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Essie Mae Scarboro

Essie Mae Scarboro passed away February 3, 2020....

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Willie Meda Davis

Willie Meda Davis passed away February 3, 2020....

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Shawn O. Johnson

Shawn O. Johnson passed away January 26, 2020....

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Austin Watts

Austin Watts passed away February 1, 2020....

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Lorenzo H. Goganious Jr.

Lorenzo Henry Goganious, Jr., 71, was born May 19, 1948 in Wilmington, North Carolina to the late Lorenzo and Jessie Bell Goganious. After the passing of his parents at an early age, Lorenzo moved to Norfolk, VA to be reared by his late stepmom, Beulah Mae Keaton, and his late aunt and uncle, Hattie and Asbury Kindred. The Lord saw fit to give him his wings early Monday morning, February 3, 2020, surrounded by his…...

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Shirley Mae Billups

Shirley Mae Billups passed February 1, 2020....

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Zariya Jasnea Etheridge

Zariya Jasnea Etheridge passed away January 25, 2020....

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Eugene T. Wilson, Jr.

Eugene Thomas Wilson, Jr. “Junny Boy” passed away January 30, 2020....

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Tamiqua Yvonne White

Tamiqua Y. White passed away January 31, 2020....

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Shirley Lee Sessoms

Shirley Lee Herbert-Sessoms was born on January 4, 1938 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Cornelius Herbert, Sr. & Lucy Bell-Herbert. She was baptized at an early age at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Macon, NC and later attended Zion Bethel in Portsmouth, Virginia. She departed this life on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.Shirley affectionately known as “Suzy Q” attended I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.…...

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Dennis Antonio Vick

Dennis Antonio Vick passed away January 28, 2020....

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Jessie Leona Laughton

Jessie Leona Laughton passed away January 30, 2020....

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William H. Stephen, Sr.

William H. Stephen, Sr. passed away January 29, 2020....

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Barbara Campbell Muniz

Barbara Muniz was a caring and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter and cousin. She was the type of person that wanted the best out of you and did not expect anything less. She was the first to graduate from college out of all her siblings which led to several of her sisters to follow suit. She was compassionate towards her children as well as he nieces and nephews. She wanted everyone to excel to…...

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Doris Mae King

Doris Mae King, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt age 87 of Norfolk, VA passed away on Tuesday, January 28,2020. She was born to the late Claudia Mae Platt and Gus Platt Jr, of Norfolk, VA on April 17,1932. Doris was a homemaker living with the love of her life Theodore Stith for 54 years. She loved and adored her mother and those special visits from her children and grandchildren. A wonderful friend to…...

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William O. Bond

William O. Bond was born on August 15, 1955 to the late Cora Bond and Benjamin Bond. He transitioned into eternal life on January 25, 2020 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake Virginia.  William grew up in Norfolk Virginia where he attended Maury High School. He worked as a Short Shoreman and later an Insulation Technician. He was a loving partner and supportive father. William was a charmer and easily made other feel at…...

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Jeffrey Allen Norfleet

Jeffrey Allen Norfleet 51, known to many as “Jeff” was born, July 20, 1968.  He entered enteral rest on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Hospital.  He was born in Tarboro, North Carolina to the late Dorothy Marie Norfleet and Charlie Eugene Harper, Sr.  He was the baby boy of 7 children.  He was raised and educated in Chesapeake, VA, where he attended Chesapeake Public Schools.  He was employed by Farm Fresh…...

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Dorothy G. Riddick

Dorothy Gene “Dot” Riddick left this world to be in the arms of her Master on January 22, 2020. Dorothy was born in Weldon, North Carolina on April 1, 1951 to the late Nell Debrough-Hunt and Zorro Hunt. She was preceded in death by her son, Leeburn Riddick and brother, Johnathan Hunt. At an early age Dorothy moved to Portsmouth, Virginia and was educated in the Portsmouth  School System. Dorothy also attended college at Tidewater…...

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Glenda Lewis Fleming

Glenda Lewis Fleming passed away January 26, 2020....

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Sherry Moore

Sherry Moore was born on April 30th, 1930 to the late Celand Myrick and Elijah Moore. Sherry transitioned onto glory to be with his Heavenly Father on January 26th, 2020. Sherry was a man of purpose. He was propelled into his destiny after 11th grade when he enlisted in the U.S Army. There he was ranked as a sergeant of the motor pool. He was deployed to Europe, stationed in England and Germany, and also…...

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Valerie Denise Williams

Valerie Denise Williams, 60 of Norfolk, was born to Virgie Mae Williams and John Eddie Williams, Sr.  She was called to her final resting place the morning of January 26, 2020. Valerie graduated from the Chesapeake school system.  She later employed full-time at BELO (Norfolk), while attending school at Commonwealth College. While there, she completed her studies as the Valedictorian of her graduating class and earned her Associates Degree in Accounting. Valerie, aka “MUDDA”, is…...

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Cora L. Williams

Cora L. Williams passed away January 25, 2020....

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James Allen Wilson

“When I must leave you for a little while, please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years, but start out bravely with a gallant smile; and for my sake and in my name live on and do all things the same, feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways, reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and…...

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Darren Lee Taylor

Darren Lee Taylor passed away January 24, 2020...

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Daria A. King

Daria A. King passes away January 22, 2020....

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Marjorie K. Benton

Marjorie Kathleen Benton, was not only the highlight of the family and affectionately known by many as “ “Margie”, she went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2020 in Jamaica, New York. Marjorie was born on October 31, 1960 to Ryland Benton and Marion Elizabeth Graham in Portsmouth, Virginia, she attended PS 99 in Kew Gardens Hills, New York, Craddock High School, Portsmouth, VA, graduated from Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, New York…...

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David M. Waff

David M. Waff passed away January 21, 2020....

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Edward A. Stroud

Edward A. Stroud passed away January 23, 2020....

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Mattie Lee Cobb

Mattie Lee Cobb passes away January 22, 2020....

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Margaret Sadie Spencer

Margaret S. Spencer was called to eternal rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Margaret was born on March 4, 1938 to the late Dorothy Peoples.  She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.  She was predeceased by her husband David Spencer and her sister Beatrice Perkins. Margaret leaves to cherish her loving memories:  two sons, both of Norfolk, Carmichael Flowers and Carlton Salmond (Contrina); a daughter, Darlene Knight of Norfolk; 9 grandchildren; Amanda Robbins,…...

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William H. Johnson, III

William “the Bill” H. Johnson, III was born on June 18, 1942.   He was the son of William H. Johnson, II. (L) and Mammie Johnson (L) and stepson to Etta Johnson.   In his youth, he enjoyed playing the trumpet and learned to play “The Walls of Jericho”.  He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf.  After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, he joined the Army and was sent to Vietnam. Upon his return from…...

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Chevaletta L. “Shae” Sublett – Gilliam

Chevaletta L. “Shae” Sublett – Gilliam passed away January 21, 2020....

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William Sidney Brown

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, William Sidney Brown, affectionately known as “Sid” went home to be with the Lord.  Sid was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on November 16, 1947.  He was the youngest child of the late Thomas and Althea Brown and one of 4 children. Sid was preceded in death by his sister Joan Brown and brother, Lloyd Gill. Sid attended the public schools of Poughkeepsie, NY.  He gave his life to the Lord…...

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Carlton B. Jackson

Carlton B. Jackson, 61, passed away on Sunday, January 19,2020 in Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was a native of Chesapeake VA and the son of the late Leslie and Evelyn Jackson. He was the husband of Denita Nottingham Jackson. Left to cherish his memories are his son, Dominic R Nottingham-Jackson (Sacarjua); two grandsons, Marqule Dominic Jackson and Dominic Roderrick Jackson; one granddaughter, Domisha Jackson; two step granddaughters, Saleeya Fortune (Jason), of MD, and Sayuuri Harris…...

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Nathaniel Brown, Sr.

Nathaniel Brown, Sr. passed away January 18, 2020....

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Robert Mann Long

On January 16, 2020 our Heavenly Father in His divine wisdom reached down and summoned Robert into His garden. Robert Mann Augusta Long was born on July 8, 1941 in the James City Community of New Bern, North Carolina to the late Isaac Long Sr. and Mary “Bea” Long. Bobby, as he was lovingly called, accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age.  He was baptized in the Neuse River, which was located across…...

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Cornell J. Walton

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also, and where I go you know, and…...

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Norman Lee Robinson, Jr.

Norman Lee Robinson, Jr. also know as “Lep” transitioned into his eternal home Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Norman was born and raise in Norfolk, VA to Myropia Robinson and Norman Robinson, Sr. on January 2, 1957. He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and served our country in the Marines. Our Dad Norman Lee Robinson was the smoothest, coolest, dude you could ever meet.  Our father Norman was the was the type of person that…...

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Emma Lou Johnson

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  II Timothy 4:6 and 7 On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at approximately 7:15 pm, as part of his great plan; God, our heavenly father quietly called our loved one, Emma Lou Johnson to her heavenly mansion. She was born February 12, 1946…...

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Alton Rebecca McDowell

Very peacefully and quietly on Monday, January 13, 2020 God in his infinite wisdom gently closed the eyes of our beloved Alton Rebecca McDowell as she entered Eternal rest. Alton Rebecca McDowell (Missy) was born on December 19, 1956 in Norfolk, VA to the late Wesley and Connie Moore, and was married to her late husband Mr. Melvin McDowell for more than twenty years. She was predeceased by her sister, Benita Moore. Alton was a…...

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Chastine Clayton Clary

On Wednesday, January 15,2020 God called his son Chastine Clayton Clary to come home at the age of 91. “Charles” as he was known was born September 28,1928 in Ivor VA to Edward Clary and Miranda Evans. Charles joined the army as a young man, when he left the army he worked as a rigor. He retired from New York Shipping Association. He was a member of ILA Local 1518. Charles was a faithful member…...

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Anthony Laverne Rorie, Sr.

Anthony L. Rorie, Sr. passed away January 16, 2020....

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Lester A. Green

Lester A. Green was born April 22, 1972 in Emporia, Virginia to the late Chester and Elnora Green. Lester slipped into the arms of Jesus in his sleep on January 15, 2020.  Lester, your job is done down there my son, your new home with Me is ready. Lester worked with Higgerson Contractor, Inc. over twenty years.  He loved his job.  He loved the people he worked with.  He would talk to you about his…...

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Michelle Yvette Smith

Michelle Yvette Smith better known as “Lil Bit” made her transition to eternal life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was born November 26, 1969 to Johnetta Smith and Edwin Seaborn in Norfolk, VA. She attended Norfolk Public Schools. She loved to watch television, listen to music, but her favorite thing was spending quality time with her grandchildren. Michelle was predeceased by her grandmother, Joyce Virginia Smith; great grandmother, who raised her, Lula Darden; father,…...

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Francis Bannister

Francis (Frank) Bannister was born September 4, 1932, to William Bannister and Oliva Clark Bannister in Pennsylvania and was one of 7 children. Upon completing school, Frank joined the Air Force and served as an MP and was honorably discharged. Frank lived in Detroit where he worked for Ford Motor Company as a toolmaker and retired after 25 years. Once Frank retired, he moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia and married longtime friend Macy whom he…...

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Delores M. Hayes

Delores M. Hayes passed away January 13, 2020....

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Eldress Dr. Sharon Haywood Burchette

Eldress Dr. Sharon Haywood Burchette, 66, of Virginia Beach was called home to eternal rest on January 12, 2020. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 24, 1953 to Earlene Broadnax Green and the late William Wesley Haywood. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Julius Burchette; her father, William Wesley Haywood; brother, Terry A. Green and aunt, Josephine B. Jones. She is survived by her mother,  Earlene B. Green (Ward) ;…...

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William A. Northern, Jr.

William A. Northern, Jr. passed away January 12, 2020....

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Lynn Scott

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:26 pm, God with His infinite love entered into the soul of Lynn Scott and said, “My Child, it’s time to receive your wings and transition to Glory”. Lynn Scott was born on September 25, 1957 to the late Ralph and Rebecca Scott.  Lynn was also predeceased in death by his youngest brother, Vince D. Scott.  Lynn was baptized and received the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age…...

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Marcus Ernest Wray

Marcus Ernest Wray (Gravy) of Portsmouth, VA departed this life on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 54. He was born on October 5, 1965 to the late Louise Wray and Garland Ernest Wray. Marcus obtained his high school diploma and was inspired by his older brother, Darin (DL) Wray to complete his Culinary Certification. He enjoyed playing sports with his youngest brother, Dr. Jason Wray, as a child. He was a protector…...

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