James Edward Hammond

Sunrise: December 25, 1933

Sunset: January 18, 2021

Mr. James Edward Hammond, 87, of Chesapeake, VA passed on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Dad was a strong, determined, family man. Working more than one job, Dad stopped at nothing to ensure his wife and family of nine children had everything they needed, although not everything they might have wanted. Dad loved cooking for his family, making certain plenty was available for any guests that might stop by.  He loved to tell stories, especially of his younger life growing up in Monroe, North Carolina. Although his presence will be missed, knowing of his belief in God, his family is assured that the moment Dad took his last breath here on earth, he took his first breath in heaven, reunited with his wife of over 60 years, Audrey Mae (Fayton), as well as many friends and relatives.

Left to honor Dad’s name, rejoice in his home-going, reflect on the life he lived, and remember the lessons he taught them include: his last remaining sibling, Mary Frances Turkvan of Washington, DC; his children James Fayton (Carolyn), Edward Hammond (Joyce), Sheila Hopkins (Douglas), Jeanette Moore (Sherwood), Chris Hammond, Julie Braxton (James), Dennis Hammond (Marsi), Kevin Hammond (Gwen), Trina Rodgers (Leon), 26 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He will also be sorely missed by his dog, Aubrey, who was his companion 24 hours a day.

A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Chesapeake Regional Hospital as they fought valiantly to help Dad return home; our brother-in-law Sherwood for being our eyes and contact while in the hospital amidst the COVID restrictions; and to Dad’s neighbors, like Mr. James Williams, who was an additional set of eyes in supporting Dad in his final years as he struggled with Parkinson’s and all that it included.

Viewing Monday, January 25, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Allie Whitehead says

    I am so sorry for your loss may God comfort your family

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    Lamont aka"Rik" Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved James. He was a humble man and is sorely missed.”

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    wardell & mary says

    we wil allways be eternally grateful for what Mr. Hammond gave during his lifetime his life influenzased so many, but for us none more than giving us Trina.love wardell & mary

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    Loretta Barnard says

    My condolences to the family, friends, and love ones during this time. May God continuously bless and comfort you all ❤️??

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    Spike Johnson says

    Dennis & Kevin
    Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Cherish the memories they will last forever.

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    Stephanie Clark says

    Continued prayers for all that are mourning the transition of a beautiful soul. Well done Uncle James. I love you….my neighbor…my Uncle….forever.

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    Leesha A. Harris says

    To our neighbors and friends,
    We are saddened to hear of Mr. Hammond’s passing. He has been a fixture in our neighborhood for more than forty years. Know that we are praying for your family.
    May God continue to bless all of you.
    John and Alma Anderson and Leesha A. Harris

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    Pearlie says

    My condolences to the family.

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    E.K.Ume says

    The Ume family extends our sincere condolences to you and your family during this tough time. Although we don’t grieve as those without hope, we still grieve so we pray the comfort and peace of GOD over you and yours as you grieve the transition of your dear Dad, in JESUS Name Amen and Amen

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    Anne and Joey says

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family.

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    P. Smith says

    My condolences to the family

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