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Kevin Deshawn Joyner


Sunrise: December 31, 1977

Sunset: April 23, 2019

(Ret) U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin D. Joyner, Portsmouth, VA. (Ret) U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin D. Joyner, affectionately known as ICON, transitioned from this earth on April 23, 2019, at the age 41 while doing what he loved, riding his Harley. 

Kevin was born and raised in Newport News, VA on December 31, 1977, to Patricia Joyner and Herbert Scott. He was educated in the Newport News Public School system and after graduating from Ferguson High School in 1995 he decided to make the U. S. Navy his home. Within his 22 years of service Kevin served on and at USS Guam, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, USS Harry S. Truman, USS George H. W. Bush, Fentress Airfield and Naval Station Norfolk. After devoting 22 years of service, Kevin was honorably discharged and retired from the US Navy. While serving in the military Kevin was able to indulge in places such as Dubai, Bahrain, Greece, Italy and England. Shortly after retiring Kevin immediately enrolled into college. Kevin was majoring in Cyber Security at ECPI. After successfully completing all core classes Kevin was due to graduate June 2019. 

While serving in the Navy, Kevin met his lovely wife Shakkia Wray. On June 5, 2008, Kevin joined the love of his life and best friend Shakkia Wray in holy matrimony. Together Kevin and Kia have a family of five which they both love dearly. In his last days Kevin spent his time mentoring, further educating his adult children and spoiling his baby girl Skylar to the end.

Kevin had a genuine love for spending time with his family, hosting parties and riding his Harley. His love for riding led him to becoming involved with several motorcycle clubs. It is here that he was dubbed ICON. His clubs included Clutch ’N Burn and Sin City. Chosen Few became his final home, where he served as Vice-President of the Norfolk Chapter.  Kevin was big on brotherhood and sisterhood and spent a lot of his spare time riding from sun up to sun down with his fellow club members. He was a biker from the beginning and a biker to the end.

Kevin leaves behind to cherish his love and memories his wife;  Shakkia Joyner, five children; Bryana Joyner, Kyree Joyner, Ronald Foster, Skylar Joyner and Charla Gill, his parents, Patricia Dent and Herbert Scott (Estelle), two sisters; Terry Joyner (Dwayne) and Nikysha Scott-Hampton, two brothers; Keith Joyner (Brigitte) and Jason Scott (Shoni), six nieces; Ta’Yana, Alyssa, Aniyah, Kendall, Jordin and Christen, three nephews; Cameron, Tristan and Symeon, one extra special brother-in-law, Stephen Whack and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kevin is predeceased by his stepfather, William Dent, his maternal grandparents Eddie and Novella Joyner, his paternal grandparents Charlie Cross and Ruth Johnson father-in-law Billy Spikes, mother-in-law Rhonda Wray and one brother-in-law.

Viewing Friday, May 3, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Saturday, May 4, 2019 12 Noon First Baptist Church South Hill 3633 Galberry Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens 4569 Shoulders Hill Road Suffolk, VA 23435

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    Elaine White Schoening says

    The White Family are off springs from the Thorpe family as our grandmother is the sister of Kevin’s grandmother. We share in his loving memory and pray for the Joyner family. Our prayer is that the Lord will give you peace and overshadow you all with his love. May Kevin’s memories give you joy when you are sad.

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    Delois Hart, Virginia Beach, Va says

    I believe I speak from the Herman-Albertha Mason family as well as Delois Hart family, Virginia Beach. Patricia we grew up cheerfully from Cobb Street – Railroad Avenue way. You, Virgie,Jacqueline, and the Joyner family will be dear to me..so sorry for loss of your precious son..continued peace and strength to all. Love you.

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    Moneeka Hines says

    I’m going to miss our phone conversations. This was very hard to swallow. RIP Kevin..!

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    Nicole spikes says

    Rip Kevin my nephew you will truly be missed and not forgot love you till the end of time fly high.The spikes Family 😍😍😍😍

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    Fred Gainey says

    My condolences to the Joyner family. I am an old classmate of Kevin’s. We went to school together from 6th grade thru 12th. He was always good friend to me. May he Rest In Peace!

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