Lanatta Vaughan

Sunrise: September 9, 1968

Sunset: February 14, 2021

Lanatta Vaughan departed from this earth on February 14, 2021. She was born in Manhattan, New York. She is preceded in death by her parents Lewis Cook and Blanche Loretta Cook, her grand parents Reginald Ruffin Jr. and Georgie Ruffin, father in law Tony Vaughan (Portsmouth). She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband Tony Vaughan, daughter Sable Cook (Albany GA.), son Amouri Malawi, Portsmouth (Jazmine), grandson Amouri Malawi, two sisters Valerie Ruffin (Newburgh N.Y.)  Juliet Johnson, Portsmouth (Reginald), three nieces Ronda Mack (Hudson N.Y.)  Ela Powell, Fayetteville, N.C., (Andrew), and Charmaine Aikman (Eric), Schenectady, N.Y., one nephew Kent Copeland Jr. (Newburgh, N.Y.), brother in law Eric (Carmel) Portsmouth and mother in law Jackie Vaughan (Portsmouth) and a host of cousins and friends. Her baby Snugglz was the joy of her life. She enjoyed her job at the Center for Pain Management and she enjoyed working at Walmart and a host of other jobs. She was a super fan of Michael and Janet Jackson. She enjoyed music, movies and reality T.V., She was an entertainer in her own special way and she loved everyone with all her heart. She will be greatly missed. 

Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, February 19, 2021 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Juran says

    Our condolences to the family! Lamar’s was such a kind hearted, loving woman, who’s smile lit up the room! She will forever live in my heart and will NEVER be forgotten! Always remember that God never puts more on us than we can bare! Love Juran and Family!

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      Sable Cook says

      Mommie, I love you so much. It is beyond hard to come to terms that you are no longer here on earth. I still can’t believe this mommie. I love you love you love you so so much. I Thank GOD that he took the time to create such a beautiful, strong, loving mommie like you. Your spirit will live on through me and I will always honor your name with dignity and pride. Mommie, I miss you so so much and I love you infinity. Hugs and kisses forever.
      – MoMo

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    Ela Powell says

    My Beautiful Auntie; You were a Light that Shown on this world As Bright as the a
    Northern Star. I feel you Now more than Ever and will Cherish all the Time and Laughter we shared as a family, But what I’ll miss the most is your LOVE. Until we meet again Aunt Nette ❤

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    Charmaine Aikman says

    If I went my whole life and never knew you, I would have missed out on so much love, joy and realness. You have given my life so many beautiful memories, that I have told over the years and still tell now to my children.
    To know you is to know what real unconditional love is.
    Thank you for that. One thing we 3 knew is that we had you in our corner and because of just knowing that, our young lives were fulfilled and love was renewed each summer.
    I love you so much Aunt Netta. I will never let you go in my heart. You will always be the Lady in My Life.

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    TonyVaughanJr. says

    Im at a total lost for words !! Heartbroken ..confused …and lost ….I pray for stregnth as I try pick up the pieces of my heart and attempt to piece them back together …we spoke of this day on each others behalf but still could never fathom the Idea of life without one another. God has a plan …and its way bigger than I can ever imagine …it has to be…but he fused our heart together over my 34 years with my baby and we were intuned …so now I have to enjoy her from within myself …and shes here …right here with me as I recieve my instructions from the Lord to do what it is he has planned ….I will not loose the faith!! The love in me wont allow it …though I am weak and I need God to hold me up while I get myself together ..this turns into a crusade for love as I continue to push for the dreams we had for teaching the world about the miracoulous things we both witnessed time and time again that were Gods precious miracles God gave us a special love …a love that only a soulmate could give …..it overflowed and I have an abundance of it !!! Every day Ibsee her beautiful face and that smile thats gives anyone life …I will embrace the memories and the signs we both agreed to look out for and I will push to continued what the Lord has planned for me …until we meet again ….I love you baby always and a day….Thank you God for the precious time I had with her …it priceless ….give everyone my love baby and still be the light that helps me when things get dark ….Ill see it ….2bcontinued….

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    Rhonda Harmon says

    Sending so much love and prayers for this beautiful family. Your wife was an Earth Angel. The love you both had for each other was a wonder to behold. It’s hard to envision Tony without Coco physically..but I know she lives in your heart in every way.

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    Valerie Ruffin says

    My baby sister has gone home to be with the Lord. It was a blessing to take care of you as a sibling. The joy you bought to the family will forever be in our hearts. The many times you went to Michael and Janet Jackson concerts I was so jealous, but I was so glad that you were able to go. May you rest eternally in heaven with the Lord.

    Your big sister

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    Juliet Johnson says

    I love you and I miss you baby sister.

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    Reginald Johnson says

    I love you sister-in-law.


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    Kent W. Copeland, Jr. says

    It’s always difficult losing a loved one, the hurt, the heartache, the confusion all set in, but in-spite of all that I trust that this was and is a part of God’s will. I thank God for the time he gave us my Aunt, It’s a bittersweet moment right now, but I’m thankful to know that she is at peace and once again with her mother, my grandmother. I will never forget you Aunt Net, Thank you for being uniquely you! Until we meet again

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    Keisha Agosto Gerena says

    Dear cousin, in your time of loss, grief, and bewilderment, we send you the biggest expressions of love you can gather up. Always here for you and your family. May God continue to encourage your heart renew your joy and supply your needs.

    Keisha Agosto Gerena and family

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    Debra Crump-Adams (and the entire Crump Family) says

    At times like this, I must remember that our Father in Heaven makes no mistakes. It’s hard to accept the fact that your physical body is no longer here on earth but I find comfort in knowing that your spirit has already ascended to heaven and you are currently in perfect health and perfect peace around God’s thrown! 🙏🏽🙌🏾❤️
    I love you dear cousin!
    It’s not goodbye but rather “until”.
    Until we meet again!

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