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Qunitin M. Lucas

Qunitin M. Lucas passed away April 8, 2019....

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Myron E. Owens

Myron departed his life on April 6, 2019 quietly.  He was born on April 25, 1967 to Johnny and Annette Owens, in Norfolk, VA. Deciding to dedicate his life to Christ on October 21, 2012t, he joined New Beginnings Christian Ministry where he was baptized and assisted with the music ministry.  Myron truly loved the Lord.         He attended both Norview and Maury High School.  He was former employed with Sentara Health Systems, and…...

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Margaret R. Wade

Mrs. Wade passed on April 5, 2019 at the age of 99 years old. She worked as a Federal Servant at the Naval Base and retired after 25 years of faithful service. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Wade, a World War II veteran, one sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her loving caregiver, Earlina Parker, who she loved as a daughter, a host of nieces, nephews, and a great-niece, and countless…...

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Anselmo A. Laureta, Jr.

Anselmo Apelado Laureta, Jr. born October 4, 1928 in Lupao Nuevo Ecija, Philippines to Anselmo Orofino Laureta, Sr. and Felipa B. Apelado. He is also predeceased by his loving wife, Nieves S. Laureta; brother Leon A. Laureta; daughters, Carol L. Calamanan and Gemma. He is survived by his children, Alexander, Jessica L. Quiling, Roberto, Oswaldo, Eleazar, Yolanda Laureta-Pae, Heraldine L. Lina Ermalee L. Cruz and Mayline L. Basilio. He finished Primary School at Lupao Elementary School,…...

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Sinclair Simon

Sinclair Simon passed away April 2, 2019....

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Richard L. Cotton, Jr.

On Monday April 1, 2019 the Lord sent his angels to bring Richard Leon Cotton Jr. (53 years of age) home to be with his Heavenly Father. Richard, also known as COTTON, was born on January 28, 1966 in Portsmouth Va. to Richard Cotton Sr. & Carolyn Cotton. Cotton was joined in Matrimony to Tabitha L. Cotton on August 2, 2016. Cotton attended Cradock High School, and was on the wrestling and Football team. Cotton…...

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Michael Maurice McGregor

Michael Maurice McGregor passed away March 29, 2019....

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Joan McRae

Joan McRae was born on March 21, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Hester McRae. She was educated in the Brooklyn public school system and attended Clara Barton High School. While in New York she worked for the ATF, McMillian Publishing Company and Colgate in Manhattan, NY as an executive secretary. Upon moving to Florida, she began working as an executive secretary for ex-football player, Kellun Winslow at Disney World. She loved…...

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Ki’Zayiah Ilani Perrin

Ki’Zayiah Ilani Perrin passed away March 29, 2019....

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Ethel Lee Covington

In the dawn of Sunday, March 31, 2019, the earth angel, Ethel Lee Covington transitioned to be with the Lord. She passed peacefully on her knees as if she was kneeling in prayer whenshe was called home proof of her connection and commitment to the Lord even in her final moments. A devoted wife, mother and Grandmother, Ethel Lee’s pride and joy were her family. Ethel was a native of Sussex County, Virginia, the daughter…...

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Joseph Collins, Jr.

On the evening of April 1, 2019 our beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Deacon Joseph Collins, Jr., transitioned to his heavenly home. He was born to the late Joseph Collins Sr. and Gladys Collins on December 28, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Bertha Brown and brother, Warren T. Collins, Sr. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington…...

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Dr. James O. Willie

Dr. James Oliver Willie peacefully departed his earthly home on March 29, 2019. His life’s journey began January 31, 1924 in Jones County, North Carolina (NC) to the late James O. Willie and Beulah Barber Willie. His elementary education began at Johnson County Training School in Smithfield, NC. While growing up in Smithfield, NC., a local doctor, Dr. C. W. Furlong and two teachers in his high school, Marcellus Miller and John Winstead were the…...

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Carolyn Virginia Deloatch

Carolyn V. DeLoatch went home to be the with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 72. She was born on January 12, 1947 to the late Charlie and Virginia Spencer. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High (Class of 1964), Norfolk, Virginia. Carolyn was a member at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia and previously served on the Senior Usher Board. She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.…...

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Gloria N. Payton

Gloria Newsome Payton entered eternal rest on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. Born on September 4, 1936 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Charles Newsome and Reather Bush Newsome of Roxobel, NC. At a very early age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. Mrs. Gloria Newsome Payton attended Portsmouth Public Schools and was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School, class of 1954. She attended Norfolk State University…...

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Lloyd Alvin Coston

Lloyd Coston was born on May 22, 1945 to the late Lee and Millie Coston.  After graduating from D. F. Walker High School, he enlisted in the United States Army. Later he obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University. In 1968, Lloyd married Bessie Blount. They were happily married for 49 years and raised two daughters. During their marriage they loved to travel and spend time with their family.   He cherished the time that…...

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Frank Delano Bailey

Frank Bailey (Frank Nitty) 55, of the 2200 block of Barraud Ave. passed away on March 31, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents, Broady M. and Willie Mae Holloway Bailey; sisters, Del-Rio Lewis and Sharon Holloway; brothers, Curtis Bailey, Anthony Bailey and Marshall Bailey. He is survived by sisters, Delphine Bailey (Van Burton) and Lisa Oden of Norfolk, VA, Betti Davis of Oxford, NC; brothers, Maurice Hollloway, Dexter Bailey (Angela) and Dwayne Bailey (Sharon)…...

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Eva Jean Francis

On the morning of Saturday, March 30th God chose to call his beloved child Eva Jean Francis home. She preferred to be called by her middle name Jean, and was affectionately known to family, friends and even strangers as, “Mama Jean”. E. Jean Francis was born in North Hampton County, North Carolina to the late Bessie M. (Murphy) and Jack Sumler. God called her home on the morning of March 30th 2019. While we grieve…...

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Lamar R. Cuffee

Lamar R. Cuffee passed away March 28, 2019....

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Ethel Mae Johnson

Ethel M. Johnson, 88, of Norfolk, VA, peacefully slipped away from her earthly life to enter her heavenly home on March 29, 2019. She was born in Norfolk County (now Chesapeake), VA, to the late James and Mary (Bell) Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony T. Johnson, Jr., three brothers, one sister, and two sons-in-law. Ethel was a preschool teacher and a faithful member of Norfolk United Methodist Church (NUMC) and choir. She…...

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Paul C. Cherry, Sr.

Paul C. Cherry, Sr. passed away March 27, 2019....

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Doris Mae Russell

Doris Mae Russell passed away March 25, 2019....

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Alexandra G. Pollard

Captain Alexandra “Sandy” Pollard, USNR (Ret.), 73, passed away at Chesapeake General Hospital on March 22, 2019.  She was born in Trenton, NJ on June 6, 1945. Shortly after graduating from Cathedral High School she entered Newark City Hospital School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey; graduating in 1966. Sandy was commissioned as an Ensign into the Navy Nurse Corps in February 1967.  After completing Women’s Officer School in Newport, RI, she reported to her first…...

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Jacqueline J. Creecy

Mrs. Jacqueline Creecy (Jackie) passed peacefully from this life the morning of March 26th.  She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.  Jacqueline was born on June 5, 1937 to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Richardson in West Virginia. Jacqueline received her formal education through Booker T. Washington High School, where she excelled in her studies. Jackie possessed a sweet spirit of elegance and beauty. She…...

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Thomas Calvin Whidbee, Sr.

Thomas Calvin Whidbee Sr. was born on July 23, 1929, to the late Jerry and Edna Whidbee Sr. in Perquimans County, North Carolina; he was the youngest of four children. After the untimely demise of his mother, his father married Lutie Cross, now deceased. Together, they raised the children to be productive citizens in society. Thomas was educated in the Perquimans County School System. Upon leaving school, he learned the importance of hard work as…...

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Russell Clifton Stith

Russell C. Stith peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 25, 2019. Russell was known as “Fleet”, born in Portsmouth, VA, May 25, 1962. He was educated in the Portsmouth School System. Due to his untimely death Russell pursued his position as a Project Manager for ABM/Lifenet for 9 years. Russell was a dedicated hard worker that made sure the job was done. He also had a laugh that would light…...

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Robert L. Holley

Robert L. Holley passed away March 21, 2019....

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Bennie Lee Richardson, Jr.

The Life and Legacy of Brother Bennie L. Richardson, Jr. “If my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chron 7:14 Bennie Lee Richardson, Jr. was born October 10, 1945 to Bennie L. Richardson, Sr. and Mary Ann West Richardson in the Deep…...

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Linda Denise McCloud

On March 25, 2019, our beloved Linda D. McCloud, 61, born August 31, 1957, to the late Linwood Arps and Geraldine Arps, transitioned to her eternal Estate. She was predeceased by her cherished son, Myquan D. McCloud. LINDA “NESIE” ARPS was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and dear friend. Linda attended the Stop Organization Nursing Program, in which she obtained a Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification. However, during her latter years, she would succumb…...

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Glenna Ricks

Glenna Mae Ricks, daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Magnolia Ricks was born on October 1, 1953  in Norfolk, VA.  She was called to her eternal resting place on March 25, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA. Glenna was raised with high Christian values and had a high spirit when she praised the Lord. She was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System , attending I.C. Norcom High School.  She retired from the Portsmouth School board after…...

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Alicia L. Jenkins

“Remembering Alicia Laverne Jenkins”   Sunrise: July 15, 1982                                                                                 Sunsets: March 21, 2019   On Thursday March 21, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia, Alicia Laverne Jenkins suddenly departed this life and entered a life of eternal peace with her Heavenly Father. Alicia was born July 1982 to Dwight & Alice Mae Jenkins in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Sammie Charlie Blount & Sarah Dillor Blount; Eugene Elles. Her cousin Ronnie Lacey…...

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Lucy Mae Sinclair

Lucy Mae Sinclair passed away March 20, 2019....

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Alan Andre Williams

Alan Andre’ Williams, “Uncle Shabba,” 56, of the 300 block of Adams Woods Lane passed away on March 23, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 22, 1963 in Norfolk, VA to Viola V. Wilson and the late Clifton W. Wilson. Alan was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He worked for 12 years as a Maintenance Supervisor for Chanellos Pizza. Alan is survived by his mother, Viola V. Wilson; daughters, Anyla Williams…...

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Shirley A. Holloway

Shirley Abbott Holloway, 91, of Norfolk, VA peacefully passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. Born October 5, 1927, in Norfolk to the late John William and Gertrude Morris Abbott. Her devoted husband, Hurley M. Holloway, predeceased her.  Shirley leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Vickie Holloway Rogers (James A.), a son, Jay M. Holloway, a sister, Geraldine A. Sessoms, a brother, Harold T. Abbott, two grandchildren, Shontel Rogers Hawkins and Anthony Pierre Rogers…...

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Katherine Sue Carr

On Friday, March 22, 2019 our Lord and Savior called home his angel, Katherine Sue Carr. She was the fourth girl born out of five children o the late Robert Grant Hill and Katherine Peterson. Katherine was educated in the public schools of Portsmouth, Virginia and S. H. Clark High School. Katherine was joined in matrimony on May 26, 1970 to the love of her life the late Leo Carr, Jr. She enjoyed spending time…...

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Francis A. Joyner

The trumpets have sounded and the heavens have opened on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Frances A. Joyner departed this life at her residence. Family and friends have come today to pay final tribute to one whom God has taken to move onward to greater goals in His care. She was born in North Hampton County, North Carolina on August 7, 1927 to the late Johnnie & Bertha Rodgers. She was the wife of the late…...

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ChiQuita Monique Giles

Chiquita Giles made her final journey on Saturday, March, 16, 2019, from her earthly home to her heavenly home. She was born in Portsmouth, VA, on January 9, 1985 to the late Eveleen and Wilbur Giles. Chiquita accepted the Lord at a young age where she became a member of Macedonia Church of God in Christ and she later joined True Worship Ministries Church of God In Christ under the leadership of her uncle Ronnie…...

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Wilbur Giles

Wilbur Giles made his final journey on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from his earthly home to his heavenly home. He was a resident of Portsmouth, VA, and was born in Portsmouth, on February 5, 1953. He graduated from Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va. After high school, Wilbur joined the United States Marine Corp and he remained in the service for 4 years. He then began working for Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he worked for…...

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Dolly Paul Joseph

Dolly Paul Joseph passed away March 24, 2019....

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Raymond Clayton Harris

Raymond Clayton Harris passed away March 22, 2019....

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Juanita B. Thorogood

Juanita B. Thorogood known to some as Juanita Boone went to be with her Lord on March 19, 2019. She born on August 8, 1954 in Chesapeake, VA to Flora Alexander and Melvin Overton Sr. She moved to Norfolk, VA at the age of twenty and began living her best life. Juanita held various jobs throughout her lifetime. Juanita was preceded in death by her mother; Flora Alexander; her father, Melvin Overton; her husband, Lafayette…...

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Lee Ferrell Lewis

Lee Ferrell Lewis passed away on March 10, 2019. He was born to the late Elsie Bond Lewis and Robert H. Lewis, Sr. on December 18, 1961 in Richmond, VA. Lee attended Madison Junior High School in Norfolk, VA and was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He worked for Sleepwell as a mattress manufacturer. Lee loved music and he loved to sing. He especially loved his mother and the Lord. He was predeceased…...

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Rudolph F. Blount

Rudolph F. Blount was born on January 2, 1951 in Portsmouth, VA to the late William Blount and Dolly Blount. The Lord called him home on March 20, 2019. He was a graduate of 1972 class of Hampton School of Deaf and the Blind in Hampton, VA. He attended the Deaf Missionary Church in Norfolk, VA. Rudolph working at Naval Amphibious Base for 8years and N.A.S. General Laborer for 12years. He was working at NEX…...

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Lorenzo A. Roberts

Lorenzo A. Roberts passed away March 9, 2019....

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Keith Starke

Keith Kerlin Starke died Monday, March 4, 2019. Born in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of the late Exxie Lillian Starke. He attended Norview High School. He enjoyed music and fashion. Keith leaves to cherish his memories: a brother Marius L. Starke (Cathey) of High Point, NC; Nephews: Marius J. Starke of Raleigh, NC; Mychael Starke (Shamika) of Winston-Salem, NC; Gabriel Craig of High Point, NC; Ari Craig of High Point NC; Great nieces:…...

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Rosetta Cuffee

On March 18, 2019, God sent His angels down and called Rosetta Cuffee home. Rosetta was born December 9, 1926 in Princess Anne County, VA. She was the first born child of Louise and Benjamin Knight. Rosetta professed her belief in Christ and was a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ for 61 years, where she was a member of the  postles’ Aides. Rosetta was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School…...

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Madeline H. Franklin

Madeline Henry Franklin, cherished by her family and friends was called to her eternal home by our Lord Jesus on Monday, March 18, 2019. She peacefully received her call to join the heavenly angels while at home with her children by her side. Madeline was born to the late Youell and Nancy Henry in Richmond, VA 86 years ago. She attended the local schools of Richmond, graduating from Armstrong High School in 1949 and went…...

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Alvin Paul Johnson, Sr.

Alvin Paul Johnson Sr. ( Big Al) 63, of Norfolk, Virginia went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, March 18, 2019. Alvin was born August 9, 1955 in Chesapeake/Norfolk County to Pauline and Albert Johnson. Alvin attended and graduated from Deep Creek High School. After finishing his education, he went on to become a shortshoreman, soon after a longshoreman. Alvin “Slick 50” loved working and joking with his fellow longshoreman. He enjoyed…...

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Kathleen Sarah Vendrick

Kathleen Sarah (Porter) Vendrick went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2019, at the age of 79 with her family by her side. She was born on April 4, 1939 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Lawrence John and Dorothy Ann Porter.  Her brothers, James and Pete Porter and one grandson, Oliver Barrett Ford, also preceded “Kathy” in death. She graduated from Dawson Bryant High School in 1957 and moved…...

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Edward Lewis Brown

Edward was born on November 16, 1943 in Norfolk, VA to Charlie and Nettie Brown. He was one of eight children which included Norman, Peter, Carrie, Willie, James, Franklin, and Nathaniel. Growing up in Norfolk, he attended Catholic School and later transitioned over to Norfolk Public Schools. He loved sports and was a phenomenal football player, which led to him being the first African American in the area to be featured in an article in…...

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Demetrius L. Howard

Demetrius L. Howard passed away March 17, 2019....

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