Hereminia A. Smith-Jolley

Sunrise: January 5, 1948

Sunset: February 12, 2024

Hereminia Acquilla Smith-Jolley, also known as Mina, passed away on February 12, 2024, at the age of 76 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born on January 5, 1948, in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Hereminia was an energetic, determined, and fun-loving individual. She was highly educated and had a passion for learning. Mina was caring and loving, always putting others before herself.

She was a graduate of Virginia Union University, received a Master Degree from Indiana University, and a teaching degree from Norfolk State University. Hereminia had a successful career and worked for various organizations including Xerox, Girl Scouts of America, Virginia Beach School District, and Norfolk School District.

Mina worshipped at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. In her free time, Hereminia enjoyed volunteering, attending church, sewing, traveling, exercising, watching tennis, and spending time with her family, especiallyΒ her beloved grandchildren.

In her personal and family relationships, Hereminia was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Johnson; her father, Cornelius Johnson; her brother, Cornelius Johnson, Jr.; her brother, Archie Johnson; and her brother, Washington Johnson. Hereminia is survived by her sons: Ashley Smith and William Smith; grandsons, Sawyer Smith and Paxton Smith; daughters-in-law, Sierra and Lora; sister, Bertha L. Harris; brother, Charles Johnson, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Reflection Hour: Saturday, February 24, 2024 11:00 AM St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church 2714 Frederick Blvd. Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 Memorial Service: Saturday, February 24, 2024 1:00 PM St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church 2714 Frederick Blvd. Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 **Flowers and cards can be sent to St. Mark on February 23 and 24**

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    Larry and Gwen Strickland says

    My Condolences to the Smith and Jolley family you are in our thoughts and prayers she is now resting in the Lord from all pain and suffering πŸ™πŸ™

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    Treasell Henderson-Thomas says

    Cousin you will truly be missed. Remembering all are good times during the summers months visiting and our family reunions. I am sending my condolences to the Jolley family and Bertha and Charles. May God continue to watch over you all during this time of bereavement. Hereminia you truly will be missed.
    Blessings and love you, Cousin Sandy πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’β€οΈ

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      Jayla Sellers says

      A beautiful smile and a beautiful soul .

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    Patricia Cheatham says

    My Condolences to the Family. Had the pleasure of working with Ms. Smith-Jolley at NPS. She often spoke of the Love for for her Family. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. Rest In Heaven. πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ

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    Rudy Hargraves says

    My heart is very heavy. Hereminia was such a beautiful spirit and was such a joy to be around. I will always remember her beautiful smile, gentle nature, and outgoing and bubbly personality. I was married to her cousin Jacquelyn Knight and whenever there was a family function, Hereminia as well as her sister Bertha and their brothers always treated me with such kindness. Their entire family had a glow of love around them. I never felt like a stranger when I was around them and I have so much love in my heart for all of them. I feel for her family, her children, and her grandchildren. I understand how difficult this is. Hereminia’s spirit will forever live on in all the hearts she touched and Heaven received another angel. Rest peacefully and I will love you always. – Rudy

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    Erica Lane says

    Will & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    John (jay) & lori Henderson says

    May god bless πŸ™ you all family. You will be missed, our laughter and talks. Summer visits from New Jersey to VA. You have those wings, god will place πŸ™ his arms around you all love you always

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    Craig & Dr. Latosha Burch and Family says

    You have our sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers. Heremenia was near and dear to us during our 17 years in VA and at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. She will be missed.

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