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Gladys Iyabo Oshin

Gladys Iyabo Oshin passed away October 12, 2022....

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Francis Faulkner

Francis Faulkner was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2:02 AM. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe and Mannie Horton on December 18, 1918 in Wilson, NC. She was the oldest out of three: her sister, Irene Horton and brother, Nathaniel Horton. She was the mother of Elbert Horton, Jr. and Junita Horton, Cleveland Horton of Portsmouth, VA, Sammie Horton of North Carolina, and Barbarann Horton…...

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Sandra Denise Robinson

Sandra Denise McClain-Robinson was born to Reva McClain and Woodrow McClain, Sr. in Washington, DC.  She moved to Virginia along with her siblings, Woodrow Jr., Patricia McClain-Lemons, Michael McClain Sr., and Maurice McClain. Sandra became known as Dee Dee. She attended Manor High School where she joined the band and played the clarinet. She graduated from Manor High School, she went on to attend the Portsmouth Cosmetology School. She received her cosmetology license in 1996.  She…...

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Wayne Deboris Alston

Wayne Deboris Alston passed away October 13, 2022....

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Ruth Delores Ward

Ruth Delores Ward passed away October 17, 2022....

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Tyasia Tionne Lundy

Tyasia Tionne Lundy passed away October 15, 2022....

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Winston H. Jordan, Sr.

Winston Halsey Jordan, Sr. was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 31, 1927. He was the son of the late MacNeil Jordan and Etheline Benskin Jordan. He was the second of nine children who grew up in a strong Christian home that was loving and supportive. Winston departed this life, taking the hands of the Lord, peacefully at his home in Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, October 16, 2022, after a brief illness that…...

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Diana E. Tolson Harris

Diana Elizabeth Tolson-Harris was born November 9, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY to Bernice Tolson and David McDaniel. She attended school in the Bronx, NY. Diana was an avid learner and in her early years mastered typing and shorthand. Growing up, Diana loved to dance and earned the name “Tippy” because of her admiration for dancing on her toes and music. Music and dancing were a huge part of her life, she did nothing without music.…...

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Carlton “CJ” Jones, Jr.

Carlton Leroi Jones, Jr., affectionately known by most as “CJ”, transitioned from this life on October 8th, 2022, at his home in Statesville, North Carolina. CJ was born to Jeanette Hailes Jones and Carlton L. Jones, Sr. on December 14, 1973, in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was the apple of his father and sister’s eye but especially his mother’s.  During CJ’s youth, he attended Chesapeake Public Schools and Greenbrier Christian Academy. In 1992, he earned his high…...

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Shakeam Zarrquis Alexander Perry

Shakeam Zarrquis Alexander Perry passed away...

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Jerry Darnell Jones

Dad, Grandpa, Son, and friend, Jerry Darnell Jones passed away peacefully at home surrounded by close loved ones at the age of 72 years old. Born and raised in the small town of Havre de Grace, Maryland. He would later move to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attend Kellam High School as the eldest of eight children. Jerry was a big brother to his beloved siblings: Toni, Michael, Joy, Craig, Sheryl, Bridgette, Stephanie. He also was…...

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Virginia Whitney-Greene

On Thursday, October 13th, 2022, Virginia Whitney-Greene was called to rest. Virginia was born on March 23, 1953, in Pueblo, Colorado. She graduated from South High School class of 72 in Pueblo Colorado and moved to Norfolk, VA in 1975, where she found the career she would later retire from at Dominion Power. She worked for Dominion for 26 years where she would meet her forever partner and soul mate, John Greene. She met John…...

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Jerome “Jake” Jacobs

Jerome “Jake” Jacobs was born to the late Luther J. and Pearlie E. Jacobs on August 5, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was quietly called home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2022, at his home in Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family. Jerome graduated from Maury Fontaine High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1972. He was known to be a “sharp dresser”, wearing pink pants, leopard-skin shoes, dashikis, and leather coats with fur collars. Jerome…...

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Phillip N. Edney

Phillip Norfleet Edney who was affectionately known as “Slim” entered this life on June 5, 1956, in LambertsPoint Norfolk, Va.  Phillip was born to the late Jasper Norfleet and Olivia Bernice Edney.   He attended Maury High School.  After high school, Phillip left Virginia and headed to North Carolina and worked as a DJ and build houses with his dear friends Ronnie West and Mr. Henderson.   From the 90s until his retirement in 2017,…...

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Annie J. Stringer

On October 15, 2022, Annie J. Stringer ascended on the wings of angels to her eternal home surrounded by loving daughters. She was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama to the late Ideal and Eaircie B. Ginwright. Mrs. Stringer was predeceased by her husband of sixty-seven years, Lincoln Stringer.  Mrs. Stringer received her education in the public schools of Montgomery, Alabama. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and joined Bethel Baptist…...

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Mary A. Moore

Mary Arvella Moore was born in Wakefield, VA on March 24, 1939 to the late Ada Green and Antinie Leroy Sumler, Sr. She quietly departed this life on October 8, 2022 in Northwest Hospice Facility in Randallstown, MD.  Mary was the third oldest of six siblings (Alease Sumler “Pinky”, Rosa Lee Sumler “Nicky”, Antinie Sumler Jr. “Peter”, Ada Mae Sumler “Mae Mae”, & Esther Lee Sumler “Butchy”). Mary attended Wakefield Public Schools where her favorite…...

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William Charlie Hill

William Charlie (W.C.) Hill also affectionately called “Goat” was born August 25, 1951, in Southampton County, Virginia. He was the third child and only son to the late Charlie Hill and Maude Hill Hawkins. He departed this life at the age of 71 on Thursday, October 13, 2022. William matriculated through the Norfolk Public Schools system and graduated from Maury High School in 1970. W.C. was employed in his first job at the former Golden…...

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Horace R. Lamb, Jr.

Horace R. Lamb, Jr. passed away October 10, 2022....

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Robert E. Ferebee

Robert Eugene Ferebee was born on December 28, 1953 in Norfolk County to a loving mother Annie Mae Ferebee Cuffee.  He was blessed to be surrounded by a mother, grandmother, and great, grandfather who showed him what it truly meant to love and care for one another. That is what Robert was all about…showing love and support to all he knew. Robert was educated in the Chesapeake Public School system and graduated with honors from…...

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Sean K. Westry

Our Beloved Brother, Nephew, Cousin, Uncle, Great-Uncle, and Friend, Sean Westry, 50, was peacefully called home on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Sean is predeceased by his parents: Willie Westry and Annie Westry; Sister, Tina Westry Thomas; brother, Jamaul (Samuel) Westry. Left to cherish his memory are: his siblings: Lisa Johnson, Patricia Westry, Willie Mae Rochelle (Johnnie) Brooks, Lynn Westry, Sherrie Westry and Paul Cherry; loving aunts and cousins; 10…...

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Charlene Ann Hall

Charlene Ann Hall passed away October 4, 2022....

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Ronald Smith

Ronald Smith passed away October 11, 2022....

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Bishop Willie Giles, Jr.

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the age of 83, the Lord called home one of his soldiers, Bishop Willie Giles, Jr., to his eternal resting place while at Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk, VA.   Willie Giles, Jr. was born on May 3, 1939, to Willie, Sr. & Gladys Mizell Giles Suffolk, VA.  He received his education from Suffolk Public Schools.  He worked as a production worker at Planters Peanuts Co. and later retired after over 35 years of…...

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Leon Allen

Leon Allen, affectionately known as “8-Ball”, was born on June 29, 1950 to the late Thelma Louise Allen Lomax Winslow in Norfolk, Virginia. He is pre-deceased by his siblings: sister Veronica Winslow, brothers Raymond (Butch) Lomax, Theodore (Blackjack) Allen, Eugene (Blue) Allen, Napoleon (Ronnie) Allen.  Leon was a student of the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Maury High School.  He held several jobs; including, working at Kempsville Building Material and the Virginian Pilot…...

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Felicia E. Jones

Felicia E. Jones passed away October 11, 2022....

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Mary Butts Patterson

Mary Butts Patterson passed away October 5, 2022....

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Antonio Moore

IN THE DAWNING OF A NEW DAY, OUR LOVE ONE ANTONIO GODFREY MOORE LEFT THIS WORLD BUT NOT OUR HEARTS. BORN ON JULY 7, 1961 TO JOHN T. MOORE AND SHIRLEY MITCHELL MOORE HALES OF NORFOLK VA. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON OCTOBER 10, 2022. ANTONIO WAS THE OLDEST OF THREE CHILDREN. ANTONIO ( AFFECTIONALLY KNOWN AS TONY) WAS EDUCATED IN THE NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS. HE GRADUATED FROM GRANBY HIGH SCHOOL IN 1980. AFTER GRADUATION HE…...

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Mother Lena M. Christmas Pierce

Mother Lena M. Christmas Pierce departed this life quietly and peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2022. She was in the comfort of her residence in Portsmouth, Virginia, surrounded by her children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon James Pierce, Sr. and one grandson, Shawn  Pierce. She was the daughter of the late Irene Christmas and Robert Warren. She was born March 5, 1931 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was raised by her aunt,…...

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Milton Lee Copeland

Milton Lee Copeland Sr., a retired Army Sgt. Major was called home by God to his eternal resting place on October 7, 2022, at the age of 82. Born to James and Mary Copeland, he was the 10th of 12 children. Milton was a deep-rooted member of Macedonia Holiness Church, under the leadership of Bishop Shaffer Copeland in Norfolk, Va. Milton joined the Army in 1957 and his first duty station was Ft. Douglas, in…...

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Charles Allen Harper

Our dear brother was taken home on the evening of October 9, 2022 only nine days away from his 72nd birthday.  Charles was a Military Veteran that Loved the Lord with all his heart, mind and soul.  He will be greatly missed but we know he’s in a better place....

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James Russell Day

Mr. James Russell Day was born on March 19, 1932 to the late Hezekieh and Rose Day in Courtland, Virginia where he received his early education. At the age of 20, he enlisted in the US Army where  he served honorably  for two years as a Military Police. Mr. Day met  and married Lillie Mae Hobbs and together they had three daughters Lavern, Vanessa and Edith. Mr. Day was humble and no non- sense individual.…...

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Roger William Smith

On Friday, October 7, 2022 Roger Smith affectionately known as “Sonnie” transitioned from his earthly life and gained his wings.  Roger was born Oct 16, 1933 to the late William and Margaret Smith. He was a native of Norfolk VA and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He worked as a longshoreman and retired from ILA local 1624 in 2001 with over 35 years of service. After retirement, he was an active member of the…...

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Frances L. Revels

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, our beloved Frances L. Revels passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family.  She was born in Portsmouth, VA on August 20, 1951 to the late Francis and Corrine Juniper.     She received her primary education in the Norfolk Public School System and retired as a Norfolk Public School Bus Driver, after 33 years of dedicated service. Due to her love for children, Frances later became a Norfolk…...

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Ella Mae Archer

Ella Mae Archer transitioned from this life and entered into eternal rest and peace on October 6, 2022....

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Janet Marie Heard

Janet Marie Heard, a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia, departed this life on October 9, 2022.  Janet was born on April 27, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia to Linda Gilchrist and Raymond Heard.  She attended Kellam High School and Tidewater Community College.  She was a member of Kingdom Building Worship Center. Janet leaves to cherish her memories, mother, Linda Gilchrist (Roger), father, Raymond Heard (Brenda); brother, Colby Heard, Sr. (Merry); sisters, Christie Heard-Branigan (Marlon), Deshana Linsely…...

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Dennis Eric Hammond

After a long and valiant battle against cancer, Dennis Eric Hammond, 58, of Chesapeake, VA was called home to be with his Creator.  He was surrounded by family and friends who loved him. It was evident Dennis’ purpose while here was to serve – his family, friends, and community.  Dennis enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, departing for boot camp after graduating Indian River High School in 1982.  He served in the Marine Corps…...

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Elivira U. Ferrell

Elivira U. Ferrell passed away September 30, 2022....

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Dolores Symmes

Dolores Symmes passed away October 5, 2022....

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Monteray “Princess” Gregory

Monteray “Princess” Gregory, 61, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. She graduated from Lake Taylor Sr. High School and attended Norfolk State University. She worked as a warehouse clerk at Costco Wholesale for 27 years before retiring. Monteray was preceded in death by her parents Maurice and Emma Gregory and her brother Melvin. She leaves to cherish her memory; children Marquie (Jason) Cooper, Jasmine King, Robert (Logan) Brooks and Billy Waiters; grandchildren Dedric, Carter,…...

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Melvin Butch Russell

Melvin Butch Russell passed away October 7, 2022....

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Willie Lee Pierce, Jr.

Willie Lee Pierce, Jr was born in Portsmouth, VA on May 15th, 1966 to Edith Eleanor Pierce and the late Willie Lee Pierce, Sr.  He departed this life on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 at his home. Willie was educated in the Portsmouth City public schools. He received additional work training at Job Corps.  Willie was a man of many trades; including working as a handyman and serving Portsmouth as a loyal public works employee. He…...

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Luther Vincent Moore

Luther Vincent Moore passed away October 4, 2022....

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Anfernee Claude Miranda

Anfernee “Ant” Claude Miranda was born June 20, 1996 in Dangriga, Belize to Loretta Antonio Miranda and Claude Miranda. Ant was educated at James Hurst and Victory Elementary Schools, Cradock Middle School, and I. C. Norcom High School. He worked in the government sector as a U. S. Postal Service worker for over 5 years. Ant  loved working with those he’d grown to call friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved reading…...

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Sheila Delores Snipes

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, Sheila Delores Snipes, 72, beloved Mama, mother-in-law, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, and friend, departed this life and went home to eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sheila was born on January 11, 1950, to the late Alberta G. Carter, and Elige Craig, Jr., in Fayetteville, NC.  She was educated in the Fayetteville City School System where she graduated from E. E. Smith Senior High School in 1969.  Sheila…...

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Rueben Odell Sample, III

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, God called his son, Rueben Odell Sample, III home suddenly. He was born on September 27, 1980, in Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth Virginia. He was the son of Rueben Odell Sample, Jr. and Audrey Elaine Kellam Sample of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Rueben was educated through the Virginia Beach School System. He attended the following: Tallwood Elementary School, Brandon Middle School, and graduated from Tallwood High School, receiving his high school…...

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Linda S. Britt

Linda S. Britt passed away October 2, 2022....

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Norma W. Spruill

Norma W. Spruill passed away October 2, 2022....

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Albert Brown, Jr.

Albert “Billy” Brown, Jr peacefully slipped into heavenly slumber on September 30, 2022 at the Thalia Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.  He was born January 17, 1942 in Deleon Springs, FL to his late parents Albert Brown, Sr. and Roxie Ann Witherspoon. He was predeceased by his wife Erma Jean Brown and his paternal grandmother Idora Johnson who raised him and his maternal grandmother, Phaybell Jackson. Billy began his early education in Suffolk Public School…...

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Shelton Hooker

Shelton Hooker passed away September 30, 2022....

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Robert Anderson Branch, Sr.

Robert Anderson Branch, Sr. passed away October 1, 2022....

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