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Antwaine Lamont Anderson

Antwaine Lamont Anderson passed away on October 15, 2019....

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William D. Sanders, Jr.

Our beloved William Delano Sanders Jr., peacefully passed away in his home in Portsmouth Virginia on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  William’s best friend and loving wife Juliaette, compassionate sister-in-law, Jeannette and his four legged loyal companion Sofi, was by his side when God lifted His wholly arms around William to rest. William was born August 11, 1942 in Toledo Ohio to his loving parents William Delano Sanders Senior and Ruby Elizabeth Sanders, who have both…...

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Kerry G. Hazer

Kerry G. Hazer passed away October 14, 2019....

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Madonna R. Caffee

Madonna R. Caffee passed away on October 14, 2019....

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Bessie Lee Mackey

Bessie Lee Mackey passed away on October 14, 2019....

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Dwight Anthony Jenkins

Dwight Anthony Jenkins “Tony” passed away on October 14, 2019....

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Irene H. Griffin

Irene Hill Griffin known to some as “Piggy” transitioned from labor to reward on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Irene was born on August 25, 1942 to the late Howard A. Hill Sr. and Corrine Hill in Emporia, VA. She was one of eight children. She was educated in the Portsmouth Public School system and was a proud graduate of I. C. Norcom High School in 1961.Irene worked as a dental hygienist with Beasley Dental Foundation, formally known…...

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Rasaun Nayje Davidson

Rasaun Nayje Davidson passed away on October 8, 2019....

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Dorothy Virginia Hicks

Dorothy Virginia Hicks, affectionately known as Virginia by friends and family as well as Dot by co-workers, was born on September 30, 1930 in Winston Salem, NC. Daughter of Walker Ivey and Geneva Hill, Virginia graduated from high school at the age of 16 and attended Kate Biddings Memorial Hospital School of Nursing for one year. She held many positions in her career such as City of Norfolk Fire Department Dispatcher, Farm Fresh Supermarkets Cashier…...

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Shawn S. Johnson

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:15pm, the Lord called Shawn home to glory to be with him while at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was 52 years young. Shawn was born on August 3, 1967 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He was the fifth son to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald and Barbara Johnson of Norfolk, VA. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Maury High School in 1985. Shawn served…...

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Barbara Elizabeth Louise Taylor

Barbara Elizabeth Louise Taylor passed away October 14, 2019....

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Sylvia Odessa Smith

Sylvia Odessa Smith passed away on October 12, 2019....

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Roosevelt Hicks

Our beloved one, Roosevelt Theodore Hicks, 89 ,departed this mortal life and journeyed to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 12,2019,surrounded by his loving family. Roosevelt , affectionally known as “Roo: was born on September 6,1930, in Norfolk County, Virginia. Those of us who loved him are comforted in the fact that he made his profession of faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, as his personal Savior, many years ago. Roosevelt was a plasterer…...

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Arlene Neal

Arlene Neal was born on November 4, 1928 in North Carolina to the late Atlas and Ruby Jones. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Neal and six sisters and two brothers. Arlene worked at Doumar’s Cones and Barbeque for 52 years. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA. Left to cherish her precious memories are her children, James Johnson (Leola), Willie Jones, Vernice Lynn, Barbara Jones,…...

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Marlin Ceasar Webb

Mr. Marlin C. Webb, 71, of 1768 Monticello Street, Petersburg, VA departed this life suddenly on Tuesday, October 8. 2019.  He was a native of Petersburg, and the younger of twin sons born on February 19, 1948 to the late Mr. Darcie L. and Mrs. Lucy E. Taylor Webb.   Marlin accepted Christ as his Saviour at an early age and was baptized at Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a member until 2009. …...

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Andrew T. King

Andrew Theodore King “Dee”, 53, passed away on October 12, 2019. He was born March 23, 1966 to the late Albert Sr. & Janice L. King. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents; Rufus Sr. & Annie Pearl Hayes; aunts, Angerine Drumgold, Vanessa Little, Paula Hayes; uncles, Rufus Jr., Lester, Troy Hayes and Jessie Akbar. Andrew attended Norfolk Public Schools, he was employed with Shoreline Industries Metal Fabricator in Portsmouth, Virginia. Andrew is survived by…...

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Calvin C. Robinson

Calvin Coolidge Robinson was born to Charles Robert and Nannie Laura Robinson on January 26, 1960. His mother preceded him in death. Calvin served in the U.S. Army for threee years. He was decorated with the Overseas Ribbon M-16 Rifle Marksman and Army Service Ribbon. Calvin managed the Navy pier Maintenance Department in Chicago, Illinois for one year. He also supervised the maintenance Northlake Methodist Hospital in Gary Indiana. In Cleveland, Ohio Calvin was responsible…...

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Diane V. Wright

Diane V. Wright was born in Suffolk, Virginia, on August 14, 1953.  She was the youngest daughter of 9 children born to the late Frances and the late George Newby.  She was affectionately called Sam, Big Red, Diana or as her children liked to call her Mymommie. Diane passed away on October 11, 2019, peacefully at home with her loving family as per her wishes.  Her positive attitude and strong faith in the Bible, sustained…...

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Fred Edward Robinson, Jr.

Fred Edward Robinson, Jr. passed away on October 11, 2019....

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Debra B. Vaughan

Surrounded by a loving and devoted family, Debra Biggs Vaughan entered eternal rest on October 8, 2019, at her residence in Chesapeake, VA. Debra, born September 27,1947 in Norfolk, VA was born to the late Clara B. & Walter H. Biggs. She grew up in Norfolk, VA and was a 1965 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and attended Norfolk State University and Keys Business College receiving a degree in Business Education. Debra worked…...

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Rev. Dr. Thomas James Hart

Rev. Thomas James Hart, affectionately known as “Joe-Joe & Pop-Pop”, was a man of excellence and honor who entered this world on February 25, 1949 and fulfilled his purpose on October 10, 2019. Thomas James Hart was born to Thomas James Brooks and Johnnie Beatrice Hart on February 25, 1949 in Clearwater, Florida. He leaves to cherish his faithful, loving wife, Yvonne B. Hart, One Son: Deltarnez Hart, Five Daughters: Tonyea Smith (Phillip), R. Angel…...

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James T. Brown

November 17, 1963 – October 7, 2019 James T. Brown Sr., will be greatly missed by his mother Sarah Miller, his loving sister Margaret Hawkins(Donald), his son James Brown Jr.(Nicole), and his daughter Monique Sherise Brown, his three grandsons Josiah Spencer Brown, Daniel Brown, and James Travis Brown III.,and his granddaughter Madison Janae Stanford and his nephews Jewel, Damien and Chris, and a host of family and friends. James was predeceased by his father Willie “boss hog” Brown, his brother Darryl A Brown and Rev.Dr.Edwin Harrison Miller,Sr. James…...

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Grace Russell Jones Means

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Sister Grace Russell Jones Means departed this life at the age of 93. Grace was born on September 25, 1926, to the late Carroll and Thedia Russell of New Holland, North Carolina. Grace was united in matrimony to the late Frederick Jones, Sr., and many years after his demise, she joined the late Homer Means in marriage. Sister Means’ primary education was in the public schools of North Carolina. She attended…...

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Joel Brinson, Sr.

Joel Brinson, Sr. passed away on October 6, 2019....

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Dustin O. Gallop

Dustin Omar Gallop was born on June 15, 1983 in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the eldest son of Raul and Thomazette Martinez. In June 2001, Dustin graduated from Bayside High School, Virginia Beach, VA and in April 2002, he served in the United States Merchant Marines where they engage in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United States. Looking to pursue greater opportunities, Dustin was…...

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Brian M. Davis

Brian M. Davis passed away on October 4, 2019....

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Doreatha Faltz Butler

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we love is stilled. A place is vacate in our home, Which never can be filled. And after a lonely heart ache, And many a silent tear. But always a beautiful memory, Of one we love so dear. Rest! Rest! Rest! Doreatha Faltz Butler quietly and peacefully slipped into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her home. Doreatha was born in Courtland, Virginia to the…...

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Darrick A. Early

Darrick Early, who we all knew as “Pooh”, is now in a better place. He was the father of Daizhna, Daphney, and Derek Bennett. He was the son of Mary Ann Price and Harry Knight. “Pooh” was also the grandfather of Jevon Felton, Jr. Jevon may not  remember his grandfather, but one thing is for sure,the family will make sure his grandson knows about him. “Pooh” was a man who joked and made you laugh.…...

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Eddie Louis Moye

God called home our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Eddie Louis Moye born in South mills, NC on November 24,1958. He was the fourth of eight siblings. Sisters; Cinda Jenkins, Flora Mae Sawyer,Rosa Moye and Valerie Moye; Brothers, Willie Moye Jr, Maurice Moye,and Donnell Moye. Eddie went into the army straight out of high school and served for 6 years. After serving his country he then worked for Champion Fencing Company. He later…...

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Jane L. Winborne

Jane L. Winborne passed away on October 7, 2019....

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John A. Thompson

John A. Thompson passed away on October 5, 2019....

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James Melvin Outlaw

James Melvin Outlaw from Norfolk, VA passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 86 years of age. He was born in Norfolk the son of James C. and Maybell L. Outlaw. James graduated from high school and later married his high school sweetheart, Minnie L. Outlaw in June of 1954. They were married for 49 years with one daughter, Annette Parker. During the union, he spent 2 years in the United States Army as…...

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Moses Singleton

Moses Singleton, affectionately known as Papa and Sing sing, 82 of Virginia Beach, Va died unexpectedly on Sunday October 6, 2019 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Moses is survived by his wife of 47 years Gladys S Singleton, 10 children and their spouses, 24 grandchildren and their spouses, and 36 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters, in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by 1 son, 5…...

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Esther Elise Griffin

Esther Elise Griffin passed away on October 4, 2019....

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Helen Joyce Battle

Helen J. Battle departed this life on October 6, 2019. Helen was born June 21, 1936 to late Howard and Elizabeth Harrell in Norfolk, VA. She was educated at Booker T. Washington High School. Helen retired from Nauticus. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Battle and two daughters, Toni Harrell and Yvonne Booker. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Glenda Youngs (Ernesto) Rosalyn Sykes (Pendleton) and Helena Owens (Marshall);…...

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Roosevelt Holloman, Sr.

Roosevelt Holloman, Sr., was born on July 17, 1940, to the late Sarah Holloman and Eligah Holloman, Sr., in Virginia Beach, Virginia. On October 6, 2019, he departed peacefully into eternal rest; free from all pain and suffering. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Holloman Bowen, brother Eligah Holloman, Jr., sister Rose Holloman, and grandson Johnathan Holloman. His memory will be forever cherished and honored by his devoted wife Gladiola Holloman of 61 years,…...

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Ralph Albert Wilson

During the early morning hours of Saturday, October 5, 2019, Ralph Albert Wilson made his transition from earthly burdens to peaceful rest. Born in Norfolk County, now Portsmouth, Virginia on September 29, 1948, Ralph was the ninth of ten children born to Rev. Joseph C. and Lucy R. Wilson. He attended I. C. Norcom High School and was elected president of his graduating class. A serious athlete, Ralph excelled in football and track, earning a…...

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Elton Colvin Scarbor

Elton Colvin Scarbor passed away on October 6, 2019....

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David A. McLellan

David “Beaver ”Allan McLellan, age 72, departed this life peacefully on October 2, 2019 in Portsmouth, VA. He was born January 3, 1947 to the late David McLellan and Eddie Townsend McLellan. He attended .I.C. Norcom High School. In his young adulthood years, he coached Little League football and mentored many young men. He began working for Newport News Naval Shipyard as an auto mechanic, and quickly learned his trade as a welder, where he…...

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Lorner V. Haynes

Entered eternal life on October 2, 2019. She was born in Jamaica, West Indies, on October 26, 1942 to the late Dorthlyn C. Haynes and Raphael M. Haynes. Lorner completed her education which included her Master Chef Certification and spent over 25 years as a chef in the Tourist industry. She prepared gourmet meals for hundreds of dignitaries (including Bob Marley’s family) and families from countries such as the United States, Germany, England, Scotland, France,…...

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Jean N. Spruill

Jean N. Spruill daughter of the late Joseph & Lucinda Carrington Mackey was born June 9, 1931 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the third child of four children with one surviving sister, Elaine Dunn of Norfolk. She was preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Parker and one brother, Joseph Mackey Jr. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. Jean was united in marriage to the late Erma Spruill on September 13, 1948…...

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John Samuel Shaw

John Shaw peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, October 4,2019. John was born on January 29,1955 and was the youngest child born to the late Grace Shaw. John was a faithful member of New Beginning Apostle Church for six years. He worked for Defense Logistics Agency for over fifteen years where he retired when he became ill. John lived a full life with a big sense of humor. His favorite saying was “ I…...

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Corine Spencer

On October 5, 2019 our beloved Corine Spencer transformed into her heavenly state surrounded by those she loved and loved her. Born August 24, 1948 to Eugene Williams and Leedell Watson, both who preceded her in death. At a very young age Corine was adopted and raised by her late grandparents, Dan and Sadie Spencer. Corine was baptized at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Gum Neck) where she attended for most of her young adult life…...

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Flora Mae Kelly

Supported by the loving prayers of her family, on October 4th, 2019 Flora Lassiter Kelly, age 73, was called home to Our Lord. Affectionately known as “Joker”, Flora Mae Lassiter was born on January 29, 1946 in Chesapeake, Virginia to Robert and Louise Odom Lassiter, and was preceded in death by her husband Leroy Kelly, siblings Martha Owens and Robert Lassiter Jr., nephew Michael Lassiter and niece Elane Lassiter Guishard. Flora was a dedicated mother, first and foremost.  She tirelessly worked various…...

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Frank E. Hill “Bo”

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, our loved one, Frank E. Hill, went home to be with the Lord. Frank was known by many as “ Bo Dilly”. Frank was born on March 11, 1947 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Otelia Hill and Elvin Brown. Frank was an electrician after he served in the Army. Frank was charming with a good sense of humor . His family and friends and all who remember him knew…...

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David W. Whitaker

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 our Father, grandfather, brother and uncle, David Warren Whitaker departed this life after a brief illness. He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, born January 14. 1946. Baptized at the age of 12 at Shiloh Baptist Church, David also attended John Goode Elementary, Ruffner Middle, and was a graduate of the 1964 class of Booker T. Washington High School. After which, he attended Norfolk State University and participated in the…...

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Darrin Glen Lomax

Mr. Darrin Glen Lomax was born on May 10, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Mr. and Mrs. Mose and Jennie Lomax. He served in the United States Navy for four years. He was employed for 25 years as a welder with Hercules Fence Company in Norfolk, Virginia until his illness. Darrin was preceded in death by his father, Mose Lomax, Sr; mother Jennie B. Lomax, two brothers Mose Lomax, Jr and Randy E. Lomax and…...

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Albert Lee Byrd

Albert Lee Byrd entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born on January 29, 1945 in Salisbury, N.C. to the late Arthur William Byrd, Sr. and Doris Littlejohn Byrd.   Albert accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at Central Baptist Church as a young adult. As a member of Central Baptist Church, he served as chairman of the deacon board, home and bus ministry, Sunday school teacher, and member of the…...

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Walter Evans, Jr.

Walter Evans, Jr. “Junie” passed away on September 29, 2019....

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Ellen H. Martin

Ellen Martin-Sanders was born on Wednesday, August 30, 1939 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to Annie B. Sanders and Cal Sanders they preceded her in death. On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Ellen Martin-Sanders a loving mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother transitioned after a long term illness in Norfolk, Virginia. Ellen Martin-Sanders worked as a cook in various restaurants. Ellen was surrounded by devoted a host of, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends to help carry…...

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