Paul Gregory Trowell

Sunrise: April 23, 1956

Sunset: January 14, 2021

On a special day in Norfolk, Virginia, Margaret and Silas Trowell were blessed by their second child Paul Gregory Trowell on April 23, 1956. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Paul peacefully departed his life.

During his early childhood, he attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Paul graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1974 and received a basketball scholarship from Southwest Minnesota State University. After playing for two years, he accepted a position as a Deep-Sea Checker for Hampton Roads Shipping Association – International Longshoreman Association (HRSA-ILA) local 1624. Paul also became an entrepreneur by investing in real estate. Later, he earned an Associate Degree in Social Work and worked in the field part-time.

Some of Paul’s hobbies were playing the guitar, listening to all types of music, playing chess, and drawing abstract faces and scenes. Paul was a very caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Silas Trowell, Jr., his brother, has preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Tyrone Trowell of Norfolk, VA, Paula Trowell of Chesapeake, VA, and Joseph Trowell of Norfolk; a sister Darlene Trowell; Ex-wife Beatrice Williams-Trowell; nine grandchildren Tylik, Kayla, Zeniya, Quantay, Zionna, Tynae, Tydeshia, Jonai, Joseph Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; a nephew Corey (wife Allexis); a niece Darla, all his remaining family members, and friends.

His loving spirit, strong strength, and sense of humor will always be remembered. Although health challenges were continually knocking at his door in his later years, he remained optimistic. He fought a good fight!


Viewing Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Rennie. G.McClary says

    There aren’t many words I can say At this time. However; I know that God is a God of healing in his own time. I ask that you all hold onto your memories of Paul. They will make you laugh, cry , and perhaps shake your head and hopefully warm your heart.
    To Darlene and Family Stay strong. His is Able.

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    Sorry to for your loss praying for your family
    Love yall!!!

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    Renee Billups Dew and Family says

    Praying for All of the Trowell Family! May the Lord Comfort, Strengthen, and give His Peace in your loss. Be strong Beatrice and Darlene and Children! God will never leave you! Love you All!

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      Valarie simpkins says

      My prayers and condolences to you and your family from my family

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    Dr. Catherine Williams says

    To the Trowell Family: You all loved Paul and so does his Heavenly Father who has called him home.to rest in glory May God comfort you, heal you, and strengthen you. I send prayers, blessings and love. Know that I will be with you virtually for the Homegoing celebration.

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    Tony Henderson and family says

    My friend always; my brother forever, for life, we shared as family. Cherished shall you always be. R.I.P. (Heavenly)

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      Abner Ferebee Jr and family. says

      To the Trowell family, friends, relatives, community and
      neighbors and everyone else who knew Paul and loved and still love him, we will greatly miss him.
      A special thanks to Ms. Beatrice who kept me informed about Paul and Ms.Darlene who excused me when I did not recognize her after so many years of my absence! God is so good and full of mercy and truth and by His grace He brought us all back together again!

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    Brenda Wilson-Wright. Atlanta Ga says

    Condolences to the family at this time of grieving Paul always had a big smile he was a childhood friend in chesterfield heights.

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