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Rodney J. Anderson

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 3:56 am the angel of mercy peacefully came into our midst to retrieve his own; Rodney Jovan Anderson entered into his eternal resting place. Rodney was born August 28, 1984 at 11:03 pm to Helena M. Anderson and Byron T. Anderson, Sr. He was the happiest of their children. He grew to be known as a jokester, and a loving and strong hearted person. As a youth, he played baseball and football for…...

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Joe A. Houston

Joe A. Houston passed away August 6, 2018....

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Shirley L. Cousins

Mrs. Shirley L. Cousin, age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday August 6, 2018 at Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, Va.   She was born to the late Fred Everette and Mary Overton Everette on August 16, 1938, in Norfolk, Va. Shirley Cousin was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and worked in the Norfolk Public School System for several years.  She was an active member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and participated on…...

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Esther Shaw Payton

Esther Shaw Payton, 80, of Chesapeake, Virginia, entered the gates of heaven in her sleep on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at her home. She was born April 15, 1938, in South Carolina to the late Corine Mack Clark and Samuel Peterson. Early in her lift she met and married the late Wilbert E. Payton, Sr. She is survived by her brother, Moses Simpkins of Chesapeake, Virginia; five children, Michelle Payton-Kenner, Severn of Maryland, Sheena Payton of Chesapeake, Virginia, Wilbert E.…...

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Rev. George Gill, Jr.

Rev. George Gill, Jr. passed away August 2, 2018....

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Rose Mary Keen

Rose Mary Keen passed away August 3, 2018....

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Freddie C. Barr, Sr.

Freddie C. Barr, Sr. passed away July 31, 2018....

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William D. Drew, Jr.

William D. Drew, Jr. passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the oldest son of the late William D. Drew, Sr. & Maime Drew. William graduated from I.C. Norcom High School. He served seven year in the U.S. Air Force earning the rank of sergeant. While on active duty, he received the Bronze Star for meritorious service as a personnel records processing clerk at Nha Trang Air Base in…...

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Jean A. Long

Mrs. Jean Arlene Long, daughter of the late Maggie Baxter and Isaac Morris, was born on September 16, 1936 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She attended the public schools of Pocomoke, Maryland. At an early age, she professed her faith in God and His son, Jesus Christ. She served the Lord faithfully throughout her life until her death. She was united to Robert Long in May of 1983. He preceded her in death on January 10, 2010. She was also preceded in death…...

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Karlton C. Pruden Jr.

Karlton C. Pruden, Jr., 34, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 4th at the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Karlton was born on March 13, 1984, at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, to Karlton Pruden and Antoinette Pruden. Karlton was a 2002 graduate of Tallwood High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. Karlton  later obtained an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science. He was later employed as…...

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Keith C. Leacraft

Keith C. Leacraft passed away August 3, 2018....

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Aaron Devon Perry

Aaron Devon Perry was the son of Brian Sr. and Sonja Armstrong. He was born on December 5, 1984. On the morning of August 1, 2018, he was lifted up into heaven. Aaron grew up in Norfolk, VA where he attended public school but later earned his GED. Aaron was very artistic as he could write and draw really well. Aaron always had aspirations of being an entertainer (rapper) but later found a new interest…...

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Sandra Murphy

Sandra Murphy passed away August 1, 2018....

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Harry L. McNeil

Harry Lee McNeil was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 1, 1949 to the late Jessie McNeal & Mary Williams-Mercer and was raised by Charles Mercer. In his youth Harry moved to Camden, North Carolina and was educated in the Camden public school system. Harry graduated from Marion Anderson High School in 1969 and attended trade school to be an automobile mechanic in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Harry had many interest and hobbies, but his favorites were drag racing and driving his Honda motorcycle. Harry…...

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Jimmy Broadwater

7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.  Romans 14:7-9 Jimmy Broadwater…...

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James Bagley, Jr.

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, James C. “Moe” Bagley, Jr. peacefully transitioned into heavenly paradise. Born September 30, 1952 in Portsmouth, VA, he was the eldest son of 4 children to James C. Bagley, Sr. and Mamie L. Bagley. Growing up, Moe enjoyed playing basketball and picking fights with his younger brother, Phillip. Later, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS John Kennedy before being honorably discharged in April 1978. Moe most…...

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Melvin D. Clifton

Melvin D. Clifton was born June 6, 1946 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Lonnie Clifton and the late Eva Clifton. He went home to be with the Lord while sleeping on Tuesday morning, July 31, 2018. Melvin attended George Peabody Elementary, Riddick Weaver Jr. High and graduated from I.C. Norcom High, he served in the U.S Army for six years and worked at Norfolk Naval Base until he retired as a Supply Technician. His favorite hobby was playing hard ball…...

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Cary L. Cuffee

Cary Lee Cuffee was born on December 15, 1952 to Willie Cuffee, Sr. and Leatrice Cuffee in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He passed peacefully on July 29, 2018.. Cary Lee twas surrounded by his loving family during his last days. Cary Lee Cuffee was self-employed and a “ Jack of All Trades”. He was known for his ;many nicknames ; “ Blow”, “Curtis Blow”, “Curd Lee”, and “Flow”. He was very intelligent, cheerful, and humorous. Cary enjoyed laughing and joking with his family,…...

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Cornelius M. Perry

Cornelius M. Perry passed away July 28, 2018....

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Larry Edward Smith

Larry Edward Smith was born on September 18, 1961 to the late Louis Calvin and Rosa Lee Smith in Norfolk County. Larry was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School system. His final place of employment was with Quik Crete Chesapeake, where he worked as a machine operator. Larry was a very compassionate and loving man, who always put his family first. Those who knew him appreciated his quick wit, honest feedback and warm smile. Larry loved to listen and play…...

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Jesse Bost

Jesse “Fatts” Bost, Jr., 48, a 24 year Norfolk, Virginia resident born to the late Yvonne and Jesse Bost, Sr. on April 7, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York. He was called home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on July 29, 2018. He had a beloved childhood. He attended New York Public Schools. In 1994, Jesse decided to leave Brooklyn and migrated to Norfolk, VA where he met the love of his life Jamie Green who mothered six…...

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Clarence D. McNeal, Sr.

Clarence D. McNeal, Sr. passed away July 28, 2018....

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Kenneth D. James

Kenneth D. James July 25, 2018....

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De’Jana Mone’ Leary

Jose` and Deidre were so proud when they welcomed their baby girl, De`Jana Mone` Leary on August 20, 2002. She departed this life on July 22, 2018. She was loved by everyone that knew her. Especially her mother, father, and family. De`Jana was a very happy person, always smiling about something. She was kind, loving, and an energetic person. De’Jana attended Maury High School where she was rising 11th grader. She took school seriously. Always doing her homework as soon as she got out of…...

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Nellie M. Babb

Mrs. Nellie M. Babb was born in Norfolk, VA on February 14, 1935. After battling several illnesses, she gained her heavenly wings and went to join our Lord and Savior on July 23, 2018. Nellie attended Booker T. Washington High School in 1951 where she excelled in track and field. She was a homemaker and devoted mother of 13 children. Mrs. Babb was predeceased by her husband, William H. Babb and three sons, Maurice S. Thomas, Alonzo L. Thomas and Anthony…...

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Jonathan J. Pope

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, we lost Johnathan J. Pope, a kind and wonderful gentleman, who was loved by all who knew him. Jonathan was simply an amazing young adult who enjoyed meeting people.  As a volunteer at the Endependence Center, he had a great desire to serve his community. He was a Board Member, he spoke to the Virginia Beach City Council, and he attended several meetings with our Legislative law makers in Richmond on behalf…...

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James R. McCleese

James Ronald “Tony” McCleese, Sr. was born on January 19, 1947 to the late Cora McCLeese Barnes in Norfolk, Virginia. James attended Norfolk Public Schools and later joined the US Army where he served in the Vietnam War. James was later stationed in Oakland, California where he decided to make it his home once he completed his term in the US Army. James became a full-time employee as a bus driver for AC Transit where he later retired. James Ronald “Tony”…...

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Betty R. Fuller

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 KJV Betty Ruth Fuller transitioned from this life into the eternal presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus…...

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Randolph D. Branch

Randolph D. Branch was born in Norfolk, VA on May 25, 1950 to the late Frank Sr. and Elnora Branch. He attended and graduated from Central Texas College with an associate degree in legal studies in the 1990s. In 1968, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and has been an active member of the alumni chapter since. He was an employee at the US Attorney’s Office for over 20 years and retired from the US Army after 20 years…...

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Sarah L. Roberts

Sarah L. Webster-Roberts was born March 20, 1931 in Chesterfield VA. Sarah was predeceased by her husband Mr. Levin Roberts Sr., Aunt Carrie Goins, Brother Eugene Webster and Cousin Margene Lewis. She finished her race and received her wings on July 29, 2018. For the better part of her life she worked for the family of Franklin D. Edmondson for 40 years. She influenced and impacted her family and people around her on how to live life with God’s joy and peace. Sarah…...

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James Carrrington

James Carrington passed away July 28, 2018....

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Charlene G. White

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 It is said that there are three words in the English vocabulary that are more solemn than all others. They are life, death, and eternity. Life is more solemn that death; to live is more serious than to die, the object of Christ’s death was life. A Christian’s death gives one a more abundant life.…...

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Lawrence G. Brathwaite, Jr.

Lawrence Gerard Brathwaite, Jr. Affectionately known as “Beaver”, was born on March 16, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to late Lawrence Brathwaite and Jeanette Corney. Lawrence married the love of his life Lena who predeceased him and also preceded in death his sister Diane Brathwaite and brother Dennis Brathwaite. He grew up in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York along with his brothers and sisters. Lawrence completed his general education in Brooklyn and enlisted into the United States Army…...

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Shaheem L. Rasheed

Alvin Antonio Barnes whom later became Shaheem Labeeb Rasheed was born on August 16, 1964. He departed this life to his eternal home on July 19, 2018. He is now reunited with his mother the late Jacqueline P. Barnes (Levy); his brother, Velvert Lee; grandmother, Dora Barnes; aunt Eula Walker and uncle, Antonio Barnes. He attended Norfolk Public Schools. Shaheem was a dedicated Chef, Barber and DJ. He loved music and was a great dancer and had a good eye for fashion.…...

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Corey A. Tatem

Corey A. Tatem passed away July 24, 2018....

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Kevin Thomas Harold Holmes

Kevin was called home on July 22, 2018. He fought a long battle until the Lord said, “Come and rest a little while.” Kevin was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He moved to Norfolk, VA with his grandfather the late Joseph Alfred Watson in 1989. This is where Kevin met his wife Tammy Holmes their next-door neighbor. Kevin and Tammy started a family and moved to grandy village section of Norfolk. They met many…...

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Lewis E. Walton

Lewis Earl Walton was born March 6, 1971 in Patterson, NJ. He transitioned into his new life July 7, 2018. Lewis enjoyed listening to Reggae music. Lewis was a very outgoing and loving person. Lewis loved his kids and family. He was always there for everyone. Lewis was the life of the party, he was a die-hard fan of the 49ers football team. Lewis is predeceased by his father, Earl Caldwell; brother, John Walton and sister, Pamela Walton. Lewis leaves hind…...

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Linda C. Hyman

Linda Charlotte Moore Hyman transitioned to be with our heavenly father on Friday, July, 20, 2018. Surrounded by loved ones, she peacefully left the earthly realm. Linda matriculated through the Norfolk Public School System and in second grade was tested as reading on a 7th grade level. She was an avid reader and loved to discuss current events with anyone. She retired from Retail management in 2001 and remained close friends with many of her…...

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William Henry Johnson

William Johnson was born on April 19, 1938 to the late Louvinia and James Johnson. A child of a large family he leaves behind his brothers, Larry and Ben Johnson; sisters, Katherine and Carolyn Johnson and Margaret Jones. He is predeceased by his brother David Johnson. He left home at an early age and began work as a contractor, a profession that he carried with him all throughout his life. It provided to him many skills that he would pass onto…...

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Andrew L. Corbett

Andrew L. Corbett passed away July 20, 2018....

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Rashawn M. White, Jr.

Rashawn M. White, Jr. passed away July 19, 2018....

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Vanessa L. Jordan

Vanessa L. Jordan passed away July 21, 2018....

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John Lovelace

John Lovelace Sr. affectionately know as “Johnny”, passed away peacefully at his home in Virginia Beach, surrounded by his family early Monday, July 23, 2018. John was born October 17, 1944 in Lynchburg, VA to Clyde Lovelace Sr. and Bettie Marie Lovelace. John relocated to New Jersey where he worked at St. Barnabas Hospital for 35 years before retiring. John was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Peggy Holmes, Wilma McCutchen, Cliff Lovelace, and Floyd Lovelace. John’s memory will always be cherished…...

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Carlton Lamar Goar

Carlton Lamar Goar passed away July 17, 2018.  ...

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Malverse A. Nicholson, Jr.

Malverse A. Nicholson Jr., 55, transitioned this life on July 15, 2018 with his mother at his side.  Born Oct. 8, 1962, in Norfolk, VA, he graduated from Hampton University in 1984.  He spent more than 25 years as an instructor and university administrator, having worked at Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Prince Georges (MD) Community College.  He was a certified mediation practitioner and a member of…...

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Wilbert Lee Walker

Wilbert Lee Walker passed away July 20, 2018....

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Xavier Ronail Tripp

Xavier Ronail Tripp passed away July 14, 2018....

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James M. Rogan

James M. Rogan, 82, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 1, 1935 to the late Leila Rogan. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine Rogan of 47 years; he leaves to cherish his loving and devoted daughters, Alveeta Hose and Caffie Wood and precious granddaughters Jessica, Arrington, Caressa, and Rihanna....

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Belinda Lee Coleman

Belinda Lee Smith – Coleman, “Dinky” went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by her family on her home in Norfolk, VA. Dinky was born on July 15, 1963 to James and the late Mildred Smith. A graduate of Maury High School in 1981, Dinky furthered her education by attending Commonwealth Community College in the late 80’s. Upon completing the medical assistance program, Dinky worked as a Licensed CNA for 5 years. Dinky was…...

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Dione D. Owens

Dione D. Owens passed away July 19, 2018....

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