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James Edward Hammond

Mr. James Edward Hammond, 87, of Chesapeake, VA passed on Monday, January 18, 2021. Dad was a strong, determined, family man. Working more than one job, Dad stopped at nothing to ensure his wife and family of nine children had everything they needed, although not everything they might have wanted. Dad loved cooking for his family, making certain plenty was available for any guests that might stop by.  He loved to tell stories, especially of…...

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Phylicia Holloway

Phylicia Holloway passed away on January 7, 2021....

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Tasha L. Ruiz

Tasha L. Ruiz passed away January 10, 2021....

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Reginald Carter

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, Reginald “Rabbit” Carter, Loving brother, beloved uncle, cousin and friend, passed away at 7:46 am at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Reginald was born on June 17, 1964 in Norfolk, VA to WIlliam and Odell Carter. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and subsequently completed his primary education, by obtaining his General Education Diploma through Job Corps. Rabbit was predeceased by both parents and siblings; Trent Carter (Brother), Jerry Carter (Brother) and Vanessa “Boojie” Carter (Sister). He leaves behind seven sisters and…...

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Jeffery L. Dunbar, Jr.

Jeffery L. Dunbar, Jr. passed away on January 17, 2021....

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Carolyn Virginia Gardner

Carolyn Gardner A.K.A Sugar; CG departed her earthly body to rest in eternal peace on January 17, 2021 at Sentara Lee Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Carolyn was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 14, 1944 to the late Dorothy Post and James Mitchell. She leaves a legacy of 7 children, Valerie Briggs, Herbert Gardner (Deceased), Ann Akompong (Sam Akompong-Son), Gerald Gardner (Robin Gardner-Dau), Carolyn Bates, Adrian Gardner and Troy Gardner (Rita-Grice Gardner-Dau), 12 Grandchildren,…...

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Betty Boone Lee

Betty Boone Lee was born on December 1, 1950 in Newsoms, VA to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Boone.  Betty went peacefully to her Heavenly Father on January 14, 2021. Her Father spoke to her, “Your work is done”, I say to you, “job well done.” I have prepared a place for you. Your life I gave to you have done its best, now I call for you to come rest. Leave behind all…...

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Dorothy L. Mills

Mother Dorothy Louise Mills affectionately “Doris, Dot or Lil Doris “received her wings on Monday, January 18, 2021.  She took her flight from this earthly realm. Mother Mills was born to the late Lucy J. Sykes on July 25, 1935, in Amelia County, Virginia. Later her mother moved to Portsmouth. Va. where she remained a resident of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her three sons; Ronnie Giles Sr., Wilbur Giles, Bernard Giles…...

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Rosa Mae Powell

Rosa Mae Powell passed away on January 18, 2021....

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Jacqueline D. Robertson-Gilliam

The Beautiful One On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Jacqueline D. Robertson-Gilliam received the crown of righteousness and entered into eternal peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Jackie was born on April 04, 1948, a daughter of the late Claude E.  Chavis Sr. and the late Donnie D. Chavis.  She was a native of Norfolk and the widow of Ronnie Gilliam. She was also an active member of Greater Grace Ministries in Norfolk, VA. …...

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Alfred Lee Powell, Jr.

Alfred Lee Powell, Jr. was born on December 5, 1964 in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Alfred Lee Powell and Mary Gean Delbridge Powell.  Alfred slipped into the arms of Jesus in his sleep on January 15, 2021.  Alfred your job is done down there my son, your new home is with me ready. Alfred graduated from Western branch in June of 1984.  Alfred worked and was self-employed in Lawn Care of over seventeen years. …...

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Evelyn V. Snead

Evelyn V. Snead passed away on January 17, 2021....

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Warren Leon Thomas

Warren Leon Thomas was born to Cora Lee and Edgar Thomas on August 25,1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  At a young age, Leon became a member of Celestial Baptist Church. As the 5th child of the Thomas clan which was known throughout the community for their sense of humor, Leon was also known to drag his younger brothers and sisters along with him to expose them to life outside of Portsmouth.  A tradition that he continued…...

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Ada Wilda Lozada Howard

Ada Wilda Lozada Acevedo Howard was born September 1, 1936 in Humacoa, Puerto Rico. She was the only child born to Emeterio Lozada and Elvira Acevedo Sanchez. Ada was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2021. She is predeceased by both parents. Ada was a dedicated employee with Chesapeake Public Schools for over 41 years at Central Elementary School, Deep Creek Intermediate and Grassfield Elementary School. She held various…...

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Zykeara B. McKnight Barnes

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved “Keara”. Zy’keara Barnes passed away on January 10,2021 due to a tragic car accident. She was born September 18, 2005 to Shawanna Mcknight (mother) Akil Barnes (father) in Norfolk, Virginia. Zy’keara was full of life. She loved dancing and listening to music. She would always come to me and say “listen ma, you gon like it, I promise”, next thing I know she’s dancing and having a good…...

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Ronnie L. Jones, Sr.

Ronnie L. Jones, Sr. passed away on January 12, 2021....

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Shirley P. Spruill

Shirley P. Spruill passed away on January 17, 2021....

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Arthur R. Chatman

Arthur R. Chatman passed away on January 15, 2021....

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April J. Milton

April J. Milton passed away on January 8, 2021....

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Viola J. Nicholson

Viola J. Nicholson passed away on January 13, 2021....

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Althea Walston Gallop

Althea Walston Gallop passed away on January 13, 2021....

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Alfred M. Robinson

In loving memory of a great man, an awesome husband, a dedicated dad, faithful friend and a supportive son. Lil man is what we call him and yet he gained many names by the people he so impressed as he traveled this road called life. Black man, Bear, and Pig were just a few of his names. Born in Norfolk to Juanita Jones and Alfred Felton. Lil man attended Norfolk Public Schools. His grandmother, Julia…...

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Paul Gregory Trowell

On a special day in Norfolk, Virginia, Margaret and Silas Trowell were blessed by their second child Paul Gregory Trowell on April 23, 1956. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Paul peacefully departed his life. During his early childhood, he attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Paul graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1974 and received a basketball scholarship from Southwest Minnesota State University. After playing for two years, he accepted a position as…...

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Shakiya Nicole Johnson

Family and friends mourn the loss of Shakiya Nicole Johnson, who passed away much too young. We ask that you remember her beautiful spirt and to live an abundant life to the fullest because it is much too short. A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Shakiya “Bitsy” Nicole Johnson left this world unexpectedly at the age of 20, on January 11, 2021. Born in Norfolk, VA to Pernell and Tekita Johnson, Shakiya grew up in the…...

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Dortha E. Anderson

Dortha Elisse Anderson, affectionately known as “Umpa”, was born on August 20, 1953 to the late Robert Lee Anderson, Jr. and the late Odessa M. Anderson in Norfolk, Virginia. She is pre-deceased by her siblings: Barbara Aminta Anderson, Michael Warren Anderson, Robert Ellsworth Anderson, Jennifer Lorraine Anderson-Chrisp, and Cheryl Elizabeth Anderson. As a child, Dortha began developing her character as an individual of compassion, dedication and commitment. She attended Liberty Park Elementary School, Ruffner Junior…...

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Gwendolyn Sanderson

Gwendolyn Sanderson passed away on January 10, 2021....

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Barbara Ann Scott

God planted a seed for our family. Barbara Ann Scott bloomed into this world on Saturday, June 8, 1929, and transitioned to the angelic eternal garden on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 91 years of age.   Barbara was the daughter of the late Robert and Layla Tucker.  She grew up in the South Norfolk area and was raised up in New Central Baptist Church. Her parents raised her to love the Lord. Barbara is predeceased…...

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Timothy Earl Gunn

Timothy Earl Gunn passed away on January 11, 2021....

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Melvin W. Wesby

Melvin Woodrow Wesby, 93, of Norfolk, VA departed this life peacefully, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was born August 1, 1927 in Princess Ann County, VA to the late Ola Benson and Percy Wesby. Melvin was predeceased by his son, Butch Woodrow Wilson. Melvin lived with his grandmother in Queen City across the street from a playmate, Percell Beale. They played together as often as he could get away from home. After High School, Melvin…...

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LaVerne L. Anderson

The second child born to Geneva and Levern Lee, Sr. LaVerne was born on September 6, 1963.  She was preceded in death by her father, Levern J. Lee, Sr. Raised in Norfolk, VA, LaVerne graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1981.  LaVerne had a love for hair and took cosmetology classes at Norfolk Vocational Technical School.  Once finishing and receiving her credentials, she began working at Carmine and Anthony as an apprentice and…...

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James E. Peterson, Jr.

James Edward Peterson Jr., 72, of Portsmouth, VA passed away on Sunday January 10, 2021. Born in Georgetown, Delaware on October 10, 1948, he was predeceased by his parents James and Elizabeth “Betty” Peterson. James attended William C. Jason High School. Following he was drafted into United States Army, where he proudly served his country during Vietnam War. He was very proud of his military career and served his country with pride. After serving in…...

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Edward Marshall Lindsay

Edward Marshall Lindsay was born to the late George Alfred Lindsay, Sr. and Lillie Mae Phelps on January 21, 1948 in Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and departed this life peacefully on December 30, 2020, following a courageous battle with COVID‐19. Mr. Lindsay was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Edward received formal education from Princess Anne County Training School and Norfolk City Public Schools. He served in the United States…...

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Brenda Olivia Lee

Brenda Lee was born June 14, 1959 in Portsmouth, VA to Ervin Lee (D) and Gorgeous Lee (D).  She grew up in Mount Hermon and went on to attend Churchland High School.  She enjoyed early morning shopping trips to the markets, garage sales and she had to have her coffee for the road.  Brenda loved to dress up for any occasion especially church on Sunday mornings.   Brenda was the encourager.  She motivated you to…...

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Willie Mae Peterson

Willie Mae “Shorty” Peterson drifted into her eternal rest on January 9, 2021.  Her husband, Howard Peterson; beloved sister, Jessie Mae Quash; father, Lee Shaw and loving mother, Lemon Robinson have been waiting to welcome her home. Willie Mae was born July 1, 1929 in Swan Quarter, North Carolina.  Although she was the youngest daughter, she was the most outspoken and it caused her to look for excitement constantly.  Her quest for adventure led her…...

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Lillie M. Fields

Lillie Mae Watkins Fields passed from this earthy life early Monday, January 11, 2021 at Kempsville Health and Rebab Center, VA Beach, VA to rest with our heavenly Father. She was born November 29, 1923 to the late George W. Watkins and Marrietta Roberts Watkins- Wilson and her stepfather Eddie L. Wilson (Pop daddy). She was married to the late Raymond Fields. Lillie was a graduate of Isle of Wight Training School in Smithfield, VA. …...

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August W. Dumas

August W. Dumas passed away on January 12, 2021....

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Juan L. Hernandez, Sr.

Juan L. Hernandez, Sr. passed away January 9, 2021....

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Daniel B. Williams

Daniel B. Williams, 67, returned to his heavenly home on January 10, 2021. He was born to the late Rudolph U. Williams, Sr. and Minnie Pearl Williams in Princess Anne County (Virginia Beach), Va. on November 18, 1953. Known by many as “Sharp Eye” or “Slim Bob”, Daniel enjoyed being in the outdoors cutting grass and maintaining the yards of those all-around Hampton Roads. When not cutting grass, he enjoyed listening to and going to…...

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Paulette Huggins

Paulette (Debrow) Huggins of Chesapeake, VA, age 62 passed away quietly on January 9th.  She is the daughter of Turner Debrow Sr. and the late Marion Debrow.  Huggins was a graduate of Great Bridge High School’s class of 1976.  She was a member of New Weeping Mary Baptist Church. She is survived by siblings Diane Tillett (John), Denise Debrow, Turner Debrow Jr. (Catrina), and granddaughters Breeanna and Arianna Huggins....

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Georgia M. Jones

Georgia M. Jones passed away on January 10, 2021....

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Edward Watson

Edward Watson affectionately known as “Eddie” and “Big Man” was born on March 4, 1965 to the late Mary L. and Charles L. Watson in Virginia Beach, VA.  He was called to heaven on January 10, 2021. He was involved in many camps and programs in his early years for individuals with disabilities.  He was a graduate of Center of Effective Learning in Virginia Beach. There he gained friends whose friendship continued throughout his lifetime. …...

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George S. Wilson, Sr.

George S. Wilson, Sr. passed away on January 7, 2021....

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Edward Marcellious Jefferson

Edward Marcellious Jefferson was born to the late John Sr. and Rosetta Jefferson on August 14, 1933, in Norwalk, Connecticut. While still a child, Norfolk, Virginia, became his home. In his late teens, he entered the military, serving both the Army and the Marine Corps. After an honorable discharge, he began his supervisory career at the Naval Base. In the evenings and on weekends, he enjoyed his side profession as a barber. During his retirement…...

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Shannon S. Wallace

Our beloved Shannon Sherice Wallace a frontline hero whom everyone knew as “Shannon Boo!” was called home to be with Jesus Christ our Lord and savior Friday, January 8, 2021 at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth at 5:24am. She was born August 29, 1969 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of Katherine Marie Wallace and the late Army Veteran Oliver Wallace. Shannon attended Norview High School in her earlier years and later on received her nursing…...

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Winston Lee Virden, III

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, God looked down from heaven and dispatched an angel to bring his prized creation, Brother Winston Lee Virden III to receive his heavenly reward. Winston Lee Virden III was born on June 4th 1985, to Winston Lee Virden II and Edith (Cawley) Virden. Winston was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Winston Lee Virden and Rose Virden (his beloved “Grannie”), his maternal grandparents, Theodis and Ruby. He is survived…...

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Thomas Anthony Kralik, Jr.

On Monday, January 4, 2021, Thomas Anthony Kralik, Jr., 46 years of age, passed away in Norfolk, Virginia where he lived for 16 years.  He was humble, kind-hearted, had an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor.  He loved cruising around the world and reggae music.  He was an avid sports fan of the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills, and Syracuse University. Thomas was born on June 9, 1974 in Anchorage, Alaska.  He was…...

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Ricky A. Smith

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, our beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, Ricky Antonio Smith was called home to be with the Lord. Ricky was born on March 25, 1958 to Willie H. Smith and the late Carrie Louise Smith. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, he was educated at Norfolk Public Schools. Ricky held a position at Kempsville Building Materials as a Manager for several years. He then moved into a position as a…...

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Lenora Virginia Odom

Joseph and Lenora shared fifty-eight wonderful years together. On January 2, God called Joseph Odom home at the age of ninety-five. On January 6, God called Lenora Odom home at the age of eighty-one. Joseph was born in Cuthbert GA On June 7, 1925 and Lenora Odom was born in Virginia Beach, VA. On August 6, 1939. Joseph joined the Navy in 1942. He served our country for twenty-five years. He was a World War…...

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Joseph James Odom

Joseph and Lenora shared fifty-eight wonderful years together. On January 2, God called Joseph Odom home at the age of ninety-five. On January 6, God called Lenora Odom home at the age of eighty-one. Joseph was born in Cuthbert GA On June 7, 1925 and Lenora Odom was born in Virginia Beach, VA. On August 6, 1939. Joseph joined the Navy in 1942. He served our country for twenty-five years. He was a World War…...

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Mark Anthony Stith

Mark Anthony Stith passed away on January 3, 2021....

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