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Wallace Tatem, Jr.

Wallace Tatem, Jr., 63, was called home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2019. Affectionately called “Junior” and “Wink”, he was born on August 23, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Tatem, Sr. Wallace received his early education at Granby High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Later, he joined the Merchant Seaman and specialized in Culinary Arts. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing,…...

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Patricia Ann Hood

Patricia Ann Hood passed away March 8, 2019....

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Kyara Monay Fleming

Kyara Monay Fleming “Kee Kee Boo” 26, was born June 29, 1992 and passed away  Saturday, March 16, 2019, with her family by her side. Kyara was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. She was a high school graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, class of 2011. She has always been known for her warm smile and contagious laugh. Her loving heart and caring ways could win you over easily.…...

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Ellen Lois Smith

Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV Ellen Lois Smith went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born September 21, 1939 in Harrellsville, NC to the late Ellen Victoria and John Thomas…...

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Tyrone C. Sumner

Tyrone Sumner was suddenly called home on March 9, 2019. Tyrone was born on February 24, 1959 in Princess Anne County, Virginia to the Late Dorothy Sumner. He graduated from Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1978. After high school he attended Tennessee State University where he was apart of the Tennessee State University Marching Band. He worked as a Master Chef at many restaurants such as Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Cheesecake Factory, Dave…...

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Carolyn D. Baker

On Thursday morning, March 14, 2019, the Lord called his angel, Carolyn D. Baker, to her Heavenly home. Carolyn was born on May 16, 1934 and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. At an early age, she joined First Baptist Church. She was active in Sunday School, the Junior Choir followed by the Young Adult Choir and lastly, the Chancel Choir. She was also a member of the Mary Mason Missionary Group and the infamous “Voices of…...

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Sheila Burke Christmas

Sheila Burke Christmas passed away March 8, 2019....

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Lena Mozella Mackey

Lena Mozella Mackey passed away March 12, 2019....

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Clifton Harmon

Clifton Monroe Harmon, Sr., 82 of Portsmouth, VA passed away on March 13, 2019. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Supervisor....

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Raymond J. Bailey, Sr.

Raymond J. Bailey, Sr. passed away March 13, 2019....

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Alexander Wallace

Alexander Wallace, age 73, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the comfort of his home in Durham, NC. He was born to the late Lee Andrew and Bessie Wallace, who were longtime residents of Norfolk, Virginia. Alexander was affectionately known to his loved ones by many names, and some of you may remember him as Al, Alec, Uncle Al, and his favorite, Miss Bessie’s Baby Boy! In his early years, Alexander honorably served his country in the Air Force…...

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Joseph P. Turner

On March 10, 2019, God summoned one of his faithful children to eternity. Joseph Percil Turner was born on February 9, 1964. He was the son of Joseph Turner and Hilda Turner-Hall. Joseph Percil Turner was a native of Portsmouth, VA and attended I.C. Norcom High School. He was an outstanding athlete while attending high school. He was a state champion in wrestling and voted the Southern District’s Outstanding lineman in addition to 2nd team…...

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Linwood Cornelius Brown

Linwood Cornelius Brown passed away March 7, 2019....

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Ronke Adegoroye

In Loving Memory of Ronke Adegoroye August 7, 1952 – March 9, 2019 “Live one day at a time.” MARCH 23rd 2019 Viewing at 10:00am & Service at 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505      ...

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James M. Carr, Jr.

James Monroe Carr, Jr. was born January 5, 1971 in Norfolk Virginia to James Monroe Carr, Sr.  and  Alice Diane Carr-Cyrus he was called to rest by his heavenly father on March 11, 2019. James was educated through The Norfolk Public School System and self employed as an independent contractor.  heis survived by his wife, Deborah A. Carr and in their marriage a step daughter, Star and granddaughter,  Mi’Yani that he loved as if they…...

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Frank James Delk, Jr.

Frank James Delk, Jr. was born in South Norfolk (Berkley), VA. To Hattie Pearl Delk and Frank James Delk but was raised by his Aunt Joyce Jarvis. Frank or Busta as he was so commonly and lovingly referred to, was graduate of Lake Taylor High School. Frank pursued a long career with the Ford Plant in Norfolk where he would retire from after 30 years of service. To know Busta was to love him! Don’t…...

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Thelma M. Capps

Our beloved Thelma Louise Capps went home to be with the lord in the morning of Sunday March 10, 2019.  She was the child of the late Albert and Eunice Minnis.  She was born on August 27, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, and treasured many family members in Princess Anne County.  Louise attended John T. West Elementary, Jaycox Junior High School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School at 16 years of age.  The family and community raised…...

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Daniel Jordan

Daniel Lee Jordan, 53, was born to Ada Mae Jordan and Donald Adams on December 17, 1967. He was employed by the City of Norfolk where he worked for Nauticus for over 16 years. He retired in 2009. He leaves to cherish his memory, his ex-wife, Bernita Thomas; two daughters, Sequoyah Burrus and Shelise Thomas; one son, Johnathan Thomas; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mittize Jordan (Larry), Janice Boone (Johnnie) and Nancey Jordan; three brothers, Roosevelt…...

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Horace Lawrence, Sr.

Horace Lawrence Sr. went home to glory with his family by his side on March 9, 2019 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Verna Mae Warren and Ruby Lawrence, Early in life, he joined the United States Army serving from 1943-1946. Later he became owner/operator of Shady Side and Lawrence’s grill also known as Thelma Lounge for 37 years. He was a longtime member of St. Luke…...

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Amos Lee Cherry, Sr.

Amos Lee Cherry, Sr. know to the family as “Marco” went home to be with his beloved wife on 56 years, Doris Holland Cherry. Amos was born May 1, 1939 on Railroad Avenue in South Norfolk, VA. He graduated from G.W. Carver in 1959. He was employed for 45 years with Norfolk Public Schools. He is the father of four children and is predeceased by two, Marco Cherry and Derick Cherry. He is survived by…...

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Dallas N. Blowe

Dallas Blowe, age 21, died at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA on Friday, March 8, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family. Born October 14, 1997 in Norfolk, VA Dallas is survived by his Fiance’ Shamara Delaigle, and daughter, Amina Blowe of Newport News, VA; mothers, Latoya Blowe and Stephanie Boyd of Newport News, VA; father, Geoffery Burnette; sisters, Dekenra Blowe, Laporsha McPhail, Kayla Berry, Tamira Berry, Kierra Berry, Jada Burnette and Laila…...

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Dorothy O. Mays

Dorothy O. Mays passed away March 9, 2019....

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Samuel Lee Griffin

Samuel Lee Griffin passed away March 5, 2019....

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Mildred Clark

Celebrating Her Life and Legacy Mildred “Dolly” Brown Clark On Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. God dispatched an Angel to 2107 Charleston Avenue to pick a beautiful rose from His garden of Love in the person of Mildred “Dolly” Brown Clark.  Mildred was born March 20, 1951 to the proud parents of Nehemiah Brown, Jr. and Mildred W. Brown of Norfolk, Virginia.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred W. Brown,…...

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Tony A. Pope

Tony A. Pope passed away February 28, 2019....

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Wendy Mae Crew

Wendy Mae Crew passed away February 20, 2019....

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Kathy L. Brown

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 God called Kathy L. Brown home.  She was born July 12, 1958 in Newton, Mississippi, the daughter of Cleophas Moore, Sr. and Bernice Hosey Moore. She grew up in Portsmouth and attended Manor High School.  She was a member of Healing Temple Church. She was recently predeceased by her sister Ronda Moore; and brothers Gregory Moore, Cleophas Moore, Jr. and Limmie Moore. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters…...

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Joseph Alvin Pierce

I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 On  March 4, 2019 @ 3:35pm o’clock at Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth Va, our Lord and Savior in his divine wisdom dispatched an angel to bring one of his servants, Joseph Alvin Pierce from his earthly labor to his eternal reward. Joseph was born February 25, 1958 to Odell Pierce and the late Herbert Pierce Jr. of Surry…...

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Hugh Anderson, Sr.

Hugh Anderson, Sr. passed away March 5, 2019....

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Barbara Jane Delancy

Barbara Jane Delancy passed away March 4, 2019....

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Rev. Dr. William E. Russell

Rev. Dr. William E. Russell transitioned to join the love of his life, Angela C. Russell, and three infants who preceded him in death on Monday, March 4, 2019. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Tonye Russell Epps, J. D., K. Nicole Powell (Whitney), Kiondra Russell, son, Johnny Vo (JoAnne), six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He also leaves to cherish his memory a brother, Lloyd Russell, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and a host of…...

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Sandra D. Colston Mays

Ms. Sandra (Denise) Mays slipped quietly into her eternal rest on March 4, 2019 at home. Sandra was born October 22, 1959 in Chesapeake, VA to Shirley and Floyd Munden. She was a graduate of Deep Creek High School and after graduation she started a 15 year naval career from which she retired honorably. Upon retirement, she completed her Associates Degree in Business Administration at Tidewater Community College. She also worked at the Naval Shipyard.…...

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Tony B. Sykes

Tony Bernard “Syke-Bone” Sykes, age 62, was called home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2019. He was born on December 8, 1956, Norfolk, VA to Joseph Sykes and the late Eunice Janet Jones. Tony received his early education at Maury High School and later attended Elizabeth City State University. He served his country in the United States Air Force for a short period of time. Tony started his career as a Vendor…...

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John Allen Meredith, Sr.

John Allen Meredith, Sr. passed away March 2, 2019....

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Diane S. Williams

Diane S. Williams passed away March 2, 2019....

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Charles F. Young

Our beloved Charles Fontaine Young departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, March 1, 2019.  He was born to the late Louis and Delphia Young on June 27, 1939 in Norfolk, VA.  He was a great son, brother, uncle, husband, “daddy”, Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout leader, mentor, and friend. Charles loved his family and they loved him.  He gave some of his nieces and nephews nicknames and they referred to him…...

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Allison Neal Thomas

In Remembrance of Allison (“Tommy”) Neal Thomas, Sr. Allison (“Tommy”) Neal Thomas, Sr. departed this life on March 3, 2019 at the age of 88  after complications related to his cancer treatments. Tommy was born into the union of the late Allison Wilmer Thomas and Margaret “Maggie” Sims on October 9, 1930 in Bryans Road, MD. He graduated from Pomonkey High School in 1947 where he played shortstop on the baseball team and played clarinet…...

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Barbara D. Winston

Barbara Deloris Winston, 85, of Norfolk, Virginia peacefully passed from this life into an eternal life in Heaven on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Henrico Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was surrounded with love by her three beloved daughters. Barbara was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 8, 1933 to the late Samuel Lee Clanton and Dorothy Winston.   She received her education at Booker T. Washington High School and earned an Associates’ degree from Tidewater…...

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Harold Douglas Dean

Harold D. Dean was born on July 30, 1943 in Windale, NC and gained his heavenly wings March 2, 2019 with his loving, devoted wife, Vivian by his side. Harold attended Norfolk Public Schools and spent over 20 years in the U. S. Army defending our nation in a host of overseas and stateside locations, including three tours in Vietnam. He was a member of Queen Street Baptist Church, where he served as a faithful…...

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Lillie Mae Wilson

JOHN 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die.” On February 24, 2019 Lillie Mae Wilson received her golden ticket into the pearly gates of heaven. She was born on January 5, 1947 to the late Sarah Frances and Mills Fayton Sr. in Columbia, North Carolina. She was best known by her family…...

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Pernell W. A. Foots

Pernell Foots, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, veteran and businessman slipped from labor to reward on Saturday, March 02, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Many things can be said about Pernell, but one thing is clear. He was a man among men. He took great care of his family, and his responsibilities. Pernell William Arnett Foots was born on December 14, 1936 in the Titustown section of Norfolk, Virginia to the late Fletcher…...

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Rev. Ernest L. Jones, Sr.

Rev. Ernest L. Jones, Sr. passed away February 28, 2019....

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Charlie Leon Woodbury

Charlie L. Woodbury passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at home with family in Chesapeake, VA.  He was born to the late Florence and Charlie S. Woodbury. Charlie was employed for many years with the City of Norfolk, in the Water and Sewage Dept. #3. He laid pipe and road on garbage truck #2. Charlie was a construction worker and on the team that built Norfolk Scope. He worked for ER Hudson Masonry. He…...

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Vernon Lee Sessoms

Vernon Lee Sessoms passed away March 1, 2019....

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Tony L. Harris, Sr.

Tony L. Harris, Sr. passed away March 2, 2019....

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John Braxton, Jr.

John Braxton, Jr. (affectionally known as “Braxton”) was born July 20, 1928 to the late Bertha and John Braxton Sr in Greenville, NC. He was the oldest of 4 siblings (all deceased). He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Marable. Braxton was 90 years young at the time of his death and lived life to the fullest. Braxton didn’t allow grass to grow under his feet. He was quite mobile and mind was…...

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John Earl Washington, Jr.

John Earl Washington, Jr., (affectionately known as “Skippy”) entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Upon graduating from I.C. Norcom High School, John enlisted into the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War. After four years of service he attended Norfolk State University where he received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. John continued his education at Hampton University earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and later a Master’s Degree…...

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Larry Williams

Larry “Butter” Williams, Sr., transitioned from this earthly place on February 28, 2019 in Norfolk, VA. Larry was born September 22, 1959 to Matthew Williams, Sr. and Shirley L. Jackson Williams of Vicksburg, MS. He confessed his life to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Vicksburg, MS under the pastorate of Reverend A. L. Barnes. He attended Vicksburg Public Schools and graduated from Immaculate Conception High…...

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Freddie Baerga

Celebrating the Life of Mr. Freddie Baerga March 15, 1954-February 28, 2019   Mr. Freddie Baerga (aka) Freddie “B” is survived by his brothers, Miguel Baerga (Oridessa Baerga), Jose Baerga and Hector Baerga; his only sister, Milagros Camacho; special friend, Marc Cerulli; special niece, Crystal Baerga; great niece, Roseanna and uncle, Michael Molina. He also leaves to cherish his memories a host of other nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Freddie Baerga was a good generous…...

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James Brown, Jr.

James Brown, Jr. passed away February 27, 2019....

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