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Sidney Darnell Whitehead

Search me, O God, and know my Heart, try me, and know my thoughts! –Psalms 139:23 Sidney Darnell Whitehead was born on November 30, 1950, in Portsmouth, VA., to the late Richard and Bessie E. Whitehead. He was one of eight children born to their union. He attended the Portsmouth Public school system. With time spent in the U. S. Air Force as a Sargent, he was honorable discharged. He attended Norfolk State University night courses…...

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Yolanda DeLeon

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Nora Lee Goodman

Mrs. Goodman was called home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2023. She was born to Shirley Mae Porter-Barrett and Cora on February 02, 1955. Nora was from Franklin, VA but a residence of Portsmouth, VA. She was a loving mother of two, Joshlyn Goodman-Whitehead (Yvette) of Portsmouth, VA and Alburt Goodman III (Man) of Houston, TX; grandmother to Dontario T. Goodman of Chesapeake, VA; Donnisha T. Goodman of Portsmouth, VA and Joshlyn…...

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William C. Wiggins, Sr.

William C. Wiggins Sr. best known as Winkey the Hitman was born to the late Florence Taylor & Henton Wiggins on July 31, 1944, in Stony Creek, Virginia. He was 1 out of 14 children and was predeceased by siblings, Arthur, James, Prince, Robert, Junious Wiggins, Paige Cameron, Annie Wright, Beulah Jackson, Gladys Wiggins, Rosa Wiggins and Florence Freeman he is survived by his loving sister Flossie Wyatt, and loving Brother Earkard Wiggins. On Weds,…...

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Craig Dalton Boone

On October 8, 2023, our beloved Craig Dalton Boone, fondly called “Bread,” bid farewell to this world in Hampton, Virginia. Born on July 9, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Craig’s enduring legacy will always reside in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him. Craig was a pillar of his community, dedicating over three decades of his life to his craft as a barber. He worked magic, not just with clippers and scissors, but…...

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Delores Mickle

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George Franklin Williams

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Tyrone E. Whitley

Tyrone E. Whitley began this life on December 13, 1947 in Portsmouth, VA. He was the third of six children born to the late Arlethia and Arthur Whitley.  He was educated in the Portsmouth School System and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School, Class of 1967.   In 1969, Tyrone enlisted in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran where he received his Purple Heart in 1970. Following his distinguished military career, he continued…...

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Sharon L. Butcher

In the quiet embrace of Virginia Beach, a soul adorned with grace and tenderness departed from this earthly realm. Sharon Loiuse Riddick Butcher, a celestial presence among us, transcended to the ethereal plane on September 30, 2023, at the age of 66. Born on a midsummer’s day in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late William Riddick and Lu Ellen(Chandler) Riddick on June 24, 1957, she graced the world with her luminous spirit.Sharon, a nurse of extraordinary…...

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Odessa G. Johnson

Mrs. Odessa Grasty Johnson, daughter of the late William W. Grasty and Viola F. Grasty was born on August 4th 1928, in Philadelphia, PA. She was formally educated in the Philadelphia Public School system and was a graduate of West Virginia State University. Odessa was a retired teacher from the Norfolk Public School system. She continued to teach and mentor long after her retirement. Odessa was a strong advocate of education and willing to assist any…...

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Equaw Harris, Jr.

Equaw Harris, Jr., affectionately known as Poochie, found heavenly peace and rest on October 10, 2023.  As he passed, he was surrounded by friends and loved ones of both heaven and earth. He gained his heavenly wings, cradled in the arms of an angel as he gave the gift of life to many others through organ and tissue donations. Equaw was born May 24, 1957 to Equaw Harris Sr. and Vilma Harris. He was educated…...

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Mable Edmonds Carney Scott

On October 5, 2023 God dispatched His Angel to welcome His precious saint Mable Edmonds Scott, to her eternal resting place. She was born September 18, 1928 to her parents the late Mr, James and Pearline Edmonds. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Elder Wilford Scott; her son, Eugene Carney Jr.; grandson, Tevis Ellis; her five brothers, Randolph St. Clair Edmonds Woodley Edmonds, William Ellsworth Edmonds, Alexander Edmonds, Thornton Edmonds; her three…...

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Lorenzo Wydell Manley

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in Him will I trust.”  Psalm 91:1-2 Lorenzo “Wydell” Manley, affectionately known as Daddy, PaPa, and Superhero by his children and grandchildren transitioned from his earthly tabernacle on Monday, October 9, 2023, at his home. He was the oldest of six…...

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Linwood B. Sawyer, Sr.

Linwood Bernard Sawyer, Sr., affectionately known as “Dirty Red”, “Red Man”, based on where in life you knew him, was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He was the youngest son of the late Lawrence P. Sawyer, Sr. and Florence Copeland Sawyer. He peacefully departed this earthly life on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Bernard grew up in the Zion Bethel Congregational Christian Church under the Pastoralship of his grandparents, the late Rev. Joseph H. and Ethel…...

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Danny Dwight Pace

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Garney Mae Parker

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Garney Mae Parker, a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend, was summoned to her Heavenly home. The oldest of her siblings, she was born on May 6, 1942, to the late Garney Lee, Sr. and Lucille Parker in Portsmouth, Virginia. Garney Mae worked for the United States Postal Service for 19 years in New York and Virginia. She attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY,…...

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Shirley Mae Etheridge Parham

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James William Hunter

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Ernest Whitehurst

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Sheila Denise Lee

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Henry Willie McDaniel

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Herbert Grice, Jr.

Herbert Grice, Jr., son of late Herbert and Nellie Grice was born October 1, 1937 in Dothan Alabama. Herbert was the oldest child of six children. He was raised in a Christian home and graduated from Carver High School. As a young adult, he was a member of the Church of God in Christ where he served as a junior deacon. Shortly after high school, he joined the United States Army as an infantry soldier.…...

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Theresa Mae Loftin

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Thomas Lee Burt, Jr.

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Walter Lee Silvers

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Kimberly Ann Byas

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Elvira Davis

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Edna H. Augustus

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Charlie Parker, Sr.

Charlie Parker, Sr. transitioned to heaven peacefully on October 2, 2023. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 53 years Alice, three daughters Sandra Jean Parker, Alfreda Quick and Charlene Morring (Brent Morring) and one son, Charlie Parker, Jr. Charlie was born in Southampton County Virginia to the late Benjamin Parker & Hattie Sykes Parker. Charlie was always a hard worker and during his time on earth he proudly served in the…...

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Cecil T. Davis, Jr.

Brother Cecil Toussaint Davis, Jr. peacefully departed this life in his home on the evening of Saturday, September 30, 2023. He was the eldest son to the late Cecil T. Davis, Sr., and Helen Louise (Jones) Davis, born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 28, 1950. He was predeceased by one brother, Angelo Davis, and sister, Kathleen Malone. Cecil was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools (Crestwood). He was a biology major and member of the Fraternal…...

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Autuan Christopher Edwards

In Loving Memory of Autuan Edwards Autuan Christopher Edwards, a cherished son, brother, uncle, and friend, peacefully departed from this life on Monday, October 2, 2023. He was born on May 17, 1982, in Baltimore, Maryland, to his loving parents, Willie Edwards and Alice Edwards. Autuan’s journey through life was characterized by resilience and commitment to those he held dear. Autuan received his early education in Norfolk, culminating in his graduation from Norview High School.…...

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Robert Walter Beale

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Betty Lou Howard

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Darleen Regina Moss

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Patricia M. Bell

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Jessie Anthony Barnes, Sr.

Jessie A. Barnes, Sr. affectionately known as “Buddy” was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.  Jessie was born on September 23, 1955 to the late Jesse Barnes, Jr. and Ernestine Fenner Barnes. He graduated from Cradock High School in the class of 1973.  Immediately upon graduation, Jessie enrolled in the apprenticeship program at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia.  While employed as a shipfitter and inspector, Jessie was able to…...

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Robert Randolph Jones

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Gladys Louise Wynn

Gladys Louise Hubbard Wynn departed this life on Saturday, September 23, 2023, while at home with the love and comfort of her family. Gladys was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, godmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was born on November 30, 1940, in South Hill, VA, to the late Curkley and Sophia Hubbard. When Gladys was the tender age of 3, her family home was hit by a tornado. The house and family members were scattered in…...

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William Darrell Burch

On Monday, September 25, 2023 the Heavenly Gates opened to welcome our precious son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, William Darrell Burch, affectionately known as “Burch”. William was born in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, June 5, 1969 to William N. Burch and Eunice E. Burch. William was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He was a member of the 1988 graduating class of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School. He furthered his education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where he obtained a…...

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Grace Rita Morris

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Victor Cleveland Bankston

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Fostina D. Ellis

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Melvin “Lil Melvin” Cox

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Joseph Wesley Sykes

Joseph Wesley Sykes, “Joe” was born on July 4th, 1939, and on September 24th, 2023, at the age of 84, he was called home to be with our Heavenly Father. Joe was a native of Norfolk, VA and the son of the late Joseph Cale and Erma Brown. He was a diligent and tireless worker. In his young professional career, he worked as supervisor at Giant Open Air Market’s flagship supermarket store that was located…...

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John Lee Austin

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Robert E. Gaynor

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Robert H. Copeland

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William “Houdini” Johnson

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Raymond M. Burgess

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Wilhelmenia Annie Lewis

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