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Jean V. Singleton


Sunrise: February 20, 1948

Sunset: September 8, 2020

On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, Jean Singleton our loving special wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend, went home to be with our father at the age of 72. Jean was born February 20, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Geneva McClain and W. Singleton.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva McClain and W. Singleton; her brother, William “Puddin” Cherry; sister, Tina Conteh; daughter, Latonia Mitchell, and step-son, Jabar Knight. Jean always made sure she set aside time to give back to her community. She regularly dedicated time to feed the homeless and spent time rehabilitating mentally and physically disabled youth. Jean held many jobs in her lifetime, from electrician to lens maker, but the job that was the greatest and the one she was best at was being herself. A loving spouse, mother, friend, and anything else that you could ask for in a human being. Jean loved her family, she took great pride in her appearance, and cooking (especially her yams!) she was a feisty loving woman that brought joy to everyone she encountered.

She loved reading and was a quick-witted beautiful woman. Left to cherish her precious memories is her soulmate, Taris Knight; children, Dawn Gooden (Corlon), Langston Drew (Dana), Deidre Britt (Harold), Anika Benjamin and Jarnesia Gatling (Reggie); siblings, Jeanetta Burkes (Artis), Edward L. Cherry (James), Ricky Cherry and Ronnie Cherry; grandchildren, Latoya Mitchell (Irvin), Lashawna Mitchell, Deva Brooks, Isiah Gibson, Taylor Drew, Quinton Drew, Tiara Drew, Tajae B. Drew, Christian H. Drew, Zion H. Drew, Nia H. Drew, Langston Logan Drew, Anaiya Britt, Tashawn Britt, Deja Gilliam, Alexis Mitchell, Mahogany Hughes and Diamond Vaugahn; special niece/daughter, Yvette Brehoh (Gregory); eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She will be greatly missed.

Viewing Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Dawn Gooden says

    There are no words that can describe losing you, only knowing you have gained your wings, no longer in pain and that your at piece keeps me strong. I love you to pieces lady.

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    Deidre Britt says

    I love you Ma my strength my back bone my unconditional love will never change I love u Ma til we meet again I love you

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    Wilco Johnson says

    Life is the greatest gift that God has given us. Death is only a bridge toward eternal life with God. Heaven is rejoicing that another soul your beloved Jean has finally reached her true home. What a blessing for me to have met her.

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