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Lenis Guess, III


Sunrise: February 27, 1940

Sunset: October 5, 2021

An Accomplished Life
Lenis D. Guess, III, 81, passed away on October 5, 2021. He was born on February 27, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a music legend, writer, producer, singer and arranger of numerous songs for himself and many other artists. He has performed in many states throughout the United States and overseas. Lenis achieved greatness in his music career; most importantly, he was a believer in Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

Lenis leaves to cherish his precious memories his two sons, Lenis D. Guess, IV (Sonya), Barlen L. Guess (Jill); two daughters, Dorian Flood (John),  Deanna L. Guess, numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, seven step brothers, friends and fans!! He will truly be missed.

Rest in the Lord Lenis!

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    Raymond Thomas Jones says

    May the Memories of Lenis Guess, be Your Blessings.

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      Brent says

      Thank Goodness he gave us what he had. Spent some time with him and felt blessed by Guess.

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    Raymond Thomas Jones says

    He was a Good and Gracious Man.

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    Crystal Boney says

    Wow just buried Mom now him that’s crazy 😦😧 Big Cuz rest in heaven really gonna miss you

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    ReNardo Biggs says

    From all of us at ‘Shipown Records. You were a true friend to my parents Ida Sands & Noah Biggs..Rest well my buddy”.
    ReNardo Biggs

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    Mrs. Atieno Hawkins-Figueroa says

    I’ve been blessed in my life to have been a lead in several Lenis Guess productions in New York City. Lenis went from being an acclaimed Recording Artist/Legend and Theater Producer/Director to becoming my very Dear Brother in Christ/ Spiritual Granddad & Friend that I could call on at anytime.

    Lenis was always there for me if I dropped by his studio for wisdom and advise. He never held back constructive criticism but blessed me with the love of Christ when he did. This is personally a major loss in my life and we’re praying for his family and friends.

    I know Lenis Guess is in God’s loving arms. He’s spent a lifetime given his best for God’s glory and teaching us how to do so as well.

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    Gail Powell says

    To the family of Mr. Guess I send my sincere sympathy to you for the loss of your father. He will be missed but his spirit will live on forever. May God continue to bless you to get through this. Gail Powell and family.

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    Betty Lawrence says

    Norfolk has lost one of the best . I remember him as a young girl from our projects and some one would say Lenis Guess was in the area and we would all run to see him. He was our superstar. God bless you Guess family.

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    TrudyLee Gayle says

    Lenis was truly very special and one of a kind. I was studying and working in NYC and had the privilege of being cast in a couple of his productions. He always provided such a safe and nurturing space for us as artists and coupled with his love of God it was so rare and special to be able to also call him brother.

    I am deeply saddened by his passing but so very grateful for the indelible mark he left on me and so many others. I am so grateful for his art and his ministry.
    Well done good and faithful servant!

    This was such a beautiful and moving service. Praying God’s comfort for the family today and always.

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