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Harold Leon Daniels

Harold Leon Daniels passed August 15, 2022....

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Roslyn Michelle Washington

Roslyn Michelle Washington passed away August 13, 2022....

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Lucy Mae Griffin

Lucy Mae Griffin passed away August 14, 2022....

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Alexander Joyner

Alexander Joyner “Ankee” Norfolk – On Sunday August 14th 2022, Alexander Joyner passed away at his residence. Alexander was born March 21st 1933 in Burton Station Virginia Beach Va. He is one of 9 children to the late Clarence and Novella Joyner. Alexander was married to the late Sylvia L. Joyner and this union blessed them with six remarkable children. He was also predeceased by his brothers Robert and Edward Joyner; sisters Thelma Walton, Novella…...

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Leober Darden

Leobar Darden passed away August 14, 2022....

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Robert Lee Thorne

Robert Lee Thorne passed away August 10, 2022....

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Marva Pierce

Marva Pierce passed away August 13, 2022....

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Robin Donnell Roberts

Robin Donnell Roberts affectionately known as “Robin Ed” 62, entered his eternal rest on Friday, August 12th, 2022. Robin was born June 10, 1960, in Norfolk, Virginia to the union of James Lee Roberts Sr. (deceased) and Jester Peebles Smithwrick. Robin graduated from Manor High School in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1979. He soon after began his career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a painter and sand blaster. He then went to Curtis Key Plumbing Apprentice…...

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Judy Ann Shelton

Late evening on Monday August 8, 2022, Judy Ann Shelton received her one-way ticket to get on board that evening train to glory. Judy was born to the late James Tilton Alexander and Kay Francis Burrus Alexander on May 27, 1954, in Norfolk VA. Judy Ann resided in North Carolina for many years where she met her late husband Irving Shelton Jr. Together with her 2 children she and her husband embarked on their new…...

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Queen Esther Benson

Queen Esther Benson passed away August 12, 2022....

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Lawrence Mtetwa

Lawrence Mtetwa passed away August 5, 2022....

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Treava Allassandra Baynes

Treava Allassandra Baynes passed away August 11, 2022....

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Brenda A. Whitehurst

Our beloved Brenda Adamson Whitehurst was born on November 23, 1947, to the late Percival Adamson, Sr., and Kathryn Adamson. Brenda was predeceased by her siblings Percival Adamson, Jr., and Jane Mabry.  Brenda was a graduate of the 1966 class of Crestwood High School. She went on to further her education at Saint Paul College receiving a BA and Troy University receiving a master’s degree in Human Resource Management. Brenda retired from Old Dominion University…...

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Marvin Hoover Warren, Sr.

Marvin Hoover Warren, Sr., caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, transitioned into eternity on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the glorious age of 90. A native of Southampton County, VA, he was born on October 27, 1931 to the late David Warren and Rosa Powell Warren. Growing up the youngest boy of the family, he spent his time outdoors and at church, and had the special privilege of being his father’s chauffeur. Marvin…...

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Levern Edward Cotton

Revelation 21:4 (KJV) “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.” Our beloved Levern Edward Cotton Jr. transitioned from this world on August 6, 2022. Born on December 18, 1966, he matriculated thru the Chesapeake Public School system, graduating from Deep Creek High School in 1985. Affectionately known…...

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Kelvin Fox

Kelvin Fox passed away July 14, 2022....

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Douglas Street, Sr.

Mr. Douglas Street (67) was the son of the (late) Lillie Mae Street Hardy. He was born on August 11, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. Douglas departed the land of the living peacefully in his home on August 6, 2022. Mr. Street worked at Photos on Wheels, Virginia Beach, VA for 3 years and Brass Pawn Shop, Norfolk, VA for over 10 years. He was a member of Sanctuary of Hope Church, Portsmouth, VA for…...

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Thomas Bernard Hasty, Sr.

Thomas Bernard Hasty, Sr. passed away August 9, 2022....

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Elaine Bryant

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, a loving companion, sister, aunt, and friend was called home by our Heavenly Father. Elaine Bryant was born in Franklin, VA on July 27, 1952, to Dorothy Grimes and the late Oliver Cowan. Elaine attended public schools in Como, NC before moving to Portsmouth, VA.  After 30 years of service, Elaine retired from HRT as a bus driver. Elaine did not have any children of her own, but thought of…...

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Johnnie Bell Dandridge

“Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house 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 ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the…...

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Kendal Jermaine Goode

Kendal Jermaine Goode was born on June 16, 1972 to Janice Goode and Samuel Ricks. Kendal and his younger sister, Kimberly, were raised by their loving and supportive parents, Janice and Olanders Benjamin, in Chesapeake, VA.  Kendal started cutting his own hair when he was just 14, teaching his sister how to edge him up in the back before quickly mastering it on his own. By 16, he had established a clientele, regularly cutting hair…...

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Danielle T. Rivers

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, our beloved Danielle Theresa Rivers entered into the blessedness of external rest surrounded by her Family. She was born On January 13, 1935 in Portsmouth Virginia to her parents Georgianna Copeland and James Simpson.  She was married for 70 years to her sweetheart George M. Rivers Sr.  She is also preceded in death by her parents and her Son, George M, Rivers, Jr. And her brother Leonard D. Haywood. She attended Our Lady of Victory and Immaculate Conception…...

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Gloria Jean Craig

Gloria Jean Craig passed away August 6, 2022....

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Darrell Lee Daniels

Darrell Lee Daniels passed away August 4, 2022....

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Halona Virginia Gorham-Collins

Halona Virginia Gorham-Collins passed away August 3, 2022....

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Bertha W. Jackson

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, Bertha W. Jackson, 94, was called home to be with the Lord. She peacefully transitioned at her home in Chesapeake, Virginia with her daughter, Valerie, by her side. Bertha was the devoted daughter of the late Oscar and Lacey Woods.  Bertha was born on June 11, 1928. A native of Princess Anne County Virginia, Bertha attended grade school at Pleasant Ridge School for Black Children. She started her work career…...

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Willie James Harris

Willie James Harris, born January 7, 1966, in Norfolk, Virginia, attended Norfolk Public Schools. In everything he put his mind to, Willie was a hard worker. He was so proud that he earned his GED and he was a very gifted contracted painter. He prided himself in his work. He worked for many painting companies over the years, until he succumbed to his illnesses. To know Willie is to love Willie. “Junebug,” as he was…...

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Annie Mae Flythe

Annie Mae Flythe passed away August 1, 2022....

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Annie Louise Spruill

Annie Louise Spruill passed away August 6, 2022....

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Elder Fred Julious Long

Elder Fred Julious Long was born October 6, 1933 in North Carolina. He was the son of the late Rufus Long and Mary Howard. After being educated in North Carolina, he became a skilled carpenter and machine operator, working various jobs. Elder Fred accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As he learned of Him, his love for the Lord grew. It was evident in his service to the Body…...

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Vernell Skinner Augustus

Vernell Skinner Augustus passed away August 6, 2022....

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Gloria A. Palmer

Gloria A. Palmer passed away August 5, 2022....

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Joyce Ann Cross

Joyce Ann Cross was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She transitioned to be with our Lord and Savior on August 2, 2022 at the tender age of 75. Joyce Ann was born on March 7, 1947 to her beloved parents Odell and Moses Haskins in Norfolk, Virginia. As a teenager, Joyce attended Booker T. Washington high school. She worked in the food industry before becoming a childcare provider. Joyce…...

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Malkym T. Watkins

Malkym Tyreke Watkins transitioned from this life on August 2nd, 2022. Malkym, or “Mal Mal”, as he was affectionately called by his family, was born June 12, 2000, to Shawnetta Dennis, in Nassawadox, Virginia. As a young child, Malkym took interest in sports; particularly football and wrestling, being a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the WWE. Even at a young age, you could find Malkym being a friend to the friendless. He loved…...

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Dominic Antoine Rouse

Dominic Antoine Rouse passed away August 3, 2022....

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David Sims

David Sims, son of the late Willie Sims and Lela Houston was born July 4, 1940, in Jackson, South Carolina. At the age of 2 years old he moved to Augusta, Georgia where he attended the public schools of Richmond County and was a graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School. Where he was an outstanding student and basketball player. Upon graduation, David moved to Syracuse, New York where he met and fell in love…...

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Louis Darnell Barnes

Louis D. Barnes was a very nice guy. He loved to have a good time with his family and lending a helping hand to his neighbors. At an early age he was taught the meaning of love and having a relationship with God.  Louis attended Norfolk public schools and was a graduate of Granby High School. He attended Old Dominion University and later enlisted into the United States Army. Louis worked for several companies that…...

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Joseph Burke Smith, Sr.

Joseph Burke Smith, an Army and Coast Guard Reserve Veteran and life-long resident of Norfolk, Virginia passed away on August 3, 2022, at the age of 69 after an on-going battle with cancer. Joseph is survived by his six children, 5 daughters:Tusenia Bland, Latana Rogers, Melethia Pittman, Josette Smith and Retina Smith and 1 son Joseph Smith Jr.  He also leaves behind 9 sisters and 4 brothers: Teresa Smith, Yvonne Smith, Denise Smith, Michelle Smith,…...

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Roberta Lyles

Roberta Lyles-Hankins, our beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, departed this life on Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:30 am. Roberta was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. She retired from Navy Lodge NEX where she worked for over 20 years. She also worked for Chow Hall on the Norfolk Base for many years. She enjoyed spending time with family, laughing, listening to music, dancing, and watching CNN. She was a joy to have…...

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Tiaria Nykesha Williams

Tiaria Nykesha Williams passed away July 31, 2022....

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Dora Marie Kearney

Dora Marie Kearney departed this life peacefully on July 30, 2022. Our almighty God wrapped his arms around our beloved Dora and carried her into eternal rest. Dora was born to Geraldine Kearney and Glenn Baker on February 27, 1989. Dora was educated in the Norfolk and Hampton Public School Systems. Dora had a love for children, and a passion for music. She loved to show off her singing skills to her family, and anyone…...

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D’Vurille Donyelle Bailey

D’Vurille Donyelle Bailey passed away July 31, 2022....

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Melissa D. Sims

Melissa Sims left us on August 1, 2022 at the age of 56 with her family by her side. Melissa was born September 10, 1965, in Norfolk, VA to Dorothy and Clifton Fentress.  Melissa worked many years as a City of Norfolk Sheriff and retired as a Corporal at the age of 50. Her hobbies and interests included spending time with family and friends, traveling, football,(Dallas Cowboys) card playing, and being the life of the party.…...

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Norvis Lamarr Dabney

“Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears. In a place of warmth and comfort where there is no more days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. Think of her as living in the…...

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Ellen Maronica Porter

Ellen Maronica “Pache” Porter went home to the Lord on August 2, 2022. She was born in the Hattonsville section of Portsmouth to Evelyn Boone Porter and James H. Porter, Sr. on October 11, 1962. She was the youngest of 12 siblings. Her mother passed away in 1964 when she was only 18 months old, and so her upbringing was mostly shaped by her older sisters. This positioned her to not only be the “fun aunt” but…...

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Demetriz Deshon Chatman

Demetriz Deshon Chatman, Sr, affectionately known as “Meatman”, 35, passed away in the early hours of July 30th, 2022 in Norfolk, VA. Demetriz was born January 17, 1987 at DePaul Hospital to Lawrence Edward Chatman, Sr and Elsie Elizabeth White who have gone before him to make room in Heaven. The tenth of 13 children, Demetriz grew up surrounded by a very large family. However, any cousin or friend that spent a day in the…...

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Anthony Darnell Sparrow

Anthony Darnell Sparrow, later known as Askia, the son of Robena Holley-Mangum and Elijah Holloman Jr., was born on July 5, 1965, in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Throughout his childhood, Anthony spent most of his time playing basketball, football, and track for local youth sports teams and was one of the few Black children in his area to also play baseball. He was known for using his wit to outsmart the competition. His love,…...

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Emma M. Elliott

On the morning of Tuesday, July 26, 2022 our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Emma Mae Elliott (Peaches) was peacefully called to eternal rest. She was born in Norfolk (Virginia) on September 1, 1949, to the late Herbert Osborne and Emma Spratley of Surry County (Virginia). Emma graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and then worked for J.H. Miles & Company for 35 years from which she retired. She married the love of…...

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Richard Lee Hardy

Richard Lee Hardy passed away July 28, 2022....

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Arthur L. Whitfield

Arthur L. Whitfield passed away July 28, 2022....

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