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Gloria Blanche Pugh

Gloria Blanche Pugh affectionately known as “Glo” and beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Allene Pugh peacefully slipped away during the early hours of Monday, September 30, 2019 comfortably at her home in Fairfax, Virginia. Gloria was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System and a graduate of Manor High School in 1975. Upon graduation from high school she attended Norfolk State University receiving a degree in Journalism. She accepted in her early childhood…...

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Cheila Leilana Hester

On the morning of September 27th 2019 Cheila Leilana Hester passed away in her home from a celebral hemorrhage at the age of 17. Cheila affectionately known as Pokie by her Ioved ones and family. She was born to Shirley Ann Vaughter and Shawn O’Dell Hester on February 3rd 2002 in Norfolk, Virginia. Pokie grew up in Virginia and moved to McDonough, Georgia in 2016 where she attended McDonough High as a senior. Her good…...

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Elijah E. Rumble

Elijah Edmund Rumble, our beloved Son, Father, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, and Friend was a heavenly gift given to his parents on September 8, 1979. In the early hours of September 19, 2019,while in Bahrain, he entered an eternal rest. He was truly a blessing to his family and friends. Elijah was educated in the Virginia Beach City Schools, graduating in 1998 from Princess Ann High School where he was a member of the ROTC and…...

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Juan D. Peoples

Juan Demetrius Peoples entered eternal life on September 29, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C.  He was born August 18, 1981 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Ralph R. and Barbara A. Peoples.  He was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 2000.  He went on to attend Tidewater Community College.  After College Juan briefly worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and later became a dedicated Food Service worker. Juan was a member of…...

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Alice B. Archie

Alice B. Archie passed away on September 30, 2019....

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Robert L. James, Jr.

Robert L. James, Jr. passed away on September 27, 2019....

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Geraldine Elizabeth Gleaves Abrams

Mrs. Geraldine Elizabeth Gleaves Abrams (Geri) was born December 25,1947 in Scotland County, North Carolina to Norris Larkin and Roberta Freeman Gleaves. She departed her earthly life on September 27,2019 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia At an early age, she was baptized and joined ST. George United Methodist Church in Maxton where she was a faithful member until she moved away. She was an active member of New Mount Olive AME…...

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Joseph W. Forbes

Mr. Joseph William Forbes went home to be with his heavenly father on the evening of September 27, 2019. Joseph was born on October 13, 1935 in Norfolk, VA. He was the son of the late, Ruth Forbes of Norfolk, VA. Joseph was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. Joseph was a cook in the Army for four years. He also was a cook at Giant Open Air Market…...

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Rosa M. Scott

Rosa M. Scott of Portsmouth, Virginia left her earthly home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2019. She was born December 27, 1924, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late James and Drew Moore. She was predeceased by her husband, Elder Joseph Scott; two brothers, John Moore Sr., Elder Samuel Moore, and two sisters, Gussie Powell, and Lena Little.  She is an alumni of I.C. Norcom High School.  Rosa Scott served as First Lady…...

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Maggie Deloatch

Maggie Edmond Deloatch was born on April 16, 1923 in Scotland Neck, N.C. She was the oldest of eleven children to the late Charles and Mitnora Edmond. She was educated in the North Carolina Public School System. She met and married Joseph Deloatch and went on to raise her six children. Later moving to Norfolk, VA and then to Philadelphia, PA. Where she pursued a career in nursing. She was employed by the Inglish House…...

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Keith Darryl Harper, Sr.

Keith Darryl Harper Sr, was called home on September 27th at his residence peacefully how he proclaimed. He was met at the gates of heaven by his son Keith Harper Jr., embraced with no more pain. Born in Chicago, Dec15th of 1966. At Cook County Hospital unto Charles Harper Jr. and Evelyn Rogers who birthed another prince. Keith was the Grandson of Grant and Carrie Rogers also Sylvia and Charles Harper Sr. Keith went to…...

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Thomas Mills

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, our beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Thomas Mills transitioned peacefully into eternal rest. Thomas was 56 years old and known by family and friends as “Duball”. He was born in Portsmouth, VA on April 22, 1963 to the late Russell Howell and Catherine Mills. He was the seventh child out of eight siblings. He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked at PCSI until his health began to…...

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Reginald B. Bell

Reginald B. Bell, 58 of Virginia Beach, VA departed this life on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  He was born November 7, 1960 to the late Rafford and Cora Bell.  He retired after serving more than 34 years as a civil service employee for the Navy. Reginald was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Earnest and Edwin Bell.  He leaves behind to cherish his memories a daughter, Cortni Bell of Alexandria, VA; and a son, Reginald…...

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D’Nicia Al’Niqua Artis

D’Nicia Al’Niqua Artis passed away on September 21, 2019....

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Bishop Harry L. Norman

Bishop Harry L. Norman passed away on September 25, 2019....

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Derwin A. Perry

Derwin Anthony Perry transitioned to glory on September 21, 2019. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 29, 1989 to Contina Miller and Derwin Johnson, Derwin “Mann Mann” Perry was a great spirit at heart to all who knew and loved him. He was a great listener and communicator who in spite of his own pain, always maintained a smile on his face. Employed by the shipyard as a Fire Watch, Derwin attended Lake Taylor High…...

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Shirley Lee Yates

Shirley Lee Yates was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Elsie Simons and Henry Brown on February 22, 1939 and passed away on September 25, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to Jehovah in 1972.  Shirley enjoyed declaring the good news of the Kingdom to all she met.  She was a faithful servant of Jehovah who loved and cared for all of her brothers and sisters…...

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Bernard Scott

    1 Timothy 2:3-4                  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, gently and peacefully spoke to one of his faithful servants, Bernard Scott and said, “Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,…...

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Marquise J. Brunson

Marquise Jermaine Brunson was born April 6,1990 to Addie Brunson and Michael Anthony Coleman. He was the 5th child to Addie and the baby boy to Michael. He completed high school and graduated with a high school diploma. Growing up Marquise loved playing video games and football. He loved money so much that at the age of 13 he was in a program selling candy to make his own money. He was a hustler in…...

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Chauncey A. Brown

Mr. Chauncey A. Brown, 2715 Kimball Terrace Norfolk VA, answered the call of the Lord on Friday September 20, 2019. Chauncey was born on September 5, 1967 to Jessie Lee Gatling Jr. and Claudette Brown. Born in Norfolk Va., Chauncey was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System, where he attended Lake Taylor High School. Chauncey obtained a trade in forest firefighting and held many jobs in various fields such as Norfolk Shipyard and Norfolk…...

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Jazylah A’Lyrica Dubois

Jazylah A’Lyrica Dubois was born September 19, 2019 to Zhanae Thompson and Johnile Dubois. She leaves behind two sisters, Zhaniya Thompson and Jahzariah Dubois all of Norfolk, VA; grandparents, Chatay and Ronnie Jones of Norfolk, VA and Sheila Jiles of Portsmouth, VA and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends....

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Edward Leon Neal

Edward Leon Neal was born May 24, 1956 in Somerville, Tennessee. He was the fourth child born to Eva Mae Neal and John Thompson (deceased). Edward was baptized at Alexandria Baptist Church at an early age where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was raised in Somerville, TN and later relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where attended East High School, then he joined the U.S. Army in 1974 and served two years.…...

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Glenn T. Ford

Glenn T. Ford a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. Glenn departed this life September 22, 2019. He was born June 28, 1949 to Tommie L. Ford and Vivian C. Ford. He was the oldest of 9 siblings. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1967. He attended North Carolina A & T and fought in the Vietnam War. Glenn held many positions in his career, some included: mechanic, sales and…...

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James Henry Walsh

James Henry Walsh “Jay,” 76, of Ocean View passed away on August 27, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IL on November 25, 1942. James is a Vietnam Veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He was a self employed freelance builder and woodworker. James was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a 1967 graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH where he received his Business Degree. James is survived by his loving…...

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Gloria J. Bazemore

Gloria J. Bazemore passed away on September 22, 2019....

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Isaac Lee Wells

On September 21, 2019, Isaac L. Wells entered into his rest.  Isaac was born on October 10, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Ann Brickhouse and Jimmie L. Wells.   Isaac was educated at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and he enjoyed fishing, boxing, “racing” pigeons, scary movies, RB & Old school music. He had a good sense of humor and he always kept his family entertained.  Isaac had a big heart and…...

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Gwendolyn Johnson Boone

Gwendolyn J. Boone was born in Germany to the late Prentice Johnson and Evelyn Manning on July 3, 1953. She passed away on September 21, 2019 in the comfort of her home in Norfolk, VA. Gwen was preceded in death by her father Prentice Johnson; mother, Evelyn Johnson; two sisters, Sable and Patrice Johnson and nephew, Sheldon Ryland. She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Gregory Johnson and Lisa Haslam (RaSheim); two nieces, Shelby…...

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Leander Johnson, Sr.

Leander Johnson, Sr. passed away on September 23, 2019....

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Curtis Powell

Curtis Powell passed away on September 19, 2019....

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Michael L. Wilkins

Michael L. Wilkins passed away on September 21, 2019....

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Andrew James Turner, Jr.

Andrew James Turner, Jr. passed away on September 22, 2019....

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Clara E. Griffin

Clara E. Griffin passed away on September 22, 2019.  ...

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Willie Lee Watts

Willie Lee Watts, affectionately known as, “Watusi”, gained his heavenly wings on September 12, 2019. He was born to the late Dorss Bradford Watts and Annie Mae Watts in Portsmouth, VA on December 20, 1931. Willie entered the United States Navy where he became a Navy Seal and shortly retired, later he worked as a security guard at Norfolk State University. Willie was a member of the American Legion Post 190. “Watusi” loved Cadillacs, dancing,…...

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Eleanor M. Randall

Eleanor M. Harper-Randall, 80, of the 600 block of Quail Ave gained her heavenly wings 9/20/19. She was born to the late Sterling and Mary McNair in Plymouth, NC.  Eleanor was predeceased by her brothers- David, Earl, & Sterling; sister Mable. Eleanor was an overhead crane operator for Intercostal Steel for over 20yrs before working for Marriot for 18yrs until her retirement in 2011. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and keeping her yard…...

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Vanessa Jean Roberts

Vanessa Jean Roberts passed away on September 19, 2019....

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Sharon Denise Coles

Sharon Denise Coles transitioned into Glory on September 19, 2019. Sharon was born December 10, 1965 in Norfolk, VA to Hattie Jones and Clarence Coles. She graduated from Lake Taylor High School. She was employed at Chesapeake Public Schools for 15 years as a custodian at Great Bridge Middle School. Sharon was a member of First Pentecostal United Holiness Church. When she was younger, she sung with the Sunshine Band and she was a faithful…...

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Alan Murphy Marshall, Sr.

Alan M. Marshall, Sr. from Virginia Beach, VA has left his earthly course on September 18, 2019. He graduated from Maury High School and was an Electrician with IBEW for over 20 years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Alan is predeceased by his father, Peter Marshall; mother, Geneva Cox-Marshall; brothers, John Marshall and Bruce Marshall and his sisters, Ella Fletcher, Jessie Phillips, Gail Holley and Gloria Timmons. He was…...

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Edward Brooks

Edward Oneal Brooks, a Norfolk native, quietly departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2019. Edward was known for his infectious smile, laugh and dance moves. He was educated in the Norfolk Public school system. He married his junior high school sweetheart, Kathleen Brooks and they shared forty-seven years of marriage. He began his career serving 6 years in the U.S. Army. Following being a faithful employee, an electrician at the Newport News Shipyard he retired after 33 years. Edward loved spending time with…...

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Lucille C. Williams

Lucille C. Williams, 88, was called home to be with the Lord on September 16, 2019. She was born in Craven County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William Lloyd and Arsenia Barrett Wooten. She was the middle child of 11, and twin to the late Louise Wooten.Lucille is the true definition of the commandment, “love thy neighbor as thyself”. She would help anyone even as owner of Williams Market, as a…...

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Andrea P. Harris

Andrea Patrice Harris was born to Kenneth Harris and Gladys Urquhart on October 31, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Granby High School. She received her GED from Waipahu High School in Hawaii. She furthered her education at Hawaii Pacific University. She was a kind and free hearted person. She would give you her last if she had it. Andrea was an encouraging person. She was a loving daughter, sister, niece and aunt. Andrea Patrice…...

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Madeleine M. Norton

Madeleine Norton, 79, affectionately known as “Shorty” entered eternal peace on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Madeleine was born in Albany, New York on November 30, 1939. She relocated to Norfolk, Virginia as a young adult where she resided until she was called home by her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Early in Madeleine’s career she worked as a manager at Bunny’s Tradewinds, where she mastered the art of playing pool while building community relationships. Afterwards…...

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Dealroy Emerson Harmon

Dealroy Emerson Harmon a resident of Chesapeake VA passed away on September 17, 2019 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospita, he was 62 years of age. He leaves to mourn his daughters, Deltress Searcy and  Delvita Harmon (Erica, Tayshawn, Joell, Jaylin, Janiya) five siblings an adopted brother and a host of cousin,nieces and nephews....

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Shirley Elliott

Shirley Elliott passed away on September 12, 2019....

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Willie Lee Parker, Jr.

Willie Lee Parker, Jr. passed away September 9, 2019....

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Ella L. Nash

Ella Nash was born in Portsmouth, VA on October 28th, 1950 to Ella Harris and James Garlington. She was reared and educated in Providence, Rhode Island and attended Central High School. Even though Ella has been working since she was fifteen years old and was fiercely independent, Ella’s greatest accomplishments were her four children, Tonya, Derrick, LaWanda, and LaTida. Ella was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church for twelve years, she was an usher…...

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Preston Bernard Powell

Preston Bernard Powell; 66 years old died peacefully surrounded by family and caring friends on September 13, 2019 of Lung Cancer.Preston was born on May 22, 1953 to Mary Rose and Joseph Powell in Norfolk, VA. He was the sixth of seven children. He graduated from Maury High School in 1972. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1974 and served in the Vietnam War and obtain the Rank of Lance Corporal. He was…...

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Ethel Long

Ethel Long passed away on September 9, 2019....

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Ruth E. Madison

Retired Paraprofessional with the City of Portsmouth and dedicated counselor with the 700 club, sharing the word of God was her passion. She was an avid western fan and loved arts and crafts. She had a beautiful voice and sang in a gospel quartet call the True Lights. Her sense of humor was amazing and there never was a dull moment. Her spirit was sweet, and she loved the Lord with all her heart. She…...

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Richard Allen Clements, Jr.

Richard Allen Clements, Jr. passed away on September 4, 2019....

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Frank T. Spain, Sr.

On September 13, 2019 our earthly angel transitioned tohis Heavenly home. Frank T. Spain was born on February 11, 1950 to Verna Mae Spain. Frank was educated in the Norfolk Public School System where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He later joined the Army National Guard brand of the Military and married his wife Cora L. Davis where their union brought about four beautiful children, two daughters and two sons. He retired…...

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