Robert Lee Council

Sunrise: March 20, 1965

Sunset: December 27, 2023

On the evening of December 27, 2023, our hearts were saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved one and friend, Mr. Robert “Raheem” Council, so affectionately known as “Bud or Sergeant” to his family and friends.

Robert Lee Council graced the world with his presence on Saturday, March 20, 1965 in Suffolk, Virginia. Born to parents Willie Mae and Robert Lee Council, he was the sixth child out of ten children. He was a dedicated and loving, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Robert was a smart and determined entrepreneur. He did not allow his environment to determine his choices in life. He earned his G.E.D while attending Job Corp in Maryland. Shortly afterwards he attended the University of Maryland and Howard University. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Business Management.  His zeal for success motivated him to establish his own Traffic Controller business called Council Industries, LLC located in Washington D.C.

A common theme throughout his life was caring for family and others in his special way. He will be missed for his kind and generous heart, soft-spoken tone, love of playing basketball and listening to music. Robert was a diehard New York Giant’s fan.

Robert’s body is merely a shell. His spirit will forever live on. He leaves to cherish his memories two daughters, Tamia Morris and Asiaona Terry; one grandson, Rahkim Jr.; his siblings, Verlinda, Myrtle (McKinley), Rosemary, Robin, Ethoria (Lisa), and Corey; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, aunts and  friends he loved dearly. Robert was predeceased by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Council; son, Rahkim, Sr.; sisters, Brenda, Sebrina, and Cora; cousin, Harry; nephews, LeKwon, Xavier, and Javontae.

Memorial Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, January 10, 2024 11:00am Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church 3310 Deep Creek Blvd. Portsmouth, Virginia

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    Kimberly Blunt says

    I am so sorry to hear of this sudden passing of Robert aka Bud Council. And I am also deeply saddened and will continue praying for the family.

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      Robin S Jones says

      Budd you was a wonderful, loving and caring brother. I’m going to miss you 😢 dearly. Love 💕 your baby sister.

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    Betty L Council says

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Budd. He was a kind and humble young man. I know that he will be missed I’m praying for strength, comfort and peace during this time of sadness for my family. May God continue to bless each one of you.
    Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
    Love from Raine and Mom ❤️🙏🏽

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    Sonia Lee says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.
    Condolences to the family. 🙏🏾
    Sonia Lee

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    Jameeca Davis says

    My condolences to the family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort.
    Jameeca Davis

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    Linda B says

    To my dear friend Robin. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved big brother. May you find peace and comfort during this time. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I love ya!

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    ELOIS Wiggins says

    Our sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends! May the sweet and loving memories of your Loved one bring you peace and comfort🕊️🙏🏾💖 – The Wiggins Family (Vivian, Linda, ELOIS and Gladys and Mark)

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    Greg Harrison says

    My condolences and prayers going out to the family SIHP fam🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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