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Sarah L. Hamlin

Sarah Lee McClenon Hamlin was born to the late Ruth McClenon in Norfolk, Virginia, on December 11, 1929. She lived an abundantly blessed life of ninety-one years. Sarah transitioned peacefully on December 24, 2020. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She also attended “Little State,” which is now known as Norfolk State University, for two years. Sarah remained active in the Norfolk community for many years. She served as an Officer of Elections…...

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Michael Bennett, Jr.

On December 22, 2020, Michael Bennett, Jr suddenly passed away. He was born on the 22nd day of November, in the year of 1977 in Newark, New Jersey, where he spent half of his life before moving with his family to reside in Virginia in 1990. Michael attended Peshine Avenue School in Newark, New Jersey. After moving to Virginia, he attended Bayside Middle School, Bayside High School and to the Marine Institute in Norfolk, VA,…...

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Bernice P. DeBroux

Bernice P. DeBroux passed away on December 25, 2020....

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Vera Harris Stephens Bass

Vera Harris Stephens Bass passed away on December 23, 2020....

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Larry D. Stokes

Larry D. Stokes passed away on December 20, 2020....

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Willie S. Dixon

Willie S. Dixon passed away on December 25, 2020....

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Viola M. Bandy

Viola M. Bandy passed away on December 22, 2020....

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Larry L. White

Larry L. White passed away on December 14, 2020....

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Glenn D. Martin, Sr.

Glenn David Martin, Sr. was born July 16, 1958 in Staten Island New York. He was the youngest of seven children to John H. Martin Sr. of Edenton, North Carolina and Anna M. Richardson of Petersburg, Virginia. Upon graduation from high school, Glenn met and married his first wife Ella Vaught. Their union was blessed with three beautiful daughters. He joined the Navy as a Boiler Technician, which led to his engineering career with the…...

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Reva Rosa Lee Lambert

Reva Rose Lee Lambert was born on March 7, 1922, in Norfolk County, Virginia to the late George Myers and Eva Armstrong.  She departed this life on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital. She was married to Ross Lambert Sr. on May 15, 1944. Reva accepted the Lord as her Savior and attended Abundant Life Christian Church for over 30 years. She worked at Norfolk, Virginia’s voting pole and was privileged…...

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Doris Beasley Wright

Doris Beasley Wright, 93, died at home Wednesday, December 23, 2020. She was born October 3, 1927 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Samuel and Emily Williams Beasley. While in Elizabeth City, Doris attended public schools and Corner Stone Baptist Church. In 1956 she married Junius Wright (deceased), moved to Portsmouth, VA and joined Third Baptist Church. In her church and in her community, she was active in a variety of ministries. Her life…...

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Marilyn R. Stepney Watson

MARILYN RENNETT STEPNEY WATSON Today we celebrate the life of our beloved Marilyn, affectionately called Rennett by her family. Marilyn Rennett Stepney Watson was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on June 21, 1958, to the late Sylvester Stepney Jr. and Vivian Barnes Stepney. Marilyn made her peaceful transition from earthly labor to heavenly rest on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at INOVA Hospital, Leesburg, VA, after a rapid decline in health. Marilyn received her early education in…...

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Daisy M. Allen

Daisy M. Allen passed away on December 22, 2020....

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Justin A. Smith

Justin A. Smith passed away on December 22, 2018....

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Joseph Ernest Dowling, Jr.

Joseph Ernest Dowling, Jr. passed away on December 19, 2020....

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Mable Patricia Vandora Wilson

On Friday, December 18, 2020, God said, “No more pain, No more suffering, No more fighting; it’s time to come home, my child!” And so, she went to her Father’s eternal home. Mable Patricia Vandora Brock Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, January 28, 1945 to the late T. Sgt. Garfield and Alice E. Brooks.  She was the oldest of six children.  Her beloved siblings affectionately called her “Pat.” She was educated in…...

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Barbara Jean Harrell

Barbara Jean Harrell was born May 12, 1950 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Emma Lee Harrell and William R. Pulley Sr. Barbara Jean lived in Crestwood area of Chesapeake, Va. as well as Tidewater Park then in Norfolk, Va. She was known as “Candy Lady” on Holt Street(1062 Holt Street to be exact.) Barbara Jean work for as well as Retired from Norfolk Public School as a Custodian. Her last known school was Chesterfield…...

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Virginia McDonald

Virginia McDonald passed away on December 20, 2020....

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Rickey Lee Wilson, Sr.

Rickey Lee Wilson, Sr. passed away on December 18, 2020....

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Kenneth Livingston Williams

Obituary “Amazing grace shall always be my song of praise…For it was grace that brought my Liberty… I’ll never know just why he came to love me so…He looked beyond my faults and saw all my needs…I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary…To view the cross where Jesus died for me… How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul…He looked beyond my faults and saw all my needs.” The Beginning On June 13,…...

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Elizabeth B. White

Elizabeth B. White passed away on December 21, 2020....

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Arlethia Jones White

Arlethia Jones White passed away on December 17, 2020....

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James Cleo Chapman

James Cleo Chapman, 65, “CJ”, passed away on December 18, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Gat and Valene Moore Chapman; brothers, Richard and Bobby Moore and his sisters, Deloris Scott, Vanessa Sessoms and Willie Bee Chapman. James leaves to cherish his memories his son, Calvin Bailey (Nicole); five sisters, Diane Uzzle, BettyRuth Holloway, and Sheryl, Elaine and Marquita Chapman; granddaughter, Brittany Crank (Willie) and a host of other relatives and friends....

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Lillie M. Edwards

Lillie M. Edwards passed away on December 19, 2020....

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James A. Henderson

In the early morning of December 19, 2020, James “Hendue” Arnez Henderson entered into eternal peace and rest at Sentara, Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA.  James was born on June 8, 1941 in Jackson, GA to the late Lois Womack. He completed his education within the Jackson School System and graduated from Henderson High. After graduation, James joined the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, he served in Vietnam and was…...

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George Parker, Jr.

George Parker, Jr. of the 3000 block of Bell Street, transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on December 11, 2020.  George was born on May 24, 1944, the second oldest of five, to the late George Parker, Sr. and Anna May Hill of Norfolk, Virginia.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Granby High School.  In addition to being a solid student, George was credited with being the first African American student to play in…...

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Chris Mengoulis

Chris Mengoulis passed away on November 24, 2020....

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Bettie L. Alston

Bettie L. Alston, 60, was born October 6, 1960.  She passed away on December 17, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General.  Bettie worked at Chesapeake Health and Rehab Center for 21years she was loved by co-workers, patients, family and friends.  She was a missionary at The Way of Truth Church of God & Christ for 11years, and church mother at The Way of New Life Church of God & Christ until she passed. Bettie was preceded…...

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Calvin Marty Hinton

On December 11, 1956 Calvin Marty Hinton was born to Cedric L. Warren and Mattie Lee Hinton in Chesapeake, Virginia. As a child he overcame a life debilitating car accident which left him having to re-learn how to walk, talk, eat, and do basic tasks. By the grace of God Calvin exceeded the expectations of the many doctors responsible in his care. He graduated from Oscar Smith High school. He then went on to attend…...

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Dianashia M. Vaughan

Dianashia M. Vaughan passed away on December 15, 2020....

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Iris L. Byrd

Iris L. Byrd passed away on December 16, 2020....

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Shirley Alston Vick

Shirley Alston Vick passed away on December 16, 2020....

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Diana Yvonne Eason

Diana Yvonne Riddick Eason, affectionately known as “Diane” was called home by her heavenly Father on the morning of December 15, 2020 while at her home in Chesapeake, Virginia. Diana was born on August 1, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia to William and Norma Riddick, Sr., who preceded her in death. Diana along with her parents and siblings moved to Chesapeake, Virginia. She attended Chesapeake Public Schools and graduated from Deep Creek High School.  She later…...

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Latania Jeanetta Thompkins

Latania Jeanetta Thompkins passed away on November 24, 2020....

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Eldred E. Riddick

Eldred E. Riddick passed away December 15, 2020....

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Kevin A. Brickhouse

Kevin Alan Brickhouse was born December 30, 1965 and transitioned on December 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Shelton G. Brickhouse and his beloved sister, Cassandra “Cassie” Brickhouse Watson.  He is survived by his mother, Ester P. Brickhouse. Three sisters, Dr. Karen Adepoju (Abayomi) CA; Angela Dillard, VA; and Melonee Motley, VA. One brother, Andre Brickhouse (Katrina) MD. He leaves three nephews to cherish his memories, Adam Haizlip (Dr. Breyan) WA;…...

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George Lawson, Jr.

George Lawson, Jr. passed away on December 12, 2020....

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Anita Michele Morgan-Williams

Anita Michele Morgan–Williams, 60, Beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, aunt, cousin and mighty woman of God peacefully transitioned from life to glory on Monday, December 14, 2020, in the comfort of her home in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was the youngest child of the late Chief Robert Lee and Rosetta D. (McNeely) Morgan of Portsmouth, Virginia, born on January 1, 1960.   Anita surrendered her life to the Lord on September 27, 1998, as a member of Holy…...

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Brenda C. Bennett

Brenda Carol Bennett was born to the late Willie J. Hannah Sr. and Gladys M. Bennett on September 11, 1949. She went home to celebrate with CHRIST Friday; December 11, 2020. Born and raised in the Berkley section of Norfolk, Va., Brenda Bennett  graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended Norfolk State University with an education in Early Childhood Development. Brenda accepted CHRIST at an early age as she was a member of Rising Sun Baptist Church under the leadership of…...

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Evangeline R. Gambrell

Evangeline Rosetta Rhem Gambrell (77), of Norfolk, Virginia, also known as “Van”, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was born in New Bern, North Carolina on March 16, 1943 to James Arthur Rhem and Eleanora Sessoms (both deceased). Van attended Lindenwood Elementary School, David G. Jacox Middle School, as well as Booker T. Washington High School, all located in Norfolk, Virginia. Evangeline was first employed at Bon…...

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Rudolph L. Sutton

Rudolph Luther Sutton, age 91, died at home in Chesapeake, Virginia on December 16, 2020. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania most of his childhood, attending public school and college there. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the oldest pharmacy school in the country, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now USciences), he practiced Pharmacy for thirteen years and later received his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Tulane University. Thereafter, he worked at…...

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Barbara L. Spencer

Barbara L. Spencer passed away on December 14, 2020....

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Philip A. Thomas

Philip Aundry Thomas, beloved son, husband and father was the last of five children born to Laura Ellis-Thomas and the late Charles Lee Thomas. Philip was born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 11, 1977 and spent most of his childhood in Sprague, Alabama where he enjoyed playing football and basketball. He was educated at Pintlala Elementary and Montgomery County High Schools. Philip joined the Navy on October 19, 1996 at the age of 19 and…...

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Theresa Yvette Gill

Theresa Yvette Gill passed away December 15, 2020....

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Rita Ann Taylor

Rita Ann Taylor passed away on December 13, 2020....

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Leon Marshall

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, our beloved, Leon Marshall (61) entered into his eternal rest. Son of the late Rubie Lee and Autry Marshall, was born on September 26, 1959 in Warrenton, North Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Adrain Kelvin Marshall. Leon graduated from Maury High School in 1978 where he excelled in Track and Field.  He created a successful career in Sales, Shoe Shining and Hospitality.  He grew up in…...

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Sharon Francis Wilson

Sharon Francis Wilson born February 7, 1962 along side twin Cheryl McMillon to late, Leomia Smith Payne in Norfolk, VA. Sharon Wilson attended Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, VA. She worked at The Pickle Factor, Shop & Go, and Feather -n- Fin. She was a faithful volunteer at St. Helena Elementary school in Berkley, VA. Sharon was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, under the late Bishop William Darryl Scott Sr. Where she served…...

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Robinette Regina Morgan

Robinette Regina Morgan of Chesapeake, VA peacefully went home to be with our heavenly father on December 13,2020. She was born the 5 th Child to the late Doris Virginia Lewis and Robert Harris on September 25, 1959 in Richmond, VA. Robinette grew up on O Street in the Churchill section of Richmond, VA and attended Richmond Public Schools. On April 18, 1976 Robinette met Timothy Morgan on Easter Sunday. On September 2 , 1978…...

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Venita D. McClain

Venita D. McClain passed away on December 13, 2020....

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Catherine Elizabeth Kersey

Catherine Elizabeth Kersey passed away on December 11, 2020....

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