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Sherry Moore

Sherry Moore passed away January 26, 2020....

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Valerie Denise Williams

Valerie D. Williams, 60 of Norfolk was called to her final resting place on the  morning of January 26, 2020. Valerie graduated from Deep Creek High School. Her creativity and technical skills were admired by many. Valerie most fulfilling job was being a caretaker of generations of children within the Williams family and beyond....

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Cora L. Williams

Cora L. Williams passed away January 25, 2020....

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James Allen Wilson

James Allen Wilson passed away January 26, 2020....

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Darren Lee Taylor

Darren Lee Taylor passed away January 24, 2020...

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Daria A. King

Daria A. King passes away January 22, 2020....

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Marjorie Benton

Marjorie Benton passed away January 21, 2020....

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David Waff

David Waff passed away January 21, 2020....

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Edward A. Stroud

Edward A. Stroud passed away January 23, 2020....

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Mattie Lee Cobb

Mattie Lee Cobb passes away January 22, 2020....

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Margaret Sadie Spencer

Margaret S. Spencer was called to eternal rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Margaret was born on March 4, 1938 to the late Dorothy Peoples.  She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.  She was predeceased by her husband David Spencer and her sister Beatrice Perkins. Margaret leaves to cherish her loving memories:  two sons, both of Norfolk, Carmichael Flowers and Carlton Salmond (Contrina); a daughter, Darlene Knight of Norfolk; 9 grandchildren; Amanda Robbins,…...

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William H. Johnson, III

William “the Bill” H. Johnson, III was born on June 18, 1942.   He was the son of William H. Johnson, II. (L) and Mammie Johnson (L) and stepson to Etta Johnson.   In his youth, he enjoyed playing the trumpet and learned to play “The Walls of Jericho”.  He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf.  After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, he joined the Army and was sent to Vietnam. Upon his return from…...

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Chevalette L. Sublett – Gilliam

Chevalette L. Sublett – Gilliam passed away January 21, 2020....

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William Sidney Brown

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, William Sidney Brown, affectionately known as “Sid” went home to be with the Lord.  Sid was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on November 16, 1947.  He was the youngest child of the late Thomas and Althea Brown and one of 4 children. Sid was preceded in death by his sister Joan Brown and brother, Lloyd Gill. Sid attended the public schools of Poughkeepsie, NY.  He gave his life to the Lord…...

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Carlton B. Jackson

Carlton Bernard Jackson passed away January 19, 2020....

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Nathaniel Brown, Sr.

Nathaniel Brown, Sr. passed away January 18, 2020....

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Robert Mann Long

On January 16, 2020 our Heavenly Father in His divine wisdom reached down and summoned Robert into His garden. Robert Mann Augusta Long was born on July 8, 1941 in the James City Community of New Bern, North Carolina to the late Isaac Long Sr. and Mary “Bea” Long. Bobby, as he was lovingly called, accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age.  He was baptized in the Neuse River, which was located across…...

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Cornell J. Walton

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also, and where I go you know, and…...

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Norman Lee Robinson, Jr.

Norman Lee Robinson, Jr. also know as “Lep” transitioned into his eternal home Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Norman was born and raise in Norfolk, VA to Myropia Robinson and Norman Robinson, Sr. on January 2, 1957. He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and served our country in the Marines. Our Dad Norman Lee Robinson was the smoothest, coolest, dude you could ever meet.  Our father Norman was the was the type of person that…...

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Emma Lou Johnson

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  II Timothy 4:6 and 7 On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at approximately 7:15 pm, as part of his great plan; God, our heavenly father quietly called our loved one, Emma Lou Johnson to her heavenly mansion. She was born February 12, 1946…...

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Alton Rebecca McDowell

Very peacefully and quietly on Monday, January 13, 2020 God in his infinite wisdom gently closed the eyes of our beloved Alton Rebecca McDowell as she entered Eternal rest. Alton Rebecca McDowell (Missy) was born on December 19, 1956 in Norfolk, VA to the late Wesley and Connie Moore, and was married to her late husband Mr. Melvin McDowell for more than twenty years. She was predeceased by her sister, Benita Moore. Alton was a…...

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Chastine Clayton Clary

On Wednesday, January 15,2020 God called his son Chastine Clayton Clary to come home at the age of 91. “Charles” as he was known was born September 28,1928 in Ivor VA to Edward Clary and Miranda Evans. Charles joined the army as a young man, when he left the army he worked as a rigor. He retired from New York Shipping Association. He was a member of ILA Local 1518. Charles was a faithful member…...

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Anthony Laverne Rorie, Sr.

Anthony L. Rorie, Sr. passed away January 16, 2020....

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Lester A. Green

Lester A. Green was born April 22, 1972 in Emporia, Virginia to the late Chester and Elnora Green. Lester slipped into the arms of Jesus in his sleep on January 15, 2020.  Lester, your job is done down there my son, your new home with Me is ready. Lester worked with Higgerson Contractor, Inc. over twenty years.  He loved his job.  He loved the people he worked with.  He would talk to you about his…...

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Michelle Yvette Smith

Michelle Yvette Smith better known as “Lil Bit” made her transition to eternal life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was born November 26, 1969 to Johnetta Smith and Edwin Seaborn in Norfolk, VA. She attended Norfolk Public Schools. She loved to watch television, listen to music, but her favorite thing was spending quality time with her grandchildren. Michelle was predeceased by her grandmother, Joyce Virginia Smith; great grandmother, who raised her, Lula Darden; father,…...

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Francis Bannister

Francis (Frank) Bannister was born September 4, 1932, to William Bannister and Oliva Clark Bannister in Pennsylvania and was one of 7 children. Upon completing school, Frank joined the Air Force and served as an MP and was honorably discharged. Frank lived in Detroit where he worked for Ford Motor Company as a toolmaker and retired after 25 years. Once Frank retired, he moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia and married longtime friend Macy whom he…...

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Delores M. Hayes

Delores M. Hayes passed away January 13, 2020....

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Eldress Dr. Sharon Haywood Burchette

Eldress Dr. Sharon Haywood Burchette, 66, of Virginia Beach was called home to eternal rest on January 12, 2020. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 24, 1953 to Earlene Broadnax Green and the late William Wesley Haywood. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Julius Burchette; her father, William Wesley Haywood; brother, Terry A. Green and aunt, Josephine B. Jones. She is survived by her mother,  Earlene B. Green (Ward) ;…...

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William A. Northern, Jr.

William A. Northern, Jr. passed away January 12, 2020....

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Lynn Scott

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:26 pm, God with His infinite love entered into the soul of Lynn Scott and said, “My Child, it’s time to receive your wings and transition to Glory”. Lynn Scott was born on September 25, 1957 to the late Ralph and Rebecca Scott.  Lynn was also predeceased in death by his youngest brother, Vince D. Scott.  Lynn was baptized and received the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age…...

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Marcus Ernest Wray

Marcus Ernest Wray (Gravy) of Portsmouth, VA departed this life on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 54. He was born on October 5, 1965 to the late Louise Wray and Garland Ernest Wray. Marcus obtained his high school diploma and was inspired by his older brother, Darin (DL) Wray to complete his Culinary Certification. He enjoyed playing sports with his youngest brother, Dr. Jason Wray, as a child. He was a protector…...

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Pauline Meadows

Pauline Meadows was born in October 18,1924 in Norfolk, VA to the late Mark Moses and the late Flossie White.  She departed this life on January 13, 2020 at home with her family. She attended school in Norfolk, VA where she graduated from Booker T Washington School.   She was united in marriage to the Roy L. Meadows in 1951 and enjoyed 52years together. She enjoyed doing puzzles and reading books on her IPAD, getting…...

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Lowell Allen Martin

Lowell A. Martin, better known as Marty, 80, passed away January 13, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Marty proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring in 1975 after 20 years of service.  He completed his college degree at Old Dominion University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. He went on to teach at Tidewater Community College as an Associate Professor for 20 years. Marty is survived by his loving wife…...

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Randall D. Forrest

Randall D. Forrest passed away January 13, 2020....

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Jacquelyn J. Inniss

Jacquelyn J. Inniss passed away January 8, 2020....

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Barbara A. Johnson

Born October 25, 1952 received her heavenly wings January 12, 2020. She was the daughter of Beulah M. Davis, mother and Armps Bond, father; both deceased. She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Barbara was employed with Virginian Pilot for 37 years. She accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Faith Deliverance Christian Center. Barbara was well known and loved by many. She was a loving wife to Joseph M. Johnson. They shared 32…...

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Catherine Spratley

Catherine Spratley passed away January 12, 2020....

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Gladys Y. Chapman

Gladys Yvonne Chapman, “Puddin”, returned home to her Lord and Savior on January 11, 2020 at the age of 70 with her daughter Felicia by her side.  She was born on July 26, 1949 in Portsmouth,Va to the late Robert and Odell Geter Shelton. Her sisters, Patricia Snead and Mildred Moore, brother Leroy Moore, preceded Gladys in death.  She graduated from historic Norcom High School in Portsmouth and attended Tidewater Community College. Gladys worked as…...

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James Armstong

James Armstrong passed away January 9, 2020....

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Richard Fox

Richard Fox, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home among loved ones Wednesday January 8,2020.  Richard (86) was born in Montclair, New Jersey to the late Herbert and Grace Fox on April 1, 1933. Growing up Richard attended the Bloomfield public school system. He served in the U.S. Airforce for 4 years. After faithfully serving his country Richard was honorably discharged from military service at Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Georgia. Following his…...

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Millie L. Fonville

Millie Louise Fonville, 72, passed away Saturday, January 4 in Hampton, Va. Born at Norfolk Community Hospital in Norfolk, Va on June 5, 1947 to the late James and Millie Walker, she lived and worked, respectively, as a resident and employee in both the Southside and Peninsula Virginia regions. Millie attended Norfolk Public Schools. Although she drop out in the 9th grade, she went from receiving a Nurse Aide Certificate of Completion from the Norfolk Department of Adult and Vocational Education in…...

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Terry Lee Elion

Terry Lee Elion was born October 28, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Audrey I and Howard W. Elion. Terry graduated from Central High School in 1970 and shortly after joined the United States Navy. After four years of service in the Navy, he reenlisted into the United States Coast Guard. In the summer of 1978, while stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana as a corpsman, he met his wife, Jan at U.S. Public Hospital.…...

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Wykemma Leonka Baker

Wykemma Leonka Baker passed away January 5, 2020....

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Marion Ellerbe Parker

Marion Ellerbe Parker passes away January 6, 2020....

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Clifton Joel Foriest

On January 7, 2020, our beloved Clifton Joel Foriest went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was the oldest of eight children born to the late Clifton and Naomi Foriest. A native of Conway, NC, he grew up in St. John AME Church where he as youngster attended Sunday School Conventions. His mentor at St. John was his grandmother, the late Mrs. Virgie Peebles. After graduating from Willis Hare High School, Clifton…...

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Elijah Rahim Chavis

Elijah Rahim Chavis was born to Charlene Chavis and Jimmy Forston, on June 10, 1993 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He received his education from Portsmouth Public Schools and was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. Elijah received a certificate from the Fatherhood Mentoring Program as an advocate for supporting fathers. Elijah was a warm-hearted and family-oriented father, son, and brother. He filled family and friends with lively spirits when his presence arose in the room.…...

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Lewis R. Gordon

Lewis R. Gordon “Jim” was born on August 10, 1964, to the late Louis and Dorothy Bowen, in Norfolk, VA. Lewis was graduated from Lake Taylor High School. He was employed with the City of Norfolk for fifteen years. He also worked for East Coast Heat and Air for twelve years and American Building Maintenance for ten years. Lewis was apart of a bowling and softball league. Left to cherish his memories his wife, Patricia…...

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Wilson I. Lett

Wilson I. Lett passed away December 24, 2019....

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Willie Henry Joyner

Willie Henry Joyner “Crow” gained his wings on January 5, 2020 two day after his loving wife, Virginia Lee Joyner of 37 years who gained her wings on January 3, 2020. Willie was born on March 14, 1947 to the late Herbert Sr. and Hattie Joyner in Norfolk, VA. Willie was raised in the Campostella section of Norfolk also known as “The Fields”. Willie was a laid-back kind of guy and quiet never complaining. Willie…...

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Virginia Lee Joyner

Virginia Lee Joyner “Fats or VA” gained her on wings on Friday, January 3, 2020. She was born on August 11, 1948 to Vivian T. Williams and the late Ernest Williams Sr. in Norfolk, VA. Virginia was married to the late Willie Joyner for 37 years. Virginia was raised in the Lamberts Point section of Norfolk, VA. Virginia retired from TRT/HRT. Virginia was a loving, outspoken and giving woman. If you knew Virginia, she loved…...

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