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Pastor Nemmo Etheridge, Jr.


Sunrise: March 3, 1944

Sunset: September 15, 2022

On Thursday September 15, 2022 our beloved Pastor, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and dear Friend departed this world for eternal life. Nemmo (Goose) Etheridge was born on March 3, 1944 in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Nimmo and Teresa Etheridge. Pastor Etheridge was raised on a farm and attended Crestwood High School. He was preceded in death by his son Breean Etheridge; Sister, Geraldine Etheridge, and Brothers Joe and Robert Etheridge.

Pastor Nemmo was a man who loved God, adored his family, cherished his church family, and would sacrifice anything for those he loved. Pastor and his wife, Dr. Brenda F. Etheridge founded the Lion of Judah Worship Center in 1999. He loved being a Pastor and mentor to many, He was also a well-respected hardworking man. Pastor retired from World Fuels, formerly called Papco Fuels, after 60 years of driving fuel trucks. He had a work ethic unlike the above average family man, Pastor would laughingly say “I would rather work than eat.” He wasn’t one for sitting around doing nothing. In his down time you could find him working on cars and he particularly loved antique cars. His favorite was his 1949 Lincoln. Back in the day he would enter his 1971 Corvette and 1951 Chevrolet into car shows; win or lose it was the excitement of the show he enjoyed most. Pastor unlike many men, enjoyed shopping and his favorite place to do so was New York. He and Pastor Brenda made many fond memories during their excursions.

Pastor Nemmo Etheridge will be cherished by his wife of 50 years, Rev. Dr. Brenda F. Etheridge; son, Maurice Etheridge (Daphne); one daughter, ZeNaiah Adderley; siblings: Marie McDonald, Shirley Parham, Ann Barfield, and James Etheridge (Evelyn); God-Daughter, Tiara Felton; sister/cousin, Ida Ferebee; four grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, spiritual children, other relatives and friends.

Pastor Nemmo, affectionately known as Goose, had a personality that positively impacted everyone he encountered. He loved hard and was generous to a fault. His sacrifices of love, mentoring nature, and kind spirit will be truly missed by many.

Viewing Sunday, September 25, 2022 12 Noon-4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, September 26, 2022 11:00am Bethany Baptist Church 2587 Campostella Road Chesapeake, Virginia Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Kountess Karmen says

    Rest In Heavenly Peace Pastor Nemmo!!🌹

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    Keith Johnson says

    To the family of Pastor Nemmo Etheridge ( GOOSE ) LOL ….
    May The Lord give you comfort in knowing that this is just a temporarily separation . For to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And remember in 1 Thessalonians 16-17 : For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first Then we which are alive shall be caught up together to meet with him in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord…..God Bless You…Minister Keith Johnson a long time friend of the family from Crestwood on Outlaw st.

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    Keith Johnson says

    To the family of Pastor Nemmo Etheridge ( GOOSE ) LOL ….
    May The Lord give you comfort in knowing that this is just a temporarily separation . For to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And remember in 1 Thessalonians 16-17 : For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first Then we which are alive shall be caught up together to meet with him in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord…..God Bless You…Minister Keith Johnson a long time friend of the family from Crestwood on Outlaw st.

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    Connie Portlock says

    Please know that I am praying for your entire family. May ….
    Angels before you; Prayers behind you; Blessings beside you. Love, Connie

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    Connie Portlock says

    Please know that I am praying for your entire family. May ….
    Angels before you; Prayers behind you; Blessings beside you. Love, Connie

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      Frances Polatty Roberts says

      I worked with Nemmo years ago at Papco Oil. I was truly blessed to know him. He personified grace and touched many lives with that beautiful smile. Farewell my friend until we meet again

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    Linda Yvonne Bethea Greene says

    As we meditate on the mysteries of life and death,and what the vast eternity may hold, like a bright and shining light comes the knowledge of the promises of God. The darkness disappears…we are content, for with God, all things are right.
    Love your Yvonne Bethea Greene

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    Sharon Feggans says

    Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family. Peace and Blessings 🙏🏽❤️

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    Elder Angie B. Hairston says

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of our longtime friend! Sending our condolences to the family and friends. It is times like these that we draw closer to our Lord! Praying for perfect peace during this difficult time. Smooth sailing Pastor Etheridge. Your respect for others, friendship, love, and style—Priceless!
    Blanchard “Clan”

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    Fred and Elena Hendrieth says

    Our prayers and condolences to you & the family – Prayerful that God will give you peace to know he’s resting in the arms of the Heavenly Father. Fred & Lena Hendrieth

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    Lynn Godfrey says

    Reverend Dr. Brenda, you have my condolences. I remember you and Rev. Nemmo as great guardians of God’s Love. May is Soul Rest in Peace and his memory a great and joyful blessing.

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    DON WILLIAM SALAAM says

    A TRUE TREASURE. BOTH WERE TO ME AND BREON.SURREAL.

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