Phyllis Laverne Blount

Sunrise: March 30, 1958

Sunset: October 15, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020  an angel of the lord wrapped his loving arms around Phyllis Blount and carried her home. She was a native of Portsmouth, VA  and born to Shelvia and the late Ernest Brown on March 30, 1958. She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Alisa Gatewood. She was the third born of seven siblings. Phyllis was educated in the Portsmouth School System. Phyllis was retired with 36 years of service with Navy Installations Command ( Co-Op). She also was employed 20 years with Portsmouth Public Schools. She leaves to cherish her memories; mother, Shelvia Brown; sister, Patricia Brown of Charlotte NC; brother, Gary Brown (Lynette) and sister, Shirley Cuffee all of Portsmouth ,VA, sister, Vicky Jennings (Reginald) of Suffolk, VA and brother, Ernest Brown Jr. (Monique) of Warner Robins, GA; cousin (more like brother), Kenneth Wilder of Warner Robins, GA; a special nephew, Andre Gatewood and a host of nieces , nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and special friends dear to her heart.


Viewing Friday, October 23, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth 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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    Allen Tillit says

    Sorry for your lost Ernie please give your family a hug from me and Jamie….she in a better place .amen god bless…

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    Joanne Shoulders says

    God always knows best. To the family of Sister Blount will be in prayer and sorry for your lose. To God be the Glory!
    Joanne Shoulders

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    Joanne Shoulders says

    God always knows best. To the family of Sister Blount we will be in prayer and sorry for your lose. To God be the Glory!

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    Lorrie Dunston says

    Sending my condolences to the Family.
    Phyllis I’m going to surely miss you! You were a loving and faithful friend with a no judgment zone and love for everyone you meet. You shared a lot of wisdom even when I didn’t want to hear it. I’m so glad we got to speak that day. I had no ideal that would have been our last conversation but I did get the chance to tell you I love you Philly and your replay was Love you to LaRayy..LOL Rest Easy Philly Phil …

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      Yolanda Hall says

      I was truly shocked and saddened to hear about Phyllis’s passing. Please know the entire Brown Family has and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.

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    Irvin Sharp & family says

    We are sorry to hear of your sister passing away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Sharp Family

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    Lamont Simmons, NNSY says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.She was a great lady and is sorely missed.’

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    Virgil Odom says

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time of loss. It’s especially hard when you lose someone you’ve grown up with but know she’ll always be with you. God bless.

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    doris a menendez says

    To the Family,
    We send our heartfelt condolences to you. We are prayer for you.
    Bishop Carl & Barbara Vann and
    New Life Worship Center Church Family
    Norfolk, Virginia

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    Willie C. Robinson, Sr. says

    To my brother, Ernie Brown and his family, my sincerest condolences on your loss. Only met Phyllis a couple of times and spoke to her a few, but she was a genuine person who could make you laugh. Know that she is now serving in the father’s Heavenly Army. She will always be with you. Be blessed!!

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    Marion "Mernie" Chambers says

    To a special lady i met only once surely left an strong impression on me . i will never forget her. May she rest in heaven. i know her family will miss her strong personality and her caring and loving heart.

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    Nichole Wilder-Brown says

    Rest in Heavenly peace my dear cousin. You may be gone here on earth but you will always live on in our hearts. Faithful, caring, humorous and good hearted is who me and my family will remember you. Rest on beloved cousin.

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