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Joyce Ann Haskins

Joyce Ann Haskins passed away on August 5, 2020....

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Tommy Lee Barfield

Tommy Lee Barfield passed away on August 5, 2020....

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Lucy Richardson

Lucy Richardson passed away on August 4, 2020....

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Anna G. Dodson

Anna G. Dodson Dr. Anna G. Dodson departed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia, to the late James and Mary Gill. Anna was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Amos S. Dodson of Norfolk, Virginia, four brothers, and one sister. Dr. Dodson retired from Norfolk Public Schools after serving thirty years as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. She spent her entire career empowering…...

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Rolando J. Painter

Rolando J. Painter, 39,  passed away on August 5, 2020....

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Brian Keith Ricks

Brian Keith Ricks passed away on August 2, 2020....

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Marjorie Savage

Marjorie Savage passed away on August 3, 2020....

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Lonnie Boone, Jr.

Lonnie Boone, Jr. passed away on August 4, 2020....

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Julius Lee Fanning

Julius Lee Fanning aka “Big Ju” of 44 was born on December 18,1975 to Junious Williams and the late Minerva C Sessoms in Virginia Beach, VA. Julius was called to glory on July 28, 2020. Julius accepted the Lord as his personal savior while attending New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop Barrnett K Thourogood. May 8,2015 he attended Adult Learning Center in Virginia Beach, VA where he…...

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Margie W. Cartwright

Margie W. Cartwright passed away on August 4, 2020....

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Ernest Robert Bullock, III

Ernest Robert Bullock, III passed away on August 3, 2020....

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Mother Lina R. Langley

Mother Lina Rebecca Langley was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Fannie Wingate; her husband, Allen Langley Sr.; her brothers; Elias, Joseph, Leander and Thomas Wingate and her son, Charles Langley. Mother Lina Rebecca Langley was the second child of 21 children born to Lee and Fannie Wingate.  She was married to the late Allen Langley Sr. on December 6, 1947. To this union 8 children were born. Lina was known for her…...

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Andrew Hill

God’s graciously and mysteriously writes his agenda for our lives. In God’s perfect timing we have to make transition from labor to reward. On August 2, 2020 Mr. Andrew Hill experienced his transition from labor to reward. Andrew was born May 31st, 1932 in Tillery, NC to Frank Hill and Eliza Perkins. After receiving his early education, he joined the United States Army where he also took college courses. He was predeceased by three of…...

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Curtis L. Daniels

Curtis L. Daniels passed away on August 2, 2020....

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Sharon E. Boone

Sharon (peaches) Evon Boone was called home on August 1, 2020. Sharon was born on December 16, 1986 to the late Caroline Evon Boone and Richard (Rick). She was raised by her late Mother Peggy Sharon Smith- Evans. Peaches was a very loving, caring, and giving person. Everyone who knew peaches or cross paths with peaches all had the same reaction to her smile. Peaches had the most genuine, brightest and intoxicating smile most has…...

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Esther Lee Smith

Esther Lee Smith, 65 of Chesapeake, Virginia was called home to rest on Sunday, July 26, 2020 while in the hospital due to breathing complications.  “Sissy” as she was affectionately called by family and friends was born on December 24, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was the 3rd child of nine children to the late Rev. John and Ethel Speller.  She was predeceased by siblings Sharrion Horton, Bobby Speller and Calvin Speller. Sissy was educated…...

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Corliss Ann Murray

Corliss Ann Murray passed away on August 2, 2020....

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Willie L. Thompson

Norfolk- On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Willie Leroy Thompson was called home after a brief illness for a better life with his Lord and Savior. He was born on February 4, 1926 in Titustown, Norfolk, VA to the late Van and Mattie (nee Bookhart) Thompson who provided him with a loving Christian home. Willie, as he was affectionately called, attended the Old Booker T. Washington High School before interrupting his studies to serve in the…...

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John D. Coltrane

John D. Coltrane passed away on July 31, 2020....

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Joyce A. Lashley

Joyce A. Lashley passed away on July 27, 2020....

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Shawn E. Spencer

Shawn E. Spencer passed away on July 29, 2020....

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Stephen Christopher Scott

Stephen Christopher Scott received his angel wings and was called to eternal rest on July 31, 2020 after a brief illness. Stephen was born September 25, 1981 to the late Angelo Scott and Judith Scott in Portsmouth, VA. Stephen attended Portsmouth Public Schools and received his Diploma from Penn Foster High School. He was employed at the Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, VA for 12 years and recently at Walmart in Portsmouth, VA. He was a…...

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Catherine D. Ballard

On July 28, 2020, the Lord our God sent angels to bring Catherine home so she could rest in eternal peace.  We will forever hold her memories deep in our hearts. Catherine was born February 23, 1939, in Norfolk, VA to the late John Henry Sr., and Catherine Ellis Dagner.  She was the youngest of three siblings.  Catherine, John Henry Jr., and Richard Lee Roberts grew up on Middle Avenue in the Lindenwood area.  Her…...

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Mary J. Stewart

Mary J. Stewart passed away on July 30, 2020....

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Belita D. Wilson

Belita Wilson, 70, a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt, departed this life on July 30, 2020. She is predeceased by her mother Clara L. Forbes. She leaves to cherish her memory her father, Melvin Jones, 2 daughters; Romina Knight (Keith) and Aubra Denson (Erik), 2 grandchildren; Kendra Knight and Keith Knight Jr; 8 sisters, 6 brothers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends....

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Kurtis D. Morgan

Kurtis Demond Morgan, age 44, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Maryview Medical Center. He was one of three children born February 16, 1976, in Newport News, to Robert (Tim) Morgan and Cynthia Elaine Morgan. Kurtis was a 1994 graduate of Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Shortly after graduating, he studied at Hampton University. Later he joined the U.S. army in 1999. In Germany, he was in the 52nd…...

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Joseph Bullock

Joseph Bullock passed away on July 9, 2020....

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Leonard Benjamin, Sr.

Leonard Benjamin, Sr. passed away on July 25, 2020....

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Annette C. Knox-Marshall

Annette Cecilia Knox-Marshall was born on July 22, 1975 in Norfolk, VA to Ann Maxine Woodbury and the late William Josh Knox. She entered into an eternal peace and gained her Heavenly wings on July 29, 2020. Annette graduated from Tidewater Community College as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked 10 years with Senior Corp where she touched the lives of many. She later transitioned into urgent care with Patient First where throughout her professional…...

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Patria D. Harper

Patria was such a fun, loving and gentle spirit who always had a good or encouraging word to share with everybody. She loved the Lord and was always enthusiastic about her Praise and Worship and spreading the gospel. She always said, “My good Lord gon’ take care of me”. She always had time to listen and pray with people. She would welcome you in, or give you her last; you always felt loved and had…...

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Dwayne J. Lassiter

Dwayne J. Lassiter passed away July 28, 2020....

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Janie Denise Boone-Taylor

Janie Denise “Neicy” Boone Taylor of Suffolk, VA, well known for her athletic prowess at John F. Kennedy High School and Norfolk State University, died July 22, 2020, at her home in Germantown, MD. She was 61 years old. “While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it is to lose Neicy, our family remains so very grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being.” Neicy touched so many lives as a…...

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Clinton Smith

On the morning of Wednesday July 29, 2020 God called home to rest Clinton ” Smitty” Smith. Clinton, 87, was a native of Princess Anne County and is predeceased by his father George Smith, his mother  Mable Woodhouse and his brother George. Clinton was a high school graduate of Princess Anne County High School  and enjoyed playing football. He also enjoyed fishing, watching a good sports game especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins…...

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Verta Mae Dukes

On Monday, July 13, 2020, Missionary, Mother Verta Mae Dukes, at the age of 94, received her call to return to the Lord. She left with peace in her heart and a smile on her face. She graciously entered into the presence of the Lord. Mother Dukes was born on August 26, 1925 in Columbia, North Carolina to the loving parents of Jasper and Lillie Mae Wynn. She received her education in North Carolina and…...

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Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner passed away on July 27, 2020....

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Joseph D. Booker, Jr.

Sunday Afternoon on July 27, at 4:56pm, the angel of death quietly came into our midst and ushered Joseph our devoted love one into eternal rest.  Joseph D. Booker, Jr. was born on October 12, 1952 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Rosa L. Long and the late Deacon Joseph D. Booker, Sr. He was predeceased by three brothers, Roosevelt Stover, Larry D. Booker, Sr., and Rickey L. Booker.  He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked at…...

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Mary L. Stephenson

On Monday Evening, July 27, 2020, Mary Louise Tyler Stephenson received her wings to go home and be with the Lord. Although, our hearts are heavy with sadness we rejoice to know she is at peace. Mary Louise Tyler Stephenson was affectionately known as “Mary Louise” by family and “Miss Louise” by neighbors in the Ida Barbour Community in Portsmouth, VA. Mary Louise Tyler Stephenson was the daughter of Spurgeon Mitchell Tyler, Sr and Mary…...

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Philippe M. Gardner, II

Philippe Miguel Gardner II   Philippe Miguel Gardner II was born on October 2, 1989 in San Diego, California to Philippe Gardner and Marcia Gardner (née Lipscomb). The fourth born following three older sisters, he was both the only son and “baby boy”. From a young age, Philippe II was curious, gregarious, and protective of friends and family. He loved learning, exploring, and indulging in his creative gifts. Philippe brought his robust curiosity and friendly…...

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Sylvia Ray Stokely

Sylvia Ray Stokely of the Titustown Section of Norfolk went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Sylvia was born December 13,1929 in Mars Hill, NC, and is one of nine children born to the late Avery and Ida Ray. She married Troy Stokely in 1952 and moved to Norfolk, VA where they raised their family. In 2013 Troy, her husband of 59 years,…...

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Robert M. Davis

Robert Michael Davis was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina, to the late Robert and Elaine Davis on October 1, 1949.  He departed this life on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. At an early age Michael joined Philippi Baptist Church in Cofield, North Carolina.  He later joined Hopewell Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and remained a member until his death.  He received his early education at Calvin Scott Brown…...

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Odell I. Borders

Odell I. Borders passed away on July 25, 2020....

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Gwendolyn D. Cherry

Gwendolyn D. Cherry passed away on July 24, 2020....

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Derrick Horton

Derrick Horton was born in 1990 Norfolk, Virginia to Arnessa Horton and Derrick Davis. Derrick was raised in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina and later moved back home to Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Norfolk Public Schools where he obtained his General Education Diploma (GED), HVAC and Electrical Certification. Derrick was very family orientated, a great father, and deeply loved by his mother. He was a great son, father, brother, and friend. He will be truly missed…...

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Antionette L. Blackwell

On January 2, 1957 in Conway, North Carolina, Frances Z. Jones and the late Leo Boone welcomed Antionette into this world. In 1975 she graduated from W.S. Creecy High School, life later leading her into Norfolk, Virginia, where she met her husband Roosevelt Blackwell, Jr. They married in 1985 and their union produced 3 children. Her motherly love extended to the many children that she cared for throughout her life. In addition to the children…...

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Herbert Gilliam, Sr.

Mr. Herbert Gilliam Sr. (Coochie) was born in Norfolk, VA on March 26, 1947 to the late Charlie and Queenie Gilliam.  He was married to the late Mrs. Sylvia L. Gilliam. They will celebrate their 51st Wedding Anniversary together in Heaven on August 1st. The youngest of eight children, Herb was the apple of his Mother’s eye.  He often spoke of special times spent with his Mother reading and studying the bible. He regularly quoted scriptures that he…...

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Shirley C. Wright

Shirley Celestine Wright went peacefully to the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2020. She was born to Isaac Shaw and Lillian Wyatt. She was employed at the Harrison opera House in Norfolk Virginia for many years, she also was a member of olive Grove Baptist church, and A board member of the HOA of Wellington Oaks for over 30 years, she was known best for being a coach and a mentor to the young ladies…...

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Akeem J. Matthews

Akeem J. Matthews passed away on July 16, 2020....

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Vanessa A. Britt

Vanessa Ann Britt, affectionally known to her family as “Baba” peacefully departed this earthly life into eternal rest after a lengthy fight with Kidney Failure on Wednesday, July 23, 2020, in Portsmouth, VA.  Vanessa was born to Hattie M. “Britt” Taylor and the late William E. Britt on January 4, 1961 in Norfolk, VA.  Vanessa believed and accepted Jesus Christ as her Personal Savior at an early age while attending Central Baptist Church in Washington,…...

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Valerie Denise Hall

Ms. Valerie Denise Hall was born on August 18th, 1957 in Manhattan, New York to the late Ella Louise Johnson, and Horace Quinton Johnson and was called home on July 22, 2020. She was a singer, model, and performer in her former years, and later worked in hospitality until she retired in 2012. She loved the beach and fishing from sunrise to sunset, and loved knitting and crocheting scarves, hats, and jewelry. She loved her…...

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Kenneth Malik Davis

Kenneth Malik Davis “Three” was born on December 14, 1999 to Aretha Davis & Cornell Evans. Kenneth was loved by many, he departed this life on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Kenneth was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Shelton. Left to cherish his memories is his spouse, Daphne, mother, Aretha Davis, father, Cornell Evans, sisters, Inika Davis, Isys Davis, and Erykah Davis, brothers, Jalik Davis and Cashmere Bunch, grandparents,…...

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