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Pearl Lyons

Pearl Lyons passed away April 12, 2019....

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Elder James Anthony

Elder James Anthony “I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2 Elder James Anthony peacefully transitioned to glory on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded by family in his home.  Elder Anthony was known as a humble, quiet, praying man, and he trusted God to the end. James Anthony was born November 29, 1931, the “knee baby”, one…...

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Kenneth Emil Sallee

Kenneth “Kenny” Sallee passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Kenneth worked in various positions in the construction field inclusive of welding, carpentry and brick masonry for over 20 years.  He was educated in Portsmouth School System. Kenneth was a member of the Usher Ministry at Holy Way Temple of Faith, Rev. Dr. Harvey C. Thomas is the Pastor.  He was predeceased by father, Eugene Sallee; two…...

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Sam E. Davidson, Jr. “Peter”

Sam E. Davidson, Jr. “Peter” passed away April 20, 2019....

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Denise D. Hayes

Denise D. Hayes passed away April 21, 2019....

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Dr. Rodolfo Cejas-Rosas

Dr. Rodolfo Cejas-Rosas (known to many as simply Dr. Cejas) passed away at age 90 on April 20, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on August 27, 1928 to the late Susanna and Salvador Cejas in Havana Cuba, the third son in a family of four children. After receiving his medical degree at La Universidad Superior de Ciencias Medicas in Havana, he emigrated to New York City where, in 1958, he completed his…...

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Ben Lloyd Cuffee

Ben Lloyd Cuffee passed away April 20, 2019....

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Thomas Lee Parker “Guitar Tommy”

Thomas Lee Parker “Guitar Tommy” passed away April 17, 2019....

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Vernice Rodgers

Vernice Rodgers passed away April 18, 2019....

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Mary J. McCullough

Mary J. McCullough passed away April 18, 2019....

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Willie Mae Hammonds

She was born on May 18, 1948 in Sumter, S.C. to the late Willie Smith and Vonzola White. In 1970 she married Leon Hammonds. She was educated in the Portsmouth School System and a graduate of I. C. Norcom High School Class of 1966. Their union brought a son Steven (deceased). She professed Christ thru Nobel Street Church at an early age. She was a member New Mt. Vernon and later Miracle of Faith Baptist…...

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Esther Marie Callier Knight

Deaconess Esther Marie Callier Knight (Queen Esther) passed away peacefully from this life early Good Friday morning April 19th. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. Esther was born on September 10, 1928 to Irvin and Zoraty Williams in Norfolk, VA. Esther received her formal education through Norfolk Public Schools and received her RN certification. Esther possessed a sweet spirit of elegance and known…...

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Melvin Riddick

Melvin Riddick passed away April 6, 2019....

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Chryle Ann Sykes

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, our dear loved one went home to be with the Lord. Chryle Ann Sykes was born December 13, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late, Judge T. Eliston Overby, Jr., and Vivian S. Overby. Chryle was affectionately known as “Sunshine” as she brought so much joy into the lives of others. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and took courses at Kee Business College. Over the years, Chryle worked in sales…...

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Matthew Michael Nelson

Matthew Michael Nelson passed away April 17, 2019....

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Elijah Michael Angelo Rivera

Elijah Michael Angelo Rivera passed away April 15, 2019....

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James Owens

Mr. James Owens entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va. He was born April 1, 1942 in Sumter South Carolina to the late Mr. Daniel Sr. and Mrs. Katie Owens. James was united in wedlock to the late Latuishia Anne Owens of  Blandenboro, North Carolina after the two met in Brooklyn, New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, siblings Robbie Mayzick Hodge and Daniel…...

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Mickie S. Flynn

Mickie Flynn, 49, was a great and wonderful mother, she leaves behind 4 sons, 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren. She was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She was the daughter of Hugh Hill and Lynn Flynn. Mickie was a sharing and caring person. She opened her door to anyone who needed help. She would clothe you and feed anyone who was hungry. She loved her dog “Cookie” so much. It’s sad she had to…...

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Thaddeous Charles Funches

Thaddeous Charles Funches was born on April 11, 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi to the late Eddie and Mary F. Gray Funches . Thaddeous relocated to Portsmouth, VA at the age of 8 years old and attended Portsmouth Public School earning a high school diploma from Manor High School in 1980. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1986. He earned numerous local and overseas Army ribbons and also a medal of good conduct. He…...

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Johnnie Olenton Farmer

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NKJV On Saturday, April 6, God who is The Great I AM and knows the end before the beginning called home his beloved son,  Johnnie Olenton Farmer, whom we lovingly called JJ. He was born January 7, 1974 in Norfolk,…...

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Gloria Truemella Watson

Gloria Truemella Watson passed away April 14, 2019....

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Silas Nathaniel Harris

Silas Nathaniel Harris passed away April 12, 2019....

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Unique Zynah Taylor

Unique, our baby, our little princess is what we called her. She was loveable, funny and just full of life. These are just some of the things that come to mind when we think of our baby and at only a year and a half she had so much personality. If you knew her, then you would know that she was a fighter since day one…and to know her was to love her. But our…...

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Emma Maria Serena Smith

On April 12, 2019, Emma Marie Smith (Sister) slipped peacefully into eternal rest. She was born in Hickory, VA to the late Dennis and Pinky Smith. She attended Lott Cary Elementary School and Jacox Jr. High; she also attended Booker T. Washington High School. Emma graduated from the STOP organization nursing program of Norfolk, VA. After graduating she was employed at Lake Taylor Hospital where she enjoyed nursing. She also enjoyed pulling baby teeth and…...

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Sandy Jarrod Potter

“35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,…...

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Benson K. Adetimehin

Benson K. Adetimehin passed away December 24, 2018....

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Beulah Y. Brown

Beulah “Yvonne” Brickhouse Brown entered eternal rest into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her home in Norfolk, VA. She was born on September 4, 1952 in Norfolk, VA to the late Elder Shellie L. White, Jr. and Evangelist Martha A. Wynn White. Beulah accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a very early age and never took her hands off of the plow. God anointed…...

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Dorothy Marie Green

Dorothy Marie Green (DOT) suddenly departed this life and entered a life of eternal peace with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 52. She was born on April 12, 1966 to the late James and Gloria Knight in Norfolk, Virginia. Dorothy was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. She worked at Professional Hospitality Resources, Inc. for nine years. Upon her departure, she worked at Children’s King Daughter Hospital…...

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Thomas Carrington

Thomas Carrington was born to the late Earl Rawls Sr. and Catherine Carrington in Norfolk, VA on May 30, 1955. Thomas attended Maury High School and was raised in the Lamberts Point section of Norfolk, VA. He worked and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. He enjoyed singing to Brenda and watching sports. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Howls Rawls, his brothers, Bennie Carrington and Earl Rawls, Jr. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory; his…...

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DaQuan Deont’e Leary

DaQuan Deont’e Leary passed away April 11, 2019....

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ZaKai Jordyn Allison

BABY ZAKAI JORDYN ALLISON FEBRUARY 13, 2019 – APRIL 7, 2019 “Dearest baby, please know that one of our greatest blessing was having you.” Heaven’s gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord. Zakai came into this world too soon and was taken just as soon. He is survived by his parents; Tiffany Robinson & Antwon Allison; brothers,  Ze’yon, Zymire and Zahree Allison; sisters,  Zhaylee and Zaphariah Allison; maternal grandparents, Maurice…...

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Ruby Lee Jenkins

Ruby Lee Jenkins passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 at Maryview Nursing Care Center. She leaves to cherish her precious memories sisters, Marion Winfield and Carrie Clark; brothers, Wilbert Elliott and Roland Elliott and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends....

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Ida M. Barfield

Ida M. Barfield passed away April 8, 2019....

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Clinton Lee Caffee

Clinton Lee Caffee passed away April 8, 2019....

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Betty Ann Brown

Betty Ann Brown was born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 21, 1940 to the late Willie Mae and Taswell Bright. She graduated from James Solomon Russell High School in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked at Commonwealth Assistant Living Community for over 20 years. While working there she displayed her peaceful, nurturing personality, which caused her to be greatly cherished by her residents and co-workers. Due to her hardworking…...

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Tracie L. Gibson

Tracie Louise Gibson, of Chesapeake, VA was born in Oakland, California on June 5, 1962 to Marva L. Clay and Nelson Cage II (deceased).  She graduated from McClymonds High School and resided in California until she relocated to Virginia in 1988, where she accepted Christ at Tabernacle of Prayer for All People in Norfolk.   She worked for a brief period of time at Conforma Laboratories in Norfolk, and in 1998 she became employed by Tricare…...

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Jerome G. Silver

Jerome G. Silver passed away April 4, 2019....

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Qunitin M. Lucas

Qunitin M. Lucas passed away April 8, 2019....

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Myron E. Owens

Myron departed his life on April 6, 2019 quietly.  He was born on April 25, 1967 to Johnny and Annette Owens, in Norfolk, VA. Deciding to dedicate his life to Christ on October 21, 2012t, he joined New Beginnings Christian Ministry where he was baptized and assisted with the music ministry.  Myron truly loved the Lord.         He attended both Norview and Maury High School.  He was former employed with Sentara Health Systems, and…...

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Margaret R. Wade

Mrs. Wade passed on April 5, 2019 at the age of 99 years old. She worked as a Federal Servant at the Naval Base and retired after 25 years of faithful service. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Wade, a World War II veteran, one sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her loving caregiver, Earlina Parker, who she loved as a daughter, a host of nieces, nephews, and a great-niece, and countless…...

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Anselmo A. Laureta, Jr.

Anselmo Apelado Laureta, Jr. born October 4, 1928 in Lupao Nuevo Ecija, Philippines to Anselmo Orofino Laureta, Sr. and Felipa B. Apelado. He is also predeceased by his loving wife, Nieves S. Laureta; brother Leon A. Laureta; daughters, Carol L. Calamanan and Gemma. He is survived by his children, Alexander, Jessica L. Quiling, Roberto, Oswaldo, Eleazar, Yolanda Laureta-Pae, Heraldine L. Lina Ermalee L. Cruz and Mayline L. Basilio. He finished Primary School at Lupao Elementary School,…...

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Sinclair Simon

Sinclair Simon passed away April 2, 2019....

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Richard L. Cotton, Jr.

On Monday April 1, 2019 the Lord sent his angels to bring Richard Leon Cotton Jr. (53 years of age) home to be with his Heavenly Father. Richard, also known as COTTON, was born on January 28, 1966 in Portsmouth Va. to Richard Cotton Sr. & Carolyn Cotton. Cotton was joined in Matrimony to Tabitha L. Cotton on August 2, 2016. Cotton attended Cradock High School, and was on the wrestling and Football team. Cotton…...

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Michael Maurice McGregor

Michael Maurice McGregor passed away March 29, 2019....

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Joan McRae

Joan McRae was born on March 21, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Hester McRae. She was educated in the Brooklyn public school system and attended Clara Barton High School. While in New York she worked for the ATF, McMillian Publishing Company and Colgate in Manhattan, NY as an executive secretary. Upon moving to Florida, she began working as an executive secretary for ex-football player, Kellun Winslow at Disney World. She loved…...

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Ki’Zayiah Ilani Perrin

Ki’Zayiah Ilani Perrin passed away March 29, 2019....

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Ethel Lee Covington

In the dawn of Sunday, March 31, 2019, the earth angel, Ethel Lee Covington transitioned to be with the Lord. She passed peacefully on her knees as if she was kneeling in prayer whenshe was called home proof of her connection and commitment to the Lord even in her final moments. A devoted wife, mother and Grandmother, Ethel Lee’s pride and joy were her family. Ethel was a native of Sussex County, Virginia, the daughter…...

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Joseph Collins, Jr.

On the evening of April 1, 2019 our beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Deacon Joseph Collins, Jr., transitioned to his heavenly home. He was born to the late Joseph Collins Sr. and Gladys Collins on December 28, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Bertha Brown and brother, Warren T. Collins, Sr. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington…...

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Dr. James O. Willie

Dr. James Oliver Willie peacefully departed his earthly home on March 29, 2019. His life’s journey began January 31, 1924 in Jones County, North Carolina (NC) to the late James O. Willie and Beulah Barber Willie. His elementary education began at Johnson County Training School in Smithfield, NC. While growing up in Smithfield, NC., a local doctor, Dr. C. W. Furlong and two teachers in his high school, Marcellus Miller and John Winstead were the…...

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Carolyn Virginia Deloatch

Carolyn V. DeLoatch went home to be the with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 72. She was born on January 12, 1947 to the late Charlie and Virginia Spencer. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High (Class of 1964), Norfolk, Virginia. Carolyn was a member at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia and previously served on the Senior Usher Board. She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.…...

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