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Miguel A. Sanders

Miguel A. Sanders passed away on December 30, 2020....

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Conswella Constance Edmonds

On May 24, 1981 in Brockton Massachusetts, Conswella Edmonds (Swella) was born to the late Galatians Edmonds Sr. and LaVeria Edmonds. Conswella attended First Colonial High School where she became a track and field star. After graduating high school, she attended Tidewater Community College and then joined the Navy at age 19. While serving in the United States Navy, Conswella was stationed in California. After leaving California, she moved back to Virginia where she was…...

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Ruth Ella Nixon

Ruth Nixon was granted her angel wings on December 20,2020. Her final days were spent with her Granddaughter, Tasha. Ruth’s life may seem short to many, but those who were touched and loved by her are extremely blessed to have a love like hers. Ruth was born on June 25, 1939 in Scotland Neck, NC. She is pre-deceased by her Parents, Willey and Gertie Williams, Husband, Percy Nixon, SR, Son, Percy Nixon, JR, and Granddaughter,…...

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James Bullock

James Bullock, 64, passed away on December 23, 2020 after a brief illness. James was born and raised in Norfolk, VA the tenth child of William and Rosa. He survived by one daughter, LaBrandy Johnson and four grandchildren, Shaiaira, Shianna, Zsacari and Zsaciah; great-granddaughter, Aria; girlfriend, Polly; one sister, one brother and a host of nieces and nephews. We all loved him and he shall surely be missed.    ...

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William E. Bullock, Jr.

William “Bruh” Earl Bullock, Jr., 71, of Norfolk, VA  died December 21, 2020 at his residence. William was born November 7, 1949 to William Sr. and Rosa (Daniels) Bullock. William Earl Bullock, Jr. was raised in the Lindenwood section of Norfolk. will had his regrets in life, “never to for get the sins of the father”, but to aspire from them and believe in second chances. March 199,1, he found that new start in Hampton,…...

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Charles McKinley Reynolds, Jr.

CHARLES MCKINLEY REYNOLDS, JR. Charles McKinley Reynolds, Jr., was born on January 11, 1937, in Thomasville, Georgia, the firstborn child of Johnnie Mae and Charles McKinley Reynolds, Sr. He joined a loving and industrious household in Albany, Georgia, where his father was a prosperous insurance executive, with the historic North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the country’s largest and most successful Black enterprises, and a future Baptist minister; and his mother was a…...

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Lauren Nicole Wheeler

Lauren Nicole Wheeler, daughter of Kim Turner and Kevin Richardson Sr, was born September 17, 1985, in Norfolk, Virginia and on December 31, 2020, at the tender age of 35, God called her name and took her by the hand. At an early age, Lauren’s faith foundation started while attending Atlantic Shores Christian Academy and New Light Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. There she learned God’s word and it was nothing to hear her recite…...

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Moses Wheatley

The life of Moses Wheatley embraces that of a great, wise and wonderful man.  Moses was born on August 9, 1934, in Winnsboro, Louisiana to the late Jefferson Davis Wheatley and Bernice Robinson.  He was brought up to be “respectful, hardworking, friendly, and strong” – weakness and laziness were not permitted in the no-nonsense world of Moses youth.  As a young man he was an excellent athlete, who at 6 feet 4 inches excelled at…...

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Rosa Marie McKinney

On Wednesday December 30, 2020 our beloved aunt was called into eternal rest. Rosa Maria McKinney was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Marie Wiggins on September 20, 1945. She was a longtime member of Smyrna Church of Christ Holy Disciples in Norfolk where she served as a missionary and was active in other duties.  In addition to her mother and brother, she was predeceased by her husband, Aaron McKinney Jr. and her mother-in-law,…...

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Roberta Faye Walker

Roberta Faye Walker passed away on December 30, 2020....

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Charles L. Brooks

Charles Leon Brooks was born October 29, 1961 in Shawboro, NC to the late Clinton Brooks Sr. of Pasquotank County, NC and Ophelia Cowell Brooks of Crawford Township, NC. He attended Pasquotank County Schools and Virginia Public Schools. Charles became a member of St. Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Greensboro, NC under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Tyrone D. Hunter. Charles leaves behind: his loving wife Virgie Holley Brookes, daughter Sabrina Simmons, stepdaughter Nicole…...

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Clarence L. Jordan

Clarence L. Jordan passed away on December 27, 2020....

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Teresa Michelle Williams

Teresa Michelle Williams was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Willie Eli King and Gladys Beatrice King. Teresa made her peaceful transition to heavenly rest on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Teresa was passionate about serving others and pursued a nursing curriculum from Tidewater      Community College upon graduating from Granby High School. For over 20 years, Teresa served as a private duty nurse with various home health providers. For an…...

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Cynthia S. Mickins

Cynthia S. Mickins passed away December 24, 2020....

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Patrick Mark Sharp

Patrick Mark Sharp passed away on December 25, 2020....

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Shirley M. Forte-Brothers

Shirley M. Forte-Brothers passed away on December 25, 2020....

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David Roosevelt Franklin, Jr.

David Roosevelt Franklin, Jr. passed away on December 17, 2020....

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Curtiss D. Prince

Curtiss Davien Prince was born on Saturday, October 13, 1979, to two loving parents, Janis Prince and Curtis Prince. Although he shared the same name as his father, he was not a Jr.  He has always been his own man.  Curtiss attended Elementary School CES 230x and Junior High School PS 75 on City Island, both in the  Bronx, New York. He then went on to attend A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Harlem,…...

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Mylani Everett

Mylani Everett passed away on December 24, 2020....

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George H. Banks

George H. Banks, 88 passed away at home on Saturday, December 26, 2020. George was born November 28, 1932 in Norfolk, VA to the late John and Fannie Banks. George attended Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He was also educated at Norfolk State University (formerly Norfolk State College). He began his career honorably serving in the nation during a time of war as a member of the US Army in  Korea, followed by 19th…...

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Kathy E. Mitchell

Kathy E. Mitchell passed away on December 17, 2020....

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Michelle Lucy Frooks

Michelle Lucy Frooks was born January 17, 1958. Her parents were Viola B. Frooks and Sylvester Frooks of Newport News, VA. They attended First Church of Newport News Baptist on 2300 Wickham Avenue, of Newport News, VA. They were the owners of Jackson Cleaners & Pearlies Grill at 2108 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, VA. The couple preceded her in death. Michelle Frooks transitioned on December 22 2020 at home in Chesapeake, VA. We know that God…...

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Ariel M. Cherry

Ariel M. Cherry passed away on December 19, 2020....

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Sarah L. Hamlin

Sarah Lee McClenon Hamlin was born to the late Ruth McClenon in Norfolk, Virginia, on December 11, 1929. She lived an abundantly blessed life of ninety-one years. Sarah transitioned peacefully on December 24, 2020. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She also attended “Little State,” which is now known as Norfolk State University, for two years. Sarah remained active in the Norfolk community for many years. She served as an Officer of Elections…...

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Michael Bennett, Jr.

On December 22, 2020, Michael Bennett, Jr suddenly passed away. He was born on the 22nd day of November, in the year of 1977 in Newark, New Jersey, where he spent half of his life before moving with his family to reside in Virginia in 1990. Michael attended Peshine Avenue School in Newark, New Jersey. After moving to Virginia, he attended Bayside Middle School, Bayside High School and to the Marine Institute in Norfolk, VA,…...

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Bernice P. DeBroux

Bernice P. DeBroux passed away on December 25, 2020....

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Vera Harris Stephens Bass

Vera Harris Stephens Bass passed away on December 23, 2020....

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Larry D. Stokes

Larry D. Stokes passed away on December 20, 2020....

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Willie S. Dixon

Willie S. Dixon passed away on December 25, 2020....

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Viola M. Bandy

Viola M. Bandy passed away on December 22, 2020....

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Larry L. White

Larry L. White passed away on December 14, 2020....

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Glenn D. Martin, Sr.

Glenn David Martin, Sr. was born July 16, 1958 in Staten Island New York. He was the youngest of seven children to John H. Martin Sr. of Edenton, North Carolina and Anna M. Richardson of Petersburg, Virginia. Upon graduation from high school, Glenn met and married his first wife Ella Vaught. Their union was blessed with three beautiful daughters. He joined the Navy as a Boiler Technician, which led to his engineering career with the…...

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Reva Rosa Lee Lambert

Reva Rose Lee Lambert was born on March 7, 1922, in Norfolk County, Virginia to the late George Myers and Eva Armstrong.  She departed this life on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital. She was married to Ross Lambert Sr. on May 15, 1944. Reva accepted the Lord as her Savior and attended Abundant Life Christian Church for over 30 years. She worked at Norfolk, Virginia’s voting pole and was privileged…...

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Doris Beasley Wright

Doris Beasley Wright, 93, died at home Wednesday, December 23, 2020. She was born October 3, 1927 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Samuel and Emily Williams Beasley. While in Elizabeth City, Doris attended public schools and Corner Stone Baptist Church. In 1956 she married Junius Wright (deceased), moved to Portsmouth, VA and joined Third Baptist Church. In her church and in her community, she was active in a variety of ministries. Her life…...

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Marilyn R. Stepney Watson

MARILYN RENNETT STEPNEY WATSON Today we celebrate the life of our beloved Marilyn, affectionately called Rennett by her family. Marilyn Rennett Stepney Watson was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on June 21, 1958, to the late Sylvester Stepney Jr. and Vivian Barnes Stepney. Marilyn made her peaceful transition from earthly labor to heavenly rest on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at INOVA Hospital, Leesburg, VA, after a rapid decline in health. Marilyn received her early education in…...

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Daisy M. Allen

Daisy M. Allen passed away on December 22, 2020....

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Justin A. Smith

Justin A. Smith passed away on December 22, 2018....

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Joseph Ernest Dowling, Jr.

Joseph Ernest Dowling, Jr. passed away on December 19, 2020....

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Mable Patricia Vandora Wilson

On Friday, December 18, 2020, God said, “No more pain, No more suffering, No more fighting; it’s time to come home, my child!” And so, she went to her Father’s eternal home. Mable Patricia Vandora Brock Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, January 28, 1945 to the late T. Sgt. Garfield and Alice E. Brooks.  She was the oldest of six children.  Her beloved siblings affectionately called her “Pat.” She was educated in…...

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Barbara Jean Harrell

Barbara Jean Harrell was born May 12, 1950 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Emma Lee Harrell and William R. Pulley Sr. Barbara Jean lived in Crestwood area of Chesapeake, Va. as well as Tidewater Park then in Norfolk, Va. She was known as “Candy Lady” on Holt Street(1062 Holt Street to be exact.) Barbara Jean work for as well as Retired from Norfolk Public School as a Custodian. Her last known school was Chesterfield…...

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Virginia McDonald

Virginia McDonald passed away on December 20, 2020....

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Rickey Lee Wilson, Sr.

Rickey Lee Wilson, Sr. passed away on December 18, 2020....

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Kenneth Livingston Williams

Obituary “Amazing grace shall always be my song of praise…For it was grace that brought my Liberty… I’ll never know just why he came to love me so…He looked beyond my faults and saw all my needs…I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary…To view the cross where Jesus died for me… How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul…He looked beyond my faults and saw all my needs.” The Beginning On June 13,…...

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Elizabeth B. White

Elizabeth B. White passed away on December 21, 2020....

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Arlethia Jones White

Arlethia Jones White passed away on December 17, 2020....

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James Cleo Chapman

James Cleo Chapman, 65, “CJ”, passed away on December 18, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Gat and Valene Moore Chapman; brothers, Richard and Bobby Moore and his sisters, Deloris Scott, Vanessa Sessoms and Willie Bee Chapman. James leaves to cherish his memories his son, Calvin Bailey (Nicole); five sisters, Diane Uzzle, BettyRuth Holloway, and Sheryl, Elaine and Marquita Chapman; granddaughter, Brittany Crank (Willie) and a host of other relatives and friends....

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Lillie M. Edwards

Lillie M. Edwards passed away on December 19, 2020....

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James A. Henderson

In the early morning of December 19, 2020, James “Hendue” Arnez Henderson entered into eternal peace and rest at Sentara, Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA.  James was born on June 8, 1941 in Jackson, GA to the late Lois Womack. He completed his education within the Jackson School System and graduated from Henderson High. After graduation, James joined the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, he served in Vietnam and was…...

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George Parker, Jr.

George Parker, Jr. of the 3000 block of Bell Street, transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on December 11, 2020.  George was born on May 24, 1944, the second oldest of five, to the late George Parker, Sr. and Anna May Hill of Norfolk, Virginia.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Granby High School.  In addition to being a solid student, George was credited with being the first African American student to play in…...

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Chris Mengoulis

Chris Mengoulis passed away on November 24, 2020....

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