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Mildred M. Bell

On Friday, September 11, 2020, our beloved, Mother, Grandmother, sister, Aunt and friend transitioned from her labor to her reward in Heaven.  Mildred Plummer Morgan Bell was born on Monday, June 21, 1948 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Theresa Plummer Futrell and Thomas O. Hardy.  Mildred attended I.C. Norcom High School and graduated class of 1968.  She was employed with the NOB at the Naval Base, Tricare of Blue Cross-Blue Shield and retired from…...

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Genice Rocco

Genice Colson was born January 23, 1933 in Cottonville, North  Carolina to the late Crump Colson and Virginia Crump Colson, departed this life on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Genice worked for the Omni Hotel and the Oceana Officer Club. She was a member of the Daisy Chain. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Rocco. Left to cherish her precious memories is her son, Phillip Berry of Virginia Beach, VA;…...

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Sene E. Freeman

In Loving Memory of our beloved Sene… In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you…John 14:2 On Saturday, September 12, 2020 our beloved mother Sene Eloris Freeman was called to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born in Norfolk, VA on September 10, 1957 to the late Joe and Dicie Freeman. Sene was educated in Norfolk Public…...

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Mattie Blanchard Poole

Early Life & Education Mattie Virginia Blanchard Poole was born to the late Bessie Littlejohn and William E. (Ed) Blanchard, in the Hattonsville section of Portsmouth, VA. She was guided by her parents and other family members along the pathway to Christianity and gaining an education. She was the eldest of three girls. Her sisters, Mamie Elizabeth Blanchard Pierce and Willie Mae Blanchard Brown shared great adventures and enjoyed each other’s company. After graduating from…...

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Johnnie M. Clements, Jr.

Johnnie Clements, Jr. was born March 17, 1956 to Johnnie and Carrie Clements and grew up in Norfolk, VA. He graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1974. He worked for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and retired from there in 2019. Johnnie was a loving grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and great grandfather. He loved his family, which includes his shipyard co-workers. He enjoyed spending his time playing cards with his close friends. Johnnie is predeceased…...

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Vernelsa J. James

Vernelsa Janet James, 65, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She heard the call and answered, as she quietly slipped away to rest with the Lord. She was born on February 3, 1955, Vernelsa was the daughter of the late Martha James. She was the second oldest child, as her brother died, January 9, 2016 and he was the oldest of three. The baby of the family was her twin sister Arlean James Hill.…...

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Cheryl Lynn McIntyre

Cheryl Lynn McKoy McIntyre passed away on September 11, 2020 at the age of 55. She was born in San Diego California on July 16, 1965. She was the daughter of the late Gary S. McKoy, Sr. and Barbara Gregory McKoy Burke. Cheryl graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in building construction. Cheryl successfully completed a 30 year career as a Senior Inspector for the Virginia Department of Transportation. She is survived…...

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Arthur Hoggard

Arthur McCoy Hoggard, 69, of Portsmouth, VA died unexpectedly on August 30, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. His loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened by his passing. Arthur was born on March 29, 1951 to Arthur and Georgiana Hoggard in Portsmouth, VA. He was the eldest of three children and is survived by his mother, Georgiana Hoggard of Suffolk, VA and his sister, Cornelia Shead (Dwight)…...

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Jesse Clark, Jr.

On September 10, 2020 our Heavenly Father called home one of his angels. Jesse Clark, Jr. passed away at 6:30pm at Greenbrier Regional Medical Center at the age of 85. He was born January 18, 1935 in Tarboro, NC to the late Jesse Harper and Nina Clark. Jesse attended Portsmouth Public Schools and later joined the U.S. Army. Upon returning home he worked multiple jobs before retiring in 1995 from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing…...

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Marvin T. Morris

Marvin Thurman Morris answered the call to enter eternal rest on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Marvin, a native of Norfolk, VA, was born on July 20, 1956 to the late Janie and Robert Morris. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Douglas Morris, Bobby Morris and his sister, Patricia Morris. Marvin was affectionately loved by many as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He attended Booker…...

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Dionne Elizabeth Jones

Dionne Elizabeth (Johnson) Jones was born on June 3, 1971 in Norfolk, VA to the late Albert S. Johnson and Francine Johnson. She departed this life on September 6, 2020. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, father, and husband Irvin “Squealer” Jones. Dionne attended St. Mary’s Academy a graduated from Maury High School. She worked at various jobs doing security including Chrysler Museum of Arts. She was a lover of fashion, make-up, hair,…...

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Rhonda Nadine Boyd

Rhonda Nadine Boyd Mother – Teacher – Friend – Poet – Avid Reader – Conversationalist -Selfless December 30, 1955 – September 7, 2020 Rhonda Nadine Boyd, 64, of Norfolk, Virginia, left her earthly family to share her talents and voice with the angels on September 7, 2020, after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was diagnosed in 2016 with breast cancer and fought a good fight. Rhonda was born December 30, 1955 to U.S. Retired…...

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Andrew Stevenson Baker

Andrew Stevenson Baker passed away on September 9, 2020....

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Naeomi M. Harvey

Naeomi M. Harvey passed away on September 7, 2020....

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Annie V. Watson

Annie V. Watson 78, transitioned from earth to heaven on September 9, 2020 at Portside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Portsmouth VA. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Susie Austin; grandmother, Mattie Jenkins and great grandson, Johnny Hill. Annie is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years James (Tommy) Watson, Jr.; one son, James (Bud) Austin (Anna) of Portsmouth; two daughters, Audrey Hill (Garry) of Virginia Beach, VA and Mattie Porter; four…...

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Allen Lee Hodges

Allen Lee Hodges passed away on September 7, 2020....

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Andrew J. Outland

Andrew J. Outland 83, effectionally known as “Bobby” transitioned on September 8, 2020 at Maryview Medical Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. Andrew was born on November 22, 1935 in Nansemond County, VA (Suffolk) to the late George Linwood and Blanch Outland of Suffolk, VA. The family’s church home is Gethsemane Baptist Church. Andrew worked for Artray Corporation of Suffolk, VA as a Truck Driver, till his retirement. His hobbies were gardening and listing to the Canton…...

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Prentess Nesbit

Prentess Nesbit passed away on September 8, 2020....

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Vernon T. Jones, Sr.

Vernon T. Jones, Sr. passed away on September 8, 2020....

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Juanita Cunningham

On Saturday, August 8, 2020 our loved one Juanita Cunningham was called to her eternal home. She was born in North Carolina on March 17, 1937 to the late Eloise Ponton Tillery. Juanita is preceded in death by her mother, Eloise P. Tillery; brother, Mr. Carter Tillery and her son, Carnell Cunningham. Juanita leaves to cherish her memories a son, Dwain Wolfe of Greenville, NC; two brothers, Donnell Tillery of Arizona and Carey Tillery of Hampton,…...

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Jean V. Singleton

On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, Jean Singleton our loving special wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend, went home to be with our father at the age of 72. Jean was born February 20, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Geneva McClain and W. Singleton. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva McClain and W. Singleton; her brother, William “Puddin” Cherry; sister, Tina Conteh; daughter, Latonia Mitchell, and step-son, Jabar Knight. Jean…...

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John Sanders, Jr.

John Sanders, Jr. was born in Darlington, South Carolina on April 28, 1933 to the late Madona Sanders and John Sanders Sr. The family moved to South Norfolk, Virginia around 1940. He was married to his darling wife Frances Mitchell for 43 years. He was a loving husband, father, and brother. His education started at Waterford (South Norfolk), and two years at St. Joseph (Norfolk).  He received his high school diploma from Norfolk County High…...

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Shelia V. Britton-Austin

Shelia V. Britton-Austin, 66, of Norfolk, VA widely known as Shelia B. departed this life Sunday, September 6, 2020. She was born to the late Olivia Naomi Britton and Edward Lee Cuffee. Shelia was married to the love of her life, Clarence Eugene Austin, for over 10 years until his untimely passing in 2007. She is preceded in death by her only daughter, Toshina Britton and granddaughter, Marajah Jonax. Shelia attended Chesapeake Public Schools as…...

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Nathaniel D. Quarles

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there, the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Nathaniel Delano Quarles, also known as Nate and…...

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Mary L. Bouldin

Mary Magdalene Leary Bouldin was peacefully called to the Heavenly skies while resting on Monday, September 7th, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. Born in Norfolk, VA on May 17th, 1931, she was the youngest daughter of the late Wallace and Maggie (Burnham) Leary. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Harry Bernard Leary, Wallace (Larry) Leary, Naomi Moore, and Elizabeth Cowell. Mary’s childhood aspirations…...

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Minnie Amos Blount

Minnie Amos Blount Minnie was born October 2, 1944 in Portsmouth Virginia to the late Samuel and Tiny Amos. Having attended Portsmouth Public Schools, she graduated from I. C. Norcom High School in 1964 and attended what was then Norfolk State College. Minnie graduated from Tabernacle Bible College in Norfolk, VA.  She was employed by the Chesapeake School System for over 25 years. Minnie was one of seven “Amos” siblings. Jerushia (Ruth), Samuel (Romain), Wanda…...

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Lanatatesora Paztaylor-Warren

Lanatatesora Paztaylor-Warren passed away on September 5, 2020....

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Gloria Baldwin

Gloria Baldwin passed away on September 5, 2020....

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Marion A. Walke

Marion Anita Zackery Walke of Virginia Beach, VA passed from this life on September 3, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents, the late Nelson and Wyolene S. Zackery, her husband Winston R. Walke and son-in-law Mario J. Bievre. Marion completed her formal education at I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA and attended Norfolk State, Norfolk, VA. She worked at Cooper-Trent Printing Co., Norfolk, VA  for four years, Bailey Banks & Biddle Jewelry store, Va. Beach,…...

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Ernest C. Winford

Ernest Christopher Winford born June 2nd, 1935 to the late Effie Winford and Aurelia Copeland Winford of Clinton, South Carolina. Ernest was his parents only child. Ernest family relocated to Washington D.C. at age 12 . After several years, they relocated to New York City where he attended high school and vocational school. After high school, Ernest enlisted in the United States Air Force serving four years. Ernest was a jet Engine Mechanic on F-84…...

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Marietta M. Morris

Marietta M. Morris passed away on August 24, 2020. She has gone on her journey....

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Shirley T. Hayslett

Shirley T. Hayslett was born October 3rd, 1936 in Edenton, NC to parents Goldie Robert and Herbert E. Roberts. She attended Warren Grove Elementary and later J.F. Cooper High School in Edenton, N.C. In 1952, Shirley relocated to Suffolk, VA with her parents and enrolled in East Suffolk High School where she met her husband of 65 years, Mr. Wilber Herbert Hayslett. They were married in 1954 and moved to Brooklyn, NY where they raised…...

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Albert Dan Manuel, Sr.

Albert Dan Manuel, Sr., was born on March 7, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the middle child born to the late Ruth and George Manuel, Sr. With his wife at his bedside, Albert peacefully transitioned from this life on September 1, 2020 in Norfolk, VA, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, following a month-long illness. Al received his formal education in the New York School system, including attending the George Westinghouse Career and Technical…...

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Catherine H. Daniels

At 92, Catherine Harris Daniels known as Granny, transitioned to heaven on Monday August 31, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Daniels Sr.; mother, Martha Mason Harris; father, Willie Harris; and four brothers, Ernest, Leonard, Willie, and Melvin. Survived by her loving children, Phyllis Ray, Gail Williams and Charles M. Daniels Jr. (Linda Daniels); Grandmother to Gene Williams (Angela Williams), Wenicki Daniels, Charles M. Daniels III (Jessica…...

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Larry D. Stevens

On Wednesday August 26, 2020, our beloved heavenly Father called our loved brother, Larry D. Stevens home. Larry was born on April 27, 1955 to Lessie M. Stevens and the late William H. Stevens, Sr. He was a native of Chesapeake, VA. He received his education and training in Chesapeake School System. Larry excelled in his early childhood. Larry was predeceased by his father, William H. Stevens and Sr; brother, William H. Stevens, Jr. He…...

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Gloria L. Flora

Gloria L. Flora passed away on August 29, 2020....

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Joan C. Walker-Wilson

Joan C. Walker-Wilson passed away August 24, 2020....

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Helen M. Stancil

During the early morning of Friday, August 28, 2020, mama woke up n Glory at 101 years old. Helen was the fourth child born of the late John and Marion Wesley, she was born April 30, 1919, in Washington, D.C. and was educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C. When the Stancil family moved to Norfolk County (Chesapeake), she joined Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Helen was a devoted member of the Senior Usher…...

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Kwasi Imhotep (Milton Nixon)

On August 28, 2020, Kwasi Imhotep transitioned from this life to the life that follows.  Kwasi (birth name: Milton E. Nixon) was born on November 26, 1944 in Norfolk, VA to parents Mrs. Lillie O. Person and Raymond Nixon. Kwasi was an Air Force veteran and received his undergraduate and graduate education at Norfolk State University and the University of Southern California.  He worked many years as a professional for the Department of Defense in…...

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Ulysses G. Hayes, III

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free. My God, My Savior has ransomed me and like a flood, his mercy reigns his unending love and His amazing grace! Ulysses Grant “Boo Boo” Hayes, III was born August 12, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Thelma Hayes-Tate and Ulysses Grant Hayes, II. Upon graduation from Plainfield High School, 1966 in Plainfield, New Jersey, Ulysses entered the United States Marine Corp. His last job…...

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Kaylee R. Thomas

Kaylee, better known as Boo, was such a beautiful soul! She could count up to 15. She could say her ABCs and recognize each letter, shape, number, and colors. She loved to write and draw on everything! She loved to sing and dance. She loved playing dress up! Boo was so well mannered, and so appreciative of everything; quick to say “thank you”, “bless you”, “excuse me”, etc. She loved giving hugs and kisses! She…...

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Jeremy J. Floyd

Jeremy Jerel Floyd, 29, son of Kenneth and Valerie Floyd Sr., was born on February 28, 1991 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He departed this life on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Jeremy attended the public schools in Newport News, Virginia. After graduating from Woodside High School, he attended Tidewater Community College to study Criminal Justice. Jeremy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We will miss his magnetic smile,…...

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Mercury Morgan, Jr.

Mercury “Poochie” Morgan Jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, March 30, 1953, to the late Mercury Morgan, Sr. and the late Lois Morgan (formerly Simmons). He was predeceased by his son, Mercury Morgan, III. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Bessie-Mae Hucks (James Henry Hucks, Sr.), Theresa Jones (Eddie Jones), Bertha Harris (Ervin Harris) of Portsmouth, VA. Mercury’s survivors include his loving wife Annette Morgan. Poochie…...

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Yvonne L. Frost

Yvonne Frost,64 died peacefully on Wednesday, August 26,2020. She was born to the late Alma Jernigan on  February 15,1956. She graduated from Deep Creek High School and lived in the south Norfolk area of Chesapeake for over thirty plus years. Yvonne was employed as a supervisor at the tomato plant and retired from the Union Mission in Norfolk after years of dedicated service. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Frost; life partner, William bond;…...

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Turner Sanderlin

Turner Sanderlin known to his family and friends as “Mr. T” peacefully departed this life on August 27, 2020 at DePaul Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis T. and Fannie G. Sanderlin, son, Termain Hill, six sisters, Verna Mae Sanderlin, Sarah Gresham, Mary Smallwood, Beulah Mae Merritt, Dorothy Bond and Zenovia Watson and one brother, Norman Sanderlin. Turner was born in Windsor, NC. He graduated from Bertie High School and…...

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Willie Lee Lashley

Willie Lee Lashley, also known to many as “Red”, was born on November 5, 1939 to Lucille Lashley and Odell Ming In Drewryville, VA. At the age of 80, he made his transition to his heavenly home. Willie attended Southampton County Public Schools, later dropped out to help his mother. He began driving tractor trailers in his late twenties and fell in love with “over the road driving”. He worked for Bay Trucking for 25…...

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Janet Gardner

Janet Gardner was born on March 10, 1950 to the late Uther L. Gardner Sr. and Mary F. Gardner.  She was the second of nine children born to this union.  Janet was predeceased by her parents and one brother Philip.  She attended school in the Portsmouth Public School system. She graduated from I. C. Norcum High School after which she attended Tidewater Community College. She accepted Christ at Noble Street Baptist Church at an early…...

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Jenelle Garnett Patishall

Thee God fearing, poetic spirited,  benevolent hearted, Jenelle Williams-Pattishall, blessed the world with her presence October, 25 1977 , in Brooklyn New York, by mother, Gladys Williams, and father , Clifford Morgan. At a young age she migrated to Norfolk, Virginia and resided there for majority of her adulthood.  Jenelle , better known as “GIGi” married the man of her dreams, or as she loved to call him her “Soulmate”  Brian Pattishall in 2010, and relocated to Jacksonville,…...

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Lessie C. Shamblee

Lessie Celo Shamblee was born June 25, 1947 to Robert and Lessie Pender in Norfolk, VA. Lessie was married to Rayfield Shamblee, Jr.  Lessie was a childcare provider and seamstress. She was a member of Burning Bush Worship Center. She was in Excelsior Chapter No. 82 Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia Prince Hall Affiliation, John W. Barnes Assembly No. 9 Order of the Golden Circle VA/DC Prince Hall Affiliation, Mayflower Court 278 and National…...

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Gwenette C. Oldham

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Gwenette C. Oldham, a loving Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, Cousin, Friend and Inspiration to us all, peacefully departed this life. Gwenette was born April 27, 1969 and was the daughter of Charles Boykins and Gwendolyn Boykins. She graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in 2015 and was employed by Huntington Inglalls. She was predeceased by her father, Charles Boykins; her son, Christopher Boykins and her nephew, Terance Boykins.…...

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