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Alicia L. Jenkins

“Remembering Alicia Laverne Jenkins”   Sunrise: July 15, 1982                                                                                 Sunsets: March 21, 2019   On Thursday March 21, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia, Alicia Laverne Jenkins suddenly departed this life and entered a life of eternal peace with her Heavenly Father. Alicia was born July 1982 to Dwight & Alice Mae Jenkins in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Sammie Charlie Blount & Sarah Dillor Blount; Eugene Elles. Her cousin Ronnie Lacey…...

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Lucy Mae Sinclair

Lucy Mae Sinclair passed away March 20, 2019....

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Alan Andre Williams

Alan Andre’ Williams, “Uncle Shabba,” 56, of the 300 block of Adams Woods Lane passed away on March 23, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 22, 1963 in Norfolk, VA to Viola V. Wilson and the late Clifton W. Wilson. Alan was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He worked for 12 years as a Maintenance Supervisor for Chanellos Pizza. Alan is survived by his mother, Viola V. Wilson; daughters, Anyla Williams…...

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Shirley A. Holloway

Shirley Abbott Holloway, 91, of Norfolk, VA peacefully passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. Born October 5, 1927, in Norfolk to the late John William and Gertrude Morris Abbott. Her devoted husband, Hurley M. Holloway, predeceased her.  Shirley leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Vickie Holloway Rogers (James A.), a son, Jay M. Holloway, a sister, Geraldine A. Sessoms, a brother, Harold T. Abbott, two grandchildren, Shontel Rogers Hawkins and Anthony Pierre Rogers…...

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Katherine Sue Carr

On Friday, March 22, 2019 our Lord and Savior called home his angel, Katherine Sue Carr. She was the fourth girl born out of five children o the late Robert Grant Hill and Katherine Peterson. Katherine was educated in the public schools of Portsmouth, Virginia and S. H. Clark High School. Katherine was joined in matrimony on May 26, 1970 to the love of her life the late Leo Carr, Jr. She enjoyed spending time…...

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Francis A. Joyner

The trumpets have sounded and the heavens have opened on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Frances A. Joyner departed this life at her residence. Family and friends have come today to pay final tribute to one whom God has taken to move onward to greater goals in His care. She was born in North Hampton County, North Carolina on August 7, 1927 to the late Johnnie & Bertha Rodgers. She was the wife of the late…...

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ChiQuita Monique Giles

Chiquita Giles made her final journey on Saturday, March, 16, 2019, from her earthly home to her heavenly home. She was born in Portsmouth, VA, on January 9, 1985 to the late Eveleen and Wilbur Giles. Chiquita accepted the Lord at a young age where she became a member of Macedonia Church of God in Christ and she later joined True Worship Ministries Church of God In Christ under the leadership of her uncle Ronnie…...

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Wilbur Giles

Wilbur Giles made his final journey on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from his earthly home to his heavenly home. He was a resident of Portsmouth, VA, and was born in Portsmouth, on February 5, 1953. He graduated from Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va. After high school, Wilbur joined the United States Marine Corp and he remained in the service for 4 years. He then began working for Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he worked for…...

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Dolly Paul Joseph

Dolly Paul Joseph passed away March 24, 2019....

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Raymond Clayton Harris

Raymond Clayton Harris passed away March 22, 2019....

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Juanita B. Thorogood

Juanita B. Thorogood known to some as Juanita Boone went to be with her Lord on March 19, 2019. She born on August 8, 1954 in Chesapeake, VA to Flora Alexander and Melvin Overton Sr. She moved to Norfolk, VA at the age of twenty and began living her best life. Juanita held various jobs throughout her lifetime. Juanita was preceded in death by her mother; Flora Alexander; her father, Melvin Overton; her husband, Lafayette…...

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Lee Ferrell Lewis

Lee Ferrell Lewis passed away on March 10, 2019. He was born to the late Elsie Bond Lewis and Robert H. Lewis, Sr. on December 18, 1961 in Richmond, VA. Lee attended Madison Junior High School in Norfolk, VA and was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He worked for Sleepwell as a mattress manufacturer. Lee loved music and he loved to sing. He especially loved his mother and the Lord. He was predeceased…...

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Rudolph F. Blount

Rudolph F. Blount was born on January 2, 1951 in Portsmouth, VA to the late William Blount and Dolly Blount. The Lord called him home on March 20, 2019. He was a graduate of 1972 class of Hampton School of Deaf and the Blind in Hampton, VA. He attended the Deaf Missionary Church in Norfolk, VA. Rudolph working at Naval Amphibious Base for 8years and N.A.S. General Laborer for 12years. He was working at NEX…...

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Lorenzo A. Roberts

Lorenzo A. Roberts passed away March 9, 2019....

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Keith Starke

Keith Kerlin Starke died Monday, March 4, 2019. Born in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of the late Exxie Lillian Starke. He attended Norview High School. He enjoyed music and fashion. Keith leaves to cherish his memories: a brother Marius L. Starke (Cathey) of High Point, NC; Nephews: Marius J. Starke of Raleigh, NC; Mychael Starke (Shamika) of Winston-Salem, NC; Gabriel Craig of High Point, NC; Ari Craig of High Point NC; Great nieces:…...

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Rosetta Cuffee

On March 18, 2019, God sent His angels down and called Rosetta Cuffee home. Rosetta was born December 9, 1926 in Princess Anne County, VA. She was the first born child of Louise and Benjamin Knight. Rosetta professed her belief in Christ and was a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ for 61 years, where she was a member of the  postles’ Aides. Rosetta was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School…...

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Madeline H. Franklin

Madeline Henry Franklin, cherished by her family and friends was called to her eternal home by our Lord Jesus on Monday, March 18, 2019. She peacefully received her call to join the heavenly angels while at home with her children by her side. Madeline was born to the late Youell and Nancy Henry in Richmond, VA 86 years ago. She attended the local schools of Richmond, graduating from Armstrong High School in 1949 and went…...

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Alvin Paul Johnson, Sr.

Alvin Paul Johnson Sr. ( Big Al) 63, of Norfolk, Virginia went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, March 18, 2019. Alvin was born August 9, 1955 in Chesapeake/Norfolk County to Pauline and Albert Johnson. Alvin attended and graduated from Deep Creek High School. After finishing his education, he went on to become a shortshoreman, soon after a longshoreman. Alvin “Slick 50” loved working and joking with his fellow longshoreman. He enjoyed…...

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Kathleen Sarah Vendrick

Kathleen Sarah (Porter) Vendrick went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2019, at the age of 79 with her family by her side. She was born on April 4, 1939 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Lawrence John and Dorothy Ann Porter.  Her brothers, James and Pete Porter and one grandson, Oliver Barrett Ford, also preceded “Kathy” in death. She graduated from Dawson Bryant High School in 1957 and moved…...

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Edward Lewis Brown

Edward was born on November 16, 1943 in Norfolk, VA to Charlie and Nettie Brown. He was one of eight children which included Norman, Peter, Carrie, Willie, James, Franklin, and Nathaniel. Growing up in Norfolk, he attended Catholic School and later transitioned over to Norfolk Public Schools. He loved sports and was a phenomenal football player, which led to him being the first African American in the area to be featured in an article in…...

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Demetrius L. Howard

Demetrius L. Howard passed away March 17, 2019....

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Wallace Tatem, Jr.

Wallace Tatem, Jr., 63, was called home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2019. Affectionately called “Junior” and “Wink”, he was born on August 23, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Tatem, Sr. Wallace received his early education at Granby High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Later, he joined the Merchant Seaman and specialized in Culinary Arts. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing,…...

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Patricia Ann Hood

Patricia Ann Hood passed away March 8, 2019....

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Kyara Monay Fleming

Kyara Monay Fleming “Kee Kee Boo” 26, was born June 29, 1992 and passed away  Saturday, March 16, 2019, with her family by her side. Kyara was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. She was a high school graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, class of 2011. She has always been known for her warm smile and contagious laugh. Her loving heart and caring ways could win you over easily.…...

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Ellen Lois Smith

Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV Ellen Lois Smith went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born September 21, 1939 in Harrellsville, NC to the late Ellen Victoria and John Thomas…...

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Tyrone C. Sumner

Tyrone Sumner was suddenly called home on March 9, 2019. Tyrone was born on February 24, 1959 in Princess Anne County, Virginia to the Late Dorothy Sumner. He graduated from Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1978. After high school he attended Tennessee State University where he was apart of the Tennessee State University Marching Band. He worked as a Master Chef at many restaurants such as Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Cheesecake Factory, Dave…...

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Carolyn D. Baker

On Thursday morning, March 14, 2019, the Lord called his angel, Carolyn D. Baker, to her Heavenly home. Carolyn was born on May 16, 1934 and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. At an early age, she joined First Baptist Church. She was active in Sunday School, the Junior Choir followed by the Young Adult Choir and lastly, the Chancel Choir. She was also a member of the Mary Mason Missionary Group and the infamous “Voices of…...

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Sheila Burke Christmas

Sheila Burke Christmas passed away March 8, 2019....

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Lena Mozella Mackey

Lena Mozella Mackey passed away March 12, 2019....

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Clifton Harmon

Clifton Monroe Harmon, Sr., 82 of Portsmouth, VA passed away on March 13, 2019. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Supervisor....

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Raymond J. Bailey, Sr.

Raymond J. Bailey, Sr. passed away March 13, 2019....

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Alexander Wallace

Alexander Wallace, age 73, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the comfort of his home in Durham, NC. He was born to the late Lee Andrew and Bessie Wallace, who were longtime residents of Norfolk, Virginia. Alexander was affectionately known to his loved ones by many names, and some of you may remember him as Al, Alec, Uncle Al, and his favorite, Miss Bessie’s Baby Boy! In his early years, Alexander honorably served his country in the Air Force…...

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Joseph P. Turner

On March 10, 2019, God summoned one of his faithful children to eternity. Joseph Percil Turner was born on February 9, 1964. He was the son of Joseph Turner and Hilda Turner-Hall. Joseph Percil Turner was a native of Portsmouth, VA and attended I.C. Norcom High School. He was an outstanding athlete while attending high school. He was a state champion in wrestling and voted the Southern District’s Outstanding lineman in addition to 2nd team…...

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Linwood Cornelius Brown

Linwood Cornelius Brown passed away March 7, 2019....

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Ronke Adegoroye

In Loving Memory of Ronke Adegoroye August 7, 1952 – March 9, 2019 “Live one day at a time.” MARCH 23rd 2019 Viewing at 10:00am & Service at 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505      ...

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James M. Carr, Jr.

James Monroe Carr, Jr. was born January 5, 1971 in Norfolk Virginia to James Monroe Carr, Sr.  and  Alice Diane Carr-Cyrus he was called to rest by his heavenly father on March 11, 2019. James was educated through The Norfolk Public School System and self employed as an independent contractor.  heis survived by his wife, Deborah A. Carr and in their marriage a step daughter, Star and granddaughter,  Mi’Yani that he loved as if they…...

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Frank James Delk, Jr.

Frank James Delk, Jr. was born in South Norfolk (Berkley), VA. To Hattie Pearl Delk and Frank James Delk but was raised by his Aunt Joyce Jarvis. Frank or Busta as he was so commonly and lovingly referred to, was graduate of Lake Taylor High School. Frank pursued a long career with the Ford Plant in Norfolk where he would retire from after 30 years of service. To know Busta was to love him! Don’t…...

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Thelma M. Capps

Our beloved Thelma Louise Capps went home to be with the lord in the morning of Sunday March 10, 2019.  She was the child of the late Albert and Eunice Minnis.  She was born on August 27, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, and treasured many family members in Princess Anne County.  Louise attended John T. West Elementary, Jaycox Junior High School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School at 16 years of age.  The family and community raised…...

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Daniel Jordan

Daniel Lee Jordan, 53, was born to Ada Mae Jordan and Donald Adams on December 17, 1967. He was employed by the City of Norfolk where he worked for Nauticus for over 16 years. He retired in 2009. He leaves to cherish his memory, his ex-wife, Bernita Thomas; two daughters, Sequoyah Burrus and Shelise Thomas; one son, Johnathan Thomas; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mittize Jordan (Larry), Janice Boone (Johnnie) and Nancey Jordan; three brothers, Roosevelt…...

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Horace Lawrence, Sr.

Horace Lawrence Sr. went home to glory with his family by his side on March 9, 2019 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Verna Mae Warren and Ruby Lawrence, Early in life, he joined the United States Army serving from 1943-1946. Later he became owner/operator of Shady Side and Lawrence’s grill also known as Thelma Lounge for 37 years. He was a longtime member of St. Luke…...

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Amos Lee Cherry, Sr.

Amos Lee Cherry, Sr. know to the family as “Marco” went home to be with his beloved wife on 56 years, Doris Holland Cherry. Amos was born May 1, 1939 on Railroad Avenue in South Norfolk, VA. He graduated from G.W. Carver in 1959. He was employed for 45 years with Norfolk Public Schools. He is the father of four children and is predeceased by two, Marco Cherry and Derick Cherry. He is survived by…...

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Dallas N. Blowe

Dallas Blowe, age 21, died at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA on Friday, March 8, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family. Born October 14, 1997 in Norfolk, VA Dallas is survived by his Fiance’ Shamara Delaigle, and daughter, Amina Blowe of Newport News, VA; mothers, Latoya Blowe and Stephanie Boyd of Newport News, VA; father, Geoffery Burnette; sisters, Dekenra Blowe, Laporsha McPhail, Kayla Berry, Tamira Berry, Kierra Berry, Jada Burnette and Laila…...

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Dorothy O. Mays

Dorothy O. Mays passed away March 9, 2019....

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Samuel Lee Griffin

Samuel Lee Griffin passed away March 5, 2019....

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Mildred Clark

Celebrating Her Life and Legacy Mildred “Dolly” Brown Clark On Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. God dispatched an Angel to 2107 Charleston Avenue to pick a beautiful rose from His garden of Love in the person of Mildred “Dolly” Brown Clark.  Mildred was born March 20, 1951 to the proud parents of Nehemiah Brown, Jr. and Mildred W. Brown of Norfolk, Virginia.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred W. Brown,…...

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Tony A. Pope

Tony A. Pope passed away February 28, 2019....

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Wendy Mae Crew

Wendy Mae Crew passed away February 20, 2019....

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Kathy L. Brown

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 God called Kathy L. Brown home.  She was born July 12, 1958 in Newton, Mississippi, the daughter of Cleophas Moore, Sr. and Bernice Hosey Moore. She grew up in Portsmouth and attended Manor High School.  She was a member of Healing Temple Church. She was recently predeceased by her sister Ronda Moore; and brothers Gregory Moore, Cleophas Moore, Jr. and Limmie Moore. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters…...

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Joseph Alvin Pierce

I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 On  March 4, 2019 @ 3:35pm o’clock at Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth Va, our Lord and Savior in his divine wisdom dispatched an angel to bring one of his servants, Joseph Alvin Pierce from his earthly labor to his eternal reward. Joseph was born February 25, 1958 to Odell Pierce and the late Herbert Pierce Jr. of Surry…...

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Hugh Anderson, Sr.

Hugh Anderson, Sr. passed away March 5, 2019....

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