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Edward L. Owens

Edward L. Owens passed away July 19, 2019....

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April Medley-Rozelle

April Nicole Medley-Rozzelle a loving and caring woman went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2019. April was born on April 16,1977. She was the daughter to the Late Frank Louis Medley and Evangeline Cunningham Medley. She leaves behind her husband, James  Rozzelle two daughters Capria Medley, Courtney Medley five brothers Steven Eugene Medley (Lisa Medley), Francois Louis Medley (Sharkeya Hicks Medley) Dontay Thomas (Lynn Thomas) Tory Allen,William Allen, three sisters Feraraise…...

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Virgie Lee Harvey

Virgie Lee Harvey, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She was born October 12, 1934, in Chesapeake, Virginia to Plumber and Martha Harvey. She worked as a home healthcare provider in the Hampton Roads area for over 30 years. She was an active member of the Salvation Army Church and participated in the home league ministry. Virgie’s passion was to provide care to those who had disabilities and…...

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Ernestine W. Brooms

Ernestine Brooms, 86, passed away on July 29, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was the co-owner and operator of Acey Ducey Restaurant and retired in 1998 after 30 years of service....

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Horace M. Turner, Jr.

Our beloved and devoted father, Horace M. Turner, Jr. died at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday, July 29, 2019. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and lived happily there until he went home to see the Lord. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. Friends and family gave him the nickname “Feboy”. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country proudly. Horace worked as…...

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Shelia Linette Walker-Carr

Shelia “Lady in Red” Walker-Carr was the best Mom, Sister, Daughter, Aunt and Beautiful Woman inside and out. She leaves behind two gorgeous daughters, Atisha Davis and Lateeka Walker; five grandchildren, Max Spruill, Jr., Ceiara Spruill, Keyamiah Walker, Kristina and Emmanuel Davis; a beautiful sister, Felicia Moore and her best friend in the whole world, Diana Burton (Herd). This beautiful life we celebrate today, Shelia worked for Sentara Norfolk General for almost 17 years, everyone…...

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Carolyn Jackson

Carolyn was born in Annapolis, Maryland on March 6, 1954 to Charles Edward Chew, Sr. and Mary Alice Williams.  She passed away at home on Saturday, July 27, 2019.  Carolyn was the sixth of 10 brothers and sisters.  At a young age, Carolyn and her family moved from Maryland to Virginia. Carolyn was always kind, considerate and helpful to everyone she came into contact with. She was full of support and encouragement for all. If…...

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Addie Stone

Addie Stone passed away on July 30, 2019....

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Willie “Danny Boy” Smith, Sr.

Mr. Willie Smith, called “Danny Boy” by friends and family, beloved husband, father and grandfather, crossed over Thursday, July 25. He was 86 years old and lived in the Park Place neighborhood in Norfolk. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Mrs. Bertha Smith. Willie was born in Norfolk in 1933, one of eight children of Noah Smith and Celia Nixon. He retired after a long career working as a paper handler in the press room of The…...

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Vilma Braswell

Vilma Ire Braswell (Wilson), also affectionately known as Red, Bones and Ire, gained her wings on July 26, 2019.  Vilma was born September 26, 1936 to the late Rev. Joseph C. Wilson and Lucy R. Wilson.  Vilma was raised in a loving Christian based home in the West Norfolk area of Portsmouth, Virginia, and is the third child of ten siblings. Vilma was predeceased in death by her husband Paul Braswell; parents Rev. Joseph C.…...

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Bertha Mae Hardy

Bertha Mae “Menia” Hardy was born on June 3, 1947 in Norfolk County, Virginia to Lemmon and Bertha Lucas. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School. She retired from the City of Chesapeake. She was a faithful member of Grace Fellowship Church. Her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was evident in the way she loved and cared for others. Menia had a fun-loving and caring spirit. She was such a people…...

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Jean Lee Howard

Jean Lee Howard departed this life onJuly 29, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Elena Howard of Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by thee sisters, Edna Carr, Algerine Fairfax and Cleona Johnson; one brother, Leon Howard all of Norfolk, VA. Jean was born October 2, 1935 in Norfolk, where she received her early Christian education, attended public school, graduated from high school, attended night school and in 1959 travel…...

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Corrine Scretching

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Well done my good and faithful servant The late Mrs. Corrine Darden Scretching quietly transition away from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Thursday July 25, 2019 at Rose Mary Assisted Living in Norfolk, VA. She was born September 08, 1925 in Suffolk, VA to…...

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George H. Pitt, Jr.

George H. Pitt Jr. was born April 1, 1943 in Portsmouth, VA and on July 24, 2019, he left to be with the Lord, his Heavenly Father.  He was the son of the late George Pitt Sr. and the late Bettie Brown. He attended I.C. Norcom High School and proudly received his GED.  He was a dedicated Supervisor at General Foam Plastics for over 30 years. He was a member of Third Baptist Church in…...

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Hubert Z. Collins

Zack, our 98-year-old Monarch was born January 1, 1921 to Marshall and Gussie Berry Collins in Manteo, North Carolina on Roanoke Island. He is preceded by his parents, his 1st wife Alma, daughter Leolus, sisters Naomi Augusta and Naomi Augusta, brothers Reginal, Claude, Vincent, twin brother Herbert, Darmon, Randolph and Franks. During his U.S. Coast Guard Career, he traveled the world. He Received many accommodations and citations. He was a War Veteran and retired from…...

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Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr.

Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson, Jr. passed away July 28, 2019....

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Eugene Walston

Eugene Walston passed away July 26, 2019....

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Felicia J. Hayes

Felicia J. Hayes passed away July 19, 2019....

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Lumina Pearl Jones

Mrs. Lumina Pearl Jones was fondly known as Pearl. She was the daughter of the late Rosanell Jackson and the late Johnny Bellamy. She was born on April 29, 1937 in Longs, South Carolina. Very peacefully and surrounded by family, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, the almighty God in His infinite wisdom, summoned Lumina Pearl Jones to a serene sleep while surrounded by love ones. Pearl was joined in matrimony to the late Warren Hardy…...

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Lauretha D. Spence

Lauretha D. Spence was born on May 9,1965 to Harold Smith, Sr. and Joyce Davis. At an early age she gave her life to Christ and has been serving God ever since. Lauretha graduated from Great Bridge High School in 1983. She was married to Donnie Clemons, Sr., through this union God blessed them with two children. Lauretha played on a softball team called Anisto Cats and her position was catcher. Her true passion was…...

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Kathryn Hines Williams

Kathryn H. Williams passed away July 22, 2019....

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Joseph Crew

Joseph Crew passed away July 21, 2019....

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Anitha D. “Neicy” Williams

Anitha D. “Neicy” Williams was born November 15, 1959 in Portsmouth, VA. She was the daughter of the late Raymond E. Pitt, Jr. and Loretta J. Pitt. She was the widow of the late J. Kirk Williams. She was a CNA for Maryview Nursing Care Center in Suffolk, VA. She worked in this field for over 40 years. She would often tell people that she knew working in health care was her calling. She served…...

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Eugene Clark

Eugene Clark passed July 24, 2019....

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Guadalupe Nieto-Arroyo

Guadalupe Nieto-Arroyo nacio en agosto 20 del 2006 Era una nina carinosa, amable, y de buen corazon y sobre todo sincera_Tenia dos hermanas y 1 hermano mayor; Asusena, Nallely, y Miguel. Que la querian y la adora van con todo su corazón. Era la mayor alegría de toda su familia leguastaba, bailar, cantar y sobre todo aserte reir. Ella se encarga de poner una gran sonrisa en tu cara. Tenia sus metas y mucho futuro…...

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Betty Jean Moore

Betty Jean Moore passed away on July 20, 2019....

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George B. Calloway

George B. Calloway passed away on July 23, 2019....

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Catherine B. Harris

Catherine B. Harris passed away July 18, 2019....

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Gwendolyn Yvonne Wimbs

Gwendolyn Yvonne Wimbs, affectionately known as “Gwen” was born on April 16, 1950 in Washington, D.C. to the late Archie L. Bazemore, Sr. and Mary L. Bazemore. Gwen departed this life on Friday, July 19, 2019. Gwen was a graduate of the Portsmouth Public School System. She went on to pursue a career in the medical healthcare field and worked in such until she retired. Gwen was preceded in death by her father Archie L. Bazemore,…...

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Kevin Early Ricks

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 our beloved Kevin E. Ricks departed this life and passed into the loving arms of our heavenly Father at Chesapeake Regional Hospital. Kevin was born August 4, 1954 in Norfolk county, now Chesapeake, VA, to the late Wallace M. and Sarah V. Ricks. He was a graduate of Great Bridge High School. Kevin was employed with Norfolk Ship Building and Dry Dock Co. for 20 years where he became the…...

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Montrell Ronald Brunson “Pookie”

Montrell Ronald “Pookie” Brunson. “Pookie” was born February 7, 1995 to Addie Brunson and Larry Green. He is the youngest of 6 and was born and raised in Chesapeake, Va. 23324. He was educated in the Chesapeake school district and graduated from Oscar Smith High School. He completed his senior year in the home school program instructed by Mr. Long. Mr Long was faithfully committed to educating Montrell and proudly presented him with his High…...

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Ollie Celestin, Jr.

Ollie Celestin, Jr. passed away on July 20, 2019....

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Marilyn P. Smith

Sorrows come and go just as surely as do the joys of life; yet there is something disquieting, so deeply sorrowful, about the death of a loved one that we never seem amply prepared for the inevitable occasion.  So it is with the passing of our beloved sister, aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law, and friend. Marilyn Pierce Smith, 57, of 12143 Pawtucket Lane, Waldorf, VA, was called home peacefully to eternal rest on Tuesday, July 16,…...

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John T. Lindsey

John Thomas Lindsey (83) slipped peacefully and quietly into eternal rest on Thursday, July 18, 2019 surrounded by his children at his side.  God called home his beloved son affectionately known as “Tommy” by some and “Smiley” by others after a valiant effort to fight Bone Cancer.  He made good progress, was a strong warrior, and a true fighter until the end as he was getting tired and ready to go in peace. John Thomas…...

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Charles Ray James

Charles Ray James was born on September 24, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY..  He is the son of Ernestine Stephenson James and Stephenson Winston James.  He attended Booker T. Washington High in Norfolk, Virginia. He later became a certified electrician and moved with his family to Ladson, South Carolina and later, to Mattapan, MA.   Charles is survived by his mother, Ernestine Stephenson James; his father, Stephenson W. James; his son, Charles James, Jr. (10); his brother Calvin…...

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James Willie Skinner

James Willie Skinner passed away July 18, 2019....

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Juanita H. Thomas

On Monday, July 15, 2019, God called Juanita Hines Thomas, our beloved sister, aunt, and friend home. Juanita, affectionally known by her family as “Nita”, is the second child of five. She was born on October 3, 1950 to Paul Hoover Hines and Alberta Person Hines in Chicago, Illinois. When she was very young, the family moved back to Emporia, VA, where she was raised. Her christian experience began early in her life at St.…...

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Joyce Gilliam Brown

Joyce Laverne Gilliam Brown was born on March 7, 1936, to Geneva and Lovies Gilliam. Nicknamed “Joycie-Girl” by her beloved Grandma Mit (paternal grandmother), and lovingly dubbed “Re-Joyce” by her uncle Robert Lee Gilliam. Re-Joyce was an only child, but she was soon joined by her cousins, Francis and Alverta. Francis and Joyce, though cousins by birth, were sisters by lifestyle. Their parents dressed them alike. They loved one another and learned to laugh early and often.…...

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Arethalia L. Whitfield-Scott

Arethalia Whitfield Scott peacefully left this earth to go home to her heavenly Father on July 17,2019 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Thalia (as many knew her) was born Arethalia Laverne Knight to the late Randolph Haskins and Edith Knight. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her very loving non-biological father, Earnest Thomas Vaughn Sr and sister Edith Sutton. Arethalia worked as a civil servant for the government at various…...

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Thomas Coleman

Thomas E. Coleman was called home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2019. Tommy was born on April 28, 1943 in New York City and was raised in Staten Island, NY. He graduated from Port Richmond High School where he was president of his senior class 1960. Tom earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Wesleyan University. Tommy met and married Faye Webb on July 18, 1970 and from this union they became the…...

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Stephanie K. Jackson

Stephanie entered into eternal rest on July 16th, 2019. Born Stephanie Devonna Keeling on March 7, 1971 to the late Pamela Keeling and Melvin Upsher. She instantly became the object of affection to her late grandmother Margaret R. Keeling. Although her mother loved her dearly, Stephanie was reared by her grandmother, Ms. “Mar” Keeling in the Diggs Park Housing Community; a community that embodied the meaning of Village. Stephanie and her grandmother were inseparable. While…...

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Doris Rae Owens

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Deaconess Doris Rae Owens was called into the eternal arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.. She was a native of Turkey, NC and was a long time resident of Virginia Beach, VA and Chesapeake, VA. Deaconess Owens was born on August 21, 1938, in Turkey, NC to the late Lee and Inez Campbell and was married to the late Ernest (OD) Owens. She was educated in the Sampson…...

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Shelby R. Pinkney

Shelby Renette “Nett” Pinkney, 58, of Norfolk, Virginia was peacefully called home on July 15, 2019. Shelby was known and loved for her kind and generous heart. Shelby could be as feisty as a bull, and as gentle as a lamb. There are so many words to describe Nett, such as, chatty, funny, easy-going, friendly, generous, tidy and the list goes on. Shelby was born August 18, 1960 to the late Robert and Queenie Pinkney.…...

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Solomon Aaron Johnson, Sr.

Solomon Aaron Johnson, Sr. was born December 15, 1958 to the late Daisey Webb-Santos and Samuel Johnson in Norfolk, Virginia. He peacefully departed this life on July 16, 2019 with his family at his side. Solomon was joined in marriage to Marieta Tillman, from this union they were blessed with twins, Solomon Aaron Jr. and Shannon Arnelle. He was a dedicated father and loving husband. He was committed in preparing his son and daughter for life through education and life skills. He…...

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Vernice McCuller

Vernice McCuller passed away on July 15, 2019....

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Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Sr.

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was born January 2, 1964 in Norfolk, VA to Raymond Whitaker, Sr and Novella Whitaker. He passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019.  Pernell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1982 and later received an honorary Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University. His humble beginnings started in Youngs Park Housing Community where he was inspired to start his boxing career. He became an American Professional Boxer in 1984 when…...

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Ronni Lyn Wilson-Mason

Ronni Lyn Wilson-Mason, 41, went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2019.  Born February 22, 1978, she was the daughter of Ronald Wilson (Katrina) and Rhonda Ferebee-Wilder.  Ronni was a 1996 graduate of Lake Taylor High School.  She also attended Radford University as well as Norfolk State University.  On December 22, 2005, Ronni married the love of her life, LeRoy Mason.  She also leaves to cherish her precious memories sons, Torilus and…...

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Carvin Cortez Edwards

Carvin Cortez Edwards our husband, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle departed this life on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Consulate Health Care of Norfolk. He was born to the late Lorenzo and Edna Edwards on June 28, 1924 in Norfolk Virginia. He attended school in Henderson NC. After graduating he joined the US Navy for four years. He was a veteran having served in Pearl Harbor in 1941. Carvin retired from the Military and…...

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Annie R. Walker

The LOVELY Annie Ruth Walker was born on September 5, 2019 to Mary Walker and Raleigh Booker Throughout her life she became the mother of four children, Sabrina Walker in 1968, Willis(Puff) Walker in 1974, Jason Walker in 1977, and Keyon Waters in 1983. Annie has 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Annie was a strong ,independent woman who spoke her mind, but dwelled in the house of God, and knew ultimately , God had the…...

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Sidney Isaiah Watson

Sidney I. Watson, 19, passed away on July 12, 2019 in Suffolk, VA. He was born on November 29, 1999 in Chesapeake, VA to Gwendolyn Brown and Sidney Watson. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents and siblings....

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