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Larry Edward Smith

Larry Edward Smith was born on September 18, 1961 to the late Louis Calvin and Rosa Lee Smith in Norfolk County. Larry was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School system. His final place of employment was with Quik Crete Chesapeake, where he worked as a machine operator. Larry was a very compassionate and loving man, who always put his family first. Those who knew him appreciated his quick wit, honest feedback and warm smile. Larry loved to listen and play…...

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Jesse Bost

Jesse “Fatts” Bost, Jr., 48, a 24 year Norfolk, Virginia resident born to the late Yvonne and Jesse Bost, Sr. on April 7, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York. He was called home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on July 29, 2018. He had a beloved childhood. He attended New York Public Schools. In 1994, Jesse decided to leave Brooklyn and migrated to Norfolk, VA where he met the love of his life Jamie Green who mothered six…...

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Clarence D. McNeal, Sr.

Clarence D. McNeal, Sr. passed away July 28, 2018....

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Kenneth D. James

Kenneth D. James July 25, 2018....

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De’Jana Mone’ Leary

Jose` and Deidre were so proud when they welcomed their baby girl, De`Jana Mone` Leary on August 20, 2002. She departed this life on July 22, 2018. She was loved by everyone that knew her. Especially her mother, father, and family. De`Jana was a very happy person, always smiling about something. She was kind, loving, and an energetic person. De’Jana attended Maury High School where she was rising 11th grader. She took school seriously. Always doing her homework as soon as she got out of…...

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Nellie M. Babb

Mrs. Nellie M. Babb was born in Norfolk, VA on February 14, 1935. After battling several illnesses, she gained her heavenly wings and went to join our Lord and Savior on July 23, 2018. Nellie attended Booker T. Washington High School in 1951 where she excelled in track and field. She was a homemaker and devoted mother of 13 children. Mrs. Babb was predeceased by her husband, William H. Babb and three sons, Maurice S. Thomas, Alonzo L. Thomas and Anthony…...

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Jonathan J. Pope

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, we lost Johnathan J. Pope, a kind and wonderful gentleman, who was loved by all who knew him. Jonathan was simply an amazing young adult who enjoyed meeting people.  As a volunteer at the Endependence Center, he had a great desire to serve his community. He was a Board Member, he spoke to the Virginia Beach City Council, and he attended several meetings with our Legislative law makers in Richmond on behalf…...

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James R. McCleese

James Ronald “Tony” McCleese, Sr. was born on January 19, 1947 to the late Cora McCLeese Barnes in Norfolk, Virginia. James attended Norfolk Public Schools and later joined the US Army where he served in the Vietnam War. James was later stationed in Oakland, California where he decided to make it his home once he completed his term in the US Army. James became a full-time employee as a bus driver for AC Transit where he later retired. James Ronald “Tony”…...

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Betty R. Fuller

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 KJV Betty Ruth Fuller transitioned from this life into the eternal presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus…...

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Randolph D. Branch

Randolph D. Branch was born in Norfolk, VA on May 25, 1950 to the late Frank Sr. and Elnora Branch. He attended and graduated from Central Texas College with an associate degree in legal studies in the 1990s. In 1968, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and has been an active member of the alumni chapter since. He was an employee at the US Attorney’s Office for over 20 years and retired from the US Army after 20 years…...

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Sarah L. Roberts

Sarah L. Webster-Roberts was born March 20, 1931 in Chesterfield VA. Sarah was predeceased by her husband Mr. Levin Roberts Sr., Aunt Carrie Goins, Brother Eugene Webster and Cousin Margene Lewis. She finished her race and received her wings on July 29, 2018. For the better part of her life she worked for the family of Franklin D. Edmondson for 40 years. She influenced and impacted her family and people around her on how to live life with God’s joy and peace. Sarah…...

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James Carrrington

James Carrington passed away July 28, 2018....

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Charlene G. White

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 It is said that there are three words in the English vocabulary that are more solemn than all others. They are life, death, and eternity. Life is more solemn that death; to live is more serious than to die, the object of Christ’s death was life. A Christian’s death gives one a more abundant life.…...

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Lawrence G. Brathwaite, Jr.

Lawrence Gerard Brathwaite, Jr. Affectionately known as “Beaver”, was born on March 16, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to late Lawrence Brathwaite and Jeanette Corney. Lawrence married the love of his life Lena who predeceased him and also preceded in death his sister Diane Brathwaite and brother Dennis Brathwaite. He grew up in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York along with his brothers and sisters. Lawrence completed his general education in Brooklyn and enlisted into the United States Army…...

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Shaheem L. Rasheed

Alvin Antonio Barnes whom later became Shaheem Labeeb Rasheed was born on August 16, 1964. He departed this life to his eternal home on July 19, 2018. He is now reunited with his mother the late Jacqueline P. Barnes (Levy); his brother, Velvert Lee; grandmother, Dora Barnes; aunt Eula Walker and uncle, Antonio Barnes. He attended Norfolk Public Schools. Shaheem was a dedicated Chef, Barber and DJ. He loved music and was a great dancer and had a good eye for fashion.…...

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Corey A. Tatem

Corey A. Tatem passed away July 24, 2018....

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Kevin Thomas Harold Holmes

Kevin was called home on July 22, 2018. He fought a long battle until the Lord said, “Come and rest a little while.” Kevin was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He moved to Norfolk, VA with his grandfather the late Joseph Alfred Watson in 1989. This is where Kevin met his wife Tammy Holmes their next-door neighbor. Kevin and Tammy started a family and moved to grandy village section of Norfolk. They met many…...

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Lewis E. Walton

Lewis Earl Walton was born March 6, 1971 in Patterson, NJ. He transitioned into his new life July 7, 2018. Lewis enjoyed listening to Reggae music. Lewis was a very outgoing and loving person. Lewis loved his kids and family. He was always there for everyone. Lewis was the life of the party, he was a die-hard fan of the 49ers football team. Lewis is predeceased by his father, Earl Caldwell; brother, John Walton and sister, Pamela Walton. Lewis leaves hind…...

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Linda C. Hyman

Linda Charlotte Moore Hyman transitioned to be with our heavenly father on Friday, July, 20, 2018. Surrounded by loved ones, she peacefully left the earthly realm. Linda matriculated through the Norfolk Public School System and in second grade was tested as reading on a 7th grade level. She was an avid reader and loved to discuss current events with anyone. She retired from Retail management in 2001 and remained close friends with many of her…...

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William Henry Johnson

William Johnson was born on April 19, 1938 to the late Louvinia and James Johnson. A child of a large family he leaves behind his brothers, Larry and Ben Johnson; sisters, Katherine and Carolyn Johnson and Margaret Jones. He is predeceased by his brother David Johnson. He left home at an early age and began work as a contractor, a profession that he carried with him all throughout his life. It provided to him many skills that he would pass onto…...

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Andrew L. Corbett

Andrew L. Corbett passed away July 20, 2018....

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Rashawn M. White, Jr.

Rashawn M. White, Jr. passed away July 19, 2018....

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Vanessa L. Jordan

Vanessa L. Jordan passed away July 21, 2018....

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John Lovelace

John Lovelace Sr. affectionately know as “Johnny”, passed away peacefully at his home in Virginia Beach, surrounded by his family early Monday, July 23, 2018. John was born October 17, 1944 in Lynchburg, VA to Clyde Lovelace Sr. and Bettie Marie Lovelace. John relocated to New Jersey where he worked at St. Barnabas Hospital for 35 years before retiring. John was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Peggy Holmes, Wilma McCutchen, Cliff Lovelace, and Floyd Lovelace. John’s memory will always be cherished…...

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Carlton Lamar Goar

Carlton Lamar Goar passed away July 17, 2018.  ...

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Malverse A. Nicholson, Jr.

Malverse A. Nicholson Jr., 55, transitioned this life on July 15, 2018 with his mother at his side.  Born Oct. 8, 1962, in Norfolk, VA, he graduated from Hampton University in 1984.  He spent more than 25 years as an instructor and university administrator, having worked at Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Prince Georges (MD) Community College.  He was a certified mediation practitioner and a member of…...

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Wilbert Lee Walker

Wilbert Lee Walker passed away July 20, 2018....

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Xavier Ronail Tripp

Xavier Ronail Tripp passed away July 14, 2018....

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James M. Rogan

James M. Rogan, 82, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 1, 1935 to the late Leila Rogan. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine Rogan of 47 years; he leaves to cherish his loving and devoted daughters, Alveeta Hose and Caffie Wood and precious granddaughters Jessica, Arrington, Caressa, and Rihanna....

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Belinda Lee Coleman

Belinda Lee Smith – Coleman, “Dinky” went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by her family on her home in Norfolk, VA. Dinky was born on July 15, 1963 to James and the late Mildred Smith. A graduate of Maury High School in 1981, Dinky furthered her education by attending Commonwealth Community College in the late 80’s. Upon completing the medical assistance program, Dinky worked as a Licensed CNA for 5 years. Dinky was…...

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Dione D. Owens

Dione D. Owens passed away July 19, 2018....

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Maggie S. Smith

Maggie S. Smith passed away July 19, 2018....

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Cassandra T. Saunders

Cassandra T. Saunders passed away July 15, 2018....

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Dominique M. Gaines

Dominique Monet’ Gaines was born on December 2, 2003 and passed unexpectedly on July 15, 2018 at the age of 14. She was a native of Chesapeake, VA where she resided with her parents and siblings and attended Chesapeake Public Schools. She had recently completed her academic studies at Oscar Smith Middle School and was a rising freshman at Oscar Smith High School. Dominique is survived by her parents; Dominique Gaines of Pughsville, VA and…...

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Yvette C. Wilson

Yvette C. Wilson passed away July 17, 2018....

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Ronald Lundy

Ronald Lundy was born on December 1, 1956 to Margie Lundy and Octvue Albert Auguste in Norfolk, VA. Ronald attended Maury High School and Tidewater Community College. In 1980 he met and later married Colleen Bland, and they resided in Virginia Beach. Ron started his sales career at Checkered Flag Toyota where he learned the ropes. , and later worked for Hall Auto Group, Casey Auto Group, and Kimnach Ford.  He joined Priority Auto Group…...

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Hampton D. Pickens

Hampton D. Pickens passed away July 18, 2018....

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George Barbour, Sr.

George Barbour was born March 29, 1930 to Cicero and Annie Barbour of North Carolina and departed this life quietly to make his way to his eternal home early Tuesday morning on July 17, 2018, He received a modest education in Smithfield, North Carolina. George worked from Smithfield, North Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland, before coming to live and working in Norfolk, VA. The jobs he held were many , from working at Western Auto as a service station attendant to working at Norshipco Ship…...

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Darnell Ta’Von De’Dmon

Darnell Dedmon, born March 14, 2000, passed away at age 18, on July 11, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. He attended Granby High School and resided in Norfolk VA. Darnell came from a large family. Survivors include his parents Roshada White and Larry Dedmon; his son Kamari Wallace; his Paternal Grandparents, Larry & Joyce Dedmon and his Maternal Grandfather, Don Wells; his brothers and sisters: Donna White, Shante White, Donte…...

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Rudolph Broadnax

Rudolph Broadnax, 91, passed away on July 16, 2018. He was born on Feb. 16, 1927 to the late Henry and Flossie Broadnax. Rudolph leaves to cherish his wife Tremella B. Broadnax; daughters Dietriet Cheatham, Gloria Blunt, Delores Peters, Cynthia Goodson and Eleanor Dixon; son, Andrew Rudolph and a host of other relatives and friends....

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Evangelist Doris B. Wright

Evangelist Doris B. Wright passed away July 16, 2018....

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Antawyn Tyrell Smith

Antawyn “Twizzy” Tyrell Smith departed this life on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was born April 10, 1987 to the late Gerald Harris, Sr. and Darlene Smith-Taylor. He attended Coleman Place Elementary, Norview Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School. He worked at Cal’z Pizza and Pollard’s Chicken and then went on to be self-employed. He was predeceased by his father, Gerald Harris, Sr. and his grandfather, Robert Lee Smith, Sr. He is survived by his mother,…...

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Zahn Eric Jones, Jr.

Zahn Eric Jones Jr., often referred to as “Eric” went home to Glory on July 11, 2018. He was born April 16, 1990 in Jacksonville, NC the son of Zahn and Jane Jones. He attended Landstown High School and Thomas Nelson Community College. He was preceded in death by his father, Zahn Eric Jones Sr. He leaves behind his wife, Tawnye E. Blaser; one daughter, Alethia C. E. Jones; one brother Zachery E. Jones; four…...

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Corinne Amelia Davis Jones

Corinne Amelia Davis Jones, affectionately known to many as “Mother Jones”, was born on July 27, 1926, to Bertie W. H. Davis and Corinne Wilson Davis in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts.  She attended the Boston Public Schools, including the renowned Girls’ Latin School.  Upon her graduation in 1942 at the tender age of fifteen, she came south to Virginia to matriculate at Virginia State College, her beloved alma mater, majoring in biology, where…...

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Del-Rio Lewis

Del-Rio (Jan) Lewis, 73 of 1200 Colonial Ave. (JKT) passed away July 14, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, Prentis Collins and Willie Mae Bailey and Broady Bailey; daughter, Renetha Henry; sister, Sharon Holloway; brothers, Curtis and Anthony Bailey, Prentis Jr. and grandson, Sivad Morgan. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, William Lewis; sons, Jeffery Henry, Timothy Henry and Rodney Henry; granddaughters, Shekira Edwards, Shenika, Diamond and Tela Cooper, April and Ashley…...

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Raymond Wolfrey

Raymond Wolfrey passed away July 12, 2018....

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Gladys Elizabeth Turner

On Friday, July 13, 2018, our beloved Gladys Elizabeth Turner transitioned from this life and gained her angel wings. She was born in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1929 to the late Napoleon and Eunice Urquhart. Gladys was a product of the Hertford County Public Schools. She worked at General Electric, Naval Hospital and also for Steve Jordon. She was a former member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Preceding Gladys in death is her brother Johnnie Urquhart and sister Mabel O. Porter. Left to…...

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Corey Jones

 Corey Isiah Jones was born June 16, 1991, in Norfolk, Virginia to Crystal Franks-Jones and Floyd Terry Jones…a day that will be cherished forever.          For the first four years of Corey’s life, he lived in Barraud Park. Corey was always bigger than the kids his age and better looking too…lol. Thereafter, his family moved to Virginia Beach where he attended Betty F. Williams Elementary School, a school where he first became famous. Corey wasn’t…...

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Mamie L. Bagley

Mamie L. Bagley of Norfolk, VA born September  2, 1935 in Cofield, NC passed away July 11, 2018 in her home surrounded by family.  She is preceded by her husband, James “Duke” Bagley; 4 children Velnita Morris (Donovan); James Bagley, Jr,; Phillip O. Bagley (Karen); Carolyn J. Bagley, 3 sisters, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends....

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Alton Leonard Brown, Jr.

Alton Leonard Brown, Jr. “Bird” passed away July 12, 2018....

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