Roderick Raby

Sunrise: January 5, 1970

Sunset: April 12, 2021

Roderick Shelby Raby was born January 5, 1970, Norfolk, VA to Mattie R. Cousins. He entered eternal peace on April 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Leslie Cousins, maternal grandparents Walter and Mary Raby, and nephew Alvin Baum II.

Roge was educated at Virginia State School for the Deaf and Blind, Hampton, VA. You could always count on him to greet you with a handshake. He had an extreme passion for swimming. He was a participant in the Special Olympics for swimming and skiing. Whenever you would see Roderick, he’d always have his WWE wrestling action figure in his hand. He loved to swing on the swings in the park.  His favorite foods were French fries, shrimp fried rice, his sister’s lasagna, and his auntie’s spaghetti. He was a ball of sunshine and brought nothing but joy to the family.

He leaves to cherish his memories his mommy, Mattie Raby Cousins; his sister, Lideta Baum; two brothers, Kyle Donovan and Alvin Baum; his nieces, Tyjanae, Mya, and Myla Baum; great niece Taryn Pointer; great nephew Tristen Carroll; aunts, Manila Ameris, Regina Fernandes, Ingrid Banks, Renee Moore, and Jackie Davis; uncles, Walter Raby Jr. and Michael Banks; a special cousin Kenneth Williams; and a host of cousins and family friends who loves him immensely.

Viewing Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, April 23, 2021 1:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Judy Barrington-Eure says

    Sending condolences to you and your family.

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    Jeanette Darden -Yates says

    My condolences to you and your family.With much Love.Jeannette Darden-Yates.And from the Batchler Family.

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    Arlethia Sharpe says

    Sincere condolences to you and your family, praying for you, may God give you comfort, peace and strength 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    With Sympathy
    Arlethia Lamb Sharpe

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    Wendy Phillips says

    Sincere condolences to you and your family. Praying for comfort and strength.

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    Shelia Wilder says

    May you find more peace and strength with each passing day.
    With my deepest sympathy.

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    Willette Sherriod says

    My condolences to the family. May God keep you grounded in his presence in your lives a the joy of having sharing memories with Roderick …even when we don’t understand God knows what’s best. Much love to you all.
    💘 💘 💘

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    Michelle Jones says

    So very sorry for your loss praying for your strength during these difficult days he was a ray of sunshine and will be missed by all

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    Grezella Lewis says

    So sorry for the loss of a good spirited son, brother,nephew,uncle and friend. I pray that God grant peace and comfort to the family. I know he has joined his grandparents and nephew and they are rejoicing together again.

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    Jane Doxie says

    Praying Almighty God’s strength as only He can provide in the loss of your child, Mattie Mae. May He continue to strengthen the whole family and let all know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Love you all🌹.

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