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John L. Mills, Sr.

On Monday March 9, 2020 our beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, John Luther Mills transitioned peacefully into eternal rest. John was 59 years old and was know by family and friends as Lil John or J-Boy. John was born in Portsmouth VA .On July 14, 1960 to the late Catharine Mills and Russell Howell. He was the sixth child out of eight siblings. He attended Portsmouth public schools. John worked at Wimbrough…...

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Calvin Mingo

Calvin Mingo passed away on March 7, 2020....

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Evelyn V. Branch

Evelyn V. Branch passed away on March 7, 2020....

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Gloria Jean Griffin

Gloria Jean Griffin passed away on March 9, 2020....

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Jean A. Ellis

Minister Jean Auver Ellis, 73, took her wings to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2020. She is predeceased by her (husband) Dexter Ellis, (mother) Marian Preston Griffin and (grandson) Jamel Griffin. Jean earned her bachelor’s degree in business management through Norfolk State University in 1985. With the call to work for God, she was employed as a prayer counselor for CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) in Virginia Beach, VA. She was a longtime…...

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Barry R. Forbes, Sr.

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, God’s angels guided Barry Rhys Forbes, Sr. to his heavenly home.  Barry was born July 9, 1950 in Norfolk, VA to the late William Earl and Minnie Lee Bowser Forbes.  He attended Norfolk Public schools and graduated from Maury High School.  While at Maury, he excelled in long distance running- placing in numerous events and earning a letter in track.  After attending Norfolk State University, he joined the U S…...

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Juanita A. Easley

Juanita Alolivia Easley entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 7, 2020 while at Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. She was born December 27, 1936, in Chesapeake, Virginia, the eighth of 11 children to the late Willie and Annie Armstrong. “Nita” as she was affectionally called by family and friends, grew up in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake.  She was educated in the Chesapeake School System and graduated from Carver High School. Juanita…...

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Rodger McRay Johnson

Rodger McRay Johnson, 85, of the 6000 block of Clare Rd. passed away on March 8, 2020. He was born on November 25, 1934 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He attended P.W. Moore and Winslow Schools. Rodger retired from the Local ILA 1248 as a Longshoreman and was a member of Oakwood Chapel Church of Christ D.O.C. He is predeceased by his parents, Ed and Matilda Johnson; daughter, Monzera Lahens; brothers, Randy Phillips, Joe C.…...

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William T. Debrough, Jr.

William T. Debrough, Jr. passed away on March 8, 2020....

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William F. Dudley, Sr.

William F. Dudley, Sr. passed away on March 4, 2020....

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Alexander T. Minns, Sr.

Alexander T. Minns, Sr. passed away on March 5, 2020....

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Leon Wright Carpenter

Leon Carpenter entered into eternity on March 5, 2020 surrounded by family in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born January 26,1946 and was the son of Wilford and Alma Carpenter. He graduated from Blair High School in Tacoma Park, MD and attended Montgomery College. Leon was employed with several companies in the Washington. D.C. area including the Watergate Complex and Fannie Mae Mortgage Company. In 1986 he and his family moved to Norfolk, VA from…...

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Florence Kendall

Florence D. Kendall, passed away peacefully, at home, in Norfolk, VA. Florence is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Alice Debose; brothers Eddie, Troy and Willie; sister, Celia Johnson and son, Ramon N. Kendall III. Florence leaves to cherish her memories, her loving daughters, Valerie and Jacqueline DuBose Kendall; grandchildren, Kendra, Ramon IV and Dante; great grandchildren, Khaliah, Grace, Quin and Marquis; special friends, Barbara Hill and Mildred Hall....

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Fern Higgs

Fern Higgs passed away on March 5, 2020....

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Antonnio D. O’Neal

Antonnio D. O’Neal passed away on March 5, 2020....

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Mary Frances Irving Jones

Mary Frances Irving Jones passed away on February 21, 2020....

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Delma L. White

Delma L. White of 400 block of Williams Court passed away on March 5, 2020. She was born on March 16, 1925 in Princess Anne County, VA.  Delma was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church where she was the Mother of the Church and Pastor’s Aid. Delma was predeceased by her husband, Earl White, Sr.; parents, Linwood and Lillian Collins; three sons, Earl White, Jr., James White and Jerome White. She leaves to cherish…...

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Eugene Burks, Sr.

Eugene Burks, Sr, 84, of 1008 Wilcox Avenue, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704, transitioned on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Born in Stuttgart, Arkansas on January 9, 1936, he was the son of the late Henry Burks and Bertha Burks.  He and his siblings were raised by their mother sister, Aunt Aretha.  After 20 years of faithful and dedicated service in the Navy, he retired in 1970 and became self-employed as…...

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Steve A. Mitchell

Mr. Steve A. Mitchell, son of the late George Mitchell, Jr and Nell Mitchell, (nee Wardrick) was born September 12, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended the public schools of Norfolk, Virginia. Steve enjoyed working in the retail industry and prided himself on always looking sharp. Steve had many hobbies, most notably his love of music and playing pool. Steve spent many years living in Maryland, while there he enjoyed attending church and spent several…...

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William Henry Scott, III

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, our beloved love one departed his home to reunite with the Heavenly Father at Chesapeake General Medical Center. William H. Scott, aka “Scottie”, was born in Chesapeake, VA to Velma Saunders and William Henry Scott, Jr. William was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and William Scott, Jr; brother, Willie “Pete” Scott; sister, Celestine Davenport and son, William “Boo” H. Scott. William also leaves to cherish his memories, daughters,…...

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Blanche Hines

Mrs. Blanche P. Hines age 92 departed life on March 1, 2020 on Sunday. She was the 4th child born on November 27, 1927 in Nansemond County, Virginia to George Mabry, Sr. and Mary Mabry. She graduated from I.C. Norcom High School. Blanche was married to Jessie T. Hines for 35 years. Blanche retired after working for Chesapeake Public Schools as a Custodian for over 20 years. She was a dedicated member of New Hope…...

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Hester Perry

Hester Perry passed away on March 2, 2020....

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Dena Wilson

Dena Wilson passed away on February 28, 2020....

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Christine W. Phillips

Christine W. Phillips passed away on March 3, 2020....

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Tony Mabry

Tony Mabry passed away on March 1, 2020....

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Lee A. Carson, Sr.

On 27 February 2020, Lee A. Carson departed this life to be with God. Lee was born on October 26, 1935; he attended Norfolk Public Schools. He later moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1956 to raise his family. He was employed by Cleaner Sales in New York for 36 years. His love in life was baseball; he coached many years for the New York Hawks League, Lee’s Angels and Marcy Allstars. Lee was a…...

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Robin T. White

Robin T. White passed away February 29, 2020....

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Mae B. Artis

Mae Bell Artis was one of 12 children born to the late Henry McKinley Artis and Elnora Jones Artis on April 5, 1941 in Capron, Virginia.  She made her transition peacefully in her sleep on February 27, 2020 while in care at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She lived her early years and received her education in Southampton County, Virginia.  She later moved to Washington, D.C. for a brief time before relocating to Norfolk, Virginia where…...

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Tommy Lee Grant

Tommy Lee Grant passed away on February 29, 2020....

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Herbert Marvin Robinson, Sr.

Herbert Marvin Robinson, Sr. passed away  on March 1, 2020....

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Deaconess Marcia Young

Marcia Brown Young, of Chesapeake, VA was called to her eternal home at her residence on February 28, 2020. She was born in Yale, VA on January 11, 1940 to the late Otis Brown and Isabelle Jones Brown. She attended Sussex County Training School, Waverly, VA. She professed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Yale, VA. In 2001, Mrs. Young joined Union Bethel Baptist Church,…...

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Christine Garner

Christine Garner, 90, of Chesapeake, VA transitioned, peacefully in her home on February 26, 2020 at 7:25pm. She was born in Williamston, North Carolina on, November 15, 1929, to Mark and Rosa Cutler Edwards. Christine was raised in Williamston, later resided in Brooklyn, New York, prior moving to Virginia. For 25 years, she was employed with AT&T, until her retirement. Christine was a longtime member of First Church of God and Christ of Brooklyn NY.…...

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Clara Bernice Wright

Clara Bernice Wright passed away on February 4, 2020....

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Barbara Ann Todd

Barbara Ann Todd passed away on February 24, 2020....

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Michael Vaughn Days

Michael Vaughn Days passed February 29, 2020....

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Co-Pastor Carolyn Barrington

Co-Pastor Carolyn Barrington passed away on February 28, 2020....

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Arthur Watts Thompson

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Deacon Arthur Watts Thompson answered God’s call and went home to be with the Lord. Arthur was born on September 4, 1924, to Roscoe and Virginia Lewis Thompson. There were seven children of that union and six preceded him in death. Those who preceded him in death were Lewis, Louise, Carlyle, Roscoe, Hattie, and Pansy. After the passing of his father, his mother, Virginia, married Bill Johnson and added three…...

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Arthur Watts Thompson

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” Exodus 23:20  On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Deacon Arthur Watts Thompson answered God’s call and went home to be with the Lord. Arthur was born on September 4, 1924, to Roscoe and Virginia Lewis Thompson. There were seven children of that union and six preceded him in death. Those who…...

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Melanie P. Mack Jones

Melanie P. Mack Jones passed away on February 22, 2020. Melanie is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Willie Junior Mack and Margaret L. Mack; paternal grandmother, Theresa Ellis and father-in-law, Elmore Jones, Jr. She leaves to cherish her precious moments her husband, Morris Jones (United States Navy); daughter, Tyshana Mack (granddaughter Nylah Jones), Tallyah Jordan, Zariah Johnson and Zamir Johnson; her mother Andrea Ford; father, Alfonso Ford; biological father, Carlton Ellis; mother-in-law, Elaine…...

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Alexander Riddick

Alexander Riddick passed away on February 22, 2020....

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Brenda Gail Farris

Brenda Farris, 67, departed this life on February 25, 2020. Brenda was born October 13, 1952 to the late, William Grey and Pearl Grey (biological parents), Samuel K. Long and Virgie May Long. Brenda attended Booker T. Washington High School. She was goofy and fun to be around. Brenda loved family and would go out her way just to see them happy. Brenda was predeceased by her brother, Milton Earl Knight, Sr. and great-granddaughter, Kamaia…...

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Constance Richardson Green

Constance Richardson Green, affectionately called “Connie” by those who knew and loved her.  On February 1, 2020 God called His beloved servant Connie Home.  Constance Richardson Green was born on November 1, 1942 in Norfolk Virginia to the late Paul Richardson Sr. and Mary G. Sutton Richardson whom she now joins in Glory. Connie was quick witted and possessed a strong and loving personality.  She was caring and kind and always let you know how…...

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Georgia L. Thompson

Georgia Lee (Sweet Thing) Thompson, 86, of Portsmouth, Virginia, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Edward A and Hazel Mae Coston on November 15, 1933 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Georgia’s sweet nature and always wearing a cheerful smile earned her the nickname ‘Sweet Thing.’ She was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School where she enjoyed playing on the basketball team. During her…...

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Rosetta Louise Moore

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7 On Monday, February 24, 2020, the Lord prepared a special place for a phenomenal wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.  Angels escorted her to God’s Kingdom to be made whole. Rosetta (Rose) L. Moore was born November 12, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Susie Lee Overton and Morris Overton.  She was educated…...

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Melvin Osborne

It was on February 25, 2020 that an angel walked over the earth with a silent prayer and took our beloved Melvin Osborne. He leaves to mourn his wife, JoAnn Osborne, daughter, Nadene Chambers, his siblings, John Whitfield (Carolyn), Sylvia Carroll, Dorothy Carroll, Joyce Clark, his stepchildren, Wilette Gray, Elaine Byrd, Edward Byrd Jr. and Pauline B. (Allen) also a host of nieces and nephews. Melvin was a truck driver that moved military families. For…...

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Geraldine Wise Johnson

On June 29 ,1949, Geraldine Patience Wise entered this world to the late Mamie and Claude Wise, Sr. From then on her  enure here on earth was with many events. Her education was received in the County of Accomack through the public school system. She continued her education at Norfolk State University (NSU) where she studied business. It was at NSU that her friendships continued to grow to the long-lasting friendships with those who knew…...

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Valerie Jean Miles

God in his infinite wisdom, called Valerie Jean Miles from labor to reward on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Valerie (affectionately called Jean) age 64 was the 3rd child of 9 children born to Meredith and Eva Miles on March 10, 1955 in Norfolk, VA. Valerie was a friendly person full of life with a keen knack for coordinating colors. She loved everything to match. She also loved her family and all she came in contact…...

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Vernessa Yvonne Eason-Tillery

Vernessa Yvonne Eason-Tilllery, 65, entered the loving arms of Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Sentara Virginia Beach General. Born, December 20, 1954 in Norfolk, County, Vernessa was a long-time resident of Chesapeake, VA.  She was a loving, kind, generous woman whose charismatic personality touched all who encountered her. Vernessa was equally dedicated to her church family and her job for 45 years at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. She is predeceased by her…...

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Arthur Smith, Sr.

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; for the former things are passed away.   Revelations 21:4 Arthur Smith Sr., also known as Big Smitty and Bishop, departed this life February 24, 2020 in the comfort of his home of over 40 years on Mains Creek Rd in Chesapeake, VA.  He was born on February…...

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Mark Leary

Mark Anthony Leary was born, November 12, 1981 in the city of Norfolk. Mark loved playing basketball, his PlayStation with friends and spending as much time as he could with family. Mark was a loveable person and he did the best he could by making everyone smile. He left to be with God on February 18, 2020 and leaves behind his mother, Tracy Leary (Norfolk); three brothers, Jose Leary (Lindora) of Norfolk, Roosevelt Leary (Sherita)…...

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