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Renee Yvette Greene

Renee Yvette Greene passed away December 22, 2018....

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Illya Tyrone Boose, Sr.

Illya Tyrone Boose, Sr. passed away December 19, 2018....

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Rosa M. Chisholm

Rosa Chisholm, a retired jewelry retail sales professional and devoted grandmother. Lived in Norfolk VA for the last 14 years and was also a long time resident of Philadelphia PA. She passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on 22 December 2018 at the age of 70 while she was a patient in the Sentra Norfolk General Hospital from complications of cancer. Rosa is survived by her children, Troy Kelley, Gary Kelley, Lakeisha…...

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Stanley Thomas, Sr.

On Saturday December 22, 2018 our Heavenly Father welcome His son, Stanley Thomas Sr. home from this life peacefully. Stanley Thomas Sr., (85) was born on March 1, 1933 in South Hampton County, Virginia to the late Theodore and Ethel Thomas. He met his soulmate, Bessie Lee Edwards. They were married on December 19, 1954 and had three children. He served his country in the United States Army, then retired from railroad service and longshoreman…...

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Bobbie Jean Melvin

Bobbie Jean Melvin, 68, peacefully entered God’s Heavenly Kingdom on December 18, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the first-born child of the late Thomas E. Davis Sr. and late Dollie Mae Davis in Alcolu, SC and lived most of her life in Norfolk, VA. She is a 1969 graduate of Norview Senior High School where her love for helping others nourished. After earning her nursing license in 1980 from Central School of Nursing,…...

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James Theodore Watkins

James T. Watkins, 85, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away on December 22, 2018, after a period of illness at Autumn Care of Portsmouth Nursing Home. He was born May 9, 1933 to the late Mary Wright Clayton and James Henry Watkins. He graduated from Booker T. Washington and received a degree from Norfolk State University. He joined the US Army at an early age and served in the Korean War. He retired after…...

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Alonza E. Tate, Sr.

Mr. Alonza Edward Tate Sr was born December 19, 1961, to Jessie Beamon and the late Willie Tate in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara Necola Tate and several siblings. His family moved to Staunton, Virginian for a few years and moved back to tidewater a few years later in 1983 he married Leslie Walker they were married for thirty-five years they had ten children, Alonza was a very hard-working…...

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Willie Mae Smith

We give praise for the life of Willie Mae (Stepney) Smith who passed away December 20, 2018 at the age of 93. Willie Mae was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, former Marine and pastor Rev. Lawrence J. Smith, Sr. She is survived by six children: Lawrence, Jr.; twins Bernard (Janice) and Bernice Spruill (William, Jr.); Delores Dancy; Yvette Copeland (Richard); and Regina Hilliard (Stanley); and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great…...

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David Shambley, Jr.

David Shambley, Jr was born in Harrisville, North Carolina on October 2, 1927 to David Shambley and Maggie Collins.  He was raised and educated in North Carolina. David served his country in the United States Navy in World War II.  He retired with an honorable discharge after 6 years as a steward’s mate 1st class in 1947.  He also retired after 35 years as a postal work in 1982. David met and married his soulmate, Deloris…...

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Beulah M. Leavelle

Beulah Mae Leavelle gained her heavenly wings in the presence of her loving family on Thursday December 20, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General hospital. Beulah was born March 1951 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the late Green and Sudie Leavelle. She received her education at Christian County High School and later attended Kee Business College in Norfolk, Virginia. She was a volunteer at the Chesapeake  Redevelopment and Housing Authorities. She later became an Administrative Assistant for the CRHA…...

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Alice R. Brown

Alice R. Brown passed away December 13, 2018....

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Rodney Stegall

Rodney Stegall passed away December 16, 2018....

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Yara Eliana Rae Rosado

Yara Eliana Rae Rosado passed away December 14, 2018....

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Mary Francis Twine

Mary Francis Twine, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina after a courageous battle with heart and respiratory conditions. Her son was by her side and her family was in her heart at the passing of her spirit. Mary Francis was born July 8, 1929, in Sunbury, NC, to Edward and Mary Sutton. She was a longtime resident of Norfolk, Virginia; three years ago,…...

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Maxine McCullen

Maxine McCullen passed away December 15, 2018....

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Ernest Jackson

Ernest Jackson passed away December 17, 2018....

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Christine I. Long

Christine I. Long passed away December 18, 2018....

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Deanna Brickhouse

Deanna S. Brickhouse was born in Norfolk, VA to Alice Turner, and Arthur Skinner. She was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Deanna was a dedicated employee of Southland Technologies for over 20 years. Her coworkers became more like extended family members as she was always regarded as the strong, independent, caring but outspoken, woman that so many people have come to love cherish. When she retired in 2011, instead of enjoying…...

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Ralph L. Scott

Ralph L. Scott passed away December 17, 2018....

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Michael Ovall Jackson

Michael Ovall Jackson passed away December 6, 2018....

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Lucille Elliott

Lucille Elliott passed away December 15, 2018....

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Maurion B. Hardison

Maurion R. Hardison, 32, was called home on December 14, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born to the late Karen Gaddy Hardison and Maurice Hardison, Maurion was always a gentle, loving and caring person.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Lake Taylor High School. He also attended Tidewater Community College.  Maurion worked as a Lab Technician at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was dearly loved by everyone he worked with. Reared to be…...

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Jadon Z. Jenkins

Jadon Z. Jenkins passed away December 14, 2018....

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Garland Alston

Garland Alston passed away December 16, 2018....

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Laverne Virginia Faison

Laverne Virginia Faison passed away December 12,2018....

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Vivian Clement

Vivian Clement passed away December 13, 2018....

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Rosalind L. Spivey-Houston

Rosalind ‘Roz’ L. Spivey-Houston was born on June 27, 1956 in New York, to her late parents, Robert L. Spivey and Abby L. Webb.  The second of nine children, she is predeceased in death by four brothers.  Ros was raised, and educated  in New York, New York.  Intelligent and determined, Roz graduated  from State University of New York at New Paltz , where she earned a BA with Honors.  While attending New Paltz, Roz met…...

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Pamela Ann Riddick

Pamela Ann Riddick passed away December 14, 2018....

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Marcia Denise Johnson

Marcia Denise Johnson passed away December 12, 2018....

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Thomas Edward Williams

Thomas Edward Williams passed away December 10, 2018....

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Aaron B. Russell, Sr.

Aaron B. Russell, Sr. of Chesapeake, Virginia, departed this life on December 5, 2018. He was born on July 24, 1946 to the late Gertrude S. and Clarence B. Russell, Sr. and was a former member of New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church. Aaron graduated from Union Kempsville High School, class of 1965. He also graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1969 and returned to Virginia Beach…...

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Kathy L. Harris

Kathy Lynette Harris departed on December 9, 2018 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg. She was born in Chesapeake on December 5, 1961. Kathy was the daughter of Rosa L. Joyner and the late Charles E. Joyner. She was educated at Indian River High School. Kathy worked for the Janitorial Department for Chesapeake Public School System. Kathy was a very energetic person. For whatever reason, Kathy loved jumping fences and kept a baseball…...

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Keona L. Bennett

Keona L. Bennett peacefully closed her eyes and began her eternal rest on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Keona was born June 20, 1989 to Darlene and Harold Bennett in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Keona was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. She was a loving mother to her two children, Leyah and Andre Walke. She made many friends and will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her…...

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Eugene K. Wilson “Bubba”

Eugene K. Wilson, “Bubba,” 87, passed away on December 11, 2018 at Depaul Medical Center. He was born on June 24, 1931 to the late Ethel Rowe and Elmer Wilson. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. “Bubba” retired after 30 years of service as a Process Operator for Penrod Jurden Clark. He is survived by his wife, Mable Wilson; son, Ron Wilson (Katrina); brother, Willy Alexander, Jr.; grandchildren, Ronnie Mason and…...

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Carolyn Elizabeth Simmons

Carolyn Elizabeth Simmons was born November 24, 1943 in Whitmire, SC, Newberry County by a midwife at the home of Mary Jane Rice to her parents, the late Sally Mae and Dennis Jeter Jr. and she departed this life on December 11, 2018. As a young lady, Lib as she was called, was quiet and focused on her studies.  She graduated from Gallman High school in Newberry, SC in 1961 as the valedictorian of her…...

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John P. Perdue, Jr.

John Pete Perdue, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 .  He was born December 23, 1949 to the late Ruth & John Perdue, Sr. (Radford, Virginia).  He was preceded in death by his sisters Shirley Akers, Inez Stith and Ardelia Perdue. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Sharron of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Tonya Corley (Gavin) of Norfolk Virginia; two sons, Marlowe Benton (Sharronna) of Virginia Beach;  and Lamont Mitchell (Cherelle) of…...

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Shirley B. Williams

On December 11, 2018, Our Heavenly Father called His daughter, Shirley B. Williams home. “Granny,” as she was affectionately called, was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was born May 26, 1937, to the late Joseph and Alice Atkins. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Leroy Williams. She leaves one daughter, Phyllis Gilliam; three sons, Willie (Sharon), Jerry, and Vernon Hannah; one sister, Josephine Fields; two…...

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Joyce Haley Lipscomb

Early Wednesday morning on December 12th our loved one was called home. Joyce Linda Haley Lipscomb was born January 27, 1948 to parents Arthur J and Alice C. Haley, in Richmond, VA. The last of three children, Joyce received her early education from Richmond Public Schools. Joyce accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Moore Street Baptist Church of Richmond. She left to cherish her memory her devoted loving daughter and caregiver, Kim Parris, her sister, Simonetta Wright, brother-in-law, Kenneth Wright…...

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Patricia A. Hayes

On Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:30pm, Mrs. Patricia Anne Lowery-Hayes peacefully transitioned into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior....

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Allen Glover, Jr.

Allen Glover, Jr. passed away December 8, 2018....

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James B. Moseley, Sr.

James Bernard Moseley, Sr. passed away December 10, 2018....

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Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter was born on Aug 31, 1928  to  Mattie Hunter and William Hunter. With his parents permission at the age of 17 Aaron enlisted in the navy. Aaron dedicated his life to the United States Navy for many years. Aaron was married to Mattie E Hunter in 1954. During their marriage they had four sons: Steven Hunter or Bakersfield California, Thomas Hunter of Bakersfield California, Jerald Hunter of Bakersfield California, and Dywane Hunter of Bakersfield California. Aaron also leaves behind 9 grandchildren Kristen Hunter, Jonathan Hunter, Kathryn Hunter, LaCrisha Hunter, Shantel Hunter, Jerry Hunter Jr, Brandyn Hunter, Brittine Hunter, and Dywane Hunter II. He also leaves behind 14…...

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Tarrion Alexander Riviere

Tarrion Alexander Riviere, age 30, a beloved Father, Husband, Son, Brother and Veteran, of Norfolk Virginia has passed away on 3 December, 2018. Tarrion was born and survived by his Mother, Gisela Acosta and Juan Riviere on 7 November, 1988.  He was also, survived by his two children, Tristan age 6 and Abel age 2, wife Anita Zyskowski and four brothers, Jimmy Deloatch, Trevor Ardila, John Riviere and Ralph Riviere.  April 2009, Tarrion made his…...

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James Franklin, III

James Franklin, III, 63, formerly of Chesapeake, VA passed away on December 2, 2018. He was born May 6, 1955. He was a graduate of Norfolk State University and University of Chicago. He was a retired Registered Respiratory Therapist and Neonatal Pediatric Specialist.   He was predeceased by his parents, James and Sarah Franklin, Jr. and brother, William P. Franklin. He leaves to cherish his memory, his partner, James K. Aldrich, his sister, Nadeese Moore; his…...

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Marshall E. Ray, Sr.

Retired Chief Steward Marshall Edward Ray Jr., of Portsmouth, VA passed early Sunday morning on December 9, 2018 surrounded by his family. Affectionally known as Chief Ray, he was born on July 8, 1924 to the late Marshall E. Ray Sr., and the late Mamie Chisolm Ray in a small bayou community in Houma, Louisiana.  Chief Ray joined the US Navy in September 1941 and was assigned to the USS Hornet October 1941. He served…...

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Charles A. Brockett

Charles A. Brockett of Chesapeake, Virginia, died peacefully in the evening hours of December 7, 2018, after a courageous battle with the illness that befell him. A native of Princess County (now Virginia Beach), Virginia, he was born on January 24, 1937, to the late Gideon Brockett and Allean Hider Brockett Mosley.  He was preceded in death by his sisters:  Mary Alice Brockett Clemmons and Olivia Brockett; his brothers: Forrest Brockett (Bernice) and Tommie Brockett;…...

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Jeffrey L. Mazyck

Jeffrey L. Mazyck passed away December 5, 2018....

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Elward L. Holman, Jr.

Elward Levon Holman Jr. was  born in Fort Huachucha, Arizona on June 7, 1965 to Elward Levon Holman Sr and Blondie Renee Holman, peacefully entered into eternal rest with the Creator on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by family and friends. Elward Levon Holman Jr. affectionately known as “Levon” and “June” to family friends, graduated from East Forsyth High School of the Winston Salem Forsyth County…...

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Fred Lee Stokley

The youngest of 9 Children, Fred Lee Stokley, was born in Hot Springs, North Carolina on August 3rd, 1939 to the late Mamie Maggie-Lean and Charles Stokley. Growing up Fred was a mountain kid who loved to climb the trees and swing from the vines. He was someone who just loved being outdoors. If Fred wasn’t out enjoying nature, he was at home reading his comics and playing videos. Fred attended schooling in North Carolina until his 2nd year at Stevens Lee High School,…...

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Fritz A. Lucas

Fritz A. Lucas passed away December 2, 2018....

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