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Theresa B. Taylor

Theresa B. Taylor passed away on March 25, 2020....

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Charles E. Fields

Charles E. Fields passed away on March 25, 2020....

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Esley P. Smith

Esley Smith was born on September 21, 1975 in Nassawadox, VA and was called home on March 19, 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA at the age of 44. He was raised in Ewing Township, New Jersey and graduated from Ewing High School. Esley proudly served over 24 years in the United States Navy, as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (ABHC). He was a faithful member of Calvary Revival Church (Norfolk) and served on the Student and…...

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Sandra B. Williams

Sandra B. Williams was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She was born on May 18, 1944 to William Edward Jones, Sr. and Fannie Bell Johnson of Portsmouth, Virginia.  Growing up she attended St. Paul Holiness Church and later became a member of Calvary Revival.  She was alumna of I.C. Norcom High School and later furthered her education at Tidewater Community…...

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Emma Lee Brown

Emma Lee Brown passed away March 26, 2020....

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Melvin T. Smith, Jr.

Melvin T. Smith, Jr. passed away on March 27, 2020....

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Benita A. Askew

Benita A. Askew, born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 8, 1960 passed on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital at the age of 59. A beloved wife, mother of 2 sons, a grandmother to 4 grandsons, 3 granddaughters and 2 great grandsons. She is the daughter of James Melvin Cross and Eartherdell Olivia Dunston. She is a sister, a niece, a cousin and a friend to many. If desired donations can be…...

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Margie Anna Collins

Margie Anna Collins passed away on March 26, 2020....

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Maurice Murphy

On March 20, 2020 Maurice Murphy beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend was called home to be with the Lord.  Maurice was born July 30, 1973 in Norfolk to Hazel Slaughter and Ransom Murphy who he leaves to cherish his memories.  Maurice was truly loved and spoiled by his grandmother, Ladyne Williams, and his grandfather Billie Lyons, who both preceded him in death. Maurice, affectionately known as “Reese” to all who knew him was a…...

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Calvin L. Green, Jr.

Calvin L. Green, Jr. passed away on March 24, 2020....

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Pierre Lyons

Pierre D. Lyons resident of Chesapeake, VA, 68 passed away, Saturday, March 21, 2020 after a long illness. Pierre was born October 29, 1951 in Wilmington, NC to Venna and John Lyons. He began and ended his career as a truck driver. The last was with Domestic Fuel and Lube Company for 20 years as a fuel distributer. On December 13, 2001, he married Darla S. Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents,…...

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Ella M. Joyner-Majette

Ella Mae Joyner-Majette Quietly and peacefully at home on March 21, 2020 at the age of 96, Evangelist (Mother) Ella Mae Joyner-Majette went home to be with the Lord. She is survived by: 6 grandchildren; Robin Holt (Ron), Diann Holmes, Gloria Waters, Ursula Adams Clinton Hampton (Tina), Sterling Hampton; 10 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; 2 loving sisters (Jeanette Bell and Dorothy Fleetwood); one brother William H Porter (Josie); and many other relatives and friends. Due…...

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James F. Sharp

James F. Sharp (affectionately known as Jitterbug by the family) was born on April 27,1940 in Norfolk Va to the late Lillian Sharp Foskey . On the morning of Saturday March 21st 2020, he returned to his eternal home in heaven after living for almost 80 years. He was predeceased by his siblings Luther E. Sharp, and William A. Sharp (Vivian). His remaining living sibling is Sarah Diane Brown who was his devoted caregiver. During…...

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Aubrey Tyron Bates, Sr.

Chicago weather in January can be daunting. However, the Lord picked such a day to bring our wonderful Aubrey into the world. On January 13, 1975, a baby boy was born to Faye Loretta bunch Bates and Aubrey Bates, they named him Aubrey Tyron Bates. He had an older sister Audra, who even then, assumed the duties of caring for her baby brother. The family remained in Chicago until tragedy struck when Aubrey was five.…...

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Bertha Adams

Bertha Adams passed away on March 22, 2020....

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Tysean Cooper

Tysean Cooper passed away on March 15, 2020....

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DeShaun R. Hall

DeShaun R. Hall passed away on March 21, 2020....

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Mary Anna Blackwell

Mary Anna Blackwell passed away on March 22, 2020....

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Gordon Christopher Davis, Jr.

Gordon Christopher (Chris) Davis, Jr. age 26, our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Thursday March 19, 2020. Chris was born in Daytona Beach, Florida on December 11,1993 to Gordon and Yolanda Davis. He graduated Junior High School from Tidewater Adventist Academy in Chesapeake and then from Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach. He was a member of Cedars of Lebanon SDA church where he served as an usher and was…...

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Alvin L. Baum II

Alvin Lamont Baum II (Bay-Bay) was born November 26,1996 in Norfolk, VA to Alvin and Lideta Baum. He entered eternal peace on March 20,2020. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Leslie Cousins. Alvin was educated at Norview High School. He was employed at Baum’s Service Center. He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Bay-Bay had an extremely generous heart and would help anyone . His smile would brighten a room.…...

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Javonte Selfridge, Jr.

Javonte Marquis Selfridge was born December 6, 1992 and sadly departed us on March 17, 2020. Javonte was loved by so many people and his billion dollars smile would truly be missed. Javonte was a young man with an old soul who loved music, dancing, and being the life of the party. Javonte was known to his friends as “Head” and was a true diehard fan of the Philadelphia eagles. He loved his video games,…...

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Damien D. Butts

Damien D. Butts passed away on March 15, 2020....

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Paula A. Cooper-Evans

Paula A. Cooper-Evans, 60, of Norfolk, VA passed away March 14, 2020.  Born June 11, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Betty Lou Brown and Melvin Whitfield.  Paula was loved by everyone whom she encountered.  She was the life of the party, who was always the first one on the dance floor.  She will be deeply missed. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Tutson and Ricky Cooper and her grandmother, Louella Hines. Left to…...

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Iona Stout Forbes

Iona Stout Forbes passed away on March 18, 2020....

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Jeromette Patrice Parham

Jeromette Patrice Parham passed away on March 18, 2020....

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Johnny Lee Majette, Jr.

Johnny Lee Majette, Jr. passed away on March 16, 2020....

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Gwendolyn D. Bell

Gwendolyn D. Bell, 77, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 20, 2020. She was born on July 1, 1942 in Norfolk, VA to the late Eddie Lee Jones and Phyllis Marie Barnes. Gwen was the eldest of four children and was an alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School. She was baptized at a young age and was raised as a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA. After high school…...

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Jeffrey W. Helm

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Jeffrey Wayne Helm peacefully entered his final resting home, Jeffrey, also known as “Jay,” was born July 27, 1962 to parents, William A. Helm and Virginia Nadine Helm in Portsmouth, Virginia. Jeffery was a lifelong resident who took pride in his occupation as a Nuclear Rigger of 34 years at Norfolk Naval Shipyard before retiring in 2016. He also took pride in being a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan. He is…...

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Ann Marie Massenburg

Ann Marie Massenburg was called home to heaven on March 14, 2020, in Portsmouth, Va. Our beloved “Ann Marie” was born July 28,1969 to Annie E. Cheek and the late Grover C. Massenburg Ann Marie was a faithful member of the Ransom for Souls Church as long as her health allowed. She was a hardworking single mother with an in-charge and boss lady personality. Ann Marie was as a certified mental health and peer support…...

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John Robert Hill

John Robert “Bill” Hill, beloved husband of 48 years, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend transitioned from this life on March 16, 2020. John Robert Hill was born June 15, 1949 in Chesapeake to the late Sarah Stancil. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, William Downing, Owen Hill and Marlowe Knowlton. Bill spent most of his childhood in Chesapeake, VA, where he attended Chesapeake Public Schools System. He met the…...

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Nyla-Nicole Mae Greene

Nyla-Nicole Mae Greene was born on February 26, 2020 to Keosha Harris and Donald Greene, Jr. and gain her heavenly wings on March 17, 2020. Nyla-Nicole Mae Greene leaves to cherish her precious memories. Sisters; Zakhia Harris, Anyia Harris, Dzzyia Harris, Dyamin Greene, Jhewel Greene, brothers; Massiah Crawford, Makhi Harris, Kadien Harris, Karter Harris, Mykal Harris, Tylee, Martin, Tyheem Martin, and Tyree Martin Jr. Grandparents; Vonda Harris-Otey, Emanuel Lewis, Cathy Taylor, Donald Greene, Sr....

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Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings was born in Norfolk, VA on February 8,1982 to Bessie D. Mings. On  Thursday March 12,2020 he departed from this life, and entered into eternal life.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools. Although he lived in different parts of the city, the Oakwood section of Norview was his home. On August 19, 2005 he married Latrise L. McCoy. They were married for fourteen years. Through this union they had a daughter named Tyana L.…...

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Mavis Deloris Spruill

Mavis Deloris Spruill passed away on March 16, 2020....

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Wendy Udene Holloway

Wendy U. Holloway, 54, of the 2500 block of East Little Creek Rd. passed away the morning of March 18, 2020. She leaves behind to mourn her two sons, Aaron Holloway and Adrian Holloway; a sister, Marion Sutton (Kenneth); aunt, Willia Mae Collins; two nieces, Marjorie Holloway and Deborah Epps (O’Neal); two nephews, Daniel Holloway (Kanisha) and Nicholas Holloway. She was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie Holloway (Tilley) and James Tilley; sister, Peggy Holloway and…...

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Brian K. Edwards, Sr.

Brian K. Edwards, Sr. passed away on March 16,  2020....

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Gay M. James-Parson

Mrs. Gay M. James-Parson transitioned peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by family on March 9, 2020. She was born on September 27, 1959 in Norfolk, VA to the late Ruth Woodhouse McCoy and George Bernard McCoy, Sr. Gay was the sixth child of eight children. She graduated from Norview High School in 1977. She continued her education at Norfolk State University and graduated with a degree in Health Education. She went back to school…...

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Joseph E. Griffin

The Reverend Joseph E. Griffin was born in Norfolk County, Virginia on January 5, 1922 to Joseph Earnest Griffin and Annie Randolph Linton Griffin.   He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools and completed his high school education in Lewiston, North Carolina. In his union of marriage to Marian J. Preston there were seven children.  He was predeceased by his daughter Jean Ellis.  Surviving children are Robert Griffin, Joan Newman, Jacqueline Knight, Gloria Brown, Aaron…...

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Keith E. Cartwright

Keith Eugene Cartwright was born to Basil Cox and Lillian Cartwright on December 17, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia.  Keith attended Norfolk Public Schools and, in his early years, worked at various jobs. Keith was known and loved by many, and he had friends all over this area.  He loved music, especially Reggae and Rock music.  During his younger days, he enjoyed playing the guitar.  Keith was particularly devoted to his family and loved spending time…...

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Wilbert Dickens

Wilbert “Buck” Dickens was born August 30, 1954 in Edgecombe County, NC to Carrie Bell Jones and Fred Little. Buck worked for the Virginian Pilot for 20 plus years as a paper handler. He was an avid cook, fisherman and singer. He would always sing around the house and try to get his grandkids to taste whatever he was cooking. He was predeceased by his mother, father, stepfather, Ernest Jones; siblings, Lump Little, Ted Little,…...

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Eddie Russell

Eddie Russell, age 77, died March 14, 2020. Eddie was born and spent his early childhood in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He received his education from Cedar Grove Elementary School in Baskerville, Virginia and East End High School in South Hill, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Hayes. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Russell; mother, Laurine Hardy; sons, Eddie Russell, and Devon Scott-Russell; daughter, Stephanie Russell; sisters, Janet Pohill and…...

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Joyce Anne Moore

Joyce Anne Moore passed away on March 14, 2020....

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Vernon Lee Cartwright, Jr.

On March 10, 2020 our Lord and Christ called Vernon home.  He was born on April 12, 1944 in Norfolk VA.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother Vernon and Alma Cartwright, a grandson Tommy Cartwright Jr., a brother George Lowery and 3 sisters: Maybell Lowery Daniels, Yvonne Lowery Hoggard and Debora Cartwright Irving. He was a 1962 graduate of George Washington Carver High in Chesapeake VA and then served in the…...

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Shirley M. Yancey

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Shirley Yancey, went home to be with the Lord after a long life of 83 years old on this earth. Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on March 29, 1936, Shirley was the daughter of the late Joe and Essie Sylvester. In 1951, she moved to Norfolk, Virginia with her Aunt Flora, shortly after she met her husband for life, Eddie Yancey. They were married until he deceased. In 2014,…...

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Lawrence E. Woodley

Lawrence E. Woodley passed away March 9, 2020....

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Margret G. Brehon

Margaret Brehon, 82, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, March 11, 2020 in  Chesapeake, VA. She was the daughter of Georgia Braye and the youngest of three. Margaret was a long time Norfolk native and lived a long life, the way she wanted to. Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Vernon L. Brehon, Sr.,son ,Vernon, Jr and Mother Georgia Braye. Margaret leaves to cherish her memories her one son and one grandchild...

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Eva M. May

Eva M. May passed away on March 11, 2020....

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Aonreke Richard Boyd

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, God’s angel of mercy peacefully came into our midst to escort Aonreke Richard Boyd to his eternal rest. Aonreke was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on May 5, 1983 to Dennis Boyd Jr. and the late Willie Mae Gallup-Boyd, the oldest of a set of fraternal twins. Aonreke was a kind-hearted protector even from a very early age. His mother once shared a story of how before he could even…...

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Ester Marie Green

Dr. Pastor Ester Green, Co-founder and Pastor of Hope Christian Center and Co-founder and President of Hope Christin Center College of Theology, passed, March 10, 2020 at the age of 59.  She graduated from North Carolina College of Theology. Dr. Pastor Ester Green loved the Lord with all her heart.  She had a passion for inspiring people, young and old to live up to their full potential. As a wife, mother, teacher and mentor, she…...

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Soloman Melvin Watford

Soloman Melvin Watford passed away on March 10, 2020....

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Clarence Bernett Southall

Clarence Bernett Southall passed away on March 7, 2020....

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