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Elijah Rahim Chavis


Sunrise: June 10, 1993

Sunset: January 2, 2020

Elijah Rahim Chavis was born to Charlene Chavis and Jimmy Forston, on June 10, 1993 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He received his education from Portsmouth Public Schools and was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. Elijah received a certificate from the Fatherhood Mentoring Program as an advocate for supporting fathers.

Elijah was a warm-hearted and family-oriented father, son, and brother. He filled family and friends with lively spirits when his presence arose in the room. Greatly recognized for his smile, personality, sense of humor and his favorite expression, “I luh you”. Elijah’s memories and personal moments will be remembered and manifested throughout the hearts of many to last forever.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Charlene and Jimmy; his children: Emoni and Shaheem; grandparents, Cecil and Clarine Coston; three brothers: Kaseem, Jeffery and Kaseem; six sisters: Malkia (Ray), Shermayne, Hannah, Shaquana, Sackeema and Tracy Fortson and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edgar and Mary Fortson and brother, Esau Fortson. He also leaves his special friend Sade Porter and a favorite cousin Veneshia (Mookie).

Viewing Friday, January 10, 2020 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE 2:00pm Saturday, January 11, 2020 Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Olive Branch Cemetery Cpl J M Williams Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23701

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    Dr. J. Leon Knight says

    You’re now at total peace as God and the angels embrace you consolingly saying – “No more worries or earthly challenges now son”! God will share with you what this life on earth was all about.We shall all understand it better by and by! We shall all miss you. Love you, friend forever!

    Dr. J. Leon Knight

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    Juanita Harris-Jones says

    To Charlene and Family~Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and continue to let God be your strong tower during this chapter of life.

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    Brenda Royster-Taylor and West Broad CC Family says

    Condolence to the Chavis family and other family member. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We’re praying and hoping for peace even at this time of sadness. May GOD be with you now and forever.

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    Nisey Perry - Styles says

    To Charlene and family. Hold onto Gods unchanging hand. When you’re feeling sad remember those happy memories. They will sustain you and bring you peace. Look to your family and friends for support. You are all loved. ?

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    Patricia Brown says

    To The CHAVIS FAMILY. SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONE. WE’RE PRAYING FOR YOU FOR SUCH A TIME LIKE THIS, KNOWING THAT GOD WILL CARRY YOU THROUGH. BE ENCOURAGE & HOLD ON TO GOD HAND. LOVE YOU ALL

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    Veronica Powell says

    To Charlene & Family,

    Our condolences to the family. Our hearts go out to you and we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one. When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. He will forever be in your hearts.
    We Love You Sis, The Powell Family

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    sandra verlena greene says

    From my family to yours. We loved you and always will.
    The Greene family.

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    Martine Savage says

    To Charlene and Family
    There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. You’re in my thoughts/prayers/heart.

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    Sonja Williams says

    To Charlene and family.
    On behalf of the Williams family out prayers are with you.
    I got to know Eli over the past year. He was always a soft spoken respectful young man. Always brightening any room he walk in with his beautiful smile and always a right hug and I love you aunty when we departed. Charlene my heart is truly.with you, I am so sorry for your loss my sister. Your in our hearts and prayers.

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    Jerry eckhardt (inks) says

    Words can’t express the hurt I’m feeling. You was just like one of my own. Hanging with my son and even living in my home. You always made us laugh never a dual moment. You are truly missed and always will love you as my nephew. Fly high phew gonna miss you. Rih eli

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    Diane Skeeter says

    TO YOU CHARLENE AND THE FAMILY YOU ALL HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. MAY GOD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU ??

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    Marquice Miller says

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to my cousins Jeff Kaseem, Kaseem Tracie Hannah Sackeema Shaquana Shermayne , uncle jimmy his mom Charlene his sister and his children love you all Eli will forever be in our hearts

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    nelson reid says

    My sincere condolences go out to the family.

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    Marquise Vinson says

    I miss you so much cuz ????????????❤️ you all way in the heart on my mind and walking with me on the street ..i love you family’s

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