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Bessie Mae Greenhouse

Bessie Mae Greenhouse passed away on July 25, 2021....

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Timothy A. Branch

Timothy A. Branch passed away July 21, 2021....

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Vernell Peeples, Jr.

Vernell Peeples, Jr. passed away on July 21, 2021....

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Mary Estelle Boone

Mary Estelle Boone passed away on July 22, 2021....

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Charles M. Daniels, Jr.

Charles M. Daniels, Jr. passed away on July 20, 2021....

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Wesley Steele Fletcher

Wesley Steele Fletcher passed away on June 6, 2021....

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Windell E. Giles, Sr.

Windell E. Giles, Sr. passed away on July 21, 2021....

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Sharon S. Brown

On July 21, 2021, God called our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend Sharon (Nissie) Brown home.  She was born on November 17, 1959 in South Mills, NC to Bishop Dillard Spence and the late Margaret Spence. She was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School and attended Norfolk Business College. She worked 22 years in food service and was a certified PCA. Sharon leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 38 years,…...

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Eric Henry Morse

Eric Henry Morse, 71 left this earthly world on July 11, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia Eric was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Magnolia and William Henry Morse. The family relocated to Boston, Massachusetts when Eric was 3 years old where he grew up, attended school and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam Era. While in Boston, Eric worked for the Telephone Company and was an exterminator.…...

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Donne Willet Jones

We celebrate life of our beloved Donne W. Jones, of Norfolk, VA who passed on July 16, 2021, at the age of 54 years old. Donne was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He will be fondly remembered by his mother, Jean Jones; sisters, Laseeta Lowery and Lavenna (Trevor) Swan; nephew, Torree Cannon; nieces, Latique Albergottie, Lakia Jordan, and Nolly Swan; great nephews and nieces; as well as numerous cousins, family and friends.…...

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Annette Keywest Fentress

Annette Keywest Fentress passed away on July 17, 2021....

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Eedy Nicholson

Eedy Nicholson passed away on July 16, 2021....

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Marlene Lockhart

Marlene Brown Lockhart was born April 9, 1933 in Northampton County, NC to the late Fred and Dollie Brown. She was blessed to share her life with eleven brothers and sisters. At an early age, Marlene became a member of Roanoke Salem Baptist Church in Garysburg, NC. She received her education in the Northampton School System and graduated from Gumberry High School. Marlene was joined in matrimony to the late James T. Lockhart. This union was…...

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Essie B. Matthews

Essie B. Matthews passed away on July 12, 2021....

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Mary F. McNulty

Mary F. McNulty passed away on July 17, 2021....

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Cornelius Meredith

On July 18, 2021 Cornelius Meredith also known as “Neal” went home to be with the Lord (from labor to rest). He was born November 11, 1959 to the late Robert H. Meredith, Sr. and Bernice Edmonds Meredith in Portsmouth, VA, and was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. He worked at various jobs until he became gainfully employed  with Walmart in the Auto Department on Frederick Blvd for over 14 years until his passing.…...

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Violet C. Sharp

Violet C. Sharp passed away on  July 17, 2021....

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Lillian Ford

Lillian Russell Ford peacefully transitioned to her eternal home on Saturday, July 17th, 2021. Lillian, was born on June 20th, 1942 to the late Melvin and Viola Russell in Bronx, New York. She was predeceased by her loving daughter, Nadine Russell; son, Jerome Caldwell Sr; and brother, Melvin Russell. Lillian started her diverse career with the Virginia Health Department where she assisted with starting the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Norfolk, Virginia. After…...

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Sarah Reid Gilchrist

On July 15, 2021, Mrs. Sarah Lee Reid Gilchrist, age 93, departed this life. She was born February 3, 1928 to Ananias and Mary Reid, the seventh of eleven children. She was married to Walter Franklin Gilchrist, Sr., for 66 years. From their union were Walter (Michelle) Gilchrist, II, and Roslyn (George) Walker and she was predeceased by her son, Timothy L. Gilchrist. Mrs. Gilchrist was employed as a first grade teacher with Chesapeake Public…...

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Bessie A. Parks-Sweat

Bessie Ann (Parks) Sweat, was born July 8, 1937 in Sunbury, North Carolina to the late Edward Burrus and Lilly Parks. She was raise by her late aunt, Lucinda Harrell. Momma had many names but best known as “Nani, Sister” by her siblings, “Aunt Faine by a host of nieces and nephews and “Mother Sweat” by the church. She answered to all even “Pain Webber” when being nosy. Nani was a mother and shelter for…...

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Destiny A. Skeeter

Destiny A. Skeeter passed away on July 18, 2021....

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Barbara Marshall

Barbara Marshall passed away on July 18, 2021....

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Bradley Antwon Cuffee

Bradley Antwon Cuffee “Ice,” passed away on July 13, 2021....

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Edward Columbus Woodhouse

Edward Columbus Woodhouse passed away on July 17, 2021....

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Leonard McBride, Jr.

Leonard McBride, Jr.,71, transitioned unexpectedly July 11, 2021, at his home in Stuart, Virginia. He was born July 10, 1950, in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late Leonard McBride, Sr. and Alice McBride Williams. Leonard graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968. Following graduation, he briefly attended Norfolk State College. After time spent there, he entered the U. S Army in 1973 until his departure in 1976. At that point, he returned…...

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Teonna R. Coburn

Teonna Coburn “Tee Tee” passed away on July 10, 2021....

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Catherine Beatrice Weaver

Catherine Beatrice Weaver  was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Willie Eli King and Gladys Beatrice King. Catherine made her transition to rest on July 14, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Catherine was affectionately known by many as “Cat” and had a presence that could light up a room. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, she enjoyed being a cheerleader and marching in parades through downtown Norfolk. Upon graduation, she furthered…...

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Willie Stephen Carter

Willie Stephen Carter (Benny, Biddy, Ben) transitioned to be with the LORD on July 14, 2021. He was born in Norfolk VA on August 4,1945 where he completed High School and continued his education at ODU and a host of Electronic and Technical Schools. Benny married Shirley on February 8,1965. They were married 56 years and together raised 3 children. He worked as an Electronic Equipment Specialist for the Naval Rework Facility for 29 years,…...

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John E. Blount, III

John E. Blount, III passed away on July 14, 2021....

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Roger Evans

Roger Evans passed away on July 14, 2021....

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Gaynelle C. Lawrence

Gaynelle C. Lawrence was born on October 1, 1955, to Calethia Greene and James Lawrence in Lowell, South Carolina.  Gaynelle, known as “Nelly,” enjoyed entertaining her family and friends.  Gaynelle also enjoyed cooking and turning clothes into fashion.  Gaynelle was known for her loving yet fierce personality.  Although she faced obstacles in life, she showed great strength and courage in all she has done.  She was naturally the life of the party and had a…...

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Oliver Lee Artis, Sr.

Oliver Lee Artis Sr., “Harvey Lee,” 88, of the 900 block of Anna St., went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2021. He was born on March 15, 1933 in Southampton County, VA and attended Hertford County Public Schools. Oliver retired in 1996 from Preston Trucking Company as a Truck Driver after 50 years of service. He was a member of Abyssinia Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he served as a…...

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Herbert Earl Warren

Herbert Warren, 81 passed away July 5, 2021. Herbert was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina.  He received his education from Princess Anne County Training School. He retired after 21 years of service as a tractor-trailer driver.  He attended Mount Olive Baptist Church and was an Emeritus Trustee. Herbert is predeceased by his wife, Earllean Warren; mother, Mary Butler Warren; father, James Warren; brothers, Joseph Warren, Jonas Warren and Robert Warren; sisters, Rachel Warren, Marie Warren-Fenner…...

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Gerone Howard Walden

Gerone Howard Walden passed away on July 12, 2021....

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Nathaniel Foreman Williams

Nathaniel F. Williams passed away July 11, 2021 in Newport News, VA. He was born July 13, 1959 in Norfolk, VA to the late Adell R. Williams and James Valentine. He was preceded in death by his son, Alphonso Clements; aunt, Bessie Forman and uncle, Daniel Forman who raised him. Nathaniel was a graduate of Indian River High School class of 78. After school, he worked for the City of Chesapeake for 13 years and…...

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Reign Marie Jael Ricks

Reign Marie, so beautiful Precious and Beloved,  came to be known to all as “Reignbow” a nickname given to her by her Grandma Charvay. Despite a premature birth and bout in the NICU, Reign triumphed. Though she faced some health challenges, she overcame them one by one. She shocked the medical staff as she advocated for herself with mommy’s full support. Always determined, she quickly progressed until she was released from the hospital. She was…...

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Warren Davis, III

Warren was born July 10, 1965. Warren was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Warren was disabled, but he was a very humble and happy person.  He loved his family and he loved watching football, his favorite team was the Washington Redskins. He would always ask, “Did the Redskins win?” His parents, Warren and Jean Davis, preceded him in death. Warren leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Wanza Davis; brother, Anthony Davis (Tuere); nieces and…...

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Virginia Dixon Bobbitt

God Blessed us with Virginia D. Bobbitt on August 21, 1933 of Enfield, North Carolina. The angel of the Lord received her gracefully on July 12, 2021. She was one of seventeen children born to the late Ida and Dave Dixon. Virginia was predeceased by her husband of almost fifty years and 15 of her siblings. Virginia was educated in the North Carolina School System. After moving to Virginia from North Carolina, she was employed…...

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Philip Jones, Jr.

Philip Jones, Jr. passed away on July 10, 2021....

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Elizabeth P. Williams

Elizabeth P. Williams Elizabeth “Liz” P. Williams, 59, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, went to her reward on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was born September 2, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia. Elizabeth was educated in Norfolk Public School System which she attended Booker T. Washington High School also in Norfolk. She accepted Christ many years ago and was a member of New Life Church, Virginia Beach. She was a dedicated employee in the hotel business for…...

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Vernon T. Wilson

Friday morning on July 9, at 10:35 am, the Lord whispered Vernon name and ushered him into eternal rest. Vernon Thomas Wilson was born on August 25, 1945, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Thomas Scott Sr. and Eddiemae Virginia Wilson.  He was predeceased by four brothers Michael Scott, Wyatt White, Donnell Scott, and Thomas Scott Jr. He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked for Portsmouth Sheriff Department for 20 years and worked at Vulcan…...

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Germaine Levon Ingram

Germaine was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He never met a stranger; Germaine touched the lives of all who he came in contact with. Germaine loved basketball, the “Dallas Cowboys” and playing video games. Germaine had a comical personality and he loved to laugh and have fun with family and friends. Germaine will forever be in our hearts, as he now rests in the arms of Jesus Christ. Germaine leaves to cherish his…...

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Edward Leon Matthews, Sr.

Edward L Matthews Sr. Was born on July 28, 1937 to Alma B. Hollowell and Ernest Matthews in Norfolk Virginia where he lived throughout his youth.  Edward Sr. at the tender age of 18 entered into the military where he served six years in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1955-1961.  After his honorable discharge for his services rendered Edward Sr. began his new life working as a carpenter by trade where he then…...

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Jacquelyn Robinson

Jacquelyn Delois Robinson was born on February 12, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Ralph and Retha Brantley. On July 12, 2021 Jacquelyn gained her wings to be with our beloved Heavenly Father. Jacquelyn was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Following her education, she was employed in various positions in Norfolk, Virginia and Highpoint, North Carolina. Jacquelyn was known for being very outspoken and funny, but her heart was truly pure. She enjoyed her life to the fullest by…...

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Catherine L. Cuffee

Catherine Lawrence Cuffee Catherine Lawson Cuffee made her final stroke of the brush on the canvas of life and signed her life’s portrait on Saturday July 10, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Hospital.  Catherine was born November 28, 1950 in Norfolk County Virginia.   She was reared in Norfolk County, which was later called Chesapeake, off of Fentress Road.  She was a graduate of Crestwood High School’s Class of 1969.  After High School, Catherine earned a…...

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Alan Farley White

Alan Farley White passed away July 11, 2021....

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Kaiden L. Carter

Kaiden L. Carter passed away on July 9, 2021....

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Gertie Mae Banks-Tanner

On May 7, 1963, the late Allen Julius and Maggie Lee Banks welcomed their beautiful, beloved baby girl, Gertie Mae Banks. Thursday night, July 8, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital our beloved Gertie transitioned into eternal rest. Gertie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and became a woman of great faith and virtue, using and believing in the power of prayer in every aspect of her life. She was…...

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Linda Roseboro

Linda Roseboro passed away on July 6, 2021....

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Sharon Wilson-Rooks

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” Psalm 116:15 Elder Sharon Faye Wilson Rooks was “welcomed home” by her LORD and Savior Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to failing health, Sharon temporarily relocated from Denver, Colorado to Atlanta to live with her sister, Jacquelyn Mills, to receive medical treatment at Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Sharon was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on November 9, 1956, to the…...

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