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Kay J. Mack

Kay J. Mack gained her wings on October 28, 2023. Kay was born on January 26, 1939, to Thomas, and Victoria Jones. She was the sixth child of fifteen children. Kay was predeceased by her parents, Thomas, and Victoria; six sisters; six brothers; two daughters: Donna Barrow (Aubrey Barrow Sr.), and Betty J. Mack; two grandchildren: Timothy Yates and Akayla Mack. Kay was a military spouse and lived in various states as she traveled with…...

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Justin Lee Artis, Sr.

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Leon Royal

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Charles Tyrone Whitehurst

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Khayre Lovelle Johnson

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Clarence Ivory Purnell, Jr.

Clarence was born on March 15, 1953, in segregated DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va to Clarence and Ada Purnell. He entered eternal life on October 21, 2023 to be present with the Lord. He grew up in Barraud Park, a tight knit neighborhood located in Norfolk. He attended Norfolk Public School system. While attending Jacox Junior High School he joined the band where he played the clarinet. He graduated from Booker T Washington High School…...

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Connie Louise Johnson

Connie Louise Johnson, born on January 19, 1951, to Claude and Isabelle Johnson, was called home to reside with her Heavenly Father on October 23, 2023. Raised in Cavalier Manor along with her three younger siblings: Claude, Jr., Yvette, and Carlton, she was proud to call Hancock Avenue her home up until the day of her passing. A graduate of the Virginia Public School System, Connie was happy to boast that she was a mighty,…...

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Terreyon Lammar-Lee Moore

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Tracy Lamont Cross

Tracy L. Cross of Portsmouth, VA entered eternal rest on October 22, 2023, at Maryview Hospital. Born to Herbert & Doris Cross on October 4, 1970. Tracy was number 7 of 10 children. He was a 1989 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, 1991 graduate of TCC (Associate), 1994 graduate of Norfolk State University (Bachelors) and 1999 graduate of South University (Masters). Tracy was an advocate for education and encouraged all young people to do…...

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Juanita Yarbra

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, surrounded by family, God sent his loving angels for our beloved mother, grandmother, auntie, and sister to come home to be with his heavenly father. Juanita was born November 9, 1938, to the late William and Janie Holland. She was educated in the Norfolk County/Chesapeake school system. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and became a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA where…...

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Johnny Ray Tillery

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Brian Carnell Toppins

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Anna C. Austin

She slumbers so sweetly, oh let her sleep on, tired she be, her sickness all ended, her troubles all gone. The depth of our sorrow, no one can tell. While she lay in peaceful sleep, her sacred memories we will keep. The Most High’s finger touched her, and she sleeps. It was according to the will of The Most High, and his decree that the concluding chapter in the life of Anna Cliffie (Missy) Austin…...

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Jessie L. Williams

During the evening hours of October 23, 2023, Jessie L Williams ascended to his final resting place. He was born in Albany Georgia on August 31, 1938 to the late Jake and Alma Williams. He was educated and spent his formative years in Albany, Georgia. He enlisted and served in the United States Navy for 23 years in various levels of service. He received the Fifth Award for Good Conduct for Service and The National…...

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Jonathan Jerome Perry

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Gayle Lavern Bonner

Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Grandmother, Aunt and true friend, Gayle Lavern (Norfleet) Bonner was the epitome of grace and service. Gayle Bonner (66), of Norfolk, VA passed away on October 23, 2023.  She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Kenneth “Kenny” Bonner; Son, Theodore “Troy” Reynolds, Daughter, Christine Woods (Darien); Stepsons, Lamar Collins (Rose) and Kenneth Caine; Grandchildren, Marissa, Darien “D-2”, Alexis, Alyssa, Aliyah, Lamar Jr. “T.J.”, and Tashiera; Sisters, Bobbie Ann Watson,…...

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Rosa Lee McNeal

Rosa McNeal was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 20, 2023. Rosa Lee Murphy was born September 11, 1938 to the late Ernest and Estell Murphy. Rosa is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School (Norfolk). She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband, Clarence McNeal, Sr. and son, Harold McNeal. Rosa Lee enjoyed working in her yard fishing, eating butterscotch candy, listening to jazz,…...

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Mamie Humphrey

The Lioness’ Journey Ezekial 19:2 Your Mother is a Lioness! Mamie Helen Humphrey was a Lioness! She was born on July 10, 1936 to Alice Shorter White and Richard White, Sr. in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Shorter family history in St. Mary’s County, Maryland dates back to the 17th century. She had a loving family that included six brothers, Richard White Jr., John Matthew White, Henry Dallas “King” White, Dennis White, James “Buttons” White…...

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Lorrine Simons

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Andre Lee Arnette

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Lois Merritt

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Donavon Tremayne Joyce

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Cynthia Royster

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Garrett E. Williams, Jr.

Garrett E. Williams, Jr. affectionately known as “Bleek” was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 15, 2023, at Oak Grove Health and Rehab in Chesapeake VA. Garrett was born on September 29, 1933, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Garrett E. Williams, Sr. and Marvenia Price Williams. He attended Norfolk Public Schools, graduating from Booker T. Washington High school in 1952. He continued his educational pursuits and in May 1955 would complete…...

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Melvin Lindsey

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Vernell T. Young

Mrs. Vernell Thompson Young was born on March 9, 1942, in Dale, SC to James and Azarine Kline Thompson. Vernell transitioned from this life on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at her home in Virginia Beach. Vernell accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized and joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. While residing in Virginia Beach, she became affiliated with Messiah Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. She became an Elder and was a Liturgist for many years.…...

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Doris Daughtry

Doris J. Daughtry was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on September, 14, 1931, to the late Willie and Louise Parker.  She was united in holy matrimony to Herbert J. Daughtry Sr. on January 19, 1951.  She remained married to him until his death on August 31, 2015.  She was an active member of New Hope Church of Christ for most of her life.  She served as the church’s treasurer and was considered the “mother” of the…...

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Michelle Lynn Daniels-Bell

Our beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend, Michelle Lynn Daniels-Bell, known as “Shell” slipped away from us to gain her heavenly wings on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Shell was born on March 27, 1978 at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA to her mother Doris Carlien Daniels and her father Arthur “Bobby” Knox Jr. (preceded). Mr. Bobby Knox always called Shell “Poosie Duke.” Our mother called Shell, “Her happy baby.” “As long as Shell…...

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Thomas Ann Morris

On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, our loving mother, grandmother, cousin, friend to many, and loved one was called home to be with the Lord.  She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.  Thomas was born to Early and Hetty Clemons in Norfolk County on April 10, 1943.  She was an only child but had many uncles, aunts, and cousins.   Thomas attended Crestwood High School and graduated in 1961.  She began her…...

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Todd Yaple

On this day October 13, 2023 a kind and beautiful soul has left us. Todd Alan Yaple was born October 8, 1957 the son of the late Robert D. Yaple and Ella Evans Yaple. He was raised in Stittville New York, graduated from Holland Patent Central School Class of 1975 and he was the last graduating class of Marcy School of Nursing. After achieving his RN degree he relocated to Virginia Beach and was employed…...

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Marquita Shantel Joyner

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Audreia Layne Wilkerson McCondichie

Audreia Layne Wilkerson McCondichie was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 31, 1985, the only daughter of Verlana McCondichie and Charles Brian Wilkerson. The majority of her childhood was spent traveling with her mother while she served in the United States Navy. Not wanting to spend her senior year of high school at a new school, she decided not to travel to Japan with her mother; instead returning to Chicago where she attended Kenwood Academy,…...

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Johnnie Mae Woodhouse

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Elaine Fitzgerald

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do, You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, But be thankful we had so many good years. I gave you my love, and you can only guess How much you’ve given me in happiness. I thank you for the love that you have shown, But now it is time I traveled on alone. So grieve…...

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Thomas I. Midgette

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Anton Christy Ashburn

Anton Christy Ashburn, Sr., a providing and nurturing husband, father, brother and friend to many, was born October 2, 1955 to the late Ruth Adlena Ashburne at Norfolk Community Hospital. Then fondly reared by the late Wayman & Phillis Ashburne during the Civil Rights Era. Anton also known as Tony, attended Woodrow Wilson High School, but chose to finish his studies in the United States Army, which was during the Vietnam Era. Tony was always…...

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Katherine C. Smith

On Tuesday October 17, 2023, God in His infinite wisdom took from our midst Katherine Charity Smith. She was the daughter of the late Columbus and Mattie Charity, and the widow of the late Edward C. Smith, Sr. Her eldest son Edward C. Smith, Jr. preceded her in death.  Katherine was born on April 28, 1929, in Boydton, Virginia, and received her primary and secondary education in the Norfolk City Public School system.She graduated from…...

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Randolph Morrison, Sr.

Mr. Randolph Smith Morrison went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 1, 2023. Randolph was born in Henry County, Virginia on December 29, 1961, the son of the late William H. Morrison and Veola Beulah (Hairston) Morrison. He graduated from Laurel Park High School as a 1981 graduate and James Madison University where he played college football. Randolph Morrison was a real estate investor and life insurance agent and in his…...

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Elias Cherry

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Tawanda Denise Hathaway

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Ralph Banks

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Mika Satterfield

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DeKira Monae Anderson-Lowe

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Lillian Virginia Little

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Sidney Darnell Whitehead

Search me, O God, and know my Heart, try me, and know my thoughts! –Psalms 139:23 Sidney Darnell Whitehead was born on November 30, 1950, in Portsmouth, VA., to the late Richard and Bessie E. Whitehead. He was one of eight children born to their union. He attended the Portsmouth Public school system. With time spent in the U. S. Air Force as a Sargent, he was honorable discharged. He attended Norfolk State University night courses…...

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Yolanda DeLeon

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Nora Lee Goodman

Mrs. Goodman was called home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2023. She was born to Shirley Mae Porter-Barrett and Cora on February 02, 1955. Nora was from Franklin, VA but a residence of Portsmouth, VA. She was a loving mother of two, Joshlyn Goodman-Whitehead (Yvette) of Portsmouth, VA and Alburt Goodman III (Man) of Houston, TX; grandmother to Dontario T. Goodman of Chesapeake, VA; Donnisha T. Goodman of Portsmouth, VA and Joshlyn…...

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William C. Wiggins, Sr.

William C. Wiggins Sr. best known as Winkey the Hitman was born to the late Florence Taylor & Henton Wiggins on July 31, 1944, in Stony Creek, Virginia. He was 1 out of 14 children and was predeceased by siblings, Arthur, James, Prince, Robert, Junious Wiggins, Paige Cameron, Annie Wright, Beulah Jackson, Gladys Wiggins, Rosa Wiggins and Florence Freeman he is survived by his loving sister Flossie Wyatt, and loving Brother Earkard Wiggins. On Weds,…...

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Craig Dalton Boone

On October 8, 2023, our beloved Craig Dalton Boone, fondly called “Bread,” bid farewell to this world in Hampton, Virginia. Born on July 9, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Craig’s enduring legacy will always reside in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him. Craig was a pillar of his community, dedicating over three decades of his life to his craft as a barber. He worked magic, not just with clippers and scissors, but…...

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Delores Mickle

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