Juan D. Peoples

Sunrise: August 18, 1981

Sunset: September 29, 2019

Juan Demetrius Peoples entered eternal life on September 29, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C.  He was born August 18, 1981 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Ralph R. and Barbara A. Peoples.  He was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 2000.  He went on to attend Tidewater Community College.  After College Juan briefly worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and later became a dedicated Food Service worker.

Juan was a member of  Church of God and Christ, Garden of Prayer #4  where as a youth and young adult he was in the Choir and in regular attendance.  As an adult, Juan relocated to Benson, N.C.

Juan loved to sing and enjoyed traveling, eating out and shopping.  He was a very kindhearted and loving young man and would do whatever he could if you asked him.  His favorite artist was Jill Scott and he made everyone he knew listen.  Juan was the youngest of four biological siblings, but at the age of twelve he became a big brother to triplets and he was very proud of the fact that he was a “Big Brother”.  He had a special relationship with his niece Maigan Peoples, he was more of a “Big Brother” than an Uncle.


Juan is survived by his parents Ralph R and Barbara A Peoples, his siblings Anthony R. Peoples (Elaine), Angela Peoples- Hicks (Craig V), Jason Peoples, Mark Chatmon (Khadijah Barnes), Marcus Chatmon (Kim), Marquis Chatmon (Sherry).  Aunts Edna Johnson, Betty Robinson, Carolyn Bragg-Wilder, Maxine Evans, Donia Eley, Tenia Johnson (Larry).  Uncles James C. McNeal Jr. and Joe Hawkins. A Special Dedicated Aunt Cynthia Darden, Sister in love Chrystal Peoples and Special Friend Jason McKoy.  A host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends.  He was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Viewing Friday, October 4, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Debbie Daniels says


    I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I know what it’s like to lose a brother; the pain is indescribable. I’m praying for your strength and for you to find some comfort in the love you two shared. Love you.

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      Angela says

      Thank You Debbie! You know I love you too!!

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    Richard Grant says


    Am sorry to hear of your Brother’s passing. My condolences and prayers go out to you and the Family.

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    Ivon Hobson says

    The loss of any loved one is painful and grieves the heart. It takes the love of God and the sweetness of His mercy to heal the brokenhearted. It is my prayer for God to comfort you like no one else can. Be encouraged.

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    Joanna Sanchez says

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    Unable are the Loved to die
    For Love is Immortality,

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    Sabrina Montgomery says

    We are so sorry for the loss of y’all love one, our prayers and condolences go out to the family.

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