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Elijah E. Rumble


Sunrise: September 8, 1979

Sunset: September 19, 2019

Elijah Edmund Rumble, our beloved Son, Father, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, and Friend was a heavenly gift given to his parents on September 8, 1979. In the early hours of September 19, 2019,while in Bahrain, he entered an eternal rest. He was truly a blessing to his family and friends. Elijah was educated in the Virginia Beach City Schools, graduating in 1998 from Princess Ann High School where he was a member of the ROTC and the basketball team. Elijah joined the United States Navy after graduation from high school, and gave eight dedicated years to the military. After his service to his country, Elijah followed in his father’s footsteps, and joined the Military Sea Lift Command (MSC) as a 2nd class cook. He also had a love for the “ Lakers” (basketball), and a love of the hip-hop fashion sneakers which he collected and wore.

Elijah leaves to celebrate his life and memory his loving and devoted parents, Mr. Charles Robert “Champ” Rumble and Mrs. Rosa Laverne Rumble ( Portsmouth, VA); five children, Eemoni and Jaiden Rumble( Streamwood, IL),Tamijah Rumble( Portsmouth, VA), Nisha Wood and Dyamond Wood( Melbourne, FL); a brother, Charles Robert Rumble, III (Portsmouth, VA), a special friend, Tamika Hall( Portsmouth, VA), 1st wife, Chaquita Rumble, 2nd wife, Latresha Rumble, a special sister-in-law,  Treas Carr, three military brothers, Aaron “Smooth” Winn, John Kirkman, and Cleon Jones; nine uncles and seven aunts. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews,cousins , and many friends.

“A Son’s Final Tribute To his Dad” “It’s not about you anymore when you’re a real man..,. I watched my dad Charles Rumble teach me that…my mom and dad damn near raised all my cousins in the family and we grew up to be like brothers and sisters no matter what was going on.. we a unit..I don’t post too much about him…but I love him for everything he’s done for me. I love you Dad. Keep on bringing that good a__wisdom. And we can watch those good a__ fights.

All for Dorothy Mae’s children #Portsmouth #Charlestown… mom and dad. I know he won’t respond. You still the CHAMP.
Written by Elijah to his Dad 7/30/19

Viewing Saturday, October 5, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Viewing Sunday, October 6, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, October 7, 2019 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Brother Foy says

    Fair Winds & following seas Rest Well Seaman,Rest in Peace

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    Shirley Hicks and family says

    Sorry for the loss of your son will continue to keep you and your family in prayer

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    Taharawoods@gmail.com says

    I am do sorry for the lost of Elijah your son my nephew. I pray for this entire family may God bless you and keep you during this time and for ever and always . Love your California family.

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    Audrey Callum says

    So sorry for your loss. Sending our most sincere condolences. Love Audrey and family🙏

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    Your Shipmates says

    Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea,
    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
    When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home.

    Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;

    For tho’ from out our borne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.
    (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

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    Janice Pierce says

    To The Rumble Family,. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one.

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    Crystal says

    My dear cousin you will be truly missed! Until we meet again. I love you

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    Monika Lee says

    Rest in Paradise my friend!!! I will miss talking talking to you!!! Praying for your family everyday!!! Love you bro

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