Evelyn L. Claggion

Sunrise: August 18, 1934

Sunset: September 8, 2023

On the morning of Friday, September 8, 2023, Evelyn Lucille Claggion peacefully made her heavenly transition from labor to rest. She was born on August 18, 1934 to the late Anderson and Ruth Beale in Queen City area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

“EL”, as she was affectionally known to most, attended high school, nursing school and then she went on to perform various domestic jobs until her retirement. In all of her positions, she exemplified integrity, dedication, commitment and always gave her best. She met and married William “LC” Claggion and from that union six children were born. Evelyn accepted Christ into her life at an early age and was a member of Greater St. Andrews AME Church where she served in many ministries until her health started to decline.

Evelyn was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a smile that would light up a room and a laugh so contagious that you would leave her presence in great joy. She was a virtuous woman that loved her family and loved family gatherings especially the family’s annual “Queen City Day.” Her legacy of wisdom and love will pass on to others whose lives she has touched.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; Anderson and Ruth Beale, Son; William “Skip” Claggion, Daughter; Gwendolyn Sanderson; and siblings; Helen Toliver, Agnes “Bunny” Creecy and Rosa Mae Creecy. She will forever be cherished in the hearts of her children; Maurice (Winsome) Claggion, Alan Claggion, Dennis Claggion, and Wayne Claggion; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother; Purcell Beale and three sisters; Shirley Dillard, Emma Harold and Hattie Beale. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will all miss her dearly.

Viewing Sunday, September 17, 2023 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, September 18, 2023 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Edward Brooks says

    On behalf of Edward & Sharon Brooks and family , we would like to express our deepest condolences to the entire Claggion family for the loss of their loved one ( mother ). It is our prayer that God’s peace be upon the entire family during this most difficult time. We love you and we are here for you .
    Edward & Sharon Brooks

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    Tammy R. Givens and Family says

    I would like to express my deepest condolences to my extended family. Thanks for sharing your Mom with me. Aunt El will always be in my heart. I will cherish her memories with the many pics and videos that I have. RIParadise Aunt El.

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    Melanie Littlejohn Lee says

    Sending prayers and condolences ..my heart is heavy and I mourn with you all. EL was a gem to me and my family when we moved back to Queen City..There’s just so much I want to say..but I’ll just say this” understanding is the best thing in the world” and ” I’ll see you on the first”.. “Shake’em up” cuz..gone but never forgotten!!

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    Michael Mckee says

    The Mckee family like to give our Deepest condolences to the claggion family,RIP MS.ALE

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    Lonnie Twine says

    To Dennis and Family. Sorry to hear about the passing of you mother Bro. My prayers are with you during this sad hour. Prayerfully, Lonnie Twine

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    Cecelia Williams Slade says

    To Dennis. Darnell, Wayne, & Kake:. My deepest sympathy to you and your family in passing of your mom 🙏. We go wayyy back, I love you guys and your mother was one of my favorite people. She had such a happy spirit and sparkling personality. Rest in Peace Ms El ❤️
    May God give you peace and bless you hearts during this difficult time 🙏 Cecelia Williams Slade & Family

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    Lamont Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved EL. She is sorely missed.”

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