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Asedello G. Laylo

Asedello G. Laylo passed away January 21, 2023....

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James Edward Johnson

James Edward Johnson passed away January 19, 2023....

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Lisa Lachelle Bowman

Lisa Lachelle Bowman passed away January 18, 2023....

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Eva Laverne Edwards

Eva Laverne Edwards passed away January 18, 2023....

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Latasha Wilson

Latasha Wilson passed away January 20, 2023....

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Vallie Ruth Matthews

Vallie Ruth Matthews passed away January 11, 2023....

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Cornelia Anne VanHosen

Cornelia Anne VanHosen passed away January 18, 2023....

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Phillip Clark Hussey

Phillip Clark Hussey passed away January 22, 2023....

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Belinda Richardson Cornegay

Life began for Belinda Richardson Cornegay on January 4, 1951, in Bertie County, NC, to the late Ernest Richardson, Sr. and Mary Lee Nichols Richardson and departed from this life January 20, 2023, at Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth, VA. Belinda was raised in Roxobel, NC where she attended grade school and graduated from Bertie High School. Soon after graduation, she was blessed with one son, Robert Deshaun Richardson. Later, Belinda met and married the love of…...

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Alva Jessie Small Vincent

Alva Jessie Small Vincent passed away January 19, 2023....

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Jeremiah Khamani Lewis

Jeremiah Khamani Lewis passed away January 18, 2023....

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Stanford Lee Sharpe, Jr.

Stanford Lee Sharpe, Jr. passed away January 19, 2023....

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Barbara Collins McCall

Barbara Collins McCall passed away, peacefully, on January 21, 2023. She was born on November 17, 1942, to the late, Joseph and Gladys Collins in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was one of seven children– Catherine, Bertha, Joseph, Josephine, Gladys, and Warren, all with the exception of Catherine, who preceded her in depth.  She was a resident of Chesapeake, Virginia. Barbara McCall graduated from the historic, Booker T. Washington High School, in Norfolk, Virginia.  She continued her education at…...

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Geneva Roberta White

Geneva Roberta White passed away January 18, 2023....

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Melvin Leon Garrett

Melvin Leon Garrett passed away January 18, 2023....

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Cornelius Toomer, Jr.

CORNELIUS TOOMER JR., affectionately known as Nealie or Toomer was born on July 17, 1952. Toomer was the fourth of ten children born to the late Cornelius Sr. and Olga Toomer in Camden, New Jersey. Being a child of Panamanian descent, he quickly learned the meaning of family, hard work, and discipline. Toomer’s educational career started in the New Jersey school system where he completed elementary and secondary school, eventually earning his high school diploma…...

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William Henry Baker

Our beloved William Henry Baker, passed away on January 19, 2023, in a local hospital unexpectedly. The family is saddened and shocked by his sudden passing. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd Phillips, his mother Pauline Baker Scott and his Sister Geraldine Baker Scott. While William never married, he lived a full and vibrant life with family and friends when William retired, he devoted himself to his family and his chosen hobbies.…...

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Ernest Sterling McFadden

Ernest Sterling McFadden passed away January 14, 2023....

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Johnelle L. Hunter

Johnelle L. Hunter passed away January 7, 2023....

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Francine Louise Lanier

On January 11, 2023, God called home one of his most faithful angels, our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Francine Louise Lanier. She went to be with her Lord and Savior and is now resting in eternal peace in the arms of the Savior.  Francine was born on October 11, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and later received an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She eventually retired…...

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Carolyn Anne Broom

Carolyn Anne Broom passed away January 14, 2023....

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Joseph Davis

Joseph “Zeke” Davis (July 5, 1949 – January 19, 2023) was born in Suffolk, Virginia to Frank and Victoria Davis.  He was a devoted husband, father, and brother.  He served honorably in the United States Army for 20 years.  He is survived by his wife, Elnora, children; Darrell Davis (Catina), Tonya Lott (Tajma), and Kevin Davis (Morri-lyn), grandchildren; Amari Lott, Kevin Davis Jr., Selina Davis, Tajma Lott II, Mykaylyn Davis, Kamryn Davis, and Ryan Jones-Turner;…...

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Mark Robbie Landon

Mark Robbie Landon, age 47, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2023. He was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia....

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Henry Lee Freeman

On Tuesday January 10, 2023 at 12:46 PM, Henry Lee Freeman was called by his heavenly Father and entered into eternal rest. Henry was born August 27, 1942 to the late James and Marie Freeman of Norfolk, VA. Henry attended southeastern and eastern state training school. Later he enrolled with Eggleston Day Services. Henry Freeman was a member and attended Liberty Temple Church. Henry will be well missed by all. Henry was very Meticulous, he…...

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Barbara Ann Bond

Barbara Ann Bond departed on January 16, 2023, to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was predeceased by her son Carl Bond, Jr. She was born August 04, 1948, in Portsmouth, VA at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and resided in Norfolk, Virginia for the next 74 years. She was known to us all as “Ann” or “Aunt Barbara”.  Ann worked numerous jobs in out of Virginia. She was a very private person.…...

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Jamel Lashawn Mason

Jamel Lashawn Mason passed away January 13, 2023....

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Edith Louise Mack

Edith Mack, 70, passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2023. Her sudden passing is devastating, and the family is shocked and deeply saddened. Edith was born on April 28, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was the “most amazing” of the six children born to Alethia and Louise Alexander Simmons. Edith, also known as Sukie or Red, was an intelligent woman. She graduated from New Stanton High School and attended Florida State College of Jacksonville. Edith…...

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Florence Knight

On January 15, 2023, Florence Knight passed away at the age of 84. She was born on September 29, 1938, to the late Naomi Bethea Hardy and Robert Barron Sr., in Elm City, North Carolina. Florence grew up in Plainfield New Jersey and was educated in the Plainfield School System. After high school she earned a license for Cosmetology and worked in the field at the beginning of her career. She was a hardworking, self-motivated…...

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Joseph Harris, Sr.

Joseph Harris, Sr. departed this life on January 12, 2023, after 88 years of a well lived life. He was born on November 6,1934 to the late Elijah, Sr., and Lucille Harris of Wilson, North Carolina. He was a resident of Chesapeake, Virginia. Nothing was more important to Joseph than his family and serving the Lord. Joseph, also affectionately known as “Joe” and “Daddy Joe” was educated in the North Carolina Public School system. After…...

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Charles C. Heath

Charles C. Heath passed away January 16, 2023....

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Manuel Sablan Encarnacion

Manuel Sablan Encarnacion, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2023 in Norfolk, Va. surrounded by family. He was born February 15, 1939, in Naic, Cavite Philippines to Hilario and Librada Encarnacion. He was the fifth of seven children. Manuel served in the US Navy for 20 years. While in the military he traveled the world visiting islands, countries, and continents afar, He found a passion for real estate investment during and after the military. After retiring from…...

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Janet Moyo Adekoje

Janet Moyo Adekoje passed away November 23, 2022....

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Ira Jean Gregory

Ira Jean Gregory passed away January 14, 2023....

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Mildred A. Yancey

Mildred Alverta Yancey entered into her eternal rest on Jan 14, 2023.  Born on May 31, 1929, in Norfolk, VA.  She was the daughter of the late Gertrude and Edgar Goodman.  Mildred was educated in Norfolk Public School where she obtained her High School diploma.  Mildred retired as a Housekeeper and Nanny for James and Jean Alexander where she provided a  loving service to them and their children.  Mildred was a member of  Shiloh Baptist…...

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Michael D. Gamble

Michael Devernia Gamble was born August 22, 1958 to Ann E. Gamble Toms, and is the eldest of her four children. He was raised on Wood St. by his grandparents, Gladys and Devernia Gamble and his mother, Ann. Mike attended and graduated from Booker T Washington High School. During his youth, he also enjoyed playing recreational basketball and baseball. He was so talented that he played a key role on the first state championship basketball…...

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Wesley Sutton

Wesley Sutton, known as “Tom,” transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. He was born on August 08, 1955, in Norfolk County to Golena Sutton and the late William “Fox” Nicholes. Tom was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools; he graduated and shortly after enlisted in the United States Army and served seven years. After his departure from the United States Army, Tom started employment with the Smithsonian Art Museum as a police guard…...

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Ronnie Wesley Smith

Mr. Ronnie Wesley Smith, departed this world to go home to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the age of 74. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Sharon Smith. Ronnie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on December 13, 1948 to Mrs. Clara Smith and Mr. Ernest Ruffin. He attended Booker T. Washington High School, after which he enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army,…...

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Richard Kaye Graves

Richard Kaye Graves passed away January 14, 2023....

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Cynthia Barnwell

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, our beloved Cynthia Barnwell was called home by our heavenly Father to rest in eternal peace. Cynthia was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Maxie Maceo Barnwell and Thelma L Corprew Barnwell. Cynthia devoted her life to giving back and helping others, it was her calling!! After moving to Virginia, Cynthia worked at the Shelter for the homeless and demonstrated just how genuine her heart of gold was by…...

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Ronnie Dee Chapman

Ronnie Dee Chapman passed away January 14, 2023....

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Bishop Levi Edgar Willis, II

Bishop Levi Edgar Willis II, son of the late Bishop Levi E. Willis Sr. and Hortense Jones Willis of Norfolk, VA, transitioned on January 13, 2023.  Bishop Willis served as Pastor of Garden of Prayer Worship Center – The Gateway to Good News and as Jurisdictional Prelate of the Virginia Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ.  He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Judith Washington Willis, three children, Jasper…...

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Tony Wallace

Tony Wallace passed away December 29, 2022....

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Esteban Cepeda

Esteban Cepeda passed away January 11, 2023....

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Melvin C. Powell

Melvin C. Powell passed away January 10, 2023....

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Jasmine S. Smith

Jasmine S. Smith passed away January 7, 2023....

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Robert Reed

Robert Reed was born August 25, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey (Essex County) to his late mother, Bessie May Reed and late father, James Reed. He is also known by his nickname Poochie; whom departed his life in the comfort of his home in Portsmouth, Virginia on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Robert Reed went to school in the Newark Public School System. He graduated from Central High School. After graduating high school he joined law…...

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Larry N. Skinner

Larry N. Skinner passed away January 10, 2023....

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Wanda P. Hood

Wanda P. Hood passed away January 7, 2023....

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Javonte Martin

Javonte Martin passed away January 8, 2023....

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Bernett E. Copeland

Bernett E. Copeland passed away January 5, 2023....

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