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Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller

Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller passed away April 12, 2018....

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Mary Violet Black

On April 9, 2018, at Sentara Nursing Care in Portsmouth, VA, Mary Violet Black (Lee) departed this life for eternal reward. Mary was the second of four children born in Newark, NJ on January 25, 1924 to Lucille and John Lee Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Gloria Harris, brothers John Lee Jr. and Frederick Lee. Children Isaiah Howard Jr. and Gwendolyn Brathwaite. Grandson Carl Headen. Mary worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Lyons, NJ well…...

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LaGretta M. Hammond

LaGretta M. Hammond passed away peacefully April 11, 2018. She was born in Norfolk, VA. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1963 and loved the marching band. She was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan and an avid Bingo player. She was the owner of “A Touch of Patience” shared housing and also retired as  the Director of Security of Lake Taylor Hospital in Norfolk, VA. LaGretta was predeceased…...

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Joshua Lavon Simons

Joshua Lavon Simons passed away April 9, 2018....

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Mills Thomas Jarrett, Sr.

Mills Thomas Jarrett, Sr. passed away April 3, 2018....

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Johnny M. Boone, Jr.

Johnny M. Boone, Jr. passed away April 7, 2018....

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Thomas Jefferson Boone

Thomas J. Boone, 53 departed this life on Friday, April 6, 2018 after a lengthy visit with his loving family at his side in Richmond, VA.  Thomas was predeceased by his nephew, Tyler Lee.  He leaves to cherish his beautiful memory, his daughter, Jayla Mae Boone; his son, Jaden John Lewis Boone; step daughters, Jonea Cruz and Jonelle Mays (and children); his devoted parents, John L. Boone and Shirley M. Boone; two encouraging sisters, Yvonne…...

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Stephen H. Burrell

Stephen H. Burrell passed away April 7, 2018....

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Cynthia C.W. Mann

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Cynthia C. W. Mann of Norfolk, Virginia went home to be with the Lord.  She was born February 26, 1956 to Linwood McKinley Clark, Sr. and Pastor Willie Mae Clark in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where she participated in many clubs and was a member of the cheerleading squad. As a child, every Sunday she attended Jerusalem…...

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Rhakel Ramel Mason

Rhakel Ramel Mason, aka, “Edward Lee Hendricks, Jr.”  41, passed away on April 6, 2018. He leaves to cherish his parents, Edward Lee Hendricks and Mary Elizabeth Hendricks of Suffolk, VA; five sisters, Rhonda Neville (Theodore) of Norfolk, VA, Contina Clark (Donta) of Suffolk, VA, Patrice Hendricks of Portsmouth, VA, Maria Hendricks-McCoy (Nathan) of Portsmouth, VA and Sheila Hendricks of Norfolk, VA; one brother, Antwan Hendricks of Chesapeake, VA; 18 nieces and nephews and a…...

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Preston Felton, Jr.

Preston Felton, Jr. passed away April 8, 2018....

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Vanessa J. Redmond

Vanessa Redmond passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born in Norfolk, VA on September 23, 1952, to the late George and Luzetta Stewart. She grew up in the neighborhoods of Bowling Park and Park Place, and for many years she attended New Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA. She graduated from Maury High School in 1970. She retired from the City of Norfolk Social Services.  Vanessa is survived…...

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Ruben Scott

Ruben Scott passed away April 7, 2018....

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Julian William Barrett

Julian William Barrett was born to Keyunda Steele and Lester Barrett on November 1, 2017 at 1:18pm, weighting 6lb and 8oz of love and was 18 inches long. “JuJu” is what everyone loved to call him. The world’s happiest baby. Julian had the chubbiest cheeks that both his mommy and daddy loved to kiss, and a smile and laugh that was contagious that warmed everyone’s heart. He loved his sisters touch and closeness and even story time. Julian loved watching…...

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Georgiana McClease

Georgiana Peace McClease was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 7, 2018. On September 15, 1958, Georgiana was born in Henderson, North Carolina. At the age of 16, she relocated to Norfolk, Virginia where she began to make her mark. She began a career as a coat finisher at Finklstein’s. Georgiana enjoyed nature, cooking and celebrating with her beloved ones. At a family gathering you would find her on…...

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Michael Burnes, Sr.

Michael Burnes, Sr. passed away April 6, 2018....

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Gayland Jacqueline George

Gayland George, 63 departed this life on April 6, 2018. Gayland leaves to cherish her memory, 4 daughters, Jemma George, Doniece George, Candice Perez (Will) and Jamea Dewitt; son, Scott J. Cooper; sisters, Zoe George and Dorothy Bell; brother, Dion George; a special friend, Willis Barfield; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held, 11am, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at First United Presbyterian, Norfolk, VA. A viewing will be held…...

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Melinda Carla Jemison

On April 5th 2018, God called his child Melinda H. Jemison home. Melinda was the third of four children, born on July 1st, 1961 to Doris J. Harrison and the late Bernard C. Harrison in Norfolk, Va. She was raised in Portsmouth Va. and graduated from Portsmouth Catholic High School in 1979.  She received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Norfolk State University in 1997; and later went on to receive her Masters of Social Work…...

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Larry Jerome Sykes

Larry Sykes, Sr. 61 passed away on April 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Melinda M. Sykes; 3 children, Santino, Larissa and Larry Sykes, Jr.; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren....

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Shirley Jean Gagliardi

Shirley Jean Gagliardi passed away April 6, 2018....

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Janette M. Anderson

Janette M. Anderson passed away April 3, 2018....

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Lamont Xavier Morris

Lamont Xavier Morris passed away April 3, 2018....

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Sean Spratling “Sprat”

Sean Kiara Spratling, known as “Sprat”, transitioned from Earth to gain his heavenly wings on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born on March 14, 1989 to Willie and Lee Ann (formly) Spratling in Norfolk, VA. Sean received his early education through Chesapeake Public Schools. He graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian Academy in 2007, He loved sports thereby he played football with Oscar Smith as well as Atlantic Shores Christian School in Virginia Beach, VA.…...

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Joyce Clara Fleetwood

Joyce Clara Fleetwood, 87, departed this life on April 3, 2018. She is survived by five sons and  three daughters. She was pre-deceased by one daughter....

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Kenneth L. McDonald

Kenneth L. McDonald passed away on March 24, 2018....

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Michael Lee Wilkins “Poke”

Michael Lee Wilkins (Poke) transitioned into eternal life on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Michael was born July 20, 1955 In Norfolk, Virginia to James and Ellen Wilson-Wilkins, He was the youngest of five children. Michael was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Harold James Wilkins, grandparents, William B. Wilson, Elijah Hairston, Sr. and Gertrude Wilson. Michael was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He later joined the Job Corp and was offered as scholarship…...

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Ernestine Steed

Ernestine Steed passed away March 20, 2018....

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William L. McCoy

William L. McCoy was born December 21, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late William H. Lindsey and Inez McCoy and raised by the late John and Helen Custis. William was a member of Church of Christ and loved spreading the word of God throughout the community. William McCoy affectionately known as “Pep” or “Zep” to many departed this life on March 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by a special and close friend,…...

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Sandy F. Oliver

Sandy F. Oliver passed away April 3, 2018....

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Bernard Timothy Small, Sr.

On Friday, March 30, 2018, Bernard Timothy Small, Sr., returned to his heavenly home. He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, great uncle and friend. Bernard aka (Timmy/Timothy), was born to the late Bishop Thomas J. Small and the late Evangelist Ruth Ann Small. He gave his life to Christ at an early age and attended his father’s church Phillippi COGIC. He was a member of the church choir and played drums, saxophone and loved music. Timothy attended…...

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Jeryl Tyrone Garrison

Jeryl Tyrone Garrison passed away April 4, 2018....

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Pauline Butler

Pauline Butler passed away March 22, 2018....

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Clarence Henderson Smallwood

Clarence H. (Coy) Smallwood departed this world on April 3, 2018. He was born June 30,1946 to the late Dorothy and Jimmy Smallwood in Bertie County, North Carolina. Clarence moved to Norfolk,Virginia as a young child. He received his education in Norfolk Public Schools including Booker T. Washington High School. Later he joined the United States Army and served as a Paratrooper. Clarence had many fond memories of his time in the service. Routinely having…...

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Yvonne Hendricks

Yvonne Hendricks passed away April 2, 2018....

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James Lee White

James L. White, 69 died on March 31, 2018. He is predeceased by his father, and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his wife Julia, his mother, three sons, a daughter, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and great grandchildren....

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Carrie E. Holloway

Carrie Evalina Holloway “Mother”. as she was also affectionately known by, received her wings on Friday, March 30, 2018. Carrie was born February 15, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Alphonso and Carrie Stepney. She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, Willie, Alphonso, Jr., Charles and John Arthur Stepney and one sister, Arveria Everett. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and completed her education at Booker T. Washington High School. “Mother” was…...

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Evelyn Breathwaite

Evelyn M. Owens Breathwaite departed this life peacefully, Friday, March 30, 2018. Evelyn was born on April 28, 1923 in Princess Anne County, Virginia to the late Frank and Maud Owens; she was 94 years old. Evelyn graduated from Princess Anne County Training School June 1940, where she was also the class secretary. While in high school, Evelyn met John Rodney Breathwaite, who affectionately called her “Chum”. After graduation, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland to…...

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Journey Cruz

Journey Cruz passed away March 28, 2018....

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Bert W. Holmes, Jr., M.D.

BERT WELLINGTON HOLMES, JR., M.D. (Ret. Brigadier General), was born August 9, 1939, in the Berkley Section of Norfolk, Virginia, to Ruth Hicks Holmes and the late Bert Wellington Holmes, Sr. He learned the meaning of hard work and discipline at an early age with the examples set by his parents and grandparents. Bert graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA, Virginia State College (University) in Petersburg (B.S. and M.S.), Howard University…...

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Janet Alexander

Janet Marie Yvonne Alexander peacefully transitioned from glory to reward on March 29, 2018. Predeceased by Mother Marie Polly Virgil and Father Lester Westmore Virgil. Leaves behind Uncle Allan Virgil (Valerie), Uncle Alfonzo (Sandra) and Aunt Grace. She was a mother of four Mark, Falon, Chloe and Fiona, she also served as a ‘Mother’ to many. Whenever there was a need, Jet(as she was affectionately called) filled it. Whether it was opening her door to a family that home burned down and…...

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Luther Joyner, Jr.

Luther Joyner, Jr. passed away on March 28, 2018....

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Robert Lee Thompson

Robert Lee Thompson passed away March 27, 2018....

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Thomasine Whitaker

Thomasine Whitaker, peacefully slipped into eternal rest in the early morning hours on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 with is niece, shinelle Whitaker holdin his hand. Thomasine Whitaker, known as “Gator” or “Chief”, was born to the late Mary Whitaker-Chandler and Lonnie Whitaker, Sr. on February 18, 1957. Thomasine attended Maury High School where he was active in sports playing both Football and on the Wresting team. After high school, Thomasine served in the United States…...

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Dominique Lydia Payton

Dominique Lydia Payton was brought into this world to be one of the greatest additions to the Payton family on February 17, 1992. Her arrival was a godsend. She spent her early years in South Hempstead, New York, where she attended Covert Elementary. After the Payton family moved to the Virginia area, Dominique furthered her education at H.H. Poole Middle School and Chancellor High School. Following her intermediate schooling, Dominique attended Virginia State University. It…...

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