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Ernestine Yvonne Blowe


Sunrise: October 2, 1963

Sunset: November 5, 2020

Nina Ernestine Blowe, the daughter of the late Edna Spivey and Ernest Blowe was born on October 2, 1963 in Maryland, Nina entered eternal rest on November 5, 2020. She was survived by her God sent parents, Jeanette Monte and Tom Perry. She moved to Virginia where she resided most of her life. Virginia was her heart and home, Nina has a passion for her community and how she could give back. Her vision was to bring together acceptance of the minority LGBT Community. She was determined to open doors for everyone she could help along the way. Nina became a promoter of LGBT events serving the Hampton Roads Area and abroad. Becoming Legendary for her attributes and serving the community for over the past twenty-five years, during those years she established a family, becoming a mother, grandmother, auntie, sister and mentor to many that she loved dearly. Nina became a member of The Great Awakening United Church of Christ, giving her life to Christ and joining the choir.

Nina was preceded in death by her sisters, India Blowe and Ivanette Blowe and her grandson, Dallas Blowe. Left to cherish her fond memories are her loving children; LaToya Blowe (Stephanie Boyd), and Ronald Blowe (Sabrina); sisters, Tammy Blowe and Meshelda Gibbs, brothers, Alfred McGlone, Ernest Blowe and Jason Spivey, grandchildren, DeKenra Blowe, Ronnasha Blow, Ronnesha Blowe and Dareon Blowe and two great-grandchildren, Amina Blowe and Jasiah Hardy, Jr. and a special loving friend, La-Trina Collins and a host of caring nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Yvonne says

    I love you Ms Nina. We are missing you down here Rest In Peace. We will keep your name alive. Sending prayers & condolences to the family with love

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      Catrina banks says

      Love you Nina, the lord had other plans for you! You are only absent from the body! Your spirit is with the lord now!

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    Dr. Sylvester Starkes says

    I am really caught off guard getting the news of the passing of Nina. I have so many memories of seeing her in living colors back in the day. May her works and Legacy live on, she has touched so many lives in the world of entertainment locally and abroad ! Rest well Ms. Nina!❤️❤️❤️

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    vanessa R Carpenter says

    Nina you were so special to me.I will miss your beautiful smile and giving spirit.We just celebrated your birthday.Im still numb..My condolences to the family.Praying God continues to comfort you.

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      LaShan Williams Privott says

      To The Family of Nina, Nina was a sweet and giving person she took my brother under her wing and treated him just like he was her own son. When our parents and aunt passed earlier this year she was right there for my brother and our family she will definitely be missed by all who knew her. Just remember god only takes the best to be in his garden and Nina was one of the best Rest in paradise💗💗💗 “Willie Mingo Sister”

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    Sha’ron says

    My dearest Nina,

    An eternal legend. You were a beautiful, soulful, and illustrious woman with an angelic voice. It was an honor and a privilege to have once had you as my girlfriend. My heart aches because I miss you terribly.

    In so many ways you have touched my life and made it better. Your winning personality and infectious smile made this world a much better place. Your heavenly soul will continue to be a beacon of light for us all.

    You are a world-renowned icon with a legacy that will live in infamy. I will love you, forever. Rest In Paradise!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Nina’s family. I will always keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

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      CIERREA SUTTON says

      Ms Nina was roll model to everyone she been around. She made us the LGBT community matter when no one else cared about us. I happy that I got to meet Ms. Nina and I considered her a friend Thank you Ms Nina you will missed 4 ever.

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    UneekOne (Neek) says

    NINA… Nina…wow… Didn’t know the last thing you would say to me was “Thank You” via text. The weekend of your birthday, you asked me to perform for you… not knowing that it would have been my last performance with/ for you…💔 although there are many that have known you for years, I’ve only have the opportunity of knowing for a short period of time, but I can truly say you were a true supporter… someone who has always recognized me for being a great entertainer…Nina, I thank you. ❤ I thank you for being YOU! Thank you for being such a great promoter for the LGBTQ community. May your legacy live through the LGBTQ Family forever!! S.I.P…❤

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    Phoebe Arrington says

    Take your rest Nina. I will cherish the time i knew you. You were always keeping smiles on faces. Rest in Peace

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      Tee Sutton says

      Nina you was a great soul. I always will remember you and telling me do the right thing Tee. Didnt think this would happen now. I wish I could be there. Rest up until we meet again

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    Tinika Battle says

    First and foremost I would like to send my condolences to the family. Nina you were such a inspirational person to everyone. Your words of encouragement and wisdom have touched a lot of us in the LGBT community. Nina I am going to miss you so much . Rest Easy my love until we meet again.

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    Susan Mizrahi says

    Nina, my sister by choice. God keep you in His loving arms and send His Holy Spirit to comfort your family. Toya I know if love could have kept her here she would be by your side. You’re the best daughter a mom could want. Rest in eternal peace Nina.

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    MzCali Divine (aka The quiet one) says

    I would like to say that it has been an honor, a privilege, and a blessing to have such a guardian angel as a friend and a mother figure. Nina took me in as one of her own and has given me so much guidance, advice and support over the years. 
    I will never forget how she taught me to move in silence, let my work speak for itself, and that everything wasn’t meant to be publicized. That alone changed my life, my success, and has molded me into the woman that I am known for today. Ma’ Thank you!

    No doubt, I will miss the many great parties, BBQs, events, and celebrations of all sorts we shared together as a Divine family. #D4L

    I love you Ma’ for the way you loved me, and leave me with so much to fondly remember. 
    Virginia has truly lost an angel in physical form but you’ll always be here in Spirit, as you are the heart and soul of VA.

    Those who knew Nina Divine (Blowe) were enriched by her honesty, kindness and generosity.  She was extremely hardworking, always full of love and energy, with a passion for entertainment. Nina was a wonderful mother and friend to anyone who crossed her path. We shall all miss her dearly… “Th Legendary Nina Divine”… y’all sit back and relax …The show has just begun!

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    Prince (Katt) watson says

    Grandma Nina…
    I don’t know we’re to start…
    it’s hard being able to accept the fact you are gone but I know you are going to be with the Lord. I just want to thank you for the opportunity you given me when I was young and looking for a way to learn how to become a entertainer but how can I be under GMA Nina lol. I remember the time when you just pulled me away from people to focus on dancing, opening up for you and just being able to meet so many people and travel because of you. I would not have been your grandson PRINCE ENT of you didn’t believe in me. I love you so much for given me love and encouragement. I know I may have been distance but we were always going to find a way to be close. I love you so much and I will always hold a place in my heat for you… the dinners, club nights, Talks, laughs will be the memorable moment I will share!

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    Dorothy Williams says

    I’m deeply saddened by the loss that you and your have encountered. My condolences.

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    Merry Clarke says

    My condolences go out to the family an friends of Nina.I use to party at the clubs she was at .I always had a good time .Nina knew me by name (Merry) an she was a nice person .She definitely will b missed.Im sooo sorry for your loss.God Bless..

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    Rico says

    Im just so glad I got the pleasure of meeting you and now you in your final resting place and you are at peace until we meet again…….You had the warmest spirit and the most prettiest smile….Love your grandson Rico…..We love you and will continue to hold you down here on Earth…….

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    Deborah. Hall (Black) says

    To the family. My condolences and prayers. Nina thank you for all the moments we shared. We had a great time being partners @ metropolis night club. The many calls cheering each other on business ventures. Even our last 3 convo’s about business. Gonna miss you. May your spirit bless us all.

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