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Garrie C. Spivey

Garrie Cornelius Spivey, son of the late Thee Artis Spivey, Sr. and Hattie Drake Spivey, transitioned from his home to his new home in glory on Friday, September 18, 2020. Garrie was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July 1969. Garrie served his country honorably and humbly in the Vietnam War, earning a…...

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Oscar L. King

Oscar “Maine” Lamont King, 50, Chicago, IL, died September 19, 2020, at his home Virginia. Maine was born October 3, 1969, in Chicago, IL, to Willis Brown and Willie “Susann” Purnell. He attended Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL. Maine’s life would seem so short to many, but those who were close to him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His infectious smile and hearty…...

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David Bernard Code, III

David Bernard Code III, better known at Timmy, was born in Norfolk, VA on July 12, 1958 to David G. Code Jr. and Vera Beslow Code (both deceased) the eldest of four children: Christopher Code, deceased, Selina Code-Edwards and Jeffery Code. David is also survived by two beloved nieces, great nephew and a host of family and friends. As a child, David developed a love for drums and played in bands into his adulthood. It was…...

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Wonder L. Kearse

Wonder Lou Kearse 52, of Norfolk, VA, died of cancer on September 17, 2020, at her home. Born in Highpoint, NC, to the late Bobby L Washington and Alice L Taylor Washington, “Pucci” as family affectionately knew her, cared for all those who crossed her path. Wonder got her love of people from her father, who taught her to be kind to everyone.  Wonder passions included her cats (Boots,  Bella, and the late Patches), serving…...

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Lucille Howell Stevenson

Lucille Howell Stevenson passed away on August 24, 2020....

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Earl Fuller, III (BG)

Earl Fuller, III was born September 29, 1971 to Earl Fuller, Jr. and the late Evelyn Virginia Fuller. He graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA. Earl worked various jobs throughout the Chesapeake area. Earl loved basketball, Tupac and the Dallas Cowboys. For the most part anyone who knew him, knew that he loved his children, grandchildren and his family. He was known to be family oriented and had the most contagious smile.…...

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Theodore M. Murphy

Theodore Manuel Murphy transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1925 to the late Manuel and Mabel Murphy. Reared in Newsomes, Virginia in the late 20’s and early 30’s, he attended Hayden High School. Theodore joined the United States Marine Corps and served at Camp Lejeune, NC. In the 1940’s, during WWII, the sharecroppers son from Sunbeam, Va was accepted into DeVry College in New York…...

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Little Albert Goodman

Little Albert Goodman passed away on September 17, 2020....

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Deajha A. Williams

Deajha Armina Williams, 15, of Norfolk, Virginia was called home on September 15, 2020. Deajha was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 22, 2005 to Shanta Williams Smith. Deajha attended Granby High School (First Year) in Norfolk, Virginia. Deajha was outgoing, sweet, and goofy and always smiling. She loved to take pictures, blogging, music, shopping, and she loved to stay fly. Deajha was a very smart and loving daughter. She is preceded in death by…...

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Brenda D. Ruffin-Staton

Brenda Denise Ruffin-Staton, affectionately called Ne-Ne, departed from earth and all its toiling on September 12, 2020. She was born May 14, 1954 in Norfolk, VA to the late Willie Lee Shelton and Mary F. Shelton Griffin. Ne-Ne attended Norfolk Public Schools and was a graduate of Granby High School. After High School she received certifications in the medical field which she utilized working at Norfolk General Hospital. For many years Brenda worked in their…...

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Angela Marie Wainwright

First Lady (Minister) Angela Marie Wainwright, born October 22, 1964, transitioned home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2020. First Lady Wainwright is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, a graduate of Princess Anne High School, and a graduate of Bowie State University where she received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. She is credited for her unwavering support to the United States Army as an Army spouse for 20 years. Her dedication…...

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Tiffany Yvette Allen

Tiffany Y. Allen was born on February 28, 1987 in the city of Portsmouth, VA and departed this life on September 12, 2020. She was born to her mother, Verlene Chandler and preceded by death by her father, Russel Allen. Tiffany attended Portsmouth Catholic Regional School and Centura College, after college she joined the US navy as a Master at Arms Specialist. Tiffany was loved by many, had a heart of gold and a smile…...

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Adrisa A. Gaylord

Adrisa Annette Gaylord, known to us all “Ada” was called home on 13 September 2020. Ada was born to Samuel and Mildred Ricks on 29 November 1960 in Virginia. She grew up in the Bells Mill & Crestwood areas of Chesapeake. She was a great cook and would challenge anyone to a cookoff. Ada is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel & Mildred Ricks; her husband, Clifton Gaylord, Jr.; one brother, Samuel Ricks, Jr.…...

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Robert E. Barfield

Robert Earl “Bobby” Barfield, 83, of the 500 block of Timothy Avenue passed away September 11, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. Born, January 1, 1937 in Greenville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late John and Beatrice Connor. He retired from the City of Norfolk as an environmental sanitation employee. He was a long time resident of the Park Place and Colonial Place community. He was also a member of Antioch Baptist Church for…...

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Tereso Reynaldo Lopez Ruiz

Tereso Reynaldo Lopez Ruiz passed away on August 30, 2020....

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Cody Robertson, Jr.

Cody Robertson, Jr. passed away on August 25, 2020....

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Gwendolyn E. Wilson

On Sunday, September 13, 2020. God whispered in our dear Gwendolyn E. Wilson’s ear and said, “It is time to come home.” Gwendolyn answered his call while resting at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Gwendolyn was born on May 7, 1941, the only child of Robert Lee and Clara Jones. Gwendolyn was raised with her four aunts, Oretha Stone, Celestine Hill, Ruth Jones, and Gloria Wyche. Her grandfather, Deacon James Hill introduced her to our wonderful…...

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Mildred M. Bell

On Friday, September 11, 2020, our beloved, Mother, Grandmother, sister, Aunt and friend transitioned from her labor to her reward in Heaven.  Mildred Plummer Morgan Bell was born on Monday, June 21, 1948 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Theresa Plummer Futrell and Thomas O. Hardy.  Mildred attended I.C. Norcom High School and graduated class of 1968.  She was employed with the NOB at the Naval Base, Tricare of Blue Cross-Blue Shield and retired from…...

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Genice Rocco

Genice Colson was born January 23, 1933 in Cottonville, North  Carolina to the late Crump Colson and Virginia Crump Colson, departed this life on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Genice worked for the Omni Hotel and the Oceana Officer Club. She was a member of the Daisy Chain. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Rocco. Left to cherish her precious memories is her son, Phillip Berry of Virginia Beach, VA;…...

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Sene E. Freeman

In Loving Memory of our beloved Sene… In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you…John 14:2 On Saturday, September 12, 2020 our beloved mother Sene Eloris Freeman was called to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born in Norfolk, VA on September 10, 1957 to the late Joe and Dicie Freeman. Sene was educated in Norfolk Public…...

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Mattie Blanchard Poole

Early Life & Education Mattie Virginia Blanchard Poole was born to the late Bessie Littlejohn and William E. (Ed) Blanchard, in the Hattonsville section of Portsmouth, VA. She was guided by her parents and other family members along the pathway to Christianity and gaining an education. She was the eldest of three girls. Her sisters, Mamie Elizabeth Blanchard Pierce and Willie Mae Blanchard Brown shared great adventures and enjoyed each other’s company. After graduating from…...

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Johnnie M. Clements, Jr.

Johnnie Clements, Jr. was born March 17, 1956 to Johnnie and Carrie Clements and grew up in Norfolk, VA. He graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1974. He worked for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and retired from there in 2019. Johnnie was a loving grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and great grandfather. He loved his family, which includes his shipyard co-workers. He enjoyed spending his time playing cards with his close friends. Johnnie is predeceased…...

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Vernelsa J. James

Vernelsa Janet James, 65, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She heard the call and answered, as she quietly slipped away to rest with the Lord. She was born on February 3, 1955, Vernelsa was the daughter of the late Martha James. She was the second oldest child, as her brother died, January 9, 2016 and he was the oldest of three. The baby of the family was her twin sister Arlean James Hill.…...

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Cheryl Lynn McIntyre

Cheryl Lynn McKoy McIntyre passed away on September 11, 2020 at the age of 55. She was born in San Diego California on July 16, 1965. She was the daughter of the late Gary S. McKoy, Sr. and Barbara Gregory McKoy Burke. Cheryl graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in building construction. Cheryl successfully completed a 30 year career as a Senior Inspector for the Virginia Department of Transportation. She is survived…...

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Arthur Hoggard

Arthur McCoy Hoggard, 69, of Portsmouth, VA died unexpectedly on August 30, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. His loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened by his passing. Arthur was born on March 29, 1951 to Arthur and Georgiana Hoggard in Portsmouth, VA. He was the eldest of three children and is survived by his mother, Georgiana Hoggard of Suffolk, VA and his sister, Cornelia Shead (Dwight)…...

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Jesse Clark, Jr.

On September 10, 2020 our Heavenly Father called home one of his angels. Jesse Clark, Jr. passed away at 6:30pm at Greenbrier Regional Medical Center at the age of 85. He was born January 18, 1935 in Tarboro, NC to the late Jesse Harper and Nina Clark. Jesse attended Portsmouth Public Schools and later joined the U.S. Army. Upon returning home he worked multiple jobs before retiring in 1995 from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing…...

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Marvin T. Morris

Marvin Thurman Morris answered the call to enter eternal rest on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Marvin, a native of Norfolk, VA, was born on July 20, 1956 to the late Janie and Robert Morris. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Douglas Morris, Bobby Morris and his sister, Patricia Morris. Marvin was affectionately loved by many as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He attended Booker…...

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Dionne Elizabeth Jones

Dionne Elizabeth (Johnson) Jones was born on June 3, 1971 in Norfolk, VA to the late Albert S. Johnson and Francine Johnson. She departed this life on September 6, 2020. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, father, and husband Irvin “Squealer” Jones. Dionne attended St. Mary’s Academy a graduated from Maury High School. She worked at various jobs doing security including Chrysler Museum of Arts. She was a lover of fashion, make-up, hair,…...

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Rhonda Nadine Boyd

Rhonda Nadine Boyd Mother – Teacher – Friend – Poet – Avid Reader – Conversationalist -Selfless December 30, 1955 – September 7, 2020 Rhonda Nadine Boyd, 64, of Norfolk, Virginia, left her earthly family to share her talents and voice with the angels on September 7, 2020, after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was diagnosed in 2016 with breast cancer and fought a good fight. Rhonda was born December 30, 1955 to U.S. Retired…...

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Andrew Stevenson Baker

Andrew Stevenson Baker passed away on September 9, 2020....

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Naeomi M. Harvey

Naeomi M. Harvey passed away on September 7, 2020....

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Annie V. Watson

Annie V. Watson 78, transitioned from earth to heaven on September 9, 2020 at Portside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Portsmouth VA. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Susie Austin; grandmother, Mattie Jenkins and great grandson, Johnny Hill. Annie is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years James (Tommy) Watson, Jr.; one son, James (Bud) Austin (Anna) of Portsmouth; two daughters, Audrey Hill (Garry) of Virginia Beach, VA and Mattie Porter; four…...

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Allen Lee Hodges

Allen Lee Hodges passed away on September 7, 2020....

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Andrew J. Outland

Andrew J. Outland 83, effectionally known as “Bobby” transitioned on September 8, 2020 at Maryview Medical Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. Andrew was born on November 22, 1935 in Nansemond County, VA (Suffolk) to the late George Linwood and Blanch Outland of Suffolk, VA. The family’s church home is Gethsemane Baptist Church. Andrew worked for Artray Corporation of Suffolk, VA as a Truck Driver, till his retirement. His hobbies were gardening and listing to the Canton…...

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Prentess Nesbit

Prentess Nesbit passed away on September 8, 2020....

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Vernon T. Jones, Sr.

Vernon T. Jones, Sr. passed away on September 8, 2020....

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Juanita Cunningham

On Saturday, August 8, 2020 our loved one Juanita Cunningham was called to her eternal home. She was born in North Carolina on March 17, 1937 to the late Eloise Ponton Tillery. Juanita is preceded in death by her mother, Eloise P. Tillery; brother, Mr. Carter Tillery and her son, Carnell Cunningham. Juanita leaves to cherish her memories a son, Dwain Wolfe of Greenville, NC; two brothers, Donnell Tillery of Arizona and Carey Tillery of Hampton,…...

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Jean V. Singleton

On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, Jean Singleton our loving special wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend, went home to be with our father at the age of 72. Jean was born February 20, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Geneva McClain and W. Singleton. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva McClain and W. Singleton; her brother, William “Puddin” Cherry; sister, Tina Conteh; daughter, Latonia Mitchell, and step-son, Jabar Knight. Jean…...

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John Sanders, Jr.

John Sanders, Jr. was born in Darlington, South Carolina on April 28, 1933 to the late Madona Sanders and John Sanders Sr. The family moved to South Norfolk, Virginia around 1940. He was married to his darling wife Frances Mitchell for 43 years. He was a loving husband, father, and brother. His education started at Waterford (South Norfolk), and two years at St. Joseph (Norfolk).  He received his high school diploma from Norfolk County High…...

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Shelia V. Britton-Austin

Shelia V. Britton-Austin, 66, of Norfolk, VA widely known as Shelia B. departed this life Sunday, September 6, 2020. She was born to the late Olivia Naomi Britton and Edward Lee Cuffee. Shelia was married to the love of her life, Clarence Eugene Austin, for over 10 years until his untimely passing in 2007. She is preceded in death by her only daughter, Toshina Britton and granddaughter, Marajah Jonax. Shelia attended Chesapeake Public Schools as…...

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Nathaniel D. Quarles

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there, the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Nathaniel Delano Quarles, also known as Nate and…...

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Mary L. Bouldin

Mary Magdalene Leary Bouldin was peacefully called to the Heavenly skies while resting on Monday, September 7th, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. Born in Norfolk, VA on May 17th, 1931, she was the youngest daughter of the late Wallace and Maggie (Burnham) Leary. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Harry Bernard Leary, Wallace (Larry) Leary, Naomi Moore, and Elizabeth Cowell. Mary’s childhood aspirations…...

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Minnie Amos Blount

Minnie Amos Blount Minnie was born October 2, 1944 in Portsmouth Virginia to the late Samuel and Tiny Amos. Having attended Portsmouth Public Schools, she graduated from I. C. Norcom High School in 1964 and attended what was then Norfolk State College. Minnie graduated from Tabernacle Bible College in Norfolk, VA.  She was employed by the Chesapeake School System for over 25 years. Minnie was one of seven “Amos” siblings. Jerushia (Ruth), Samuel (Romain), Wanda…...

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Lanatatesora Paztaylor-Warren

Lanatatesora Paztaylor-Warren passed away on September 5, 2020....

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Gloria Baldwin

Gloria Baldwin passed away on September 5, 2020....

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Marion A. Walke

Marion Anita Zackery Walke of Virginia Beach, VA passed from this life on September 3, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents, the late Nelson and Wyolene S. Zackery, her husband Winston R. Walke and son-in-law Mario J. Bievre. Marion completed her formal education at I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA and attended Norfolk State, Norfolk, VA. She worked at Cooper-Trent Printing Co., Norfolk, VA  for four years, Bailey Banks & Biddle Jewelry store, Va. Beach,…...

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Ernest C. Winford

Ernest Christopher Winford born June 2nd, 1935 to the late Effie Winford and Aurelia Copeland Winford of Clinton, South Carolina. Ernest was his parents only child. Ernest family relocated to Washington D.C. at age 12 . After several years, they relocated to New York City where he attended high school and vocational school. After high school, Ernest enlisted in the United States Air Force serving four years. Ernest was a jet Engine Mechanic on F-84…...

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Marietta M. Morris

Marietta M. Morris passed away on August 24, 2020. She has gone on her journey....

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Shirley T. Hayslett

Shirley T. Hayslett was born October 3rd, 1936 in Edenton, NC to parents Goldie Robert and Herbert E. Roberts. She attended Warren Grove Elementary and later J.F. Cooper High School in Edenton, N.C. In 1952, Shirley relocated to Suffolk, VA with her parents and enrolled in East Suffolk High School where she met her husband of 65 years, Mr. Wilber Herbert Hayslett. They were married in 1954 and moved to Brooklyn, NY where they raised…...

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Albert Dan Manuel, Sr.

Albert Dan Manuel, Sr., was born on March 7, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the middle child born to the late Ruth and George Manuel, Sr. With his wife at his bedside, Albert peacefully transitioned from this life on September 1, 2020 in Norfolk, VA, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, following a month-long illness. Al received his formal education in the New York School system, including attending the George Westinghouse Career and Technical…...

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