Florence Claggion

Sunrise: April 18, 1947

Sunset: April 28, 2021
Florence Marie Claggion was born to the late James and Otelia Brown, on April 18, 1947. She was born in Norfolk County, also known as the Twin Pines area, of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was a Class of 1965 graduate of Crestwood High School. After high school, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Norfolk State University.
Florence spent most of her adult life in New Jersey where she married the late James Claggion Jr and raised their three children.
Florence retired, after 34 years of service, as the Director of Finance and Budget with the Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D) located in Newark, New Jersey. Florence and James chose to retire to the Chesapeake, Virginia area to enjoy retirement near where they were raised.
Florence led a very vibrant and full life in her retirement. She was a Chesapeake senior who enjoyed Zumba, exercising at the local YMCA, traveling between her children’s homes to spend time with her grandchildren, as well as, traveling with her lifelong friends several times a year. Florence truly loved and adored her family and this bought her tremendous joy.
Florence was a proud member of the M.G.T. (Muslim Girl Training) of the Nation of Islam, N.A.R.F.E (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) and the following local clubs: Southside Pioneers, Distinguished Seniors and Silver Strands.
On April 28, 2021, Florence transitioned peacefully, at home, surrounded by her three children James, Jamaal and Asya.
Florence is survived by her three children, James Claggion III of Chesapeake, Va. (Angel Claggion), Jamaal Claggion of Lorton, Va. (Tanesha Claggion), and Asya Claggion-Wyche of Lumberton, NJ (Waymouth Wyche);  nine grandchildren: the late James “JC” Claggion IV (2018), Christian “CJ” Claggion, Deandre Newby, Jamaal “LJ” Claggion Jr., Jordyn Claggion, Jasoni Marie Welch, Jasmyn Claggion, Aamillah Claggion, Ava Rippey and Alani Marie Claggion. Two siblings: Elaine Smith of Virginia Beach, Va. (Ferley Smith) and Naim Jihad of Newport News, Va. (Sheila Jihad), as well as, a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Ave Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, May 7, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Lyon Shipyard Team says

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and Blessings to you, during your time of need.

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    Crestwood High School Alumni Association, Inc. says

    We were sadden to hear of Florence’s untimely death. She was a proud supporter of the Crestwood High School Alumni Association. Her true Bomber spirit and community service will always be remembered. May God give you peace and comfort.

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    Stephen Jenkins - Nu Psi 96 says

    Condolences to the Claggion Family on the passing of your beautiful mother. May the Lord continue to provide peace and comfort to you all during your time of grief.

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    Sister Tamara Muhammad says

    I am so sorry to hear of Sister Florence’s passing. She was a very warm, kind person. May Allah be pleased with her.

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    Ella J Anderson says

    Distinguished Seniors of Chesapeake Senior Clubs

    May 5, 2021 at 1:25 pm
    The Distinguished Seniors are saddened to hear that our sister, Florence Claggion, has departed this life. She will be greatly missed. May God continue to be with the family.

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    Ohnja Bynum (Swamp) ‘99 Nu Psi says

    My sincere condolences to the Claggion family. May you get comfort during this very difficult time.

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    Dr. Latisha Ellis says

    Sending love and prayers of comfort to our family during this walk through the valley🌿

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    Candice Chambers- Rebolledo says

    Sending my Love, comfort and condolences to Asya, Jamaal and James. Your mother was a true blessing to anyone that crossed her path. She will be greatly missed.

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    Ayesha Gibbs says

    To Asya and family, I pray for your strength and endurance and know that God is near you in this sorrowful time…. Asya I love you be strong as your mother would want..xxxooo love esha

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