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John A. Mearise, Jr.


Sunrise: October 3, 1959

Sunset: October 10, 2021

God saw him getting tired, and a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and said, come with me. He suffered much in silence, and his spirit did not bend. He faced his pains with courage until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us, but his fight was not in vain. God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.

John A. Mearise, Jr. departed this life on Sunday, October 10, 2021. He was the son of the late John A. Mearise, Sr., and Myrtis L. Mearise.  John was born on October 3, 1959. He was raised in Norfolk, Va., and attended Norfolk Public Schools. He worked at Norfolk Southern Railways from high school until he retired. John was preceded in death by his mother and father.

John leaves to cherish his memories, one son Terry Keys of Norfolk, Va. one daughter Shenika Robinson of Chesapeake, Va., one brother, Quincy Wynn (Sheila) of Chesapeake, Va., one sister, Valerie Mearise of Norfolk, Va., five grandchildren, a special friend, Inell who was there from the beginning until the end, one niece, one nephew, and a host of relatives and friends.

I’m Free!
Don’t grieve for me; for now, I’m free. I am following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, or play. Things left undone must stay that way; I found peace at the close of the day. Perhaps my time seems all too brief, do not lengthen now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me; God wanted me now. He set me free.

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    Otis Dowtin says

    I am saddened to hear the news of the passing of my “Big Brother” as he declared some 30 years ago. Rest Easy “Nuke!”

    -Lil Bruh O.

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    Nelda says

    My heartfelt Condolences 🙏 May God rest his soul and speed him on his Heavenly journey

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    Gladys Lewis says

    Sending my heartfelt condolences. Newt will be dearly missed but not forgotten. May his soul rest in peace. Gladys Lewis 🙏❤

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    Alice & Raphael Malone sr says

    The time it takes to heal from a great loss is different for all of us.God knows our hearts and always walks with us at the perfect pace of His comforting grace. Praying You’ll feel His tender loving care as Your heart’s find His path to healing and peace.Sincere Condolences

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    Stephanie says

    Sending my condolences and prayers to the Family.

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    Carolyn Oneal Morris says

    Sending my condolences to the family rest easy

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      Francine says

      To the family and friends of John I would like to express condolences for your loss of John. He will be forever remembered in our hearts. My god bless you all and my John RIP.

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    KEN OLIVER says

    hey i brother wish you could see all the responses from people who truly knew you as for me its been a great experience to have known you we did have some great fun and you were a true friend may GOD welcome you home to all your rewards R.I.P

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    Guiding Light Church Family says

    Praying that God will strengthen you all during this challenging time.

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    Bryan and Juanita Sears & Family says

    Dear Family,
    Sending our condolences and praying that God will strengthen you all during this time.

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    Donald Wheeler says

    My brother I am at a lost for this has harden my heart I will miss you and those memories we shared are precious to me I am praying for your family that each and everyone be positive and respect one another because it’s not about them it’s his home going and God will be present thanks Lord his time with us amen

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    Wilbert A McCoyJr says

    My condolences to your family RIP BRO

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    Inethia Scott says

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Mearise family in the transitioning of your loved one. May you find peace in knowing that prayers of family and friends far and near are soaring in your direction today and always. Be encouraged, as God promised to be your refuge and strength just when you need him most.

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    Carolyn says

    Sending my condolence to the Mearise family John you will be miss no more pain.

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    Nealy says

    strong soul , good man, we will miss and remember you Nuke.

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    Maurice and Elaine Wiggins says

    Sending our deepest sympathy to the Mearise family. Nuke you will be be missed.

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    Sandy Varzmanesh says

    My Sincere condolences to the family of John , I pray that God will give you strength . John rest easy.

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    Coleen Norman says

    Pooch, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen you all during this most difficult time of your brother’s transition. Praying the memories shared will comfort you. Rest easy John you will be missed. 🌷❤️
    Norman/Epps family

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      Eddie Woodson says

      Please accept my sincere condolences May the God of Peace and Love continue to strengthen you during this difficult time rest in peace nuke

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