Vincent Charles Carnell

Sunrise: March 8, 1962

Sunset: May 3, 2021
Vincent Charles Carnell was born on March 8, 1962 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He departed this life May 3, 2021 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother Rose-Marie “Pie” Kelsey.
Vincent was also known as Bay-Bay but best known as Pops. Pops attended Fayetteville Public School System in North Carolina.  He graduated from Douglas Byrd Senior High School where he was a part of the track and field. Vincent held a record in long jump for over a decade. He enlisted in the United States Army after graduation in 1981 and retired after 18 years as a Sergeant First Class. He also worked for Flow Mole and Virginia Power.
Vincent truly loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved to barbeque, play cards, and listen to good music. Vincent leaves to cherish his memories a devoted and loving wife, Demetrius Carnell; sons, Curtis Bell and Brandon Cherry; daughter in laws, Veronica “Nikki” Perkins and Tamara “Tammy” Cherry; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; father and stepmother, Hubert Dunston (Portia); three brothers, James “Jamie” Carnell, Arlander “Butter” Carnell (Gloria), and Jeffery “Jeff” Carnell (Denise). He also leaves a large village of nieces, nephew’s cousins and longtime friends to continue the spread of his memories.
Viewing Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, May 17, 2021 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Joe Lomax says

    You will be eternally missed by all my brother! RIP

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      Dee says


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        Simone Walls says

        To the family, please know, I extend my deepest condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your loss and will be keeping your family lifted up in prayer.

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          Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

          Thank you so much

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    Jerry Leonard says

    You will be truly missed my Brother!


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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      Thank you for your kind words

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    Nik says

    Pops you will be truly missed!❤️😢

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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      He loved you. You were his daughter.

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    Gretta Gandy says

    I am still in total disbelief and lost for words, Rest In Peace my friend. You will truly be missed.

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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      Thank you for your kind words

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    Christy Spence says

    I’m still in disbelief and at a lost of words. You can rest now. You will definitely be missed. I will forever hold those memories close and think of you when I need a laugh. You always kept me laughing.

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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      Thank you for your kind words.

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      James W Carner Jr.( Winky) says

      I’m truly saddened by our lost and praise God for sound mind of memories to carry us through love you always family. Psalms 118:24

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    Gregory Britt says

    You will truly be missed. Soldiers for life

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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      Bless yoy

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        Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

        Bless you

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    Kathy Shannon says

    Rest in Peace, you will truly be missed .You were always kind, had a good heart and knew how to keep us laughing. It was a pleasure knowing you and having you as my Platoon Sergeant. My condolences to the family. May God give you the strength to carry on.

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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      Thank you for your kind words.

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    Alfred Williams says

    My condolences to the family. Rest in peace my brother. You will truly be missed.


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    Lumus & Sue Vick says

    Suffering the loss of Vincent pains and stings unlike anything else. Please accept our sincere condolences and we send much love to the families connected. Cousins , know that we love you all. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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      Demetrius Lauryn Carnell says

      Love you cousins. Keep praying for us. Love you.

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    Fatimah Ricks says

    Sending our prayers to the family. Good brother RIH! Fatimah and Jameel will always remember you. Thanks for the friendship!

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    Geoffrey Guns says

    Mrs. Carnell and Family
    The members of Second Calvary Baptist Church join with me in expressing our deepest condolences to your family. Please be assured that we stand ready to assist you in any way possible. We will continue to pray that the Lord God, who gives us peace will comfort your family during this very difficult time.
    Pastor Geoffrey V. Guns
    Second Calvary Baptist Church

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      Larry Madison says

      I am so sorry for your loss. Vincent was my friend and brother. We spent years together in the reserves down at Fort Story and had some good times together. I’m going to miss my friend. May he rest in peace.

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    Marlayna Cornell says

    To my family.. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there but please know yall are in my prayers. I know Uncle Baybay will rest in peace knowing how loved he is. I love yall and I’m only a phone call away.

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    Mike Beverly says

    Rest in paradise cousin. I always enjoyed our talks with each other I am going to miss you. May God continue to bless your family.

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