Priscilla Gaston

Sunrise: August 6, 1957

Sunset: March 12, 2024

On March 12, 2024, the Lord called home one of his Angels, Priscilla (Alston) Gaston, also affectionately known to family and friends as ‘PC”. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 6, 1957, to the late Luna and Jack Alston. Priscilla graduated from Lake Taylor High School. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Norfolk, Virginia. She spent many years working in the Correctional Institution in the medical department. She lived her life to bring joy to others. If you knew PC “she never met a stranger”. Even in her final hours, she had the bible open throughout her home open to several scriptures. She immersed herself in the word of the Lord. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Luna and Jack Alston Jr.; one brother, John Johnson, two sisters, Dianne Johnson Williams and Mary Frances Alston. Anthony O’tey, Sr. life partner.   Priscilla leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Tonya Carroll and Nakia Brooks and two sons, La’Mar Alston (Tishara Asbell) and Dominque Alston (Terrinda Alston) her beautiful 19 grand and 9 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marshall Pittman (James Pittman) and Lear Mejri and two brothers, Percey and Clarence Alston and a host nieces and nephews.  

Viewing Thursday, March 21, 2024 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Wake Service Thursday, March 21, 2024 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Friday, March 22, 2024 1:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Laid To Rest Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Norfolk, Virginia

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    Chiquita Pittman Smith says

    Sorry for your loss Aunt Marsha.I will be praying for you and your family.

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      Denise L Jordan says

      Priscilla was an amazing person who shared her gift too many. Blessings

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    Renaye Freeman says

    Sending Love to this family, Growing up in Diggs Parks made us all family, her love for people and her family is a Joy, Her love ,laughter was awesome. God has a Angel, her legacy will leave on forever. Family continue to Bless God love each other. She will always be an Angel watching over you All.
    Love Renaye Freeman ❤️❤️& Family

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    Celestine Keeling n Family says

    With Heart felt Condolences 🙏🏽..There is love that will live forever,and there are memories that will shine through the sorrow.May the wonderful memories of your mother’s love be with yall and comfort yall at this time.Your mom was my friend forever..She had a good heart n she loved her children n family ,With every inch of her ..n she loved the Lord 🙌🏾
    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.!! Rest In paradise my friend, until we see each other again.. 🙏🏽❤️ love you Ice Princess

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    xaviera.mcfarland@gmail.com says

    Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
    Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”
    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

    On behalf of the Xaviera McFarland & family,
    ~In this time of sorrow, please Know we are here and stand with Alston family. May God Strengthen each of you during this time.

    God’s Peace and Comfort
    Xaviera L. McFarland

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    Curtis Davis says

    Sorry for y’all family lost nothing but prayers for the family😭

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    Sheila Grace says

    My Heart was crushed after hearing of the passing of My Neighbor in Diggs Park! Priscilla and I were Good and Partying Friends back in the Day! It was Burfoot, Priscilla and Me! We use to have a Ball! Attending all of Norfolk State Games. She was like my Little Sister! My Condolences and Prayed to the Family! GOD BLESS! 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

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    Tonya Alston-Carroll says

    In Loving Memory of my Beloved Mother “PC”
    As I write this message, I am processing how we spent last weekend together. We were rolling to the wheels fell off. You talked to all your children and spent time with your great-grandchildren. We laughed and talked about old times. I did not know it would be our last weekend together.
    As I reflect on that Saturday, I remember a conversation you had with Smoke. I was ear hustling, and Smoke was telling you Luke was a Physician in the Bible. You responded, “Smoke I got to look that up for myself” “LOL”. She was always reading scripture. Your energy was high, and we ate all weekend and busted up like two fat cats!
    This is your “little girl” that is what you called me and Winnie. I hear you on my voicemail right now saying Tonya! “Give me a call Lil- girl”.
    First, I want to say “Thank You” for being the best mother to your children, Tonya, Hat, Smoke, and Winnie. Thank you, for choosing to birth us. It was one of the most selfless acts you did for us. You were our best friend, our rock, and our greatest supporter. Your fostering love knew no bounds, and your kindness touched the lives of everyone you encountered.
    Mom, you taught us resilience, forgiveness, and the beauty of unconditional love. Your laughter filled our home with warmth and happiness. You had the best funniest sayings and a stand-up comedian in your own right!
    Mom, you were just like Ruth in the Bible. Ruth 1:16 reminds me of how you loved your children, grandchildren, family, and close friends. Ruth 1:16: “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” This verse beautifully expresses Ruth’s unconditional loyalty and commitment to her mother-in-law, Naomi. It reflects her deep love and devotion, emphasizing the importance of relationships and faith.
    To my siblings and children
    Well done, Hat, Smoke, and Winnie. Our mother taught us to love, forgive, and take care of each other. She’s passed away and is with the Lord. I just want each of you to know that we all had a special bond with her. In the voice of PC’s grandsons, Lil-Keith, Kevin, and Fudge “My Nana is the best that ever did it! “
    Mom, rest peacefully, your race is won, now wear your crown. Take your place in the kingdom where the streets are paved in gold. There will be no more pain, sorrow, or sickness. You are Free! Hallelujah! Praise The Lord You Are Free!
    Let your love be the guiding light that brightens our path until the day we meet again.

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    Robin Wyatt-Peterkin says

    My condolences to her family and friends 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Shaloda Hammond says

    Sending love and Prayers to the family doing this time. PC u will be miss anytime I saw u u always gave me a big hug. Love always the Hammonds and Horne Family D.P. legend get your Rest

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    Nickey says

    Sending love and prayers to my family so sorry can’t be with you today as you lay out beloved PC to rest always Nickey

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    Coleen Norman says

    Family you have my deepest sympathy. Beautifully spoken Tonya on the kind of woman Priscilla was, and the way she cared about and for others. I’m so thankful to have known her and to have been a recipient of said love and kindness. Reflect on the memories shared that they may bring you all comfort during her transition. She is now in God’s care. Take your rest beautiful “Leo” Angel you will be missed! ♥️🌹

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