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Elward L. Holman, Jr.

Elward Levon Holman Jr. was  born in Fort Huachucha, Arizona on June 7, 1965 to Elward Levon Holman Sr and Blondie Renee Holman, peacefully entered into eternal rest with the Creator on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by family and friends. Elward Levon Holman Jr. affectionately known as “Levon” and “June” to family friends, graduated from East Forsyth High School of the Winston Salem Forsyth County…...

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Fred Lee Stokley

The youngest of 9 Children, Fred Lee Stokley, was born in Hot Springs, North Carolina on August 3rd, 1939 to the late Mamie Maggie-Lean and Charles Stokley. Growing up Fred was a mountain kid who loved to climb the trees and swing from the vines. He was someone who just loved being outdoors. If Fred wasn’t out enjoying nature, he was at home reading his comics and playing videos. Fred attended schooling in North Carolina until his 2nd year at Stevens Lee High School,…...

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Fritz A. Lucas

Fritz A. Lucas passed away December 2, 2018....

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Lovies E. Gilliam, II

Lovies Edward Gilliam departed this life on 4 December 2018. He was born to the late Andrew Gilliam and Velma Dyson Gilliam on 25 May 1945. Lovies was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in 1963. Lovies was known for his interest in athletics and loved sporting activities. He often demonstrated his enthusiasm for his high school alma mater by traveling near and far…...

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Cynthia Elaine Gilliam

Cynthia Elaine Gilliam, age 66 of Norfolk, VA, departed this life Sunday December 2, 2018. She was born to the late Andrew Gilliam and Velma Dyson Gilliam on October 28, 1952. Cynthia was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and was a graduate of Maury High School in 1971. Cynthia had a love for helping people in need and was evidenced in her selection of the Nursing Profession as her career of choice. Cynthia’s…...

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Timothy Rogers

Timothy Rogers passed away December 5, 2018....

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Michael D. Watson

Michael D. Watson Sunrise: January 17, 1959    Sunset: December 5, 2018 On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Michael D. Watson was called home to his eternal rest. He was born on January 17, 1959 to Alma Lee and David Watson in Philadelphia, PA. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son, cousin, and friend. He was a member of Divine Trinity Gospel Ministry of Chesapeake, VA, under the leadership of Pastor Rev. B.C. Thomas and First…...

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Bernice Carter Wheeler

Bernice Carter Wheeler passed away December 3, 2018....

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Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams passed away December 4, 2018....

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Maisun Little Day

Maisun Levon Little passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Sentara Careplex Hospital. he was born to Erin Little on October 17, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA. Maisun was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. He had a smile that would light up a room. He loved dancing, laughing, playing with is older brother, but most of all loving his mother. During his time here on earth, he touched many lives and was…...

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Clyde W. Harrison

Clyde W. Harrison, 90, on Monday, December 3, 2018 the Angel of Silence took our beloved Clyde. He was born August 31, 1928 in Norfolk, VA. He retired as an Engineer. Clyde was a member of St. John AME Church of Norfolk, VA and was a member of 200 Plus Men. He leaves behind his loving wife, Zebodia John Harrison; children, Paulette Valentino and Paul Harrison; grandchildren, Valentino, Elijah and William Harrison....

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Geraldine Etheridge

Geraldine Etheridge passed away December 4, 2018....

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Millwood Lee Manning

Mr. Millwood Lee Manning, beloved father, grandfather and brother entered eternal rest on December 1, 2018. Millwood was born to the late Millwood Lee Sutton and Norma Odessa Manning. Millwood received his education in the Chesapeake Public School system. He was employed with the Trade Team, where he worked on various ships from 1980 until his death. Millwood was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. Otis Sutton Sr., Ms. Mary Lee Sutton, Mr. Theodore Cherry, and…...

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Johnny Lee Johnson

Johnny Lee Johnson passed away December 1, 2018....

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James Edward Futrell

Now James is completely healed and happy because he is in the presence of the Lord and is with his beloved wife, Dorothy.  On Thursday, November 29, 2018, James Edward Futrell, departed this life peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Maryview Medical Center Hospital located in Portsmouth, Virginia at the age of 76.  He was born on December 5, 1941 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina to the late Sherman Brad Futrell and the late Ruby Mae (Peebles)…...

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Frances Simon Cepeda

Frances Simon Cepeda passed away December 1, 2018....

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Teresa D. Green

On November 30, 2018 Teresa Delphine Green quickly slipped out of time into eternal peace with Jesus Christ. Teresa Delphine Green was born May 29, 1959 in Aliquippa, PA. She was the daughter of Lee Green, Sr. and Sadie Green. She later relocated to Portsmouth, PA. She accepted Christ at an early age at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Aliquippa, PA. She received her education from the Portsmouth Public Schools, and graduated from Manor…...

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Henrine Willette Robinson

Henrine W. Robinson, 68, of the 800 block of A. Avenue passed away November 28, 2018. She was born on November 15, 1950 to the late Alease Wells-Cooke and Edward Cooke in Norfolk, VA. Henrine retired in 2004 from the City of Norfolk as an Accountant. She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents, Henderson and Fannie Wells; grandson, D’Angelo Robinson and brother, Wallace Cooke. She is survived by her daughter, Carshena Lawrence (Lorenzo); four sons,…...

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George A. Clark, Jr.

George A. Clark, Jr. passed away November 24, 2018....

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Juanita Daugherty

Juanita Daugherty passed away November 28, 2018....

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Inez Sessoms

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Ms. Inez Sessoms “Candy Lady” slipped away into eternal Rest. She was born on December 14, 1930 in Norfolk, VA. She attended Norfolk County Public Schools. Inez was a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Norfolk, VA. She was a faithful member for most of her life. She was a woman of great character and had a deep seeded love…...

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John G. Beamon, Jr.

John G. Beamon, Jr. passed away November 25, 2018....

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Andy Smith, Jr.

It is with great sorrow to announce that Andy Smith, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on Sunday 25 November 2018 at his home in Virginia Beach.  Andy aka June was born 13 February 1951 and graduated from Stanley High School in June 1969, after which he enlisted in the US Navy in April 1971.  During his Naval career, he earned and was awarded National Defense service medal (2), Battle “E”, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Service Deployment Ribbons (4), Navy…...

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Donell R. Harper

Donell R. Harper (Donnie), 44 of Virginia Beach, VA gained his wings on November 24, 2018 at Sentara Hospice House Of Virginia Beach. He was born to the late Ethelyne Fuller March 7, 1974 in Roanoke, VA. He was educated of Leilehua High School of Wahiqura, Hawaii. He was employed as a loan officer, and a dedicated worker at Sam’s Club. Donell enjoyed playing chess, dominoes, and watching his favorite team The Chicago Bears. Everyone…...

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Penelope B. Milladge

Penelope B. Milladge passed away November 25, 2018....

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Marty Jernigan

Marty Vincent Jernigan entered this world March 15, 1946 and on Saturday November 10, 2018 at age 72 he departed after a lengthy battle with a rear heart disease called Amyloidosis. Although he was approved for a heart transplant, Doctors told Marty that his chances of surviving the surgery were very little. Without the surgery, he was given 6 to 12 months to live. Marty’s courage, fighting spirit and determination exceeded the life expectation of…...

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Ella M. Gallop

Ella Mae Gilchrist Melvin Gallop was taken from her earthly home on Monday, November 26, 2018, by her angel, to her home that God has prepared for her. She was born on March 20, 1920 to the late Thomas Gilchrist, Sr. and Marion Sheppard Gilchrist, she was the third child of fourteen children.  She attended the public school in the New Light section of Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach and later studied at the Learning Adult…...

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Keith D. Newsome

Keith D. Newsome passed away November 25, 2018....

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Myles Anthony Davidson

A life we love came to a Close Friday, November 23, 2018.  He was born June 20, 1941 in Gaffney, South Carolina.  At an early age Myles was baptized and became a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.   Myles known as “Mickey” received his formal education from Norfolk Public School system, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State College.  After years if employment at the Norfolk Naval…...

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Anthony J. Walston

Anthony “Tony” Walston, 56, a native of Norfolk, VA, received his wings on November 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ozella Gregory; grandmother, Mary Wayne; sister, Angela Walston; his “mama,” Viola B. Smith; and his beloved, Cassandra Brown. Anthony first priority was always his care for others. He had a passion for cooking morning, noon, and night. However, quality time with his grandkids gave him much joy. Tony is survived by…...

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Dwayne Edward Anderson

Dwayne Edward Anderson passed away November 24, 2018....

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Shirley Mae White

Shirley Mae White, born on July 14, 1940 in the city of Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Shirley was affectionately known as “Aunt Shirley” or “Ms. Shirley.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Harrison Lawrence and Rose Mae Lawrence; two brothers, Percy Lawrence and Charles Lawrence; two sisters, Dorothy Clemons and Hazel Lawrence. Shirley enjoyed baking. She was known to make a mean pound…...

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Lee O. McDuffie

CWO-4 LEE O. MCDUFFIE, UNITED STATES NAVY, RETIRED Chief Warrant Officer Lee O. McDuffie of Chesapeake, VA went to his eternal home on 25 November 2018.  Lee was born in Norfolk, VA to a loving, caring, and supportive family. He was preceded in death by his mother Hattie McDuffie, grandmother Luvinia McDuffie, aunt Mary Ellen McDuffie, and three Uncles; Johnnie, Charles and Samuel McDuffie. He grew up in Bennettsville SC, and graduated from East Side…...

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Roney Mack

On June 22, 1960 and extraordinary person was born. His parents named him Roney Mack. The book of his life came to a close when he transitioned from earth to rest on November 21, 2018. Roney is predeceased by his mother, Margie Mack; and his brother, Carl Mack. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Vanessa Mack; three sons, Ronnie Lee Thomas of Dallas Texas, Walter (Shelley) Vaughan, and Monte Vaughan of Norfolk, Virginia;…...

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Dorcas W. Williams

Dorcas Winborne Williams peacefully passed on November 22, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Dorcas, lovingly known as “Aunt Don,” “Ma Puddin,” and “Big Up,” was the youngest of five children born in Gatesville, NC. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Ovene Winborne. At an early age, her mother relocated to Norfolk, VA. Dorcas was employed as a Food Service Supervisor at Oceana Naval Base. She retired after over 30 years of service. Dorcas enjoyed…...

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Ronald Drew

Ronald Drew passed away November 11, 2018....

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Karessa Davenport

Karessa Ann Davenport was born May 25, 1954 to the late William F. Parker and the late Sara E. Coite.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and it was said she treated the better than her own, she loved her babies. Some of her passions were baking and gardening. Overall Karessa was a very talented artist. She was especially known for her drawing and arts and crafts. She was preceded in death by the…...

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Betty Mae Clay

Betty Mae Clay was born on December 15, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi to the late Bob Clarke and Lottie Mae Clarke. Betty departed this life on Thursday, November 20, 2018. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which brought her great joy and she served faithfully for 38 years. She retired from AT&T. She showed loved and was loved. She loved her ministry work. She was a friend to all with compassion and always willing to lend an ear. She will be…...

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Clyde Henry Williams

Clyde H. Williams, 71, of Norfolk, VA passed away November 20, 2018. He was born on November 21, 1946. Clyde was a Vietnam Veteran, a protector and provider to his family. He is predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Nancy Williams and brother, Troy Williams. Clyde leaves to cherish his precious memories  his daughters, Angela E. and Charlene Williams; sons, Clyde and Corey Rinehart; sister, Betty Williams; brothers, Stanley, Alphonso and Theodore Williams and a…...

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Marissa R. Duarte

Marissa Duarte was born on May 5, 2005 in Norfolk, Virginia.  It is with great sadness that the family of Marissa Duarte announce that she received her special angel wings unexpectedly on November 10, 2018 at the age of 13 while surrounded by her family and friends. Marissa will be sadly missed by her parents Alvaro and Jill Duarte, her Aunts Tracey Canchon, Nancy Johnson, and Moira Jacobsen, her Uncles Jaime Johnson, Charlie Duarte, Fernando…...

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Mary Lou Norris

Mary Lou Norris, 87, of Norfolk, made her heavenly transition on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 and will be truly missed but also remembered by so many. Mary was born to the late John Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Snead on September 7, 1931 in Greenville, South Carolina.  She was one of four siblings, Charles Henry (deceased), John Patrick (deceased) and Pasty Ann. In her earlier days, Mama was a dedicated and loving caretaker to many including small children.…...

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McKinley Morgan

McKinley Morgan, 58, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, August 24, 1960, to the late Mercury Morgan, Sr. and Lois Morgan (formerly Simmons). He was predeceased by his spouse, Velton Skinner. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Bessie-Mae Hucks (James Henry Hucks, Sr.) of Portsmouth, VA, and Theresa Jones (Eddie Jones) of Portsmouth, VA. Survivors include his two daughters, Tamera White and Mareisha White, and four grandchildren…...

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Robert L. Walker

Robert Lee Walker was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born July 22, 19 51 to the late Maggie McCarthy and John Walker in North Carolina. Robert later moved to Portsmouth and joined the United States Army. After attending Tidewater Community College he was employed with Newport News Shipyard and Brown’s Carpet. He later found his true calling and became a self employed painter. Robert leaves to cherish his memory: a son, Monte’ Moss of…...

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Shirley Mae Hunter

Shirley Mae Hunter passed away on November 18, 2018. She was born in Norfolk County to the late Charles Bland and Mary Sutton. Shirley was faithful wife, mother, and shared her love of of life with numerous family and friends. Shirley was a Teacher’s Aide in special education for the City of Chesapeake Public Schools. She is survived by her daughters, Andra (Rodney) Jiggetts, Antonia (James) Reap, and Ashka (Hunter) Everette. She is survived by…...

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Catherine Virginia Holley

Catherine Virginia Holley November 17, 2018....

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Terri Denise Stewart

Terri was born on March 12, 1966 in Norfolk, Va. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Terri entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2018. She was surrounded and supported by her family and friends during the last days of her life. She is predeceased by her father James Langley and her mother Katie M. Futrell. Terri accepted Christ in her life at…...

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James Lewis Walker

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, our bright shining star departed his home to reunite with Heavenly Father at 4:30pm from Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC. This handsome young man James Lewis Walker (BKA) “Bro Bro” was born in Norfolk, VA on September 23, 1956 to Barbara Lee (Walker) Lassiter and the late James L. Walker. James L. Walker graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and joined the United States Marine Corps where he dedicated the next 20 years before he retired. After retirement, James received his…...

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Shirley Anne Curtis

Shirley Anne Case Curtis, 80, Norfolk, Virginia, departed this life November 17th, 2018.  Born June 23, 1938, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Goldie Snowden, North Carolina/Virginia; and Charles Davenport, Norfolk, Virginia.  She attended the public schools of Norfolk, Virginia, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School.  Shirley was a faithful, 65-year member of Bethel Baptist Church, 1234 Reservoir Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia, where she served on numerous church committees and boards, including the Women’s Auxiliary…...

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Anthony D. Wells

Anthony D. Wells passed away November 16, 2018....

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Alvin Bernard Butts, Sr.

Alvin Bernard Butts, Sr. passed away November 16, 2018....

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