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Robin Porter

Robin Denise Porter was born February 2, 1960 to the late Thomas Luther Mills, Sr. and Mary Rebecca Mills. She is predeceased by her grandson Carlton Reginald Leary, Jr.; and her siblings Thomas Luther Mills, Jr., Dave Mills, Jasper Mills, Janet Hicks, and Theresa Mills. Robin was a dedicated customer service representative for Loan Care and was previously a long-time employee of Bank of America for over 15 years. She always made an everlasting impression…...

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Apostle George Cooke, III

Apostle George Cooke, III 64, went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2019 at Sentara Hospice House. George was born on January 26, 1955 to the late George Cooke, Jr. and Barbara Pitt-Cooke. He was the Apostle and Founder of New Joy Ministries Inc. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Pastor Jeanette L. Cooke; two children that he adored, George IV (Michelle Gayles-Cooke) and Yolanda Reese (Phillip Reese); eight…...

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Eula P. Carter

Eula P. Carter passed away on November 19, 2019....

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Dedra Annette Morris

God gave us Dedra Annette Morris for 62 years. She was born in Norfolk, VA to Doris S. Anthony and the late James Morris. Dedra transitioned peacefully and without pain at Sentara Leigh Hospital on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Through every adversity and circumstance, victory prevailed. Through every health ailment her resiliency shined. She witnessed God’s blessings and faithfulness all the days of her life. Dedra was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker…...

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Harry Lee Holloway

Harry Lee Holloway was born in Swan Quarter, North Carolina on December 21, 1946 to the late Willis Harry (father) and the late Julia Lee Cook (mother) and had two siblings Melvin Holloway and Dorothy Riddick who preceded him in the afterlife. Harry Lee shared many years and lots of memories of his immediate family with his wife Betty Holloway. Harry Lee began his own family and started a life in Norfolk Virginia. He fathered…...

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Julia M. Anderson

Julia Mae Anderson born November 5, 1954 in Norfolk, VA went to heaven to be with her beloved husband Leon Anderson on November 13, 2019. Julia’s greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren; son Carlos Kearney, daughter Canddice Anderson, step-daughter Tonya Anderson McClease, granddaughters Carleigh Kearney and Carlotta Kearney and grandson Clouse Anderson. Julia also leaves to honor her memories three sister in-laws, two brother in-laws and many nieces, nephews and family....

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Elexis EDiana Mitchell

Elexis EDiana Mitchell passed away on November 9, 2019....

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Blanche H. Dixon

Blanche H. Dixon was born on April 30, 1936 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Andrew and Matilda Harrell. She was raised on Percy Street along with her other siblings. Blanche attended the Norfolk Public Schools before joining the workforce. Blanche started working at Be-Lo Food Stores where she worked for over 20 plus years. Before retiring from Be-Lo she received several recognitions and rewards for her service and work ethic; and was beloved by her colleagues. Years after…...

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Norman G. Dozier

Norman G. Dozier passed away on November 17, 2019....

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Marvin C. Coley

Marvin C. Coley passed away on November 8, 2019....

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Malvin Lampley, Jr.

Malvin Lampley Jr. was born September 13, 1948 in Coffee County, Alabama to Leona Sconiers and the late Malvin Lampley Sr. He was called to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Malvin attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. He also attended Tidewater Community College where he received his associate degree in Culinary Arts. He worked as a Longshore man for Local 1248 and was a prep – cook at…...

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Roman McMullen

Roman McMullen passed away November 14, 2019....

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Dashay Monique Whack

Dashay Monique Whack passed away on November 15, 2019....

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Corey L. Blanks

Corey L. Blanks passed away on November 13, 2019....

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Juanita Alston

Juanita Alston “Nita/Neet” went to be with the lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was born in South Norfolk on June 30, 1939 to the late Sarah and Calvin J. Robertson Sr. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School after high school she attended a Practical Nursing School in New York in which she received her degree in Nursing. Juanita Alston is predeceased by son Karl A stc- two brothers: Shelton…...

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Addie Mae Walston

Addie Mae Walston was born April 12, 1932 in High Point, NC to the late Elveree Moore. She grew up in Norfolk, VA where she worked in a Mattress Factory. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walston, Jr.; two daughters, Eva Jones, Joann Elliott; three sons, Danny Jones, Thomas Jones and Jerry Jones; four grandsons, Jerry Olds, Jermaine Wesby, Santonio Wesby, and Dekur Jones. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons,…...

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Joan Davis Wilson

Joan Davis Wilson, known to many as Madea, was born on January 21, 1946 to the late Rev. Elisha Wilson of Norfolk, Virginia and Mother Leffie Harris Wilson of Nash County.  On November 14, 2019, the Lord placed His gentle and loving hands on the shoulders of our beloved sister and said, “well done my good and faithful servant, well done.” And carried her home. Joan was a member of St. Mark RZUA church, where…...

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Karen Louise Eason

Karen Louise Eason was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was called to internal glory and peace on November 11th, 2019. Karen was born May 29, 1971 in Norfolk, Virginia to Walter Lewis Burgess and the late Harriet Louise Burgess. She was educated in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was employed at Target, Incorporated. Karen was a very strong woman and she fought hard till the end never giving up hope. She loved fishing with…...

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Dmitri L. Watson

Early Saturday morning on November 9, 2019, our loved one Dmitri Watson was called home to rest. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Dmitri is the son of Leary Wilkins, Doris Watson and his stepfather Raymond Forbes and a loving father to his daughter, Gianna Watson. Dmitri grew up in Virginia Beach, he was a kind hearted person with a down to earth personality and a infectious sense of humor, that made everyone he came…...

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Annette Marie Peebles

Annette Marie Peebles departed this life on the evening of November 7, 2019 in the city of Richmond, VA. She was born on May 20, 1938 in Murfreesboro, N.C. to the late Reuben Peebles and Bannie Porter Peebles. She grew up in the city of Murfreesboro and attended Calvin Scott Brown High School where she graduated and later attended Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, VA. There she earned a degree in Secretarial Science. Annette was…...

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Loretta O. Lawson

Loretta (Ms. Coochie) Lawson was born on February 15, 1947 to Hammie and Christine Lawson in Camden SC. Loretta was educated in the Chesapeake Public School system. A devoted mother and grandmother, she was the rock of her family as well as a respected pillar of the community. Loretta loved spending time with her family and friends, shopping (Thrifting),Volunteering, and serving the Oak leaf Forrest Community where she lived for over 50 years. Loretta serviced…...

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Deontae Deval Poole

Deontae Deval Poole passed away on November 7, 2019....

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Andre Leroy Brathwaite

Andre L. Brathwaite passed away unexpectedly on Friday November 8, 2019 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital surrounded by his wife and four daughters. Andre was born on December 21, 1957 to Jeanette Brathwaite in Brooklyn, New York. Andre attended and was a graduate of George Westing House Vocational and Technical High School in June of 1976. In 1977 Andre joined the United States Naval Forces. He served our country proudly achieving such awards as the Humanitarian…...

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Wilhamina Langley

Wilhamina D. Langley Sunrise February 13, 1965 Sunset November 7, 2019 Wilhamina Langley, known to family and friends as Mina, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Mina was born in Norfolk, VA. She spent her early youth there with her family before moving to the Cavalier Manor section of Portsmouth, VA and eventually spending her teen years in Virginia Beach, VA. Mina was a loving mother…...

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James E. Handy, Jr.

Dr. James E. Handy Jr, church musician extraordinaire is a native of Woodstown, New Jersey where he began piano lessons at age seven and continued to receive early musical training in the public schools through his participation in the high school band, chorus, and orchestra. As a teenager, Handy began organ lessons and was appointed his first church musician job at Saint Mark AME Church in Gladsboro, New Jersey. As a citizen of Norfolk, VA,…...

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Calvin Baynes

Calvin Wendell Baynes was born on September 18, 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia to John Edgar Baynes and Allene Yarborough. He fell asleep in death on November 6th, 2019 at the DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia surrounded by his wife, children and several relatives. Calvin Baynes was joined on April 27,2007 in a loving marriage to Treava Pace for 12 years. Calvin attended Norfolk Public Schools and worked in various fields including several years with the…...

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Mattie L. Woody

Mattie Lucille Woody 91, of Norfolk, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 06, 2019. Born in Corapeake, North Carolina she was the daughter of the late LillIe Dale Ralph, she relocated to Norfolk Virginia in 1952. Married to her first husband, the late Willie Alphonso Fauntleroy they had nine children. Years later she married the late James Louis Woody. They were inseparable until death. They were both faithful members of  First…...

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Louise J. White

On November 6, 2019 Louise J. White A.K.A (Rabbit) departed to be with the Lord. She was born May 26, 1953 to the late Alexander Jones and Letha Riddick Jones. Louise was a woman of character and a hard worker who did a host of jobs before she became ill. She was a loving mother who loved her children, grandchildren, and family. She was a dedicated member of the Philadelphia Church of Christs Disciples #2.…...

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Kirk Richard Stephens

Kirk Richard Stephens was born March 14,1958 in Montclair, New Jersey to the late Christine Woods (Oliver) and Donald Stephens. Kirk attended Lakewood Public Schools. He is a college graduate of Norfolk State University class of “84”. He was also a part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Gamma XI Chapter of “04”. He loved jazz music, football (Philadelphia Eagles), cooking, and most of all, his family. Kirk is predeceased by his mother Christine Woods;…...

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Dorothy G. French

Dorothy Farrow French, 84, of Chesapeake, Virginia, entered into eternal rest on November 5, 2019. Lovingly called “Dot” by most who knew her, she was born Dorothy Marie Gentry in Lynchburg, Virginia on August 3, 1935, the daughter of Mabel Mosby and James Gentry. Dot attended the Lynchburg Public Schools and graduated from Dunbar High School in 1953. Dot could tell a tall tale and loved being the life of the party, including participating in…...

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Freda Parks

Freda L. Parks was born on May 5, 1957 to Morgan and Mary Searles in McCormick, SC.  She attended Mims High School in McCormick, SC.  Through her union with Jesse Parks, she gave birth to and raised two daughters.  Her occupation primarily was a machine operator at several textile manufacturing companies, such as Talmadge Manufacturing Company, Oxford Manufacturing, and Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.  She also diligently worked as a private home health aide.  During her…...

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Francine Radcliffe

Francine Radcliffe departed from this life on November 5, 2019. She peacefully passed into eternity at Sentara Hospice House with her family by her side. Francine was preceded in death by her parents, Odessa and Jacob Radcliffe; sister, Thelma Boone (Willie) and brother, Anthony Radcliffe. She leaves to cherish her memories, brother, John Radcliffe; children, Daisha and Jacoby Radcliffe; nephews, John Lee, Anthony Radcliffe, Jr., Garry and Larry Gregory; nieces, Debra Bazemore, Pamela Riddick, Monica…...

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Virgie Lene Long

Virgie Lene Long, 92, received her wings on November 4, 2019. She was born on July 30, 1927 to the late Clarence and Edith Askew. She married the late Melvin L. Long, Sr. and was a dedicated mother and wife. Virgie was also the Mother of her church Holy Jerusalem Church of C.O.G.I.C. which she joined almost 60 years ago. Virgie is survived by three daughters, Clara Williams (James) of Chesapeake, VA, Lucille Long and…...

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Linda Ann Harper

Linda Ann Perry Harper transitioned into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. She was born in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Earl and Martha Elizabeth Creecy Perry on May 15, 1958. Linda remained a resident of the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake, Virginia where she was an active member of Divine Baptist Church. She graduated from Deep Creek High School before going on to receive her certification in cake decorating. Linda thoroughly enjoyed decorating…...

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Samuel Lee Wiggins

On November 3, 2019 our son, brother, uncle, cousin, and nephew, Samuel Lee Wiggins, was tragically taken away from us. He was born on April 15,1971 and was educated in Norfolk Public School System. Samuel was employed with Bock Drum Company. He always had a way of connecting with people, keeping everyone laughing and smiling. His best friends and he were the best beat boxers in the neighborhood. Along with beat boxing, he could also…...

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Carl Johnikins

Carl Johnikins son of the late Ulysses Johnikins and Laura Johnson Johnikins was born on April 16,1933 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. At an early age he was a member of Oak Hill A.M.E. Zion church in Hertford, North Carolina. At 2:37 Sunday morning in room 5102 the Lord met Carl at the door and took him home to be with his family consisting of his wife, three brothers, five sisters, mother and father. Carl…...

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Norman L. Watford

Norman L. Watford passed away on October 29, 2019....

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Thereon D. Wells

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Thereon (Tom) Wells departed this life peacefully in Sentara Hospice House. He was born May 29, 1939 in Duplin County, NC. The second oldest son of the late Willie G. Wells and Lila Wells. He attended school in North Carolina, moved to Virginia and got his first real job as he so often said at the Virginian Pilot as a Truck Driver. He retired from the company after 50 plus…...

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Keasha Bowser Hunt

Keasha Bowser Hunt 46, was called by the Master to accept her heavenly rewards on October 30, 2019. She was predeceased by her father, Ronald A. Bowser. Left to cherish her precious memories are her beloved husband, Anthony W. Hunt, Sr.; sons, Kenneth M. and Matthew C. Hunt; stepchildren, Krishna and Anthony Hunt, Jr.; mother, Cynthia Bowser; sister, Ronica L. Bowser (Ronald); niece, Brittni K. Law (O’mond); nephews, Ronald B. Bowser, O’mond and O’Ryon Law;…...

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Forris Anthony

Deacon Emeritus Forris Anthony was born Thursday August 9, 1934 to the late Percy Sr. and Mary Anthony. He peacefully transitioned Thursday October 31, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a native of Scotland Neck, NC and gave his life to Christ in 1943. He was baptized at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (Scotland Neck), where Reverend Whitaker was the pastor. Early on, he joined the United States Army and served for…...

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Vernon L. Gordon, Sr.

Deacon (Colonel) Vernon L. Gordon, Sr. Vernon Lee Gordon, Sr. was born in Norfolk County, VA, on October 29, 1936 to the late Hayward and Rena Sivills Gordon.  He was the fourth of six children.  Having lived a blessed life, filled with love and service to God, family, and humanity, this man of God was called home to be with the Lord. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Richard’s Swamp, which is better known as…...

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Betty Ann Marsh

Betty Ann Marsh passed away on October 30, 2019....

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Da’Jon Lee Todd

Our loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, affectionately called “Poodie” passed this life on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was born April 16, 1993 in Chesapeake, VA. Da’Jon was a 2011 graduate from Oscar Smith High School. He later attended VCU where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He left VCU and began working as a Longshoreman with the ILA Local 1248. Da’Jon was a giver and believed in outreach to the community. As the…...

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Bernice Saunders Vaughan

Bernice Saunders Vaughan fell asleep in the Lord and entered the everlasting church on October 31, 2019.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 1, 1936, and was the only child of Marie and George Saunders. She was educated in Norfolk, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State College (Now Norfolk State University).  She was employed by Norfolk Public Schools for over (30) years as an elementary school teacher.  Additionally, she…...

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Artie Drewitt

Artie Drewitt passed away on November 1, 2019....

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Jean E. Jefferson McNair

Jean Evelyn (Jefferson) McNair was called home by our Lord and Savior after a long journey. She was born on February 11, 1945, in Emporia, Virginia, to the late John W. Jefferson, Sr. and Cherry Wilder Jefferson, and was the beloved grand-daughter of the late Nancy Jefferson. She was vibrant, nurturing and loving. Jean was a member of the Jefferson Family who founded Jefferson Elementary School, the Jefferson Cemetery and Chapel Hill Baptist Church of…...

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Keith Malone Bell

Keith Malone Bell was born and raised in the Berkley area of Norfolk, Virginia. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. He attended Robert Gate Elementary, Campostella Middle School and Lake Taylor High School. At the age of 18, Keith enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service as a Marine, he began a career as an Environmental Specialist for 30 years and 20 years of which he worked at the Norfolk…...

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Albert Lee Askew

Albert Lee Askew lovingly known as “Pumpkin” or “Yogi” entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA. He was born on July 29, 1952 in Norfolk County, to the late Katherine and James Albert Askew.  Albert grew up in the Cavalier Manor section of Portsmouth, VA. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System and a proud graduate of Cradock High School in 1971. He was an…...

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Fannie Ruth Gorham

Fannie Ruth Gorham passed away October 30, 2019....

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Angela Santina Wilson

In the early mornings, October 30, 2019, God dispatched His angel of mercy and took the soul of our beloved, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, Angela Wilson. Angela was born May 17, 1964, to the late Herman Booth and late Sarah Riddick in Norfolk, VA. She was predeceased by sisters, Jacquline D. Lassiter, and Pamela J. Riddick and her brother Gregory D. Riddick. Her biggest joy in life was caring for her children and friends.…...

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