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Roger E. Hall, Jr.

Roger E. Hall, Jr., known to many as “Governor” or “Blu,” departed this life on Monday, May 27, 2024. Roger was born March 7, 1959 to Elaine R. Baker and the late Roger E. Hall, Sr. in Norfolk, Virginia.   Roger was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was a member of the football and track teams at Indian River High School where he also graduated with the class of 1978.  Upon graduation, he enlisted into…...

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David B. Outlaw

David B Outlaw departed this earthly life for his heavenly home on May 27, 2024, in Portsmouth, VA; he was born on February 5, 1952, in Suffolk VA to David and Sarah Outlaw. As a youth, David had many jobs in which bought him much delight such as, General Electric and Allied Colloids. David then went on to have his own business, “Outlaw & Outlaw Cleaning Company”. He then started working for PCSI Cleaning Company…...

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Barbara A. Wall

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Bernadette Renee Taylor

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Tenille Allen

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Shermia Jalesa Olivia McDuffie

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, Shermia Jalesa Olivia McDuffie. She left this world peacefully, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Shermia’s vibrant spirit touched the lives of all who knew her, and her absence will be deeply felt by her family and friends. Shermia was born on April 6, 1988, at Norfolk General Hospital, the daughter of Paul Sr. and Robbie McDuffie. From…...

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Estella A. Majette

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Mae L. Roberts

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Gail Unuigbe

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Sheldon D. Johnson

Sheldon Johnson was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 15th, 1962, and transcended on May 20th, 2024. Coach Shelt was an “Eagle” sworn as a dedicated coach to many young men and women of the Diggs Town and Tidewater Gardens community. He was a retiree of 32 years of service with the City of Norfolk as an equipment operator. Coach Shelt was a pillar to the community. He will deeply be missed by all whom…...

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Helene Doreen Owens

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Winston Rick Holley

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Mable Odell Hicks

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George Thomas Freeman

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Herman Leon Britt

Herman Leon Britt, fondly known as “Billy-Bo” was born on April 2, 1947, to Viola Jones-Britt and Joseph Britt. Billy-Bo was born in Virginia Beach and raised second to the youngest of eight children. He embodied a life of resilience and compassion, leaving an indelible mark on his community and loved ones. From his roots in Virginia Beach to his dedication to family and service, his legacy of problem-solving and encouragement to the younger generation…...

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Archie Lee Price

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Johnnie Hazel Powell, Jr.

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Jimmie Lee Scott, Jr.

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La’Roy Levon Walker

It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of La’Roy Levon Walker who left us peacefully on May 19th, 2024. Born on September 6th, 1979, in Norfolk, VA, La’Roy was the beloved son of Marie Sykes and the late Leroy Parham. He graduated from Oscar Smith High School and excelled as an honor graduate. La’Roy spent over 20 years working as a Sheriff for the city of Chesapeake and Hampton and later as…...

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Victoria Denise Cartwright

Victoria Denise Cartwright was born on the last day of the year, December 31, 1960, Norfolk, Virginia, which is why “Party” is something she knows very well! She entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.  She is predeceased by her parents, Sadie Mae Darden and Johnson Darden; her sister, Sandra Wilson; and three brothers, Monroe “JB” Case Sr., Danny Purvis, and John Henry Darden. Victoria “Vickie”, “Redd”, “MA…...

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Johnny Eugene Johnson, Jr.

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James W. Atkinson

James Wesley Atkinson, affectionately known as “Papa”, our beloved husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, in-law, and friend gained his wings to be with our heavenly father on May 22, 2024. On September 10, 1940, James Wesley Atkinson was born to the late James Wesley Matthews and Pauline Elizabeth Mahone in Dunn, NC. He was raised by his mother, Pauline Mahone and bonus dad, Alex Mahone in Chesapeake, VA. He graduated from Crestwood High School in…...

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Celestine Johnson

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Dr. John O. Simpson

Dr. John O. Simpson, 74 of Chesapeake VA. passed away on Wednesday May 15, 2024. John was born on June 28, 1949, in Chester, Pennsylvania to Wilma (Gettings) and Charles E. Simpson Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charles Jr. (2003), and his sisters Mildred (2024), Jeanne (2016), and Florence (2021). Those remaining to cherish John’s memory are his wife, of 47 years, Rita Dailey Simpson, son, John Michael Simpson,…...

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Margaret Lee White

Our beloved Margaret Lee White, age 88, left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2024, surrounded by the ones who loved her the most. She was born on September 2, 1935 in Norfolk, Va to her parents Ella White and Mr. White. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant until she retired in summer of 1994. She was a loving caring mother, and an excellent grandmother. She is survived by…...

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Melvin F. Jones, Sr.

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Judy E. Alston

Judy Evonne Alston, affectionately known as “Binky,” made her grand entrance into the world in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday, November 22, 1972 and was the eldest daughter of Deborah Rodriguez and Junius Highter. She lived most of her days in Norfolk spending lots of time with both sides of her family. She even lived in Philadelphia a short time with her aunt Deborah Highter-Briggs, who preceded her in death. Binky gave birth to her first daughter, Jasmine, in…...

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Vander L. Hill

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Emma D. Simmons

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Joe Ruffin Studivant, Jr.

Joe Ruffin Studivant, Jr. transitioned peacefully on May 15, 2024, around family in Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA. He was born May 20, 1952, in Norfolk, VA, to the late Joe Ruffin Studivant, Sr., and Lenora Sylvia Studivant. Joe grew up in Calvert Park, Norfolk, VA, and began working as a paperboy as a teenager with The Virginia-Pilot Newspaper.  As an outstanding paperboy, he won a trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL.…...

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Joseph Ebron

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Charles J. Harris, Jr.

On May 13, 2024, Charles James Harris Jr., “C”, went peacefully to his eternal rest on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the age of 84 years old. Charles was born to the late Ursula Brown and Charles Harris, Sr. in Petersburg, Virginia (VA). He grew up in Petersburg and graduated from Peabody High School in 1956. Charles joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958 and served as an antitank assault-man. He later attended and…...

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Gail M. Williams

Gail M. Williams, 71, transitioned to be with the Lord at 2pm on May 10, 2024, while surrounded by family. Gail was born to Charles and Catherine Daniels on January 8, 1953. She led a joyful childhood with family and friends in the Tidewater Park area of Norfolk and Crestwood Manor of Chesapeake. She enjoyed sporting events and supported her high school as a member of the drill team. After graduating from Crestwood in 1970,…...

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Jordan M. Williams

Jordan Marquise Williams was born September 21, 2007, to Ann-Marie Williams and Percell Baxter. Our beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew cousin and dear friend entered eternal peace on May 7, 2024. Jordan was a sophomore at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, VA. He enjoyed listening to music, rapping, playing his game and joking around. Every time you saw “Jo-Jo” or “Bird” as he was called he was always smiling, giving out hugs and…...

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Reginald Demon Ford

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Matthew Maurice Winston, Sr.

Matthew Maurice Winston, beloved son, brother, father, husband, grandfather, and friend passed away in his Virginia Beach, Va., home on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at the age of 86.  He was known for his great sense of humor, his love of jazz, and his friendly demeanor.  No matter what city, state, or country to which he traveled, he always made a friend. Matthew, born to the late Dorothy Winston and the late Samuel Clanton was…...

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Elsie Patricia McInnis

On “ Mother’s Day” Sunday, May 12,2024 God so gently whispered in our mother Elsie’s ear and said, “well done not it’s time for you to come home and take your rest.’ Elsie  was born October 3,1935 to the late Audrey and John Boney, Sr. in Norfolk, Virginia. Elsie was the 3rd born of seven children. Elsie retired from St. Mary’s Infant Home after many dedicated years of service there as a Nurses Aid, where…...

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Antonio Brown, Sr.

Antonio “Tony” Brown Sr. will be fondly remembered as a beloved figure whose life was a beautiful reflection of his profound love for his family and friends. He was affectionately known as “Tony” or “Brown” and passed away peacefully at his home on May 12, 2024, at the age of 66. Born on March 24, 1958, in Norfolk, Virginia, Tony was the husband of the late Carolyn F. Brown. His legacy is marked by his kindness, generosity, and the…...

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Charles Wilbur Howard, Sr.

Charles Wilbur Howard, born in Laing, West Virginia, on December 20, 1933, peacefully passed away on April 28, 2024, at the age of 90. He was the second son to James C. and Mildred J. Howard. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Howard, siblings Michael Howard, James Howard, Robert Howard, Dora Tellis, June Maxine Franklin, and Ramona Hunter. He is survived by his siblings Gary (Deborah) Howard, Patricia Newton, and Kay…...

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Bobby Jackson

Bobby “Popeye” Jackson, Sr. was born on November 22, 1959, to the late Laura L. Jackson and Joseph Stuart Brown, Sr., in Norfolk, VA. He attended Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, VA. He married Kenyetta whom he loved dearly. His career spanned over 20 years at various shipyards providing gas-free services. His last place of employment was Colonna’s Shipyard. His passion was providing landscaping services. Bobby departed this life on Monday, May 13, 2024.…...

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Corinne DeLoatch Greene

Corinne DeLoatch Greene was born in Conway, NC on August 10, 1947 to the late John Robert and Viola DeLoatch. Corinne (Sally) was the youngest of nine children. Louvenia (Lou), Robert (Rob), Hannah, Mable, John (Jonnie), Floyd (Bird), Nellie, and Leo (Nick). She is the last of her brothers and sisters to enter through the Gates of Heaven. Corinne became a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E church in Conway, NC at the young age of…...

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Quanae Lynette Platt

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Clarence Edward Elliott

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Clarence E. Elliott passed on to his heavenly home on Friday, May 10th at home, with his loving wife by his side. Mr. Elliott was born on July 3rd, 1937 in a section of Virginia Beach known as Princess Anne County. He was the only child of Clarence and Everlyn Elliott. Even though he was an only child, he grew up with many cousins. He was never lonely. His…...

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Richard B. Bullock

Richard Bullock, the only child of the late Peter Bullock and Rodena Bullock (née Hudson), was born on May 28,1926 in Norfolk, VA. Richard peacefully passed away the morning of May 14, 2024, in Norfolk, VA. Richard was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. After graduation, he proudly served his country during WW2 from 1944-1947, before being honorably discharged. Not long after, Richard returned to Virginia, where he met Gertrude Bullock (née Smith).…...

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Lee Allen Carson

We celebrate the life of Lee Allen Carson, aka Pookie, Lee was born on November 22, 1954, in Norfolk VA. Lee passed away on May 11, 2024. Lee was a beloved resident of Norfolk, Virginia. He made a profession of faith and was baptized in 1988, where he attended a (UDM) cell group church in Norfolk VA. Lee leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. He was loved by many. Lee was the…...

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Michael Wayne Rainey, Sr.

Michael Wayne Rainey Sr. was born in Portsmouth, VA on September 8, 1960, to William and Mattie Rainey. He attended public schools in Norfolk where he graduated from Granby High School. He was the youngest of six children. Michael was wed to Rayna Peele (deceased). In this union they had three children:  Michael W. Rainey Jr, Aimee L. Rainey, and Raymond P. Rainey. Michael truly lived life to the fullest and had a passion for…...

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Stanley Leroy Lowe

Stanley L. “Leroy” Lowe entered this life on October 13, 1943 as the first born son and eldest of five children born to the late Frederick A. Carter, Sr and Eloise Deloris Lowe. Gently and quietly, God placed him in His loving arms and called him home in the early morning hours on May 12, 2024. His family and friends always called him by his middle name “Leroy”. He was born and raised in the…...

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Frank James

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, Frank James was called home to his heavenly father’s side and entered into eternal rest. Frank was born on July 25, 1951, in South Norfolk, VA to the late Fred James, Sr. and Gearldine Scott James. Frank attended Norfolk Public Schools system in his younger years. Frank resided as a resident of Richmond, Virginia for over 40 years, where he found a love for driving long distance trucks and doing…...

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Janet Sue Alleyne

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Janet “Nana” Alleyne, was called home on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, at 5:12am. She was born on April 20th, 1952, to the late Henry and Evelyn Jones in Alabama. Janet grew up in a loving home in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was the nineth child out of eleven. Janet attended Boston Public Schools, graduating from Jamaica Plain High School. Janet married her husband and best friend, Anthony Alleyne, on December…...

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