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Demetric L. Coleman

On Thursday, July 8, 2021 our Heavenly Father welcomed His son, Demetric L. Coleman home from this life, peacefully. Demetric was born on March 1, 1981 at Depaul Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia to Willie Wesley Coleman and Etta Thomas Coleman. Demetric is predeceased by his grandfathers, Moses Coleman and Stanley Thomas Sr.; his grandmother Vernistine Johnson; his uncle, JC Coleman. Demetric attended Oscar Smith Middle and Oscar Smith High schools. He was a member of…...

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Zackery Jerel Hill

Zackery Jerel Hill, lovingly known as Zack, entered this life on August 5, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia to Sheara “Nay” Hill and the late Jeff Johnson. On July 5, 2021, God called him home to rest. He was educated in the Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach School Systems. He was employed at the shipyard. He was known for his kindness, playfulness, and witty sense of humors. His kindness was displayed by the help he gave…...

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Lillian Deloris Stuart

Lillian Deloris Stuart passed away on July 8, 2021....

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Foster Robinson Baskerville, Sr.

Foster Robinson Baskerville, Sr. passed away on July 9, 2021....

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Joseph Hill, Jr.

Joseph Hill, Jr. passed away on July 1, 2021....

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Johnny Lee Bell, Jr.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, He is the father of compassion and God of all comfort in our time of need. On Tuesday July 6, 2021 at 12:50 am before the break of dawn, God in his infinite wisdom called our beloved Johnny Lee Bell Jr., into His loving care. “Lil” Johnny as he was affectionately known, was born in Norfolk, VA on May 11, 1993 to Jean…...

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Richard LeGrand

Richard LeGrand, 74, of the 500 block of Rockbridge Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 2:13 pm. His journey of life began in Mt. Gilead, NC on March 25 1947, and he was raised in Stamford, CT.  Richard attended Stamford Public Schools and graduated from Stamford High School in 1965.  He attended community college in CT for two years.  He served in the US Army from 1966-1968 with an Honorable Discharge.…...

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Patricia W. Jefferson

Patricia Wade Jefferson was born on January 14, 1946 in Martinsville, Virginia to Margaret Louise Hairston Wade and Winfred Wade. Her parents instilled a strong work ethic and a deep love for learning. Her commitment to education is evident in her matriculation in the Henry County Public Schools and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. She later went to further her studies obtaining a M.S. degree…...

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Gerry U. Self

Gerry Self passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 5, 2021.  He was 57 years old. Gerry was born June 15, 1964, in Norfolk, VA.  He was the last of eight children and enjoyed and took full advantage of being the baby of the family.  He was full of life and enjoyed having a good time with his family and friends especially his nieces and nephews. If there was one thing that Gerry wouldn’t…...

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Phillip A. Scott, Sr.

Phillip A. Scott, Sr. passed away on July 4, 2021....

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Alma Lee Darden

The Life and legacy of Mother Alma Darden Mother Alma Darden went to be with the Lord after 98 years on July 5, 2021 while she was in her home. She was born on May 27,1923 to the late Alice “Love” Scott and raised by her aunt and uncle James and Fannie Blow of Franklin, Virginia. Mother Darden was affectionately known by many names, Sister, Alma Lee, Aunt Tit Toe, Mama, and Tut. Mother Darden…...

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Walter Lee Scruggs

In the early morning Saturday, July 3, 2021, our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Walter Lee Scruggs went home to eternal rest. He was born June 26, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma he was predeceased in death by his parents, JC Scruggs and Eddie V. Scruggs and sister Janice Scruggs. Walter Lee Scruggs graduated from high school and attended Kansas City State college. He served in Vietnam as an army soldier and…...

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Olivia M. Joyner

Olivia Margarite Creekmur Joyner Olivia M Joyner transitioned into her eternal life on July 4, 2021 at Saucon Valley Manor Senior facility Hellertown PA. She was born February 4, 1928 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Ethel Watts Creekmur and Winfield E Creekmur. Olivia started her early childhood education in the Portsmouth public school system graduating from IC Norcom High School. She later attended Bennett College in Greensboro, NC.  After leaving college she worked in…...

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Thomas Pamp

Thomas Pamp passed away on July 3, 2021....

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Robert Lee Young, Jr.

“Truth, blessings, and respect.  May God continue to bless you. God is real.”      -Robert Young, Jr. Robert Lee Young, Jr. was a loyal, loving, generous, and wise father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.  He touched the lives of all he encountered with his laughter, words of advice, loving heart, and thoughtful gestures. Rasheam or Rob Jr. as he was affectionately known by many was born June 6, 1967 and took his eternal…...

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Doni Vincent Johnson

Doni Vincent Johnson passed away on July 6, 2021....

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Terry Ann Harvey

Terry Ann Harvey was born April 6, 1960 to Eddie Lee and Shirley Irene Fowlkes in Harlem, New York. Terry was a former member of Kingdom Healing International Church where the Pastor is Jaijuan Jones, in Chesapeake, Virginia. She resided with her husband Dayron Harvey in Norfolk, Virginia. Terry was a graduate of Nottaway High School class of 1979. She then continued her secondary education at Norfolk State University. She pursued her career in Health…...

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Kevin L. Sivells, Jr.

Kevin L. (KJ) Sivells Jr was called home to reunite with his mother on June 26, 2021. KJ was born on January 23, 1998, to Kevin and Alletta (Griffin) Sivells. He was a member of the East Hartford High School graduating class of 2016. He volunteered at East Hartford Community Television, where he directed episodes of a local sports show. He recorded town meetings and special events throughout the city as well. KJ was a…...

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Rio Tyson

Rio Tyson passed away on June 28, 2021....

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Veronica “Ronnie” Moore

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.  John 11:25-26 On July 4, 2021, Veronica Perry Moore, affectionately known as “Ronnie”, ascended to meet her Heavenly Father.  Ronnie was born on May 2, 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She was one of the sweetest people you could ever meet.  Ronnie wore a smile that…...

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Harry J. Henderson

Harry J. Henderson passed away on July 1, 2021....

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Brian Anthony Edwards

John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me, and 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, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also! Brian Anthony Edwards departed this…...

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Wyleek Nasir Eaddy

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the young age of ten years old, God called our dancing Prince, Wyleek Nasir Eaddy home.  Wyleek, affectionately known as, “Leek” was born on May 19, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA to John Eaddy and Adrienne Eaddy. Wyleek had a contagious smile that would leave a lasting impression everywhere he went.  He was the life of the party and loved to show off his dancing skills, if you played his…...

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Erma Jean Taylor

Erma Jean Taylor was born on March 8, 1961, to the late Clarence and Daisy Taylor, in Norfolk, Virginia. The Lord welcomed Jean into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Jean, as she was passionately called by her family and friends. was reared in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Lake Taylor High School. Jean had a strong passion and love for helping people as she dedicated her career to working in the service…...

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Johnnie T. Bell

Johnnie Tolbert Bell (Rosie) was born May 27, 1960, in Demopolis, AL to the late Legretha Tolbert Lawson and Johnnie Lawson, Jr.  After battling a seven-week health challenge, she was quietly called home on Friday afternoon, July 2, 2021, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, VA. Johnnie graduated from Demopolis High School in 1978. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Richardson Jr., and traveled the country with him with the U.S. Army. In 1984,…...

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Taylor L. Stanfield

Taylor Latia Stanfield, daughter of Travis Stanfield and Dawn Stanfield Hodges, was born on August 1, 1996, in Norfolk, Virginia. Taylor, affectionately known as “Tay Tay” to family and friends, transitioned on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Franklin, VA. After residing in Mississippi for a brief time, Taylor and her family relocated back to VA in 2003 where Taylor became a resident of Holiday House located in Portsmouth, VA. Taylor graduated from I.C. Norcom High…...

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Stanley Wayne Wright

Stanley Wayne Wright passed away on June 30, 2021....

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Bentrell Patrick Newsome

Bentrell Patrick Newsome was born May 31, 1989 to Angela and Benjamin Newsome in Norfolk, Virginia. He departed this life June 25, 2021 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Bentrell was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and cousin. He graduated from Norview High School, class of 2008. After graduation he worked as a merchant seaman for nine years until his death. Bentrell was a member of Truth of God Church in Newport News. He…...

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Tacarra Taylor

Tacarra Taylor passed away on June 25, 2021....

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Oscar Lewis, Jr.

Oscar Lewis, Jr. passed away on June 29, 2021....

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Joseph Leon Artis, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Leon Artis, Jr., son of Deacon Joseph and Deaconess Minnie Trovene Artis, was born February 19, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia. He departed this life unexpectedly on June 29, 2021. Joseph, affectionately called “Joey” & “DJ 6’9” joined First Baptist Church Bute Street at an early age under the pastorate of Reverend LaVert H. Taylor. As a young man, he was a part of the original Cherub Choir, a member of the Youth Usher…...

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Jakya D. Edwards

Jakya D. Edwards of Norfolk, VA passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021. Jakya  was born January 11, 2003. She was a recent honors graduate of Lake Taylor High School c/I 2021. She was an aspiring veterinarian and planned to attend Tidewater Community College the fall of 2021. Jakya  was a beautiful inspirational young woman! She was very shy and humble as well as extremely smart and modest. Jakeya was a peacemaker who was always…...

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Calvin Napoleon Nixon

Calvin Napoleon Nixon passed away on June 27, 2021....

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William L. Mickins

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”  Psalm 27, King James Version On Wednesday June 23, 2021 William “Woody” Mickens was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 13,1958 to the late Eugene H. and Mary Lou Mickins.  He received his primary education in…...

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Simpson Stackhouse, Jr.

Simpson Stackhouse, Jr. was born March 15, 1926, to the late Daniel Simpson and Jessie Griffin Stackhouse in Fairmont, North Carolina. He departed this earthly life on Friday, June 25, 2021. He attended both elementary and high school in Fairmont while working on the family farm until he was drafted into the army. He was an Army veteran of World War II. After leaving the army, he married the late Grace Stephens and moved to…...

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Tridarrell Jerome Reap

Tridarrell Jerome Reap affectionately known as “J-Play” entered eternal rest on June 23, 2021.  He was born on November 26, 1972 to Lovenia Reap and the late Carroll Evans. Jay was a 1992 graduate of Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He met the love of his life Gerris in 1994 and they (?) their lives with Danielle, JoJo, Lik Lik and later involved two other sons Javon and Ja-Quan.  Jay loved his family and was…...

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Ernest L. Simon, Jr.

Ernest Lee Simon, Jr. was born January 17, 1940 and transitioned over on June 27, 2021.  He was a native of Wilson, North Carolina.  He was the son of the late Ernest Lee Simon, Sr. and Thelma C. Simon.  He retired from NORSHIPCO with 37 years of service.  He was a member of the Good Timers Social and Saving Club. Ernest was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Linwood Shelley and George Shelley. Left to cherish his precious memories…...

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Derrick D. Rountree

The Cut of Life Derrick Deshawn “Boogie” Rountree  46, went into his eternal rest on Thursday, June 24, 2021.  Derrick was born to Maurice Sawyer and the late Paulette A. Rountree-Hopkins on January 12, 1975.  He was educated through Norfolk Public Schools and received a certificate in Culinary Arts from Tidewater Community College. He was a self-trained master barber who took pride in his craft as he serviced many in the community. He was naturally talented in…...

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Eric Leandrew Briley

Eric Briley, 47, succumbed to death from injuries incurred from a tragic car accident in Hampton County, South Carolina on June 20, 2021. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his father Jimmy Briley (Tammy); brothers, Deon Briley and Jimmy Briley, Jr.; sister, Dawn Lebeaud (Frank); his former wife and mother of his children, Toya Briley; sons, Cire Briley and Eric Stevens; daughters, Eyarah Briley and Erica Briley. He also leaves behind a host of…...

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Clarence Seymour Briley

Clarence Briley, 50, succumbed to death from injuries incurred from a tragic car accident in Hampton County, South Carolina on June 20, 2021. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his father, Jimmie Briley (Tammy); brothers, Deon Briley and Jimmy Briley, Jr.; sister, Dawn Lebeaud (Frank); the mother of his children and love of his life, Angela Johnson; daughters, Shaterra Johnson and Acee Briley; sons, Clarence Johnson and Clarence Briley, Jr.; grandchildren, Kash Tabb and…...

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Ward Green

Ward Green, 98 departed this life on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Commonwealth Assisted Living (Churchland House) in Portsmouth after a brief illness.  He was as an Army Veteran and was retired from the Norfolk Naval Base after thirty-nine years in a supervisory capacity. For many years, he served on the Board of Directors of the NMA Credit Union, Virginia Beach, whose headquarters now bears his name. A very friendly person, Mr. Green was a…...

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Norman Leo Madison “Bam-Bam”

Norman Leo Madison “Bam-Bam” passed away on June 26, 2021....

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Antione D. Harris

Antione D. Harris was born to Avis Harris-Johnson and Chester Jones on April 4th1974 in Portsmouth, VA. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 19th2021. He leaves behind his two sons, Ajhaan Harris, Aziah Harris; his two daughters Ahrianna Harris, Aeona Harris; mother, Avis Harris-Johnson (Kim); father, Chester Jones; maternal grandmother, Lollie R. Harris; paternal grandfather Morris Jones; brothers, Andre Harris, Chester Jones Jr., Sherron Jones, Tremaine Jones; sisters, Ashley Ford (Ramon), Ayesha Jones;…...

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Joyce R. Smith

Joyce Ray was born July 24, 1934 and passed away Thursday morning, June 24, 2021 in the comfort of her own home. Joyce was an only child who grew up in Elizabeth City, NC with her cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Smith, Sr; oldest daughter, JoAnn Chesnut and her two youngest children, Herminia Smith and Herman Smith, Jr. Joyce has two surviving children, Shionn Warren and Michael Gillard; ten grandchildren and 10…...

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Angelec Maria Wiggins

Our loving daughter, mother, sister, niece, auntie, cousin and devoted friend, Angelec Maria Wiggins passed away on June 22, 2021. She was born on September 4, 1986 to Rose Marie Ham and Anthony Turner in Norfolk, Virginia. Angelec was a high school graduate of Granby High School and furthered her education, graduating from Tidewater Community College with credits from Strayer University studying Business Management. She was also a rapper and a hair stylist; her music…...

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Shirley A. Copeland

Shirley A. Copeland passed away on June 23, 2021....

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Julius Chatman, Jr.

After a long illness, Julius went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday afternoon June 23, 2021 surrounded by his family and loved ones; and he will be missed greatly. Julius was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to the late Julius and Maggie Russ Chatman on August 2, 1933. Julius moved to Norfolk, VA, in the early 50s to be near his father in Chesapeake Gardens. He worked at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. for…...

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Preston Staton, Jr.

Preston Staton, Jr. was born on January 5, 1972 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of Preston Staton, Sr. and the late Lillie Staton.  He received his education from the Booker T. Washington High School. He later went onto Job Corps in Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated as a welder and made Louisville, Kentucky his home.  He had a passion for cooking and carpentry. He loved to work with his hands. Preston favorite football team was “Dallas Cowboys”.…...

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Jimmy Allen Taylor

Jimmy Allen Taylor passed away at home on June 23, 2021. Jimmy Allen Taylor was born March 29, 1957 in Norfolk, VA to the late Albert Taylor Sr. and Dorothy Burnham-Taylor. Jimmy attended Norfolk Public Schools. He worked as an auto-mechanic and was skilled in various trades. Jimmy is survived by his wife Retta Mae Taylor; daughters, Christie Banks, Yulancla Edmonds and Jhimeca Williams; three stepsons; brothers, Albert Taylor Jr. (Doris), Richard Taylor, and Glenn…...

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Redell Kindred

Redell Kindred passed away June 21, 2021....

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