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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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Caymon A. James

Caymon Amir James was called home on July 10, 2018. Caymon was a resident of Chesapeake in his early childhood and then moved to Norfolk. He attended Chesapeake Public Schools. Caymon always kept a smile on his face or would put one on yours. He loved to debate with anyone. Caymon had goals and dreams that he was pursuing. He was employed by 2 Men and A Truck, where he enjoyed traveling state to state. Caymon was on the road to bettering himself to…...

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Melton Bynum

Melton (Coolie) Bynum was born to Roger Lee Bynum, Sr. and Fannie Bell Bynum on February 9, 1954, in Norfolk, VA. Melton was the second of nine children. Melton passed on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center.  Melton received his education in Chesapeake Public Schools system.  He worked at numerous of jobs such as, Miller Long Construction Company (Laborer) and Shipyard (Welder), Mechanic and a care-giver. Melton love helping people and…...

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Michael E. Clark

Mike Everett Clark formally of Dundalk, Maryland quietly passed away at his home surrounded by family in Norfolk, VA. He was 7o years young. Mike was a Vietnam Veteran who served with the 101st  Airborne infantry(screaming Eagle) serving his country during what was a trying time in the country. Mike did not hesitate to defend his country when he was called to duty.  He faithfully served his country with extreme honor, courage and commitment and was awarded…...

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Andrew Lee Holloway, Sr.

Andrew Lee Holloway, Sr. quietly departed this life in the comfort of his home in the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Andrew was born October 6, 1952 in Southampton County, Virginia to the late James A. Holloway and Mrs. Endie Warren Holloway. He was employed as a pipefitter at Norshipco for many years before becoming self-employed establishing Holloway’s Maintenance and Lawn Care Service in March 1997 with his wife Cecelia. Andrew along with his wife joined Mission of Deliverance C.O.G.I.C. where…...

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William McKinley Clark

William McKinley Clark passed away July 10, 2018....

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Carol Ann Johnson

Carol Ann Johnson passed away July 10, 2018....

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Juanita Jean Leavell

Juanita Jean Leavell passed away July 9, 2018...

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Chestine Blow

God opened the gates of heaven and accepted his beloved angel Chestine (Revell) Blow 75, of Norfolk, VA on Monday July 10, 2018 in the early morning at 5:30 at Sentara Norfolk General. “Tatine” as her siblings, nieces, and nephews called her, fought a good fight. She said she wanted to pass peacefully like her sister Denise Vincent did last year. GOD is awesome. He granted her wish! Peace be still! Chestine was predeceased by her mother, Mrs. Fannie Revell; brother, James…...

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Mayor William Edward Ward

William Edward Ward, peacefully departed this life Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Affectionately known as “Bill” to his many friends, colleagues, and family, was born on December 1, 1933 in Lunnenburg County to Annie Mae Ward and William Ward.  He also had a loving relationship with now deceased surrogate parents, Richard and Gladys Pettus in Keysville, VA.  Bill was a caring brother to Bernard “Joe” Ward and Samuel Ward.  He is predeceased by two brothers, Clarence…...

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Elizabeth McLean

Elizabeth McLean passed away July 7, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Berkley. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McLean; son, Robert J. McLean and granddaughter, Robin McLean. She leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters, Ella Williamson, Betty Wright and Evelyn McLean; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren....

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Johnny A. Warren, Sr.

Johnny A. Warren, Sr. departed this life on June 29, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General in Norfolk, VA. Johnny A. Warren was born on May 6, 1955 in Fort Bragg, NC to Helen Paterson and the late Johnnie Wilbert Warren. At a young age Johnny A. Warren known as (Spooler) moved to Newark, NJ where he attended South 10th Street School in Newark, NJ. He graduated from Maple Ave School in Newark then attended Weequahic High…...

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Algenia McCall

Algenia McCall passed away July 7, 2018....

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Walter Kelly, Jr.

Walter Kelly, Jr, affectionately known as Shifty, passed away peacefully at home Sunday July 8, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ann Kelly and son, Rashed (Carl Kelly) Hasan. He is survived by three sons, Walter J. Kelly (Cheryl), Eric Kelly (Stacey) of Lincoln, NE and Kenneth Kelly of Norfolk and daughter; Jeanette Kelly Johnson (Ira) of Ft. Washington, Md....

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Corey Dion Roulack

A Time to Be Born … Corey Roulack was born June 27th, 1970 in Norfolk VA to Lloyd and Pearline Roulack. On Saturday July 7, 2018 God stretched forth his hand and called home our beloved into his Kingdom of eternal rest. Corey was known as Coe or Roulack by his close friends. He answered the lord’s summon by peacefully crossing over to exemplify my Sunday has come! He was preceded in death by his…...

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Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr.

On Friday, July 6, 2018, in the late evening at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the angel of death slipped into our midst and took the soul of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr. (Joe/Biggie) was born February 2, 1936 in Martin County, North Carolina to the late Lee and Viola Wiggins. He met and married Kathleen Battle Wiggins (deceased). He leaves to cherish his memory 3 sons- Raymond Wiggins, Jr.(Rokel), Alvin…...

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Paul L. Dowtin

Paul Dowtin was born May 30, 1931 in Lawrenceville, Virginia to the late Moses and Fannie Mae Dowtin. He was a member of ILA Local 1248 from 1972-1995. He was married to Shirley Dowtin who was a devoted wife for many years. Together they had five children, Myron, Marlyn, Paul Jr, Renee and Gary Dowtin. They adopted Raymond Times, Richard Sherrod and Princess Wiggins and Paul also was a loving father to Kenisha Baker (Myron…...

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Alvin Welborn

Alvin Welborn passed away July 5, 2018....

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Linwood Selby, Jr.

Linwood Selby, Jr. passed away July 7, 2018....

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Clydia G. Spencer

Clydia G. Spencer passed away July 8, 2018....

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Audrey Mae Sanderlin

Audrey Mae Sanderlin passed away July 3, 2018....

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Thelma D. Holley

Thelma D. Holley, 74, entered into the glory of the Lord peacefully Friday, July 6, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk Hospital surrounded by her loving children. She was born October 4, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Andrew and Bernice Privott. The eldest of 9 children, Thelma accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. Mother Thelma received her formal education through the Norfolk Public School System. She loved spending time with her family and carried a deep love for…...

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Robert Gamble

Robert Gamble passed away July 4, 2018....

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Jabre J. Crosby

Jabre J. Crosby passed away June 17, 2018....

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Clara V. Goodman

Clara V. Goodman, 94, passed away on July 5, 2018. Clara was born in Chowan-Edenton, NC to the late Queen and James Dillard. She is also predeceased by her husband Leon B., Yancy. Clara is survivor by two daughters, Ella King and Geraldine Henry, grandkids: Shelia Sawyer (Spencer), Leon Henry; great-grandchildren: Tony Spencer, Sean Spencer (Maryanne Abulon), Rochelle Spencer, Richard Sawyer, Wayne Spencer (I’Shell), Shere Sawyer (Leonard McCullough), Senora Sawyer, BJ Sawyer, Kam Henry, James…...

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Henry Earl O’Neal, Jr.

Henry Earl O’Neal, Jr. passed away July 2, 2018....

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Shirley L. Griffin

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Shirley Lucille Griffin was called from her earthly life to her heavenly reward. She was born December 23, 1943 in South Mills, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Maggie and Claude Sawyer; her brother, Horace Sawyer, Sr. and daughter, Letisha Griffin. Shirley leaves to cherish her precious memory her son, LeMonte Griffin; daughter, Towanda Griffin; siblings, Mary Rountree (Johnnie) of New Haven, CT, Delsie…...

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Julius Thorne

Julius Thorne passed away July 2, 2018....

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Lula Mae May

Lula Mae May, 81, of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully passed from this life into an eternal life in Heaven on Thursday, July 05, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was surrounded with prayers and love by her three beloved children. Lula was born in Americus Georgia on December 28, 1936 to the late Jack and Johnnie Mae Cooke. She received her education in public schools of Sumter County and A.S. Staley High School. While in high school, she met the love of…...

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Michael Dale Booker

Michael Dale Booker passed away July 1, 2018....

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