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Rodney Barron Roberts, Sr.

Rodney Barron Roberts, Sr. passed away June 8, 2022....

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Linda Diane Thompson

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14 Minister and Psalmist Linda Diane Thompson was born to the late David and Hattie Cobb Thompson, Sr in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 12, 1967. She transitioned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Portsmouth Rehabilitation Center. Linda graduated from Manor High School and continued her collegiate studies at Commonwealth Community College majoring in…...

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Rosa Mae Neal

Rosa Mae Neal passed away June 8, 2022....

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Priscilla Ann Merchant

Priscilla Ann Merchant passed away June 4, 2022....

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Dianne W. Mathews

Dianne W. Mathews passed away June 3, 2022....

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Terrell Locker

Terrell Locker passed away June 6, 2022....

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Donta Demetris Corprew

Donta Demetris Corprew passed away June 1, 2022....

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Dianna Mae Brown

Dianna Mae Brown passed away June 7, 2022....

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Clarence Edward Foreman, Jr.

On June 1st, 2022, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ called our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, father-in-law, brother, and uncle Clarence Edward Foreman, Jr. to Heaven.  Surrounded by family, he transitioned peacefully.  Known as “Tuts,” Clarence was born to the late Clarence (Sr.) and Gladys Foreman on September 9, 1937. Out of this union, seven children were born, and Clarence was the oldest. He was preceded in death by his sisters Delores May Foreman…...

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Lonnie Darnell Frank

Lonnie Darnell Frank passed away June 5, 2022....

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Cindy Elizabeth Booker

On Friday, June 3, 2022 at 12:40 pm, the Lord whispered Cindy name and ushered her into eternal rest. Cindy E. Booker was born on March 9, 1963, in Portsmouth, VA to the late Mr. Winfield and Mrs. Rosa Lee Brown. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph D. Booker, Jr. She attended Portsmouth Public Schools and worked at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth for Professional Contract Services Inc. (PCSI) as a supervisor for 10 or…...

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Maggie Warren

Maggie Warren transitioned into eternal rest on June 2, 2022....

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Ivia Cora Walke Greene

Ivia Cora Lee Walke Greene (Cora) of 508 Pleasant Hall Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, departed this life on May 30, 2022. She was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia, to the late Clarence O. and Ivia Woodhouse Walke. The third of nine children, Cora grew up in the Mount Zion A.M.E. church family.  In 1975 she became a member of The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception.    Cora was a 1951 graduate…...

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Shirley Mae Fleming

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, departed her earthly vessel. She reunited with her heavenly Father at 4:02 pm, while being a patient at the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.   This Awesome Women Of God Shirley Mae Vaughan Fleming was born in Norfolk. Virginia on May 4, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Mr. James and Mrs. Ethel Skinner. She was raised in a loving…...

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Dorothy Mae Thompkins

Dorothy Mae Thompkins passed away June 1, 2022....

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Margie E. Powell

Margie E. Powell passed away May 30, 2022....

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Pecolia Gorham

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:05 PM, God sent His angels to the home of Pecolia Gorham. She returned to His kingdom after her courageous fight with an incurable illness. Pecolia was born January 3, 1937 in Chesapeake County. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Person. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her 13 siblings; her husband, Jasper Gorham; one daughter, Earnestine Harris; and a granddaughter, Sadena Jennings....

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Veryl J. Wells Scott

Veryl J. Wells Scott was born on May 6, 1952 to the late Larry and Ruth Wells, and was the youngest of four girls. She was educated in Lee County, South Carolina public schools and was one of four brave students to integrate Lynchburg High School before graduating as valedictorian and prom queen from Mount Pleasant High School in Elliott, SC. After high school, she matriculated to South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and…...

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Moses Aron Blount, Jr.

On June 3, 2022, Rev. Moses Aron Blount, Jr., (Moe-Moe) of Chesapeake VA entered into eternal rest. He was the 2nd child gifted to the late Rev. Moses A. Blount, Sr., and Edna O. Blount. He was welcomed by Jesus, his big Sister Lillian Blount Lawless and Grandparents. Moses Jr. was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools and received his Welder’s certificate from Breckinridge Job Corps Center. He also graduated from the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunities…...

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Josephine Joseph

Some people only walk the earth for a short time. Josephine Joseph walked this earth without embarrassment or shame for 85 years. This home going reminds us that GOD “THE ALL” is always with us. She has now rejoined her heavily Ancestors and gained her wings. Josephine Joseph known to us as the Matriarch of our family. She created her legacy through her children. As a wife and mother of 5 who pride herself on being creative, meticulous and valued…...

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Brent R. Reid

Brent R. Reid passed away May 29, 2022....

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Paul L. Robinson

Paul L. Robinson passed May 30, 2022....

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Doris W. Mims

The beloved Doris Marie Ward Mims, 78, passed away on June 3, 2022 in Williamsburg, Virginia after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Doris was born in South Carolina on Feb. 6, 1944 to Mrs. Uarriah B. Ward and Mr. Andrew Ward. She was one of eight children born to her parents. Her parents moved from South Carolina to Virginia when Doris was a baby. She grew up in Norfolk and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington…...

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Robert Lynell Epps

Robert Lynell Epps passed away May 28, 2022....

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Cyrano Baron Battiste

Cyrano Baron Battiste, Sr passed away on 26 May 2022.  He entered the world with his twin brother Gregorie on 07 March 1958 in New York  to parents  the late Albert John Battiste and the late Letha Mae Battiste.  He was educated in New York and was a graduate of Pratt Institute University.   He served his country in joining the United States Air Force (USAF) and was discharged with honors.  Additional  technical skills gained led…...

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Turquoise Daughtry

Turquoise Daughtry passed away May 25, 2022....

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Vernadine Hill

Vernadine Hill was born September 29, 1958 in Mount Vernon, New York to Gene A. & Bertha M. Hill.  Friends and family describe Vern as a loving, caring woman who cared deeply for her family and had a special gift connecting with those she came in contact with.  Her quirky personality allowed her to be vulnerable enough to make friends wherever she went.  She was beautiful and had a unique natural character trait – likeability.…...

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Loretta Virginia Brazell

Loretta Virginia Brazell, 79, of Norfolk, passed away May 28, 2022, surrounded by her family. Loretta will truly be missed by both family and friends of the many lives she touched....

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Milton C. Grant

Our family circle that was so closely woven together with a very strong bond of love and devotion was broken when death visited us and removed Milton from our midst. The unexpected event has truly shaken our world, as Milton was the glue that held so many together. Milton C. Grant was born on April 11, 1942 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Audrey Kelley and William Ballard. Milton was educated in the Portsmouth School…...

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Sharon Leann Jenkins

Sharon Leann Jenkins passed away May 26, 2022....

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Troy J. Shambry

On May 20, 2022 Troy J. Shambry (TJ )a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin departed from this life to his eternal resting place. He was born April 22, 1988 to Edward R. Shambry Jr. and Karen L. Shambry. He was the youngest of six siblings. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Hanover County and attended Christopher Newport in Newport News, where he gained his associates degree. Afterwards he later went on to…...

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Patrick Oliver Jones, Jr.

Patrick Oliver Jones, Jr. passed away May 26, 2022....

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Felicia Lenel Mondy

Felicia Lenel Mondy passed away May 25, 2022....

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Sandra J. Jacobs

This is to certify that Sandra Jean Jacobs has commenced the journey which she has spiritually prepared herself for the last mile of the way. She peacefully took another step in the progression of everlasting life on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at home. Sandra was born to the late David and Annie Mae Harris on February 11, 1946. She was educated at I.C. Norcom High School where she graduated. Sandra was employed with the Holiday…...

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Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams departed from this life to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA. Raymond was born in Pine Top, North Carolina October 6, 1953 to Sam and Helen Williams Joyner. He moved to Norfolk, VA as a toddler with his mother Helen Joyner and her husband Thomas Joyner who raised him as his son. Raymond is survived by his mother Helen Williams Joyner; brothers, Charles Williams…...

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Harvey A. Morton

Harvey A. Morton passed away May 18, 2022....

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Clara Clemontine DeLoach

HER STORY Our Joy: April 30, 1929 Her Victory: May 24, 2022 Clara Clementine Deloach departed her earthly walk of life on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the age of 93.  She was born April 30, 1929 to the late Herbert and Essie Clara Holloman. Clara Clementine attended elementary school in St. John and graduated from Robert Lee Vann High School in Ahoskie, NC and Norfolk State University. After her graduation she relocated to Norfolk,…...

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Reginald McDaniel

Reginald was born February 13, 1964, to the late Maxwell McDaniel and Wanza Mae Snead. On May 21, 2022 Reginald transitioned to his spiritual home. He enjoyed being out on the water fishing and watching scary movies for fun. One of his favorite restaurants was Surf Riders. Reginald was a hard worker for many years after serving in the U.S. Army. “Reggie” also known as “Cat Eyes” was preceded by his father Randolph Snead Sr.…...

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Charles K. Whitaker

Charles K. Whitaker passed away May 22, 2022....

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Jerry L. James, Sr.

Heaven has gained a new angel! Our beautiful, blessed loved one, Jerry L. James, left us on May 19th, 2022, early Thursday morning. He now has a new heavenly home in a place of love, peace, comfort, and joy. He is without sickness, pain, and suffering. Our beloved Jerry loved doing many things like working in the yard, cutting his neighbor’s grass, fixing things, and helping when he was needed or as much as he…...

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Lavonte Eugene Jarvis

RMEMEBERING LAVONTA EUGENE JARVIS Lavonta was born August 12, 1991 in Norfolk, Virginia to Christine Jarvis and Larry Rodgers. Unfortunately Lavonta’s life was cut short.  As a child and youth Lavonta attended New Life Worship Center. He also attended Norfolk Public Schools and Vocational Careers where he mastered a trade of brick masonry. He became a foreman at Reliable Concrete, where he worked for twelve plus years. At the age of twenty five, Lavonta started…...

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Louise A. Edwards

Louise A. Edwards passed away May 23, 2022....

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Ronnie A. Powell

Ronnie A Powell of Norfolk, VA passed away on Wednesday. May 11, 2022, at the age of 64. After several months of declining health, Ronnie died peacefully with his beloved wife Lena and their children by his side. Ronnie was born in Norfolk, VA on May 12, 1957 to his mother Queenie E Chalmers. He was the youngest, of two sons. He graduated from Norview High School in 1975 and became a master electrician after…...

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McDonald Watford

McDonald Watford passed away May 19, 2022....

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Corey Theodore Valentine

Corey Theodore Valentine passed away May 16, 2022....

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Shelia Diane Davis

Shelia Diane Davis passed away May 19, 2022....

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Antonio Lorenzo Brown

Antonio Lorenzo Brown passed away May 19, 2022....

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Takira Olivia Black

On May 17, 2022, Takira Olivia Black, 31, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend departed from this life to her eternal resting place. Takira, also known as Kira, was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. She graduated from Salem High School and then in May 2017 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree. After college she moved to Houston, Texas where she was a self-taught…...

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Deacon Albert E. Harold, Jr.

I Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Deacon Albert E. Harold, Jr., fondly known as “Bubba”, was born on July 3,…...

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Ernest D. Holmes, III

Ernest D. Holmes III, 72, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather peacefully ascended to his heavenly home while being surrounded by family and friends on May 18, 2022. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Ernest Jr. and Arvilla Holmes. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, and two sisters Deborah Alexander and Donna Riddick. Ernest III lovingly known to his friends as Demi and “Boney Henry”, was a graduate of Granby High School and…...

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