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Claud M. Johnson, Sr.

Claud M. Johnson, Sr. passed away on March 28, 2021....

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Veronica Denise Williamson

Veronica Denise affectionately called “Nicey”, was born on June 29, 1960 in Jackson, North Carolina and took her wings on March 30, 2021 at her home in Portsmouth, VA. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1978 and later graduated with honors as a nurse in 1980.  Nicey leaves to mourn her four daughters Aleathea Cumbo (Tony Gordon) of Washington, DC, Midrel Williamson Ward (Geoffrey Ward) of Norfolk, VA, Barbara Williamson Garris (James Garris), Joque…...

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Arlene Drew Lacey

Arlene Drew Lacey passed away on March 26, 2021....

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Randolph C. Speller

Randolph Christopher Speller, better known as Chris was a man who made it his life’s mission to bring laughter and joy to everyone he encountered. His spirit was contagious and had the power to change the atmosphere in a room. He will be best remembered for his jokes, dancing, and his passionate outburst of emotion. In his free time he loved to play cards, spend time with family, and eat. Chris was outgoing, loveable, and…...

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Lakeisha D. Perry

Lakeisha was non-verbal but loved her Aunt Daisy so much she learned how to say Aunt Da Da. Lakeisha loved to joy ride. It didn’t matter the destination as long as she was riding. Lakeisha loved for her Aunt Daisy to prepare her favorite meals for her pig feet and neckbones.  She was a non-verbal but had her own special way of communicating with her loved ones.  She really know how manipulate her Uncle Randolph…...

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Willie James Johnson, Jr.

Willie James Johnson, Jr. passed away on March 29, 2021....

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Marshall J. Dockery

Marshall J. “Sonnie” Dockery, 91, gained his heavenly wings on March 27, 2021.  He was born December 6, 1929 to the late Rev. and Mrs. Randery J. and Bessie Graham Dockery in Bunn Level, NC. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rosa Lee (Ed McCall) and Lilly Mae, (Joseph Boone, Sr.) Once Sonnie moved to Virginia, he met and married the love of his life, Hazel Thompson and they would spend 53 beautiful years together…...

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Kathleen S. Perry

 Kathleen S. Perry Kathleen Saunders Perry was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on March 18, 1932 to the late Elizabeth Saunders. She transitioned from mortal to immortality on Saturday night March 20, 2021 surrounded by her daughters. It was a beautiful sight, to see her rise from labor to reward. Kathleen, grew up in Robinsonville, North carolina and graduated from high school in Rocky Mount. Kathleen worked for many years at Meadows Private School…...

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Michael J. Manns

Michael J. Manns passed away March 24, 2021....

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William T. Thomas

William T. Thomas passed away on March 25, 2021....

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Randolph C. Snead, Sr.

Deacon Randolph Colee Snead, Sr. 81, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Monday, March 22, 2021 at home in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Randolph, affectionately known as “Randy” by family and close friends, was the eldest of eight children born to the late Lyman G. and Mable B. Snead.  He was born on December 8, 1939 in Chesapeake/Norfolk County. Randy was predeceased by his parents and five of his siblings, Lyman G. “June” Snead Jr.; Harry L.…...

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Sophia King

Sophia Jeanette Gregory-King was born in West Palm Beach, FL on December 14, 1952, to the late Ruby Rebecca Butts-Gregory and James Michael Gregory, Sr. Upon the death of Ruby, Sophia and her brother James Michael Gregory, Jr., were adopted by their aunt, Minnie Butts-Taylor (deceased) and resided in Norfolk, VA. She and her brother were raised with their cousins Goldie Mae Taylor-Fields (deceased), Jacqueline Diane Taylor-Robinson, and Valerie Denise Taylor-McDaniel (deceased). However, to say…...

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Norma Lee Dyson

Norma Lee Dyson was born August 16, 1948 to the late Norman A. Wilson and Rosa Lee Jenkins in Norfolk, Virginia.  She transitioned into Eternal Life on March 12, 2021.  Growing up in Norfolk, she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and Ann’s Beauty Academy.  Norma was employed at One Price Cleaners in Virginia Beach and retired due to her health. Her presence in many lives will be greatly missed!  Norma leaves a legacy…...

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Joseph Ronald Bailey

Joseph Ronald Bailey went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2021. He was born to Theodore Bailey and Sudie Bailey in Harevalley, Va. Joseph was a triathlete, he played JV & Varsity football, basketball and ran track. He played basketball for Northampton Senior High School #83 before moving to Norfolk, VA to play for Maury High School where he got the name Jumpin Joe. He graduated from Norview High School in 1983. Joe worked for the…...

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Tammy Bray

Tammy Bray passed away on March 25, 2021....

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Earlene Studivant

Earlene Studivant passed away on March 18, 2021....

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Mary Etta Thornton

Our beloved mother and grandmother Queen Mary Etta Thornton passed away peacefully on March 24, 2021 to be with her mother, father and siblings. Mary was born on March 12, 1942 in Scranton, NC to the late Harvey, Sr. and Sarah Burrus. She was also predeceased by her brothers Andrew Burrus, Lewis Burrus, Harvey Burrus Jr, a sister Rosie May Williams and two grandchildren Wiley Thornton and Anthony Thornton. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and…...

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Anthony D. Pinkney

Anthony D. Pinkney passed away on March 21, 2021....

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Travonnia Phelps

Travonnia Phelps passed away on March 23, 2021....

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Wendell Gilbert Thomas, Jr.

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1 Wendell G. “Ninny” Thomas (Blood), 62, of Norfolk, VA passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  He attended Lake Taylor High School in 1975 and went on to become a very hard worker and productive citizen. The Norfolk Department of Utilities expresses their gratefulness and appreciation to WENDELL THOMAS maintenance worker II for 30 years…...

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Robert Lee Artis

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, God called to eternal rest Robert Lee Artis. He was born December 29, 1961 in Chesapeake, VA to the late Annie and Calvin Artis, Sr. He met and later married the love of his life, Kimberly Walton Artis, and they shared 36 wonderful years together. He grew up in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake, where he attended Deep Creek High school and was a standout basketball player. He attended college at Northern Arizona University…...

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David A. King, Jr.

David Armstead King, Jr., aka “Junie King” or “King David” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, transitioned this life on Monday, March 22, 2021 after a brief illness. David was born in Norfolk, VA July 25, 1942 to Geraldine F. and David A. King, Sr. He was the loving brother and second to the oldest of five siblings: Jeanne K. Giddens (deceased), Viola Ann Dooms (Wauna), Pamela Jackson, Jerald King (deceased; Lee),…...

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Elizabeth M. Deering

Elizabeth M. Deering passed away on March 23, 2021....

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Robert E. Burke

Robert E. Burke, 58, of Annapolis, MD, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born to Raymond Burke and Viesta White. He was preceded in death by his parents, great family member, Eric Piper; niece, Mia Wade; and father-in-law, William Nelson. Robert was married to Carol L. Burke. Robert was a loving and devoted, father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren dearly.…...

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Robert Lee Harrison

Robert Lee Harrison And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” and on this day, Saturday, March 20, 2021, Robert L. Harrison, devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, received the highest honor and the call of the faithful to join the kingdom of His Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born June 27, 1930 to the late George and Elizabeth (Hall) Harrison in Danville, Virginia, the…...

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Eugene O’Neal, Jr.

Eugene “June or June Bug” O’Neal Jr., 84 of Chesapeake, Virginia transitioned in his home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2021. Born the youngest of seven brothers and one sister to Eugene O’Neal Sr. and Bessie Whitley O’Neal in Johnston County, North Carolina. During his early years living in Zebulon N.C. Eugene worked on the family farm before relocating to Norfolk, Virginia with five of the six brothers to find work and wives.…...

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Arthur Lee Cross, Sr.

Arthur Lee Cross Sr., 76, slipped into eternal rest on Monday, March 22, 2021 at his home.  He was born to Simon and Ruth Cross in Norfolk County, on July 26, 1944.  He was a graduate of I. C. Norcom High School.  Upon graduating he entered the workforce using his abilities in different positions, but found his career at Vepco which would later become Dominion Energy. He held the positions of poleman, meter reader, and…...

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Darlene Michelle James

Darlene Michelle James passed away on March 22, 2021....

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Beverly D. Jones

 Beverly Diane Jones August 7, 1953 – March 14, 2021 On March 14, 2021 Jesus whispered to Beverly “Diane” Jones her mansion was ready, and it was time for her to come home. She knew your hearts wouldn’t be ready, so she asked God to take care of you all and she took His hand. Beverly affectionately known to many as Diane, Lady Di, Bev, or Hollywood was born on August 7, 1953 to the…...

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Laura Cuffee Corprew

Laura Jean Cuffee Corprew was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 5, 1950 to the late Robert and Olia Cuffee. She gained her crown of glory and transitioned into eternal life on March 21, 2021 surrounded by her husband and children. Laura or “Bay” as she was lovingly called grew up in the South Hill section of South Norfolk in Chesapeake, VA. She attended Chesapeake Public Schools. Laura worked at Norfolk State University for 33…...

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Marlene Marie Selby

A Time to Be Born Marlene Marie Selby was the second of four children born to the late Reverend Ernest and Emma Powell on March 6, 1949 in Harlem, New York. Marlene was raised in the church where her father was the pastor.  She was baptized at the age of ten, May 1959 at First Union Baptist Church. Marlene continued to serve the Lord throughout her life.  In 2006, she joined St. Mark’s United Church…...

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Bernard Weston Taylor

On March 22, 2021, the Lord summoned his servant Bro. Bernard Weston Taylor to come home.  Bernard was born on October 14, 1960 to Eloise Trotter and the late Weston Austin Taylor.  When Bernard became of age he met and married Louvenia Davis Taylor.  They have been married for twenty-six years as of March 18, 2021 but they also have been sweethearts for a total of thirty-seven years. Bernard loved going and participating in church…...

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Kristi D. Harman

Kristi D. Harman passed away on March 20, 2021....

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Kevin McDaniel

Kevin McDaniel passed away on March 20, 2021....

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Elder Arsie Lee Eaton, Sr, DD

Elder Arsie Lee Eaton, Sr, DD of Raleigh, NC departed this life on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  He is survived by his wife, Donna Eaton of the home; daughters, Diona Eaton Goins and Dawn Eaton; sons, Arsie Eaton, Jr and Anderson Eaton all of Raeigh, NC; sister, Lillian Little of VA; granddaughter, Diondra Goins and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives....

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Francine S. Gambo

Francine Antoinette Scott Gambo was born on May 15, 1953 to the late Maxine and Frank Scott in Norfolk, Virginia. She and her older sister, Alice Scott, grew up in Lambert’s Point until their family would later move to Chesterfield Heights.  While Francine would venture out elsewhere over the course of her life, she and her family would eventually return to the family home. Francine graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and would go…...

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Rebecca Willie Eggleston

Rebecca Willie Eggleston departed this life peacefully on Sunday morning March 21, 2021 at Kempsville Health and Rehab in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born in Cumberland, VA on June 14, 1939.  Rebecca was affectionately known as “Becky” and “Aunt Rebecca” by her family and friends. She lived her life mostly in Cumberland and Farmville, VA and the last 4 years of her life, she lived in Virginia Beach with her family. She attended Luther…...

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Gregory Eugene Selfridge

We would like to take the time to thank all who has shown their love, support and words of comfort to our family during our time of bereavement after losing our beloved Gregory E Selfridge aka Boo-Boo. We have decided since we are still facing issues w/ the pandemic and other issues not to have a home going service at this time, however we do intend to memorialize & celebrate his life as a unit…...

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Reginald Lee Whitaker

Reginald Lee Whitaker departed this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. He was born in Norfolk, VA to Fred R. Roundtree and the late Eula Mae Whitaker. He was known to many by “Crip” or “Reggie.” His favorite football team was the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the family DJ and the first person on the dance floor. He enjoyed going to shoot pool and joining tournaments. Reggie had a special talent. He was a great…...

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Damien Lorenzo Womack

Damien Lorenzo Womack passed away on March 18, 2021....

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Donell Small, Sr.

Donell Small, Sr. was born January 15, 1969 in Norfolk, Va to Dorothy Heard and Linard Small.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools and worked various construction/warehouse jobs. He was part owner of People’s Choice Property Preservation and at the time of his passing he was employed by OS4Labor at California College Warehouse. Donell was always the life of the party and met no strangers.  He was an avid sportsman that loved to fish and hunt. …...

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Joseph Lamont Thatch

Joseph L. Thatch, son of Stanley Thatch and Juritus Scott Thatch, was born on March 7, 1967, in Norfolk, Virginia. Our beloved Joseph, affectionately known as “Joe-Joe” to family and friends, transitioned on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Harrisonburg, VA, where he had relocated. Joseph was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. He received his secondary education in Norfolk Public Schools. Joe was a hard worker and a self-proclaimed grill master. Joe-Joe was kind-hearted and…...

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Venisha Michelle Gill

Venisha Michelle Gill, 52, of the 800 block of Bancker Road, passed peacefully March 16, 2021. She leaves behind her loving parents, Martin L. Gill and Patricia Ann Gill of Norfolk, VA. Venisha was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Gilbert Gill, Jr. and Alice Gill of Norfolk, VA and her maternal grandfather, Henry (T-Baby) Wilson of Norfolk, VA. Venisha was a graduate of Norview High School. She had a heart of gold; she would never…...

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Joyce B. Murden

Joyce Bonita Murden went home to be with the Lord, March 17, 2021. She was born November 5, 1943 to the late William and Ethel Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Murden, Sr.; brothers, Robert Thomas, William Thomas, Charlie Thomas and San Juan Thomas. Joyce grew up in the Lamberts Point neighborhood of Norfolk. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and retired from Sears Roebuck and Company at the…...

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Gene Mitchell Moore

Gene “Mitchell” Moore G. Mitchell Moore was the beloved son of Gene and Vivian Moore. Mitchell was born on April 17, 1987, in Norfolk, Virginia. Family and friends affectionately knew him as “Mitch.” On March 15, 2021, Mitchell, 33, departed this life at his home in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the beloved father of Genayla M. Moore and brother of Krystal L. Moore. Mitchell was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alfred & Julia…...

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Calvin Coolidge Majette, III

Calvin Coolidge Majette, III passed away on March 13, 2021....

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Rosalyn D. Runnels

Rosalyn D. Runnels passed away on March 17, 2021....

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Luchana Avedon Jones

Luchana Avedon Jones passed away on March 16, 2021....

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Hubert A. Jason

Hubert Alan Jason was born on May 5, 1956 in Freeport, New York to the late William H. Herring and the late Odessa May Jason.  The Lord called Hubert home on Monday, March 15, 2021. Hubert served in the United States Navy for 22 ½ years.  He served 17 years as a Barber and 10 years as a Navy Recruiter Canvaser.  While serving in the Military, he received the following: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Joint…...

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Sandra Fae Harris

Sandra Fae Harris was born on September 17, 1956 in Dallas, TX to Julius Minor and Ocie Louise Minor. She was laid to rest on March 15, 2021 but will always be remembered by the loved she continuously spread throughout her family, friends, and community. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; her mother, Ocie Louise Minor; her sisters, Deborah Minor (Michael), Barbara Cooperwood (Labaron), and Wanda Minor; 7 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces…...

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