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Evelyn Carolyn Cooke

Evelyn Cooke, the daughter of the late John D. Mason and Evelyn B. Mason was born on August 25, 1955 maiden named Evelyn Carolyn Mason. After a lengthy illness, she was called from labor on Sunday June 17, 2018. Evelyn was affectionately known to family and friends as “Bae Bae.” Bae Bae is survived by her husband Howard N. Cooke of 33 years, son Lorenzo Mason (Tabetha), daughter Lakeisha Cooke, step daughter Jacinta Cooke and step son Howard Cooke Jr. She also leaves behind grandchildren Tyler Mason (Lorenzo & Tabetha), DaShawn Cooke (Howard Jr.) Jalen Cooke (Howard…...

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Beulah E. Sutton

Beulah E. Sutton 86, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2018. She is predeceased in death by her husband, William Sutton, Sr.  Beulah is survived by her seven children, thirteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four sisters, one brother, and other family and friends.  She was a native of South Mill, North Carolina....

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Steve Arnold Pittman

Steve Arnold Pittman, 63 went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 15, 2018. Steve was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 20, 1954 to the late Mike Sutton and Minnie Pittman of North Carolina. Steve grew up in the Tidewater Park area of Norfolk. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Upon graduating, Steve enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country for over ten years. He later began his civilian career at the Naval Base as a Material…...

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Hattie G. Kindred-Fenner

Evangelist Hattie G. Kindred Fenner, 94, of the 1400 block of Corprew Ave, joined the Lord on June 16, 2018. She was a native of Caswell, NC, born July 8, 1924, to the late Walter and Liner Goganious. As a little girl, she resided in Wilmington, NC, moved to Florida as an adult, and then to Norfolk where she grew a loving family of nine children. She reared seven of her siblings’ children and many…...

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Mary E. Williams

Mary Elizabeth Parker Williams, 104, went home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2018.  She was born December 17, 1913 in Greenville county North Carolina to John and Alice Parker.  She was predeceased by her husband John Henry Williams and her daughter Nora Jenkins. She is the last of seven siblings born to her parents. She was a domestic worker for Harry Levin Ship Store and the Levin family in Norfolk most of her adult…...

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David L. Cartwright

For I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight and I have finished the race and kept the faith. On Friday, June 15, 2018 our beloved husband, uncle, cousin and friend David “Lil David” Louis Cartwright was called home to be with the Lord. He was born April 10, 1941 to the late Beatrice Cartwright and Louis Gilliam in the Berkley section…...

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Lashone A. Jones

We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 LaShone Aisha Jones was born on February 20, 1977 to Vernon Jones of Detroit, Michigan and Valeria A. Jones of Chesapeake, Virginia. She was dearly beloved by her family as “Shone” was their only daughter. She was a fun loving person, who loved to make others laugh. She has a great love for music;…...

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John Robert Cook, Sr.

John Robert Cook, Sr. went to his home on Monday, June 11, 2018 after a brief stay in the hospital. Born on January 14, 1932 in Norfolk, Virginia to Vinnie Cook Burrell and John Atkin. John received his formal education in Norfolk a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He received his bachelor’s Degree from Winton Salam State University. He also serviced in the military. (Army) John worked with Local 1248 for 27 years. (Retired) He was a member of First Baptist Church…...

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Mary E. Taylor

Mary E. Taylor passed away June 11, 2018....

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Dominic Danyale Ricks

Dominic Ricks 45, was taken away so suddenly on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Our hearts are filled with sorrow and grief knowing that we can no longer feel his presence. Dominic was born in Portsmouth, VA to Harold Bush and Glenna Ricks. A lifelong Virginia resident, Dominic was formally educated in both the Portsmouth and Norfolk Public Schools System. Dominic earned certificates in both Culinary Arts and Masonry. Dominic had a zeal for life and was…...

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Leander Hayes, Jr.

Leander Hayes, Jr. passed away June 8, 2018....

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Roosevelt Felts

On June 10, 2018, the Lord called Roosevelt Felts to eternal rest. He preferred to be called ”Felts” or “Mr. Felts”. He was born August 31, 1938 in Macon, Georgia to the late William and Annie Felts and later raised in North Carolina. He completed his secondary education at P.S. Jones High School in North Carolina, and furthered his education at RCA Institution in New York City. He moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he met and married the love of…...

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Wardell Williams

Wardell passed away peacefully in his home on the 10th of June 2018, with his family by his side. He was born on July 23, 1948 to the late Corine Rhodes (Henry Rhodes) and Velma Williams in Norfolk, VA. Wardell received his education through the Norfolk Public School System and was an employee of Meredith Construction Co. for 20 plus years, where he later retired and went on to start his own lawn care business.…...

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Paul Nelson Stevens

Paul Nelson Stevens “Diddy” 42,  of the 800 block of W. 26th St. passed way June 10, 2018. He was born on November 26, 1975 in Portsmouth, VA  to the late Russell Thomas Stevens, Sr. and Colleen Elizabeth Stevens. He was also predeceased by his brother, Jonathan Glenn Stevens. Paul was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and worked for 13 years as a cook for Cogan’s Pizza. Paul is survived by his sisters,…...

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Christine Anne Speller

Christine Anne Speller passed away June 7, 2018....

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Nathaniel Cherry, Jr.

Nathaniel Cherry, Jr. passed away June 8, 2018....

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Waverly Brooks

On June 7, 2018, amongst his loving family, another angel embarked upon his Heavenly journey.  Waverly “Slim” Brooks, 75, was born on March 16, 1943, in Norfolk, VA to the late Doris Owens Brooks White and Willie R. Brooks.  He was the third of fourteen siblings and the oldest male, making him “The Protector”. He was raised by his late grandparents, Sam and Eva “Eyar” Owens. Waverly attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk,…...

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Jeannie Epps

Jeannie Epps was born August 8, 1948 to the late Joe Sam & Georgianna Epps. An angel came and took her hand, Jeannie left this wordily word on June 6, 2018 at Sentara Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk Virginia. Jeannie was predeceased by her husband James Young (Benny). Jeannie had a golden soul, anyone who ever came in contact with her always left with words of encouragement and wisdom. Jeannie was referred to by everyone has…...

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Sarah F. Johnson

Sarah F. Johnson passed away June 6, 2018....

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Dorothy L. Kenion

Dorothy (Ms. Dot) Lorraine Jane Kenion slipped quietly and peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father early Thursday morning, June 7, 2018 at Sentara Hospice House, Virginia Beach. Dorothy was a long-time member of St. Paul AME church before joining Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA. Dorothy was born on October 22, 1929 in Washington County, North Carolina to the late Josephine Cleo Norman and Wilbert Howard.  Dorothy graduated from Booker T. Washington…...

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Pamela Watson

Pamela Watson passed away June 6, 2018....

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Raymond Stanley Griffin

Raymond Stanley Griffin was born on October 1, 1953 in Harlem Hospital in New York City to Norma Wilson and Raymond Griffin. Shortly after his birth he was brought to Money Point, Virginia where he was raised. He attended Oscar F. Smith High School. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Navy as a radar technician. After the Navy he returned to New York City where he attended Brooklyn College and worked at several different jobs including a transporter of luxury…...

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Armelia Ortiz

Our mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend took God’s hand and went quietly to her heavenly home on June 4, 2018.  She was greatly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Armelia Ortiz was born in New York, New York on May 20, 1929, to Julio Cambian  Martinez and Eulalia Cambian of Puerto Rico. She made her profession of faith at an early age and served as a member of the Catholic…...

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Maurice A. Hyman, Jr.

Maurice A. Hyman, Jr. passed away June 6, 2018....

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Lt. Col Lattice Askew, Jr.

Lt. Col Lattice Askew, Jr. was born on March 6, 1938 in Harrellsville, NC. He was the first born of five children to Lattice Askew Sr. and Catherine Simon Askew of Harrellsville, North Carolina. At a very young age Lattice Jr. worked on the farm with his parents who were sharecroppers to help support the family.    Lattice Jr. attended school as often as possible and graduated in 1956 from Calvin Scott (CS) Brown High School…...

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Reco Devon Hunter

On June 4, 2018, Reco Devon Hunter was called home to be with the Lord. Reco was born on July 18, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia to Franklin John Clay and the late Barbara Faye Younger. Reco was educated in the Virginia Beach School System. He attended Salem High School as well as Floyd E. Kellam High School. Reco received his G.E.D. in 2004. Reco loved to play sports and excelled in every sport he played. Reco played baseball; it wasn’t a sport he was…...

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Marcello Charon

Marcello Charon passed away June 4, 2018....

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James E. McCormick

James E. “Booney” McCormick 72 of Chesapeake, VA passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Booney was born in Nash County, North Carolina on January 25, 1946. Booney graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, VA, class of 1963. Booney was preceded in death by his parents Gus and Ora Lee McCormick and one sister, Barbara Gibson. Left to cherish his memory: wife of 41 years, Audrey Y. McCormick, his children,…...

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Wilbert Jordan, Jr.

Wilbert Jordan, Jr. passed away June 4, 2018....

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Keith Edward Lacey

On June 3, 2018, our beloved Keith Edward Lacey departed this life at Sentara Hospice Center, in Va Beach, Virginia. Keith was born on June 16, 1964, in Great Lakes, Illinois. Later his family was transferred to Norfolk, Va, where he started elementary school. As a child he enjoyed being the Boy Scouts, playing little league baseball and fishing. Once his family moved to Va Beach and he began playing football, his passion for the…...

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Joan C. Woodson

Joan Carol Woodson was born February 2, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Clarine Davis and James Davis. She peacefully passed on June 1, 2018 at Sentara Heart Hospital at Norfolk General. Joan affectionately known as Joanie received Christ early in life and was a known member of Chesapeake Christian Center. She was college educated and had a passion for entrepreneurship. She was known for being a dedicated hard worker who at an early age not only broke barriers by…...

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Leo Carr, Jr.

On Friday, June 1, 2018, our Lord and Savior called home his angel, Leo Carr, Jr. He was the oldest boy of the late Leo Carr, Sr. and Lucy Mary Carr. He was born on June 2, 1953 and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. Leo was educated in the public schools of Portsmouth, Virginia. A very strong, hardworking father, Leo worked as a construction worker (pipelayer) for over 30 years. He was employed with Gaston Brothers for 20 years, and retired in 2017.Leo…...

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David L. Sneade

David “Ronnie” Sneade was born December 2, 1953. He was son of the late James Jennings and Leanora Sneade. Surrounded by loved ones, the Lord called David home on June 4, 2018. David was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. He later began his career as the head janitor at Chesapeake City School Board. In 2012, David affectionately known as “Ronnie” became a teacher assistant at New Life Daycare. David accepted Jesus Christ as…...

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Lenora S. Dyke

Lenora S. Dyke passed away On June 2, 2018 Our mother went to be with the Lord in paradise. She was born in Trenton, New Jersey and spent most of her growing years in Vauxhall, New Jersey. She was formally married Charles I. Dyke and moved with him to Concord, VA to raise their family. She was inspired to become a nurse while working with those who were disabled. When she took her first college course…...

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Annie C. Vaughan

On May 30, 2018, the Sweet Sprit of our dear mother, grandmother; great-grandmother and great-great grandmother went to join the Savior in that home not built with hands, but whose maker and builder is God. Annie was born on May 16, 1937 in Branchville, Virginia to the late Thomas and Lubie Branch. She was first widow of the late George C. McKoy Sr. and second widow to the late Eugene Vaughan of Portsmouth Virginia. She was a member of First Baptist Taylorsville in…...

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Jean Boone

Jean was predeceased by husband, James H. Boone Sr. and first born son, James Boone, Jr. both were U.S. Veterans. She leaves to cherish her memories, sister; Mrs. Ruby Swain, Children; David Boone, Joseph Boone, Carolyn Boone, Jackie Hernandeza Boone, Joyce Scott Boone, Mary Boone, Rosetta Boone, 14 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and two special son-in-laws, Harry Scott and Drexel Blossgame....

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Sarah Ann Madison

Sarah Ann Madison, 76, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Sarah as born on May 14, 1942 in Littleton, North Carolina to the Late Henry and Maria Alston. Sarah leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Johnnie Madison; sons, Larry Madison (Dorsey) and Michael Madison; daughter, Sherri Ruff (Lorne); and step daughter, Johnnie Kaye Brown....

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David W. Hunt, Jr.

David W. Hunt, Jr. passed away June 1, 2018...

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Quentin Cole

Quentin Cole passed away June 1, 2018....

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Audrey Mae Lynn

God called one of his angels Audrey Mae Lynn home on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Audrey Mae was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Mary Alice Barnes and James Edward. Audrey Mae worked at Chesapeake Health Care for over 14 years. She was a faithful member of New Galilee Baptist Church in Chesapeake where she served as an usher for over 30 years. Audrey Mae was a friend, sister and a wonderful mother. She was always there for her children…...

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Jennifer O’Neal Afraj

Jennifer O’Neal Afraj passed away May 15, 2018....

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Norman Robert Edmunds, Sr.

Norman Robert Edmunds, Sr. was born on August 24, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the third child and second son born to Robert and Sarah Edmunds. He often spoke of his childhood and the fondness he had of being raised in the Lindenwood section of Norfolk where he played with his siblings, worked in the family garden, walked to school, worked as an usher at the movie theatre, and knew all the neighbors. He…...

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Samantha E. Daniels

Samantha Emetrann Daniels answered God’s call on May 30, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 9, 1967 to the late James Charles Daniels and Allene Brice. Samantha was blessed with two children who she loved dearly. Samantha spent her early childhood years in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She attended Green Run High School and a fashion academy. Samantha enjoyed creating new fashion designs and spending time with her children. She…...

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Gary E. Etheridge

Gary E. Etheridge passed away May 29, 2018....

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Joan B. Jones

Joan B. Jones passed away May 28, 2018....

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Laura W. Hollowell

Laura W. Hollowell passed away May 26, 2018....

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Yvette Coleman Chavis

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, our Lord and Savior called home his angel Yvette Coleman Chavis.  The youngest child of the late George and Mildred Coleman, Sr., she was born on November 11, 1952 and raised in the Lambert’s Point section of Norfolk, Va. A natural caregiver, Yvette worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at DePaul Hospital for 30 years.  Not one to ever meet a stranger and a caring spirit as one would ever…...

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Linda Ann McDaniels

Linda Ann McDaniels passed away May 28, 2018....

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Cain Tom Hill

Cain Tom Hill passed away May 25, 2018....

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Gary Bynum, Sr.

On Thursday May 24th Gary Bynum Sr. was called home to rest.  Loved and respected, he will be missed by both his family and community. Gary Sr. is remembered as being full of life, a solid rock of his convictions, and as support to anyone who needed it. He exemplified what a man was, and how they acted. He leaves behind a wife, Gail, a son, Gary Jr.,  two sisters Brenda and Anna, a host…...

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