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William M. Moore

On December 25, 2022, our beloved brother, son, father, and friend, William “Marquie” Moore transitioned, at the age of 37, to be with our Lord and Savior. William was born and raised in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia. He was the son, born to the parentage of Gwendolyn Haskins and the late William Henry Harris (Slim). He obtained his GED in 2014 and later started working at the Main located in the City of Norfolk.…...

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Florence E. Boddie-Tilley

Florence Wilson Boddie-Tilley, born September 16, 1934, received her wings on Christmas morning, December 25, 2022....

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Gary Eugene Haskins

Gary Eugene Haskins passed away December 24, 2022....

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Rosalind Renee Butts

Rosalind Renee Butts transitioned from her earthly home to heavenly home on December 22, 2022. Rosalind (Roz) was born to Carolyn Butts and William Small on July 5, 1976 in Norfolk, VA. Rosalind was a very loving and caring person. She loved singing, watching her old shows and reading. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She enjoyed making others laugh by telling jokes and playing around. She always had a smile on her face and…...

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Eunice Darden Moore

Eunice Lorien Darden Moore, 88, of Norfolk, Virginia was born on August 13, 1934 to the late Rufus Darden and Mary Williams Darden. She was an only child. She was predeceased by her husband, James Daniel Moore. Eunice graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1951. She was a member of the high school band. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Norfolk State College. She was a great Educator…...

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James Morrison, Jr.

James Morrison, Jr. passed away December 12, 2022....

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James Rockett, Jr.

Delicately and quietly on Saturday, November 19, 2022, our beloved James Rockett, JR passed away at his home in Louisville, KY.  James was born on July 27, 1949 at the Naval Regional Medical Center located in Portsmouth, VA. James was preceded in death by his loving wife Anna Rockett and his parents: James and Sarah Rockett. James was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools. Additionally, he attended Tidewater Community College. After completing his education, James…...

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Vivian Adele Roulhac

Vivian Adele Roulhac was born January 10, 1942, in Windsor, North Carolina to Georgia Roulhac and Pharaoh Mitchell. Vivian was educated in the Norfolk public school system and was near the top of her class at Booker T. Washington High School when she graduated. After high school, she attended Norfolk State University briefly. After studying at Norfolk State University, Vivian moved to Washington, DC, where she worked for the U.S. Postal Service for a short…...

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Jontae Kaalib Russell

Jontae Kaalib Russell passed away December 16, 2022....

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X’Zavier Raquan Evans

X’Zavier Raquan Russell passed away December 16, 2022....

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John Andrew Copeland, Sr.

John Andrew Copeland, Sr. passed away December 15, 2022....

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Willie Floyd Lindsey, Sr.

Willie Floyd Lindsey, Sr. passed away December 21, 2022....

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Edith Mae Jackson

Edith Mae Jackson passed December 18, 2022....

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Montia Bouie

Montia Bouie passed away December 16, 2022....

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Don DeVall Wilkins, Jr.

On December 17, 2022, God called Don De-Vall Wilkins, Jr. (Toag) to eternal rest. Born October 24, 1970, to the union of Kimberly Blount Wilkins and the late Don Wilkins, Sr. Toag was the only child of this union.   As a part of the 1990 graduating class at Norview High School, Don was a member of both the Varsity football team, wrestling team, and the four horsemen. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army…...

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James Henry Price

James Henry Price passed away December 15, 2022....

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Chester Morton, Jr.

Chester Morton, Jr. passed away in his home on December 16, 2022, in Norfolk, Virginia.   Chester was born on June 30, 1967, in Staten Island, New York to Ethel Morton and Chester Morton, Sr. (Deceased). He graduated from New Dorp High School in 1987. During his lifetime he worked in various positions. Just to list a few; he started out working for the Statue of Liberty (Cook), Mount Loretta (Group Counselor), Staten Island University…...

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James Howard

James Howard passed away December 5, 2022....

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Tony McCoy Cumbo

Tony McCoy Cumbo affectionately called “Cuffee” was born on May 26, 1955 in Jackson, North Carolina to his devoted parents William Samuel “Sam” and Florida Mason Cumbo. Tony transitioned from this life on December 16, 2022 at his home in Portsmouth, VA.  His family moved from Jackson NC to Portsmouth VA in June 1963. He was retired from the City of Portsmouth. Tony received his elementary education in Jackson, NC and high school education in…...

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Charles E. Gray

The Lord called his loving son Charles Edward Gray home on Thursday, December 15, 2022 after a gradual decline in health.  Charles was born January 17,1938 to the late Florine Hill Ridley and Charles Gray in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He attended I.C. Norcom High School before enlisting into the U.S. Navy.   He was funny and kept family and friends laughing with the “things that came out of his mouth.”  He was loving and encouraging but…...

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Jerome Williams

Jerome Williams, 75, transitioned peacefully on December 13, 2022. He was the middle son born to the late Rudolph U. Williams and Minnie Pearl Williams in Princess Anne County (Virginia Beach), Virginia on December 29, 1946. Appreciated by many for his friendly demeanor and outgoing personality, Jerome primarily worked as a Long-Distance Truck Driver, and spent decades driving for Owens & Minor. He was also very passionate about music—especially gospel quartet singing, and was a…...

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Kim Renee Gracia

Kim Renee Gracia received her angel wings on December 14th, 2022 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Kim was born January 31, 1960 in Norfolk, VA. She was raised by her wonderful parents Rita and James Flowers. Kim received her education from the Norfolk Public School System. She worked as a personal care partner providing tender love and care to her patients. Kim was a faithful member of Norfolk United Methodist Church.…...

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Carlos Dion Phillips

Carlos Dion Phillips passed away December 14, 2022....

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Jean Demory Johnson

Jean Demory Johnson passed away December 13, 2022....

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Quentin Markaus Baker

Quentin Markaus Baker passed away December 6, 2022....

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James Collins

On Tuesday December 13, 2022, God called to rest James Collins, with his children at his bedside in Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was one of nine children born to the late George and Esther Collins on April 15, 1936, in Sylvester, Georgia. He attended Worth County Public Schools and later moved to Orlando Florida where he met Geraline Hassell who would later become his wife. They relocated to Norfolk Virginia where they raised three sons…...

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Melvin Tyler

Melvin Tyler passed away December 8, 2022....

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Paul E. Clark

Paul E. Clark passed away December 12, 2022....

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Sylvester Vincent McArthur

Sylvester Vincent McArthur passed away December 8, 2022....

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DeShawn Ray Whitaker

On Friday, December 2, 2022, DeShawn Ray Whitaker departed this earthly life and gained his wings. DeShawn was born September 27, 1994 to Jennifer Skinner and the late Calvin Brooks.   DeShawn had a smile that lit up the room and loved to laugh. DeShawn also was kind. DeShawn has left such an impact on so many other lives and will be truly missed.  DeShawn leaves to cherish his memories: son, DeShawn Ray Whitaker, Jr.;…...

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Margaret Ann Sykes

Margaret Ann Sykes, aka “Peggy”, departed life on Monday, December 12, 2022. She was predeceased by her parents, James & Margaret Stevenson, and leaves a spirit of love to her husband of 67 years, James L. Sykes, 4 children, Karen A. Moore (Burnell, dec.), Marietta S. Woodard (Willie), Jane S. Davenport (James) and Jay L. Sykes (Angela); 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 sisters, Claudine Braxton, Thelma Williams, and Jean Branch; a host of…...

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Irene Peguese Morring

Irene Peguese Morring, the first of the eight children born to the late David Faulcon, Sr. and Effie Mae Faulcon, was born on January 13, 1929, in Littleton, North Carolina. She peacefully departed this earthly life on Monday, December 12, 2022, at Princess Anne Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During her early life, Irene accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and continued her spiritual journey into her transition. Irene received her…...

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Shakeila N. Needham

Shakeila Nichole Needham was born in June 23, 1981 to the late Sheila Brown in Norfolk, Virginia. Shakeila, affectionately known by her family as “Keida”, grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Lake Taylor High School. Upon graduation, Keida worked for the Naval Station at the Norfolk Base Gallery. She went on to have two beautiful daughters, who she loved with her entire heart! She grew up in church and was raised to love the…...

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Percell Chesson

God tapped our chain and called our loving dad, granddad, brother, and friend to his heavenly home. Percell Chesson was born May 3, 1936 in Washington County, NC to the late Wilson and Dellzora Chesson. Percell attended Mackey School, after which he became a truck driver for Mackeys Trucking Co. for 20 years. Percell also worked in concrete construction the majority of his life owning C&C Concrete Co. He attended Mt. Herman Christ of Disciple…...

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Frances J. Dennard

Frances J. Dennard passed away December 12, 2022....

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Ruth Esther Ballard

Ruth Esther Ross Ballard was born to Ethel Kemp and Frederick Ross on April 18,1941 in Denmark, South Carolina. Early in her childhood, she was adopted by her Aunt Alice and Uncle Jacob Wright and was raised by the couple until she was roughly 8 years old. Later in her childhood, she relocated to Brooklyn, New York where she grew up on Bartlett Street with her parents, two younger siblings, Herbie and Joyce, as well…...

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Bessie E. Rodgers-Hare

Bessie E. Rodgers-Hare passed away December 8, 2022....

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Barbara Jean Mattison

Barbara Jean Mattison was a loving mother and wife whose life was centered around her family. She was born in Anderson, SC and married to Eddie Bertrand Mattison Sr. shortly after finishing high school. Barbara was a housewife during the early years of her marriage which produced her beloved children Chyance Mattison (Tasha Mattison), Eddie Mattison II (Adrienne Mattison), Booker T. Mattison (Angela Mattison ) and Precious Mattison-Miller (Khary Miller). Barbara worked as an office…...

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Emma Lee Martin

Emma Lee Martin passed away December 8, 2022....

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Sidney A. Hunt, Sr.

Sidney Augustus Hunt, Sr. was born on September 21, 1951, in Portsmouth, Virginia to Pauline (Speller) Hunt and Augustus White.  He was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He passed away peacefully in Suffolk, Virginia on Monday, December 5, 2022.  He was 71 years old.  Sidney grew up in the Douglas Park and later moved to the Prentis Park neighborhood in Portsmouth, VA at 2002 Elm Avenue.  He enjoyed and played many sports such as basketball, football…...

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Ronald DeCastro

Ronald DeCastro passed away November 30, 2022....

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Sheila Yvonne Garris

Sheila Yvonne Garris was born to Betty and Victor Garris in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on August 23, 1954. She grew up in West Philadelphia where she attended public school. She received her medical degree from Temple University and moved to Virginia where she practiced, taught and opened her private practice. Sheila loved practicing medicine, serving her community, traveling and her family....

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Kenneth Angelo Smith

Kenneth A. Smith aka “Kenny Boo”, departed this life on November 19, 2022. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Rita J. Smith-Kamara and the late Melvin A. White. Kenneth is predeceased by his brother Shawn R. Smith and his grandfather Reverend Waverly Smith Sr. Kenneth was the first born of six  children (four sisters and one brother). Precious memories are left to be cherished by his Wife Chiffon M. Issac, his daughter Kendra A. Smith, grandmother Reda…...

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Simone B. Perry-Brackens

Simone B. Perry-Brackens passed away December 5, 2022....

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Travis Lamont Blakely

Travis Lamont Blakely passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with the support and love from his surviving and beloved family. Travis worked at a restaurant called Freemason Abby for some time. Travis was also a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He was loved by many and had a smile that lit up a room. His love for children was amazing even though he had none of his own. He was predeceased by his…...

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Keith Lynn Perry

Keith Lynn Perry, 57, of Chesapeake, Virginia, affectionately known as Man, Bear, Pop Pop, Granddad, and Uncle Man or just Unc, answered his call to eternal rest on Thursday December 7, 2022. Keith was born on May 12, 1965 to the late Mildred Lee Perry and Alfred Roberts. Keith was educated in the Chesapeake Public School system, and he was a proud graduate of Deep Creek High School. He completed his post high school education at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance with…...

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Stewart Quinton Franklin

Stewart Quinton Franklin affectionately known as “Chuck” was a native of Suffolk, VA entered eternal rest on December 3, 2022, in Virginia Beach. He was born on March 30, 1991, to Stewart Quinton Hines and Vickie Franklin Branch. Stewart was a joy to be around and always protected and cherished his family and friends. He was very optimistic and sought to see the good in any given situation. He was fearless and always spoke his…...

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Tony Randolph Baker

In His infinite wisdom, God called one of His children, Tony Randolph Baker to his eternal home on December 3, 2022. He was born July 16, 1956 to the late John, Sr. and Eunice Baker in Norfolk, Virginia. Tony was a 1974 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. After graduation, he joined the U. S. Army and served for six years. As a loving father, he cherished his only daughter, Kim…...

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Carman Maria Ayala

Carman Maria Ayala passed away December 6, 2022....

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Rosa Boyce

Rosa Boyce passed away December 2, 2022....

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