Esther Ulloa Whitehead

Sunrise: September 15, 1938

Sunset: May 2, 2019

Esther Ulloa Almonte Whitehead was born September 15, 1938 in Altamira, Dominican Republic to the late Santiago Ulloa and Mercedes Almonte. She is predeceased by her husband, Lonnie P. Whitehead, Sr. (1SG, US Army Ret.); a step-son, Lonnie P. Moore; a brother, Humberto Arias and a sister, Dorcas M. Arias. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS Degree in Education in 1988. She was a member of Cedars of Lebanon Seventh Day Adventist Church where she served as a faithful Deaconess. Esther was also one of the Charter members of the Hampton Roads Hispanic SDA church. She was also part of the Bible Study Ministry with Amazing Facts. She loved the Lord and loved to share His love, grace, mercy, and sacrifice with others. She was a quiet, reserved, soft spoken woman, but when she spoke she had great words of wisdom and you wanted to “listen up”. She was compassionate and always giving. Our mom loved to read, write, and garden. She gave of her time, her finances, and the clothes off her back to others. Esther would literally send huge barrels filled to the brim with items of all kind to the very poor in her home country, Dominican Republic. Esther was a beautiful soul, inside and out. She loved her family with all her heart.

She is survived by her children Wanda Lopez of Orlando, FL; Yolanda Davis (Gordon) of Virginia Beach; Jacqueline Duckson (Nelson) of Ft. Stewart, GA; Ivah Mitchell (Gerald) of Williamsburg; Lonnie Whitehead II of Alexandria, VA; a step-daughter, Jetter Eason (Otis) of North Carolina. Also, five siblings, David S. Ulloa, Noemi Ulloa, Milagros Ulloa, Isabel Ulloa and Victor Arias. Also, special nieces, Amy Hunter, Birmania Guerrero and Nancy Humphrey; a special cousin/sister Elba Moretta. Also, nine grandchildren, Gregorio Vazquez, Estrella Rivera, Diego Tate, G. Christopher Davis Jr., Ariana Davis, Nicholas Davis, Gavin Mitchell, Gabrianna Mitchell, and Victor Whitehead; other grandchildren, Derrick A. Moore, Karen Daily, Lonnie L. Moore, Joey Moore, Michael Moore-Storrs, Tamico Burton, Maya and James Duckson; two great-grandchildren, Alexia and Julian Vazquez and a host of beloved family and friends

Viewing Thursday, May 9, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Family Receiving Friends Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Friday, May 10, 2019 12 Noon Cedars of Lebanon Church 1977 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Twana D. Maben says

    Jackie Duckson and family,

    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    Keeping you and your loved ones in prayer during this difficult time.

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    Brenda Huff says

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of mrs. whitehead, god knew best, my prayers will be lifted up for the family. weeping endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. peace and love to Yolanda Davis and family. Sincere Sympathy

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    Leona Jones and family! says

    Peace and Love to you and family on your lost. My prayers are with you and continue to hold on to God’s unchanging hand!

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      Deli says

      I’m very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please know that soon we will reunite with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, John 11.; John 5:28,29

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    Joycelyn Jones & Family says

    Yolanda and family and siblings,
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. I pray for comfort for all of you during this sad time. May the Lord’s presence be a comfort to you as she rest and we wait for His soon return.

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    Simone Walls says

    To All the families of Sister Whitehead, we’ve known you all many years, please know that my siblings, Jason, Stacey & Myself were very saddened by the news of the passing of your Mother. Please know that we send our deepest condolences and that we’re praying for you and your family. We Love You and again please accept our sympathies.

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