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Fred Lee Riddick, Jr.

Fred Lee Riddick, Jr. passed away on OctoFred Lee Riddick Jr. entered into eternal rest on October 29, 2019 at the age of 68. Fred was a very cool dude, who played by his own rules. He enjoyed riding his bike with his beloved wife,Laverne. Watching his Pittsburg Steelers play football as well as his Western movies. Fred was educated in Portsmouth City Schools and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School, class of 1970. Fred…...

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Larry Anthony Davis

Larry Anthony Davis passed away on October 24, 2019....

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Cecilia Otelia Parker

Cecilia Otelia Parker passed away on October 25, 2019....

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Clarence Lee Poole, Jr.

Our beloved Brother, Uncle and friend Clarence Lee Poole Jr. “Sunny” went home with the Lord on Oct.29, 2019. He was born Sept. 3 1936 in Princess Anne County.(Va.) He’s the son of the late Elder Clarence Lee Poole Sr and Ella Goodman Poole. Clarence was employed by the City of Va. Beach in his early years. He also, worked with Greenwood Garden Services for 38 yrs. until he retired in 2002. He was a member of pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He…...

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Betty Jackson Lee

“Our Beloved Betty” On October 27, 2019 Betty Jackson Lee heard the words of her Lord and Savior, “Well done thy good and faithful servant, enter in and take your rest.” A Time to Be Born – Betty’s earthly journey began in Birmingham, Alabama on February 28, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Clifton Estelle and Lucile Jackson. A Time to Learn- Betty was educated in the private school system. She completed her post…...

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Leonard E. Sivells

During the morning of October 27, 2019, Leonard Eugene Sivells slipped away quietly at home to rest in eternal peace.  He was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and was born on June 14, 1969 to the late Larenda Sivells. Leonard graduated in 1987 from I.C. Norcom High School, in Portsmouth, Virginia and did further study at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school as an Ammunition and…...

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Lillie Mae Cox

Our Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, affectionately known as “Lil”, was called home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2019. Lillie Mae was the daughter of the late Willie Foreman & Mary Moye Foreman. She was a native of Greenville, NC, and made a home in Norfolk Virginia, before going to New York in 1958 to pursue a career with the Health and Hospitals Corporation, Queens Hospital. In 1967 she married her late…...

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Ke’Ziah Blessyn Towns

Ke’Ziah Blessyn Towns passed away on October 24, 2019....

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Arli Sullemunn, Jr.

Arli Sullemunn Jr. was born August 16, 1948 to the late Arli Sullemunn Sr. and Odessa Norman. Arli and his siblings Omar, Sharefah, Khalel (who has passed), Allat and Manat were born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. The family was affiliated with the Jewish faith and attended synagogues on a regular basis. At the age of 18 he was drafted into the army and sent to fight in the war…...

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Ishmel Rogers, Jr.

Ishmel Rogers, Jr. passed away on October 27, 2019....

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Geraldine E. Arps

CELEBRATION OF LIFE Our beloved Junior Matriarch, Geraldine Elizabeth Arps, born March 29, 1937 to the late Wesley Lee, Sr. and Geraldine Sneed, transitioned to her Eternal Estate, on October 26, 2019. She was predeceased by her late husband, Linwood Arps, eldest daughter: Linda McCloud, grandsons: Fred Lee and Myquan McCloud. GERALDINE “MS. BOOTSIE” ARPS was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, and dear friend. Formerly, she was employed by J. H.…...

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Lester Johnson

John 3:16 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Lester Johnson, age 73, was called home to be with the Lord, with his loving family by his bedside, on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He attended Norfolk Public Schools as a student, and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He was a retired Operations…...

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Annie C. Dunbar

Mrs. Annie Corbett Dunbar, age 70, went to her heavenly home on, Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She was born on August 4, 1949 to Margaret Young and Jasper Corbett in Portsmouth, VA. She worked as a CNA for many years in the area of nursing and in home care. She was also a cosmetologist and previously loved doing hair. Annie loved the Lord and was a light to the family. She was a loveable, passionate…...

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Walter Dudley, Jr.

Walter Dudley, Jr., more affectionately known as “Mikey” or “Lil Walt” was called home from labor to rest on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Mickey was born on September 5, 1978 to Lillian Knight and the late Walter Dudley, Sr. Mikey accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church. He received his formal education in Norfolk Public Schools. Mikey was currently employed with BAE Systems in Norfolk.Mikey was a…...

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Claretha P. Thorne

Claretha P. Thorne passed away on October 24, 2019....

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Mary H. Edmonds

Mary L Holland Edmonds was born April 20, 1927 in Nansemond County, Holland, Virginia (now Suffolk, Virginia). She was the second child and the oldest daughter of the late Reverend John Jasper and Iola (Vie) Holland. Mary graduated from Nansemond Training School, Holland, Virginia and the United States Cadet Nurse Corps at Dixie Hospital and Hampton Training School for Nurses (now Hampton University).  She continued her education at Norfolk State College (now Norfolk State University).…...

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Charles E. Minor, Jr.

Charles E. Minor, Jr. passed away on October 23, 2019....

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Denise C. Lovick

Denise Constance Lovick went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 22,2019 at the age of 63. Denise was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late James Majette and Sylvia Haskins Wesby on May 31,1956. Denise graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia and attended Norfolk State College (Norfolk State University) for two years. She was employed with Bank of America. She attended J. Sargeant Reynold’s University for two years in Richmond,…...

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Lionel A. Hargraves

Tonio, as he was affectionately called (aka Hop), grew up in Diggs Park & was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He was a straight-A student; being skipped from the 4th to the 6th grade and attended Lake Taylor High school. Due to the busing and racial tension, he was kicked out of high school and later got his GED. In 1972, he went into Job Corp, then into the Navy for basic training and worked…...

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Wilhelmina Hart

Wilhelmina Harris Hart went from labor to reward on Friday, October 18, 2019. She was born December 16, 1947 and was the oldest of five children born to the late Rev. Ralph Harris, Sr. and Wilhelmina Overton Harris. She was predeceased by her sister, Lila B. Harris. She was a 1966 graduate of Crestwood High School, Chesapeake, VA. Wilhelmina graduated from Hampton Institute in 1970. She received a master’s in Library Science from the University…...

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Malachi Marshall

On Monday, October 21, 2019, God in His infinite wisdom called Malachi Marshall to eternal rest. Malachi was born on June 24, 1952, Knightdale, NC, to the late Calvin Marshall, Sr. and Inez Marshall, and came to know the Lord at an early age. Malachi attended George Washington Carver High School and graduated from Crestwood High School, Chesapeake, VA, Class of 1971. He attended Elizabeth City State University and Delaware State University. An avid sports…...

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Mary Ruth Price

Mary Ruth Price, 89,  was born October 4, 1930 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to the late Solomon Bray, Sr. and the late Malissa Haynes Bray. She was married to the late Lycugust Price. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Union Baptist Church.  She loved her family; loved telling family stories and was full of laughter. She loved reading about the Lord and helping others. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four brothers:  Solomon…...

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Frank D. Ferebee

On October 21, 2019, Frank Ferebee went to be with the Lord. Frank was born on October 15, 1952 to the late John Henry and Odessa Ferebee. He was predeceased by his brother, John Henry Ferebee III and his sister, Erma Bejamin. Frank graduated from Crestwood High School in 1970. Frank attended college for a few years to learn accounting. Frank enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1974 through 1976. After coming out on an…...

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Letha Harrison

Realizing that life is a gift from God and that by his redemptive grace we can make the most of our days, we thank God for his perfect gift. On October 18, 2019, God reclaimed his precious gift, leaving us wonderful memories. Letha was born February 10, 1963 to the late George Jackson, Sr. and Sweetie Ardell Jackson. Letha loved BINGO, football, and going fishing with her husband Donell. She worked at Chesapeake Health &…...

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Jeanette M. French

Jeanette May Foster French was born on May 31, 1924 in South Haven, Michigan.  She was predeceased by her parents, Nancy Alice Brady Foster and Earl Louis Foster, sister Laura J. Holland, brother Clarence Quentin Foster, niece Jeanette Harkey, and nephew Kenneth Holland, Jr. She entered the Gates of Heaven early in the morning on Monday, October 21, 2019. Jeanette became a member of Emmanuel Community Church in South Haven at an early age.  She…...

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Neveah Eralah Stewart

Neveah Eralah Stewart passed away on October 19, 2019....

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Patrick Alfredo Murphy, Jr.

Remembering Patrick “PJ” Murphy Jr. Patrick known to his family as “PJ” was called home on October 20,2019. Patrick was born February 16,1981 in Norfolk, VA to Patrick and Denise Murphy. He was raised in Norfolk. “PJ” enjoyed life and cherished his family and friends. He loved joking and hanging out with family and friends. “PJ” was a one of a kind and will be terribly missed. Patrick was preceded in death by his mother,…...

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Rosa Lynette Watson

Rosa Lynette Watson passed away October 19, 2019....

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Carolyn J. Knight

Carolyn J. Knight passed away on October 17, 2019....

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Alfred L. Smith

Alfred Lee Smith, 69, passed on October 19, 2019. Alfred was predeceased by his parents Samuel Smith, Sr. and Viola Smith.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Anne Smith; daughters, Tonya Rice, Clover Skinner and Melonie Smith-Caban....

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Keith Randolph Riddick

Keith Randolph Riddick, affectionately known as Randy, departed this life Saturday morning, October 19, 2019.   Randy was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital to James and Gladys Riddick, and grew up in Norfolk, VA.  Randy was predeceased by his father James Riddick, his sister Pamela Ann Riddick, his grandsons, Joel Green and Jamel Griffin. Randy was a graduate of Granby High School where he was well known as a local basketball star. He also attended Norfolk…...

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Antwaine Lamont Anderson

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 our Son, Father, Grandson, and Brother, Antwaine Lamont Anderson departed this life. He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, born January 19, 1974 to the late Ronald “Rico” Epps and Cynthia E. Anderson. Antwaine was predeceased by his grandparents, Robert Anderson and Noami Epps. Antwaine attended Norfolk Public Schools and received his GED at VO Technical Center. He was employed with Dollar Tree warehouse for 8 years as a production…...

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William D. Sanders, Jr.

Our beloved William Delano Sanders Jr., peacefully passed away in his home in Portsmouth Virginia on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  William’s best friend and loving wife Juliaette, compassionate sister-in-law, Jeannette and his four legged loyal companion Sofi, was by his side when God lifted His wholly arms around William to rest. William was born August 11, 1942 in Toledo Ohio to his loving parents William Delano Sanders Senior and Ruby Elizabeth Sanders, who have both…...

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Kerry G. Hazer

Kerry Gerald Hazer passed away October 14, 2019 at the age of 57. He would like you to know that his work is done here. He received a call for an offer he couldn’t refuse for an appointment for which he will be returning. His last task was to gather  riends and family for his final reunion with people that he had not seen in years. This mission takes him to a wonderful place, where…...

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Madonna R. Caffee

On October 14, 2019, God called his servant Madonna Rowena Caffee home at 9:10pm. Madonna was known to most by the name “Kul-aide”. She was born in Queen, New York and attended school there. She worked as an office worker for many years until her illness required her to stop. Madonna is preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Caffee; father, Donald McCord; grandmothers, Bernice Caffee, Liza Felton and her great grandmother, Martha Parker. Madonna…...

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Bessie Lee Mackey

Bessie Lee Mackey “Tinee” departed this life on the evening of Monday, October 14, 2019 at Portside Rehabilitation Center formerly Sentara Nursing Home of Portsmouth, VA. She was born on November 15, 1944, in Norfolk County to the late Lee and Ida S. Mackey. Bessie attended schools in the city of Chesapeake.  Out of the union of Bessie and Hilton Deloatch were born three children. Bessie was a domestic a worker and a devoted homemaker…...

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Dwight Anthony Jenkins

Dwight Anthony Jenkins entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia surrounded by his love ones. He was born May 20, 1951 in East Chicago to Valina Jenkins & LD. Lewis; however, raised by Eugene and Bessie Ellis in Gary, Indiana.  He graduated from Calument High School, later joining the United States Army where he served and later receiving an Honorable Discharge. Tony attended school to become…...

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Irene H. Griffin

Irene Hill Griffin known to some as “Piggy” transitioned from labor to reward on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Irene was born on August 25, 1942 to the late Howard A. Hill Sr. and Corrine Hill in Emporia, VA. She was one of eight children. She was educated in the Portsmouth Public School system and was a proud graduate of I. C. Norcom High School in 1961.Irene worked as a dental hygienist with Beasley Dental Foundation, formally known…...

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Rasaun Nayje Davidson

Rasaun Nygee Davidson was born February 20, 2001 in Norfolk, VA. He is survived by his daughter, Dimia Taylor; mother, Khalanh J Davidson Smith, father, Yolando Hayes; grandmother, Andrea G. Lewis; great grandmother, Rosa B. Pressley; siblings, Dequan M. Davidson, Shanijah Hayes, Dominique Smith, Kamiyah Davidson and Quidell Haskins; nieces, Treasure Turner, Faith M. Davidson, Alaya L Clanagan and a host of other family members....

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Dorothy Virginia Hicks

Dorothy Virginia Hicks, affectionately known as Virginia by friends and family as well as Dot by co-workers, was born on September 30, 1930 in Winston Salem, NC. Daughter of Walker Ivey and Geneva Hill, Virginia graduated from high school at the age of 16 and attended Kate Biddings Memorial Hospital School of Nursing for one year. She held many positions in her career such as City of Norfolk Fire Department Dispatcher, Farm Fresh Supermarkets Cashier…...

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Shawn S. Johnson

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:15pm, the Lord called Shawn home to glory to be with him while at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was 52 years young. Shawn was born on August 3, 1967 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He was the fifth son to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald and Barbara Johnson of Norfolk, VA. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Maury High School in 1985. Shawn served…...

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Barbara Elizabeth Louise Taylor

Barbara Elizabeth Louise Taylor passed away peacefully Oct 14, 2019. Born in Bangor Ireland May 27, 1927 to Benoni Richard Cleland Lytton-White, grandson of Richard Rose-Cleland of Rathgael House, Bangor, N. Ireland and Georgina Hay Johnston, niece of Lord and Lady Hay great niece of William Johnston of Bally Kilbeg House, N. Ireland. Barbara is predeceased by William Courtney Watson and is survived by two daughters, Sharron Watson Rose of Midlothian, VA , Angela Byrd Bolton…...

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Sylvia Odessa Smith

Sylvia Odessa Smith, 65,  of Chesapeake, va passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2018. She was born on October 28, 1953 in Norfolk, Va, the daughter of late Eddie Smith and Gladys Thompson. Sylvia was a loving and compassionate person who loved to be silly, eat and spend time with her family. She had the most beautiful personality that would light up any room that she walked in. She was preceded in death by her one and only Son Barnett Antoinne Smith.…...

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Roosevelt Hicks

Our beloved one, Roosevelt Theodore Hicks, 89 ,departed this mortal life and journeyed to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 12,2019,surrounded by his loving family. Roosevelt , affectionally known as “Roo: was born on September 6,1930, in Norfolk County, Virginia. Those of us who loved him are comforted in the fact that he made his profession of faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, as his personal Savior, many years ago. Roosevelt was a plasterer…...

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Arlene Neal

Arlene Neal was born on November 4, 1928 in North Carolina to the late Atlas and Ruby Jones. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Neal and six sisters and two brothers. Arlene worked at Doumar’s Cones and Barbeque for 52 years. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA. Left to cherish her precious memories are her children, James Johnson (Leola), Willie Jones, Vernice Lynn, Barbara Jones,…...

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Marlin Ceasar Webb

Mr. Marlin C. Webb, 71, of 1768 Monticello Street, Petersburg, VA departed this life suddenly on Tuesday, October 8. 2019.  He was a native of Petersburg, and the younger of twin sons born on February 19, 1948 to the late Mr. Darcie L. and Mrs. Lucy E. Taylor Webb.   Marlin accepted Christ as his Saviour at an early age and was baptized at Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a member until 2009. …...

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Andrew T. King

Andrew Theodore King “Dee”, 53, passed away on October 12, 2019. He was born March 23, 1966 to the late Albert Sr. & Janice L. King. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents; Rufus Sr. & Annie Pearl Hayes; aunts, Angerine Drumgold, Vanessa Little, Paula Hayes; uncles, Rufus Jr., Lester, Troy Hayes and Jessie Akbar. Andrew attended Norfolk Public Schools, he was employed with Shoreline Industries Metal Fabricator in Portsmouth, Virginia. Andrew is survived by…...

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Calvin C. Robinson

Calvin Coolidge Robinson was born to Charles Robert and Nannie Laura Robinson on January 26, 1960. His mother preceded him in death. Calvin served in the U.S. Army for threee years. He was decorated with the Overseas Ribbon M-16 Rifle Marksman and Army Service Ribbon. Calvin managed the Navy pier Maintenance Department in Chicago, Illinois for one year. He also supervised the maintenance Northlake Methodist Hospital in Gary Indiana. In Cleveland, Ohio Calvin was responsible…...

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Diane V. Wright

Diane V. Wright was born in Suffolk, Virginia, on August 14, 1953.  She was the youngest daughter of 9 children born to the late Frances and the late George Newby.  She was affectionately called Sam, Big Red, Diana or as her children liked to call her Mymommie. Diane passed away on October 11, 2019, peacefully at home with her loving family as per her wishes.  Her positive attitude and strong faith in the Bible, sustained…...

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Fred Edward Robinson, Jr.

Fred Edward Robinson, Jr. came into this world on December 02, 1921 and transitioned on October 11, 2019. He was born, raised and lived his entire 97 years of life in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the eldest of three children born to Fred E. Robinson, Sr. and Essie (Morris) Robinson.After attending Booker T. Washington High School he worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he was employed as a Receiving Clerk. In 1943, just after…...

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