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Cassandra Aline Lucas

Cassandra Aline Lucas passed away June 27, 2022....

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Stephen Hazer

Stephen Hazer passed away June 24, 2022....

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Nathaniel Butler, Jr.

Nathaniel Butler Jr. departed this Earth on June 24, 2022. Nathaniel was born to Geraldine and Nathaniel Butler on September 30, 1965. He grew up in the Berkley area of Norfolk and graduated from Lake Taylor High. After graduating, he went on to work at the shipyard and worked his way up to a career as a shipfitter. He was known as one of the best shipfitters in the area and spent most of his…...

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James Wilson Peeples

James (Pete) Peeples, the son of the late Bettie and Vernell Peeples Sr.,  departed his life on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Lake Taylor Hospital, Norfolk, VA. He was born in Franklin, VA on August 3, 1940. He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He retired from Norfolk State University after 35 years as a Police Officer. He was a wonderful husband to his wife Barbara and a wonderful father to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.…...

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Theodore Roosevelt White

Theodore Roosevelt White affectionately known as “Cosmo” was born on March 20, 1941, to the late Theodore and Christine White.  On June 24, 2022, he departed this life to be with the Lord. Cosmo was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia where he received his education from the Portsmouth Public School System.  He later joined the United States Army where he spent two years in active service.  Not quite fulfilled, he pursued a forty-two year career…...

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Evelyn Hicks

Evelyn Hicks passed away June 22, 2022....

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Willie A. Ricks, Sr.

He answered the Lords call on Wednesday June 22nd @ Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was Pre-deceased by his mother and father, Samuel Ricks Sr. and Mildred Ricks. Also, his daughter, Nicole Ricks, son, Ahnad Ricks, brother, Samuel Ricks Jr. and sister, Adrisa Gaylord. He retired from Goodyear as the #1 Tire Builder where he worked for 25 years. He was a veteran in Vietnam where he earned a Purple heart badge, Silver star badge,…...

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Antonio Jermaine Beekman

Antonio Jermaine Beekman passed away June 21, 2022....

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Joseph Edward Barnes

Joseph Edward Barnes, 91, of Portsmouth, VA, died June 22, in his home.  He was born on September 2, 1930, to Paul and Mary Barnes in Portsmouth, Virginia. Joseph attended I. C. Norcom High School where he played basketball from 1947-1948. He worked as a shoe shiner after high school. He worked summers at Dixie Jutt and painted for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. After which he worked at General Electric Television where he painted for…...

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Evelyn Beatrice “Bea” Saunders Nicholes

Mrs. Evelyn Beatrice “Bea” Saunders Nicholes slipped quietly into her eternal rest on June 21, 2022 in her home. Bea was born January 27, 1936 in Norfolk County, now Chesapeake, VA to the late Willie and Cherry Saunders. She joined New Light Baptist church at a young age where she served as an usher and a missionary. In recent years, she became a faithful member of Greater Bethel A. M.E. Church. While attending Greater Bethel…...

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Johnnie D. Falls

Johnnie Dean Falls (Bo Dean) age 80 departed this life peacefully on June 22, 2022 at his home in Suffolk, VA, which he loved very much. Born in Gaffney SC, Johnnie was the son of Ira Woodro Falls and Etheleen Falls. Johnnie is preceded in death by his mother and father Ira and Etheleen Falls, sister Jacklyn Ann Falls, brothers Ira Woodro Falls II and Larry Alfred Falls, and son John Reginald Falls. His parents…...

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Fannie P. Tuck

Fannie P. Tuck passed away June 23, 2022....

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Robert Lockhart

Robert Lockhart Jr. was born on July 30,1958 to the late Vivian Lockhart and Robert Lockhart Sr. in Norfolk, VA. Robert was called home to be with the Lord on June 18,2022 in Norfolk, VA after a lengthy illness. Robert attended Norfolk Public Schools. Robert was a person that was loved by his family and friends. Robert would do anything he could do for either his family or friends. Robert was the fourth of 8…...

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Ronald Eugene Smith

Ronald Eugene Smith passed away June 21, 2022....

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Jataviyon Marquez Hawkins

Jataviyon  Hawkins, 19, was born August 2, 2002.  He resided in Norfolk, VA where he grew up from a playful baby to a handsome young man.  In Jataviyon’s early years, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.  Despite his condition, this did not hinder him from growing, smiling and pulling on the nearest person closest to him so that he could play.  We were told by doctors that he would only be with us for a…...

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Eunice Wilamena Hall

Eunice Wilamena Hall affectionately known as “Mama Hall” was born on May 4, 1923 to the late Walter and Pearl Copeland. In His infinite wisdom, God our Father, stretched out His hand and called His beautiful angel home to her eternal resting place on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Walter Jr. and Lawrence. She was married to the late Alfred Hall. Eunice was raised in the…...

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Bennie Moody

Mr. Bennie Moody transitioned to eternal rest and peace on June 23, 2022....

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Da’Myrian Jacob “DJ” Dural

Da’Myrian Jacob Dural, affectionately known as, “DJ”, transitioned into eternal rest and peace on June 9, 2022....

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Kenneth Roy Watts

Kenneth Roy Watts passed away June 19, 2022....

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Brenda Joyce Warren

On June 13, 2022, Brenda Joyce Warren, 67, peacefully transitioned from this world into God’s welcoming arms.  Brenda retired from the Suffolk Department of Social Services. She was a member of Twine Memorial Holy Temple, where she faithfully served as a Deaconess, Usher Board, Hospitality, Food Pantry, Pastor’s Aid, Finance Department, Sunday School and Bible Study. Brenda was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. Brenda has joined her late husband, Larry Warren; 3 sisters…...

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Eleanor E. Jones

Eleanor E. Jones passed away June 20, 2022....

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Marion L. Watson

Marion L. Watson passed away June 17, 2022....

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Stanley Patterson

On June 18, 2022 our beloved Stanley Patterson departed this Earth at the age of 62. He was born July 3, 1959 to Jesse and Rosa Patterson in Norfolk, Virginia. Stanley attended Indian River High School and the United States JobCorp. He grew up in church under the leadership of Pastor Ethel Ross and later Overseer Pastor Rosa Patterson. He loved listening to gospel music, especially Quartet music. He sometimes sung with the church choir…...

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Timika Cornelius Howell

Timika Cornelius Howell passed away June 20, 2022....

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Myrtle Esmeralda Weston

Myrtle Esmeralda Weston passed away June 19, 2022....

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John Edward Gregory

John Edward Gregory passed away June 17, 2022....

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Percy Cornelius Jones, Sr.

Percy Cornelius Jones was born on August 6, 1922, in Newport News, Virginia to the late Norman and Mattie L. Jones. Percy went home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2022. His parents moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1928 where he attended John T. West Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School. Percy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary J. Jones, four siblings; Willie, Herbert, Lena, and Annette; his granddaughter,…...

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Leroy Smith, Jr.

Leroy Smith, Jr. passed away June 17, 2022....

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Kennith (Kenny) Darryl Walker

On Monday, June 13, 2022, Kennith “Kenny” Darryl Walker (also affectionally called KD, Walkman-1, and Pretty Kenny), suddenly and unexpectedly began his spiritual journey and transitioned to be with the Lord. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, great uncle and great-great uncle. He was the fourth child born to Willie O. Walker, Sr. and the late Gloria Mae Benton Walker on August 10, 1959, in Portsmouth, VA.  Kenny loved the Lord and attended Third…...

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Barbara J. Watson

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 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 4:6-8 On Friday,…...

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Celester Wright

Mr. Celester “CW” Wright, of Portsmouth, Virginia was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.He was born March 13, 1959, in Greenwood, South Carolina to the late James and Marie Gilbert. Celester attended Greenwood High School, Greenwood, South Carolina. Upon completion of high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, August 1979. He was a highly decorated Marine veteran; among those awards were, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 3 Stars, Meritorious…...

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Shaquise Lenay Crandall

Shaquise Lenay Crandall passed away June 13, 2022....

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Jennie Bessie Brown

Mrs. Jennie Bessie Brown was born November 29, 1929, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to the late Ada Harrison Burgess and Charlie Harrison.  She went home to be with her Heavenly Father on June 17, 2022. Jennie graduated from McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina on May 23, 1950.  She went on to marry Mr. Gilliam “Buddy” Brown on November 19, 1950.  They moved to Norfolk, VA where she remained until her return to…...

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Ethel Ouressa Simmons

Ethel Ouressa Simmons passed away June 13, 2022....

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John T. Arnold

John T. Arnold passed away June 16, 2022....

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Ethel Gregory

Ethel Virginia Gregory, affectionately known as “Mother” and “Nana”, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world quietly on June 13, 2022, at the age of 95. Ethel was born to the late David Fagan and Harriet Jones on July 12, 1926 in Camden, NC. Ethel met her husband, the late Claude Gregory, and together they had 11 children: Ethel Faye Sutton, William Gregory (preceded in death), Claude Gregory (preceded…...

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Cynthia Jane Pine

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cynthia was known as Cease to friends and family. She delighted in intellectual pursuits and using her hands to create crafted artwork, often with complex patterns and textures, in materials such as fabric, fiber, metal and glass. She had a lifelong passion for sewing and took up quilting with gusto. She was accomplished in cross-stitch and knitting. Later in life, she took up stained glass and basket weaving. Cease…...

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Fannie Pearl Rainey

Born to the late: Mamie Ruth Streeter James Sherman Sullivan Hobbies: Pearl enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed hosting family gathering pearl also took great pride in donating and supporting in charities such as; St. Jude hospital and her local community. She was also known to be a long time candy lady and just an overall pleasure to be around. Relatives and Loved Ones: Preceded in death by a loving…...

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Ronnie Rosewell Slade

Ronnie Rosewell Slade passed away June 12, 2022....

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Iva Diane Skeeter

Iva Diane Skeeter passed away June 13, 2022....

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James Ellis Williams, Sr.

James Ellis Williams, Sr. passed away June 11, 2022....

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Quanyae D. Owens-Person

Quanyae D. Owens-Person passed away June 8, 2022....

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Arlethia L. Sharpe

Arlethia L. Sharpe passed away June 13, 2022....

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Ronald Mickens King, Jr.

Ronald Mickens King, Jr. passed away June 9, 2022....

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Betsy Ellisa Thomas

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Betsy Ellisa Thomas passed away in the presence of loved ones and into the realm of everlasting peace at the age of 61. Betsy was born on September 9, 1960, in Norfolk, VA, to Stanley Thomas Sr. and Bessie Thomas. Betsy’s father, Stanley Thomas Sr., and her nephew Demetric L. Coleman predeceased in her death.   Betsy was a proud graduate of Indian River High School, a graduate from Tidewater…...

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Elmer Lee Norman

Elmer Lee Norman was born August 27, 1937 in Roper, NC to the late Rum and Estell Norman. Known as “Elmo” by family and friends, he was employed by Mary Jane Bakery and Flowers Bakery for many many years before retiring.   He was predeceased by his wife Cora Lee Norman and brother William Harold Norman. He leaves to cherish his memory; two brothers Jimmy and Johnny Norman; two sisters Corinthia Alexander and Stella Norman;…...

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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore passed away June 9, 2022....

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Patrick T. Jones

Patrick was born on September, 13 1973 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Starting at the age of 12 he was embraced and nurtured by Pastors Andrew and Elizabeth Moore accepting their love in their home as one of their own children. He attended Chesapeake Public Schools and graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1992.  In 2003, Patrick became a charter member of New Life Outreach Center and enjoyed attending services. He was a hard worker and…...

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Richard Keeling, Jr.

Richard Keeling, Jr. passed away June 7, 2022....

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Raymond Dudley Griffin

Raymond Dudley Griffin passed away June 11, 2022....

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