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William Michael Sills


Sunrise: August 27, 1950

Sunset: February 10, 2024

William Sills, 73, of Portsmouth, VA passed away on February 10, 2024 in Norfolk, VA.

William was born in New York to Willie Belle Sills on August 27, 1950.  He attended Portsmouth Public schools and was a 1968 graduate of I.C. Norcom High School.  He later earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University.  He was a veteran of Desert Storm and honorably served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer.  His second career was as a Corrections Officer for Hampton Roads Regional Jail.  He was a loyal and active member in the Lebanon #34 Lodge and the American Legion Post 190 of Portsmouth, VA.

William was an avid card player and mastered most card games. He enjoyed fishing, cruising and spending time with the fellas.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Willie Belle Sills; and his wife, Marilyn Sills.

William is survived by his daughters, Letitia Robinson and Michelle Sills; stepdaughters, Stacey Linnette (Larry) and Kelli Ashley; siblings, Sandra Williams, Dennis Chavious, and Ronald Chavious; grandchildren, Ciara Fabian (Lennon), Giavonna and Giuliana Sills; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren from his marriage with Marilyn.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Patricia Corum, Carroll “Tony” and Carol Jones, Ronchester “Bobby” and Yvonne Ellis and Valerie Goodman for their dedication and friendship.

Receiving Friends Thursday, February 15, 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, February 16, 2024 3:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Frances Chavous says

    Sincerest condolences to the family. Keeping you all in prayer.

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      Michelle Sills says

      Thank you for keeping us in prayer. We appreciate it.

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    Lorraine Stevens says

    Thinking of you and your family in these difficult times.

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    Milton Brooks says

    May the memories that you share comfort you during this difficult time. Bill was a good friend, father and husband.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellis says

    Sincerest condolences to the Sills family. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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    Tonette sutton says

    You will be missed next door neighbor our good laughs and talks ,Blessings to you and yur Family
    Bowser and Sutton

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    Bob England says

    My Condolences to the family, I served with Bill on USS Shenandoah AD-26 from 1976-1980, He was my R-5 Div LPO (FTG1).. He was a great leader, I was so sorry to read of his passing. Later I Ran into him when he was at MOTU-2 & I was a tech rep at Navseacenlant..he will be missed..

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      Joe & Cecilia Bailey says

      We are pray for the family. Bill and his late wife were good neighbors to my late parents. We live in ATL and spent a few weeks visiting during his stay. We will truly miss our friend.

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    William and Gale Wade says

    A good man has gone to Glory. You will surely be missed my brother. Our prayers go out for you and yours. Be at peace, To God give the Glory.

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    Terry Williams says

    To my brother Michael you will be forever missed. I remember when I was first introduced to you as your new brother in law, and how you took me to the man cave and made me feel like family. I never forgot that day. May God bless the family and help them through this difficult time that shall pass too.
    Love Terrance Willliams “

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    Dr. Sherall Wade says

    William, my other brother from another mother. You and my brother, William Wade, seemed to have traveled the same roads of life. You were always spoken highly of. Rest in peace, my brother!

    Your Sis, Dr. Sherall Wade

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    Dr. Sherall Wade says

    Prayers to the family during your hours of loss. God is always with you!

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    Michael MCKEE says

    Michael MCKEE iam A member of Lebanon #34 my Deepest condolences to the family and friends. Sills was a great man,will be miss,I apologize to the family that I want be able to attend.

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    Vera Butler says

    My sincerest deepest sympathy for my cousin and my family. May GOD surround the family with a band of angels to comfort during this time.

    Vera Butler

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    Sheila Chavious says

    So Sorry We Couldn’t Make It We Send Our Deepest Sympathy To The Family And Friends May Michael Rest In Peace And Be Guardian Angel To His Loved Ones And We Pray For The Family And Friends Strength For Each Day To Come Sincerely, The Chavious And Lemon Family

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    Nomea says

    May the good Lord grant you comfort during this sad time. May your Dad’s soul rest in God’s perfect peace. Keeping you all in our prayers.

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    Letitia and Michelle says

    Thank you everyone for the support, comforting words, and love you’ve shared on the passing of our Dad. You are greatly appreciated ❤️🙏🏽

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