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Willie D. Green, Jr.

Willie D. Green, Jr. 71, of Portsmouth, VA passed away August 13, 2020 at Maryview Medical Center. He was born on July 21, 1949 in Norfolk, VA.  Willie is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Carolyn Green; three daughters; two sons; sister, Eleanor B. Dudley and host of family and friends....

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Arlene Bynum

Arlene Roberts Bynum, 64, of Newport News, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 16, 2020.  She was born and reared in Portsmouth, VA and later moved to Chesapeake, VA.  She graduated from the Chesapeake Public School system and attended Tidewater Community College.  She later moved to Newport News, VA with the love of her life, her husband, Willie C. Bynum. Arlene Roberts Bynum leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted…...

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George W. Shaw

George William Shaw also known as Billy, son of Jack Macklin and Percilla Ann Frye (Eugene P. Frye) was born May 16th 1963 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He departed this earthly life Saturday, August 15, 2020, at his residence in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Beach Public School System. Billy was a jack of all trades. Over the years he worked in many different fields from a chef, a bricklayer, a car detailer and most…...

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Howard V. Parham, Sr.

Howard Vernard Parham, Sr. also known as “Buddy” passed away August 15, 2020, he was 86 years old. Howard was born December 9, 1933, in Norfolk,VA to the late Charlie and Odeania Parham.  He is preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life for 61 years, Harriette L. Parham, who passed away May 14, 2020; his oldest son, Howard Parham Jr.; seven brothers, Charlie Parham Jr., Walter Parham, Robert Parham, Solomon Parham,…...

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Albert H. Jenkins

Albert H. Jenkins passed away July 26, 2020....

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Cindy R. Gordon

On Monday August 17, 2020, the Lord sent His angels to Bring Cindy Renee Gordon (46 years of age) home to be with her Heavenly Father.  Cindy also known as lue or ping was born on March 9, 1974 in Portsmouth Virginia to Costella and Nathaniel Ray.  Cindy was joined in matrimony to Orlando W. Gordon on July 27, 2002. Cindy attended Woodrow Wilson High School and was a member of the concert, and marching…...

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Eddie Wilson Worrell

Eddie Wilson Worrell, son of Arzula Naomi Worrell (mother) and deceased (father) William Arthur Worrell was born on December 14, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was known to everyone as “Mr. Ed.” Eddie graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1963, then enlisted into the U.S. Navy. After the military, Eddie dedicated his life and love for children to work at St. Mary’s for Disabled Children for over 15 years. On August 16, 2020,…...

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Michael Lee Vaughan

To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens. A time to be born into this world and a time to depart. ~Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 2 A time to be born – Michael Lee Vaughan. was born into this world on October 7, 1956 in Norfolk, VA and transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday July 28, 2020. Michael was the fourth child born to the late Leroy N. Vaughan…...

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Robert Dunston, Sr.

Brother Robert L. Dunston Sr. was born to the late Lenton and Daisy Dunston in the Berkley subdivision of Norfolk, Virginia. He was educated in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He owned R & W Lawn Service before establishing R & W Transportation. He was devoted to Holiness and proudly served the Lord at First Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ as a member of the Security team (FCS); past President of Newport News Brotherhood,…...

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Orville Wilbert Allen

Orville Wilbert Allen, age 65, of Chesapeake went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 16, 2020. Allen, as he was affectionately known, was born and raised in Jamaica, and as a teenager, he and his family relocated to New York. While in New York, he was educated within and graduated from the New York City public school system. Upon graduation, he went on to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Allen relocated…...

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Lonnis L. Breckenridge Jr.

In Loving Memory of Lonnis L. Breckenridge, Jr. “Dee-Dee”, “Big Lonnis”, 72, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2020 at Virginia Beach General Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1948 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Lonnis L. Breckenridge Sr. and Marie Antoinette Breckenridge. He was the second of six children. He was a 1966 honor graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. During his lifetime, he worked at Allied Van…...

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Mattie R. Cherry

Mattie Roberta Cherry AKA Caldonia was born September 9, 1945. She was predeceased by her parents, Leola (Trixie)  herry and Arnold Banks; her loving daughter, Clevette Cherry; her brothers, Jerry Banks and Cleveland Banks. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Hassan (Gene) Cherry; two daughters, Veronica Cherry (Ronnie) and Tracey Cherry; brother, Rickey Banks (Deborah); four sisters, Beverly Brooks, Vivian Banks, Theresa Brown and Arndreer Gilchrist; twelve grandchildren, Kiarra, Jasmine (Gobble) Jasha, Travis,…...

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Tabari C. Anthony

Tabari was born to Tabari Anthony and Dawn Shealey on February 8, 1999 in Portsmouth, VA. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and Granby High School and received his GED in the year of 2016 from the City of Norfolk. Tabari was currently attending Tidewater Tech Trades and was currently on the Dean’s List. Tabari special interest were basketball, music, welding, cooking, spending time with family and friends. Tabari was looking forward to his…...

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Allan L. McFarland

On Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2:00am, the Lord dispatched his angel to Sentara Nursing Center, Chesapeake, Virginia and whispered in his ear that it’s time to come home. Allan Lloyd McFarland was born on July 31, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia to William and Thelma McFarland. He was the third child born of this union. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Thelma McFarland; brother, Roland McFarland and sister, Rachel White. He…...

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Raymond H. Harris

Raymond Hankins Harris Remembering A Man Who Loved Unconditionally and Allowed God to Fight His Battles ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11 God in his infinite wisdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital called home Raymond Hankins Harris, a soldier who served, family, friends and strangers, to rest from…...

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Caneka L. Ellis

Caneka L. Ellis passed away on August 10, 2020....

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Carolyn B. Britton

Carolyn Beatrice Britton passed away on August 5, 2020. She was born to the late Ned Randolph Britton, Sr. and Sarah Beatrice Britton, and preceded in death by her son Michael T Britton, Sr., grandson Kenny Hall, grandson Eon Small, brother Ned Britton, Jr., sister Shirley Britton Smith, sister Olivia Britton, and brother Clarence A. Britton. She leaves to cherish her memories, a son Darrell A Britton, Sr., 8 grandkids (Monique, Lakeya, Brittany, Aaliyah, Isaiah,…...

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Betty A. Lowey

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Betty Ann Lowey,  a loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, on August 12, 2020. She was born on January 8, 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia. Betty was a graduate of Maury High School. She retired in 1999 after 29 years of service as a pharmacy technician at DePaul Hospital. Betty is predeceased by her son Timothy Finegan. She is survived by her…...

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Sherman W. Babbs

Sherman William Babbs Sr. was born July 15th, 1934 and departed this life August 14th, 2020.  He was born in Springfield Tennessee to Alice Scott and Charlie Babbs.  His younger sister, Mary Lavone Woodard preceded him in death as an infant.  Soon after, the family moved to Nashville Tennessee.  Growing up Sherman had a passion for boxing.  And later, as a young man, he answered the call of his country and in-listed in the Navy, proudly serving for 22…...

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Nedra L. Creekmore

Nedra L. Creekmore passed August 12, 2020....

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La’Keia D. Turner

La’Keia D. Turner passed away on August 12, 2020....

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Curtis L. Willoughby, Sr.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, our loved one Curtis L. Willoughby, Sr. “Curt Bug” as he was affectionately called received a call from God to come home. He was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Charles Willoughby, Sr., and Willie B. Willoughby. Curtis attended Granby High School and later served in the U. S. Army. After serving in the military, Curtis worked at Norfolk Community and Lake Taylor Hospitals respectfully as an apprentice electrician.…...

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Shimika L. Ruffin

Shimika L. Ruffin “Lady” “Nikki” 46, passed away on August 8, 2020. She was born on January 3, 1974. Shimika leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Florence Smith; husband, Daniel Ruffin; daughter, Armika Sutton; son, Alexvander Booker; grandchild, ZyAire Williams and a host of other family and friends....

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Jamal M. Harvey

Jamal M. Harvey passed away on August 6, 2020....

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Jerome D. Caldwell, Sr.

Jerome Dewey Caldwell Sr. was born on July 26, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Jerome” to many. He was a Norview High School Graduate who excelled at football. He was the first Norview football player to start as a freshman.  In his junior year he was part of the All Tidewater football team. He also participated in several other sports. Jerome was employed at Hermes Abrasives for 10 years.…...

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Darius D. Clark

Darius Danielle Clark (“Diesel”) was born on February 16, 1990, in Norfolk, Virginia to Danielle Hines and Delisa Clark, However he was raised by his paternal grandparents, Minister Glover Hines, and Mrs. Carolyn Hines. Darius was educated in Norfolk Public Schools finishing at Norview High School. He was employed by 7-11 stores. Darius was an aspiring Hip Hop /Rap Artist who loved music. He was a member of Norfolk Deliverance Church and sang in the…...

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Darryl A. Studivant

Darryl A. Studivant, beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 7, 2020. He was born on June 18, 1961 to the late Jerome Studivant, Sr. and Carolyn Johnson. Darryl joined Ebenezer AME in Fort Washington, MD in September 2003. Darryl has two loving daughters, Darrielle and Torii. He is affectionately known as “Pa Pa” to his grandsons Zaire and Rylin. He is the brother to two sisters…...

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Diann L. Wright

Diann L. Wright passed away on August 10, 2020....

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Jurah Cody Ward

Jurah Cody Ward passed away on August 11, 2020....

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Della Mae Tanner

Della Mae Booker-Tanner was born on June 20, 1939 in Washington, GA to the late Bishop and Alice Booker. She was the youngest of ten children. All of her siblings proceeded her in death. Della’s family moved to Washington D.C. when she was three months old. She confessed her belief in God at an early age and was baptized. She was a member of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, where she ushered and sang in the…...

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Rudolph L. Burwell, Sr.

Rudolph “Rudy” Lee Burwell, Sr. was born February 16, 1942 to James Ernest and Rosa Burwell of Norfolk, VA.  He was preceded in death by his two brothers Leroy and Melvin Burwell, and sister Ernestine Burwell of Norfolk, VA. Rudy graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA.  He later graduated from St Leo College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Rudy joined the Norfolk Police Department in 1967 at…...

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Theodore Roosevelt Coley, Jr.

On Monday August 10, 2020 our beloved father grandfather and friend Theodore Coley Jr. transitioned peacefully into eternal rest. Theodore was 84 years old known by the family and friends as “Kag”. He was born December 20, 1935 in Littleton NC to the late Theodore Coley Sr. and Susie Coley. He was the only child; he was retired as a longshoreman. He leaves to behind to cherish his memories four children, Beatrice Corprew, Theodora Coley,…...

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Paul T. Jones, Sr.

Paul Tyree Jones, Sr. was born April 18, 1932 in Norfolk, VA to the late Rev. John Thomas Jones, founder of Zion Light Church of Christ and Mother Ada Victoria Jones (Doris Jones). At a early age, he joined the United States Air Force and earned the role of Airman Second Class Reg. Air Force, of which he was very proud of. Paul departed this life on August 4, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General. He…...

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Arthur L. Hodges

Arthur Linwood Hodges affectionately goes by “Buster” and “Killer”, 74, transitioned peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was a native of Washington, North Carolina. Arthur was the son of the late Archie Lee Hodges and Mattie McConn. He was member of Saint John Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in North Carolina and a high school graduate of T.S. Jones High School. Buster was an employee of the International Longshoremen’s for 27 years. He…...

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Preston Jerry Bandy

Preston, better known by his family and friends as “sweet pea”, was born to Elizabeth Mourning and the late Preston Bandy, Sr. He resided in Norfolk, VA for most of his life. Preston attended Norfolk Public Schools, including Booker T. Washington High School, where he played football, He worked at Watertown Landscaping for many years. He spent the last years of his life with his fiancé, Charlene Cradle. He accepted the Lord as his savior…...

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Dianna Harris

Evangelist Dianna Harris entered eternal rest and peace on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Portsmouth.  Diane was born on April 2, 1947 in Norfolk County, VA to Mary Wright (Copeland) and the late Edward Douglas.  Dianna was affectionately known by many names such as Diane, Evangelist Harris, Prophetess Harris, “Cheetah”, and Momma. Diane attended Crestwood High School and later received her G.E.D. in 1972.  Diane worked for many years as…...

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Sylvia Regina Mosley

On Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 12:09 a.m., Sylvia Regina Powell Mosley looked towards heaven and made her transition home to be with her Heavenly Father. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Sylvia was the last child born to the late Wyatt and Maggie Powell on February 4, 1955. Her family and friends affectionately called her “Sylvie”. She was a nurturing hugger and an amazing singer. She received her education from Portsmouth Public Schools. She worked…...

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Edward Michael Basnight

Edward Michael Basnight passed away August 8, 2020....

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Marian Patricia Pegram Taylor

On Thursday, June 11, 2020 our hearts were saddened by the passing of our loved one Marian “Mary” Patricia Pegram Taylor.  Marian resided in Riverdale, Maryland and entered into eternal rest at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.  She was born on March 3, 1967 in Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She was the oldest of four children born to the late John R. Pegram, Jr and the late Elizabeth Lofland…...

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James Edward Lassiter, Sr.

James E. Lassiter, Sr. passed away on August 9, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital at the age of 90. He was born on January 21, 1930 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late James and Annie Lassiter. James worked as a Longshoreman for over 32 years. He was married to the late Frances Cox Lassiter. James was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he was involved with the Usher’s Ministry,…...

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Keyon R. Johnson

Keyon R. Johnson passed away on August 6, 2020....

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Louise R. Braxton

Louise Braxton of the Titustown Section of Norfolk went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 8,2020 at the Consulate Health Care of Windsor, in Windsor Virginia, Louise was born March 7,1927 in Mars Hill, NC and was one of nine children born to the late Avery and Ida Ray. She married Elijah J. Braxton Sr. of Norfolk, Virginia where they raised their family. In the year of 2018 Elijah, her husband of…...

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Charlesann Jones

Charlesann Jones passed away on August 8, 2020, at the age of 78. She was born in Mullins South Carolina on December 28, 19941, and was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Manigo and Estelle Manigo. She was an only child. Her family decided to move before she entered the second grade to Norfolk, VA where she resided the remaining of life. During her early year’s life, Charlesann was surrounded by two very close…...

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Xavier J. Winstead

Xavier Jermel Winstead, born April 27, 2004 to his loving parents Mia Nicole Perkins and Raymond Jermel Winstead. Xavier was a bright star for all the world to be forever challenged by his kind spirit and generous heart. With deepest sorrow, Xavier at the age of 16, passed suddenly on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). Those who knew Xavier, even just a little, lost a shining light in…...

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Gladys M. McCoy

Gladys M. McCoy On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Gladys McCoy was quietly and peacefully called to her Heavenly home. Gladys was born October 25, 1925 and was the first born of two children to Nannie Hines Young and Clarence Young. She grew up on Denby Street in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Lott-Carey Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School. On June 23, 1941, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Joseph Caleb McCoy who…...

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Olivia Worrell Myers

I have fought the good fight ; I have finished the race. I have kept the faith finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Olivia was born to the union of the late Ben Worrell and Adell Worrell on May 3,1918. She was educated in Boykins; VA. Oliva was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Edgar Myers Sr. They later became the proud parents of two children,…...

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George Lee Jordan

George Lee Jordan passed away on August 5, 2020....

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Joyce Ann Haskins

Joyce Ann Haskins, 72 of Norfolk, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Sentara Leigh Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia. Joyce Ann was well known as “Momma Joyce”, “Joyce Ann”, or “MJ”. Momma Joyce spirit and her smile was contagious. She was a mother of four children one who is now deceased. Left to cherish her precious memories are her three children, eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren with one on the way, as well as…...

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Tommy Lee Barfield

Mr. Tommy Lee Barfield departed this life on August 5, 2020. He entered eternal rest at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Tommy Lee Barfield was born in Farmville, NC on December 9, 1951 to the late Eddie and Vera Barfield. He was predeceased by his wife Sheila Barfield, son Kintrel Barfield, and sister Peggy Barfield. He joined in holy matrimony with the love of his life Sheila Barfield; a marriage of 45 years. From this union,…...

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Lucy Richardson

Mama Lucy Richardson was born February 2, 1925, the second of eleven children to the union of Lovelace and Mamie Lynch in Halifax County, North Carolina. She went to be in the arms of the Lord and Savior on August 4, 2020. God granted her the desires of her heart to be home and surrounded by her loved ones up to her very last breath. As a child, she dedicated her life to the Lord…...

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