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Marcus T. Cross

Marcus T. Cross was born on January 11, 1982 in Portsmouth, VA to Rosalyn Cross Sivels. He departed this life on June 15, 2020 at his residence. Marcus attended Norfolk Public Schools where he graduated from Norview High School. Marcus played on the basketball and baseball team. He was a member of the Norview Marching Band. Marcus favorite (NFL) team was the “Washington Redskins”. Marcus last place of employment was The Life Touch warehouse, where…...

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Walter T. Alexander, Sr.

Walter Thomas Alexander was born on June 2,1929 to Elihu Cursie Alexander and Ruth Missouri Armstrong- lexander in Beaufort, North Carolina. He was raised in Hertford County, North Carolina where he attended Bethel Baptist Church and school in Hertford County, North Carolina. At the age of fourteen he came to live in the Berkley section of Norfolk, VA. Walter was a truck driver for over forty years. He started at Amos and Brown and retired…...

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Mary Jane Askew

Mary J. Askew departed this life June 17, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband and life partner Lawrence E. Winfield, faithful and beloved sisters, Carolyn L. Whittaker (Oscar Depriest), Thirkell Wright, and Doretha Askew; brothers Thomas Askew (Christine) and William Askew; faithful and dedicated nieces-sisters Myrna D. Whittaker and Dr. Lydia Whittaker Simmons (James); committed nieces Margaret Evans and Jacqueline Boone; and special nephews, Adam Askew and James Simmons  ...

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Dorothy Mae Cuffee

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Cuffee, age 90, of Norfolk, VA, earned her wings on June 17, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born to Robert and Mary Wilks, on July 16, 1929. Mrs. Cuffee was a long-time employee of Norfolk Public Schools and retired after 35 years of service at Norview High School.   Mrs. Cuffee married Eddie Cuffee, Jr. in May 1951. Together, they resided in the Oakwood neighborhood in Norfolk, VA, where…...

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Roshawn Denise Taylor

On Wednesday, June 17th at 12:20 am, Roshawn Denise Taylor, a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend was called home to be with the Lord. Born April 15th 1969 to the late Patricia Ann Taylor and Curtis Phelps Taylor in Norfolk, Virginia. Roshawn was educated at Maury High School and attended the Chesapeake Job Corps Center in Harbors Ferry, Maryland. Even though she was an only child, Roshawn loved to hang with all…...

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Mildred D. Jackson

Mildred Dyson Jackson, affectionally known as “Muddear” received her wings June 15, 2020. Born on March 5, 1923 in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Isabelle Dyson. Mildred was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and retired from General Electric after 17 years of dedicated service. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 59 years, Fred A. Jackson, Sr., a daughter, Gwendolyn Y. Williams, brothers Carl Dyson,…...

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William E. Brown

William E. Brown (Bill) entered this world on September 19, 1926 in New Haven, Connecticut and passed away peacefully on June 6, 2020.  Bill was the last of 7 children born to the late Joseph and Miriam Brown both of Nevis British West Indies. Bill graduated from Hillhouse High School.  Following graduation, he was the last of 4 brothers to serve in the United States Army. He was a veteran of WWII. Upon returning home…...

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Arenia Monice Allen

Miss Allen was born January 25, 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey., to Daymond C Spencer Sr. and Patricia Allen (Deceased). Miss Allen is survived by her life partner Maurice Brown, sister Kecha Riddick and spouse; brothers Taheem J. Allen, Raheem A. Allen and spouses, and Daymond C. Spencer Jr. (Deceased) and her nieces are Keyasia, Tasyanna, and nephews Keeshaun, Karaun, Kristian, Jeremiah and Amari; and her Godmother Phyllis Johnson of Hutchinson of Plainfield, NJ…...

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Cressie Ann Boone

Cressie Ann Boone, 76, of Franklin, VA entered into eternal rest on June 12, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, David Stewart, Sr. and Jessie Mae Lewis Stewart and three brothers, James Stewart, Willie Lee Stewart and Tim Stewart. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Vickie M. Bynum, one granddaughter, Shakebra Eley, one grandson, Tywann Eley, and three grandchildren, Na’Karion, Zion and Levi Eley of Portsmouth, VA; three brothers, Ralph…...

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William Edward Tyree

William (Bill) Edward Tyree departed this life on June 11, 2020.  Born May 21, 1949 in Norfolk, Virginia to Emma B. and the late William A. Tyree III.  He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and attended Norfolk State University. Honorable William E Tyree 33° was a member of Fletcher Lodge #26 and served as Worshipful Master for 12 years.  He became Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Consolidated Hiram Grand Lodge,…...

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Alvin William Hoggard

Alvin William Hoggard was born April 9, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was the son of Alvin Hoggard, Sr. and Mildred Felton Hoggard.  God sent his Angel for him on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to take him home. He was a member of  Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  He was caring, giving, sharing, faithful and dedicated.  He always wore a smile when you were in his presence. Alvin lived in Chesapeake, Virginia at 566 Rivercreek Road near…...

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Magdelene Jones

Magdelene Drewery Jones, 90, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2020 in Pikesville, Maryland after a long battle with cancer. She was a native of Portsmouth, VA. She was born March 1930 to the late Viola (Bailey) and Frank Drewery, Sr. She attended Tidewater Community College and Norfolk State University. Maggie was employed many years at Virginia Mutual Life Insurance Company; the Virginia Employment Commission and later at Goodwill Industries Transportation Dept. in Norfolk, VA.…...

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Leon William Morris

Leon Morris “Lenny” 58, of Norfolk, VA passed away peacefully at his residence. Leon was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 16, 1962. He is preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn Morris and Arthur Morris. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Roy Davis and sister, Jenaline Morris. Leon gave his life over to Christ and joined New Bethel Glorious Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, NY under the leadership of Overseer Roberta Thompson…...

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Elson Eugene Mann

Elson Eugene Mann, 58, of Chesapeake, VA died on June 10,2020. He was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. Elson had a kind soul and always wanted to help others. There is nothing he would not do for anyone. He would always look out for others and put them before himself. Despite being diagnosed with a disability at an early age, Elson was able to over come the challenges and always had a smile on his face.…...

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Vivian Olivia Southall

Vivian Olivia Southall passed away on June 8, 2020....

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Edith C. Quiero

Edith C. Quiero, in the quiet hours of June 9, 2020, entered into her eternal rest.  Born on December 23, 1934, she is preceded in death by Arcino Quiero Sr., her husband of 48 years, and their son, Baby Quiero.  She is survived by her children; Avon Quiero, Sr. (Annie), Denise Freeman, Michelle Hines (Donald), Arcino Quiero Jr., and Melvyn Quiero (Renée).  She would respond to many different names over her 85 years; Mama, Sister,…...

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Charlie Lee Brinkley

Charlie Lee Brinkley born Sept 8, 1936 gained his wings to be with Christ on June 9, 2020 surrounded by his family. Charlie leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of thirty-two years; six children; 21 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; 1 aunt and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Charlie retired from the City of Norfolk after thirty years of service and Venice Italian Restaurant after 37 years.…...

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Mary Elizabeth Hodges

It is with great joy and great sadness that we celebrate the life of our mother, grandmother, auntie and friend, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hodges. Mary Elizabeth, known to many as Elizabeth, transitioned on June 6, 2020 in Chesapeake VA. She was born in Norfolk VA to James and Ella Thornton. She leaves us with these words “Just between you and me, the work of my hands was my pleasure, because it was how I Loved…...

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Kathleen Ann Sharples

Kathleen Ann Sharples passed away on June 9, 2020....

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Sheila Smith

Sheila R. Smith 6/30/1951-6/4/2020 Sheila Rhoda Smith fell asleep in death on Thursday June 4, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born in Paterson N.J. on June 30, 1951 to Mrs. Hildred Young (Veal) and Palmer C. Young Sr. She was the oldest of six children in a tight family structure with her 3 sister Olive McCorkle (deceased), Ella Chambers, Jewel Thomas and 2 brothers Palmer C. Young Jr. and Sidney Young. Sheila graduated…...

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Angela Denise Walters

Angela Denise Walters, affectionately known as “Necie” by her family and friends, was born on May 2, 1955, in Chesapeake, VA to the late Milton and Elizabeth Walters. On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, God sent two loving angels to escort the soul of Angela Denise Walters to her heavenly home. She answered the Lord’s Summons by peacefully crossing over. Necie accepted Christ as her personal savior and in her earlier years she fellowshipped faithfully at Calvary Revival Church. Necie…...

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Irene Blow Cuffee

We are here today in loving memory of Minister Irene Cuffee. Early Tuesday morning June 9, 2020, the Lord came to claim his loving daughter of whom he let us borrow for eighty-five beautiful years. She was born in Norfolk County to the late Elizabeth Coleman and Ivy Augustus Blow. She was a resident of Chesapeake for about fifty years. She was a foster parent for over thirty years. She loved helping any and everyone…...

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Gwendolyn Sylvia Clark

Celebration of Life “Well done thy good and faithful servant” On Monday, June 8, 2020, our beloved mother, auntie, sister and friend, Gwendolyn Sylvia Clark was called from labor to reward. She was born the late Odell and Zaph Jones. She received her education through Norfolk Public Schools going on to graduate from Booker T. Washington High School. She later went on to earn her associate degree in Business Management from Keys Business College. Our…...

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Stanley Jones, Sr.

Stanley Jones Sr, (Slim aka “Stan the Man”) departed his earthly life on Friday, June 5th, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memories life wife  Mary Ridley Jones Virginia Beach, VA, mother Ms. Dorothy Balmer Norfolk, VA, daughter Tara Davis (Tyrone), Norfolk, VA, son Stanley Jones Jr, Virginia Beach, VA, brothers Warren Jones Jr. Norfolk, VA, Raynell Jones (Averill) Virginia Beach VA, Bernard Jones (Jean) Chesapeake, VA,  sisters Vermell Sessoms (Desmond) Chesapeake, VA, Gloria McGruder,…...

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India Annette Settles

On Friday, June 5, 2020 God called his precious child, India Settles “Annette” to come home. Born December 25, 1961 to the late Glossie Powell and Johnnie Powell. She is survived by her husband, Clarence L. Settles and very special friend, Richard Spencer; daughter, India Skinner; son-in-law, Shelton Skinner; grandchildren, Sparkle Settles and Makai Skinner; sisters, Linda Miller and Debra Tyndall; brothers, Johnnie Powell, Jr., Darryl Powell, Kenneth Powell and Curtis Powell; three sisters-in-law and…...

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Brenda L. Jones

Brenda Laverne Jones, 60, of the 6200 block of Hereford Drive in Fort Worth, Texas passed away May 29, 2020. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, she resided in Chesapeake for the majority of her life before relocating to Fort Worth in 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Lee Hunt, Sr.; mother, Frances Alston-Hunt and brother, Edward Lee Hunt, Jr.  Left to cherish her memories are her son, Anthony Lamont Jones; daughter, Ashunta…...

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Lillie Mae Coleman

Lillie Jacobs Coleman passed peacefully at her home in Portsmouth, VA on June 6, 2020. She was born in Burgaw, North Carolina on September 18, 1921 to Anguish Jacobs and Hattie Merritt. She was predeceased by her husband George Coleman. She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters: Joyce Dudley (Monroe), Diana Coleman, and Sharon Coleman. She will be dearly missed by her 6 grandchildren: Dennis Dudley, JoAnn Wilson (Darren), Donna Everett (Reginald), Dianne Dudley…...

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Velma E. Bonney-Mayes

Velma E. Bonney-Mayes, 80, passed peacefully in the comfort of her home, June the 5th 2020. Velma was the daughter of the late Clifton Thorne and Gladys Batten-Thorne. She’s predeceased by her husband, James Mayes Sr. and son, Larry Thorne. She leaves four children to cherish her memories: Sharon Brockman, Glinda Villaverde, Amos Bonney, and Min. Stephanie Bonney-Williams (Min.Boise)....

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Melvin Lee Phillips

Melvin Lee Phillips was born on February 26, 1937 to Willie Phillips and Maime Lamb Phillips in Norfolk County, Va. (now Chesapeake, Va.).  He spent his early years being a part of the Great Road (now Whittamore Road) community where he made lifelong friends and gained a passion for music and uplifting the name of Jesus in song.  Melvin was affectionately called “Bailey” as his nickname by his siblings.  He would later earn the nicknames…...

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Antwine Britton

I sit here and ponder how very much I’d like to talk with you today, there are so many things that we didn’t get to say. I know how much you care for me and how much I care for you. And each time that I think of you, I know you’ll miss me to. An angel came and took you by the hand, and said your place was ready in heaven, far above and…...

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Khaliq Calvin Holley

Khaliq Calvin Holley, 2 months, ascended from his earthly form to be with his Heavenly Father on May 28, 2020. In his short time on Earth, he bought love and light to all of those he touched. He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather Calvin V. Whitten, Jr. He is lovingly survived by his parents, Cheyenne S. Askew and Kirey L. Holley, siblings, a host of cousins, great grandmother Pauline White, grandmothers Sharon Askew Whitten and Tyvonna Holley and aunts…...

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Celia W. Moore

Celia Wilkins Moore was born in Portsmouth, VA on June 26, 1953 to the late Claiborn John and Almeda Christine Wilkins. She was affectionately known as CeCe by family and friends. Celia attended Portsmouth Public Schools. She was a 1971 graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. She attended Norfolk State University where obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education in 1975. Celia married Reginald Moore in April 1999. Celia was member of New Garden of…...

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Jimmy Lee Evans

Jimmy was born on March 09, 1953 in Galax, Virginia to Hebert and Mildred (Robinson) Evans. Finding his mission around the age of 19, he became an avid practioner of Soka Gakkai Nichiren Buddhism as a member of (SGI-USA) and a committed disciple of his mentor Daisaku Ikeda – beginning his life long effort to work for the happiness of others. Pursuing his passions, Jimmy also received his degree in mechanical engineering ACAD and went…...

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Anthony Brownson

Anthony Brownson was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 24, 1981 to the late Barbara Brownson. On May 24, 2020, God called Anthony home. Anthony was the youngest of 7 children. Anthony leaves his cherished memories to his 4 sisters, Carolyn Dunkley, Joanne Brownson, Beverly Brownson, Angel Brownson and 1 brother James Brownson. We would also like to remember his mother Barbra Brownson and sister Cathy Brownson who welcomed him home into heaven with open…...

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Arthur Whitmore, III

On Wednesday, May 27th 2020, the heart and soul of our family, Arthur Whitmore, III peacefully took his last breath and went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Art, lovingly known to many as Ray, a nickname that was given to him by his father at an early age, or Cag if you went to school with him, left an impression on hundreds if not thousands of people. Ray was a bit…...

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Lorenzo C. Broadway

Lorenzo “Bickey” C. Broadway, 56, of Norfolk, VA passed on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 3:25pm, who has been retired from civil service. Preceding Bickey in death are his father, Earl M. Jenkins and older brother, Rickey G. Broadway. Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife, Angela Broadway; children, Latrice, “Ebony” Robinson, Sherelle “Rell” Robinson, Dante Robinson and Dynasty “Bictorius” Broadway; mother, Marteen “Tina” Jenkins; step-children, Makia Sumler, Lorenzo Sumler, Sheila “Shay” Fields,…...

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James Edward Eggleston

Celebration of Life JAMES EDWARD “PETE” EGGLESTON   On Friday, May 29, 2020, James Edward Eggleston transitioned from his earthly life when God’s angel of mercy came and took our beloved brother, uncle, cousin and friend into a beautiful place of eternal rest. James Edward Eggleston was born January 1, 1940 in Edenton, NC. He was the son of the late Sarah Eggleston and Casper Cheeks. He was predeceased by his brother Steve Van Eggleston and sister Shirley Mae Eggleston. He attended public schools in Edenton, NC and later…...

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William E. Selfridge

William Edward Selfridge was born November 21, 1993 and sadly departed us on May 25, 2020. William is predeceased by his father William Edward Daniels, his brother Javonte Selfridge, his grandmother Deborah Selfridge and Ann Marie Faulcon and William was known to his family “Lil William” but to his friends Phew Big Route. He was truly loved and respected by so many people and will truly be missed. He was a big fan of the…...

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Patricia A. Newsome

Patricia A. Newsome November 18, 1957 – May 30, 2020 On Saturday May 30, 2020, our dear Patricia was called home to her heavenly reward with Jesus from her home in Norfolk. “Sister Patty,” as she was affectionately called, possessed an endearing love for God. Her selfless ministry touched a countless number of youth, co-workers, and neighbors as well as friends and family.  Her love for GOD impacted anyone in her presence. Patty was a…...

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Thomas Leon Stokes

Thomas “Leon” Stokes, born on December 18, 1957, departed this earthly life into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He was the youngest of five children born to the late Samuel Lee Stokes and Bridie Rodgers Stokes of Norfolk County, which is now known as the City of Norfolk. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and worked off and on as a laborer, until his health no longer permitted it. Leon…...

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Lorraine D. Pitts

Lorraine D. Pitts passed away on May 28, 2020....

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Deatrice D. Lawrence

On May 25, 2020 our beloved Deatrice D Lawrence departed from this life, born August 30, 1981 in Norfolk, Virginia to Claude Squire and the late Ruth Lawrence. Deatrice aka “Dirl Dirl” aka “Thookie” as many family members called her had a smile that brung joy to everyone’s heart. Deatrice was the youngest of all her siblings, 2 brothers Partrail Lawrence and LaMonte Weaver, 5 sisters Tasha and Sherene Lawrence, LaShon Weaver, Diana and Lynn…...

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Ethylene Knockett Skinner

Mrs. Ethylene Knockett Skinner 82, of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was born January 24, 1938, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Samuel E. and Mary Lee Knockett. Ethylene was predeceased by her sisters, Bessie Harvey, Nina Knockett, Drois Spratley, Barbara Johnson and two brothers, James and John Knockett. She worked as a seamstress for London Fog for 30 years until she retired, but Ethylene was a…...

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Lauretta H. Dunston

Lauretta H. Dunston passed away May 26, 2020....

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Ethel Delorise Jones Moore

Mrs. Ethel “Delorise” Jones Moore; daughter of the late Eloyd and Vernell Jones was born October 25, 1946 in Currie, North Carolina. She attended the public schools of Greensboro, NC and was a graduate of James B. Dudley High School in 1963.  She attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined Mount Zion Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC. She was united in holy…...

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Josephine B. Lee

Josephine B. Lee departed this life on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Autumn Care of Norfolk. Josephine was born December 11, 1922 to the late George and Minnie Banks. She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie A. Banks, and a sister, Evelyn Rosetta Hall. Josephine was a member of Queen Street Baptist Church. She worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant and she also worked for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing. She loved traveling…...

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Antonio Kingsbur

Antonio “Tony” Kingsbur, 62, passed May 22, 2020. He was born on October 1, 1937 in Washington, DC. Tony attended Portsmouth Public Schools. Later on in life, he was employed with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 10 years and was also a member of Turning Point Christian Ministry where he was on the Deacon Board and a Trustee. Tony is predeceased by his father, Larfate Kingsbur; sisters, Marion Kingsbur and Marcella A. Kingsbur; brothers, Norris…...

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Jariyah Monae McPherson

“When deepest sorrow comes to us and someone we love is gone may we be blessed with the courage and strength to continue to carry on.” On Sunday, May 24, 2020, GOD called our Little Angel, Jariyah Monae McPherson home to be with him in Heaven.  Jariyah was a very happy baby always smiling with eyes that brightened up a room.  Jariyah had plenty nick names such as “Riyah Pooh”, “Big Red”, “Tater Tot”, “Tweet…...

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Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth was 11 of 14 children, born to the late Surry Young and Martha Ford-Young on April 12, 1931. She attended Booker T. High School and worked tirelessly as a custodian at Hanes & Hanes, NEXCOM, and a Law Firm in downtown Norfolk. In her spare time, Elizabeth read the bible and completed all sorts of puzzles.  She loved going to the auctions and thrift stores looking for bargains. Gardening was not just a hobby…...

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John Timothy Ireland

John Timothy Ireland known to all as “John” departed this life May 22, 2020.  John was born to Charles and Beverly Ann Ireland on February 24, 1962 in Virginia, and lived most of his life in Chesapeake, Virginia, John attended Indian River High School and worked 20 plus years for Southeastern Equipment of Chesapeake.  John was a loving and caring father of two and grandfather of six. He was a man of many values but…...

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