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Kobi Devon Jefferson

Kobi Devon Jefferson was born on September 23, 2000 in Richmond, VA and passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2021 in Norfolk, VA at the age 20. A deeply loved son, grandson, cousin, uncle and friend, Kobi left a big impact on those around him with his vivacious personality and will be missed tremendously. He received his GED from Granby High School. Outside of school, however, Kobi loved to have a good time. He was…...

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Kenneth Lee Orders

Kenneth Lee Orders was born on June 21, 1946 to Edward Orders and Christine Lee Orders of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Kenny, as he was affectionately known, was one of 11 children born to Christine and Edward. Kenny was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings: Helen, Lawrence, and Ronald. Kenny resided in the New Brunswick area until after he graduated from the New Brunswick school system. After graduation, he was drafted and served in…...

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Carolyn Butler Horne

Carolyn Butler Horne, 75, passed away May 6, 2021.  She was born November 19, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to the late William Butler and Ambritt Pryor. She worked and retired from the City of Norfolk after 35 years of service. Carolyn was an active member of First Baptist Church Logan Park. Left to cherish her precious memories are her three daughters, Lisa Hatcher, Monica Williams and Kimberly Horne; two sons, William Shields and Kenny Shields;…...

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Ruland Z. Bynum

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Ruland Zelene Bynum, went home to be with our Lord. He was born to the late Elvin Lee Bynum Sr. and Ruth Carey Bynum in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 12, 1955. Ruland attended Portsmouth Public School System until his early teens, then he moved to New York where he attended New York Public School System until graduation. After graduation Ruland relocated back…...

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Katrina E. Cross

Katrina (Trina) Elliott Cross, received her wings on Friday, May 7, 2021.  She was born in Portsmouth, VA on January 15, 1958 to Arcelious Elliott Sr. and Hattie Mae Bremby.  Trina graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth Virginia, and attended Tidewater Community College where she studied Bookkeeping and received her Associates degree. She also received her Certified Nursing Assistant Certification. Trina was predeceased by her father Arcelious Elliott Sr., her step-father John Bremby, her…...

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Roosevelt Blackwell, Sr.

Roosevelt Blackwell, Sr. passed away May 8, 2021....

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Kathleen Spellman

Kathleen Spellman passed away on May 6, 2021....

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Mark Kevin Booth

Mark Kevin Booth was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 14, 1957 to parents Lionel Booth and Ethelleane (Smith) Booth.  He was the third eldest son of his father’s six sons and two daughters.  He graduated from Linden McKinley High School class of 1975, where he was member of the drama club, mixed ensemble, sang in the school choir, and was the band leader/drum major.  With Mark in charge the band was considered one of the best in…...

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Mary Ward

Mary Ward passed away on May 3, 2021....

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Elvia Gray Lowery

Elvia Gray Lowery was born on December 29, 1939 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Henry and Maude Lowery.  She was blessed to have had four brothers, all now deceased – Henry, Jr., Jasper, Clifford, and Alonzo. On Thursday, May 6, 2021 at    10:56 a.m., the Lord reached down and picked a red rose by the name of Elvia Gray.  She was loved by all who had the opportunity to meet her. Elvia was raised…...

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Charles Peppers, Jr.

Charles Peppers Jr., affectionately known as “Pep” or “Silk”, made his grand debut into this world on April 20, 1965. “Pep” was a native of Norfolk, Va. even though he was a Chicago native at heart. He attended Maury High School and jumped right into the work force shortly after. He was employed at HB Hunter for more than 25 years! “Pep” contributed his work ethic,  structure, and character to his grandfather Willie Davis. He…...

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Daymeion N. Carmon Faison

Daymeion Nakeese Carmon Faison, affectionately known as “Gotti”, was born on October 28, 1999. He was the son of Tonya Sherrie Carmon and Carl D. Faison. He went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2021. Daymeion grew up in Norfolk, Virginia in the Norview Community. He attended Oceanaire Elementary, Norview Middle and High Schools. Daymeion worked for the Navy Lodge and Colonnas Shipyard. Daymeion was a respectable, loving and caring son. He…...

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Lurlene A. Howard

Lurlene A. Howard passed away on May 5, 2021....

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Yolanda Natasha Webster

Yolanda Natasha Webster passed away on May 6, 2021....

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Eugene Hawkins

Eugene Hawkins passed away on May 4, 2021....

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Samuel Lee Waddell

Samuel Lee Waddell passed away on May 4, 2021....

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Plummer Hendrick, Sr.

Plummer Hendrick, Sr. was born on June 18, 1926 in Mecklenburg County, VA to Susie Harrison and Samuel Hendrick. Plummer is one of 17 children, 8 of which were born of this union. Plummer received his early education in the Mecklenburg County School System, where he completed the 6th grade.  Upon moving to Norfolk to find employment, he got his start in the culinary field, working in the kitchen of hospitals and later in restaurants…...

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Sybelene Carter

Sybelene Carter passed away on May 2, 2021....

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Vincent Charles Carnell

Vincent Charles Carnell was born on March 8, 1962 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He departed this life May 3, 2021 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother Rose-Marie “Pie” Kelsey. Vincent was also known as Bay-Bay but best known as Pops. Pops attended Fayetteville Public School System in North Carolina.  He graduated from Douglas Byrd Senior High School where he was a part of the track and field. Vincent…...

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Ellen V. Jennette

Ellen Jennette transitioned peacefully in her home on Monday May 3 , 2021. She was welcomed into heaven by her 2nd to the eldest son Rodney K Buffaloe. She will forever be an angel to her loving husband James Jennette  whom she adored. Their hearts fit together in ways that can’t be seen. They were two souls united in perfect symmetry. “Bae Bae” as she was affectionally called, was born as Ellen Vernell Buffaloe on June…...

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Kenneth McLeod

On September 2, 1992 in Bronx, New York, Kenneth Elijah McLeod was born. Kenny (as most called him) accepted Christ at an early age at Mount Moriah AME Church, Queens New York. While in New York, he attended P.S. 134 Queens, New York until the family relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia. His spiritual teaching continued at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he was baptized. As a child he attended Sunday School, Vacation Bible…...

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Monica Singh-Williams

Monica Singh-Williams passed away on April 18, 2021....

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Abdual Kareem Morse

Abdual Kareem Morse passed away on May 2, 2021....

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Gaddie L. Brown

Gaddie L. Brown passed away on May 2, 2021....

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Gwendolyn Jackson

Gwendolyn Jackson passed away on May 1, 2021....

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Arthur Lee Banks, Jr.

Arthur “Artie” Lee Banks Jr., son of the late Louise Kennedy and Arthur Lee Banks Sr., passed away on March 20, 2021. Born December 24, 1957 in Norfolk, VA, Artie attended Portsmouth Public Schools, and received his high school diploma from the Job Corps. He joined the United States Navy and served his country for five years. Artie worked various jobs after being discharged from the Navy. Some of the jobs included working as a…...

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Grace C. Banks

Grace C. Banks passed away on May 1, 2021....

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Reginald Eugene Harrison

Reginald (RED) went to be with the Lord May 2, 2021. Reginald was born to Alston (Buddy) and Vermell Harrison August 13, 1948 in Norfolk, VA. Red served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he later retired from Norship Co after 37 years as a laborer. He earned the title of “Norfolk Tribune” keeping the family informed of everything and everybody, “HEE, HEE, and HEE” Reginald had a saying for every situation such…...

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Zulling Gay

Zulling Gay passed away May 1, 2021....

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Gary Smith

Gary Smith passed away on April 27, 2021....

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Argentina Brown

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, life partner and friend Argentina Brown left us all too soon. Argentina was born on January 16, 1960 to the late Louise Smith and William Harvey. She attended Woodrow Wilson High School and later worked at Wendy’s followed by working 7 years Metro Machinery. Argentina loved to dance, listen to music, watch television, and word searches.  She also loved to spend time with her…...

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Mary M. Copeland

Mary Magalene Copeland “Cookie”, 89, was peacefully called to be with the Lord on August 30, 2021.  She was born on August 5, 1931 in Norfolk County (Portsmouth, Virginia).  She was born to Mary Wright and Elijah Jordan in the Twin Pines Community. She attended the old Norfolk County School in Churchland. Mary “Cookie” worked at numerous places in the area.  She joined Grove Baptist Church under Rev. Douglas era when she was very young. …...

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Sandra J. Sears

On Wednesday, April 28,2021, our beloved mother, Sandra Elaine Jarvis Sears, gained her wings and slipped away from the labor of this earth to her reward, to be with her Lord and Savior.  She was born February 27, 1944 to the late Nathan Jarvis and Eula A.Moore Jarvis in  Norfolk County, Virginia. After graduating from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, Sandra attended Norfolk State University.  She was later employed by the U.S. Government at…...

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Michael S. Edwards

On the morning of 4/27/2021, Michael Stephone Edwards departed this life while hospitalized in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born on 6/27/1963, in Wadesboro, NC, to the late Eddie Hugh and Gwendolyn Ingram Edwards. Michael graduated from Booker T. Washington High School , and attended Norfolk State University, both in Norfolk, VA.  He was a valued employee at many local companies, including Hecht Distributing Co, and most recently Military Sealift Command, where he served for over 20 years.  Michael was a devoted and…...

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Dorothy Mae Ruffin

Dorothy Mae Ruffin was born February 3, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd DeBerry of Portsmouth, Virginia and Ida Brown also of Portsmouth, Virginia. She worked as a cook at the Cedar Point Club from 1966 – 1970. Not only was she a cook for Cedar Point, she was also a cook at the Naval Hospital Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Club from 1986 – 1993. She had more various jobs as a…...

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Annie E. Gara

Our Mom’s, Grandmother and Friend Annie P. Gara earthly journey came to an end on April 28, 2021. Mrs. Ann as she was affectionally known by many was born May 5, 1932 in Windsor, North Carolina. She was born to the late Lavinia P. Knight who was Both her Mother and Father, as we were told. Annie P. Gara was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and quickly became a housewife. She loved and…...

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Florence Claggion

Florence Marie Claggion was born to the late James and Otelia Brown, on April 18, 1947. She was born in Norfolk County, also known as the Twin Pines area, of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was a Class of 1965 graduate of Crestwood High School. After high school, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Norfolk State University. Florence spent most of her adult life in New Jersey where she married the late James Claggion Jr…...

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Kevin G. Wyche, Sr.

Kevin G. Wyche, Sr. passed away on April 29, 2021....

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Cheryl D. Brown

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, God dispatched his angels to bring Cheryl D. Brown to her Father’s eternal home; No more pain, No more suffering, and No more fighting. Cheryl was born in Norfolk, VA on June 13, 1952 to the late Garfield Brock and Alice E. Brooks. She completed her education in Norfolk Public Schools, graduating from Granby High School in 1971. Cheryl worked as an accounting clerk for Virginia National Bank and transitioned…...

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Darnell Leland Bright

Darnell Leland Bright passed away on April 28, 2021....

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Cornelious Langley

In Loving Memory of Cornelious Langley December 14, 1949 – April 16, 2021 Cornelious Langley, 71, of the 7700 block of Armfield Ave. Norfolk, Virginia went into his eternal rest on April 16, 2021. He passed unexpectedly in his residence. Cornelious was born to James Langley and Carrie D. Langley in Washington, North Carolina. During his early years, he relocated to Virginia and completed his education through Norfolk Public Schools where he was noted to…...

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Jared Jai’Quan Selby

Jared Jai’Quan Selby Life Celebration Jared Jai’Quan Selby was born October 20, 1993 in Norfolk, VAto Jerome Selby and Debra Renee Barcous-Selby. He gained his angel wings and entered another realm on April 18th, 2021. His humble beginnings started in the Cedarwood-Norview community. Jared was incredibly special, I (Jaylan) would like to say one of God’s favorite. He was one who would not only accomplish anything he set his mind to do, but he also made it his duty to encourage others around him, sometimes he made you fight to show your own…...

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Ricky Alexander Mullen

Ricky Alexander Mullen passed away on April 23, 2021....

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Doris E. Vaughn

Doris E. Vaughn passed away on April 27, 2021....

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Marie Cain

Marie Cain passed away on April 25, 2021....

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Doris B. Edwards

“Thru it all, thru it all, I learned to trust in God. I learned to depend upon his word.” Early Monday, April 26, 2021 God called home our precious love one. Our mother, sister, auntie, cousin, grandmother home. Doris Bernice Hyman Edwards was born January 21, 1934 to the late George and Jodie Hyman. She fell in love and married the late Albert Lee Edwards, Sr. Doris was loved by all who came to know…...

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Saronzo Vesti Demory

On Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, God dispatched His angels to grant Saronzo (“Ronzie”) Vesti Demory his wings so that he could have passage to fly away and be at rest. “Ronzie,” the youngest of eight siblings, was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, on September 30, 1964, to the late Wilford Demory, Sr. and Susie M. Demory. “Ronzie” was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System, graduating from Oscar Smith High School in 1982, and later…...

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Paul Jones

Paul Jones was born on January 6, 1939 in Norfolk, VA to the late Atlas and Ruby Jones. Eight sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Paul loved the majority of his adult life in New York and served in the United States Army. Paul was known for his catch phrases, “Who Let the Dogs Out” and “Give Me Some Elbow.” Left to cherish his memories are two stepsons, Ronald and Nathaniel Holloway; his…...

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Anthony E. Irby

Anthony E. Irby passed away on April 20, 2021....

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Gerald Anderson, Jr.

Gerald Anderson, Jr. passed away on April 18, 2021....

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