop family on the loss of “Punkin” – my cousin. He was kind, loved and cared about family. May you find strength in fond memories, and knowing that others are keeping you in thought and prayer. Rest well Cousin “Punkin” with Aunt Althea.

      Love and blessings,
      Deirdre, Olivia and Matilda

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    owen durham jr says

    Two of my best FRIENDS,MIKE and EDWARD GALLOP from the 1960,s to now.GOD BLESS the family and MOM.I shared MIKE,S love of CLASSIC cars and CORVETTES, to this day.Till WE SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN IN GOD,S HOUSE. YOUR LIFETIME FRIEND “””OWEN DURHAM OR (NICKNAME )

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      J. Speller, Old School Legends says

      Condolences to Gallop Family.
      I am honored and blessed to have known Pumpkin. He was truly a blessing in my life. He will be missed. Now, the Angels rejoice as a good soul has made it’s way home! My sincere sympathy to the family.

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    Elizabeth Martin says

    Our hearts go out to your family during these challenging times.
    Your loss is shared by many who knew “Pumpkin” well.
    May you feel the strength of God through your friends and family as you travel this new journey; just know you are not alone.
    Sincerely,
    The Family of the Late Willie and Vinnie Boddie of Cullen Ave:
    Wylean Jenkins and Family and
    Elizabeth Martin and Glenn Robinson

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    James C. Spruill says

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Ed we have been friends
    for so many years, we went from Norfolk to other parts of the world
    even when we were overseas I looked up and there he was got back I was going in the hospital that was a few years later in Hardy looked up there he was at a dance there he was LOL I know that when I get to the other side he will be there. I will miss you old friend

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      Toni says

      Words truly can’t explain the way that I feel I know that the the Lord does not make any mistakes I will continue to love you beyond all measures I thank God for allowing us to have a bond that no one could every take away I am going to continue to trust God in everything that I do it’s been a little rough but I must say I will get through I’m going to try my best to make sure that we all get along and be on one Accord because I know that you did not like confusion so with that being said I love you Dad and you will always have a place in my heart continue to rest no more pain no more suffering love your daughter Toni

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    Lamont Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved ed. He is sorely missed.”

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    Stewardess Holmes says

    To Mrs. Tracee McMillan (Ira) and family for a time as this, know that I have you all in my prayers. God will not gave you anything that he can’t heal. Stay strong for this time of your life. Heaven has received an angel of your earthly Father and also an angel of your earthly Grandmother. Now they both are walking around heaven with no hurt or pain! I Stewardess Holmes of St. Paul A.M.E. Church will keep you all in prayer for a time as this! God bless you all🙏.

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    Thaddeus-Ruth Cason says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you rest east in Paradise until we meet again ..♥️

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    Margaret Shearin Bell says

    My deepest condolences to you, Eddie’s family. He was my brother’s best friend through high school and afterwards. I remember him so well as my little brother. My heart goes out to you. May all the pleasant memories you have console you!❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾
    Margaret Shearin Bell,
    Milton Shearin’s sister

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    Tina Salley says

    My condolences and prayers to the family. I met him years ago while working with the city of Norfolk. He was a kind man, always about his business. God rest his soul🙏

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    Isaac (Vamp) Leathers says

    My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. I met and knew through the many motorcycle rides and events. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace my brother.

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    Francis Family says

    Hoping you can find comfort in knowing how much Mr. Gallop meant to so many. We will miss our neighbor.

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    Alfreda Green says

    To The Gallop Family:
    From the former Norfolk Police, Meter Monitors and Retired Police Dispatchers we;
    Send our condolences to the the Children and the family..The Gallops are in our prayers and hearts..Respectfully Alfreda Green and Friends

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      Toni says

      Words truly can’t explain the way that I feel I know that the the Lord does not make any mistakes I will continue to love you beyond all measures I thank God for allowing us to have a bond that no one could every take away I am going to continue to trust God in everything that I do it’s been a little rough but I must say I will get through I’m going to try my best to make sure that we all get along and be on one Accord because I know that you did not like confusion so with that being said I love you Dad and you will always have a place in my heart continue to rest no more pain no more suffering love your daughter Toni

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