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Damon Jamal Franklin

Damon Jamal Franklin was born March 1, 1976 and slipped away into eternal peace on June 1, 2019, after doing what he loved best running and exercising, he was 43 years old. He was born at Albert Einstein Hospital in Bronx, New York City to Thurston and Miriam Franklin. “Losing a child changes us not just for a few days or weeks or months, Losing a child changes us not just for the first year,…...

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DeAngelo Lorenzo Reid

DeAngelo Lorenzo Reid passed away May 31, 2019....

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Vernon Donale Mills

Vernon Donale Mills passed away June 2, 2019....

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Joy Lynn Shorter

Joy Lynn Shorter was born on February 16, 1959 in Washington, DC to the late Luster Ree Shorter-Cook and the late William Ralph Shorter. She was the youngest of three children. She departed this life and entered into God’s loving care surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Joy obtained her education through the District of Columbia Public School System. In her late teens/early twenties, she…...

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Theodore Roosevelt Stephenson, Sr.

Theodore Roosevelt Stephenson, Sr. “Pooney”, was born September 2, 1937 in South Hampton County, Virginia. He was the beloved son of the late Roger Lee Stephenson and Annie Virginia (Porter) Deering. Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather was called to his final resting place on Saturday, June 1, 2019. He received his education in the South Hampton County Public School System. He was employed at Furniture World in Norfolk and retired from…...

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Herbert L. Clark

Herbert L. Clark passed away May 31, 2019....

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Myrtle M. Mantuano

Myrtle M. “Sissy” Mantuano, 74, of Norfolk, passed peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Sentara Leigh hospital. Born on September 29, 1944 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Murdock & Mildred Gibbs, she was the wife of the late Vivencio “Benny” Mantuano.  She is predeceased by her brother, Murdock Gibbs Jr., and her sisters, Shirley Gray Anchors and Gail Manners and is survived by her brother, Rudolph Gibbs of Tupper Lake, NY, two sisters,…...

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Quontrell D. Snowden

Quontrell D. Snowden passed away May 29, 2019....

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Annie L. Simpson

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, God whispered to Annie Simpson that it was time to come home to be with him. Annie smiled and took his hand. Annie was born to the late Kate Simpson of Norfolk, Virginia and the late George C. Simpson of North Carolina. Annie was preceded in death by her parents, Kate and George Simpson, and a brother, Clifton Simpson. Annie leaves to cherish fond memories, her children, Charles Simpson (Barbara)…...

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Richard Nathaniel Pennant

Richard Nathaniel Pennant was born on November 25, 1956 to mother, Geraldine and father, Reuben. He went to sleep and quietly slipped away in the morning, on May 24, 2019. When our mother met and married her late husband, Noel Briscoe, six years after Richard’s birth, our dad immediately claimed Richard as his son, because in his own words, “You can’t love the cow and not love the calf” or as we say in Jamaican…...

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Willie Mae Stepney

Willie Mae Stepney peacefully passed on to heaven on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the age of 76.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Stepney, Sr.; her parents, Adris and John Burton;her sister, Mary Scott; and her brother, Clinton Burton. Willie Mae was a loving and devoted mother to her sons, Joseph, John (Shawn), and James; a loving grandmother to Emanuel, Elijah, and Isaiah Stephney, and also Roddrick and Keevin Hood. She was…...

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Kenneth Lewis

Kenneth Lewis passed away May 30, 2019....

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Mary Lillian Cooper

Lillian Cooper (Lil) Was called home on May 29, 2019 at Chesapeake Regional Health Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was born in Windsor, North Carolina to the late Samuel and Clatie Cooper on April 5, 1943. Lillian was the fifth of six children, Minnie (Peggy) Cooper (deceased), George B. Cooper (deceased), Angelo Cooper (deceased), Janice Cooper and Geraldine Brooks. She attended public school in Windsor, North Carolina and matriculated at Norfolk State University in Norfolk,…...

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Flaura Fleming

Flaura Fleming passed away May 28, 2019....

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Vivian T. Spence

Vivian Thelma Spence was born September 2, 1932 in Chesapeake, VA (formerly Norfolk County) to the late Edward James Sivels and Viola Smith Sivels. Vivian was a Registered Nurse and worked for Norfolk General Hospital for many years. She was a former member of Gabriel Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and had a position as Secretary. Vivian was an active member of the Tidewater Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America until her health failed.…...

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Tonya Rhodes

Tonya Rhodes was born February 4, 1973 to Sarah & Willie Rhodes. She passed away on May 17, 2019. Tonya was beautiful, loving, sweet as she could be. She was one of a kind and kept to herself. She always kept her priorities in order from raising both of my sister’s kids to raising Charmaine as her own daughter from a baby. Thank you Lord for the sister you gave me independent hardworking wise and…...

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Sandy I. Osei

Sandy Irene Jones Williams Osei, age 48, went home to be with The Lord on May 25, 2019. Sandy was born January 7, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Strayer University. Sandy leaves behind her husband, Nathaniel Osei; Mother, Joann Jones Bethea; Stepfather, Deacon Don J. Bethea; Her Brother, Allen C. Jones; sister in law,…...

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Keith Britton

Keith Britton passed away May 27, 2019....

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Lenetta Marie Harris

Lenetta “Ne-Ne” Barksdale_Freeman, 54, passed away in her Virginia Beach home early Tuesday morning on May 28, 2019. Ne-Ne was the 2nd to the youngest  girl of the late Sudie Barksdale and Melvin Boone. She was predeceased by a brother, Keith Barksdale, and a sister , Verita Scott. Ne-Ne was a lifelong Berkley native. She as a graduate of Lake Taylor High School, and went on to become the first member of her family to…...

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Iris Laverne Ellis-Odallo

Iris Laverne Ellis-Odallo passed away May 24, 2019....

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Laura A. Wiggins

Laura Ann Wiggins was born November 30, 1979 in Portsmouth Hospital of Portsmouth, VA to Ella Wiggins and Curtis Johnson. She attended Woodrow Wilson High School. After high school she furthered her education, and received a nursing certification, which allowed her to follow her passion-caring for others. She was employed at Beverly Manor Nursing Home for 16 years. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Evelyn Johnson; Aunt, Ida Barnes; uncle, Truman, and Uncle…...

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Stanley A. Breland, Jr.

Stanley A. Breland, Jr. passed away May 23, 2019....

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Paige B. Small, Sr.

Paige Bernard Small Sr, son of the late Idonia and Carter Paige Small was born on October 28, 1934.  He peacefully made his transition on May 24, 2019. Paige attended IC Norcom High School and was employed with Hall Bakery, The Colonial Store Bakery and The City of Norfolk retiring as a Traffic Engineer with over twenty years of service. “POP” as he was affectionately known loved his family unconditionally.  He was a father figure…...

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Anthony C. Bowers

In the evening hour on Thursday May 23 2019 @ 8:45p An angel descended from Heaven and received Into thy heavenly Kingdom, Our beloved Anthony Carl Bowers at Sentara Heart Hospital Norfolk Virginia. Anthony was born August 27 1967 to William Carl Bowers and Yvonne Annette Bowers. Anthony was the husband to Angela Holmes-Bowers. He was Predeceased in death by his Fraternal and Maternal  Grandparents William Carl Bowers Sr Sally Elizabeth Bowers Andrew Warren Robinson Sr…...

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Willie Mae Pope

Willie Mae Pope, 75, of Portsmouth, VA, passed peacefully May 24, 2019 in the comfort of her daughter’s home. She was born in Murfreesboro, NC to the late Wiley and Victoria B. Pope.  She leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter, Demetrice (Dee) Wright, son-in-law Celester Wright, two grandchildren Celester (CJ) Wright, Jr., and Christopher Wright, a host of other relatives and friends....

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Johnnie Lee Baum, Sr.

Johnnie Lee Baum, Sr. was born December 29, 1942 at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA to the late Charlie and Virginia Harrell. He entered eternal rest on May 23, 2019. After a short stay with his family in Ahoskie, NC, they relocated back to Norfolk, VA where he attended Booker T. Washington High School. Johnnie started his career at Gills Coffee and finished at Cargill, Inc as a Grain Elevator Operator. He enjoyed fishing,…...

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Jay-Don Samuel Lee Davis

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 an Angel was sent to bring our beloved “Thee Don” our Son, Brother, Grandson, Cousin and Friend to eternal rest. Jay-Don Samuel Lee Davis affectionately called “Thee Don” was born on September 26, 2005 to Latonya Davis and Emanuel Jackson in Norfolk, Virginia. Jay-Don is predeceased by his great grandmother, Alice Davis; other family members, Cornelius Davis, Alice Mapp, Mary Goings, Alvin Winston and his lovely aunt he loved dearly,…...

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Stephen Andrew Smith, Jr.

Stephen Andrew Smith, Jr., affectionately known as “Drew” was born on September 20, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia to parents Stephen Smith Sr., of Columbus Ohio and Wanda Smith of Norfolk Virginia. Andrew was called home on May 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Estalene Smith of Columbus Ohio and; maternal grandfather James DeLoatch, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia. Stephen graduated from Great Bridge High School in June of 2010. Soon after…...

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Anesha K. McLean

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 the Lord decided to gather one of his most precious gems. Anesha Kianna Mclean. Anesha “Nesha”, a resident of Norfolk, Virginia was born to Rosa Mclean and Darrel Leonard on March 13, 1990. She was the oldest of three children. Anesha received her early education in the Norfolk Public School System. Like many of us, she had dreams. Anesha completed her GED and wanted to fulfill her dream of becoming…...

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Thomas James Walker, Jr.

Thomas James Walker, Jr., 82, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away on May 21, 2019 after a long battle with kidney disease. He was born in Brunswick County, Virginia to the late Thomas Walker, Sr. and Annie Mae Handy Walker on June 11, 1936. He graduated from James Solomon Russell High School, and attended St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia to study brickmasonry. He married Shelvy (Smith) Walker , and from this 35 year union, two…...

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Dennis Archer Mabry

Mr. Dennis A. Mabry, 95, passed away at his residence in Norfolk, VA on May 22, 2019  He was born on July 8, 1923 in Norfolk, VA to the late Walter Mabry, Sr.  and Irene Smith he is also predeceased by two sisters Norma and Charlotte; three brothers Bernard, James and Walter, Jr. Dennis retired 29years of service from the City of Norfolk as Superintendent of the Waste Management Department. Dennis was a Lifelong Member…...

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John H. Wright, Jr.

John Henry Wright, Jr. was born August 10, 1937 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He peacefully entered eternal rest at his home on Sunday evening, May 19, 2019. John worked for several years as a maintenance employee at the Brighton Cemetery, and later at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. In his pastime he had a passion for detailing cars . He was also a Redskins fan. John was preceded in death by his father and mother,…...

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Tracy Elizabeth Wells

Tracy Elizabeth Wells, 51, of Norfolk, Virginia gained her wings on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM. Tracy was born April 26, 1968 to Albert Davis in the late Mary Wilson. Tracy received her education from Norfolk Public Schools and she graduated from Norview High School. Tracy was employed at Kindred Health and Rehab where she received joy in caring for others. Tracy was feisty and out-spoken but she had a heart of pure…...

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Dorothy C. Copeland

On the evening of Saturday, May 18, 2019, Dorothy C. Copeland was called home to rest in the arms of the Lord. Dorothy was born on February 15, 1941 to Roy and Viola Cobb. She graduated from Crestwood High School in 1959. She furthered her education by getting a degree in Business in 1961. She worked as a paralegal for 15 years, and later became a joint business owner of Copeland Trucking Company from 1977…...

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Wellington Dean Bond, Jr.

Wellington D. Bond, Jr. was born December 18, 1951 in Gary Indiana to Wellington Bond, Sr. and Lohamo Knox. He grew up in Flint, Michigan and graduated from Central High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1973, serving in the Vietnam War. He served his country honorably for 16 years. He later continued his service as a Civil Servant 16 years. He later continued his service as a Civil Servant until his retirement in…...

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Levell Wilson

Levell Wilson wasborn January 29, 1958 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Catherine and Jewel Wilson. He attended Harry S. Hunt High School and I.C. Norcom High School. He later joined the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge. He held positions at Maryview Hospital, Gwaltney Company, a driver for Louise Lucas, as well as Safeway Cabs, and for a limousine company. He is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Wilson and sister Sandra Thorne. He…...

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Tavon L. Pauley

Tavon Lemar Pauley, the son of Troy Levern Pauley and Cheryl Lewis Pauley was born October 7, 1987 in East Orange, New Jersey. He entered into eternal rest on May 5, 2019. Von as he was called was a statuesque young man who was very sensitive and caring and always stood out in a crowd. He attended school systems of East Orange, N.J. and Brooklyn, N.Y., all of his teachers loved him. He had a…...

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Etta Inez Hatcher

Etta Inez Hatcher, age 46, passed away peacefully surrounded by love ones on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Maryview Hospital. She was born December 6, 1972, in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey at Burdett Hospital, to Benjamin (Brownie) & Ruth Ann (Puddin) Mitchell (Deceased). Etta was a graduate of Middle Township High School and ECPI where she earned her Associates of Science Degree in Accounting. Etta then married Navy Sailor Albert (Poochie) W. Hatcher Jr.…...

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Felicia Ann Miller

Felicia Ann Miller, devoted wife and beloved mother was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Willie J. and Pleasant V. Mitchell. Felicia, affectionately known by her family members and friends as “Lisa” transitioned to her eternal rest with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Lisa worked as a supervisor at Virga’s Pizza, located in the City of Portsmouth until their closing, then she became…...

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Catherine D. Moore

On Friday evening, May 17, 2019, Catherine “Cat” Moore, born to the late John and Sally Dillard earned her Eternal wings, and took her flight to her Eternal home. Born September 26, 1925 in Southampton County, Virginia. Catherine was a lifelong resident of Norfolk, Virginia. Besides her parents, “Cat” was preceded in death by her husband James Moore and her son Johnny Moore; her brothers Stanley, Roosevelt, Oladon, and Thomas Dillard; her sister Margaret Brown…...

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Teresa Elizabeth McCord

Teresa was born in New Bern, NC on October 14, 1964 and was preceded in death by Lewis Cogdell, father, and Eva May Cogdell , mother, and brother Billy Cogdell. Tee was a graduate of New Bern High, and earned a Masters of Science in Computer Science graduating Cum Laude in 2006 . She retired from the United States Navy in 2001. Tee is survived by her 3 sons, Kadeem McCord, Malcolm McCord(Amanda), and Cydel…...

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Doris Y. Searcy

Doris Y. Searcy, 77, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019. She was born to the late Ralph Searcy Sr. and Christine Gray Searcy on March 10, 1942. Doris graduated from Tidewater Community College. She was an active member in her community and had a career as a real estate broker for Omi Realty of Virginia. Despite her hectic schedule, family and friends were Doris’s passion and delight. She and her…...

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Dallas NiJee Blowe, Jr.

Dallas NiJee Blowe, Jr. passed away May 3, 2019....

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Kelly Roy Graddy

Kelly Roy Graddy, 86, born on November 24, 1932, peacefully passed away on the morning of May 13, 2019 at Hampton Veterans Medical Center Hospital. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:6-7. A native of “Little” Washington, North Carolina, he was the son of late Samuel Graddy Sr and Charlotte White Graddy. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Willie “Ossie”…...

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Donna Verniece Barrow

Mrs. Donna Verniece Yates Barrow, age 59, went to her Heavenly Home  on Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was the oldest child born to Mrs. Kay Jean Jones Mack and Frederick Lee Yates Sr. on August 22, 1959 in Portsmouth, Va. On November 5, 1979, she was joined in marriage to Aubrey Barrow and to this union four children were born; Timothy (Predeceased), Angel, Kenneth, and Aubrey.  Also, she reared Aaron Creekmore. Mrs. Donna Verniece Yates…...

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Annie Marie Vaughan

Annie Marie Vaughan passed away May 15, 2019....

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Ella Mae Williams

On May 15, 2019, God granted our mother grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Ella Mae Williams her eternal rest. Ella was born September 9, 1946 in Princess Anne County to the late Lucille Williams and Rufus Thorpe, Sr. Ella began her career in hospitality in March 1962. She was promoted to executive housekeepers in 2005. Ella took great pride in her work. Anyone who ever met Ella would tell you she was a fashionista…...

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Mary Denise Cross

On Tuesday , May 14, 2019, God called one of his beautiful angels home. Mary Denise Cross was born January 1, 1967 to the late Robert M. Anderson, Sr. and Mary Anderson. As a young girl , Mary attended Portsmouth Public Schools and went on to graduate from Tidewater Community College with an Associate degree in Finance. She was employed with Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 20 years as a processing Manager , and was an…...

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Ora Bell Williams

Ora Bell Williams passed away May 13, 2019....

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Geneva Jones

Geneva Jones passed away, May 15, 2019 at her home. She was born July 5, 1931 in Edgecombe County, NC, the sixth of seven children to the late Frank and Annie (Tucker) Walston. She enjoyed sitting on her sofa watching Judge Judy on TV, drinking her ginger ale and eating baked sweet potatoes. Many will acknowledge that she was hard to beat at her favorite two games, checkers and bingo. She also enjoyed the company…...

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