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Edward J. Haley

Edward Joe Haley was born May 13, 1942 in New York City, the son of the late Algie Bell and the late Lenora Brown.  He spent his childhood in Suffolk, Virginia where he attended East Suffolk High School. and was part of both the varsity football and basketball teams.  From a young age he was always tall and muscular, also his resemblance to Joe Louis gained him the nickname “Joe” which followed him his whole…...

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Marjorie R. Bell

On Saturday evening, August 25, 2018, an angel of love touched our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mrs. Marjorie Bell, and into heavenly glory she flew. Her pains and sorrows have been wiped away, for today, she is in God’s care. She was born in Berkley, Va., January 12, 1926, to the late Lathan and Julia Riddick Bell. She ventured to New York City at an early age, where she remained for over 35 Years and worked as a…...

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Rosemary Alford Whitehurst

Rosemary was born in Atlanta, Georgia, as the first offspring of Rev. James A. and Rosette B. Alford. She was surrounded by Christian values and had a remarkable capacity to make moral choices, which she imparted to her three younger sisters and a brother.  She was a role model, and throughout her life touched the lives of all who met her.   She attended public schools in Atlanta and Newnan, Georgia.   As a tribute to her…...

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Yolonda D. Eley Everett

Yolonda Eley-Everett went home to be with the Lord on August 23, 2018 at 3:06pm. Throughout the years, Yolonda took pride in caring for others, being a backbone, and a jack of all trades. You name it, she could do it. She taught us everything she knew and everything we needed to know to survive in this cold world. She believed in us no matter what she discovered about us… Her legacy lives on through…...

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Ada M. Purnell

Ada M. Purnell, 102, of the 1100 block of Rugby Street, Norfolk, VA, peacefully passed away early Friday, August 24, 2018 and transitioned to her heavenly home. She was born July 19, 1916 to the late Oscar and Sarah Moore in Fairmont, North Carolina Public School System and at an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal savoir and joined Philadelphia Baptist Church- Nashville, NC. She later moved to Norfolk, Virginia to start her…...

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William H. Chapman, Jr.

William H. Chapman, Jr. passed away August 22, 2018....

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Charlie Oliver

Charlie Oliver was called home on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Charlie was born on February 16, 1944 to the late Eliza Jane and Bester Oliver in Eutaw, Alabama. After finishing high school, he moved to Hempstead , N.Y. He went to work in Nassau County as a cook at A. Holly Patterson Home for over 30 years. He met and married Gladys M. Downing on September 18th of this year, they would have been married…...

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Deloris V. Hill

Deloris Vernell Hill was born August 14, 1949 to the late Alvin and Mary White in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the third of eight children reared in their loving family unit. She departed this life on Friday August 24, 2018 at her home. She received her education from Norfolk Public Schools and was last employed as a Baker/ Line Worker at the local Mary Jane Bakery. Deloris was best known for her beautiful sprit and matching beaming smile. She was…...

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Dr. Shirley W. Lee

Shirley Wilkerson Lee, who resided in the 900 block of Princess Anne Rd., departed this life on August 22, 2018 in Norfolk, VA. Mrs. Lee was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and the daughter of the late Rev. Dr. James R., and Mrs. Thelma Mullen Wilkerson. Mrs. Lee was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk. She received the B.S. Degree in Biology from Norfolk State University and the M.S. Degree in Earth…...

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Russell L. Allen

Mr. Russell Lee Allen, son of the late Jane Allen Draughn and the late W. T. Moore was born on September 15, 1938 in Edgecombe County, NC. While surrounded by family and loved ones, he peacefully departed this life on August 21, 2018 at the age of 79. After attending Patillo High School in Tarboro, NC at the age of 17, Russell enlisted in the US Airforce. Once discharged from the military, he moved to…...

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James Joshua Webb

James Joshua Webb, “better known as”  Josh, 28, of Norfolk, VA., departed this life on August 21, 2018. He was born January 22, 1990 in Norfolk, VA to Shellie Webb and James Burke Jr. He attended Norfolk Public Schools as young man. He was raised by his grandmother(s) Ruby Burkes and Jannie Webb. Josh was a joy to be around and had a smile that would brighten the gloomiest of days. Although he was a…...

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Sam Ellis, Jr.

The late Sam Ellis, Jr., known to many of his friends and family as “Junior”, was born on April 15, 1948, in Summerville, South Carolina, to the late Jessie and Sam Ellis, Sr. Sam graduated from high school and after completion, made a decision to join and serve in the United States Army. After completing four years in the Arm Forces, Sam relocated to Brooklyn, NY and started his journey with the Department of Veterans Affair Medical Center. During his career, he…...

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Christine R. Welch

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Mother Christine R. Welch passed from this life to her eternal resting place. God, in all His magnificent glory, saw fit to call his child Home. Mother Welch was born October 6, 1923 in Southampton County. She is one of eight children, three brothers and four sisters, to the late Elder Garfield Ricks and Mrs. Lena Barnes Ricks. She began her religious journey at her father’s church, who was the pastor and founder of Saint Paul…...

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Wilhemina J. Terry

Wilhemina J. Terry, 63, of Norfolk, Va., passed away on August 22, 2018 after a battle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 1954 in Norfolk, VA. to Willie and Olivia (Lassiter) Davis. She was a 1973 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She is survived by 4 daughters, Alicia (Dwight) Paschall, Katrisa Espinal, Kimberly (Clayton) Singleton, and Deonna Espinal; 5 grandchildren: Terina, Cameron, Chloe, Jasmyn and Jarrett; a very special nephew Gerald (Renee) Dew, and…...

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Bethany Y. Clemons

Bethany Yvette Clemons (affectionately known as Beth) departed this life on August 19th surrounded by her loving family.  Beth was predeceased by her brother, W. F. Clemons Jr.(Frankie), Paternal grandfather and grandmother, Allen Sr.  and Annie Clemons, Maternal grandfather, James W. Spencer, Great-grandmother, Ester Smith, and Uncles, Robert Brown, Prentice Spencer, Cleodis Johnson and Darnell Spencer. Beth was born on July 4, 1967 in Norfolk, VA.  She was educated in Norfolk & Chesapeake, VA  public…...

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Velma Jean Cook

Ms. Velma Jean Cook was born May 20, 1947 in Norfolk, VA to the late Charles and Cammie Cook. She was the youngest of five children; three preceded her in death, Bernard Banks, Charles Cook, and Larry Cook. Ms. Velma received in formal education through the Norfolk Public School System. She had some hardships and dropout. She was determine to finish and she did. She was so strong and motivated she got her G.E.D. and moves forward in her mother Footsteps and…...

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Jerry Lorenzo Martin

Jerry Lorenzo Martin departed this life on August 15, 2018 at his home in Norfolk, Va. Jerry was raised and attended Norfolk Public Schools as a young man. He later chose the Longshoreman as his career where he worked faithful for over 25yrs until his retirement. He was the son of the late Hennettia Martin and Joseph Watson. He was born November 6, 1941. Two brothers Raymond and Will “Buddy” preceded him in death and…...

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William R. Thomas, Sr.

On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:07pm our Lord called William Russell Thomas, Sr. home to be with him. William was born to his father Augusta Parker, Sr. and mother, Daisy Thomas in Smithfield, VA on October 19, 1943. He attended school at St. John’s Catholic School in Norfolk, VA, Ruffner Jr. and High School, Booker T. Washington High School. He was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church, 1000 Holt St. Norfolk, VA 23504 for 57 years. William worked for J.G. Wilson…...

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Djuana Timothy-Taylor

Djuana “Nikki” Timothy-Taylor was born in Norfolk, VA on October 18, 1964 to the late Deborah M. Irving and Robert A. Irving Jr.  On August 11, 2018, “Nikki” as she was affectionately known, was called home in Lawton, Oklahoma. Djuana grew up in Norfolk, VA but later moved to Chesapeake, VA.  She graduated from Indian River High School in 1983. She attended college at Norfolk State University and later decided to serve her country in…...

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Jeffery Jones

Jeffery Jones was more than just a man. He was so many things to so many people that it’s impossible to describe him on one page. He was raised by two wonderful parents Dan Jones and Mamie Jones.  He is survived by his brother Jerry Jones, three wonderful children, Stephen Jones, Tonie Jones, and Ashley Snowden, five grandchildren Amoi Stucking, Amari Stucking, Aaliyah Jones, Keith Snowden III, and Scarlett Snowden, who will each pass bits…...

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Verlon Andrew Romain, Jr.

The Book of Life has ended for our loved one in this place, but God has taken him from a life of sorrow and pain to land of peace and joy. Verlon Andrew Romain entered into eternal rest with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born on October 2, 1978 to Verlon Romain, Sr. and the late Mary Romain in Washington, D.C. Affectionately known as Skino, Andrew began his education…...

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Caboosie Kearney

Caboosie Kearney passed away August 16, 2018....

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Harriett Sanderlin

Tuesday morning, August 14, 2018 our beloved mother and grandmother, Harriett Sanderlin, was called home to be with the Lord. Born December 9, 1946 in Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach to the late Stancil and Cora Williams. She attended Norfolk Public School and was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God. She worked for Union Brick Construction as a bricklayer until she retired. Harriett Sanderlin was preceded in death by her husband, William Sanderlin, grandson, Gregory Uzzle, 4 brothers, Stancil, James, Noble, and…...

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Bernice Payne

Bernice Payne, 84, passed peacefully into the Lord’s eternal rest on August 14, 2018.  Born on April 29, 1934 in Conway, North Carolina, Bernice was one of two children born to Jessie Sue Robinson.  Bernice’s brother, Frank, died in Harlem, New York, as a young man. Bernice left North Carolina to attend nursing school and was a 1958 graduate of the Booker T. Washington School of Practical Nursing.    After 33 years in the nursing services…...

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Hayward Johnson

Hayward Johnson passed away August 12, 2018....

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McKenzee Noel Cherry

McKenzee Noel Cherry passed away August 13, 2018....

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Delois B. Bryant

Delois B. Bryant passed away August 13, 2018....

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Corey C. Collins, Sr.

Corey Christopher Collins Sr. departed this life on August 12, 2018. He was born March 1, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia to Cornelia P. Collins and Joe B. Waddell. Corey was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated in 1997. He was employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) for 18 years and took great pride in his work. He always looked forward to learning new and different aspects of his job. Corey also enjoyed…...

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Kelvin Watford

Kelvin Javon Watford entered this world January 30, 1980. He attended Norfolk Public Schools. He played football as a youth and was family orienated. Kelvin was misunderstood but kept a smile on his face. He went out of his way to make sure everyone around him was happy. Kelvin had a great sense of humor and an amazing spirit. He was the life of the party and loved getting together for card games. He had a very competitive spirit. Kelvin loved his…...

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Delma Ben Batson, Jr.

Delma ‘Ben’ Batson was born June 06, 1945, in Wichita Kansas. Ben Batson departed this life August 09, 2018 in Portsmouth Virginia. Anything that got the adrenalin flowing were Bens favorite pastimes including flying lessons in a Cessna plane, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and shooting his crossbow. But sailing was his true passion. “When I’m on the water watching the wind catch in the sails of my boat I feel free,” Ben said. In the summer time he sailed his boat Prometheus, to…...

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Levar K. Revils, Jr.

LeVar K. Revils, Jr. 22, affectionately called “Var Var” and “J.R.” was born September 28, 1995 to Chandris Gibbs-Smallwood. He attended Norfolk Public Schools. LeVar loved computers, games and spending time with family. He leaves to cherish his memory of his mother, Chandris Gibbs-Smallwood; great grandmother whom raised him, Jean N. Spruill; stepmother, Eureka Smallwood, two siblings, Avonte Gibbs and Cierra Carmon; grandparents, Brenda Revils, Montez (Curtis) Bradby and Debra Duke; aunts, Betty Dean and Evonne Bryant; a very supportive cousin that…...

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Susan H. Eidenberger

Susan Houston Eidenberger, daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Mooney was born on September 13, 1956 in  Greenock, Scotland. She was the 6th of 8 children including: Yvonne, Thomas, Catherine, Eileen, Rosie, John, and Robert. Susan received her education while in Greenock, Scotland. Eventually, Susan met and married Michael G. Eidenberger and the two of them came to America in 1977 in order to start a family of their own. Their union was blessed with two loving and devoted children:…...

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Mamie A. Seward

Mamie A. Seward passed away August 8, 2018....

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Levertis Wiggins

Levertis Wiggins passed away August 9, 2018....

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Betty Spencer

Betty Spencer passed away August 9, 2018....

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Deloris A. Bedford

Deloris Ann Bedford was born on January 26, 1945 to Garfield and Elizabeth Jones in Norfolk, Virginia. After the passing of her mother, she spent time in New York and North Carolina with family, until she returned to Virginia at the age of 18. She completed her high school education in Norfolk, Virginia. In the early 80’s, she attended nursing school while raising three children and her grandson. In 1982, she met her husband and…...

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Richard A. Kimp

Richard A. Kimp passed away August 9, 2018....

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Agnes M. Benn

Agnes May Benn also known as “Haggie”, 58, of Chesapeake, VA, went on to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She was born December 16, 1959 to the late Dorothy A. McBride and Richard McCoy in Chesapeake, VA. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Benn and sister Doretha Benn Corprew. Agnes was a graduate of Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, VA. She was a homemaker but often provided childcare for her great nieces and nephews. Agnes loved the lord…...

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Kennadi Salina Cline

Our sweet KENNADI Salina Cline was born on May 27, 2007 in Manahawkin, New Jersey and left to become an angel on August 6, 2018.  Kennadi had the brightest eyes that lit up every room she entered.  At 3 months old she was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder.   This did not prevent our Ken Ken from flourishing in her own way. She had a captivating personality, was always full of life and loved people. …...

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Danny Jones

Danny Jones was born March 7, 1950. He went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2018. Danny Jones is predeceased by his father, John Williams Jones, Sr.; wife, Delphine Jones; son, Dekar Jones; two sisters, Eva Mae Jones and JoAnn Elliott and two brothers, Thomas Lee Jones (Lil Bay) and Jerry Lewis Jones (Buddy). He leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Addie Mae Walston; two sisters, Mary Sessoms and Linda Bray; three brothers, Annaise Jones, John Jones and…...

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Jarvis Marshall

Jarvis Marshall passed away August 6, 2018....

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Elder Cetha E. Boone, Sr.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:15 am in Maryview Medical Center our beloved Father, Elder Cetha E. Boone was called home to be with God. Elder Boone was born on February 28, 1930 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Alfred Boone and Irene Boone. He was 88 years old of his sixteen siblings, he is survived by one sister Mrs. Yvonne Stanley. He married AliceStein Stanley and from that union three daughters and one son…...

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Benjamin M. Clements

Benjamin Monroe Clements entered into eternal rest on August 9, 2018. He was born to the late Arthur and Gertrude Clements on June 7, 1937 in Brunswick County, VA. At an early age, he joined and was baptized at Good Hope Baptist Church in hometown. Ben was an outdoors man and his favorite pastimes were gardening, fishing, and hunting game. He taught his children the value of education and hard work. He leaves to cherish…...

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Franchot Tony Spellman

Franchot Tony Spellman went home on August 3, 2018. He was born on February 14, 1939 to the late Ralston and Margaret Wesley Spellman in Hammonton, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Louise Spellman and Twanda Lewis; brother, Ralston Spellman Jr.; son-in-law, Eduardo Lowery and adopted stepson, Nathaniel Huggins Jr. He moved to Moyock, North Carolina as a child and was raised by Ella Cox Spellman, and completed his education in the Currituck County School System. His…...

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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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