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Evelyn Powell Porter

Evelyn Powell Porter passed away on January 25, 2021....

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Irene C. Rivers

Irene C. Rivers passed away on January 25, 2021....

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Debra Wilson

Debra Wilson passed away on January 19, 2021....

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Yvonne Jordan

Yvonne Jordan passed away on January 24, 2021....

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Arthur Barksdale

Arthur Barksdale passed away on January 22, 2021....

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Willie Floyd, Sr.

Willie Floyd, Sr. passed away on January 25, 2021....

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Walter Burton

Walter Burton passed away January 24, 2021....

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Clifton L. Smith, Sr.

Clifton L. Smith, Sr. passed away on January 21, 2021....

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Rufus Anderson, Jr.

Rufus Anderson, Jr. passed away on January 13, 2021....

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Walter H. Burden, Sr.

Walter H. Burden, Sr. passed away on January 23, 2021....

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Pearline Vaughn Brown

Pearline Vaughn Brown passed away on January 23, 2021....

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Marion Vivian Asterilla

Marion Vivian Asterilla passed away on January 22, 2021....

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Arnold Francis Semley

Arnold Francis Semley passed away on January 8, 2021 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born on October 15, 1943 in New York City to Olga and Joseph Semley. He was the youngest of Olga Semley’s seven children and with him we lose our last connection to that great generation. Arnold grew up in New York City surrounded by a large family and friends. He was always the life of the party and his nieces even…...

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Scupella M. Carter

Scupella M. Carter passed away on January 24, 2021....

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Emanuel Clemons

Emanuel Clemons was born February 20, 1954 to the late Deacon Willie Rufus Clemons and Lena Mae Lewis Clemons in Albany, Georgia. He joined Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. Emanuel graduated from Monroe Comprehensive High School. He attended Albany State College and later joined the U.S. Navy serving 38 years. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a Contract Specialist at Naval Supply Systems Command, Norfolk, VA where he retired…...

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Carl Baxton Skinner, Sr.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—-and not only to me. Carl Baxton Skinner, Sr. was born on July 21, 1943 to Anna Bell Felton and Linwood Skinner.  Carl was called to be with the Lord o January 20, 2021.…...

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Salah Rashad Ameen

Salah Rashad Ameen passed away on January 22, 2021....

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Watt D. Newsome, III

Watt D. Newsome, III passed away on January 19, 2021....

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Maurice E. Perkins, Sr.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  Mr. Maurice Elliott Perkins, tenderly and peacefully answered his heavenly Father’s call. He was the son of the late Ruth Marie and Johnnie Perkins.  He was a native of Norfolk County (Chesapeake) and from Crestwood High in 1959. He would marry his late wife, Helen Perkins in 1965, along with having a daughter, Cheryl Perkins. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were married for…...

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Stephone White

Stephone White passed away on January 20, 2021....

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Alphonzo Hawkins

Alphonzo Hawkins passed away on January 18, 2021....

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Otis Manley

On January 21st, Otis Manley of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away at the age of 78. Otis was born on December 14th, 1942 in Jackson, North Carolina to the late Ada and James Tindal. Otis was raised in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Booker T. Washington High School. Otis moved to New York in 1962. He began working for the New York City Housing Authority in 1966 and later moved on to work for New York City…...

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Willie Edward McMillian, Jr.

Willie Edward McMillian, Jr. passed away on January 16, 2021....

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James Edward Hammond

Mr. James Edward Hammond, 87, of Chesapeake, VA passed on Monday, January 18, 2021. Dad was a strong, determined, family man. Working more than one job, Dad stopped at nothing to ensure his wife and family of nine children had everything they needed, although not everything they might have wanted. Dad loved cooking for his family, making certain plenty was available for any guests that might stop by.  He loved to tell stories, especially of…...

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Phylicia Holloway

Phylicia Holloway passed away on January 7, 2021....

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Tasha L. Ruiz

Tasha L. Ruiz passed away January 10, 2021....

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Reginald Carter

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, Reginald “Rabbit” Carter, Loving brother, beloved uncle, cousin and friend, passed away at 7:46 am at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Reginald was born on June 17, 1964 in Norfolk, VA to WIlliam and Odell Carter. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and subsequently completed his primary education, by obtaining his General Education Diploma through Job Corps. Rabbit was predeceased by both parents and siblings; Trent Carter (Brother), Jerry Carter (Brother) and Vanessa “Boojie” Carter (Sister). He leaves behind seven sisters and…...

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Jeffery L. Dunbar, Jr.

Jeffery L. Dunbar, Jr. passed away on January 17, 2021....

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Carolyn Virginia Gardner

Carolyn Gardner A.K.A Sugar; CG departed her earthly body to rest in eternal peace on January 17, 2021 at Sentara Lee Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Carolyn was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 14, 1944 to the late Dorothy Post and James Mitchell. She leaves a legacy of 7 children, Valerie Briggs, Herbert Gardner (Deceased), Ann Akompong (Sam Akompong-Son), Gerald Gardner (Robin Gardner-Dau), Carolyn Bates, Adrian Gardner and Troy Gardner (Rita-Grice Gardner-Dau), 12 Grandchildren,…...

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Betty Boone Lee

Betty Boone Lee passed away on January 14, 2021....

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Dorothy L. Mills

Mother Dorothy Louise Mills affectionately “Doris, Dot or Lil Doris “received her wings on Monday, January 18, 2021.  She took her flight from this earthly realm. Mother Mills was born to the late Lucy J. Sykes on July 25, 1935, in Amelia County, Virginia. Later her mother moved to Portsmouth. Va. where she remained a resident of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her three sons; Ronnie Giles Sr., Wilbur Giles, Bernard Giles…...

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Rosa Mae Powell

Rosa Mae Powell passed away on January 18, 2021....

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Jacqueline D. Robertson-Gilliam

The Beautiful One On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Jacqueline D. Robertson-Gilliam received the crown of righteousness and entered into eternal peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Jackie was born on April 04, 1948, a daughter of the late Claude E.  Chavis Sr. and the late Donnie D. Chavis.  She was a native of Norfolk and the widow of Ronnie Gilliam. She was also an active member of Greater Grace Ministries in Norfolk, VA. …...

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Alfred Lee Powell, Jr.

Alfred Lee Powell, Jr. passed away on January 15, 2021....

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Evelyn V. Snead

Evelyn V. Snead passed away on January 17, 2021....

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Warren Leon Thomas

Warren Leon Thomas was born to Cora Lee and Edgar Thomas on August 25,1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  At a young age, Leon became a member of Celestial Baptist Church. As the 5th child of the Thomas clan which was known throughout the community for their sense of humor, Leon was also known to drag his younger brothers and sisters along with him to expose them to life outside of Portsmouth.  A tradition that he continued…...

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Ada Wilda Lozada Howard

Ada Wilda Lozada Acevedo Howard was born September 1, 1936 in Humacoa, Puerto Rico. She was the only child born to Emeterio Lozada and Elvira Acevedo Sanchez. Ada was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2021. She is predeceased by both parents. Ada was a dedicated employee with Chesapeake Public Schools for over 41 years at Central Elementary School, Deep Creek Intermediate and Grassfield Elementary School. She held various…...

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Zykeara B. McKnight Barnes

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved “Keara”. Zy’keara Barnes passed away on January 10,2021 due to a tragic car accident. She was born September 18, 2005 to Shawanna Mcknight (mother) Akil Barnes (father) in Norfolk, Virginia. Zy’keara was full of life. She loved dancing and listening to music. She would always come to me and say “listen ma, you gon like it, I promise”, next thing I know she’s dancing and having a good…...

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Ronnie L. Jones, Sr.

Ronnie L. Jones, Sr. passed away on January 12, 2021....

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Shirley P. Spruill

Shirley P. Spruill passed away on January 17, 2021....

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Arthur R. Chatman

Arthur R. Chatman passed away on January 15, 2021....

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April J. Milton

April J. Milton passed away on January 8, 2021....

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Viola J. Nicholson

Viola J. Nicholson passed away on January 13, 2021....

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Althea Walston Gallop

Althea Walston Gallop passed away on January 13, 2021....

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Alfred M. Robinson

In loving memory of a great man, an awesome husband, a dedicated dad, faithful friend and a supportive son. Lil man is what we call him and yet he gained many names by the people he so impressed as he traveled this road called life. Black man, Bear, and Pig were just a few of his names. Born in Norfolk to Juanita Jones and Alfred Felton. Lil man attended Norfolk Public Schools. His grandmother, Julia…...

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Paul Gregory Trowell

On a special day in Norfolk, Virginia, Margaret and Silas Trowell were blessed by their second child Paul Gregory Trowell on April 23, 1956. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Paul peacefully departed his life. During his early childhood, he attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Paul graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1974 and received a basketball scholarship from Southwest Minnesota State University. After playing for two years, he accepted a position as…...

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Shakiya Nicole Johnson

Family and friends mourn the loss of Shakiya Nicole Johnson, who passed away much too young. We ask that you remember her beautiful spirt and to live an abundant life to the fullest because it is much too short. A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Shakiya “Bitsy” Nicole Johnson left this world unexpectedly at the age of 20, on January 11, 2021. Born in Norfolk, VA to Pernell and Tekita Johnson, Shakiya grew up in the…...

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Dortha E. Anderson

Dortha Elisse Anderson, affectionately known as “Umpa”, was born on August 20, 1953 to the late Robert Lee Anderson, Jr. and the late Odessa M. Anderson in Norfolk, Virginia. She is pre-deceased by her siblings: Barbara Aminta Anderson, Michael Warren Anderson, Robert Ellsworth Anderson, Jennifer Lorraine Anderson-Chrisp, and Cheryl Elizabeth Anderson. As a child, Dortha began developing her character as an individual of compassion, dedication and commitment. She attended Liberty Park Elementary School, Ruffner Junior…...

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Gwendolyn Sanderson

Gwendolyn Sanderson passed away on January 10, 2021....

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Barbara Ann Scott

God planted a seed for our family. Barbara Ann Scott bloomed into this world on Saturday, June 8, 1929, and transitioned to the angelic eternal garden on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 91 years of age.   Barbara was the daughter of the late Robert and Layla Tucker.  She grew up in the South Norfolk area and was raised up in New Central Baptist Church. Her parents raised her to love the Lord. Barbara is predeceased…...

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