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Gregory Eugene Selfridge

We would like to take the time to thank all who has shown their love, support and words of comfort to our family during our time of bereavement after losing our beloved Gregory E Selfridge aka Boo-Boo. We have decided since we are still facing issues w/ the pandemic and other issues not to have a home going service at this time, however we do intend to memorialize & celebrate his life as a unit…...

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Reginald Lee Whitaker

Reginald Lee Whitaker departed this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. He was born in Norfolk, VA to Fred R. Roundtree and the late Eula Mae Whitaker. He was known to many by “Crip” or “Reggie.” His favorite football team was the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the family DJ and the first person on the dance floor. He enjoyed going to shoot pool and joining tournaments. Reggie had a special talent. He was a great…...

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Damien Lorenzo Womack

Damien Lorenzo Womack passed away on March 18, 2021....

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Donell Small, Sr.

Donell Small, Sr. was born January 15, 1969 in Norfolk, Va to Dorothy Heard and Linard Small.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools and worked various construction/warehouse jobs. He was part owner of People’s Choice Property Preservation and at the time of his passing he was employed by OS4Labor at California College Warehouse. Donell was always the life of the party and met no strangers.  He was an avid sportsman that loved to fish and hunt. …...

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Joseph Lamont Thatch

Joseph L. Thatch, son of Stanley Thatch and Juritus Scott Thatch, was born on March 7, 1967, in Norfolk, Virginia. Our beloved Joseph, affectionately known as “Joe-Joe” to family and friends, transitioned on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Harrisonburg, VA, where he had relocated. Joseph was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. He received his secondary education in Norfolk Public Schools. Joe was a hard worker and a self-proclaimed grill master. Joe-Joe was kind-hearted and…...

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Venisha Michelle Gill

Venisha Michelle Gill, 52, of the 800 block of Bancker Road, passed peacefully March 16, 2021. She leaves behind her loving parents, Martin L. Gill and Patricia Ann Gill of Norfolk, VA. Venisha was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Gilbert Gill, Jr. and Alice Gill of Norfolk, VA and her maternal grandfather, Henry (T-Baby) Wilson of Norfolk, VA. Venisha was a graduate of Norview High School. She had a heart of gold; she would never…...

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Joyce B. Murden

Joyce Bonita Murden went home to be with the Lord, March 17, 2021. She was born November 5, 1943 to the late William and Ethel Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Murden, Sr.; brothers, Robert Thomas, William Thomas, Charlie Thomas and San Juan Thomas. Joyce grew up in the Lamberts Point neighborhood of Norfolk. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and retired from Sears Roebuck and Company at the…...

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Gene Mitchell Moore

Gene “Mitchell” Moore G. Mitchell Moore was the beloved son of Gene and Vivian Moore. Mitchell was born on April 17, 1987, in Norfolk, Virginia. Family and friends affectionately knew him as “Mitch.” On March 15, 2021, Mitchell, 33, departed this life at his home in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the beloved father of Genayla M. Moore and brother of Krystal L. Moore. Mitchell was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alfred & Julia…...

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Calvin Coolidge Majette, III

Calvin Coolidge Majette, III passed away on March 13, 2021....

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Rosalyn D. Runnels

Rosalyn D. Runnels passed away on March 17, 2021....

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Luchana Avedon Jones

Luchana Avedon Jones passed away on March 16, 2021....

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Hubert A. Jason

Hubert Alan Jason was born on May 5, 1956 in Freeport, New York to the late William H. Herring and the late Odessa May Jason.  The Lord called Hubert home on Monday, March 15, 2021. Hubert served in the United States Navy for 22 ½ years.  He served 17 years as a Barber and 10 years as a Navy Recruiter Canvaser.  While serving in the Military, he received the following: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Joint…...

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Sandra Fae Harris

Sandra Fae Harris was born on September 17, 1956 in Dallas, TX to Julius Minor and Ocie Louise Minor. She was laid to rest on March 15, 2021 but will always be remembered by the loved she continuously spread throughout her family, friends, and community. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; her mother, Ocie Louise Minor; her sisters, Deborah Minor (Michael), Barbara Cooperwood (Labaron), and Wanda Minor; 7 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces…...

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Rolister Anthony Jones

Our precious Rolister Anthony Jones was born February 17, 1928 in Scotland Neck, NC.   She was the fourth of seven children born to the late Percy Sr. and Mary Anthony.  She fell asleep in death on March 14, 2021 peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by five of her siblings: Odell Augborn and husband Willie, Percy Anthony Jr., Clarence Anthony, James Anthony and wife Velma and Forris Anthony. Rolister, affectionately known to…...

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Gene D. Brown

Gene D. Brown, 90, of Portsmouth, Virginia peacefully came to rest on March 9, 2021. Gene is predeceased by his parents and  two sons, Gene Brown, Jr. and Daniel Brown (Lucille). He is survived by his sisters and brothers; his son, Carlton Brown; daughter, Fancicia Brown; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many other loved ones....

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Willie Kennedy, Sr.

On March 9, 2021, Willie L. Kennedy passed away peacefully. Willie L. Kennedy was born on July 2, I942 to the late Willie Kennedy Sr., and the late Rosa Lee Boyce Kennedy. He was the second oldest of nine children. As a young adult he joined the Morris Chapel Baptist Church. As an adult, he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida and lived with extended family. After living in Florida for a long period of time,…...

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James R. Lundy, Sr.

James R. Lundy, Sr., 82, went peacefully to be with the Lord early Monday morning, March 15, 2021. He was born on March 3, 1939 in n New York, NY.  He is the first borne son of James Matthew Lundy and Virginia Birdie Johnson. He graduated from Morris High School, Bronx, NY. He continued his education at North Carolina A&T State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a BS…...

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Jean Deloris Brown

At 3:18 p.m. on March 12, 2021 the Angels escorted Jean Deloris Brown into heaven to receive her heavenly wings. Jean Brown was born in Norfolk County on December 22, 1945 to the late John Lee Wilkins and Sadie Lee Brown. She was raised by Lucy Davis. Her Spiritual Mom Madgie White was always there for spiritual guidance. She was educated in the Chesapeake and Norfolk school system. Jean accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord…...

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Glenn Rondell Lee

Glenn Rondell Lee was born March 6, 1963 and received his wings on March 12, 2021. A native of Chesapeake Virginia, he was the son of Elsie P. Lee (Chesapeake, Va.), and the late John M. Lee, the son-in-law of the late Elsie Marie Russel and Wilbert Lee Russel (Delaware), the brother of the late Karen Alesia Lee, and the nephew of the late Maurice Perkins. Glenn was a graduate of Deep Creek High School,…...

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Carol A. Wallace

On Saturday December 29,1951, Carol Ann Wallace was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Willie Wallace and Thelma Wallace. It was on the night of March 9, 2021 that Carol Ann Wallace (69) gained her heavenly crown, surrounded by her loving children at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA.    As a devoted Christian, Carol loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing the goodness of God to all she encountered.  She never hesitated to…...

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Earnestine Lee

On March 13, 2021, Earnestine Lee, our beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend departed this life to be with her Lord. Earnestine was born on July 29, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Elnora Lee and Elwood Blow. She attended Portsmouth Public Schools and proudly graduated from I. C. Norcom High School in 1961. Earnestine earned her Associate’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Thomas Nelson Community College and…...

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Esther Mae Knight

ESTHER M. KNIGHT was born in Norfolk, VA on June 24, 1935 to Parents:(deceased) James Barnes and Ruth Barnes. Esther M. Knight was mother to Evangeline M. Caspers, Nathaniel Knight, (deceased) Gloria J. Kareem, Brenda Sumblin, Freda Lewis, (deceased) Roger Knight, Darnell Knight, Douglas Knight, Purcell Knight, and Sabrina Knight. Where she raised her children with her (deceased) husband Nathaniel Knight Jr. Esther is survived by siblings, Vashti Barnes and Kimpa Barnes. Esther worked as…...

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Lill Renee Outlaw

Lill Renee’ Outlaw, born December 27, 1959, was the fifth child born to Joe Henry Jordan Jr. and Lillie Van Jordan in Newport News, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Joe Herbert Jordan, and sister, Sharon Evans. Renee’ was married to her best friend and caregiver, David Outlaw. He was a loving and attentive husband. She was a loving mother to her one and only son Damian R. Amos of Portsmouth,…...

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Constance Williams

Deaconess Constance Lopez Crenshaw Williams slipped peacefully away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Pelican Health Care Facility, where she resided for almost 2 years.  She was born on April 9, 1932 in Norfolk, VA to the late Melvin and Mary Crenshaw.  She was also predeceased by her brother, Alvert Crenshaw and her sister Gustava Patterson and her husband Garrett Williams. Deaconess Constance a native of Norfolk, Virginia school district and graduated from Booker T.…...

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Lillie Mae Parker

Lillie Mae Parker slipped peacefully away to her eternal rest on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She was born July 6, 1948 into the family of the late James Hugh and Lina Sue Britt. Lillie was a native of Southampton County, VA. She obtained her early education in Severn, NC. She accepted Christ as her Savior and Joined First Baptist Church of Severn, NC. The family later relocated to Portsmouth, VA. She was a graduate of…...

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Evelyn Stephenson Pope Warren

Evelyn’s Blessed Life In Evelyn, the Light of the LORD Shines Bright! On March 10, 2021, our hearts were broken as the ancestors rejoiced when our beloved Evelyn Stephenson Pope Warren received her gift of eternal life.  Born as Evelyn Lee Stephenson, she was first of ten children created by the union of their proud parents, the late Hugh and Sarah Hill Stephenson. Evelyn was born in Pendleton, North Carolina, North Hampton County, on July 7, 1931.  At an early age, Evelyn accepted Jesus Christ as her LORD…...

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Sherman Lewis Herring

“I sought the Lord; he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.” Sherman Lewis Herring born to the late Cleo Bennett on July 23, 1947. He attended Norfolk Public School. In 1965, he joined the United States Army and was a paratrooper. Sherman loved his family and would often tell stories about him traveling and the many jobs he had. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Herring; and mother, Cleo…...

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Sylvia Wesby

On Monday, March 8, 2021, Deaconess Sylvia Wesby was called home to her heavenly father’s side and entered into eternal rest at Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, VA.  She was born March 13, 1941 to George and Fannie O. Haskins in Norfolk, VA.  Growing up in Norfolk, Sylvia attended public school and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She later worked for the City Public Schools and then started her career going to…...

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Carl E. Bishop

On Sunday evening the 7th day of March 2021, the Almighty God dispatched an angel to bring home the soul of our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and  friend; Carl Eugene Bishop. To the place which was prepared for him even before the foundation of the world. Carl was born December 25,1963.  He was predeceased by his father, Cleophus Bishop and niece Andrea Harris. Carl graduated from Norview High School and obtained his Associates…...

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Anthony Daye

Anthony Daye passed away on March 8, 2021....

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Joshua Atkins

Joshua Atkins passed away on March 8, 2021....

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Isaac Anthony Lee

Isaac Anthony Lee passed away on March 6, 2021....

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Doris E. Appleby

Doris E. Appleby passed away on March 8, 2021....

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Cora Elizabeth Felton

Cora Elizabeth Felton, 90, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2021 at her home in Norfolk, Virginia.  Cora was born to James and Alice Outlaw on December 31, 1930 in Edenton, North Carolina.  Cora was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James L. Outlaw, sisters, Matilda Outlaw, and Alice C. Rivers.  She was also preceded in death by Annie M. Roberts and Catherine Kyles who were reared as her sisters.  Cora…...

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Michael Briggs

The name Michael in Hebrew means: “Who is like God”. In the bible, St. Michael led the angels against the Army of Satan and became the patron saint of soldiers. Just food for thought. Michael Anthony Briggs was born in Philadelphia, PA where he was reared until his Jr. and High School years in Willingboro, NJ. He was an awesome baseball and basketball player. Michael was adventurous and wasn’t scared of anything. He loved nice…...

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Isiah Munden

Isiah Munden passed away on March 7, 2021....

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Shaunte P. Ward

On March 6, 2021, Shaunte Patrice Ward, 39, was called on to Glory by our Lord and Savior. She was born to Patricia Ward and Marvin Wright on December 15, 1981 in Portsmouth, VA. Shaunte was raised in Portsmouth, VA; she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and worked as a Home Health Care Aide in Portsmouth, VA. Shaunte was very outgoing, loved everyone and did not mind helping anyone. She loved life to the…...

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David Hyman, Jr.

David Hyman Jr., 68, passed away March 6th, 2021. He was born November 11, 1952 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late David and Deloris Hyman.  He worked most of his career in the grocery business as a Store Manager at various supermarkets until he decided to transition into route sales. His work ethic, drive and dedication allowed him to become self-employed by purchasing his own route. He applied this same drive in everything he did.…...

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Beatrice Croom

Beatrice Croom, 92, of Portsmouth, VA was gently ushered into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Beatrice was born to the late Elijah and Rebecca Hughes on February 5, 1929. She was one of ten children. Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Croom; sisters, Alverta Hunter, and Gladys Northan; brothers, Willie, John, James, Cleveland, Harrell, and Charlie Hughes. Beatrice married her husband, James Croom, a…...

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Joseph Lee Butler

Joseph Lee Butler passed away on March 4, 2021....

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Gail Victoria Dixon

GAIL VICTORIA DIXON was born October 22, 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Thelma W. Dixon and William Lee Dixon.  Gail was a resident of Norfolk and Chesapeake Virginia.  Gail attended Southeastern elementary school. She worked over 25 years and retired from the Louise Eggleston Center where she prepared and assorted items for various businesses for the local areas. Gail loved Michael Jackson, dancing, dolls, wearing beautiful jewelry especially bracelets, and rings.   Coloring was…...

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Deloris M. Deal

Deloris M. Deal passed away on March 5, 2021....

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Laura Marie Mitchell

Laura Marie Mitchell passed away on March 6, 2021....

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Roland Ridley, Jr,

Roland Ridley, Jr. passed away on March 6, 2021....

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Andrea Southall Bremby

On Sunday, March 07, 2021 Andrea “Pat” Southall Bremby passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family In Portsmouth Virginia. Pat was born on June 29, 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Leroy Southall and Mary Elizabeth Boone.  She was the youngest of four children, Vashti Josie and Barbara Jean Leach, (predeceased) and Gilbert (Dr. Crystal) (Gloria predeceased) Southall. Pat attended Portsmouth Public School System, I. C. Norcom High School.   She worked as a…...

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Carl Lewis Barnes

Carl L. Barnes, known as Jackie to family and friends, was born on June 25, 1935, in Key West, Florida, to the late Thomas and Vera Barnes.  He was the youngest of seven children. Deacon Barness served in the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge.  After his discharge, Carl resided in Norfolk, VA where he met and married the love of his life Catherine in 1959. received Christ as his Lord and Savior…...

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Jacqueline V. Edwards

God reached down with His fingertips of love and touched Jackye early Wednesday morning, March 3, 2021.  He whispered “ Well done my good and faithful servant, it’s time to come home. “  She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on April 23, 1953 to the late James and Josephine Vaughan. She was educated in the Portsmouth Public School system and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.  She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree from…...

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Brenda Louise Simon

Mrs. Brenda Louise Charlton Simon gained her heavenly wings in Suffolk, VA on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Mrs. Simon was born November 19,1957 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Eva Mae Charlton and Freddie Lee Charlton. Mrs. Simon (Bones, Boelegs) attended I.C Norcom High School earning her high school diploma and later attended Virginia Institute of Technology earning her degree in nursing. She spent 19 years of her life caring for the elderly which she loved dearly. Shen was the true substance of…...

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Dionce K. Bright

Dionce K. Bright passed away on March 3, 2021....

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DeJuan Javier Whatley “DJ”

Dejuan Javier Whatley known as (DJ) was born on October 23, 2003 to Tiffany D. Roberts of Norfolk, VA and Christopher Lawrence of Norfolk, Virginia. He departed his life on March 2, 2021. He was involved in recreational basketball in the community, as well as playing football in the neighborhood.  Dejuan also loved to read Anime’ books and hang out with his friends in his spare time. DJ loved sports, drawing, and music and wanted…...

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