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Dorothy L. Kenion

Dorothy (Ms. Dot) Lorraine Jane Kenion slipped quietly and peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father early Thursday morning, June 7, 2018 at Sentara Hospice House, Virginia Beach. Dorothy was a long-time member of St. Paul AME church before joining Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA. Dorothy was born on October 22, 1929 in Washington County, North Carolina to the late Josephine Cleo Norman and Wilbert Howard.  Dorothy graduated from Booker T. Washington…...

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Pamela Watson

Pamela Watson passed away June 6, 2018....

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Raymond Stanley Griffin

Raymond Stanley Griffin was born on October 1, 1953 in Harlem Hospital in New York City to Norma Wilson and Raymond Griffin. Shortly after his birth he was brought to Money Point, Virginia where he was raised. He attended Oscar F. Smith High School. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Navy as a radar technician. After the Navy he returned to New York City where he attended Brooklyn College and worked at several different jobs including a transporter of luxury…...

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Armelia Ortiz

Our mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend took God’s hand and went quietly to her heavenly home on June 4, 2018.  She was greatly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Armelia Ortiz was born in New York, New York on May 20, 1929, to Julio Cambian  Martinez and Eulalia Cambian of Puerto Rico. She made her profession of faith at an early age and served as a member of the Catholic…...

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Maurice A. Hyman, Jr.

Maurice A. Hyman, Jr. passed away June 6, 2018....

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Lt. Col Lattice Askew, Jr.

Lt. Col Lattice Askew, Jr. was born on March 6, 1938 in Harrellsville, NC. He was the first born of five children to Lattice Askew Sr. and Catherine Simon Askew of Harrellsville, North Carolina. At a very young age Lattice Jr. worked on the farm with his parents who were sharecroppers to help support the family.    Lattice Jr. attended school as often as possible and graduated in 1956 from Calvin Scott (CS) Brown High School…...

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Reco Devon Hunter

On June 4, 2018, Reco Devon Hunter was called home to be with the Lord. Reco was born on July 18, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia to Franklin John Clay and the late Barbara Faye Younger. Reco was educated in the Virginia Beach School System. He attended Salem High School as well as Floyd E. Kellam High School. Reco received his G.E.D. in 2004. Reco loved to play sports and excelled in every sport he played. Reco played baseball; it wasn’t a sport he was…...

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Marcello Charon

Marcello Charon passed away June 4, 2018....

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James E. McCormick

James E. “Booney” McCormick 72 of Chesapeake, VA passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Booney was born in Nash County, North Carolina on January 25, 1946. Booney graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, VA, class of 1963. Booney was preceded in death by his parents Gus and Ora Lee McCormick and one sister, Barbara Gibson. Left to cherish his memory: wife of 41 years, Audrey Y. McCormick, his children,…...

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Wilbert Jordan, Jr.

Wilbert Jordan, Jr. passed away June 4, 2018....

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Keith Edward Lacey

On June 3, 2018, our beloved Keith Edward Lacey departed this life at Sentara Hospice Center, in Va Beach, Virginia. Keith was born on June 16, 1964, in Great Lakes, Illinois. Later his family was transferred to Norfolk, Va, where he started elementary school. As a child he enjoyed being the Boy Scouts, playing little league baseball and fishing. Once his family moved to Va Beach and he began playing football, his passion for the…...

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Joan C. Woodson

Joan Carol Woodson was born February 2, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Clarine Davis and James Davis. She peacefully passed on June 1, 2018 at Sentara Heart Hospital at Norfolk General. Joan affectionately known as Joanie received Christ early in life and was a known member of Chesapeake Christian Center. She was college educated and had a passion for entrepreneurship. She was known for being a dedicated hard worker who at an early age not only broke barriers by…...

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Leo Carr, Jr.

On Friday, June 1, 2018, our Lord and Savior called home his angel, Leo Carr, Jr. He was the oldest boy of the late Leo Carr, Sr. and Lucy Mary Carr. He was born on June 2, 1953 and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. Leo was educated in the public schools of Portsmouth, Virginia. A very strong, hardworking father, Leo worked as a construction worker (pipelayer) for over 30 years. He was employed with Gaston Brothers for 20 years, and retired in 2017.Leo…...

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David L. Sneade

David “Ronnie” Sneade was born December 2, 1953. He was son of the late James Jennings and Leanora Sneade. Surrounded by loved ones, the Lord called David home on June 4, 2018. David was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. He later began his career as the head janitor at Chesapeake City School Board. In 2012, David affectionately known as “Ronnie” became a teacher assistant at New Life Daycare. David accepted Jesus Christ as…...

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Lenora S. Dyke

Lenora S. Dyke passed away On June 2, 2018 Our mother went to be with the Lord in paradise. She was born in Trenton, New Jersey and spent most of her growing years in Vauxhall, New Jersey. She was formally married Charles I. Dyke and moved with him to Concord, VA to raise their family. She was inspired to become a nurse while working with those who were disabled. When she took her first college course…...

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Annie C. Vaughan

On May 30, 2018, the Sweet Sprit of our dear mother, grandmother; great-grandmother and great-great grandmother went to join the Savior in that home not built with hands, but whose maker and builder is God. Annie was born on May 16, 1937 in Branchville, Virginia to the late Thomas and Lubie Branch. She was first widow of the late George C. McKoy Sr. and second widow to the late Eugene Vaughan of Portsmouth Virginia. She was a member of First Baptist Taylorsville in…...

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Jean Boone

Jean was predeceased by husband, James H. Boone Sr. and first born son, James Boone, Jr. both were U.S. Veterans. She leaves to cherish her memories, sister; Mrs. Ruby Swain, Children; David Boone, Joseph Boone, Carolyn Boone, Jackie Hernandeza Boone, Joyce Scott Boone, Mary Boone, Rosetta Boone, 14 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and two special son-in-laws, Harry Scott and Drexel Blossgame....

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Sarah Ann Madison

Sarah Ann Madison, 76, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Sarah as born on May 14, 1942 in Littleton, North Carolina to the Late Henry and Maria Alston. Sarah leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Johnnie Madison; sons, Larry Madison (Dorsey) and Michael Madison; daughter, Sherri Ruff (Lorne); and step daughter, Johnnie Kaye Brown....

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David W. Hunt, Jr.

David W. Hunt, Jr. passed away June 1, 2018...

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Quentin Cole

Quentin Cole passed away June 1, 2018....

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Audrey Mae Lynn

God called one of his angels Audrey Mae Lynn home on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Audrey Mae was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Mary Alice Barnes and James Edward. Audrey Mae worked at Chesapeake Health Care for over 14 years. She was a faithful member of New Galilee Baptist Church in Chesapeake where she served as an usher for over 30 years. Audrey Mae was a friend, sister and a wonderful mother. She was always there for her children…...

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Jennifer O’Neal Afraj

Jennifer O’Neal Afraj passed away May 15, 2018....

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Norman Robert Edmunds, Sr.

Norman Robert Edmunds, Sr. was born on August 24, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the third child and second son born to Robert and Sarah Edmunds. He often spoke of his childhood and the fondness he had of being raised in the Lindenwood section of Norfolk where he played with his siblings, worked in the family garden, walked to school, worked as an usher at the movie theatre, and knew all the neighbors. He…...

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Samantha E. Daniels

Samantha Emetrann Daniels answered God’s call on May 30, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 9, 1967 to the late James Charles Daniels and Allene Brice. Samantha was blessed with two children who she loved dearly. Samantha spent her early childhood years in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She attended Green Run High School and a fashion academy. Samantha enjoyed creating new fashion designs and spending time with her children. She…...

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Gary E. Etheridge

Gary E. Etheridge passed away May 29, 2018....

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Joan B. Jones

Joan B. Jones passed away May 28, 2018....

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Laura W. Hollowell

Laura W. Hollowell passed away May 26, 2018....

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Yvette Coleman Chavis

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, our Lord and Savior called home his angel Yvette Coleman Chavis.  The youngest child of the late George and Mildred Coleman, Sr., she was born on November 11, 1952 and raised in the Lambert’s Point section of Norfolk, Va. A natural caregiver, Yvette worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at DePaul Hospital for 30 years.  Not one to ever meet a stranger and a caring spirit as one would ever…...

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Linda Ann McDaniels

Linda Ann McDaniels passed away May 28, 2018....

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Cain Tom Hill

Cain Tom Hill passed away May 25, 2018....

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Gary Bynum, Sr.

On Thursday May 24th Gary Bynum Sr. was called home to rest.  Loved and respected, he will be missed by both his family and community. Gary Sr. is remembered as being full of life, a solid rock of his convictions, and as support to anyone who needed it. He exemplified what a man was, and how they acted. He leaves behind a wife, Gail, a son, Gary Jr.,  two sisters Brenda and Anna, a host…...

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Bessie B. Bonney

Our loved one, Bessie B. Bonney was adorned with her wings on May 28, 2018.  Bessie was a native of Norfolk, VA but resided in VA Beach, VA for many years.  She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School after which she pursued her B.A. degree in Sociology at Norfolk State University.  Bessie served in the United States Army and retired as a Supervisor from the United States Postal Service where she worked…...

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Wallace Kirkland Freeman

Wallace Kirkland Freeman, 57, was called home to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  He was born on December 26, 1960 in Norfolk, VA to Willie and Mary Freeman.  He graduated from Louis D. Brandeis High School in New York City.  He was recognized in the 1977-1978 edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students and received the New York Regent’s Scholarship to City College for medicine.  Wallace served his country as…...

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Annette J. Cross

On Friday, May 25, 2018, God called our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Annette J. Cross into His loving care. Annette was born September 10, 1950 to the late Mr. James E. James, Sr. & Mrs. Cora L. James, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. She was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools and graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education. Annette accepted Christ at an early age while attending New Mt. Olive Baptist Church in…...

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Ruby L. Sparrow

Ruby L. Sparrow passed away May 26, 2018....

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Charlie Beamon, Jr.

Charlie Beamon, Jr. affectionately known as “Brother” was the oldest Son of his eight siblings born on January 25, 1935 in Sunbury, NC to the Late Charlie and Bessie Norman Beamon. God reached his hands out for him on May 25, 2018 and he departed this life relieving his pain and suffering. He was 84 years old. “Brother” was a member of St John AME Zion Church in Sunbury, NC. He grew up working on…...

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Marie Alice Miller

Marie Alice Miller was born on May 4, 1921 in Lucy, Louisiana to the union of the late Nelson Meadoux and Louise Sorapuru Meadoux. Mrs. Miller was married 39 years to the late Dolphus Miller. As a loving and caring homemaker, Mrs. Miller raised two loving daughters in Weldon, North Carolina, and dedicated her life to the caring of family, siblings, and friends. When she moved to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Marie brought and spread that same joy, love, and compassion to her…...

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Zilphia Shamane Hawkins

Zilphia Shamane Hawkins affectionately called “Juicey” was born March 8, 1975 to Janice Dean and James Dean. Zilphia was a mother to many, friend to everyone and a stranger to no one. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother and father, Janice and James; her sister, Carnesia Dean and brother, Andra Dean. He was predeceased by her brother, James Dean. She also leaves her loving and supportive husband, Robert Hawkins and 10 children, Laking…...

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Willis W. Hunter, Jr.

Willis Wyndell Hunter, Jr. was born in Winfall, NC on April 12, 1973. He was the son of Willis Wyndell and Laura Hunter.   Junior was married to his best friend and biggest supporter, Veronica Williams-Hunter.  He departed this life May 21, 2018. He was blessed with three beautiful children. Junior joined Bethel Abundant Love Ministry in 2008 and also fellowshipped with Mt Sinai at an early age. Jae was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland…...

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George Lee Hinton, III

George Lee Hinton, III passed away May 20, 2018....

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John Edward Tarboro, Jr.

John Edward Tarboro, Jr. passed away May 21, 2018....

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Tonya R. Lilienthal

Tonya Ray Lilienthal, 51, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2018 surrounded by her family. Tonya was born on May 25, 1966 to the late Ray and Joann Harrington. Tonya was most happy being around her loving family and friends and singing Karaoke.  She is survived by her husband Steven Lilienthal; brother, Jim Murphy; sister, Tammy Ginn; 2 sons, Tommy Korzeniowski and Andy Murph (Trevor); 2 step sons, Steven and Seth…...

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Vanyetta N. Hogan

Vanyetta N. Hogan passed away May 18, 2018....

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Catherine W. Gordon

Catherine W. Gordon, 79, went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2018 with family by her side.  She was retired as a self-employed business owner, Gordon’s Interior, where she designed custom drapes for many dignitaries and churches in the local area for years.  Catherine was the Assistant Pastor at Jesus Church of Deliverance and Overseer of several ministries for 38 years.   She is predeceased by her parents, Robert Lee and Otelia Lorraine…...

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Bishop Rudolph Colander

Bishop Rudolph Colander passed away May 21, 2018....

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Delores B. Selby

Delores Brown Selby was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 20, 1943 to the late Roy and Elizabeth Melvin.   She raised her children in Tidewater Gardens and Huntersville. She worked for Peoples Drug Store as a cook and in Be-Lo and Fresh Pride as a cashier and front desk manager before retiring.   Momma was very proud of the daughters she successfully raised as a single mother. She was also a doting grandmother to her…...

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Tammy B. Williams

Tammy age 54, of Norfolk, VA peacefully departed this world on May 21, 2018. Tammy born July 22, 1963 in Norfolk, VA. Mother, Ola Pickette and predeceased by her father Robert Lee Spruill; brothers, Henry Williams, Ronnie Lee Williams and a beautiful granddaughter, Naderea Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved fiance’ of 25 years, Melvin Miller; three daughters, Tonya Williams, Dashonda Williams and Tornetta Williams; two sons, Tony Williams and stepson, Melvin Davis. Tammy shared her…...

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Elvin Randolph Sampson

Elvin Randolph Sampson, 33, of Mechanicsville VA passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA.  He was born November 4, 1984 in Currituck County to James A. Sampson Jr. and Beverly W. Sampson.  Elvin, also known to family and friends as “Randy” was the youngest child of five siblings.  He was raised in a strong Christian home and he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. The…...

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Michael K. Newsome

On Wednesday May 16, 2018 beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, and Friend unexpectedly passed away at the age of 56 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Michael was born in Portsmouth VA to James Thomas Wilder and Shirley Newsome. He was a member of In Spirit And IN Truth Church. Michael loved serving God, singing, helping others, and being with family and friends. He was a long-time member of the Gospel Quartet…...

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Harry L. Jackson

Harry Lee Jackson, 73, of Norfolk, VA was born on December 31, 1944 an enter the gates of heaven on May 19th, 2018. Harry was loving father, brother, uncle and son. He was a die hard Cowboy fan that loved seafood and just enjoying life. On May 19th, 2018, Harry Jackson was called home to join his parents, Bernard Jackson Sr. and Irene Jackson. His brother, Bernard Jackson Jr.; his sister, Shirley Callender and a loved one, Robin Pembleton. He…...

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