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Charles K. Whitaker, Jr.

Charles K. Whitaker, Jr. passed away May 22, 2022....

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Jerry L. James, Sr.

Jerry L. James, Sr. passed away May 19, 2022....

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Lavonte Eugene Jarvis

Lavonte Eugene Jarvis passed away May 16, 2022....

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Louise A. Edwards

Louise A. Edwards passed away May 23, 2022....

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Ronnie A. Powell

Ronnie A Powell of Norfolk, VA passed away on Wednesday. May 11, 2022, at the age of 64. After several months of declining health, Ronnie died peacefully with his beloved wife Lena and their children by his side. Ronnie was born in Norfolk, VA on May 12, 1957 to his mother Queenie E Chalmers. He was the youngest, of two sons. He graduated from Norview High School in 1975 and became a master electrician after…...

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McDonald Watford

McDonald Watford passed away May 19, 2022....

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Corey Theodore Valentine

Corey Theodore Valentine passed away May 16, 2022....

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Shelia Diane Davis

Shelia Diane Davis passed away May 19, 2022....

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Antonio Lorenzo Brown

Antonio Lorenzo Brown passed away May 19, 2022....

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Takira Olivia Goss

On May 17, 2022, Takira Olivia Goss, 31, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend departed from this life to her eternal resting place. Takira, also known as Kira, was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. She graduated from Salem High School and then in May 2017 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree. After college she moved to Houston, Texas where she was a self-taught…...

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Deacon Albert E. Harold, Jr.

I Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Deacon Albert E. Harold, Jr., fondly known as “Bubba”, was born on July 3,…...

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Charlene Jenkins

Charlene Jenkins passed away May 17, 2022....

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Ernest D. Holmes, III

Ernest D. Holmes, III passed away May 18, 2022....

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Percy Coley, Jr.

Percy Coley, Jr. passed away May 22, 2022....

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Isabelle Tucker Nowell

Our heavenly father called home another one of his loving angels Mrs. Isabelle (Tucker) Nowell on May 17, 2022. He needed one of His beautiful flowers to adorn his garden. Isabelle was born on August 10, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Thurston and Ernestine Tucker of Chicago, IL.  Although born in Philadelphia, PA, she was raised in Chicago, IL. In Chicago, she met and later married the Reverend Earl Nowell. Born to them…...

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Sabrina Rosario

Sabrina Rosario passed away May 19, 2022....

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Eduardo Rosario

Eduardo Rosario passed away May 12, 2022....

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Angela Britt

Angela Britt passed away on May 19, 2022....

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Sharon Deneen (BayBay) Shields

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to transition out of our midst our beloved, Sharon Deneen Shields, into the waiting arms of our Lord. We bow in humble submission to Him who knows and does all things well.  Sharon Deneen Shields was born on April 2, 1964, in Norfolk Community Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the 4th and youngest daughter born to the late John and Barbara Shields. She departed this life at the…...

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John Cortez McInnis

On May 13, 2022, John Cortez McInnis, 26, a beloved father, son, grandson, brother, nephew, boyfriend, and cousin departed from this life to his eternal resting place. Cortez attended Norfolk Public Schools and went to become employed as a packer with Enterprise Van Lines. Cortez was a hardworker and always made sure he gave his all to get the job done. With this opportunity, he was able to travel the United States while working alongside…...

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Rodney A. Cross

Our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend went to be with the Lord May 13, 2022. Rodney was employed at United Disposal for the last five years. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: His mother, Eartherdell Dunston (Richard); His father, James Cross; Significant other, Mechell Davis; Three daughters: Kendra James (Darius), Ariana Foreman and Ryketta Cross; Four grandsons: Rodney, Khaliq, Khaalid and Zayvion; Four granddaughters: Alayah, Khalin’i, Jamya and London; One brother, Anthony Cross (Deborah); Three Sisters: Deneen Hopkins, Tawana Barnes and Tracey Garrett; Two aunts: Floria…...

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Steven James Allen

Steven James Allen passed away April 24, 2022....

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William R. Stevens, Jr.

William R. Stevens, Jr. passed away May 17, 2022....

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Edith Rosa Velma Gilliam

Edith Rosa Velma Gilliam passed away May 18, 2022....

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Kelvin Lee Harper

Kelvin Lee Harper passed away May 13, 2022....

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Norman Lester Warren, Jr.

Norman Lester Warren, Jr. passed away May 16, 2022....

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Miracle Naomi Cuffee Porter

Miracle Naomi Cuffee Porter passed away May 12, 2022....

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Nasia Raheim Lee

Nasia Raheim Lee passed away May 13, 2022....

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Hattie Williams Pope

Hattie Emily Williams Pope, the matriarch of 13 children born to the late Theodore and Ethel Williams, found joy on the morning of Friday, May 13.  Like a beautiful flower enjoying the wonder of God’s awesome nature, Hattie quietly transitioned to rest eternally in God’s peaceful loving care.  She was the pride of her siblings who always showed much love for her.  They often affectionately called her “Snooks.”  That love was evident in their recent…...

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Loretta L. Nicholson

Loretta Lorraine Nicholson (Lori) was born on December 22, 1961 to Mary Nicholson and James Palmer III in Toledo Ohio. She lost her battle to cancer on May 12, 2022 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  Lori graduated from Central Catholic High in 1980. While in High school she was the first African American basketball player to play at Central Catholic High school. After she graduated, she enlisted into the US Navy, where…...

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Wesley J. Robinson, III

Wesley J. Robinson, III passed away May 14, 2022....

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Dorothy M. Davis

Dorothy M. Davis transitioned this life on Friday, May 13, 2022. She was the eldest child born to Ada O. Dupree and the late Daniel Winfred Mullen.   In 1965, Dorothy graduated from Emmett Scott High School in Texas. After graduating high school, she relocated to Virginia and later met and married Harry A. Davis on September 23, 1965. From that union, three children were born, Davida, Dorteo and Harita Davis. Ten years after their…...

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Sarah Elizabeth McFarland

Sarah Elizabeth Claiborne-McFarland was born on January 30, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late James Everett Claiborne and Mattie Claiborne. It was on Saturday night, May 14, 2022 that Sarah Elizabeth Claiborne-McFarland (84) gained her heavenly wings, surrounded by her loving family. At an early, she moved back to Ante, Virginia where she attended Grade School to High School. At a young age, she became a member of Poplar Mount…...

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Ruth Williams

Mrs. Ruth Williams was born to the late Willie Norman Ryan and Gladys (Watson) Ryan, in Norfolk, Virginia on December 04, 1927. At the age of 94 years, on May 15, 2022, she was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ruth was the eldest of 5 children and was preceded in death by her husband Warren Williams Sr., brothers: James, Jessie, and Emanuel; sister, Mary Esther and grandson Charles H. Haynes. Her…...

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Charlotte Gamble

Charlotte Gamble passed away on May 11, 2022....

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Marvin Jason Milton, Jr.

On May 12, 2022, our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend Marvin Jason Milton, Jr. departed this life. Marvin, affectionately known to family and friends as “Rooster or Ruwop”, was born on January 7, 2000 in Norfolk, Va to Stacey McEachin. Rooster was the fourth of seven siblings; Terrinda, Tasherra, Desmond, Patrick, Lil E, and JaGayla. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and later received his G.E.D. Rooster was a fun-loving man who had…...

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Hattie Marie Johnson

HATTIE MARIE (KEYES) JOHNSON was born on January 26,1958 to the late Alexander and Lottie Keyes in Norfolk, VA. She is also preceded in death by one sister Bessie Brooks and one grandson Tre’ Keyes. Hattie grew up in the Berkley area of Norfolk. Hattie graduated from Lake Taylor high school in 1976, attended NSU taking early child care. She worked as a government contractor for 42 years at NOB. She was always watching criminal and…...

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Edith Marion Bell

Edith Marion Bell was born July 21, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Willie Baxter and Viola Johnson. Edith was a member of New Mt. Sinai Church and loved praising God and sharing God’s Word to all who knew her. Edith affectionately known as “Baby” by her childhood friends, or “Mother Bell” by her church family, and “Grandma” and “Grandma-Me” by her grand and great-grandchildren, departed this life on May 10, 2022. She was…...

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Cecelia Jackson

Cecelia (Cece) Thelnord Jackson of Titustown section of Norfolk, VA transitioned with the Lord on May 11, 2022.  Cece was born to the late Sarah Lee Hamlin Braxton and Aaron L. Braxton, Jr. in Norfolk, VA.  She was predeceased by her husband Otis R. Jackson, Jr.  She leaves behind eternally, her brother Aaron L. Braxton, III, 2 amazing daughters Cecelia (Robin) Howard and LaToya E. Jackson, with several grandchildren, Cpt. Raven Jackson, Raymoni Howard, Simeon…...

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Waverly Gatrell Hampton, Jr.

Waverly Gartrell Hampton, Jr. beloved father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, departed this life on May 8, 2022 after a lengthy illness. He was 62 years old and left us all far too soon. Waverly was born to Waverly G. Hampton and Catherine L. Hampton (nee Rumble, later Spratley) on May 3, 1960, in Norfolk, VA. He attended Norview High School, where he was an outstanding academic, a standout football player and track athlete.…...

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Patrick Ferebee

Patrick Ferebee was called home by the Lord on April 30, 2022. He was a son, brother, cousin, uncle, and a friend to many. Patrick was born September 20, 1963 at Norfolk General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lucille Ferebee. He was raised in Grandy Park housing area. He attended Crestwood School. He was a domestic worker, with a green thumb. He loved gardening and landscaping work. Patrick was…...

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Tony L. Cherry

On Sunday May 1st, 2022 Tony Cherry was called home to be with the Lord. He was born on March 10, 1982 to Oliva Cherry and Charles Turner in Norfolk, VA. Tony loved the outdoors. He enjoyed playing sports and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. He worked at A- Mayes Soul Food Restaurant. Tony enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with his children. He was loved by many and like…...

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Timeka Renee Rawls

Timeka Renee Rawls was born on April 16th, 1977 to the late Esther Mae Rawls and the late Eugene Cahoon, in Norfolk VA. She went home to be the Lord on May 2nd, 2022. Timeka was preceded in death by her mother Esther Mae Rawls, father Eugene Cahoon, paternal grandmother Mary Mitchell, maternal grandmother Esther Marie Rawls, and her daughter Alaya Rawls, uncle Gary Newsome. Timeka graduated from Lake Taylor High School and she went…...

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Bobby Wade

On the morning of May 1, 2022, Bobby was called home to be with the Lord. Bobby was the baby of eleven children. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and father. Bobby was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. He played baseball for Chesapeake Little League, which was a joy to him. This was something that he shared with his brother, Alford Wade. Bobby’s mother was always at every game cheering him on.…...

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Billy Williams

Billy Williams passed away April 30, 2022....

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Helen Foreman

On May 7, 2022, Helen Virginia Foreman was called home to be with the Lord.  Helen Virginia Allen was born on March 25, 1927, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Joseph and Luvenia Allen. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and worked at the Cort Plant Chesapeake, Virginia for nine years.   She is preceded in death by her brothers: Joseph Allen Jr., Willie Allen, Albert Allen, and Curtis Allen; sister: Beulah Allen; husband Charles E.…...

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Barbara Chavis

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, Ihave kept the faith.  Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.  II Timothy 4: 7-8 (NKJV) Barbara Jean Chavis transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022.…...

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Curtis L. Hill

Curtis Lamar Hill was born May 25, 1961, to the Late William H. Scott, Jr. and Alice O. Hill. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, May 5, 2022, after a long battle of Vascular Dementia. Curtis received Christ under the leadership of Pastor Michael R. Toliver of First Baptist Church South Hill, Chesapeake, Virginia. “Lil’ Curt”, “Boss”, “Curtis-Blow,” (the names by which he was affectionately known by his family and close friends), graduated from…...

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Delisha R. Taylor

Delisha R. Taylor passed away May 3, 2022....

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Lemuel Bernard Howard, Jr.

Lemuel Bernard “Zonk” Howard Jr., was born in Portsmouth, VA to Lemuel B. Howard, Sr. and Hattie Louise Howard.  He is predeceased by his parents; 2 sisters, Sophia Shaw and Nicole Howard; 1 niece, Annette Howard; and 1 nephew, Kemondre Howard. Lemuel attended Portsmouth Public Schools.  He kept his family laughing.  Lemuel loved his family and would give anyone the shirt off his back.  Lemuel loved to dance; with that one move! And use to…...

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