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Rosa O. Hockaday


Sunrise: January 26, 1931

Sunset: April 16, 2021

Rosa Ophelia Hockaday passed away on April 16, 2021 at surrounded by her loving family. Rosa was born to the late Foster and Beulah Butts. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Rosa was a member of Celestal Baptist Church and a participated in the Willing Workers Ministry. She was also predeceased by her son, Wendell Hokaday. Rosa leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband, Rudolph Hockaday; daughter, Linda H. Harding; sons, Rudolph Hockaday (Valerie), Michael Hockaday (Sherrie), Calvin Hockaday (Valerie); sisters, Gloria Coleman (Collins); fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sandy Hockaday, Gwen Hockaday, Elenor Davenport and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, April 23, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Entombment 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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    Donald E. Croom says

    My condolences and prayers to the Hockaday Family. May God bless each of you during this time in your lives.I

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    Wilburt "BUBBA "KEY says

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS FAMILY, LOVE TO YOU ALL AND REMEMBER THAT EARTH HAS NO SORRY THAT HEAVEN CAN’T HEAL!!!

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    Glenn and Carol Turner says

    Prayers and condolences to our neighbors and family the Hockaday’s. Our families have grown up together on Ash Street. God always knows better than we do! Mrs. Hockaday is back together with her “Rudy and Wendell”.

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    Leigh M. Burton, Sr. says

    May the Family find comfort in knowing that Mrs. Hockaday has fought a good fight and has kept the faith and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Her journey on earth is completed. I pray that God will continue to comfort each of You. I too was a neighbor and classmate of Linda when We were growing up.

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    Amy (Britt) Eley says

    My condolences to the family. I’m Amy your neighbor on Ash St. And I went to school with Wendell. May God’s bless and comfort your family. God bless.

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    Tom Ricapito says

    Our condolence to the Hockaday family.Rosa and Rudy always treated us like family. She made me my first ever sweet potato pie and it was great. My daughter was a flower girl in Linda’s wedding. What a friendly, welcoming family. Rest in piece Aunt Rosa.Love Donna and Tom Ricapito (recap)

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    Mervin and Pam McCoy says

    DEAR SANDY, GWEN AND FAMILY:

    PAM AND I WERE VERY SADDEN TO LEARN OF THE DEMISE OF ROSA. HOWEVER, DURING THE DEMISE OF OUR LOVED ONES, WE HAVE ALWAYS FOUND PEACE AND CLOSURE IN THE FOLLOWING:
    “BUT NOW THEY DESERVE A BETTER COUNTRY, THAT IS, AN HEAVENLY, WHEREFORE GOD IS NOT ASHAMED TO BE CALLED THEIR GOD, FOR HE HATH PREPARED FOR THEM A CITY”
    HEBREWS 11:16 KJV

    MAY YOUR FAITH CONTINUE TO SUSTAIN YOU AND THE ENTIRE HOCKADAY FAMLY..

    Mervin and Pam
    Chesapeake, VA

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    Renee Davenport says

    Dear Family of Rosa Hockaday,
    I’m so sorry hear about Aunt Rosa’s passing. I have very good memories of our times together and conversations. She was very near and dear to my heart. I know that she will be truly missed.
    My prayers and love are with you all.
    Renee Davenport
    Edenton, North Carolina

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    Gina Hockaday says

    My prayers and love are with the entire Hockaday family. We will miss mama but so many great memories. I cried and laughed as I live streamed her homegoing.

    Even as Mike and I departed ways, you were always “mama” and a Great Grandmother to Lil Mike. I know he was happy to see you and I am glad you are with him.

    No More Pain, Mama!

    Gina Hockaday,
    Spartanburg, SC

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