Sheila M. Whitehead passed peacefully into eternal rest on July 31, 2019. Sheila was born on January 4, 1955 to the late Clara Towe James White and Mack White. Sheila a lifelong resident of Tidewater, graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA and attended Ann’s Beauty College in Norfolk as well. She spent more than 32 years in varying capacities with Norfolk Public Schools before retiring in 2006.
After retirement Sheila spent many hours caring for and nurturing her grandson, talking, talking and talking some more to her friends and listening to “Old School Music”. She loved good food especially fried crabs. Sheila a firm believer in God’s mercies put up a long and valiant fight against the earths infirmities and finally achieved victory and won her heavenly wings. Sheila was predeceased by her sister, Mrs. Carole J. Ebron. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 20 years, Mr. Junnie Whitehead; two sons, Anthony J. White and Anthony M. Smith; two brothers, Calvin E. James (Carolyn) and Norman N. James (Raynette); and of course, his family rock, Christopher C. Cherry Jr. (Gwendolyn) and her BFF’s, Evelyn and Willie (Bro). She
is also survived by her two grandchildren, Angelo and Sapphire; four nephews, Ravon, Korie, Brandon and Kevin; four nieces, Stacy, Nikki, Carolyn and Vanessa. Shelia’s family circle also included numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
The family, friends and her associates will all awaken teary eyed and heavy hearted knowing that Sheila is no longer of the earth, but soon and very soon they will feel joy for her knowing the victory is at hand. She will take flight on her newly earned wings and lie in God’s Kingdom.