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Rudolph Broadnax

Rudolph Broadnax, 91, passed away on July 16, 2018. He was born on Feb. 16, 1927 to the late Henry and Flossie Broadnax. Rudolph leaves to cherish his wife Tremella B. Broadnax; daughters Dietriet Cheatham, Gloria Blunt, Delores Peters, Cynthia Goodson and Eleanor Dixon; son, Andrew Rudolph and a host of other relatives and friends....

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Evangelist Doris B. Wright

Evangelist Doris B. Wright passed away July 16, 2018....

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Antawyn Tyrell Smith

Antawyn Tyrell Smith passed away July 15, 2018....

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Zahn Eric Jones, Jr.

Zahn Eric Jones, Jr. “Eric” of the 600 block of Mary Robert Lane passed away July 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born on April 16, 1990 in Jacksonville, NC. He is predeceased by his father, Zahn Eric Jones, Sr. Eric is survived by his wife, Tawnye Efia Blaser; mother, Jane I. Jones; daughter, Alethia C. Jones; brother, Zachery E. Jones; sisters, Chelsea Z. Eweje, Sadie L. Jones, Erika S. Jones and Alnesa P.…...

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Corinne Amelia Davis Jones

Corinne Amelia Davis Jones passed away July 15, 2018....

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Del-Rio Lewis

Del-Rio (Jan) Lewis, 73 of 1200 Colonial Ave. (JKT) passed away July 14, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, Prentis Collins and Willie Mae Bailey and Broady Bailey; daughter, Renetha Henry; sister, Sharon Holloway; brothers, Curtis and Anthony Bailey, Prentis Jr. and grandson, Sivad Morgan. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, William Lewis; sons, Jeffery Henry, Timothy Henry and Rodney Henry; granddaughters, Shekira Edwards, Shenika, Diamond and Tela Cooper, April and Ashley…...

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Raymond Wolfrey

Raymond Wolfrey passed away July 12, 2018....

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Gladys Elizabeth Turner

Gladys Elizabeth Turner passed away July 13, 2018....

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Corey Jones

 Corey Isiah Jones was born June 16, 1991, in Norfolk, Virginia to Crystal Franks-Jones and Floyd Terry Jones…a day that will be cherished forever.          For the first four years of Corey’s life, he lived in Barraud Park. Corey was always bigger than the kids his age and better looking too…lol. Thereafter, his family moved to Virginia Beach where he attended Betty F. Williams Elementary School, a school where he first became famous. Corey wasn’t…...

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Mamie L. Bagley

Mamie L. Bagley of Norfolk, VA born September  2, 1935 in Cofield, NC passed away July 11, 2018 in her home surrounded by family.  She is preceded by her husband, James “Duke” Bagley; 4 children Velnita Morris (Donovan); James Bagley, Jr,; Phillip O. Bagley (Karen); Carolyn J. Bagley, 3 sisters, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends....

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Alton Leonard Brown, Jr.

Alton Leonard Brown, Jr. “Bird” passed away July 12, 2018....

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Caymon A. James

Caymon A. James passed away July 10, 2018....

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Melton Bynum

Melton Bynum passed away July 12, 2018....

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Michael E. Clark

Michael E. Clark passed away July 9, 2018....

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Andrew Lee Holloway, Sr.

Andrew Lee Holloway, Sr. passed away July 11, 2018....

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William McKinley Clark

William McKinley Clark passed away July 10, 2018....

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Carol Ann Johnson

Carol Ann Johnson passed away July 10, 2018....

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Juanita Jean Leavell

Juanita Jean Leavell passed away July 9, 2018...

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Chestine Blow

Chestine Blow passed away July 10, 2018....

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Mayor William Edward Ward

William Edward Ward, peacefully departed this life Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Affectionately known as “Bill” to his many friends, colleagues, and family, was born on December 1, 1933 in Lunnenburg County to Annie Mae Ward and William Ward.  He also had a loving relationship with now deceased surrogate parents, Richard and Gladys Pettus in Keysville, VA.  Bill was a caring brother to Bernard “Joe” Ward and Samuel Ward.  He is predeceased by two brothers, Clarence…...

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Elizabeth McLean

Elizabeth McLean passed away July 7, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Berkley. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McLean; son, Robert J. McLean and granddaughter, Robin McLean. She leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters, Ella Williamson, Betty Wright and Evelyn McLean; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren....

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Johnny A. Warren, Sr.

Johnny A. Warren, Sr. departed this life on June 29, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General in Norfolk, VA. Johnny A. Warren was born on May 6, 1955 in Fort Bragg, NC to Helen Paterson and the late Johnnie Wilbert Warren. At a young age Johnny A. Warren known as (Spooler) moved to Newark, NJ where he attended South 10th Street School in Newark, NJ. He graduated from Maple Ave School in Newark then attended Weequahic High…...

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Algenia McCall

Algenia McCall passed away July 7, 2018....

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Walter Kelly, Jr.

Walter Kelly, Jr, affectionately known as Shifty, passed away peacefully at home Sunday July 8, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ann Kelly and son, Rashed (Carl Kelly) Hasan. He is survived by three sons, Walter J. Kelly (Cheryl), Eric Kelly (Stacey) of Lincoln, NE and Kenneth Kelly of Norfolk and daughter; Jeanette Kelly Johnson (Ira) of Ft. Washington, Md....

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Corey Dion Roulack

A Time to Be Born … Corey Roulack was born June 27th, 1970 in Norfolk VA to Lloyd and Pearline Roulack. On Saturday July 7, 2018 God stretched forth his hand and called home our beloved into his Kingdom of eternal rest. Corey was known as Coe or Roulack by his close friends. He answered the lord’s summon by peacefully crossing over to exemplify my Sunday has come! He was preceded in death by his…...

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Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr.

On Friday, July 6, 2018, in the late evening at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the angel of death slipped into our midst and took the soul of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr. (Joe/Biggie) was born February 2, 1936 in Martin County, North Carolina to the late Lee and Viola Wiggins. He met and married Kathleen Battle Wiggins (deceased). He leaves to cherish his memory 3 sons- Raymond Wiggins, Jr.(Rokel), Alvin…...

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Paul L. Dowtin

Paul Dowtin was born May 30, 1931 in Lawrenceville, Virginia to the late Moses and Fannie Mae Dowtin. He was a member of ILA Local 1248 from 1972-1995. He was married to Shirley Dowtin who was a devoted wife for many years. Together they had five children, Myron, Marlyn, Paul Jr, Renee and Gary Dowtin. They adopted Raymond Times, Richard Sherrod and Princess Wiggins and Paul also was a loving father to Kenisha Baker (Myron…...

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Alvin Welborn

Alvin Welborn passed away July 5, 2018....

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Linwood Selby, Jr.

Linwood Selby, Jr. passed away July 7, 2018....

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Clydia G. Spencer

Clydia G. Spencer passed away July 8, 2018....

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Audrey Mae Sanderlin

Audrey Mae Sanderlin passed away July 3, 2018....

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Thelma D. Holley

Thelma D. Holley, 74, entered into the glory of the Lord peacefully Friday, July 6, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk Hospital surrounded by her loving children. She was born October 4, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Andrew and Bernice Privott. The eldest of 9 children, Thelma accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. Mother Thelma received her formal education through the Norfolk Public School System. She loved spending time with her family and carried a deep love for…...

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Robert Gamble

Robert Gamble passed away July 4, 2018....

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Jabre J. Crosby

Jabre J. Crosby passed away June 17, 2018....

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Clara V. Goodman

Clara V. Goodman, 94, passed away on July 5, 2018. Clara was born in Chowan-Edenton, NC to the late Queen and James Dillard. She is also predeceased by her husband Leon B., Yancy. Clara is survivor by two daughters, Ella King and Geraldine Henry, grandkids: Shelia Sawyer (Spencer), Leon Henry; great-grandchildren: Tony Spencer, Sean Spencer (Maryanne Abulon), Rochelle Spencer, Richard Sawyer, Wayne Spencer (I’Shell), Shere Sawyer (Leonard McCullough), Senora Sawyer, BJ Sawyer, Kam Henry, James…...

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Henry Earl O’Neal, Jr.

Henry Earl O’Neal, Jr. passed away July 2, 2018....

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Shirley L. Griffin

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Shirley Lucille Griffin was called from her earthly life to her heavenly reward. She was born December 23, 1943 in South Mills, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Maggie and Claude Sawyer; her brother, Horace Sawyer, Sr. and daughter, Letisha Griffin. Shirley leaves to cherish her precious memory her son, LeMonte Griffin; daughter, Towanda Griffin; siblings, Mary Rountree (Johnnie) of New Haven, CT, Delsie…...

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Julius Thorne

Julius Thorne passed away July 2, 2018....

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Lula Mae May

Lula Mae May, 81, of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully passed from this life into an eternal life in Heaven on Thursday, July 05, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was surrounded with prayers and love by her three beloved children. Lula was born in Americus Georgia on December 28, 1936 to the late Jack and Johnnie Mae Cooke. She received her education in public schools of Sumter County and A.S. Staley High School. While in high school, she met the love of…...

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Michael Dale Booker

Michael Dale Booker passed away July 1, 2018....

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Gardell Alexander Barge

Gardell Alex Barge was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 25, 1953 and was the second child of Judge Barge and Pearl Coleman Barge. He grew up in the Huntersville section of Norfolk where he enjoyed playing sports, fishing with friends and reading and collecting comic books. Alex graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1971 and went into the United States Navy where he was stationed in San Diego, California. Alex left the…...

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Walter Earl Sutton

Walter Earl Sutton passed away June 25 , 2018....

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Margaret L. Staton

Margaret L. Staton passed away July 2, 2018....

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Mable W. Knight

Mable Ernestine Wilkins Knight entered into her eternal rest on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:19 am in her home at 2077 S. Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA. Ernestine, as she was affectionately called, was born in Norfolk, VA on August 18, 1928. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University. She taught second grade in Virginia Beach Public Schools and retired after 30 years of…...

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Makeshia M. Anderson

On Friday, June 29, 2018, God called his precious angel home, Makeshia Monay Anderson was born on June 23, 1989 and was affectionately known in the community as “Beshie or Beshia”. As a young girl, Makeshia attended Portsmouth Public Schools. She was full of life, loved to dance and never forgot a face. Makeshia could make anyone laugh and was always the life of the party. She greeted you with hugs and kisses, and if…...

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My’King N. Omeer Wood

My King Nenhemiah Omeer Wood, also known as “Mama Tink” passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Kandi Wood. My’King was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) since birth. While being in there he was treated with tender loving care by his nurses and his mother who has also been there by his side every step of the way, everyday of the week. My’King knew…...

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Peggy Tappan

Peggy Tappan passed away June 26, 2018.  ...

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Elder Hershell P. Dunn, Jr.

Elder Hershell P. Dunn, Jr. passed away July 2, 2018....

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Sharon Moody Chaplin

Sharon Moody Chaplin passed away June 25, 2018....

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Lolita Escotto

Lolita Escotto passed away June 26, 2018....

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