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Corey Dion Roulack

A Time to Be Born … Corey Roulack was born June 27th, 1970 in Norfolk VA to Lloyd and Pearline Roulack. On Saturday July 7, 2018 God stretched forth his hand and called home our beloved into his Kingdom of eternal rest. Corey was known as Coe or Roulack by his close friends. He answered the lord’s summon by peacefully crossing over to exemplify my Sunday has come! He was preceded in death by his…...

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Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr.

On Friday, July 6, 2018, in the late evening at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the angel of death slipped into our midst and took the soul of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr. (Joe/Biggie) was born February 2, 1936 in Martin County, North Carolina to the late Lee and Viola Wiggins. He met and married Kathleen Battle Wiggins (deceased). He leaves to cherish his memory 3 sons- Raymond Wiggins, Jr.(Rokel), Alvin…...

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Paul L. Dowtin

Paul Dowtin was born May 30, 1931 in Lawrenceville, Virginia to the late Moses and Fannie Mae Dowtin. He was a member of ILA Local 1248 from 1972-1995. He was married to Shirley Dowtin who was a devoted wife for many years. Together they had five children, Myron, Marlyn, Paul Jr, Renee and Gary Dowtin. They adopted Raymond Times, Richard Sherrod and Princess Wiggins and Paul also was a loving father to Kenisha Baker (Myron…...

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Alvin Welborn

Alvin Welborn passed away July 5, 2018....

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Linwood Selby, Jr.

Linwood Selby, Jr. passed away July 7, 2018....

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Clydia G. Spencer

Clydia G. Spencer passed away July 8, 2018....

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Audrey Mae Sanderlin

Audrey Mae Sanderlin passed away July 3, 2018....

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Thelma D. Holley

Thelma D. Holley, 74, entered into the glory of the Lord peacefully Friday, July 6, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk Hospital surrounded by her loving children. She was born October 4, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Andrew and Bernice Privott. The eldest of 9 children, Thelma accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. Mother Thelma received her formal education through the Norfolk Public School System. She loved spending time with her family and carried a deep love for…...

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Robert Gamble

Robert Gamble passed away July 4, 2018....

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Jabre J. Crosby

Jabre J. Crosby passed away June 17, 2018....

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Clara V. Goodman

Clara V. Goodman, 94, passed away on July 5, 2018. Clara was born in Chowan-Edenton, NC to the late Queen and James Dillard. She is also predeceased by her husband Leon B., Yancy. Clara is survivor by two daughters, Ella King and Geraldine Henry, grandkids: Shelia Sawyer (Spencer), Leon Henry; great-grandchildren: Tony Spencer, Sean Spencer (Maryanne Abulon), Rochelle Spencer, Richard Sawyer, Wayne Spencer (I’Shell), Shere Sawyer (Leonard McCullough), Senora Sawyer, BJ Sawyer, Kam Henry, James…...

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Henry Earl O’Neal, Jr.

Henry Earl O’Neal, Jr. passed away July 2, 2018....

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Shirley L. Griffin

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Shirley Lucille Griffin was called from her earthly life to her heavenly reward. She was born December 23, 1943 in South Mills, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Maggie and Claude Sawyer; her brother, Horace Sawyer, Sr. and daughter, Letisha Griffin. Shirley leaves to cherish her precious memory her son, LeMonte Griffin; daughter, Towanda Griffin; siblings, Mary Rountree (Johnnie) of New Haven, CT, Delsie…...

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Julius Thorne

Julius Thorne passed away July 2, 2018....

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Lula Mae May

Lula Mae May, 81, of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully passed from this life into an eternal life in Heaven on Thursday, July 05, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was surrounded with prayers and love by her three beloved children. Lula was born in Americus Georgia on December 28, 1936 to the late Jack and Johnnie Mae Cooke. She received her education in public schools of Sumter County and A.S. Staley High School. While in high school, she met the love of…...

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Michael Dale Booker

Michael Dale Booker passed away July 1, 2018....

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Gardell Alexander Barge

Gardell Alex Barge was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 25, 1953 and was the second child of Judge Barge and Pearl Coleman Barge. He grew up in the Huntersville section of Norfolk where he enjoyed playing sports, fishing with friends and reading and collecting comic books. Alex graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1971 and went into the United States Navy where he was stationed in San Diego, California. Alex left the…...

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Walter Earl Sutton

Walter Earl Sutton passed away June 25 , 2018....

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Margaret L. Staton

Margaret L. Staton passed away July 2, 2018....

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Mable W. Knight

Mable Ernestine Wilkins Knight entered into her eternal rest on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:19 am in her home at 2077 S. Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA. Ernestine, as she was affectionately called, was born in Norfolk, VA on August 18, 1928. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University. She taught second grade in Virginia Beach Public Schools and retired after 30 years of…...

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Makeshia M. Anderson

On Friday, June 29, 2018, God called his precious angel home, Makeshia Monay Anderson was born on June 23, 1989 and was affectionately known in the community as “Beshie or Beshia”. As a young girl, Makeshia attended Portsmouth Public Schools. She was full of life, loved to dance and never forgot a face. Makeshia could make anyone laugh and was always the life of the party. She greeted you with hugs and kisses, and if…...

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My’King N. Omeer Wood

My King Nenhemiah Omeer Wood, also known as “Mama Tink” passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Kandi Wood. My’King was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) since birth. While being in there he was treated with tender loving care by his nurses and his mother who has also been there by his side every step of the way, everyday of the week. My’King knew…...

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Peggy Tappan

Peggy Tappan passed away June 26, 2018.  ...

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Elder Hershell P. Dunn, Jr.

Elder Hershell P. Dunn, Jr. passed away July 2, 2018....

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Sharon Moody Chaplin

Sharon Moody Chaplin passed away June 25, 2018....

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Lolita Escotto

Lolita Escotto passed away June 26, 2018....

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Rudolph V. Williams

On June 24, 2018, Rudolph V. Williams was called to his eternal home. Rudolph was born April 3, 1925 to the late Pearley E. Hamberry and Stewart R. Williams in Norfolk, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Williams; daughter, Shelia Speller; son-in-law, Roy Speller; granddaughter Sylvia Speller, and nine siblings, including two sisters and eight brothers, Pearlie E. Daniels, George Rogers, Curtis L. Williams, John H. Williams, Sr., Milton D. Spratley,…...

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Edna Carter

Edna Ray Carter (nicknamed Ray) entered in eternal rest on June 22, 2018. She was born April 3, 1932 to the late Matt and Odell Sledge. She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Bolling and Mildred Hunter; nephews, Ronald Bolling and Greg Sledge and a host of other relatives and friends. Edna was a generous and kind spirited woman. She displayed this love to everyone that she encountered. She believed firmly in “The Golden Rule”…...

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Nicole Powell-Cooke

Nicole Powell-Cooke passed away June 28, 2018....

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Andrew Hunter

Andrew Hunter, 85, passed away June 26, 2018.  He was born in Norfolk County to the late Walter Hunter and Mamie (Skyles) Hunter. Andrew was honorably discharged from the Army on October 1957.  He had an avid love of hunting, fishing and the country life.  He retired from Preston Trucking Company in 1995. His love and support for his family and friends was generous. He is survived by his wife Shirley Mae (Bland) Hunter; daughters…...

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Deundre L. Scott

On June 25, 2018 Deundre Lamar Scott was called home by God to eternal rest. Deundre was born in Greensboro, AL on March 13, 1987. He was a graduate of Tallwood High School and Tidewater Tech. To cherish his memory, he is survived by his parents, John and Jeanette Parker; his fiancé Kelli Marie Studivant; his sons, Keston Lamar Scott and Kyren Andre Scott; two brothers, John Parker, Jr. and Jonathon Rowser; two sisters, Zelanda…...

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Raymond Hunley

On June 25, 2018 Dr. Kinley in His infinite mercy and grace called home his son, Raymond Earl Hunley. He was affectionately known as Ray or Sonny. Much beloved by everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Hunley and Margaret Taylor. He leaves to mourn his wife, Jessie Hunley; two brothers, James Bradford and Edward Charles Bradford. His legacy continues through his children, Renee Walton (Clarence), Antonnia Hunley, Daryl McCall, Sheaun Harrell…...

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E-Lexus L. Dodd

E’lexus Lynnae Dodd is the daughter of Eric Gray Dodd and Earlice (Lisa) Roberts Dodd of Norfolk, VA. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 27, 1991. She became familiar with the gospel of Jesus Christ at an early age while living in Baltimore, MD and later accepted Jesus Christ at Calvary Revival in Norfolk, VA. E’lexus was a very compassionate young lady and had a smile which would light up any room…...

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Fannie Theresa Gaines

Fannie Theresa Gaines passed away June 27, 2018....

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Aja Sade Evans

Aja Sade Evans passed away June 24, 2018....

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Pheobe V. Gorham

Pheobe V. Gorham passed away June 24, 2018....

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Allen Smith Vann, Jr.

Allen Smith Vann, Jr. passed away June 21, 2018....

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James M. Goode

JAMES MICHAEL (DUCK) GOODE, USN Retired  On Thursday, June 21, 2018, our loving Father called his son James Michael Goode to eternal rest. “Duck”, as he was lovingly called by family and friends, was born March 16, 1954 in Norfolk and graduated from Maury High School.  Duck was preceded in death by his parents, Ennis and Pauline Goode, 2 sisters, Brenda Coleman and Carolyn Trotter, and 2 nieces, Tanya Clark and Sharra Lucas.  Duck leaves to cherish his memory:…...

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Jefferson A. Lawrence, Jr.

Jefferson Allen Lawrence, Jr., age 71, passed away at the US Veterans Hospital in Hampton, VA on June 25, 2018.  Jefferson was born on September 27, 1946 in the town Timmonsville, SC. He was the third child and the first son of Etta Mae Lawrence and Jefferson Allen Lawrence Sr. Jefferson known by family and friends as J.J or Jeff., attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church. He attended Timmonsville High School and after graduation he enlisted in the US Navy on…...

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Manuel Themea, Jr.

Manuel A. Thema, Jr. was born in Somerville, Massachusetts May 6, 1931. One of five children born to the late Manuel and Ethel Themea. He passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 87. Manuel AKA “Manny” was educated in the Cambridge Public School system. Manny was the beloved husband of Pauline E. Themea. He and Pauline were together for 40 wonderful and loving years. He enjoyed surprising Pauline with cruises…...

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Roscoe M. Watson, Jr.

On June 22, 2018, our beloved Roscoe McCoy Watson Jr., affectionately called “Scope” transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home with the “Lord.” Roscoe was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 15, 1943 to the late Roscoe and Bessie Watson. Roscoe was predeceased by his parents, one son Roscoe McCoy Watson III, one grandson Tyeis L.Ryland, his brother Clifton Watson and sister Linda Watson. Roscoe was reared and educated in Norfolk, Virginia. He…...

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Wilma B. Burrus

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 Wilma Burrus, 81, was called home to God. She was born January 26, 1937 to the late Fannie Artis and the late William Spruill in Capron, VA (Southampton County). Years later she came to the Berkley section of Norfolk, where her mother and stepfather , the late Herbert Jackson, Sr., raised her and two brothers, Herbert Jackson, Jr.(Kendra) and Roland Jackson. As time passed by, Wilma eventually grew up and had children of her own. She was…...

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Alice N. Kee

Alice N. Kee passed away June 21, 2018....

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Muriel Skinner

Muriel E. Blackwell Skinner passed away on June 15, 2018 at Autumn care of Portsmouth, VA.  Muriel was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Walter Blackwell and Marie Gwaltney Blackwell. She received her education at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Along with her parents she was predeceased by seven siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, James W. Skinner Sr.; two…...

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Siyolo Bennett

Siyolo Bennett passed away June 16, 2018....

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Elizabeth Fugate

Elizabeth Fugate passed away June 19, 2018....

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Isaac K. Gordon

Isaac Kenneth Gordon was born on May 15, 1981 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the union of Huey Pierce Gordon Sr. and Mosellar Marie Gordon who both preceded him in death.  Ike attended and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Specializing in Homeland Security from Saint Leo University.   Isaac joined the United States Navy in 2000 where he served his country and…...

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Blanche Davis

During the early morning of June 17, 2018, Blanche Irene Bowers Davis slipped away quietly at home to rest in eternal peace. She was a native of Ivor, Virginia in Southampton County and was born on February 25, 1932 to the late Howard and Pearl Bowers. Blanche graduated in 1952 from Hayden High School, in Franklin and did further study at Norfolk State College in Norfolk, Virginia. Following college, she worked as an Optometrist technician…...

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Eugene Lamont Caudle

Eugene Lamont Caudle passed away June 15, 2018....

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Evelyn Carolyn Cooke

Evelyn Cooke, the daughter of the late John D. Mason and Evelyn B. Mason was born on August 25, 1955 maiden named Evelyn Carolyn Mason. After a lengthy illness, she was called from labor on Sunday June 17, 2018. Evelyn was affectionately known to family and friends as “Bae Bae.” Bae Bae is survived by her husband Howard N. Cooke of 33 years, son Lorenzo Mason (Tabetha), daughter Lakeisha Cooke, step daughter Jacinta Cooke and step son Howard Cooke Jr. She also leaves behind grandchildren Tyler Mason (Lorenzo & Tabetha), DaShawn Cooke (Howard Jr.) Jalen Cooke (Howard…...

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