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Saronzo Vesti Demory


Sunrise: September 30, 1964

Sunset: April 24, 2021

On Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, God dispatched His angels to grant Saronzo (“Ronzie”) Vesti Demory his wings so that he could have passage to fly away and be at rest.

“Ronzie,” the youngest of eight siblings, was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, on September 30, 1964, to the late Wilford Demory, Sr. and Susie M. Demory.

“Ronzie” was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System, graduating from Oscar Smith High School in 1982, and later attending Norfolk State University. He was a CDL-A professional truck driver employed with FirstExpress Cargo & Freight Company based in Nashville, TN, until his health no longer permitted him to sustain this employment.

“Ronzie” was baptized at First Baptist Church Crestwood. Many years later he united with Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, and subsequently, Third Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Gifted with a melodious voice, “Ronzie” was one of the original Demory Family Singers and often sang at church concerts and weddings with his sisters in the 1980’s. Each member of the Singers had at least one solo. His solo was I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.

He was called “Ronzie” since birth, but as the years progressed he was also known as “Dog” and “Tall” by many of his friends. He loved to wear bucket hats, sunglasses, jeans and different colors of athletic shoes. He was a free spirit, but at the same time, he avoided confrontations, arguments and taking sides.

He will be remembered for his kindness, and his courage, never complaining and always saying thanks for whatever anyone would do for him. Most of all, “Ronzie” loved his family even though his sisters sometimes acted like his mother and brothers like his father, much to “Ronzie’s” chargin. with his nephews, he had special relationships much like brothers. we shall miss our “Ronzie” deeply, but we know that he’s now resting with “Mommie” and  “Diddie” in the arms of the Master Creator.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two nieces, Rae Johnson Bluford and infant Lynn Yvette Faulcon, and two brothers-in-law, Donald Cherry, Sr. and John Johnson, Sr.

Left to cherish “Ronzie’s” memory are his loving daughter, Ebony Demory of Fayetteville, NC; two sons: Saronzo Harvin of Chesapeake and Jeoffrey Lumpkin (Ashante) of Fayetteville, NC; four grandchildren; two brothers: LTC (retired) Clarence Demory (Annie) of Woodbridge, VA and SGM (retired) Wilford Demory, Jr. (Elke) of San Antonio, TX; five sisters: Margie McCoy, Dottie Rasberry (Victor) and Joyce Peterson, all of Portsmouth, VA; Nettie Faulcon (Kenneth) and Jean Johnson, both of Virginia Beach, VA; three aunts: Virgie Peyton of New Jersey; Rith Ivey (Melvin) and Naomi Clark (Samuel), both of Washington, D.C.; eight nephews: Donald Cherry, Sr. (Tammara) of Suffolk, VA; Gentry Peterson, Jr. (Sharon) and Jermaine McCoy (LaToya), both of Portsmouth, VA; Kenneth (K.C.) Faulcon, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; MSO (retired) John Johnson, Jr. of Tampa, FL; TLC (retried) Dr. Michael Perry (Wendy) of Evans, GA, Jason Demory (Angela) of Upper Marlboro, MD and Aaron Demory (Karen) of Bristol, VA; three nieces: Lisa McNeal (Bryan) of Suffolk, VA; Andrea Lewis (Desrick) of Edgewood, MD. In additon to his ex-wife, Ava Lumpkin McEachin of Fayetteville, NC, he is also survived by many other family members and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    A. Jean Ford says

    Ronzzi,
    Was such a good child growing up with his caring
    and hard working family.
    He and Tony J were our babies growing up on Jones Street, now their our angles watching over us.

    Please give his family the strength and understanding of God’s
    decision.

    The Ford Family

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    Brenda Paul says

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Ronzie and pray that God will comfort and strengthen each of the family. I’ll never forget the day he climbed up on the kitchen sink and made his own bottle of milk. I have such wonderful memories of your family. Hugs to all.

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    Carolyn Hurdle Cannon says

    May the love of God, His comfort and understanding be with the family as you endure the loss of your loved one. Your fond memories of him will last forever. Be comforted and blessed.

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    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll says

    Rev. Dee and i send our condolences and prayers of comfort and support to the family of Saronzo Demory. Rest in peace our brother.

    Rev. Dr. James & Rev. Dee (Crestwood ) Edwards, lll
    Retired Pastor of New Rose of Sharon

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    Mervin O. McCoy says

    Dear Demory Family Members:

    Pam and I were very sadden to hear of the demise of Ronzie. However, during the demise of our loved ones, the McCoy family has 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

    We are certain that your FAITH will continue to sustain all of the Demlory Family Members and friends.

    Mervin McCoy
    Chesapeake, VA

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    victoria little says

    lord i don’t understand IM SORRY FOR THE FAMILY IM JUST FINDING OUT IM SO HURT I MISSED EVERYTHING MS. JEAN CALL ME PLEASE U KNOW IM LOST AND HURT IM N TEARS TALL BABY I NO U ARE N MY HEART U TOLD ME U WAS GOING TO BE MY GUARDIAN ANGEL SO I NO U ARE HERE WITH .ME LET UR SOUL REST N PEACE AND I NO U ARE WATCHIN OVER US NOW SAYING STOP ALL THAT CRYING I LOVE U AND MISS U SO MUCH ALREADY Pretty is what u call me

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    Aparker says

    Praying for family.

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