Martha Evans Almond

Sunrise: July 15, 1925

Sunset: November 3, 2020

Martha E. Almond, a native of Norfolk, VA, transitioned peacefully from this earth to take up residence in her heavenly estate on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. She was a graduate of the January 1943 class of Booker T. Washington High School. She participated in the historic World War II ‘Naval Women Involvement Initiative,’ contributing to building warships as a welder.

A faithful member of the Historic First Baptist Church of Bute Street, she attended Sunday School, morning and evening services, and Baptist Training Union (BTU). She was a member of various choirs, a Deaconess, member of the Do All We Can Club, and a beloved volunteer reader of READY Academy. She was also a member of the United Order of Tents.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Calvin David Brown Jr. (Jacqueline) of Virginia Beach, and Herbert G. Almond Jr. III (Lisa) of York, PA; three daughters, Beatrice B. Jackson (Fred) of Brooklyn, NY, Jeanray A. Barber of Rochester, NY and Bonnie A. Allen-Nadella of Neptune, NJ; nephews, CDR (RET) Everette R. Johnson Jr., and Alvin Evans; and nieces, Wilma Evans-Downer, Brenda Evans, and Beverly Thomas, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Almond was predeceased by her parents, Willie and Maggie W. Evans; her husband, Herbert G. Almond Sr.; her brother, Willie “Buster” Evans Jr. (Anna); her sisters, Thelma Evans, and Marie E. Johnson (Everett “Zip”); her son, Jackie Johnson, and her daughter, Jewel B. Hubbard (James).

Viewing Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Patricia Weaver says

    So sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May God be with you doing this time of sorrow. Please keep your mother’s memories close to your heart always. RIP !

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    Helen Ferguson says

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of Deaconeese Martha Almond, a very sweet person. Our prayers for for the family. Bruce and Helen Williams

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    Marsha Lee Jones says

    To the Almonf Family, my prayers are with you. You mother was an amazing Woman of God. Her iLife spoke for her. She loved the Lord and lived accordingly. There is no doubt that He welcomed Her home. Cherish the wonderful moments.

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    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll says

    My wife Rev. Dee and I wish to offer our condolences to my distant cousins on the passing of their mom , Deaconess Almond . She truly was a grand person and was blessed to have lived fifteen years longer than the four score years mentioned in Psalm 90:10 , ” if by reason of strength “.Rest in peace Deaconess.

    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll
    Huntersville Boy

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    The Whitfield and Ellis Family says

    To the Almond Family may our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.

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    Mary Jackson says

    Mary Jackson (EBC) My Deepest Condolences To The Almond & Jackson Family. Keeping Everyone In Prayer. Prayers Going Up

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    The Dyson Family says

    To Beatrice Jackson and family: we extend our love and heartfelt condolences at the passing of your beloved matriarch. Knowing that she loved the Lord and faithfully served Him leaves no doubt that she has stepped into the portals of glory to live eternally in His presence. We praise God for her testimony and witness. Our prayer is that the Lord will strengthen you and keep you in His care as you face the challenging days ahead.

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