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Lionel A. Hargraves


Sunrise: July 28, 1953

Sunset: October 15, 2019

Tonio, as he was affectionately called (aka Hop), grew up in Diggs Park & was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He was a straight-A student; being skipped from the 4th to the 6th grade and attended Lake Taylor High school. Due to the busing and racial tension, he was kicked out of high school and later got his GED.

In 1972, he went into Job Corp, then into the Navy for basic training and worked in the Navy shipyard. In 1973 Upon leaving the Navy, he married Darlene Lathan & fathered his daughter Crystal. Afterwards, he worked at Norfolk General Hospital for several years. Then fathering his son Antonio in 1977. In 1983, he relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota w/ his then spouse Loretta Day & their two children (Antonio & Tameaka).He moved back to Norfolk in 1989.

He was a people person; well-known in the community, loved & respected by many. He loved listening to music, playing cards, dressing nice, and wearing his collection of Kango hats. He loved having a good time with his family & friends. Tonio gave of himself and his resources to help those in need. Anytime a family member or friend needed help, he was always there for them.

Lionel Antonio Hargraves, 66, passed quietly & peacefully into eternal rest Tuesday, October 15, 2019. A native of Norfolk, VA. he was the son of the late Naomi Elizabeth Pettiford Hargraves and the late John Vernon Hargraves, Sr. Lionel was preceded in death by his brother, Reuben Maurice Hargraves (aka Jamal Muhammad). Tonio leaves to cherish his precious memories one son, Antonio Muhammad & wife Shameka; two daughters, Tameaka Nicole Day & Crystal Hargraves; Three brothers John V. Hargraves, Jr. & wife, Sarah Marie; Khalif R. Muhammad & wife Khaleedah; Bilal Muhammad & wife Cynthia Fay and one sister Muriel D. Mitchell & husband, James; 18 Grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and many
friends.

No Public Viewing Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, October 28, 2019 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Masjid William Salaam says

    The Community of Masjid William Salaam of Norfolk, Virginia offers condolence to the relatives and friends of the Hargraves and Muhammad Family on their loss. We wish that you be granted the best of consolation in your time of grief.

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    Sharon Shabazz says

    My deepest condolences to the Hargraves /Muhammad Familly for the loss of your love one.

    May God Bless you all
    Sharon Shabazz

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    Michael & Judith Henderson says

    Prayers and love are sent your way during this most difficult journey. It’s hard on your heart when we loose someone that we love. May God comfort you. May he give you strength. God bless you and your family.

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    Michael & Judith Henderson says

    Prayers and love are sent your way during this most difficult journey. It’s hard on your heart when we loose someone that we love. May God comfort you. May he give you strength. God bless you and your family.

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    Michael & Judith Henderson says

    May God continue to comfort and bless you during this most difficult journey. Praying for your strength.

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    Lamarr Brown and Family says

    October 25, 2019
    May the Creator of the Universe comfort the family in their time of bereavement and show them love and understanding in their time of grief. ‘Tonio’ will be surely missed by all those who knew him, grew up with him, and loved him. May the Hargraves and Muhammad family members rest assured that ‘Tonio’s pains of life are no longer his burden because the Creator of the Universe has given him Eternal Rest and Peace.

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    Frances L Dixon says

    We the Helping Hands And Greeters Ministry Of The Mt.Lebanon BC. Want Your Family To Know That
    Your Family Is In Our Prayers
    May God Comfort Your Family In Your Time Of Sorry.

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    Keejafee O Outlaw says

    To Mr John Hargraves and Family Praying Gods Strength Upon You All!! Sorry For Your Loss

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    Orpah says

    The Cunningham family sends their deepest condolences to the Hargraves family and may you find comfort in Precious Memories of Antonio

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