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Melinease Hutchinson


Sunrise: June 10, 1930

Sunset: July 22, 2020

Melinease Hightower Hutchinson, age 90, entered into eternal rest on July 22, 2020 at her home in Norfolk, Va. She graduated from Washington Irving H.S. and attended New York City College studying accounting. She worked for CBS Inc. as an accountant. She had a lifetime of achievement in politics as a campaign coordinator for politicians including Senator Yvonne Miller, Congressman Bobby Scott and Senator Mark Warner. As an NAACP icon she received the Youth Advocate Award at the 1990 NAACP Convention in Los Angeles. Her numerous awards include the NAACP President’s Centennial Award and the New Journal and Guide Hero Award. The Norfolk Sheriff’s Department funds a scholarship in her name. She attended Antioch Baptist Church under Rev. I. Joseph Williams for many years and was a current member of Holy Light Church of Deliverance with Bishop Samuel L. Carruth. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Eulynda H. Mitchell; son, Rev. Leon D. Hutchinson; daughter-in-law, Rev. Dr. Sandi Brandon Hutchinson; granddaughters,  Shanease Dickey, Tiffani-dawn Sykes and Alexxis D. Hutchinson; great grandchildren, Nia A. Hutchinson, Donovan Hutchinson and Domenique Sexton and a great great grandson, Eric Jones, Jr.

Viewing Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Joelle, Richard, Vida, Wanda and Karla Cowell says

    Eulynda, Charniese and the rest of the family our heart and prayers are with you. Hold on to the beautiful memories that you have of your mother, you will be surprise how they will help you doing this trying time. Ms. Melinease is in God’s loving arms where there is no more suffering. May God continue to bless all of you with His loving Grace.

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      shanease Dickey says

      Thank you Cowell family! We appreciate all of you and will definitely hold on to loving me memories of her.

      Shanease and Eulynda

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    Lamont Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Melinease. She was a NAACP icon. She is sorely missed.”

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      Shanease Dickey says

      Thank you for your Kind words Mr. Simmons.

      Shanease Dickey and Family

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    Linda Wiggins says

    My deepest condolences to you and your Family my thoughts and prayers are with you and may God Continue To Bless You And Your Family

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      Shanease H Dickey says

      Thank you Linda. Your Thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

      Shanease Dickey and Family

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    Rev. Lillie m. Gray says

    Sharing in your sorrow with love and prayer. With sympathy. Rev. Lillie. M. Gray and family

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    New Forman Temple A.M.E.Zion Church says

    Out condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal” New. Foreman Temple A.M.E.Zion Church. Rev. Alvania Eason. Pastor

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