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Lakesa C. Baskerville


Sunrise: November 1, 1977

Sunset: January 8, 2024

Lakesa Cenise Baskerville, also fondly called “Lil Bit,” 46, born on November 1, 1977, and raised in Portsmouth, VA, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2024. She was the oldest of three children, sister Tanesha “Pumpkin” Ford and brother Antreon Ford, born to Cynthia Marrie Nicholson and Roscoe Lee Ford. Lakesa attended public schools in Portsmouth, Virginia, where she later received her high school diploma. She was always the type of person to help and care for the people she loved, which prompted her career in home healthcare. She enjoyed spending time and bringing her family together; being considered the family “matriarch,” she loved doing things that showed her many talents and creativity. She gave her life to Christ and joined Ministry in Christ Church under Bishop Wesley Cynthia Miller Sr., which she attended with her family.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, Abdul A. Baskerville, four children, Kayla Baskerville, Tysean Ford, Maraye Ford, and Jayilyn Ford, and three stepchildren. She also leaves behind her eight nieces and nephews (bonus children): Sharrie (Stephen) Kellam, Cynthia “Tee” McKenzie, Andre (Chanell) Ford, Daquan Ford, Darrius Ford, Daivon, Ai ’Quan, Ai ‘Raya (Pearl), goddaughter (Ah’mirah Branch, Whitney Wilson), god sister Avita Bottoms, ten grandchildren, Host of great nieces and nephews, and many relatives. She also cherished her forever best friend, Denise (Tony) Blount.

She will be truly loved and missed by her family and all who knew her!

Viewing Monday, January 15, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel

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    Gladys C Gray says

    Dear Rob and Family so sorry for your loss. I am so glad that I had you and your family at my house for Christmas. Every time I walk in the living room, I glance over to where Kesha sat and where she had that beautiful smile on her face as she and Joe joked each other. Take courage and heart in the fact that you took care of her well.

    Love “Mama G”

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    Alcinda( aka, Cindy) says

    God continue to give your strength and peace at this moment of your journey. We are praying for you and your family and we love you.

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    Alcinda( aka, Cindy) says

    God continue to give your strength and peace at this moment of your journey. We are praying for you and your family and we love you.

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    Wesson and Miller Family says

    To Abdul Baskerville and Family – we were saddened to hear of the loss of your best friend, wife, and the Childrens mother Lakesa. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying God’s comfort to you and your family today and in the days ahead.

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    Shelia Parker says

    The PRHA Dale Homes Management Team extends our heartfelt condolences to the entire family of Ms. Baskerville. May God give you all EVERYTHING you need to endure this most difficult time. Our hearts and prayers are with you always.

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