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Florence Warren

Florence Warren passed away July 19, 2022....

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Raymond Doss

Raymond attended the Chicago Public Schools. Raymond entered the Navy and served for many years After years with the Navy, he was a special policeman for Belo, Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. He held many other jobs which included a printer in the civil service defense department on the amphibious bases, as well as a rental car associate for AVIS rental car. . For 53 years, he was married to his loving and devoted wife, Willie Mae Uzzle, and…...

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JaCobe Trevon Davis-Cherry

JaCobe Trevon Davis-Cherry was born on October 30, 1997 in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Cobe. JaCobe was a specialist stationed at Fort Stewart Army Base in Georgia. He was a 2016 graduate of I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He was studying to obtain his CDL and was also pursuing an associate degree in Biology from Tidewater Community College with plans to…...

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Ronald Kendall Orton

Ronald Kendall Orton a.k.a. “Bum Rogers”, was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Charles Melvin Orton and Leathia Orton Jones.  He is predeceased by siblings, Don Saunders, Ebonee Orton and stepfather, Albert Jones. Ronald was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his entire family and others very much. He was known for his bowed legs and his contagious smile. People he didn’t even know, knew him, especially working at Wal-Mart. He had…...

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Manuel J. Roundtree, Jr.

Thursday, July 14, 2022, Manuel Junior Roundtree, affectionately known as Gene, was called home to be with the Lord. Gene was born in Norfolk County to the late Manuel and Rosa Roundtree.  Gene attended Portsmouth Public Schools and retired from the City of Chesapeake after thirty years of dedicated service. Gene was predeceased by both parents, brothers: James, Horace, Willie and Curtis and sisters: Maggie, Mildred and Rosa Mae. Left to cherish his memory are…...

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Sparkman Green

Sparkman Green passed away July 16, 2022....

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Margaret Chatmon

Although a person born on March 21, 1940 was said to be part of the “Silent Generation”, Margaret Simmons Chatmon was anything but. Her larger than life personality coupled with the desire to “fight for right” would prove beneficial years later. Born to Edward and Marie Simmons in Charleston, South Carolina, Margaret exhibited a fierce loyalty for family, zest for life, and a healthy thirst for knowledge from an early age.  As a child, she…...

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Eunice Nadine Baker

Mrs. Eunice Nadine Baker, affectionately known as “Bopeep”, was born in Stony Creek, Virginia on September 28, 1928. She was the sixth of seven children born to Lola and Amos Booth. She was reared and educated in Dinwiddie County, Virginia and graduated from Dinwiddie Training High School in 1946. At the age of eighteen, she relocated to Norfolk, Virginia. Upon arriving to Norfolk, she met and later married John C. Baker, Sr. and shared in…...

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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the age of 92. He was born on November 3, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Dorothy Mobley and Theodore Thompson Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Nathaniel R. Mobley, three brothers, Theodore R Thompson Jr. Joseph J. Thompson, and Willis Thompson and one sister, Lillian Y. Thompson. Richard spent his childhood and Dayton, Ohio. He attended…...

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Ernest Brown

Ernest Brown, 79, departed this earthly life on July 17th, 2022, to dwell in his new heavenly home. Deacon Brown was born October 17th, 1942, to the late John Hale and the late Cora Brown Staton.  He was raised by his grandparents, the late Charles J Brown and Alice Brown Cummings. Deacon Brown leaves to cherish his partner in life Susie Springs.  Five daughters Alice Cuffee, Ernestine Williams, Tinishia Stephenson Boothe (Gregory), LaTonya Mathews (Anton),…...

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Darian L. Golder, Jr.

On July 2, 2022 Darian Leroy Golder, Jr. 32, a beloved father, son, grandson, brother, nephew, husband and cousin departed this life to his eternal resting place. Darian attended Norfolk Public Schools and went on to become employed at Walmart. Darian was a hard worker and always made sure he gave all to get the job done. He also worked as a cook at Hometime Kitchen in Portsmouth. Darian was well known throughout the Southside…...

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Carole C. Brown

Carole Celestine Brown was born to the late Dorothy Mae Cassell on April 14, 1962, in Brunswick County, Virginia. After the death of her mother, she was lovingly raised by her great-grandparents, Gilbert L. and Louise C. Stith. She was also supported and loved by her grandmother and grandfather, Rayfield Walker, Sr. and Ida Elizabeth Walker. Carole accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She…...

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Larry James Wyns

Larry James Wyns was born on September 20, 1958, in Cocoa, Florida, to the late Robert Willis and Macie Bell Wyns. He was one of seven children. Larry graduated from Rockledge High School in Cocoa, Florida. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Larry had a long career in the Navy and retired as a Chief after completing 20 years of service.  After retiring from U.S Navy, Larry decided to remain in Virginia…...

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William Leander Luster

William Leander Luster passed away July 12, 2022....

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Lillie Watson Goode “Lil”

Lillie Watson Goode “Lil” was born June 24, 1931 to Gillis and Mary Kearney Watson in Raleigh, NC. She attended Raleigh Public Schools and received an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University and a master’s degree from Columbia University. She married Allen H. Goode, Jr. on January 1st, 1955 and they welcomed their son Allen H. Goode, III in 1956. Lil pursued a career in education, first in music and later in English, from the…...

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Rayquan Malik Sumner

Rayquan Malik Sumner, affectionately known as “Q,” was 27 years old when he transitioned into eternal peace on July 8, 2022. He was surrounded by his family, girlfriend and best friend. Rayquan was born in Norfolk VA on May 18, 1995 to Tabitha Catrice Sumner and Reginald Marcel West. Rayquan’s family circle was tight; he was blessed to have two sets of parents that loved him immensely, Reginald & Martine West and Tabitha & Steven…...

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Curtis Person

Curtis “CJ” Person was born November 3, 1964 to Bernice Grant of Murfreesboro, NC and to the late Curtis Grant of Southampton County, VA.  CJ attended school in Southampton County and graduated in 1985 where he played and loved the sports of basketball and baseball. CJ married Linda Person and through their union they had 2 children.  At an early age, CJ attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Boykins, VA.  He loved a good joke with…...

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Nancy S. Bolling

Mrs Nancy Sledge Bolling was born to the late Obell Sledge and Matt Sledge, on March 3, 1930. Mrs. Nancy departed this life on July12, 2022, at the young age of 92. Mrs. Nancy was the oldest of four  sibling, this is were she learn at an early age to cook and clean. Mrs. Nancy would found odd jobs around town to help take care of her mom, dad and siblings. In 1944 she met…...

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Maveryck Pharaoh Swindell

Maveryck Pharaoh Swindell, aged 12 days, passed on to eternal life on July 6, 2022. There are not many stories to tell about Maveryck. He only blessed the world with his presence for 12 days and perfect those 12 days were. Maveryck was a pleasure to behold and a blessing to know. His handsome face was a clear representation of his family. Maveryck was the son of Lawrence and Ja-Mes Swindell. He is also survived…...

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Ramona Key Brown

Ramona Lois Key was born on December 7th, 1953, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Gussie and James Warren Key, Sr. She was predeceased by her daughter, Natasha Key and stepfather William Hunter. Ramona will be sorely missed and survived by her brothers and sisters, Linda Bell, Delphine White (Carl), James Key Jr., Belefonte Key, Michelle Parker (Robert Sr.), Douglas Key, Angela Bennett, and Thomas Hunter.  Ramona leaves her cherished granddaughter, Danika Key (Jason), and a…...

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Trena Renee Peed

Trena Renee Peed passed away July 7, 2022....

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Joshua Wehner

Joshua Wehner passed away July 4, 2022....

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Alvenetta Rene Cooper

God’s beautiful Angel was called home on the morning of Friday, July 15, 2022, at the graceful age of 64.  Alvenetta Renee Cooper was born on Sunday, November 10th, 1957, to Irene Amanda Stith and Arlinza E. Edwards Sr. she was born and raised in Norfolk Virginia, she graduated from Mathew Fontaine “Maury” High School and later attended Virginia Commonwealth College. She married the love of her life, Robert Cooper Jr., on February 18th, 1983…...

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Rita Renee Smith

Rita Renee Smith passed away July 14, 2022....

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Anthony Cornelius Brown

Anthony Cornelius Brown passed away July 11, 2022....

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Grayland Douglas Brown

Grayland D. Brown, known to family and friends as Douglas, born July 6, 1956, entered eternal rest on Friday, July 8, 2022, peacefully. Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Mary Magdalene Brown and the late Mack Davis. Douglas attended school in Portsmouth, VA, at S. H. Clarke. He then joined the U. S. Army in 1973. He later worked at Whitehurst Masonry and Repair. He was well rounded…...

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Stephanie Watson

On July 9th the Lord called Stephanie by name and she answered the call. He took her home to get her rest and to ease all her pain. She was predeceased by her mother, Zenora M. Watson Sparrow, her father, Robert L. Powell and her brother, Robert L. Watson. She retired from the City of Chesapeake, where she worked in Environmental Services for 34 years. She accomplished many goals in life such as receiving her…...

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Janie Goodman Cooke

Janie Lucille Goodman Cooke was born in Iredell County, North Carolina on January 13, 1920, to the late Eva Phifer and Walter Goodman. She passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, July 3, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, William James “Billy” Cooke, as well as her brothers Pressly Goodman, George Goodman, Cicero Goodman and sisters, Maude Goodman, Naette Goodman Campbell and Helen Goodman Frontis. Janie grew up in Mooresville,…...

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Laverne Freeman Walker

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 Wednesday morning, July 6, 2022, shortly after 5:30 a.m., the Lord summonsed one of His earthly angels home to be one of His heavenly angels. Laverne Freeman Walker was and is that angel. Laverne was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, to the late Mrs. Ellen Johnson Freeman and the late Mr. Luther W. Freeman on February 1, 1963. She attended Woodrow Wilson High…...

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Dalinda Adama Robinson

Dalinda Adama Robinson passed away June 5, 2022....

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Mary Elaine Zackery

Mary Elaine Zackery passed away June 28, 2022....

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Ticonna Elizabeth Emmons

Ticonna Elizabeth Emmons passed away June 26, 2022....

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Ronald Lewis Clapp

Ronald Lewis Clapp, affectionately known as Ron, was born on February 3, 1951 in Norfolk, VA to the late Doris Clapp Alston and Willie Steven Alston. Ronald grew up in the Tidewater Park area of Norfolk. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School on June 12, 1970. Upon graduating, Ronald enlisted in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He proudly served his country for over 14 years. While serving in the military, he…...

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Sarah E. Broadnax

Sarah E. Broadnax passed away July 3, 2022....

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Ethel Marie “ET, Turkey” Terry-Mitchell

A Time To Be Born Ethel Mitchell was the second of five children born to the late John David Terry and Dora Ethel Terry on July 24, 1943 in Norfolk, VA. Ethel was affectionately called “Turkey” by her childhood friends. A Time To Live Ethel was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. She later had three children who she loved and nurtured through adulthood. Ethel lived her life to the fullest, making life-long friends…...

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Guadelmiro Lopez

Guadelmiro Lopez passed away June 17, 2022....

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Gwendolyn Lee

Gwendolyn Lee passed away June 30, 2022....

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy passed away June 30, 2022....

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Shelton Davis

The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.  Job 1:21b What a gift to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers was the boy, Shelton Davis, born to Mable Twine Davis and Roosevelt Davis, Sr. on November 17, 1940. With a big smile, an ever-helping hand, wise counsel, generosity of time and talents, Shelton (or “Big Daddy” as he came to be known by many) would fill the world of…...

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Andrea Jean Britton

Andrea Jean Britton was born April 29, 1941, to the late George A. Smith and the late Julia D. Riggins Parker in Norfolk, Virginia and departed this life peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in her home. Andrea attended Norfolk Public Schools and was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, who loved to cook elaborate meals and took pride in maintaining family traditions by hosting holiday socials and events. She worked at Rowena’s for…...

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Cornelia A. Whitney

Cornelia Ann Whitney, a devoted mother, sister, aunt, and friend died peacefully on June 30, 2022, surrounded by family. Cornelia a.k.a Connie was the seventh child born to Thurston and Cornelia Whitaker on December 3, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia, class of 1957. For over 50 years, Connie had a career working as a hairstylist. She was skillful in her craft and inspired some of…...

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Reginald H. Shannon

Reginald H. Shannon passed away June 28, 2022....

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Dimitri Donelle McCreary

Dimitri Donelle McCreary passed away June 29, 2022....

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Edna Ray White

Edna Ray White passed away June 29, 2022....

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Veronica Muriel Bunch

Veronica Muriel Bunch, passed away on June 29th at Hampton Health & Rehabilitation Center.  Veronica was born on September 28, 1947, to Muriel Rodgers of Portsmouth, VA and the late Rudolph Rodgers of Norfolk, VA. She graduated from Booker T Washington High School in Norfolk, VA.  Veronica was the Pastor of Tabernacle of Light Ministries. She had a strong desire to serve the Lord and was unmovable in her faith....

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Angelean Cooper

Angelean Cooper passed away June 19, 2022....

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Aurica Kay Green

Aurica Kay Green was born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 7, 1959, and was called home to rest on June 26, 2022.  She was the third daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Walter Gaines and Zola Mae Gaines. She and her family moved to Portsmouth, Virginia in 1968.  Aurica graduated from Western Branch High School in 1977. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Norfolk State University in 1981, where she was a member of…...

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Freddie Lee Edmond

Freddie Lee Edmond passed away June 27, 2022....

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Nannette E. Coley

Nannette E. Coley passed away June 27, 2022....

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Tayqwon Denyta Parker

Tayqwon Denyta Parker passed away June 26, 2022....

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