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Bobby Gene Johnson

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Bobby Gene Johnson, of Virginia Beach, VA on December 28, 2021, at the age of 50 years old. Bobby will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christy Johnson, five children: Donika Smith, Bobby Branch, Shaniah Grier, Christopher and Bobbi Johnson. Grandchildren: Jayden Martin and Brennon Branch. Bobby is also survived by his Mother: Catherine White, five sisters: Richetta Jackson (Darryl), Syretta…...

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Sylvia Spearman

Sylvia Spearman passed away December 29, 2021....

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Diane Sue Falls

Diane Sue Falls departed this life on December 25, 2021. She was born in Pahokee, Fl. on November 3, 1942. She was a warrior, survivor, and a mom to many. She always did what was necessary to provide for her children. Diane enjoyed ripping, running, and piddling (as she called it). She was always busy doing something for somebody and rarely did things for herself. Diane was always on the run and never wanted to…...

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Florence Williams

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7   Florence Williams, 77, was born January 03, 1944, in South Mills, North Carolina. She departed this life on December 24, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Elliott and mother to her late daughter, Phyliss Elliott and sister to her late brothers, Henry L and Johnny Lee Elliott. She became a…...

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Shirley Theresa Jones Tynes

Shirley Theresa Jones Tynes, 86, passed away on December 21,2021. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends that cherished her dearly. Shirley was born in Norfolk ,Virginia. She was preceded in death by Felsie Jones Sr., Joseph Tynes Jr.,and her son Ronald Jones Shirley dedicated her life to Jehovah God and was baptized in 1975. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory six sons, Quinton(Jane),Felsie(Sophia),Ralph,Michael(Patricia),Barton(Wandra),Darryle. Two daughters  Joyce , Yvonne and a Host of grandchildren, greatchildren…...

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Michael Grant Richardson

Norfolk- Michael Grant Richardson, son of the late Joseph and Alice Richardson, was born on January 7, 1950 and departed this life on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021. He attended Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, VA and received an associate degree from Tidewater Community College. He leaves to celebrate the life he lived with his two brothers, Edward and Carlton (deceased); four sisters, JoAnn, Patricia, Rita and Toni; and four nephews and nieces, Dana,…...

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Chamarr G. Currie-Smith

Chamarr G. Currie-Smith passed away on December 25, 2021....

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Mary Geneva Jones

Mary Johnson Jones was born Mary Geneva Johnson on January 1, 1929 in Norfolk, VA to the late Carey Lee and Annie (Stallings) Johnson.  Mary went home to be with the Lord on December 24, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her three siblings, Arthur, George and Rosa; her granddaughter, Katina LaNette Jones, and her daughter-in-law, Mary E. Jones. Mary Geneva Jones graduated from Booker T. High School where she met and married Percy…...

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Robert “Ed” Hill

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Robert Edward “Ed” Hill was born on March 5, 1943 in Tillery, North Carolina and departed this life peacefully on December 24th, 2021 with his family by his bedside.  As a teenager, Robert accepted the Lord as his personal Savior and became a member of New First Baptist Church Taylorsville. Also, he taught Sunday school. Robert Hill was a longtime resident of Jeffrey Wilson.  He attended I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia and graduated in the class…...

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Valerie B. Smith

Valerie Beasley Smith was born on November 18, 1959 to the late Joseph Ward Beasley and Annie Nesmith Beasley in Norfolk Virginia. Valerie Graduated from Lake Taylor High School and received an Associate’s degree in Business at The CommonWealth College she also attended Norfolk State University as well to further her studies. Valerie Smith (LaLa) worked as an AT&T operator for a number of years before transitioning over to the City of Norfolk where she…...

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Shirley E. Boston

Shirley E. Boston passed away on December 24, 2021....

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Lavetta Louise White

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, LaVetta Louise White departed this journey of life in the comfort of her home in Chesapeake VA with her devoted husband by her side. LaVetta was born to the late Callie M. Jingles and Fred Wilkins on May 25, 1949 In Los Angeles CA.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as brothers Clarence E. Jingles, and Fred Jingles, Of Long Beach CA,   and John…...

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Diana L. Santana

Diana L. Santana passed away on December 22, 2021....

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Sallie M. Stewart

Sallie Stewart fell asleep in death on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Sallie was born on August 31,1940 to Frazier William Austin and Molly Mosley Austin in Scottsville, Virginia. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband Stanley Stewart; siblings Rosa Abbott, Dorothy Washington, Mary Wood, William Austin; daughters, Henrietta Chapman, and Jeannette Chapman. She is survived by her siblings, Christine Solomon, and Roger Austin; daughters, Janice Chapman Smith (William) and Monica Chapman; special daughters, Percilla Yates, and Linda Mitchell (Michael);…...

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Deborah Lynn Holloway

Deborah Lynn Holloway passed away on December 22, 2021....

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Brandon M. Southern

On December 23rd 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm Brandon Mikel Southern passed away.  He is survived by his husband, Nathan Naylor; Mother, Melody Southern; father, Jim Southern and brother, Justin Southern. Brandon was a loving husband, son, brother and friend.  He brightened everyone’s day that he encountered and would gladly give you the shirt off of his back.  If he wasn’t talking passionately about one of his interests he was intensely listening to yours.  While his life was…...

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Albert Ingram

Albert Lomond Ingram, 82, transitioned to his heavenly home on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth VA. Albert was born in St. Augustine, TX, on July 17, 1939 to the late Albert Greer and Gladys Singleton. He was preceded in death by parents and his brothers, John, James and Jerry Ingram. Albert spent his childhood traveling the world with his military father and family before settling in the Hampton Roads area to…...

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Pamela Renee Riddick

Pamela Renee Riddick passed away on December 22, 2021....

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Mozell Delois Rogers

Mozell Delois Rogers, the daughter of Audrey Mae Bottoms and Columbus Bottoms, was born on May 24, 1950 in Northampton County, NC. She transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on December 23, 2021 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk Virginia. Mozell was a proud mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her children, Darren, Latisha, Cassandra, family, and friends. She enjoyed reading books and reading her bible. Mozell is survived by her…...

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Joe Lewis Davis

Joe Lewis Davis “Red Joe” was called home to eternal rest on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.  He was born in Chester, South Carolina on May 24, 1947 and resided in Portsmouth, Virginia for over 50 years.  He was an auto repairman by trade and owner of Davis Towing Service....

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Myanda L. Kelley

Myanda L. Kelley passed away on December 23, 2021....

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Curtis Copeland

Curtis Copeland passed away on December 16, 2021....

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Johnnie Woods

Johnnie Woods passed away on December 15, 2021....

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Roland Smith Jr.

Roland Smith Jr. passed away on December 21, 2021....

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Sarah Francis Bailey

Sarah Francis Bailey born November 8, 1932 in Suffolk, Virginia entered eternal rest in the comfort of her home on Saturday, December 25, 2021. Sarah retired in 1998 from High’s Ice Cream in Norfolk after twenty-seven years of service. Sarah will be sorely missed and is survived by her daughters, Anita L. Seymore (Willard), Ramona Bailey-Ford (Albert), and Toni B. Jones. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Carl, Randee, Samone, James III, and Bailey, great grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter; and a host of…...

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Cornelia McCown

Cornelia McCown passed away on December 25, 2021....

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Calvin Julius McGlone

Calvin Julius McGlone, went home to be with the Lord on December 23, 2021. Calvin was born on March 7, 1952, born to the late Samuel Brimage and Mary Brimage of Norfolk, Virginia.  Calvin, is survived by his daughter Crystal McGlone-Trotter (Darrell) of Norfolk, Virginia; two step-sons Troy Williams (Sherri) of Norfolk, Virginia, Trent Williams Sr. (Michelle) of Chesapeake, Virginia; three sisters: Ivy Moore of Rock Island, IL, Kathy Lamb of Norfolk, Virginia, Mary McGlone…...

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James M. Burke Jr.

James Malakiah Burke, Jr. was born on November 10, 1945, to the union of the late James M. Burke, Sr. and Kathleen Smith Burke. Affectionately known as James Jr., he was the third of their four children. He had a special bond with his mother, and they loved each other dearly. James Jr. was especially fond of and devoted to his late paternal grandparents, Rogers and Margaret Burke whom he warmly called, Daddy Rogers and…...

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Alton L. Williams

Alton L. Williams passed away on December 19, 2021....

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Michele Rene Donaldson

Michele Rene Donaldson passed away on December 22, 2021....

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Tameka Spaulding

Tameka Spaulding passed away on December 12, 2021....

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Delfonia T. Wright

Delfonia T. Wright passed away on December 12, 2021....

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Twila Mignon Lenora Spencer

Twila Mignon Lenora Spencer passed away on December 18, 2021....

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Carolyn Abdullah

Carolyn Abdullah passed away December 20, 2021....

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Osborne Kenneth Hunter III

Osborne Kenneth Hunter III passed away on December 19, 2021....

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Earl D. Bradford

Earl D. Bradford was born on October 22, 1956, in Suffolk, Virginia. He was a dedicated worker as a heavy equipment Operator with the City of Norfolk, Streets and Bridges department for 19 years. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he worked in the trucking industry until he retired in 2019. He returned home to Virginia where he lived steps away from the beach to enjoy his hobbies of fishing and listening to music as…...

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Brenda R. Britt

Brenda R. Britt, 51, of Chesapeake, VA slipped away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021.  She was born on July 3, 1970, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late James Thomas Britt, Sr. and Eula Britt.  Brenda attended Lake Taylor High School. She enjoyed providing all the latest local news and events to all who would listen. She liked dancing and making others laugh! One of her greatest achievements that brought her such joy were her…...

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Gloria A. Langley

Gloria Ann Langley was born to the late William Lindbergh Holmon Sr. and Pearl Langley Sommerville.  She was the second oldest of eleven children.  On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, God called Gloria to her eternal resting place at the age of 71. She attended the public school system of Norfolk, Virginia and attended Booker T. Washington High School.  She worked many years in the public school system as a cafeteria worker and was a homemaker. …...

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Charlie M. Morgan

Charlie M. Morgan “Gail” passed away on December 17, 2021....

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Darlene Foreman

Darlene Francise Dowell-Foreman, 69, of Portsmouth, VA was granted her wings on December 17, 2021. Darlene was born October 10, 1952, in Washington, DC and raised in Portsmouth, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Margaret Hanks. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt (Aunt Dolly) and grandmother. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Etelka Davis (Brian), Rasheen Hillard, and Toni Foreman. Her beloved sisters, La’Rue Burgess…...

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John Andrew Morrow

Very quietly and peacefully on December 6, 2021, almighty God who doeth all things well, gently closed the eyes of our beloved John Andrew Morrow, and carried him to eternal rest. John Morrow was born to Captolia Anderson and Curtis Harris on July 15, 1941. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High in 1959. He joined the Merchant Marine Service on the U.S. Flagship Manhattan where he served in Food…...

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Aubry Johnson

Aubry Johnson passed away December 12, 2021....

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Calvin Jerome Johnson

Calvin Jerome Johnson was born to Wilson Robert Johnson and    Vivian Alexander Johnson on March 10, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA and honorably served in the United States Marine Corp where he was a combat engineer, a P.O.W. and Vietnam survivor, and a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal....

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Crystal Lynn Peace

A Time to Be Born: Crystal Lynn Peace, native of Norfolk, Virginia was the daughter to the late John Parker and Evelyn  Peace. A Time to Love – Be Fruitful and Multiply: She attended Granby High School in Norfolk, VA. Crystal Lynn Peace, leaves behind two birth jewels Dwon Allen Peace, Glendesha Lynnell Fuller, and she was gifted with a bonus jewel Audrey Smith. Crystal “Chris” loved and cherished her family. A Time to Work…...

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Arthur L. Taylor

The adored husband, father, poppa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Arthur “Louis” Taylor fell asleep in death on Monday, December 13, 2021.  Louis was born Wednesday, January 22, 1941 to Johnnie and Maggie (Sanderlin) Taylor in the Berkley section of Norfolk, Virginia.  He was the third born of nine children.  At the age of nine, he suffered an enormous tragedy; Louis lost his legs in a train accident. He never allowed anyone to feel pity…...

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Alfred C. Taylor Jr.

Brother Alfred Charles Taylor, Jr. chose rest over labor at his home on December 10, 2021. He was born on August 29, 19533 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was one of seven children born to the late Alfred C. Taylor, Sr. and Elma Butler Taylor. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leon O’neal Taylor. Alfred, affectionately known as, “Big Al”, “Big Poppa”, and “Pops,” was a service member of both the Army and Navy…...

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Lois Maurice Brinkley

Lois Maurice Brinkley passed away on December 15, 2021....

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Anita Brown

Anita Brown was born on June 15, 1959, in Germany to Mr. James and Mrs. Lucille Brown. At an early age, Anita worshipped at First Lutheran Church of Portsmouth. She graduated from Deep Creek High School and was an employee at Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). She was known as “Glam Mom” at the Turquoise School of Dance.  She was also a dedicated baton twirl coach to her granddaughter Skyy. Anita was a daughter of Mount…...

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Brenda D. Creekmore

Brenda D. Creekmore passed away on December 15, 2021....

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Tre’mont M. Webb

On April 28, 1998, a handsome and precious baby boy, named Tre’mont Marquis Webb (affectionately known as” Tre”) was born to Lamont Webb Sr., and Cindy Michelle Eldridge in Norfolk, VA. “Tre”, was the youngest of the four brothers and he had one sister. ‘Tre’ grew up in Norfolk, VA, and graduated from Maury High School. He excelled in his academic studies, and received special recognitions and awards. He often volunteered and helped others after…...

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