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Debra B. Vaughan

Surrounded by a loving and devoted family, Debra Biggs Vaughan entered eternal rest on October 8, 2019, at her residence in Chesapeake, VA. Debra, born September 27,1947 in Norfolk, VA was born to the late Clara B. & Walter H. Biggs. She grew up in Norfolk, VA and was a 1965 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and attended Norfolk State University and Keys Business College receiving a degree in Business Education. Debra worked…...

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Rev. Dr. Thomas James Hart

Rev. Thomas James Hart, affectionately known as “Joe-Joe & Pop-Pop”, was a man of excellence and honor who entered this world on February 25, 1949 and fulfilled his purpose on October 10, 2019. Thomas James Hart was born to Thomas James Brooks and Johnnie Beatrice Hart on February 25, 1949 in Clearwater, Florida. He leaves to cherish his faithful, loving wife, Yvonne B. Hart, One Son: Deltarnez Hart, Five Daughters: Tonyea Smith (Phillip), R. Angel…...

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James T. Brown

November 17, 1963 – October 7, 2019 James T. Brown Sr., will be greatly missed by his mother Sarah Miller, his loving sister Margaret Hawkins(Donald), his son James Brown Jr.(Nicole), and his daughter Monique Sherise Brown, his three grandsons Josiah Spencer Brown, Daniel Brown, and James Travis Brown III.,and his granddaughter Madison Janae Stanford and his nephews Jewel, Damien and Chris, and a host of family and friends. James was predeceased by his father Willie “boss hog” Brown, his brother Darryl A Brown and Rev.Dr.Edwin Harrison Miller,Sr. James…...

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Grace Russell Jones Means

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Sister Grace Russell Jones Means departed this life at the age of 93. Grace was born on September 25, 1926, to the late Carroll and Thedia Russell of New Holland, North Carolina. Grace was united in matrimony to the late Frederick Jones, Sr., and many years after his demise, she joined the late Homer Means in marriage. Sister Means’ primary education was in the public schools of North Carolina. She attended…...

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Joel Brinson, Sr.

Joel Brinson, Sr. passed away on October 6, 2019....

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Dustin O. Gallop

Dustin Omar Gallop was born on June 15, 1983 in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the eldest son of Raul and Thomazette Martinez. In June 2001, Dustin graduated from Bayside High School, Virginia Beach, VA and in April 2002, he served in the United States Merchant Marines where they engage in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United States. Looking to pursue greater opportunities, Dustin was…...

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Brian M. Davis

Brian M. Davis passed away on October 4, 2019....

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Doreatha Faltz Butler

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we love is stilled. A place is vacate in our home, Which never can be filled. And after a lonely heart ache, And many a silent tear. But always a beautiful memory, Of one we love so dear. Rest! Rest! Rest! Doreatha Faltz Butler quietly and peacefully slipped into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her home. Doreatha was born in Courtland, Virginia to the…...

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Darrick A. Early

Darrick Early, who we all knew as “Pooh”, is now in a better place. He was the father of Daizhna, Daphney, and Derek Bennett. He was the son of Mary Ann Price and Harry Knight. “Pooh” was also the grandfather of Jevon Felton, Jr. Jevon may not  remember his grandfather, but one thing is for sure,the family will make sure his grandson knows about him. “Pooh” was a man who joked and made you laugh.…...

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Eddie Louis Moye

God called home our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Eddie Louis Moye born in South mills, NC on November 24,1958. He was the fourth of eight siblings. Sisters; Cinda Jenkins, Flora Mae Sawyer,Rosa Moye and Valerie Moye; Brothers, Willie Moye Jr, Maurice Moye,and Donnell Moye. Eddie went into the army straight out of high school and served for 6 years. After serving his country he then worked for Champion Fencing Company. He later…...

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Jane L. Winborne

Jane L. Winborne passed away on October 7, 2019....

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John A. Thompson

John A. Thompson passed away on October 5, 2019....

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James Melvin Outlaw

James Melvin Outlaw from Norfolk, VA passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 86 years of age. He was born in Norfolk the son of James C. and Maybell L. Outlaw. James graduated from high school and later married his high school sweetheart, Minnie L. Outlaw in June of 1954. They were married for 49 years with one daughter, Annette Parker. During the union, he spent 2 years in the United States Army as…...

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Moses Singleton

Moses Singleton, affectionately known as Papa and Sing sing, 82 of Virginia Beach, Va died unexpectedly on Sunday October 6, 2019 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Moses is survived by his wife of 47 years Gladys S Singleton, 10 children and their spouses, 24 grandchildren and their spouses, and 36 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters, in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by 1 son, 5…...

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Esther Elise Griffin

Esther Elise Griffin passed away on October 4, 2019....

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Helen Joyce Battle

Helen J. Battle departed this life on October 6, 2019. Helen was born June 21, 1936 to late Howard and Elizabeth Harrell in Norfolk, VA. She was educated at Booker T. Washington High School. Helen retired from Nauticus. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Battle and two daughters, Toni Harrell and Yvonne Booker. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Glenda Youngs (Ernesto) Rosalyn Sykes (Pendleton) and Helena Owens (Marshall);…...

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Roosevelt Holloman, Sr.

Roosevelt Holloman, Sr., was born on July 17, 1940, to the late Sarah Holloman and Eligah Holloman, Sr., in Virginia Beach, Virginia. On October 6, 2019, he departed peacefully into eternal rest; free from all pain and suffering. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Holloman Bowen, brother Eligah Holloman, Jr., sister Rose Holloman, and grandson Johnathan Holloman. His memory will be forever cherished and honored by his devoted wife Gladiola Holloman of 61 years,…...

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Ralph Albert Wilson

During the early morning hours of Saturday, October 5, 2019, Ralph Albert Wilson made his transition from earthly burdens to peaceful rest. Born in Norfolk County, now Portsmouth, Virginia on September 29, 1948, Ralph was the ninth of ten children born to Rev. Joseph C. and Lucy R. Wilson. He attended I. C. Norcom High School and was elected president of his graduating class. A serious athlete, Ralph excelled in football and track, earning a…...

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Elton Colvin Scarbor

Elton Colvin Scarbor passed away on October 6, 2019....

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David A. McLellan

David “Beaver ”Allan McLellan, age 72, departed this life peacefully on October 2, 2019 in Portsmouth, VA. He was born January 3, 1947 to the late David McLellan and Eddie Townsend McLellan. He attended .I.C. Norcom High School. In his young adulthood years, he coached Little League football and mentored many young men. He began working for Newport News Naval Shipyard as an auto mechanic, and quickly learned his trade as a welder, where he…...

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Lorner V. Haynes

Entered eternal life on October 2, 2019. She was born in Jamaica, West Indies, on October 26, 1942 to the late Dorthlyn C. Haynes and Raphael M. Haynes. Lorner completed her education which included her Master Chef Certification and spent over 25 years as a chef in the Tourist industry. She prepared gourmet meals for hundreds of dignitaries (including Bob Marley’s family) and families from countries such as the United States, Germany, England, Scotland, France,…...

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Jean N. Spruill

Jean N. Spruill daughter of the late Joseph & Lucinda Carrington Mackey was born June 9, 1931 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the third child of four children with one surviving sister, Elaine Dunn of Norfolk. She was preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Parker and one brother, Joseph Mackey Jr. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. Jean was united in marriage to the late Erma Spruill on September 13, 1948…...

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John Samuel Shaw

John Shaw peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, October 4,2019. John was born on January 29,1955 and was the youngest child born to the late Grace Shaw. John was a faithful member of New Beginning Apostle Church for six years. He worked for Defense Logistics Agency for over fifteen years where he retired when he became ill. John lived a full life with a big sense of humor. His favorite saying was “ I…...

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Corine Spencer

On October 5, 2019 our beloved Corine Spencer transformed into her heavenly state surrounded by those she loved and loved her. Born August 24, 1948 to Eugene Williams and Leedell Watson, both who preceded her in death. At a very young age Corine was adopted and raised by her late grandparents, Dan and Sadie Spencer. Corine was baptized at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Gum Neck) where she attended for most of her young adult life…...

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Flora Mae Kelly

Supported by the loving prayers of her family, on October 4th, 2019 Flora Lassiter Kelly, age 73, was called home to Our Lord. Affectionately known as “Joker”, Flora Mae Lassiter was born on January 29, 1946 in Chesapeake, Virginia to Robert and Louise Odom Lassiter, and was preceded in death by her husband Leroy Kelly, siblings Martha Owens and Robert Lassiter Jr., nephew Michael Lassiter and niece Elane Lassiter Guishard. Flora was a dedicated mother, first and foremost.  She tirelessly worked various…...

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Frank E. Hill “Bo”

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, our loved one, Frank E. Hill, went home to be with the Lord. Frank was known by many as “ Bo Dilly”. Frank was born on March 11, 1947 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Otelia Hill and Elvin Brown. Frank was an electrician after he served in the Army. Frank was charming with a good sense of humor . His family and friends and all who remember him knew…...

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David W. Whitaker

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 our Father, grandfather, brother and uncle, David Warren Whitaker departed this life after a brief illness. He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, born January 14. 1946. Baptized at the age of 12 at Shiloh Baptist Church, David also attended John Goode Elementary, Ruffner Middle, and was a graduate of the 1964 class of Booker T. Washington High School. After which, he attended Norfolk State University and participated in the…...

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Darrin Glen Lomax

Mr. Darrin Glen Lomax was born on May 10, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Mr. and Mrs. Mose and Jennie Lomax. He served in the United States Navy for four years. He was employed for 25 years as a welder with Hercules Fence Company in Norfolk, Virginia until his illness. Darrin was preceded in death by his father, Mose Lomax, Sr; mother Jennie B. Lomax, two brothers Mose Lomax, Jr and Randy E. Lomax and…...

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Albert Lee Byrd

Albert Lee Byrd entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born on January 29, 1945 in Salisbury, N.C. to the late Arthur William Byrd, Sr. and Doris Littlejohn Byrd.   Albert accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at Central Baptist Church as a young adult. As a member of Central Baptist Church, he served as chairman of the deacon board, home and bus ministry, Sunday school teacher, and member of the…...

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Walter Evans, Jr.

Walter Evans, Jr. “Junie” passed away on September 29, 2019....

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Ellen H. Martin

Ellen Martin-Sanders was born on Wednesday, August 30, 1939 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to Annie B. Sanders and Cal Sanders they preceded her in death. On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Ellen Martin-Sanders a loving mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother transitioned after a long term illness in Norfolk, Virginia. Ellen Martin-Sanders worked as a cook in various restaurants. Ellen was surrounded by devoted a host of, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends to help carry…...

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Gloria Blanche Pugh

Gloria Blanche Pugh affectionately known as “Glo” and beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Allene Pugh peacefully slipped away during the early hours of Monday, September 30, 2019 comfortably at her home in Fairfax, Virginia. Gloria was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System and a graduate of Manor High School in 1975. Upon graduation from high school she attended Norfolk State University receiving a degree in Journalism. She accepted in her early childhood…...

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Cheila Leilana Hester

On the morning of September 27th 2019 Cheila Leilana Hester passed away in her home from a celebral hemorrhage at the age of 17. Cheila affectionately known as Pokie by her Ioved ones and family. She was born to Shirley Ann Vaughter and Shawn O’Dell Hester on February 3rd 2002 in Norfolk, Virginia. Pokie grew up in Virginia and moved to McDonough, Georgia in 2016 where she attended McDonough High as a senior. Her good…...

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Elijah E. Rumble

Elijah Edmund Rumble, our beloved Son, Father, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, and Friend was a heavenly gift given to his parents on September 8, 1979. In the early hours of September 19, 2019,while in Bahrain, he entered an eternal rest. He was truly a blessing to his family and friends. Elijah was educated in the Virginia Beach City Schools, graduating in 1998 from Princess Ann High School where he was a member of the ROTC and…...

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Juan D. Peoples

Juan Demetrius Peoples entered eternal life on September 29, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C.  He was born August 18, 1981 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Ralph R. and Barbara A. Peoples.  He was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 2000.  He went on to attend Tidewater Community College.  After College Juan briefly worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and later became a dedicated Food Service worker. Juan was a member of…...

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Alice B. Archie

Alice B. Archie passed away on September 30, 2019....

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Robert L. James, Jr.

Robert L. James, Jr. passed away on September 27, 2019....

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Geraldine Elizabeth Gleaves Abrams

Mrs. Geraldine Elizabeth Gleaves Abrams (Geri) was born December 25,1947 in Scotland County, North Carolina to Norris Larkin and Roberta Freeman Gleaves. She departed her earthly life on September 27,2019 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia At an early age, she was baptized and joined ST. George United Methodist Church in Maxton where she was a faithful member until she moved away. She was an active member of New Mount Olive AME…...

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Joseph W. Forbes

Mr. Joseph William Forbes went home to be with his heavenly father on the evening of September 27, 2019. Joseph was born on October 13, 1935 in Norfolk, VA. He was the son of the late, Ruth Forbes of Norfolk, VA. Joseph was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. Joseph was a cook in the Army for four years. He also was a cook at Giant Open Air Market…...

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Rosa M. Scott

Rosa M. Scott of Portsmouth, Virginia left her earthly home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2019. She was born December 27, 1924, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late James and Drew Moore. She was predeceased by her husband, Elder Joseph Scott; two brothers, John Moore Sr., Elder Samuel Moore, and two sisters, Gussie Powell, and Lena Little.  She is an alumni of I.C. Norcom High School.  Rosa Scott served as First Lady…...

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Maggie Deloatch

Maggie Edmond Deloatch was born on April 16, 1923 in Scotland Neck, N.C. She was the oldest of eleven children to the late Charles and Mitnora Edmond. She was educated in the North Carolina Public School System. She met and married Joseph Deloatch and went on to raise her six children. Later moving to Norfolk, VA and then to Philadelphia, PA. Where she pursued a career in nursing. She was employed by the Inglish House…...

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Keith Darryl Harper, Sr.

Keith Darryl Harper Sr, was called home on September 27th at his residence peacefully how he proclaimed. He was met at the gates of heaven by his son Keith Harper Jr., embraced with no more pain. Born in Chicago, Dec15th of 1966. At Cook County Hospital unto Charles Harper Jr. and Evelyn Rogers who birthed another prince. Keith was the Grandson of Grant and Carrie Rogers also Sylvia and Charles Harper Sr. Keith went to…...

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Thomas Mills

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, our beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Thomas Mills transitioned peacefully into eternal rest. Thomas was 56 years old and known by family and friends as “Duball”. He was born in Portsmouth, VA on April 22, 1963 to the late Russell Howell and Catherine Mills. He was the seventh child out of eight siblings. He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked at PCSI until his health began to…...

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Reginald B. Bell

Reginald B. Bell, 58 of Virginia Beach, VA departed this life on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  He was born November 7, 1960 to the late Rafford and Cora Bell.  He retired after serving more than 34 years as a civil service employee for the Navy. Reginald was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Earnest and Edwin Bell.  He leaves behind to cherish his memories a daughter, Cortni Bell of Alexandria, VA; and a son, Reginald…...

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D’Nicia Al’Niqua Artis

D’Nicia Al’Niqua Artis passed away on September 21, 2019....

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Bishop Harry L. Norman

Bishop Harry L. Norman passed away on September 25, 2019....

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Derwin A. Perry

Derwin Anthony Perry transitioned to glory on September 21, 2019. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 29, 1989 to Contina Miller and Derwin Johnson, Derwin “Mann Mann” Perry was a great spirit at heart to all who knew and loved him. He was a great listener and communicator who in spite of his own pain, always maintained a smile on his face. Employed by the shipyard as a Fire Watch, Derwin attended Lake Taylor High…...

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Shirley Lee Yates

Shirley Lee Yates was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Elsie Simons and Henry Brown on February 22, 1939 and passed away on September 25, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to Jehovah in 1972.  Shirley enjoyed declaring the good news of the Kingdom to all she met.  She was a faithful servant of Jehovah who loved and cared for all of her brothers and sisters…...

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Bernard Scott

    1 Timothy 2:3-4                  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, gently and peacefully spoke to one of his faithful servants, Bernard Scott and said, “Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,…...

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Marquise J. Brunson

Marquise Jermaine Brunson was born April 6,1990 to Addie Brunson and Michael Anthony Coleman. He was the 5th child to Addie and the baby boy to Michael. He completed high school and graduated with a high school diploma. Growing up Marquise loved playing video games and football. He loved money so much that at the age of 13 he was in a program selling candy to make his own money. He was a hustler in…...

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