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Lloyd Alvin Coston


Sunrise: May 22, 1945

Sunset: March 31, 2019

Lloyd Coston was born on May 22, 1945 to the late Lee and Millie Coston.  After graduating from D. F. Walker High School, he enlisted in the United States Army. Later he obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University.

In 1968, Lloyd married Bessie Blount. They were happily married for 49 years and raised two daughters. During their marriage they loved to travel and spend time with their family.   He cherished the time that he spent with his wife and daughters.

Lloyd believed in the importance of family time.  He valued time with his siblings and especially with his grandchildren. He built lasting memories with his grandchildren and taught them lessons that will be with them forever.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kyri and Tamika; three grandchildren, two sisters, Linda and Carolyn; brothers: Lee, James, Samuel, and Haywood; and a host of family and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Bessie; sister Marion, and brother Herman.

Lloyd transitioned to his heavenly home on March 31, 2019. Lloyd will always be remembered as a loving husband, caring dad, devoted Papa, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and faithful Christian, whose strength, kindness, and generosity will forever live in our hearts.

Viewing Thursday, April 4, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321

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    Dab says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Gods promise, Acts 24:15..there shall be a resurrection

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      Derrell Coston & Family says

      Well uncle Lloyd you’re resting now from labor to reward. I will remember our conversations that you’ve always taught me to always put God first and take care of your family because it is important. We love you and truly will be missed!

      Rest well,
      Derrell Coston

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    Wynette Elhelu says

    To the Family: I am very sorry to hear of your loss, i pray God will give solice to the family.” Jesus prayed, Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will”.

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    Frances JOYNER Skinner says

    Frances JOYNER Skinner says:
    May God give you comfort as you grieve Lloyd’s leaving us. Knowing that “to be absent from the body, is to be PRESENT WITH THE LORD!!!”

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    M. Francis Edwards says

    Lee & the rest of the Coston family, so sorry to hear this, but know that God will give you peace and comfort.
    Blessings and Love!!

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    Joyce Joyner Wooldridge says

    My Prayers are with the family at this time. May our Lord give you a calming peace at this time.

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    George F. Reed, Ph.D. says

    I will miss my friend and neighbor, Lloyd Coston I have very fond memories of both Lloyd and his wife, Bessie. I will miss talking with him on the curve near the mailbox about family, the lawn, and our children. Lloyd was a quiet man, but engaged in what was happening in the world. He supported my Fraternity’s programs by purchasing ads, and frequently endured my conversation on a number of relevant community issues. Lloyd enjoyed keeping his yard in great condition which inspired me. I always knew when to put out my recycling bin by check what he had set out each Thursday. Many times I would joke Lloyd and Bessie when they finish their walks together. You would think that they were courting because they were so romantic from a distance. Yes, our court is not the same and I will miss him-I know that God is in control

    Dr. George F. Reed, neighbor and friend

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    KATINA MOULTRIE says

    Condolences to the Costen family. I worked with Mrs. Costen and met her husband at her wake. Heaven gained an angel🙏🏾

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