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John “Brownie” Edmond

The journey began on March 11, 1959; when John “Brownie” Edmond was born, in Newark New, Jersey. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in his home at the age of 64.  He was a loving husband of Khadijah for 10 years, and from that union, they created three children. Brownie was the second of three children to John and Amaza Edmond. During his life’s journey, he attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He had…...

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Celessie “Classie” R. Moore

Classie Ray Moore departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.  Classie was born on March 25, 1955 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Celestine Johnson and the late Elder Rodger Johnson.  Classie was predeceased by one sister, Monzera Lahens. Classie graduated from Granby High School and worked for many years as a Personal Care Aide.  Classie accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour and dedicated her life to serving Him.  …...

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Sarah Barbara Fisher

Sarah B. Fisher passed away Friday, September 15, 2023 in  her home in Norfolk, VA, surrounded by family. She was born on July 22, 1958 to the late Arthur Copeland and Frances Copeland. She later met her longtime companion and husband, Charles E. Fisher Jr. and they had two daughters and married September 8,1992. She was a faithful member Allpower Ministry. She was a private duty nurse and custodian for many years. She enjoyed playing…...

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Hannah Branham

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Margaret Dean Edwards

Margaret Dean Edwards peacefully transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Saturday, September 16, 2023.  Born in Louisburg, North Carolina to Andrew Dean and Mary Williams, she was predeceased by her parents, husband, Haymon Lee Edwards, son, Harold D. Dean, and 10 siblings. Margaret moved to Norfolk, Virginia to join her sisters seeking better employment.  She worked several jobs before she was employed with Norfolk Public Schools, never missing a day, until her retirement in June 1992.…...

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Mary Louise Austin

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Daniel Melvin Ballance

Daniel Melvin Ballance, 70, was called from labor to rest on September 16, 2023. He was born in Winston, NC to the late Myrtha Virginia Bunch and James Henry Ballance. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, class of 1971. He was drafted into the Army as a Military Police Officer from 1972-1974. He attended Norfolk State University and studied Gerontology. He later attended Tidewater Community College and received an Associates Degree…...

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Beverly Cora Dunnington

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Jerome Davis

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Bettie Jean Terrell

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Phillip Eugene Alston

Phillip Eugene Alston, 56, departed this life for his heavenly home on Monday, September 18, 2023. He was born on February 26, 1967, to Barbara White and Willie Alston, Jr. He was raised as the third of four children by Barbara White and Clarence White. He grew up in the Moton Park and the Berkley sections of Norfolk and was a product of Norfolk Public Schools. Phillip was quiet and reserved but always in the…...

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Crystal Hawkins

Her Story Early Sunday morning September 17, 2023 at 6:07 A.M. Crystal said “goodnight “ on this side of Heaven and “good morning “ on the other side to begin her eternal life! Crystal Paulette Hawkins was born October 15, 1958 to the union of her loving parents, John and Mackie Jones in Muskegon, Michigan. She was their third and final child and was treated as such even being nicknamed “Doll” as her brother would…...

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Larry Doby McRae

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Salinda Lee Alvin

Salinda Lee Alvin passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023 in Portsmouth, VA. She was born on August 11, 1954 to the late William Thomas Debrough Sr. and Carrie Lee Porter. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed as a sheet metal helper with George G. Sharpe. She enjoyed fellowshipping with family and friends and listening to music. She was the life of the party. Our mother was also “known”…...

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Tonia Jean Greggs

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King S. Ward

Our son, King Sirkeel Ward was born on March 26, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center to Angel Monea Beach and Chatame Ward,Jr. He left this world September 13, 2023 at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. King was our only child. Our son, King was the happiest baby we knew; he was the life of the party. He loved dancing and he enjoyed making everyone around him smile. King loved Hip Hop Harry, Doodlebops…...

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Corey Jermaine Hayes

Corey Jermaine Hayes, 52, peacefully transitioned and received his Heavenly Wings on September 14, 2023. Corey was born to the late Angela Ronita Louise Hayes and the late Paul Linwood Hayes on September 14, 1971. He was also predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Luther Teel and Maria Teel; paternal grandparents, Mary Alston and Jerry Alston and his aunt, Barbara Savage.  Corey attended Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, VA. He was an entrepreneur, who loved…...

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Elijah Parada

Elijah Parada, 18, of Portsmouth, VA, passed away on September 4, 2023, in Portsmouth. He was born on September 25, 2004, in Portsmouth, VA. Elijah was a considerate, disciplined, and determined young man who enjoyed watching anime, taking long nature walks, playing video games on his iPhone, and going to church. He recently graduated from I.C. Norcom High School and was eagerly anticipating starting his first job. Elijah’s strong work ethic and attention to detail…...

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Tonia Jean Greggs

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Latoya Mitchell Porter

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Angelo Lamont Jernigan

Angelo Lamont Jernigan, slipped away from this earthly life on Tuesday, September 12th to his eternal rest. He was born October 25, 1971, to his mother, Loretta Rashad and deceased father, Willie Watson Jr. of Norfolk, VA.  Angelo was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School with the class of 1989. He furthered his education at ITT Technical Institute in Norfolk, VA. Upon graduation, Angelo worked as…...

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Diane Ryland

Diane Ryland, 65, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on September 12, 2023. She was born on August 29, 1958, in Norfolk, VA, to her loving mother, Mattie Whitaker. Diane is survived by her beloved children: Tonya King, Antoine Whitaker, Lisha Oliver-Martinez, and Usellyan Smith. She was a cherished mother-in-law to Nelson Martinez. Diane is also survived by her sisters: Dorothy Grant, Brenda Brown, Lorraine Dickens, and Sandra Hawkins, and her brother Richard Whitaker. She also…...

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Mary Carter Hazwood

In the loving memory of Mary Carter Hazwood, a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend who gracefully lived to the age of 92, peacefully entered eternal rest on September 12, 2023. Mary was born on June 20, 1931, to the late Robert and Bessie Carter in Nash County, NC. She was the youngest of five siblings, Fred Carter (deceased brother) John Henry (deceased brother) Lucy Ann Wright (deceased sister) and Christine Boone. Mary was educated…...

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Catrina Jordan

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William E. Bernard

William Earl Bernard transitioned this earthly life into God’s reward of an eternal life on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. William was born to the late Enoch and Pennie Bernard in Norfolk, VA on August 23, 1948. He graduated from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, VA. In 1968, William was drafted into the United States Army, where he was soon deployed to serve in Vietnam. During a tour in Cuchi, Vietnam, he survived an explosion where…...

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Dr. Gloria Poarch Hagans

Dr. Gloria Poarch Hagans went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 11, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Dollie Poarch. Gloria was a retired Executive Administrator with Norfolk Public Schools. She was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1961. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College (NSU), Master’s degree from Old Dominion University, and Doctoral…...

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Bessie Emily Hill-Walker

On September 10, 2023, our beloved Bessie Emily Hill-Walker peacefully departed from this world, surrounded by her cherished family, after courageously battling a prolonged illness. Born to the late Hettie Angelica Hill, Bessie‘s journey began in the quaint town of Columbia, North Carolina, where she attended Columbia High School. Her life significantly turned when she relocated to Norfolk, Virginia, in 1951. In Norfolk, she encountered the love of her life, Lawrence L. Walker. In 2016, Bessie made a heartfelt move to…...

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Joseph Lee Hall

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Theresa Ann Locker

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Christine E. Burum

We are gathered today to say farewell to our beloved Christine Elaine Burum, Entering Heaven Gates On September 12th, 2023. Born in Ashville, North Carolina; on December 12th, 1952 to the late Ella Mae Stokley and William “Babe” Burum. In 1958 the family relocated from North Carolina to New York, settling in Hempstead Long Island.  Where Christine grew up with her three brothers ( Benny Stokley, Richard Stokley, and Thomas “Tommy” Riley ) and four sisters…...

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Elder Hudson, Jr.

Elder Hudson Jr entered this world on December 30, 1965 to his late parents Elder Hudson Sr of Georgia and Laura Mae Hudson of Virginia. He departed this earth and god’s call to home and rest on Tuesday September 5, 2023. Elder best known as “Jazzy” was also known to his older family members as “JR”. He was always the life of the party and had a passion for music growing up DJing in Marcy…...

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Michael E. Chavis, Sr

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Kevin Wade Hicks

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John W. Spruill, Jr.

John W. Spruill, Jr., 73, of Chesapeake, VA passed away September 10, 2023. He was born to the late John W. Spruill, Sr. and Idena Spruill.  John graduated from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, VA and attended Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. He worked for Associated Distributors, LLC in Chesapeake for several years prior to retiring. He is survived by his brother, Carlton Spruill (Jean); sister, Shilder Cross (Thurman); nephews, Carlton Turner and Carlos…...

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Alesia B. Glasper

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Raymond Harper

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Evelyn L. Claggion

On the morning of Friday, September 8, 2023, Evelyn Lucille Claggion peacefully made her heavenly transition from labor to rest. She was born on August 18, 1934 to the late Anderson and Ruth Beale in Queen City area of Virginia Beach, Virginia. “EL”, as she was affectionally known to most, attended high school, nursing school and then she went on to perform various domestic jobs until her retirement. In all of her positions, she exemplified integrity, dedication,…...

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Marilyn Davis Perry

On Friday, September 1, 2023 our precious mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Marilyn Davis Perry was called home to rest in the bosom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on April 25, 1944 to the late Leonard and Evelyn Hall. Marilyn Perry was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had a smile that would light up a room and a laugh so contagious that you would leave her presence in…...

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Virginia Moore Sweat

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Winifred Irene Boler

Winifred Irene Boler…… ……was the second daughter and fourth child born to the late Wardell Russell and Florence Lee Boler on Monday, June 3, 1957 at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia. She was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. Upon leaving school, she joined the Job Corps in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she trained as a cosmetologist and also earned her GED. After graduating from the Job Corps, Irene spent some time traveling across…...

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Precious L. McClendon

Precious McClendon was born September 28, 1998 to Sybil Renee McClendon and Willie Arthur Boone. She was predeceased by her mother and her grandmother, Bessie McClendon. Precious attended Booker T. Washington High School and was employed for a while working hospitality in a local hotel. Precious joined the Garden of Prayer Worship Center with her mother and siblings before she was a teenager. There she enjoyed singing and dancing. She was one of the praise…...

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Minister Howard Lee Glover, Jr.

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George Lee Coppedge, Sr.

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Esperanza Nocelo

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Daisy Hall Peele

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Ronnie S. Bracey

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Milton R. Jones

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Myles A. Bartley

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Elizabeth M. Loomos

Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Sayer Loomos, age 67, was known as “Liz”, “Lizard”, or “Lizzy” of Portsmouth, VA, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2023. Elizabeth was born December 6, 1955 to the late Herbert J. Sayer and the late Josephine Desiderio Sayer. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Sayer and sister, Diana Ostroff. Elizabeth loved music, going to the beach, surfing, fishing, going to flea markets, baking, watching movies and talking…...

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Rudolph Johnson, Jr.

Our beloved Rudolph Johnson Jr. (Rudy), departed this life on September 2, 2023. He was born October 24, 1960, to Rudolph Johnson Sr. and Ethel C. Johnson, both pre-deceased. He is also pre-deceased by his sister, Wanda R. Smith and his nephew Antoine Smith. Rudy believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. He recently re-confirmed his salvation before the Reverend Juanita C.B. Davis. Rudolph attended Norfolk Public Schools and had the ability to do all things. He…...

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