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Kenneth E. Miles

Kenneth E. Miles passed away on June 4, 2021....

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Deborah Eve Johnson

It is with great sadness that the family of Deborah Eve Johnson announce her sudden passing on Friday, June 11, 2021, at the age of 60 years. She left us sleeping peacefully at her home in Norfolk, Virginia. Debbie will be forever remembered by her husband, Robert H. Johnson, father John M. White (Paula), children Robert (Kim), Tom, stepchildren Bobby (Jodie), Amber (Chris), 5 Grandchildren, dear sister Deanna (Dave) and brother David (Shelly), many nieces…...

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Debra Virginia Midgette

Debra Virginia Midgette passed away on June 13, 2021....

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Ruth L. Walker

Ruth L. Walker passed away on June 12, 2021....

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Janice Aileen Simmons

Janice Aileen Simmons passed away on June 13, 2021....

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Randy Lee Hart

Randy Lee Hart passed away on June 13, 2021....

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Stella Louise Isaac

On Friday morning June 11, 2021, our dearly beloved Stella L. Isaac, slipped away peacefully at her home. She was born in Norfolk, Va, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Langston. Stella (a.k.a. “Biddie”) was born and raised in Bolling Brook and was a member of First Baptist Church, Bolling Brook.  She worked various jobs including as a Private Duty Nurse, and cafeteria worker. Her main responsibility was raising 4 energetic boys and…...

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Thomas Alexander III

Thomas Alexander III passed away on June 11, 2021....

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Elinida Rose Mason

Elinida Rose Mason passed away June 8, 2021....

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Jhenesis D’Mor Justin-Seward

Jhenesis D’Mor Justin-Seward passed away on June 5, 2021....

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Marvin Alonzo West, Jr.

Marvin Alonzo West, Jr. was born July 23, 1964 in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Marvin A. West, Sr. and Ruby Battle West. He entered eternal rest on June 7, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk Virginia. Marvin was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and the oldest of three sons. He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Granby High School in 1982.  He furthered his education at ECPI. He…...

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Benjamin Carwell Jones, Jr.

Benjamin Carwell Jones Jr., 66, of Suffolk, Virginia, gained his angel wings Monday, June 7, 2021. Mr. Jones was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 7, 1954, to the late Benjamin C. Jones Sr. and Marie Jones. Mr. Jones was raised in Tidewater Gardens neighborhood in Norfolk. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where he was one of the top performing wrestlers. Mr. Jones also attended Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr.…...

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Martini Staten Newsome

Martini S. Newsome, quietly answered God’s call to leave this earthly home to enter into eternal rest with the Lord early Wednesday morning, June 10, 2021 at 60 years of age. Martini was born May 14, 1961 in Norfolk, VA. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1980. He further his education at the Norfolk Skill Center for a trade in welding. He worked at Newport News Shipyard and BAE Systems. Martini was…...

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Regina M. Hardy-Waddell

Regina M. Hardy-Waddell passed away on June 3, 2021....

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Richard L. Ford, Jr.

Richard L. Ford, Jr. passed away on June 5, 2021....

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Thomas D. Hilliard

Thomas Daverne Hilliard went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Thomas Hilliard was born to Bertha Mosely and William McKinnley Hilliard on January 28, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mildred Hilliard, his brother, Maurice Hilliard (Earlene), children, Margie Godfrey, Angela Mattison (Booker), Laverne Lambers (Tracy), Deidre Byam (Jerome), Brian Brinkley (Ashanti), Maurisa Hilliard, and David Hilliard. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 2…...

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Tonya Levette Grandy

Tonya Levette Grandy passed away on June 8, 2021....

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Tina Maria Stephenson

On Tuesday , June 8, 2021, Tina M. Stephenson was called home to be with her heavenly father. Although her work on earth is done, Tina’s life in heaven has just begun. Tina may be gone from our presence, but forever in our hearts. Tina was born in Portsmouth, VA on January 20, 1960, the second child born to Brogie Stephenson and Norma Jean Wilkins. She lived in Portsmouth, VA the first ten years of…...

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Starr L. Barnes

Olympia Starr Leontyne (Guichard)  Barnes was born on September 25th, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York to Mersuda (Guichard)Donald and Leon Vernon Partrick Guichard (Giovanni). She attended P.S. 189 and Wingate High School. After high school, she attended Florida State University where she earned her associates degree in General Education. Starr was born to Caribbean parents from Trinidad, and loved everything about her culture. On September 25th, 2003 she met the love of her life who…...

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Lois B. Hale

Lois  B. Hale passed away on June 7, 2021....

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Neno B. Smith

Neno B. Smith passed away on June 7, 2021....

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Gina McClain

Gina Maria McClain passed away on Saturday June 5th, 2021 at the University of Maryland Hospital.  She was born in the Bronx, New York on July 23rd, 1959 to the late Peter and Thelma Martinez. She grew up in Classen Point.  In her teens, she relocated with family to Los Angeles, California. Shortly after graduation she had started her beautiful family. Gina is survived by her 3 children, Shameeka, Phillip, and Dominique; Six grandchildren,  Jaliha,…...

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Tecora Jones Arnold

Tecora Jones Arnold passed away on June 8, 2021....

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Minnie Lee Bethea

Minnie Lee Bethea passed away on June 6, 2021....

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Catherine T. Turner

Catherine T. Turner passed away on June 7, 2021....

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Wilbert Whitaker

Praise be to God for all the great things he has done. Wilbert “Buster” Whitaker was born August 19, 1923, to Thomas & Mary Whitaker in Norfolk Virginia. Buster was educated in Norfolk Public Schools, following which he enlisted in the United States Army, January 1942, where he served with distinction. during his time in the military, he was able to travel and see many parts of the world.  When asked what his favorite place…...

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Cheryl C. Owens

Cheryl Monique Saunders Clay Owens was born on March 10, 1960 to Clyde H. Saunders, Jr. and Juanita Saunders. She was educated in the Portsmouth Public School system. Cheryl had a heart for people, especially children. Her love for children led her to have a successful career as a school bus driver with Chesapeake Public Schools for 25 years. In July 1982, Cheryl met the love of her life, Darryl E. Owens. Their beautiful courtship…...

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Vivian L. Morring

Vivian L. Morring passed away on June 5, 2021....

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Thaddeus R. Fleetwood

Thaddeus Rudolph Fleetwood, affectionately known as “Rudy” was born July 15, 1949 in North Carolina. He transitioned to his new life on June 5, 2021. Rudy attended Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from IC Norcom High School. He served in the US Army from 1975 – 1978. He was employed with the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office for fourteen years, and worked various jobs. He retired from Norfolk State University. Rudy had a special love for children…...

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Lillie Marie Baysmore

Lillie Marie Copeland Baysmore, transitioned to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Sentara Hospice House, Virginia Beach, Virginia, with family by her bedside. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia by a Mid-wife, to the late Rev. Joseph H. Copeland and Ethel Cheeks Copeland. Lillie was called “Lillie Marie” by many of her family members and friends. As a child her father, Rev. Copeland gave her the nick-name…...

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Sequoya F. Robertson

Sequoya was born May 3,2021 and departed this life May 4,2021.Mother was Soncearay Cooper and father Cody Robertson;siblings are Antonio cooper,Ahmad Cooper and Simeon Cooper;grandparents are Michelle Carter, Rhonnda (Faye) Robertson,Bernice Cooper ad Roy Robertson. Sequoya Faye Robertson will be forever missed until we meet again....

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Jasmine Oni McCray

Jasmine Oni “Poonie” McCray entered into eternal rest on June 2, 2021 at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia. Jasmine was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 22, 1990. She was a graduate of Maury High School class of 2011 and Centura College class of 2019 with a Medical Billing Coder diploma. She had a very nurturing and caring spirit.  Jasmine was outgoing, loyal to her friends, and family. Jasmine spread joy to everyone she…...

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Cynthia Jean Taylor

Cynthia Jean Taylor passed away June 2, 2021....

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Lindwood Harper

Lindwood Harper passed away on May 31, 2021....

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Rosalind Morris

A time to be born… God chose November 2, 1937, as the day that Rosalind Morris would make her entry into the world. She was the fourth of six children born to Audrey Samuels and she was the feisty one. Rosalind was born and raised in the city of Harlem and was educated in the public school system. She received her college degree from City College and obtained her master’s degree as well. From a…...

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Nevin Lamer Drewry

Nevin Lamer Drewry was born July 17, 2004 in Chesapeake Virginia, to Sabrena Milligan and Quinton Drewry. Nevin was a rising 10th grade student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was well known in the Churchland and Downtown area of Portsmouth. Nevin spent his time with family, friends and classmates. He showed courage, strength, and empathy to all that entered into his life. He was the laughter, and a joy to us!…...

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James Earl McCloud

James Earl McCloud Sr. 71, of Norfolk, VA, peacefully passed away, surrounded by loved ones on May 28, 2021. James was born on March 9, 1950 in Buford County, North Carolina to parents Lula Spencer and Charles McCloud.  After he graduated, James went on to serve in the United States Army as an Army Ranger in the Airborne Division during Vietnam. Following his service in the Army he went on to study Computer Science and…...

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Marie C. Nichols

God in his infinite wisdom called Marie Celestine Nichols to ascend into heaven at 91 years old on June 2, 2021. She was our matriarch and a physical representation of home and comfort. Marie was born April 8, 1930 in Chesapeake, Va to the late Mattie and Dixie Jones. She is reunited with her brothers, James and Joe and sister Mary. She leaves behind a legacy in her children Nathaniel Jones (Marjorie), Phyllis Simmons (Fred),…...

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Rynita Wheatley

Rynita Wheatley aka Nita or Buffy was born on February 20, 1991, to Moses Wheatley Sr. (predeceased) and Cynthia Witherspoon of Norfolk, VA. She finished her earthly course of life to enter eternal life with our Lord and Savior on June 1, 2021. Rynita attend Booker T. High school class of 2010 in Norfolk, VA. She has worked in the Portsmouth shipyard and even as a PCA years later. She briefly attended Shaw University. Rynita…...

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Rosetta L. Moseley

On Monday, May 31, 2021, our family circle was broken when Mother Rosetta Lee Moseley was called home to be with the Lord. She was born on March 5, 1921 in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Rev. Samuel Lee and Elizabeth Burress Lee. She graduated from Providence High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, and studied Dietetics/Nutrition, and Sewing at Norfolk State College. Rosetta accepted Christ at an early age, and has been a devoted member of…...

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Isis N. Tutankhamen

On May 30, 2021 GOD called our beloved Theatta Scott, aka ” Isis Tutankhamen ” home. She was born to the late Henry T. and Gracie W. Scott on September 7, 1954. Theatta was a graduate of John Yeates Highschool and later furthered her studies at Tidewater Community College and Norfolk State University, majoring in the Library Sciences. Theatta was employed for 16 years at T.J. Maxx stores and loved by all of her coworkers.…...

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Bobby Ray Scarboro

Our beloved Bobby Ray Scarboro, entered in to rest on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at the age of 68. Bobby was born on Thursday, October 30, 1952 in Mt. Gilead North Carolina to Reverend John and Zelma Scarborough. At a very early age, Bobby accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior under Mt. Zion AME Zion Church. Bobby was educated in Mt. Gilead Public Schools and went on to serve in the United States Navy.…...

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Cecilia Ann Cromwell

Mrs. Cecilia Ann Cromwell-Clarke “Peaches” 64, the daughter of Celia and Oliver Cromwell, was born October 30,1956 in Metropolitan hospital and passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, with her family by her side. Cecilia was a beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, aunt and friend. She was loved by all who came around her, her love and care for people was irreplaceable and will greatly be missed. She loved her family and friends beyond…...

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Carl Lawrence Bond, Jr.

Carl Lawrence Bond, Jr. passed away on May 31, 2021....

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Reginald Lee Peele

Reginald “Reggie” Lee Peele departed this life on Saturday, May 29, 2021. He was the son of Walter and Daisy Peele and was born November 9, 1954. He lived much of his life in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked in construction for several years. He loved sports. In 2018 he married Carroll Harris.  He attended and served as an usher and pastoral support at Greater Mt. Zion Tabernacle church in Portsmouth.…...

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Ursula S. Harris

Mrs. Ursula Schmitt Harris was born on September 26, 1026 at Krotoszyny, Poland. She is the daughter of Frederyk Schmitt of Bornheim near Bonn, Germany, and the late Josefa Szarafinska of Crotmurio, Poland. They married in 1913 and had three, (3) children, the late Edmond, the late· ‘Irene Schmitt/Bucher of Frankfurt, Germany, and Ursula who escaped to Germany in 1946. Ursula. was educated in Poland and Germany, and is fluent in three languages, Polish, German…...

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Carolyn A. Hines

Early, Sunday morning, May 30, 2021, our God sent forth his powerful angel to accompany his dedicated servant, and our beloved, Carolyn Philpot Hines, from this time and place to his eternal realm. Carolyn was born to the late Holbert Leon Philpot and Margaret Ann Jones on Thursday, August 11, 1949 in Conroe, Texas. Upon the untimely death of her father in 1952, Carolyn returned to Norfolk, Virginia with her late mother, Margaret. Carolyn received…...

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Hilda D. Perry

Hilda D. Perry, also known as “Lois”, was called home on Saturday, May 29, 2021, to be with the Lord. Hilda was born, February 10, 1952 in South Norfolk, Virginia to the late LaSalle and Viola Owens. She was preceded in death by two brothers, LaSalle, Jr. and Willie Owens; two sisters, Elizabeth Jones and Betty Whitehead; her children’s father Arthur Perry and beautiful daughter, Dominique Owens. She is also preceded in death by her…...

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Devon Cornelius Drake

Devon Cornelius Drake passed away on May 30, 2021....

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Clifton P. Edwards

Clifton Paul Edwards, age 77, passed May 28, 2021, at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, VA.  He was born on January 3, 1944, in Northampton County, NC to the late Eddie Thomas Edwards and Essie Mae Branch-Edwards.  Clifton received his education from Northampton Public Schools. Clifton worked for Norfolk Veneer for 30 plus years and Portsmouth Roofing until he retired.  He was a member of The Church of God in Christ, Norfolk, VA until he was…...

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