William Anthony Grimes

Sunrise: October 3, 1964

Sunset: October 25, 2023
William “LilBoy” Anthony Grimes transitioned this earthly life into God’s reward of an eternal life on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
William was born to Mrs. Bessie Grimes of Norfolk, VA, and the late Mr. William Earl Grimes on October 3, 1964.  He was educated in the public schools of Norfolk, Virginia.  He had an entrepreneurial spirit and was passionate about his business.  He was the owner of Park Food Store in Norfolk, VA for over 20 years.  He ventured into flipping properties and restoring old cars.
“LilBoy” as he was affectionately called, was a kind and humble man. He loved his family especially his grandchildren. He was a servant ’s heart and always took time to help others in need.
Over the last two months, William attended New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA.  He attended Sunday School and the Worship Service at 11 AM.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. William Earl Grimes, and sister, Ms. Cassandra Grimes.
William leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Jennifer Annette Grimes; mother, Bessie Grimes; three brothers, Therman Grimes (Monica), Travis Grimes (Regina), and William Bonney (Malaka); three sisters, Deborah Grimes, Patricia Grimes, and Wanda Grimes; three children, Ciara Grimes, Keisha Ann Grimes, and William Anthony Wright; four grandchildren, Corey, Dezire, Destiny, and Deja; “Smoke” his furry dog, and a host of nephews, nieces, many other loving relatives, and caring friends, all of whom will miss him.
Viewing Tuesday, November 7, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, November 8, 2023 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 2332

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    Ruthie says

    Hello Family
    I can’t begin to tell you how saddened I was when I heard that our beloved LB had passed.God knows how devastating it is to loose someone unexpectedly.God will hold you up and give you the strength during this time of sadness because God is our comforter LB was a kind caring compassionate help to all that know and love him.Bessie.Annett and the family I’m praying that God’s peace be with you and keep you strong

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      Sophia Coleman says

      My condolences The Coleman Family.LB was my neighbor in TWP.He had the biggest smile.I remember his store in Park Place.RIH

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    Jamilya Vann says

    I send my Condolences this is very breath taken. Tomorrow is never promise to anyone but lord knows this one is a hard pill to swallow Travis Therman Bessie yall will be in my prayers. Just to hear Lb say what up jayyyyy one more time. You will be truly miss

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    Alicia White says

    Mr.LB you will be missed! To know you was to love you, there was never a dull moment in park food store and I will forever cherish those laughs and jokes. Prayers to your family.

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    mileswinstead says

    Sending my condolences to the Grimes family LV will be truly missed we shared a lot of laughs and good times together may God give the family the strength to hold on love you all

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    Roberta Gross says

    My deepest sympathy to William’s family. I always remember his ready smile whenever I saw him at Southside Baptist, whether volunteering at Soup Kitchen or coming to church and Bible study. Praying for God’s comfort on your family.

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    Bernetha Hairston says

    Family my heart can’t express the heavy.Knowing that God is our heavy load carrier.Our Comfort,Our peace,The lifter of our souls!As I hear B,with his Affectionate Smile.Coming into the store.Bunny as he marked me,because of my voice being heavy and a bit dragging 😁.Our God who is Perfect has not ever made a mistake.Weeping endures for a night,Joy comes in the morning.Family continue to hold on to God’s unchanging hands🤲🏾.Be Encouraged!Luv u more on Purpose 💕

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    Valerie Evans says

    To the Grimes Family,

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers are extended to the family. May you find comfort and strength in God’s loving care 🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Barbara Acree says

    Family of LB. my deepest condolences and prayers,and I pray that the joy of the Lord continue to be your strength.May God wrap his loving arms around each everyone of you. Henceforth I pray that comfort and healing restores both your minds plus hearts. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Beverly Allbritton says

    To the Grimes Family,
    William will be truly missed. He was my neighbor and always had a smile on his face. May God give you strength and comfort during this time. Our deepest condolences and prayers.
    Robert and Beverly Allbritton, Neighbor

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    Theresa Sutton Ward says

    My prayers are with the Grimes family LB will be truly missed

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    Carlton Winston says

    To the Grime’s family, my sincere condolences WOW LB was a true friend. I remember when I was out there and he gave me a job and made sure my mother got her money. Thanks little boy for everything ❤️😘🙏❤️❤️🙏❤️❤️

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    Patricia Bland says

    My condolences to his wife and family. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 to the family

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    Charles Williams jr says

    My Condolences to the Wife , Kids and the family and friends of LB, He was a great man with a big heart…. I haven’t seen him in years almost 15 or more and we met about four months ago,,,, He was the same old lil boy ,,, same attitude towards me and same smile,,,, never thought that would be the last time we meet…. Cherish real friends, You only have a few special ones who make a impact on your life….. Now he’s with our heavenly father in the universe around Angels,,,,,

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    OOK says

    RIP LB Park Place Loves YOU

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    Terry Jefferson says

    I was sadden to hear another staple of our TWP family had been called home. I’ve known the Grimes family for as long as I can remember. Mr Earl and my Grandpa were friends. I haven’t seen L.B in quite sometime now but my mind goes back when we were younger men in a jam.L.B for about a month said Head when I get straight I ain’t gonna never be broke again 😂 Not long after that I heard he owned Park Foods ☺. To Annette , the Grimes family and all who grieve this great loss I pray God heals all your hurt. LB you’ll truly be missed.
    Rest Easy King 👑
    The Welch Family

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