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Novella Reynolds

Novella Reynolds, 99, of Portsmouth, VA was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 7, 2018. She was born in Greenville, NC to the late Joseph and Mary Adams. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Temple, Portsmouth, VA, where she accepted Christ at an early age. She is survived by one sister, Berlestine Duncan....

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Eunice M. Jones-Snowden

Eunice M. Jones-Snowden passed away October 3, 2018....

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Daisy Howard

Daisy Howard passed away October 8, 2018....

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Gregory Darden, Sr.

Gregory Darden, Sr. passed away October 4, 2018....

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Samuel W. Johnson

Samuel W. Johnson was born on May 14, 1922 in Florence, South Carolina a son of the late Joseph and Mamie Martin Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph, Jr. and sister, Gladys. Sam left school early to begin work. He relocated to Virginia where he trained in the craft of shoe repair that sustained a lifetime of work. He married the late Alice Mae Gordon (Spruill) and settled in Norfolk, Virginia.…...

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Larnelle A. Mason

Larnelle A. Mason passed away September 29, 2018....

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Charles Adams, Jr.

Charles Adams, Jr., the son of the late Charles Adams, Sr. and Pauline Adams Pough was born on January 4, 1934 in Winfall, NC. While in North Carolina, Charles attended Perquimans Training School. Subsequently, in his early teen years, he migrated to Brooklyn, NY where he later graduated from Western House High School with numerous recognitions of achievements. Upon entering adulthood, Charles aspired to be a boundless provider, husband and worshiper. He married his amorous, devoted and equally-yoked companion Mrs. Gloria…...

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Jonathan Wright

Early on Monday, October 1, 2018, in Cheverly, MD, Jonathan unexpectedly departed this life and entered into his final rest.  Jonathan was the third son born to James M. Wright Sr. and Joan Wright Sharp on      February 9, 1965.  Jonathan accepted Christ at an early age, and became a member of St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Norfolk, VA.  He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools.  After graduating from Maury High school, Jonathan studied…...

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Ransom West Douglas

Rev. Dr. Ransom Douglas West  passed away on September 30, 2018. He was born on October 27, 1947, in Buguma, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa to the late Mathew Douglas West and Madam Lydia Fyne Face. Rev. Dr. Ransom Douglas was a professor at Norfolk State University, where he was the  program director of industrial management, technology department. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Engineering Management from the University of Texas in 1977; Master of Business…...

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Rotunda R. Gibbs

Rotunda R. Gibbs passed away September 30, 2018....

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Sandra Renee Foreman

Sandra Foreman 52, went to her eternal rest on October 02, 2018. She was born on June 16, 1966 to the late Billy L. Simmons, Sr. and Freda (Barbara) Foreman in Norfolk, Virginia. Sandra (Chi-Chi), attended Booker T. Washington High School.  Chi Chi was employed over 20 years with the Kmart in Norfolk, Virginia and was historically identified as never taking a day off of work. After her successful tenure at Kmart and store closure Chi Chi went to work for Wawa were she was working until…...

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Derrick A. Gregory

Derrick Anthony Gregory gained his wings on September 29, 2018 at Riverpoint Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Derrick was born on April 23, 1993 to his mother Shontella Gregory. Derrick grew up with a village of Love lead by his late great grandmother, Janie L. Gregory. Derrick went on to graduate from Churchland High School in June of 2013. After his graduation he went on to pursue his football career at Mississippi State University for two years.…...

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Irma Jean Godfrey

Irma Jean Godfrey passed away October 1, 2018....

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David Kevin Boone, Sr.

We celebrate the life of Mr. David Boone, who passed away on Sunday September 30, 2018. He leaves behind his true and dearest friend Sheila Stevenson, Their children Shaquana and Duane Stevenson. His brother Joseph Boone, five sisters; Carolyn Boone, Jacquelin Hernandez, Joyce Scott, Rosetta Boone, Mary Boone, and a host of nieces and nephews, Evangelist Ruby Swain. David was man who never gave up on his family, friends and himself. You will be truly missed....

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Leroy “Larry” Hart, Jr.

Larry Hart, Jr. was born in Germantown, PA to the late Leroy Hart and Doris Adams. As an only child, Larry enjoyed spending time with his father, either playing baseball or going deep sea fishing. He was very shy, but studious, especially when it came to science. He truly loved physics and astronomy, and spent his life studying creation and the Bible. After graduating from Germantown High School, be briefly attended Temple University. He later…...

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Brian Arthur Evans

Brian Arthur Evans was born on April 9, 1986 in Jersey City, NJ. He later moved to Virginia Beach, VA. Brian made his heavenly transition on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Evans,  grandmother, Pauline Dolison, and grandfather, Henry Dolison. Surviving to cherish his memory are his Mother, Gail Young, Grandmother, Williamae Evans, Children- Cinsir Evans, Zion Evans, and Taejon McInnis; Sisters- Natalia Carr and Lisa Clinton; Brothers-Jeffrey Carr, Keith Evans, and Cleveland Williams; Niece-Carmen Williams; Nephews-Carter Williams,…...

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Verona Maxine Rachal

Verona Maxine Holmes Rachal was born June 5, 1947 in Norfolk, VA to the late William Holmes Sr., and Nancy Holmes. On Saturday September 29, 2018, our beloved angel slipped in the arms of God. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Calvary Baptist Church during her early years at the church. Verona was very active in the church she taught Sunday School. She taught classes, helped organize programs and…...

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Roland Edward Jackson

On September 22, 2018 God called Roland Edward Jackson home. He was born on March 22, 1958 in the Berkley section of Norfolk. He was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School in 1976 and was very well-known in his community. He lived with his mother, the late Fannie Jackson and his father, the late Herbert Jackson Sr., his sister, Wilma Burrus, predeceased him. Roland is survived by his brother, Herbert Jackson Jr. (Kendra). He was also survived by 7 nieces and nephews,…...

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Roderick D. Brummer

Roderick D. Brummer passed away September 29, 2018....

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Daisy Bell Anthony

Daisy Bell Anthony passed away September 26, 2018....

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Larry L. Blanchard

In the early morning of September 18, the omniscient and omnipotent God called his servant Larry Lemount Blanchard of Cape Henry Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia to eternal rest. Larry’s wife, Lillian Y. Blanchard, preceded him in death on September 10 six years ago. He was the son of the late James and Virginia Blanchard. His siblings who predeceased him were, Cleonora Blanchard, Mother Annie Perkins, Deaconess Ella Hill, Joseph, Sidney, and James Blanchard. Larry loved life. Seldom did you…...

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Christopher D. Martin

Christopher DeShawn Martin, 23, transitioned from life to glory on September 30, 2018. He was the loving, son of Douglas E. Toxey and Monique A. Richardson. Christopher first displayed his love for writing in Coleman Place Elementary. He wrote his first book titled “The Funny Clown” which received recognition and was showcased at ODU. This began his passion to become an author, an artist, and musician. After years of perfecting his craft, the rap artist Ckris Mute was born. He was…...

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Ella Louise Davis

Ella Louise Davis passed away September 28, 2018....

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Barbara Tapp

Mrs. Barbara Tapp, daughter of the late Louise Cummings, raised with the help of her grandfather the late Chester Cumming. She made her transition on Friday September 28, 2018 at home comfortable and surrounded by family. Barbara was born on April 11, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey. She attended the Newark Public School System and received her high school diploma from Central High. Later, she furthered her education at Essex County College and upon her completion, worked for the Newark School system for…...

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Mary Virginia Jones

Mary Virginia Jones passed away September 30, 2018....

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Tremella Broadnax

Tremella Broadnax, 89, passed away on September 30, 2018.  Tremella was born on September, 23, 1929 in Norfolk, VA.  She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist church where she participated in Junior Achievement and was a member of the Choir.  “Mel” was predeceased by her husband Rudolph Broadnax and brothers, Odell Foster and Leroy Nicholson. She is survived by daughters, Gloria Blount, Deloris Peters, Dietriet Cheatham, Cynthia Goodson and Eleanor Dixon; sister, Hattie Long;…...

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Tony Tyrone Brown

Tony T. Brown the son of the late, Frederick Gaston Brown, Sr. and Elsie Keeling Brown, transition into eternal life on Thursdvvay, September 27, 2018. Tony was a resident of Tidewater Gardens where he was love by many. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, four sisters, Gustelia Goodman (Jessie), Elsie Biggs-Spratley (Darrell), Sandra Johnson and Paulette Turner Okusi all of Norfolk; five brothers, Frederick G. Brown, Jr., Frederick Turner, David Brown, Daniel Brown (Victoria) all of Norfolk, VA and Jeffrey Brown (Michele) of…...

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Beatrice Payton-Jacobs

Beatrice Payton-Jacobs, 91, of Norfolk went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2018 in Aurora, Colorado. Beatrice was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church Logan Park for over 50 years and devoted to doing the Lord’s work. She was a faithful member of the No. 2 Ushers Board, additionally; she was a proud member of the First Baptist Church Logan Park Four Score Club. Beatrice was also honored for her tireless work…...

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James F. Wells

James Frederick “Baybro” Wells relinquished his earthly cares and slipped quietly from our Midst on Friday, September 28, 2018 a native of Norfolk, Virginia he was the son of the late Leroy and Florence Wells. He was educated in Norfolk, Virginia and with his overwhelming drive to succeed- held several positions in the Norfolk area before enlisting in the United States Air Force where he held the prestigious title of Chef. After retiring from the Air Force he began his civil service…...

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Carmelita A. Scott

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Carmelita Annie Scott went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 27, 2018 after an extended illness. She was born to the late Julius and Lenora Roberts. She was married to Raymond A. Scott, Jr. to that union they raised nine children. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, she attended Saint Mary’s Catholic School and Tidewater Community College. For many years Carmelita was a house wife and dedicated to raising her children…...

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Lottie M. Webb

Lottie Mae Webb (90), was born August 9, 1928 in Nash County, North Carolina to the late Augustus and Elma E. Wilkins. On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, she departed this life peacefully at her home. She was married to the late Clarence Webb and from their union nine children were born. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death;Reverend Harvey Webb, Linda Webb, Reginald Webb, and Beverly McClee. She leaves to cherish her memories: five sons: Clarence Webb, James…...

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Edward Harrison, Jr.

Mr. Edward Roy “Bebo” Harrison, Jr. 70, of Virginia Beach VA entered eternal rest Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Princess Anne Sentra Hospital in Virginia Beach VA. Mr. Harrison was born in Portsmouth, VA September 6, 1948 to the late Edward R. Harrison Sr., and Ethel Gwaltney Harrison. He was a graduate of I.C Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA and served 4 years in the United States Navy. Mr. Harrison fellow shipped with the New…...

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Irene D. Fluker

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Irene “Rene” Fluker, 93, was born on January 10, 1925 in Blackhawk, Mississippi and passed away peacefully in her home in Norfolk, Virginia. She dedicated her life to helping others. She loved, fed and cared for all. She always offered her words of wisdom. She enjoyed sewing…...

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Derryck Evans

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, God called home a son, a father and a beloved friend Derryck A. Evans. Derryck (Boody) as he was Loving known was born March 7, 1970 to Veida and John Evans. Derryck attended and graduated from Manor High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA where he majored in Architectural Design. Derryck was currently employed with the City of Norfolk Maintenance Department. He accepted The Lord Jesus as his Savior as a Member of First…...

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Portia D. Logan

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Portia Logan Rogers, peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord. She was born on December 14, 1976 to Rosie Young and the late Melvin Logan in Texas. Portia was a licensed cosmetologist for Wards Corner Beauty School and Salon 10 of Norfolk, Virginia.  Portia leaves to cherish her precious memory; her husband, Timothy Rogers; daughter, Unchulee B. Logan; sons, Shannon L. Jackson and Christian L. Jackson; sister, Tanya D.…...

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Gregory R. Bateman, Jr.

Gregory Raynard Bateman, Jr. affectionately known as “Lil Greg” was born in Los Angeles, California on April 27, 2006.  He transitioned into eternal life on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Lil Greg attended Rufner Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia where he was an honor student.  He was very intelligent and loved to read.  Lil Greg was a loving, good hearted and well mannered child.  He was a sweetheart who was well loved.  Lil Greg was no…...

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Lester Barnes

On Tuesday September 25, 2018 God sent his angles of mercy to carry Lester Levette Barnes to his heavenly home. Lester Barnes was a Warehouse Worker, for over 26 years for Sales System Unlimited. He was born on September 13, 1950 to Roland Riley and Florence Barnes. He was predeceased in death by his mother and sister (Peggy Wilson). Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 38 years, Ernestine Barnes, his daughter, Della…...

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Larry D. Thorne

Larry Donell Thorne, 62, passed away September 21, 2018. Larry was born in Chesapeake, Virginia and was the son of the Velma Bonney-Mayes and the late John Elmore. Left to cherish his precious memories are his four daughters, Sonya Thorne-Blount, Gaynell Thorne, Teanna Thorne-Cuffee and Megan Thorne; three sisters, one brother, special companion, Vanessa Britt, other relatives and friends....

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Charles E. Quarles

Charles E. Quarles passed away September 23, 2018....

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Jacqueline Elaine Davis

Jacqueline Davis, born Jacqueline Washington was born on November 16, 1961 to David and Jannie Washington. The beloved wife of George Davis, a mother, sister and friend. She passed as a faithful witness of Jehovah on September 23, 2018. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched....

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Bessie C. Hedgeman

Bessie C. Hedgeman passed away September 24, 2018....

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Azarine Hood

Azarine S. Hood passed Saturday, September 22, 2018. The widow of John E. Hood, she was predeceased by parents; Sallie C. Holmes and Walter Sykes, Sr.; sister, Margaret S. Jones and brother, Walter Sykes, Jr. Azarine was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and completed her education in New York after relocating as a teenager. Mrs. Hood retired from the Health Care field with the State of New York after many years.  After retirement, the Hoods…...

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Montrose William Kofi Waite

Montrose William Kofi Waite passed away September 23, 2018....

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Malencie M. Ballard

Malencie Montana Ballard, 63, went home to be with the Lord on September 19, 2018. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who loved her family. She was born on June 15, 1955 in Norfolk, VA. She was the daughter of George E. Ballard, Sr. and Sadie Bell Sneed. Malencie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sadie Bell Ballard and two brothers, James Bond and Redell Ballard. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Granby High School in 1973. She…...

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Brenda Jones

Brenda “Pudding” Jones was called home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren and a host of close relatives and friends....

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Verlie A. Phillips

Verlie Ann Phillips, was born on November 15, 1940 to Christine Porter-Lawson and Hammie Lawson in Camden, SC. She departed this life at home surrounded by family on September 21, 2018. She was baptized at Campostella Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church in Norfolk, VA. She later joined Mount Carmel Baptist church under the leadership of Bishop CV Russell, Jr. She retired as a civil worker from Naval Base, Norfolk, VA., and in her later years…...

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Karen A. Lee

Karen Alesia Lee was born on January 1, 1965 to John (deceased) and Elsie Lee in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She transitioned from life to eternal life on Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home. She was 53 years old. Karen was affectionately known by her family and friends as “Missy” and “Bae”.  She was a graduate of Depp Creek High, attended Va. State and later graduated from Tidewater Community College. Karen leaves to cherish her loving…...

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Theaoplis Counts, Jr.

Theaoplis Counts, Jr. passed away September 21, 2018....

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James Cleven Johnson

James Cleven Johnson, was born on May 6, 1936 in Enfield, North Carolina, to the late Ernest and Pearlie Johnson. He was the 7th of eight children. He graduated from Eastman High School in Enfield. The family survivors are: his wife, Emma (Peggy) L. Johnson; one son, James Cornell Johnson his wife, Sharon of Virginia Beach,VA; one granddaughter, Chanel A. Crump of Suwanee, GA.; three sisters, Mozell Perry and Helen Perry of Enfield, NC; and Bertha Price of Hampton, VA; one…...

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Allen Lee Warren

Allen “Big Al” was born February 22, 1950 in Purdy, VA to Alice Marshall and Collier Warren. His grandmother, Mrs. Leana Marshall raised him in Hopewell, VA, where Al attended public school. As a young adult, Al went into the United States Navy where he served four years as a Navy Corpsman. He was lastly stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. While serving at the Naval Hospital in 1975, he met and married Goldia in 1980. In 1977, he started…...

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