Lenetta Marie Harris

Sunrise: March 10, 1965

Sunset: May 28, 2019

Lenetta “Ne-Ne” Barksdale_Freeman, 54, passed away in her Virginia Beach home early Tuesday morning on May 28, 2019. Ne-Ne was the 2nd to the youngest  girl of the late Sudie Barksdale and Melvin Boone. She was predeceased by a brother, Keith Barksdale, and a sister , Verita Scott.

Ne-Ne was a lifelong Berkley native. She as a graduate of Lake Taylor High School, and went on to become the first member of her family to attend Norfolk State University. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves. She loved her family and her Berkley community.

Ne-Ne is survived by 2 sisters, Rosetta( Delerain) Whitehurst and Theresa Rattler; 3 brothers, Arthur, Antonio( Deniae), and Dwight Barksdale; 1 god-brother, Doug Sykes; 1 daughter, Ne’Vonna Freeman, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended Berkley family and friends.

Viewing Sunday, June 2, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, June 3, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Miciah Foreman says

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I found comfort from Revelation 2:4. There God promises that death will soon be no more.

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    Dennis west says

    from Dennis West Nene was a very lovable person and I’m sorry for your loss may God keep you all together

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    Brenda Bynum-Moore says

    my dearest Vonna,I love you and asking God to keep you covered with peace and comfort…I love Nene her heart her soul and her spirit, rest my friend until we meet again….Gone but never forgotten…Brenda

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    Lisa Elliott says

    My heart goes out to you Ms. V, words can’t even express how much I know that your hurting and feeling a void that will never heal. It will get easier yes but it will always feel like a sense of emptiness, but God is your comforter and will always be their in your deepest ans darkest moments. Look to the hill from whence your help come all your help come from the Lord.

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    Wilbert A McCoyJr says

    Iam praying for your family

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    Genitia (Penny) Thompson Tripp says

    My sincere condolences to Ne’Vonna and the Barksdale Family. Ne’Vonna, I grew up in Berkley (Hough Ave.) with Sudie, your mother, and her siblings. My parents, Richard and Gladys Thompson and your Great-Grand Parents (Aruthur & Viola McCoy) were the best of friends. I can remember the many prayer meetings Miss Viiola and my mother held in the home where your mother grew up. Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to all of you during your ‘Hour of Bereavement’.

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    Crystal F. Marner-Fonville says

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you during your time of bereavement.

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    June Wilder says

    To the family of NeeNee you have my condolences..I have so many memories with NeeNee.Prayiing For The Barksdale’s Family.

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    Gisele Stewart says

    To Vonna,
    Your mother definitely was a ray of sunshine and even now I cannot think of her without smiling brightly or laughing out loud. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that I’m only a phone call away.
    Gisele Stewart

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    Lawrence Taylor says

    With my deepest sympathy and warmest prayers.
    Lawrence Taylor

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    Donna Moss says

    I am not there but my heart ?? praying for you. So glad to know that you were raised with love and peace for others.praying.

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    Sonya Green-Jackson says

    Family sorry for our lost, God took his Angel home. It’s been many years since I seen cousin Nene. Stay strong in God and you will find strength and understanding.

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    Julie M Boyette says

    Ms V i.am sorry for the lost of your mom. Your mom is with the Lord and my mom. Our moms are smiling down at us. Your mom is always with you in your heart

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    Diane McAllister Burns says

    I’m very sorry to have learned about Nene’s passing. I’m really sorry I didn’t get the information earlier because for sure I would have been there to show the family my respect. To Rosetta, Theresa, Tony well to all of the family please know that I’m praying for and with you. To Nene’s daughter although I’ve not meet you that I know of , please know that my prayers are with you. (I’m one of Rachel’s nieces).

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    Helen Davis says

    My sincerest condolences to Lenetta’s daughter and entire family. I will cherish all of the good memories that I have of us. Those moments we shared are so very priceless and I truly wish that we can go back in time, to relive those moments. Going to the Berkley food center and Overton’s on those hot days, we had so many laughs together. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will love you always Ne Ne.????

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