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Ella M. Joyner-Majette


Sunrise: September 7, 1923

Sunset: March 21, 2020

Ella Mae Joyner-Majette Quietly and peacefully at home on March 21, 2020 at the age of 96, Evangelist (Mother) Ella Mae Joyner-Majette went home to be with the Lord. She is survived by: 6 grandchildren; Robin Holt (Ron), Diann Holmes, Gloria Waters, Ursula Adams Clinton Hampton (Tina), Sterling Hampton; 10 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; 2 loving sisters (Jeanette Bell and Dorothy Fleetwood); one brother William H Porter (Josie); and many other relatives and friends.

Due to the VA Ordinance of social distancing and limited gathering, a Celebration of Life Service and fellowship will be held at a later time.

Viewing Only Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Interment Zion Southampton A.M.E. Zion Church cemetery Courtland, VA

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    Yvette Ford says

    Sending my condolences to your family. You all were very Blessed to have a Matriarch for so long that was a strong foundation for your family. Praying that this crisis will be over soon so that your family can have closure. God Bless You!

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      Robin says

      Thank you Yvette!

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    PAULETTE PORTER GOODWIN says

    Auntie you always look so good. Love them hats and I’ve never seen you dress down. I will miss you and I know my grandmother will miss you so much. I love when you spent the night with her I thought that was so cute. I will miss all the stories you’ve told us. LOVE YOU R.I.P. Auntie

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      Robin says

      Yes Paulette she loved loved her sister “Doris”. And I know she’s going to miss talking to her everyday. So sorry she won’t be able to come to the viewing. Love you cousin

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    Stephanie says

    Our sincerest condolences to Robin (Ron), Ursula and family. We so very grateful we were fortunate to meet and get to know the original GiGi! She was a true blessing.

    With love,
    Charlie & Stephanie Dyson

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      Robin says

      Thanks Family!

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    Jessie Moore/Karen Moore says

    Sending hugs and kisses during this time. God is still in control and will give you strength!!!

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      Robin says

      Thanks Lil Sis and Please tell Mama Jesse I said I love her and thanks. Praise GOD he left me with another Mom—Love her!

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    Samuel & Sheila Dobbs says

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

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      Robin says

      Thanks Sheila! I know you remember the stories back i our OPM days – whew (smiles!)

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    Robin says

    Will ALWAYS love you Ma! Thinking of all of the great memories will give me joy for years to come – rest in heaven; you’ve earned your REST!!

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    Veronica (BamBam) Drewery says

    Now you rest, Auntie. Will always remember the good talks we had over the years. Hope I had more memories of you to cherish. You will always be remember by everyone who had the blessing of knowing you. With much love from the Porter (J.C.) family.

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    LaTricha T. Bynum says

    Aunt EllaMae,,We love you,,,tell
    Grandma Annie Betty Porter,And Everybody up there we said’We Love and Miss themπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    The Callaways says

    My condolences to you and your family
    Ms. Ella Mae was a gem and the leader of the clan! You all are blessed! She was such a sweet lady. May she rest in peace!

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    Trudy Lindsey says

    Robin,
    Again, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We may not be able to be there for you in person, just know we are definitely there in spirit. God continue to be with you and the family.
    Trudy Lindsey

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    Mark Ely says

    My deepest condolences.

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