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Rodney Edward Epps


Sunrise: December 28, 1964

Sunset: July 1, 2019

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want”

On Monday, July 1, 2019 Rodney Epps was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Rodney was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 28, 1964 to the late George and Ruth Mae Epps. He received his primary education in Norfolk, VA. Diggs Park Elementary, Campostella Jr. High School, Lake Taylor High School. Rodney worked hard in the community workforce for over 30 years with Giant Open-Air Market for 4 years working at Giant starting at a very early age. Shortly after he turn 18, he started work as a construction worker with Gallop Construction Inc out of Norfolk, VA where he work until the company close. He work for Surplus Recycling for over 10 years and at this very day he worked diligently for 4 yrs. at Happy Shopper until the Lord called him home.

He was known as a light to the family a lovable funny guy with a big smile and a heart of gold our brother, uncle, and cousin had a great sense of humor but yet he was firm in letting his nieces and nephew know there Is nothing like family and remember the sky is the limit you can have anything, go anywhere and do what you please if you put your mind to it and stay focus. Remember always put God first.

He is predeceased by his parents, George and Ruth Mae Jones Epps; two brothers, Nathaniel Epps and Abraham Epps; one niece, Darlene Daniel; one brother-in-law, Avery Monds. Rodney leaves to cherish his memory and continue his legacy, his sons, Rishawan Pender, Walter Winstead, VI, his siblings; Author Epps, Rosa Lawson (Clarence) of Norfolk, VA , Pauline
Newsome(Ricky) of Virginia Beach, VA, Barbara Cooper (Ben), Diane Daily, Terry Epps (Patricia), Oney Epps all of Norfolk,
VA, O’Neal Epps (Deborah) of Virginia Beach and a hose of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews cousins other
family and friends.

Viewing Thursday, July 11, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, July 12, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Riverside Memorial Park 1000 E Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523

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    Tacy Patterson Fisher says

    I send condolences to The Epps family. Sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all.

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    Jewell Tyree Jones says

    Rest In Peace Rodney. Sleep on my brother.

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      Kendra Matthews-Taylor says

      Tony and I are going to miss him riding his bike pass St Thomas church He always stopped and talked to us on Sundays. Still the same Rodney since childhood. He will be missed. Deepest sympathies to his family

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    Sonia says

    Rest up unc..i am gonna miss you mann..talking errday at store smh i remember whn u use to babysit for me whn u rented from my aunt on Indian river smh we had some good times there PEACE i love you u and my baby boy stay cool!😥

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    Miles winstead says

    glad,I treated rodney with full respect and dignity. may God bless the family.

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    Renaye Freeman says

    Sending Peace and Love to he Epps Family, As family growing up together in Diggs Park back then we were all family. Our hearts are sadden by the loss of Rodney his legacy will live on in he many lives that he touched. BE encouraged family and lean on God.
    Much love
    Renaye Freeman & Family

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    Deborah A Powell says

    Diane, I’m so Sorry for the loss of your Brother. My deepest Condolences and Prayers to you and the Family.

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    Gloria says

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family. Rodney was always kind and courteous to me. May God rest his soul. My prayers are with you all.

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    Melinda Epps Smith says

    My prayers and deepest sympathy for the Epps family as they lay their loved one to rest. You’re in my heart and you’re in my thoughts

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    Stanley Flood says

    My Deepest Sympathies for the Epps family and for your loss . My prayers are with You and Yours and many Blessings .

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    Pamela Askew says

    Our condolences go out to the Epps family for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen you. I remember Rodney from riding the school bus from Diggs Park to Lake Taylor High. I remember him being a sharp dresser and always having a smile and a positive attitude.

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    Sharon Askew Whitten says

    My Prayers go out to The Epps Family.I am sorry for your loss.Rodney was a wonderful person And friend.I have known him since childhood.He was always very nice.

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    Theresa Wilson of Wilson family fr Diggs Park says

    The last time I saw Rodney he said to me “hello Ms. Retiree. He will be miss, I send my love to the family 2019

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