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Randolph Reid

Minister Randolph Reid departed this earthly life to be with the Lord on February 16, 2019 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was born December 22, 1950 to the late Charlie and Ruth Reid in Norfolk, Virginia. Minister Reid is a Veteran of the United States Army and retired from the Norfolk Naval base in 2005. Minister Reid was a member of Cathedral of Faith, Chesapeake, Virginia. He was a graduate of G. W. Carver High School class of 1969. Minister Reid leaves…...

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Emma L. Phillips

Emma L. Phillips departed this life on 2/15/2019. Known as Louise to most of her family and friends and “Weezy” to those closest to her, was born on 7/30/1942, in Norfolk County to the late William and Elizzie Mae Gregory. She attended Crestwood High School and later worked and retired as a Nursing Care Partner for Sentara Healthcare. Praise and worship was instilled in Emma at a young age, she was a devout member of…...

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Keeahney D. Scott

Keeahney D. Scott passed away February 15, 2019....

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Davii K. Crawford

Davii Kohloa Crawford went to eternal peace on Friday, February 15, 2019.  He was born on May 8, 1964 to parents Shubalii and Yvonne in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. Over time, he developed a love for basketball and drawing, but most of all—music. He would often record mixtapes for friends and would serve as the “DJ” at many family functions and get-togethers. His talent for creativity served him well in the construction business—which he worked…...

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Jacqueline T. Maddox

Jacqueline T. Whitley Maddox departed this life on February 16, 2019. She was born in Norfolk, VA on March 24, 1954 to the late Charles Whitley and Ruth Whitley Barksdale. Jackie was a faithful member of Ocean View Presbyterian Church and attended First Baptist Church of Lamberts Point. She worked as an Environmental Technician for many years until her health started to fail. She loved to have cookouts, helping others and always loved giving a hand to feed you if you were hungry,…...

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Carlton E. Joyner, Sr.

Carlton E. Joyner, Sr., 72, “Snap” of the 6500 block of Glenoak Dr. Norfolk, VA passed away on February 14, 2019. He was born to the late Inez Sessoms Joyner and Earnest Lee Joyner, Sr. on December 12, 1946 in Norfolk, VA. He was also predeceased by his brother, Ernest Lee Joyner, Jr. and his wife, Edna Mae Joyner. Carlton was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High and attended Norfolk State University for 3…...

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Billy Earl Smith

Billy Smith, 84, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia. Billy Earl Smith was born on June 9, 1934 in Mexia, Texas to Lloyd and Lucille Smith (nee Lampkin) as the eldest of six children.  He graduated from Dunbar High School in May of 1953 and joined the United States Navy in February of 1956, where he worked as a steward, achieving…...

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Rosa Roddy

We are gathered here today in the memory of our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and dear friend, Mrs. Rosa Roddy, so that we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us, and the pain that her passing brings. In sharing the joy and the pain together, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy. Rose, as she is fondly known as, passed…...

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Cynthia Jean Jones

Remembering Cynthia “Gail” Jones  On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, God stretched his loving hand forth and called home his daughter, Cynthia J. Jones also known as Gail. Cynthia was born on December 18, 1955 in Branchville located in Southampton County, Virginia to her parents’ Elmo and Dorothy Jones.  She obtained her education through the Portsmouth Public School System graduating from Cradock High School.  She was an avid connoisseur of motion pictures and acting specifically drama.   She was best known for her warm smile that could melt…...

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Thelma Bernice Warren

On Sunday February 10, 2019 at 1:40 AM, a beautiful spirit departed from this life and was swept away into God’s loving arms. Thelma Rawls Warren found her peace after a long period of debilitating illness. Devoted members of her family were at her bedside, steadfast and praying as she slipped away home to Glory. Thelma was the oldest daughter of ten siblings born to Nannie and Lonnie Rawls Sr. of Norfolk, VA. She was a graduate of Booker T.…...

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Lucy M. Garfield

Lucy M. Garfield passed away February 9, 2019....

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Gary Kindred

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 God called for our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to come home.  Gary was a good and faithful servant. He obediently reached out his hand to touch the Master’s hand, and transitioned to his final resting place. Gary had a big spirit and a big personality.  He was always full of joy and laughter. Gary Kindred was born December 2, 1956, the youngest child to…...

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Eula M. Spruill

Eula M. Spruill passed away February 11, 2019....

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Charles L. Dixon, Jr.

Charles Lee Dixon, Jr. , known as “Cezar”, left us on February 11, 2019. He fought a good fight and finished his course. Charles was born in Cranston, RI on April 14, 1975 to the late Charles and Macey Dixon. Charles received his spiritual learning at an early age at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Though he no longer attended, he knew the bible and could tell you about God. He leaves behind to cherish his…...

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Reggie G. Dixon

Reggie D. Dixon passed away February 10, 2019....

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James R. Collins, Jr.

James R. Collins, Jr. passed away February 6, 2019....

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Tonya Juanita Feaster

Tonya Juanita Feaster passed away February 11, 2019....

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Hubert L. Kearney, Sr.

              Hubert Kearney, Sr.      Sunrise                               Sunset October 31, 1923        February 10, 2019   Hubert Kearney, Sr. grew up in Raleigh NC.  He is the fourth child of twelve, born to the late Robert and Lucy Kearney. Hubert loved God, family, service, and golf.  He was ordained as a Deacon at Money Point Baptist…...

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Dianne Muller

Dianne Louise Cole Humphrey Muller entered into eternal peace to be with the Lord on February 11, 2019. She was born on June 30, 1944 in Norfolk Community Hospital to the union of John Robert and Helen C. Cole. Mrs. Muller had a loving spirit but a way of expressing her zest on life and love. She grow-up in Oakwood and later on she moved to the Park Place area in Norfolk. In life she…...

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Earl Stephenson, Sr.

Earl Stephenson, Sr., son of the late Hugh and Sarah Hill Stephenson departed this life February 9, 2019 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Earl accepted the Lord at an early age in Macedonia A.M.E. Church in Severn, North Carolina and later joined Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Portsmouth, Virginia.  At Emanuel, he was affiliated with several ministries: Trustee, Steward Board and Transportation of the church. He received an Associate Degree from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of…...

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Tony Jeff Vaughan

Tony Vaughan Sr., age 72, went home on February 07, 2019. Mr. Vaughan lived in Portsmouth where he met and married Jacquelyn LaNita Harris.  He worked for 19 years with General Electric before retiring from the Nash Finch Company after 16 years.  Tony was a dedicated family man, an avid fisher and a music lover.  He is survived by his wife Jackie, sons Tony Vaughan Jr. (Lanatta) and Eric Vaughan (Carmel); brother, sister, seven grandchildren,…...

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Elizabeth Gerald

Elizabeth Gerald passed away February 7, 2019....

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Eric R. James

Eric R. James passed away February 4, 2019....

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Wilhemenia Blankenship

Wilhemenia Blankenship passed away February 1, 2019....

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Ashley Marie Freeman

Ashley Marie Freeman passed away February 5, 2019....

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Mary V. Bell

Mary V. Bell passed away February 4, 2019....

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Dian Roberts

Dian Roberts passed away February 4, 2019....

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Cora L. Norman

Cora Lee Norman was born March 20, 1939 in Winston Salem, NC, to the late William and Emma Livingston. Cora Lee attended Norfolk Public School Systems and received her diploma from Booker T. Washington High School. Cora Lee was employed in the Norfolk Public School System as a custodial worker for 35 years before retiring. She was predeceased by her brothers, William and John Livingston and her sisters, Betty Uzzle and Alice Artis. She leaves to cherish her memory; husband, Elmer Norman; three daughters, Angela Sumner,…...

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Shirley M. Hoyt

Shirley M. Hoyt passed away February 1, 2019....

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Annie Belle Etheridge

Annie B. Etheridge “Belle” was born on October 16th, 1937 to the late Edward J. Lewis and Nannie Mae Carmichael(Lewis). She was the widow of the late Irey M. Etheridge Sr. Annie worked for many years at the Southampton Hospital on Long Island, NY. After moving to Virginia, Annie became a longtime employee at DePaul Hospital for 27 years as an Emergency Room Secretary. As the ER Secretary she was known for keeping doctors, nurses, and a few patients in “shipshape”. She was a gifted craftswoman and…...

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Joseph Henry Thornton

On Monday, February 4, 2019 our lord and savior called to rest our beloved father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Joseph Henry Thornton (Joe) was born on March 6, 1946 to William Howard and Berlyn Matilda Thornton. He was employed at the Marine Hydraulics for over 20 years. During his time with the company he received many awards and certificates of certification. Joe was a very hardworking provider, father, brother, and relative. One of his favorite ways to provide for his family was gifting…...

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Anita Smith

Anita Smith passed away February 2, 2019....

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Clarence Knight

Clarence Knight passed away February 5, 2019....

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Shanardo B. Goodhope

On Sunday, February 4, 2019 at 2:21am, Shanardo Brian Goodhope passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Shanardo was born September 12, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He attended Norview High School.  He worked as an armed security guard at several locations, with the most recent being Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center. Shanardo was an avid football and basketball fan and he thoroughly enjoyed being his sister’s, Galaisha Goodhope, personal basketball trainer.  He was well-known in Hampton Roads, especially…...

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Claxton M. Melvin

Claxton Michael Melvin passed away February 6, 2019....

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Donzell L. Cuffee

Donzell Lavonte Cuffee was born to Cordelia Wilson Cuffee and the late Charles Edward Cuffee on June 25, 1952 in Chesapeake, Virginia.  He passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Saturday February 02, 2019 to join his loving wife, Zelma Forehand Cuffee.  He was predeceased by his wife, father, two sisters, Cathy M. Cuffee and Paulette J. Cuffee, a brother Charles A. Cuffee, a grandson Deonte Austin and a nephew Marcus…...

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Roy W. Green

Roy Willis Green passed away February 1, 2019....

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Rev. Dr. William H. Chatman

Rev. Dr. William Chatman passes away February 3, 2019....

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Beulah O. Cherry

Life Reflections God in his infinite wisdom called our love one Beulah Odessa Phillips Cherry from this life on February 4, 2019.  We bow in humble submission to his holy will. Odessa, as she was called, was one of eight children, born April 2, 1926 in Martin County North Carolina to the late Ernest and Ada Stancil Phillips. She accepted Christ at an early age being a member of James Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church.  She…...

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Jimmie W. Finnie

Jimmie Walter Finnie, affectionately known as Jay Walter or Jay, was born April 27, 1938 to the late Clarence E. Finnie, Sr. and Susie Brown in Sweet Home, Arkansas.  His mother having passed while he was a toddler, he was raised by his maternal aunts and grandmother, Ma Carrie Brown. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he had a storied 20-year career as a Radioman, operating telegraph machines, sending…...

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Sheldon D. Speights

Sheldon D. Speights passed away February 1, 2019....

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Vandy Lee Spruill

Vandy Lee Spruill passed away January 29, 2019....

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Regina Jenkins

Regina Jenkins passed away February 1, 2019....

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Miguel W. Johnson

Miguel W. Johnson passed away February 1, 2019....

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Dennis James Robinson

Dennis J. Robinson passed away January 31, 2019....

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Luther Burress, Jr.

Luther Burress, Jr. passed away January 29, 2019....

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Joseph M. Pitts

Joseph M. Pitts passed away January 31, 2019....

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Leroy Woodruff, Jr.

Leroy Woodruff, Jr. passed away January 29, 2019....

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Patricia Debrough

Patricia Debrough passed away January 25, 2019....

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Adam Jerome Claboine

Adam J. Claboine passed away January 30, 2019....

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