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Anthony J. Walston

Anthony “Tony” Walston, 56, a native of Norfolk, VA, received his wings on November 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ozella Gregory; grandmother, Mary Wayne; sister, Angela Walston; his “mama,” Viola B. Smith; and his beloved, Cassandra Brown. Anthony first priority was always his care for others. He had a passion for cooking morning, noon, and night. However, quality time with his grandkids gave him much joy. Tony is survived by…...

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Dwayne Edward Anderson

Dwayne Edward Anderson passed away November 24, 2018....

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Shirley Mae White

Shirley Mae White, born on July 14, 1940 in the city of Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Shirley was affectionately known as “Aunt Shirley” or “Ms. Shirley.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Harrison Lawrence and Rose Mae Lawrence; two brothers, Percy Lawrence and Charles Lawrence; two sisters, Dorothy Clemons and Hazel Lawrence. Shirley enjoyed baking. She was known to make a mean pound…...

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Lee O. McDuffie

CWO-4 LEE O. MCDUFFIE, UNITED STATES NAVY, RETIRED Chief Warrant Officer Lee O. McDuffie of Chesapeake, VA went to his eternal home on 25 November 2018.  Lee was born in Norfolk, VA to a loving, caring, and supportive family. He was preceded in death by his mother Hattie McDuffie, grandmother Luvinia McDuffie, aunt Mary Ellen McDuffie, and three Uncles; Johnnie, Charles and Samuel McDuffie. He grew up in Bennettsville SC, and graduated from East Side…...

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Roney Mack

On June 22, 1960 and extraordinary person was born. His parents named him Roney Mack. The book of his life came to a close when he transitioned from earth to rest on November 21, 2018. Roney is predeceased by his mother, Margie Mack; and his brother, Carl Mack. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Vanessa Mack; three sons, Ronnie Lee Thomas of Dallas Texas, Walter (Shelley) Vaughan, and Monte Vaughan of Norfolk, Virginia;…...

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Dorcas W. Williams

Dorcas Winborne Williams peacefully passed on November 22, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Dorcas, lovingly known as “Aunt Don,” “Ma Puddin,” and “Big Up,” was the youngest of five children born in Gatesville, NC. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Ovene Winborne. At an early age, her mother relocated to Norfolk, VA. Dorcas was employed as a Food Service Supervisor at Oceana Naval Base. She retired after over 30 years of service. Dorcas enjoyed…...

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Ronald Drew

Ronald Drew passed away November 11, 2018....

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Karessa Davenport

Karessa Ann Davenport was born May 25, 1954 to the late William F. Parker and the late Sara E. Coite.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and it was said she treated the better than her own, she loved her babies. Some of her passions were baking and gardening. Overall Karessa was a very talented artist. She was especially known for her drawing and arts and crafts. She was preceded in death by the…...

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Betty Mae Clay

Betty Mae Clay was born on December 15, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi to the late Bob Clarke and Lottie Mae Clarke. Betty departed this life on Thursday, November 20, 2018. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which brought her great joy and she served faithfully for 38 years. She retired from AT&T. She showed loved and was loved. She loved her ministry work. She was a friend to all with compassion and always willing to lend an ear. She will be…...

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Clyde Henry Williams

Clyde H. Williams, 71, of Norfolk, VA passed away November 20, 2018. He was born on November 21, 1946. Clyde was a Vietnam Veteran, a protector and provider to his family. He is predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Nancy Williams and brother, Troy Williams. Clyde leaves to cherish his precious memories  his daughters, Angela E. and Charlene Williams; sons, Clyde and Corey Rinehart; sister, Betty Williams; brothers, Stanley, Alphonso and Theodore Williams and a…...

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Marissa R. Duarte

Marissa Duarte was born on May 5, 2005 in Norfolk, Virginia.  It is with great sadness that the family of Marissa Duarte announce that she received her special angel wings unexpectedly on November 10, 2018 at the age of 13 while surrounded by her family and friends. Marissa will be sadly missed by her parents Alvaro and Jill Duarte, her Aunts Tracey Canchon, Nancy Johnson, and Moira Jacobsen, her Uncles Jaime Johnson, Charlie Duarte, Fernando…...

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Mary Lou Norris

Mary Lou Norris, 87, of Norfolk, made her heavenly transition on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 and will be truly missed but also remembered by so many. Mary was born to the late John Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Snead on September 7, 1931 in Greenville, South Carolina.  She was one of four siblings, Charles Henry (deceased), John Patrick (deceased) and Pasty Ann. In her earlier days, Mama was a dedicated and loving caretaker to many including small children.…...

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McKinley Morgan

McKinley Morgan, 58, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, August 24, 1960, to the late Mercury Morgan, Sr. and Lois Morgan (formerly Simmons). He was predeceased by his spouse, Velton Skinner. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Bessie-Mae Hucks (James Henry Hucks, Sr.) of Portsmouth, VA, and Theresa Jones (Eddie Jones) of Portsmouth, VA. Survivors include his two daughters, Tamera White and Mareisha White, and four grandchildren…...

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Robert L. Walker

Robert Lee Walker was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born July 22, 19 51 to the late Maggie McCarthy and John Walker in North Carolina. Robert later moved to Portsmouth and joined the United States Army. After attending Tidewater Community College he was employed with Newport News Shipyard and Brown’s Carpet. He later found his true calling and became a self employed painter. Robert leaves to cherish his memory: a son, Monte’ Moss of…...

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Shirley Mae Hunter

Shirley Mae Hunter passed away on November 18, 2018. She was born in Norfolk County to the late Charles Bland and Mary Sutton. Shirley was faithful wife, mother, and shared her love of of life with numerous family and friends. Shirley was a Teacher’s Aide in special education for the City of Chesapeake Public Schools. She is survived by her daughters, Andra (Rodney) Jiggetts, Antonia (James) Reap, and Ashka (Hunter) Everette. She is survived by…...

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Catherine Virginia Holley

Catherine Virginia Holley November 17, 2018....

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Terri Denise Stewart

Terri was born on March 12, 1966 in Norfolk, Va. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Terri entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2018. She was surrounded and supported by her family and friends during the last days of her life. She is predeceased by her father James Langley and her mother Katie M. Futrell. Terri accepted Christ in her life at…...

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James Lewis Walker

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, our bright shining star departed his home to reunite with Heavenly Father at 4:30pm from Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC. This handsome young man James Lewis Walker (BKA) “Bro Bro” was born in Norfolk, VA on September 23, 1956 to Barbara Lee (Walker) Lassiter and the late James L. Walker. James L. Walker graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and joined the United States Marine Corps where he dedicated the next 20 years before he retired. After retirement, James received his…...

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Shirley Anne Curtis

Shirley Anne Case Curtis, 80, Norfolk, Virginia, departed this life November 17th, 2018.  Born June 23, 1938, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Goldie Snowden, North Carolina/Virginia; and Charles Davenport, Norfolk, Virginia.  She attended the public schools of Norfolk, Virginia, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School.  Shirley was a faithful, 65-year member of Bethel Baptist Church, 1234 Reservoir Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia, where she served on numerous church committees and boards, including the Women’s Auxiliary…...

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Anthony D. Wells

Anthony D. Wells passed away November 16, 2018....

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Alvin Bernard Butts, Sr.

Alvin Bernard Butts, Sr. passed away November 16, 2018....

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Robert Frederick Epps

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.  II Timothy 4:7-8 (NKJV) A Time to Be Born Robert was born on February 3, 1961 at 1:25 pm in Jersey…...

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Deborah E. Jordan

Deborah E. Jordan, quietly journeyed away to God on November 15, 2018.  She left this world from Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  She formally resided in the Greenbrier Community. Deborah was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.  After attending Norfolk State University, she accepted a position with NORSHIPCO, where she worked in the Human Resource Office. She also worked at Sentara Norfolk General, in the Pathology Department, until she…...

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William Roosevelt Jones

William Roosevelt Jones was born on March 30, 1933 in Hickory, Virginia to Frank Jones and Carrie Blanche (Gatlin) Jones. He departed his earthly life on November 16, 2018 at Norfolk Signature Healthcare Facility. William was a brother, father, stepfather, step grandfather, uncle, and great uncle. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School system. In 1959 he met and married the love of his life, Vessie H. Branham and from this union they became…...

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Gregory Chase

On Thursday morning the 15th of November, 2018, Gregory Mark Chase passed away, at the age of 68. Greg was born on April 20, 1950 in New London, Ohio (the state of ‘Good Morning’) to Mark and Geraldyne Chase. Greg graduated from Norfolk Christian High School in 1968. He attended Columbia International University completing his BA in 1974 and then his MA in TEFL/TESL/Intercultural Studies in 1989. He married his high school sweetheart Cynthia Walker in 1972 and together they raised…...

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Charles L. Womack

Charles Womack was born in Halifax, Virginia on July 8, 1960 and was raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the adopted son of the late John H. Womack and Theola Womack. He was a 1978 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and a retiree of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s material management department. In addition, Charles was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed talking with others about the Bible. He was preceded in death by…...

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Jean Jones

Jean was an entrepreneur who was never afraid of risk, and always shared the labors with love and rewards. She received her education from Norfolk Public School System. She was an active member of Redeemed Christian Fellowship (Norfolk, Virginia). Jean was short in statue, but tall in her actions and speech. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, shopping, eating at fine restaurants, but most importantly she had a personal relationship with God. She exercised her faith…...

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Delores E. Valentine

God gently whispered to Delores Valentine on the even day of November 14, 2018. It’s time my daughter come on home. No more pain and suffering. Delores’s sunrise was on December 15, 1937 and sunset was on November 14, 2018. She is predeceased by her parents, Jessie and Mamie McNeil. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, De-Angela (Edward) Creekmore; special companion, Samuel Stith; grandchildren, Edward C. Lewis, James C. Creekmore, Deiona M. Creekmore…...

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Helen Whitney

Helen Whitney passed away November 9, 2018....

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Makayla Joyce Smith

Makayla Joyce Smith passed away November 13, 2018....

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Alphonzo V. Hines

Alphonso Vernon Hines “Fonz” fought a good fight and on Saturday November 10, 2018 he surrendered his spirit to his Father in Heaven. But not before making a huge impact here on earth. He was one of seven brothers and three sisters born to his parents, the late Murray Lee and Anne B. Hines. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Elizabeth Hughes Hines. From this union Juanita L. Hines and Alisha A.…...

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Vicky Teresa Mosley

After a very brief illness, on Wednesday, November 14, Vicky Teresa Mosley was called to rest. She was the middle child of three born to Chester (Gene) and Rosetta Sweat Mosley. She robustly joined the family at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and was always a very happy, but quiet spirited child and always very serious minded. Vicky adjusted easily to a changing lifestyle as the family moved from one military post to another. She was…...

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Annie Lucille Whitley

Annie Lucille Whitley passed away November 13, 2018....

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Annette Glenn

Annette Glenn was born Annette Tharrington in Norfolk, Virginia on November 13, 1985.  She was the daughter of the late Valerie T. McKee.  Annettte loved cooking, dancing and traveling.  She was a loving mother and wife, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Left to cherish Annette’s precious memories and carry on her beautiful legacy are her loving husband, Marcus Glenn; children, Isaiah Lugo, Jada Glenn and Ayden Glenn; sister, Angela Tharrington; brother,…...

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Christine White

Christine White passed away November 12, 2018....

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Denise E. Jacobs

Denise E. Jacobs passed away November 13, 2018....

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Camryn Greyton Hernandez

Camryn Greyton Hernandez, age 3, our little angel on earth passed away on November 2, 2018. He was born to Laura B. Cepeda and Mario G. Hernandez on April 12, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia. Camryn was a very happy little boy who enjoyed music, laughing and smiling. Camryn was such a strong little boy who was a fighter and fought through so many challenges from birth until his passing. He will be greatly missed by…...

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Lindsay William Askew, Sr.

Lindsay William Askew Sr. at the age of 87 was called to take his place with the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette Askew; sister, Margret Cuffee; three sons, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews....

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Olivia Norman

Olivia Norman was the daughter of the late John Anthony, Sr. and Julia Frances (Blount) Anthony. She peacefully departed this life on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Olivia was born in Norfolk County (now known as Chesapeake), Virginia and left at the age of five to make Brooklyn, New York her home. It was there that she met and married Andrew Odell Norman (deceased). They had three children. She took great pride in being a wife…...

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Wendell Barrett

Wendell Barrett 64 passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Wendell was born on August 23, 1954 in Norfolk, VA to the late Lillie Lee Barrett, however he is still survived by his father, Waverly Barrett, Sr. and a dear Stepmother, Elizabeth Barrett. He was also predeceased by brothers, Waverly Barrett, Jr. and Cecil Barrett. Wendell received his primary education in Norfolk Public Schools, he graduated from Lake Taylor High School. He was a member…...

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David C. Speight

David C. Speight passed away November 8, 2018....

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Carter C. Twyman

Carter C. Twyman passed away November 3, 2018...

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Doris Mae Joyner

Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. Doris Mae Joyner made her heavenly departure on November 8, 2018.  She was born in Severn, NC to the late Willie and Beulah Stancel on January 21, 1919.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Paul Joyner, three sisters, Nellie Mae Vinson (Neapolitan), Alma Daniels (David), and Elise Rogers (Walter); four brothers, Willie Floyd…...

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Paul Eugene Hassell

On February 19, 1938, Paul Eugene Hassell, affectionately known as “Hamp,” was born to the late Lonnie Hassell and Martha Jordon. He was educated at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA and Princess Anne County Training School in Virginia Beach, VA. He was an outstanding athlete participating in several sports. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Randy R. Hassell; daughter, Delicia Hassell Moore; grandchildren, Chavon Leaks and Jerell R. Hassell (Candis);…...

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Michelle R. Waddler

Michelle R. Waddler passed away November 5, 2018....

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Reginald L. Smith, II

Reginald Lamont Smith, II, “A Gentle Giant,” was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1991. He was the son of Lucille Duchess Brooks and Reginald Lamont Smith, Sr. The youngest, a mamas boy and ONLY son of three children, “Reggie G” was a native of Churchland “Da Island,” Virginia. He graduated from Churchland High School, class of 2010. Unexpectedly our angel was called home on November 6, 2018. “Reggie G” was a dedicated employee of…...

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Joseph T. Stancil, Jr.

Joseph Theodore Stancil Jr., 89, of the 500 block of Crown Crescent, Chesapeake, VA passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home....

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Lemuel L. Mitchell

Lemuel L. Mitchell passed away November 4, 2018....

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Joann C. Thomas

Joann Connie Thomas of Portsmouth, VA departed this life on November 5, 2018. Born June 30, 1952, she was a native of Norfolk, VA and attended Norfolk Public Schools. affectionately known as “Jody”, she was loving, caring and devoted to family. Jody worked at NNSY as a housekeeper for many years. She was a great cook and famous for her “soul food”. She was a mother to EVERYONE! Jody was also known for speaking her mind, and being a die hard Redskins fan.…...

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Janice Ruth Carpenter

Janice Carpenter, 66, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI. Janice was born to the late Cecil and Christina Ware.  Janice was also predeceased by her siblings, Debra and Cecil Ware. She is survived by her husband, Tyrone (Bo); children, Carlton (Valerie), Tara (Eric) and Ruben (Tasha); eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews....

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