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Robert Roosevelt Thomas

Robert Roosevelt Thomas passed away April 16, 2018....

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Vivian Pope

Vivian Pope, 73, passed away on April 14, 2018 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by Delma Matthews, Sr. (father), Mabel Matthews (mother), and Delma Matthews, Jr. (brother). Vivian is survived by her sister, brother, three children, six grandchildren, two nieces, and many nephews. Vivian was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Norfolk State University and for thirty-nine years, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service....

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Kenneth M. Givens, Sr.

Kenneth Marcell Givens, Sr. (Papa “G”) of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on April 11, 2018.  Kenneth was born June 17, 1928 in Sussex County, Virginia to Eugene and Cleo Givens.  He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and years later continued his education at Book T. Washington High School Class of 1965. Kenneth proudly served for five years in the U.S. Army and participated in the Korean War where he was wounded and then reassigned back…...

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Asa Hines Petty, Jr.

Asa Hines Petty, Jr. passed away April 15, 2018....

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Willis Bruce Hardy

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…Ecclesiastes 3:1 Mr. Willis Bruce Hardy, son of the late Willis Hardy and Gwendolyn Hardy, was born on November 25, 1950 in Youngstown, OH. Willis married his college sweetheart, Bessie Townes on April 19, 1970. Soon thereafter he joined the United States Army in September 1970 where he served faithfully. They were blessed with a daughter, Michelle from their union. While…...

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Cecil E. Barrett

On April 12, 2018, Mr Cecil E Barrett, A good man, departed to his eternal resting place after a brief illness. He was born to the late Lillie Mae Barrett, however he is still survived by his father, Waverly Barrett and a dear Step mother, Elizabeth Barrett. He was predeceased by his older brother, Waverly Jr. Our dearly beloved was a friendly and generous guy who loved God, the church, and people.He served as a member…...

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Joyce Audrey Crews

Joyce P. Crews, 81, gently entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Currituck House in Moyock, North Carolina.  Born on November 27, 1936   in Moyock, NC, she was the sixth of eight children born to late Jacob and Johnnie V. Phillips and was the wife of the late Robert Eugene Crews Sr., the love of her life. At a very early age she accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized as a member of Christian Home Baptist Church.   Mrs. Joyce Crews attended Currituck Union…...

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Ida A. Pratt

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, Ida Ann Pratt, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018. Ida was born on January 16, 1923 in Bridgetown, VA. She was the youngest of seven children born to the late William Henry Bryant and the late Effie Sarah Bailey Bryant. She received her formal education in Bridgetown, VA and later in Philadelphia, PA. While in Philadelphia, Ida married the late Naymon Harmon…...

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Derrick Demetrius Lawson

Derrick Demetrius Lawson was born on April 18, 1980 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Curtis Herring & Rita Lawson. Derrick graduated from Norfolk Preparatory High School in 1998. After high school, Derrickworked many different jobs and worked at his last job Tidewater Staffing for many years. At Derrick’s last job he helped a lot of people with getting employment and he took pride in doing what he loved  to do. Derrick had a love for his motorcycle, crabbing, cooking on the grill and…...

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Lillian D. Facada

Dr. L. Deonne Richardson Facada quietly entered Paradise in the early morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018.  She was a cherished daughter of Evangelist Lillian P. Richardson and the late Bishop Callie Richardson. Her legacy of braveness and faithfulness to God and Family will be left to her son Chase and daughter Sydnee.  Both were her pride and joy. Her sisters D. Carol Harris and Ceshia Canty along with brothers Callie, Ronald, Carl, Celvin, and…...

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William Carlos Debraux

William Carlos Debraux passed away February 22, 2018....

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Trina Michelle Parker

Trina Michelle Parker passed away April 12, 2018....

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Mary Porter

Mary John Williams Porter transitioned into internal rest early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018 at Maryveiw Nursing Care Center. Mary was born on June 15, 1927 to Herman Williams, Sr. and Della Crocker Williams in Courtland (South Hampton County), VA. Mary was the second born into a family of seven children and her father passed away when she was ten years old. Mary had to become a great help to her mom taking care of her siblings and working on the…...

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Darrise Maurice Kirby

Darrise Maurice Kirby passed away April 13, 2018....

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Michael Jones

Michael Jones was born on November 5, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Hattie Morrison Jones and Stewart Edward Jones, Sr. Michael was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools System. Soon after began his career as a Tank Cleaner for Norshipco now BAE. Michael passion was spending his time with family and friends. He was also an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. Michael was a private person but he had a big heart and loved his family dearly. He would spend…...

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Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller

Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller passed away April 12, 2018....

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Mary Violet Black

On April 9, 2018, at Sentara Nursing Care in Portsmouth, VA, Mary Violet Black (Lee) departed this life for eternal reward. Mary was the second of four children born in Newark, NJ on January 25, 1924 to Lucille and John Lee Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Gloria Harris, brothers John Lee Jr. and Frederick Lee. Children Isaiah Howard Jr. and Gwendolyn Brathwaite. Grandson Carl Headen. Mary worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Lyons, NJ well…...

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LaGretta M. Hammond

LaGretta M. Hammond passed away peacefully April 11, 2018. She was born in Norfolk, VA. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1963 and loved the marching band. She was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan and an avid Bingo player. She was the owner of “A Touch of Patience” shared housing and also retired as  the Director of Security of Lake Taylor Hospital in Norfolk, VA. LaGretta was predeceased…...

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Joshua Lavon Simons

Joshua Lavon Simons passed away April 9, 2018....

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Mills Thomas Jarrett, Sr.

Mills Thomas Jarrett, Sr. passed away April 3, 2018....

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Johnny M. Boone, Jr.

Johnny M. Boone, Jr. passed away April 7, 2018....

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Thomas Jefferson Boone

Thomas J. Boone, 53 departed this life on Friday, April 6, 2018 after a lengthy visit with his loving family at his side in Richmond, VA.  Thomas was predeceased by his nephew, Tyler Lee.  He leaves to cherish his beautiful memory, his daughter, Jayla Mae Boone; his son, Jaden John Lewis Boone; step daughters, Jonea Cruz and Jonelle Mays (and children); his devoted parents, John L. Boone and Shirley M. Boone; two encouraging sisters, Yvonne…...

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Stephen H. Burrell

Stephen H. Burrell passed away April 7, 2018....

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Cynthia C.W. Mann

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Cynthia C. W. Mann of Norfolk, Virginia went home to be with the Lord.  She was born February 26, 1956 to Linwood McKinley Clark, Sr. and Pastor Willie Mae Clark in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where she participated in many clubs and was a member of the cheerleading squad. As a child, every Sunday she attended Jerusalem…...

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Rhakel Ramel Mason

Rhakel Ramel Mason, aka, “Edward Lee Hendricks, Jr.”  41, passed away on April 6, 2018. He leaves to cherish his parents, Edward Lee Hendricks and Mary Elizabeth Hendricks of Suffolk, VA; five sisters, Rhonda Neville (Theodore) of Norfolk, VA, Contina Clark (Donta) of Suffolk, VA, Patrice Hendricks of Portsmouth, VA, Maria Hendricks-McCoy (Nathan) of Portsmouth, VA and Sheila Hendricks of Norfolk, VA; one brother, Antwan Hendricks of Chesapeake, VA; 18 nieces and nephews and a…...

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Preston Felton, Jr.

Preston Felton, Jr. passed away April 8, 2018....

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Vanessa J. Redmond

Vanessa Redmond passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born in Norfolk, VA on September 23, 1952, to the late George and Luzetta Stewart. She grew up in the neighborhoods of Bowling Park and Park Place, and for many years she attended New Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA. She graduated from Maury High School in 1970. She retired from the City of Norfolk Social Services.  Vanessa is survived…...

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Ruben Scott

Ruben Scott passed away April 7, 2018....

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Julian William Barrett

Julian William Barrett was born to Keyunda Steele and Lester Barrett on November 1, 2017 at 1:18pm, weighting 6lb and 8oz of love and was 18 inches long. “JuJu” is what everyone loved to call him. The world’s happiest baby. Julian had the chubbiest cheeks that both his mommy and daddy loved to kiss, and a smile and laugh that was contagious that warmed everyone’s heart. He loved his sisters touch and closeness and even story time. Julian loved watching…...

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Georgiana McClease

Georgiana Peace McClease was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 7, 2018. On September 15, 1958, Georgiana was born in Henderson, North Carolina. At the age of 16, she relocated to Norfolk, Virginia where she began to make her mark. She began a career as a coat finisher at Finklstein’s. Georgiana enjoyed nature, cooking and celebrating with her beloved ones. At a family gathering you would find her on…...

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Michael Burnes, Sr.

Michael Burnes, Sr. passed away April 6, 2018....

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Gayland Jacqueline George

Gayland George, 63 departed this life on April 6, 2018. Gayland leaves to cherish her memory, 4 daughters, Jemma George, Doniece George, Candice Perez (Will) and Jamea Dewitt; son, Scott J. Cooper; sisters, Zoe George and Dorothy Bell; brother, Dion George; a special friend, Willis Barfield; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held, 11am, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at First United Presbyterian, Norfolk, VA. A viewing will be held…...

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Melinda Carla Jemison

On April 5th 2018, God called his child Melinda H. Jemison home. Melinda was the third of four children, born on July 1st, 1961 to Doris J. Harrison and the late Bernard C. Harrison in Norfolk, Va. She was raised in Portsmouth Va. and graduated from Portsmouth Catholic High School in 1979.  She received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Norfolk State University in 1997; and later went on to receive her Masters of Social Work…...

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Larry Jerome Sykes

Larry Sykes, Sr. 61 passed away on April 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Melinda M. Sykes; 3 children, Santino, Larissa and Larry Sykes, Jr.; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren....

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Shirley Jean Gagliardi

Shirley Jean Gagliardi passed away April 6, 2018....

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Janette M. Anderson

Janette M. Anderson passed away April 3, 2018....

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Lamont Xavier Morris

Lamont Xavier Morris passed away April 3, 2018....

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Sean Spratling “Sprat”

Sean Kiara Spratling, known as “Sprat”, transitioned from Earth to gain his heavenly wings on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born on March 14, 1989 to Willie and Lee Ann (formly) Spratling in Norfolk, VA. Sean received his early education through Chesapeake Public Schools. He graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian Academy in 2007, He loved sports thereby he played football with Oscar Smith as well as Atlantic Shores Christian School in Virginia Beach, VA.…...

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Joyce Clara Fleetwood

Joyce Clara Fleetwood, 87, departed this life on April 3, 2018. She is survived by five sons and  three daughters. She was pre-deceased by one daughter....

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Kenneth L. McDonald

Kenneth L. McDonald passed away on March 24, 2018....

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Michael Lee Wilkins “Poke”

Michael Lee Wilkins (Poke) transitioned into eternal life on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Michael was born July 20, 1955 In Norfolk, Virginia to James and Ellen Wilson-Wilkins, He was the youngest of five children. Michael was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Harold James Wilkins, grandparents, William B. Wilson, Elijah Hairston, Sr. and Gertrude Wilson. Michael was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He later joined the Job Corp and was offered as scholarship…...

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Ernestine Steed

Ernestine Steed passed away March 20, 2018....

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William L. McCoy

William L. McCoy was born December 21, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late William H. Lindsey and Inez McCoy and raised by the late John and Helen Custis. William was a member of Church of Christ and loved spreading the word of God throughout the community. William McCoy affectionately known as “Pep” or “Zep” to many departed this life on March 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by a special and close friend,…...

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Sandy F. Oliver

Sandy F. Oliver passed away April 3, 2018....

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Bernard Timothy Small, Sr.

On Friday, March 30, 2018, Bernard Timothy Small, Sr., returned to his heavenly home. He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, great uncle and friend. Bernard aka (Timmy/Timothy), was born to the late Bishop Thomas J. Small and the late Evangelist Ruth Ann Small. He gave his life to Christ at an early age and attended his father’s church Phillippi COGIC. He was a member of the church choir and played drums, saxophone and loved music. Timothy attended…...

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Jeryl Tyrone Garrison

Jeryl Tyrone Garrison passed away April 4, 2018....

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Pauline Butler

Pauline Butler passed away March 22, 2018....

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Clarence Henderson Smallwood

Clarence H. (Coy) Smallwood departed this world on April 3, 2018. He was born June 30,1946 to the late Dorothy and Jimmy Smallwood in Bertie County, North Carolina. Clarence moved to Norfolk,Virginia as a young child. He received his education in Norfolk Public Schools including Booker T. Washington High School. Later he joined the United States Army and served as a Paratrooper. Clarence had many fond memories of his time in the service. Routinely having…...

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Yvonne Hendricks

Yvonne Hendricks passed away April 2, 2018....

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James Lee White

James L. White, 69 died on March 31, 2018. He is predeceased by his father, and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his wife Julia, his mother, three sons, a daughter, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and great grandchildren....

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