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Mark Anthony Stith

Mark Anthony Stith passed away on January 3, 2021....

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Fierra Chanell Bailey

On January 4, 2021 Fierra Chanell Bailey received her wings. God called her home to rest from her journey. Fierra was the youngest of two children from Felecia Bailey-Earl and the late Carnell James. Felecia and Fierra relationship was magical. They were connected with one another. They were best friends and loved watching movies together. Even , though Fierra had her own apartment, she never wanted to leave her mom’s house. There is nothing as…...

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Patricia E. Logan

Patricia Elmyra Logan, of Virginia Beach, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  Affectionately known as “Ms. Pat” or “Grandma” to everyone.  She was a loving mother, sister, friend and greatest of all, grandmother. She was born on October 12, 1950 to the late Alma and William Hogans in Bristol, Virginia.  Patricia moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1962, where she became a member of Mt. Moriah…...

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Iaisha Theresa James

On January 2, 2021, God called Iaisha T. James home to eternal rest. She was born on January 3, 1982 to her loving mother, Bridgette James (Josette Horne) and Father, John Henry. She was the knee baby of two sisters, Wyniakia and Quashelle James and two brothers, Kentrail James and Corey Smith. Iaisha was preceded in death by her loving grandmother, Theresa Carrington and her uncle, Willie James. Iaisha was a loving mother of six…...

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Barbara S. Leach

Barbara S. Leach passed away on January 5, 2021....

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Audrey Marie Hampton

Audrey M. (Benson) Hampton, 81, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Maryview Hospital.  Born in Queens City (Virginia Beach), VA, daughter of the late Leander and Lenora (Barrington) Benson.  She lived in the tidewater area Norfolk/Chesapeake before moving to Portsmouth, VA.  She worked as a line cook at Dixie Land (Chesapeake) for over 20 years. She did not finish high school (10th grade).  She was a member of the New Testament…...

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Carmena L. Swan

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.                                                                                                                                Psalm 107:1 (NIV) Remembering Our Beloved Carmena Hilda (Rosa) Griffin Lomax Swan   On Tuesday, January 5, 2021 an angel was sent from the Lord and Savior to bring one of his children to her eternal home. “Rosa” affectionately as she was called, quietly answered and humbly submitted to the Master’s call. On November 19, 1946, Rosa was born to the…...

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Charlie J. Robinson

Charlie J. Robinson passed away on December 27, 2020....

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Tony Lamont Deans

Tony Lamont Deans passed away on January 3, 2021....

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Dock Leander Powell, Sr.

Dock Leander Powell Sr. Was called to the lord on Monday, January 4, 2021. He was born March 29, 1959 to the late Dock Powell and Evelyn Powell. He was predecessors by his sister Rita Powell and he has five brothers James Powell, Barry Powell, Tyrone Powell Shawn Grimes and Charles Drummond. Dock attended Granby High School in Norfolk and served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He later attended Tidewater Community College, graduating…...

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Ella Louise L. Clayton

Once again, God, in His divine love and infinite wisdom, called home to eternal rest our beloved mother, sister, and aunt, Lois Ella Louise Clayton. She slipped peacefully and quietly away on Monday morning, January 4, 2021. Lois was the daughter of the late Joseph Clayton and the late Flora Mae McPherson Mason. She was born on March 9, 1960 in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. At an early age she joined Abyssinia Baptist Church…...

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Mary Louise Virginia Griffin

Mary Louise Griffin, age 78, departed this life on Sunday morning January 3, 2021 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. She was born and raised by her parents: the late James Albert and Mary Alice Stancil, in the Berkley section of Norfolk. For many years, she was employed by ODU where she worked in the cafeteria and subsequently retired. Years later, she retired from the Founder’s Inn where she worked in housekeeping. Mary was a saved, God-fearing…...

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Felisa Laray Neal

Felisa Laray Neal, 50 was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on June 20, 1970 and died Friday, January 1, 2021. At a very young age Felisa was an intelligent studious individual. She loved to lean and was in advance classes and she received the Stifel award in school. Because of her academic abilities, she was awarded a four-year full scholarship to college. Felisa went to Wheeling Jesuit University and earned her degree as a Paralegal.…...

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Derotha Johnson

The passing of Derotha Johnson has called us together today to celebrate her life. Derotha was born October 20, 1921 in Franklin, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Lula Bell Chambliss; her siblings: Lillian Chambliss, Catherine Jones and Hattie Stevens; and niece, Florence Gamble. Derotha had a great love for the Lord and the church. She lived by the Holy Bible. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano for the…...

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Future Daetwon Jones

Future Daetwon Jones passed away on January 1, 2021....

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Alexander Eley Green

Our Beloved Alexander Eley Green was born on December 12, 1999 in Portsmouth Virginia to a devoted mother Jatika Johnson and loving father, Aaron Green. Alex grew up in a loving home with his mother where every curiosity and talent was nurtured. An artist herself, Jatika nurtured his love of music and artistic expression. A 2019 graduate of Kecoughtan High School, Alex’s bond with his mother was incomparable. When you saw Jatika, you saw him. One memorable…...

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Avis Vann Freeman

Avis Vann Freeman passed away January 2, 2021....

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Floyd L. Simons, Sr.

Floyd L. Simons, Sr. passed away on January 2, 2021....

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Arvis Annette Jennings

Arvis Annette Jennings passed away on December 31, 2020....

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Cherie Reenee Brown

Cherie Reenee Brown passed January 1, 2021....

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Edward Lee Jones

Edward Lee Jones passed away on December 27, 2020....

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Laura V. Johnson

Laura V. Johnson passed away on January 3, 2021....

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Susie Pearl Little

Susie Pearl Little, born on July 13, 1936, transitioned from this life and was called to an eternal rest on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. She was blessed by God to have lived a full life of 84 years. She was the 11th born of a total of 12 siblings. Susie met and married the love of her life Fred Little, Sr. and from their union they were blessed with two sons, Fred Jr. and Efrem.…...

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Herman Lee Wilson, Sr.

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend departed this life on December 23, 2020 after several months of illness. Herman, also known as Buddy and affectionately called “Fats” by his wife Georgia, retired from Lone Star as a laborer, after over fifty years of service. Herman had a work ethic that was beyond reproach. There were years when he rarely took off from work. He was a loving, caring husband…...

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Damere Evon Jamal Warren

Damere Evon Jamal Warren passed away on December 29, 2020....

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Epifani Damere Andrews

Epifani Damere Andrews passed away on December 29, 2020....

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Burnette C. Pepper

Hours before celebrating her birthday and beginning the New Year, Sis. Burnette C. Pepper slipped quietly away and took her flight into eternal life, on December 31, 2020, On January 1, 1945 in Newburn, NC, the Lord blessed the union of the late Frederick A. Carter, Sr. and Eloise M. Carter with the birth of their second child Burnette Deloris; she was known and call by her many family and friends, “Bea”. Bea was the…...

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Ronald E. Barnett, Sr.

Ronald Eugene Barnett, Sr. was born January 28, 1949 to the late Arthur “Pudding” Barnett, Sr.  and the late Lillie Virginia Barnett in Norfolk, VA. He was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and attended Norfolk State University prior to being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. While enlisted, he served during the Vietnam War (1970-1971), and was promoted as a Drill Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserves, 80th Division. “Ronnie”…...

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Miguel A. Sanders

Miguel A. Sanders passed away on December 30, 2020....

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Conswella Constance Edmonds

On May 24, 1981 in Brockton Massachusetts, Conswella Edmonds (Swella) was born to the late Galatians Edmonds Sr. and LaVeria Edmonds. Conswella attended First Colonial High School where she became a track and field star. After graduating high school, she attended Tidewater Community College and then joined the Navy at age 19. While serving in the United States Navy, Conswella was stationed in California. After leaving California, she moved back to Virginia where she was…...

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Ruth Ella Nixon

Ruth Nixon was granted her angel wings on December 20,2020. Her final days were spent with her Granddaughter, Tasha. Ruth’s life may seem short to many, but those who were touched and loved by her are extremely blessed to have a love like hers. Ruth was born on June 25, 1939 in Scotland Neck, NC. She is pre-deceased by her Parents, Willey and Gertie Williams, Husband, Percy Nixon, SR, Son, Percy Nixon, JR, and Granddaughter,…...

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James Bullock

James Bullock, 64, passed away on December 23, 2020 after a brief illness. James was born and raised in Norfolk, VA the tenth child of William and Rosa. He survived by one daughter, LaBrandy Johnson and four grandchildren, Shaiaira, Shianna, Zsacari and Zsaciah; great-granddaughter, Aria; girlfriend, Polly; one sister, one brother and a host of nieces and nephews. We all loved him and he shall surely be missed.    ...

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William E. Bullock, Jr.

William “Bruh” Earl Bullock, Jr., 71, of Norfolk, VA  died December 21, 2020 at his residence. William was born November 7, 1949 to William Sr. and Rosa (Daniels) Bullock. William Earl Bullock, Jr. was raised in the Lindenwood section of Norfolk. will had his regrets in life, “never to for get the sins of the father”, but to aspire from them and believe in second chances. March 199,1, he found that new start in Hampton,…...

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Charles McKinley Reynolds, Jr.

CHARLES MCKINLEY REYNOLDS, JR. Charles McKinley Reynolds, Jr., was born on January 11, 1937, in Thomasville, Georgia, the firstborn child of Johnnie Mae and Charles McKinley Reynolds, Sr. He joined a loving and industrious household in Albany, Georgia, where his father was a prosperous insurance executive, with the historic North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the country’s largest and most successful Black enterprises, and a future Baptist minister; and his mother was a…...

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Lauren Nicole Wheeler

Lauren Nicole Wheeler, daughter of Kim Turner and Kevin Richardson Sr, was born September 17, 1985, in Norfolk, Virginia and on December 31, 2020, at the tender age of 35, God called her name and took her by the hand. At an early age, Lauren’s faith foundation started while attending Atlantic Shores Christian Academy and New Light Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. There she learned God’s word and it was nothing to hear her recite…...

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Moses Wheatley

The life of Moses Wheatley embraces that of a great, wise and wonderful man.  Moses was born on August 9, 1934, in Winnsboro, Louisiana to the late Jefferson Davis Wheatley and Bernice Robinson.  He was brought up to be “respectful, hardworking, friendly, and strong” – weakness and laziness were not permitted in the no-nonsense world of Moses youth.  As a young man he was an excellent athlete, who at 6 feet 4 inches excelled at…...

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Rosa Marie McKinney

On Wednesday December 30, 2020 our beloved aunt was called into eternal rest. Rosa Maria McKinney was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Marie Wiggins on September 20, 1945. She was a longtime member of Smyrna Church of Christ Holy Disciples in Norfolk where she served as a missionary and was active in other duties.  In addition to her mother and brother, she was predeceased by her husband, Aaron McKinney Jr. and her mother-in-law,…...

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Roberta Faye Walker

Roberta Faye Walker passed away on December 30, 2020....

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Charles L. Brooks

Charles Leon Brooks was born October 29, 1961 in Shawboro, NC to the late Clinton Brooks Sr. of Pasquotank County, NC and Ophelia Cowell Brooks of Crawford Township, NC. He attended Pasquotank County Schools and Virginia Public Schools. Charles became a member of St. Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Greensboro, NC under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Tyrone D. Hunter. Charles leaves behind: his loving wife Virgie Holley Brookes, daughter Sabrina Simmons, stepdaughter Nicole…...

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Clarence L. Jordan

Clarence L. Jordan passed away on December 27, 2020....

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Teresa Michelle Williams

Teresa Michelle Williams was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Willie Eli King and Gladys Beatrice King. Teresa made her peaceful transition to heavenly rest on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Teresa was passionate about serving others and pursued a nursing curriculum from Tidewater      Community College upon graduating from Granby High School. For over 20 years, Teresa served as a private duty nurse with various home health providers. For an…...

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Cynthia S. Mickins

Cynthia S. Mickins passed away December 24, 2020....

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Patrick Mark Sharp

Patrick Mark Sharp passed away on December 25, 2020....

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Shirley M. Forte-Brothers

Shirley M. Forte-Brothers passed away on December 25, 2020....

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David Roosevelt Franklin, Jr.

David Roosevelt Franklin, Jr. passed away on December 17, 2020....

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Curtiss D. Prince

Curtiss Davien Prince was born on Saturday, October 13, 1979, to two loving parents, Janis Prince and Curtis Prince. Although he shared the same name as his father, he was not a Jr.  He has always been his own man.  Curtiss attended Elementary School CES 230x and Junior High School PS 75 on City Island, both in the  Bronx, New York. He then went on to attend A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Harlem,…...

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Mylani Everett

Mylani Everett passed away on December 24, 2020....

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George H. Banks

George H. Banks, 88 passed away at home on Saturday, December 26, 2020. George was born November 28, 1932 in Norfolk, VA to the late John and Fannie Banks. George attended Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He was also educated at Norfolk State University (formerly Norfolk State College). He began his career honorably serving in the nation during a time of war as a member of the US Army in  Korea, followed by 19th…...

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Kathy E. Mitchell

Kathy E. Mitchell passed away on December 17, 2020....

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Michelle Lucy Frooks

Michelle Lucy Frooks was born January 17, 1958. Her parents were Viola B. Frooks and Sylvester Frooks of Newport News, VA. They attended First Church of Newport News Baptist on 2300 Wickham Avenue, of Newport News, VA. They were the owners of Jackson Cleaners & Pearlies Grill at 2108 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, VA. The couple preceded her in death. Michelle Frooks transitioned on December 22 2020 at home in Chesapeake, VA. We know that God…...

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