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James Arthur Williams

James Arthur Williams, 75, was born in Washington, NC and at an early age became a resident of Norfolk, VA and died on Saturday, December 4, 2021, surrounded by family including his loving niece Darlene and his dearest wife, Gardina at his side. He was born to the late Edd Williams Sr. and Odelia Kenlaw Williams. He was the eleventh child of all siblings. James was educated in Norfolk Public School System and later attended…...

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Dorothy Jean Foster

Missionary Dorothy Jean Butts Foster … “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness” … Missionary Dorothy Jean Butts Foster, 75, of 604 JFK Court, answered God’s call on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Virginia. Sister Foster was born on February 7, 1946, the daughter of the late Mr. John M. Wilson and Mrs. Virginia Butts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,…...

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James Arthur Cooper Sr.

James Arthur Cooper, Sr. was born July 2, 1944 in Portsmouth, VA to John W. Cooper and Mary Lou Hunt Cooper. He was called home to be with the Lord on December 2, 2021. After 30 years, James retired from the Norfolk Naval Base as a Material Supply Supervisor. He was known as a master pool shooter, bartender and worked on automobiles. James was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Elsie Mae Watson and…...

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Nathaniel S. Lino Jr.

Nathaniel Samuel Lino Jr. 71, entered into eternal rest December 3, 2021 to be with the Lord. He was born on July 8, 1951 to the late Nathaniel S. Lino Sr. and the late Margaret Montaque. He leaves to cherish his memories his daughter Natalie Lino of Norfolk; son Michael Lino (Teresa Taylor, fiancé) of Norfolk, special daughter Marquitta Overall (Timothy Overall)  of the U.S Army; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and…...

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Winfield A. Courtlandt

Winfield A. Courtlandt was born in Jamaica Queens, on November 16, 1945, to Winfield DeMunn and Harryette (Courtlandt) Carlson. Winfield attended Queens Community College and pursued a career with the New York Telephone Company as a Field Technician. Upon retirement, Winfield relocated to Norfolk Virginia where he pursued a new career, managing several Murry Steaks. When Murry Steaks closed their Norfolk operations, Winfield took the opportunity to establish his own business. Mr. C’s Courier Service…...

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Rufus Montest McFarland

II Timothy 4:8 In the early morning of December 3rd, 2021 while surrounded by his family at his bedside, God whispered into Rufus’s ear, “Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant!” Rufus M. McFarland, 73 years young entered the world on October 13th, 1948 in Fayetteville, North Carolina  to the late Robert L. McFarland and Josephine Vines-McFarland. Rufus along with family came to Norfolk, Va when he was eleven years old. He attended Norfolk Public…...

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Betty Jean Tyler

Betty Jean Tyler passed away on November 27, 2021....

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Crystal Lynise Haggins

Crystal Lynise Haggins passed away on December 1, 2021....

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Antionette Joyner

Antionette Joyner passed away on December 1, 2021....

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James Bynum

James Edward Bynum entered eternal rest on December 3, 2021 and born on M1955, in Como, NC to the late Robert and Barbara Bynum. James was educated in the Portsmouth Public School system. James was employed as a supervisor at US Plywood in Norfolk VA in his early years. James became self-employed before his became permanently disabled. James leaves to cherish his memories a daughter Star Bynum, two sons James Bynum and Levi Saunders; two…...

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Kim Denise Smith

Kim Denise Kuykendall Smith Kim D. (Kuykendall) Smith slipped quietly from our midst to experience eternal rest, free from life’s pain on November 30, 2021 at 5:00 am at Norfolk Health and Rehabilitation Center, Norfolk, VA. Kim Denise Kuykendall Smith was born on September 4, 1958 to the parents of Dollie Mae (Peeples) Wells and the late Ronald Dean Kuykendall. Kim is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1976.  Following graduation, she…...

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Ronald Edward Smith

Ronald Edward Smith passed on November 6, 2021....

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Vivian Williams

Vivian Williams passed away on November 30, 2021....

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Herbert Lee Uzzle

Herbert Lee Uzzle passed away on December 2, 2021....

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Marc Thomas Moore

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine,” which is what Marc Thomas Moore, 34, gifted the world before he passed away on November 30, 2021, near his home in Henrico, Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Rev. Dr. Olah Moore and Mrs. Deborah Moore, and his brothers Timothy Moore and David Moore (Jamaka). A loving son, brother, nephew, cousin, and godfather, Marc was born on January 3, 1987, in Norfolk, Virginia at…...

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Richard Lee Jewell

October 23, 1967-November 18, 2021 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10  Richard Lee Jewell, 54, of Hampton, Virginia passed away on November 18, 2021. Richard was born on October 23, 1967 to Jim Jewell (deceased) and Sarah Jewell in Athens, GA. Richard loved football and…...

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Alvin M. Brown Sr.

Alvin M. Brown Sr. passed away on December 2, 2021....

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Howard William Richards Jr.

Deacon Howard William Richards Jr, was born to the late Howard & Gladys Richards, Sr., on April 3rd, 1947 in Seaford, DE., and was blessed to be raised by his God Parents Raymond and Audrey Fooks, later in life, after his mother’s death. Howard graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ., and then enlisted into the United States Army. After the Army he worked as a painter and a bricklayer, and relocated to…...

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Barbara Jean Metz

Pastor Barbara Jean Metz was born December 27, 1944, in South Carolina to Ella Mae and James Albert Harrison. She went home to be with the LORD on November 30th, 2021. Pastor Barbara Jean Metz was affectionately called “Pastor Barbara.” Pastor Barbara received her early education in the New York City School System. She attended Farmingdale University in Long Island New York. She received her Certificate in Counseling, B. A. and Masters Degree in Theology,…...

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Calvin Wood

Calvin Wood the beloved son of the late Ernest and Marie Wood departed this life on December 1st, 2021, in Chesapeake Virginia at the age of eighty-four. He retired in 1998 after 20 years of civil service in Masonry at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was predeceased by his wife Betty Wood. He was also predeceased by all his siblings. Brothers: Earnest Wood, James Wood, Theodore Wood and Jonathan Wood. Sisters, Myrtle Mann, Fannie Lane, and…...

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Ann Chenise Hill

Ann Chenise Hill passed away on November 13, 2021....

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Victor D. Bright

Victor D. Bright transitioned from life to eternity on Friday, November 26, 2021.  Victor was born on August 6, 1956, in Norfolk County and grew up and was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. Victor graduated from Manor High School, Portsmouth, VA, in 1974.  In his spare time, Victor enjoyed painting and drawing. He also enjoyed watching his favorite football team The Dallas Cowboys win a few games and lose a few games. He joined the New…...

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Earnest Johnson

Earnest Johnson passed away on November 29, 2021....

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Elsie Lee Wilson

Elsie Lee Wilson 86, entered into eternal rest on November 27, 2021. Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend was born on January 1, 1935 to the late Clifton Burwell and the late Leah Jordan in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Elsie was the fourth of four sisters. She married the Late Linwood Lee Wilson. She gave life to ten children. Elsie is preceded by her parents Clifton Burwell and Leah Jordan and four children;…...

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John Robert Plummer III

John Robert Plummer, III was born February 11, 1984, to the late John Robert Plummer, II and Julia Plummer. On Saturday, November 27, 2021 he transitioned on to eternal life. John, also affectionately known as JP, was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. He was a carpenter by trade. John was employed with Earley Contracting Corporation and enjoyed working alongside his co-workers. John would light up any room with his bright smile and contagious…...

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Pamela Denise McLurkin

Pamela (Pam) Denise Mclurkin born March 18, 1957 in Portsmouth, VA 23707. Born to the late Edward Franklin and Etta Isabel (Brown) Franklin.  Two deceased sisters Hatti Elizabeth Hyman and Joyce Ann Barnes. Pamela was a Graduate of Manor High School. She took a path in nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Pamela was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul who had a heart of gold. Pamela leaves behind two sons Demarte Franklin Keyante…...

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Queenie Elizabeth Speller

Queenie Elizabeth Speller passed away on November 27, 2021....

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Cynthia Marie Hudson

A phenomenal woman was called home on Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was peacefully escorted by the angels of God to dwell by his side in that house not made with hands. Cynthia Marie Hudson was born on August 6th, 1955 in Portsmouth Virginia, the oldest daughter of Susie Lee and Morris Overton. She proudly attended Portsmouth Public Schools and shortly after graduation she enrolled in a Culinary Arts Program at I.C. Norcom High School…...

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Mary Lee Pierce

Sorrows come and go just as surely as do the joys of life; yet there is something disquieting, so deeply sorrowful, about the passing of a loved one that we never seem amply prepared for the inevitable occasion.  So, it is with the passing of our beloved widow, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. Mary Lee Pierce, 86, of 111 Wynn Street, was called home peacefully to eternal rest on Sunday, November 28, 2021,…...

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Marion B. McKenzie

A Celebration of Life For Marion Baillie McKenzie God’s Garden God looked around His garden, and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best. He saw that the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb. So, He closed your weary eyelids, and…...

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Shirley Mae Holley

Shirley Mae Holley was born August 1, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Fannie Ward and James King. She was always a hard worker and well-disciplined in manners set by the example of her late grandmother Daisy Baker. She accomplished a Nursing Degree ,  worked for Norfolk HUD and was an Entrepreneur in childcare. She was a member of Faith Temple COGIC until her health or the health of her late husband, Ashley Holley…...

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Mary Louise Martin

Mary Louise Martin – 1 February 1935 – 21 November 2021 Psalm 91:14-16 ~ The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.     I will protect those who trust in my name. 15  When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. 16  I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation. (NLT) Mary Louise… born the oldest of two…...

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Rachelette Quintina Sparrow

Rachelette Quintina Sparrow passed away peacefully on November 26, 2021.”Rae” as she was called by family and friends was born April 15,1973 to Vanessa Cook and the late Rayfield Nixon Jr. in Norfolk, Virginia. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Mary Sparrow, paternal grandmother Jennie Nixon and her very close great uncle Jesse Hyman. She leaves to cherish her memories her mother Vanessa Cook, three children Tiffany Palmer, Ashley Palmer and Dionte Sparrow, a sister…...

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Paula Butler Jordan

Paula Butler Jordan, 53, of Norfolk, VA, was called home by her Lord to a new teaching assignment on November 6, 2021.  Paula was born in Washington, DC, to Winston Butler, Jr. and the former Diane V. Williams, on July 4, 1968.  She was preceded in death by her father Winston and her father James Paige, Sr., and her sister Vonetta McDonald.   Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Paige L. Jordan and Bria…...

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Delshawn Leon Body

Delshawn “Shawn” Leon Body was born in Portsmouth, VA on February 1,1988 to Judy Body and the late Sherwood Yeats.  He leaves behind his beloved mother, Judy Body; his sister, Keisha Body and his brother, James “Melvin” Body Sr. (Glendale) along with his four nieces and four nephews, three aunts, two uncles and extended family and friends. He attended I.C. Norcom High School until 2004.  For several years, he worked for Jani King with his…...

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Margaret Marie Randolph

Margaret Marie Randolph passed away on November 24, 2021....

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Kathy Louise Davis

Kathy Davis, 59, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away November 12, 2021, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center with her husband by her side. She was born to the late James Junior and Julia Richardson Davis, December 17, 1961, in Camden, South Carolina. Kathy graduated from Camden High School in 1979 and received a Bachelor of Science, and later a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Walden University. Kathy is survived by her husband Kenneth Chalmers,…...

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Loleta A. Scott

Loleta Arlinda Scott rose on March 8th, 1975. She peacefully transitioned to heaven with her loved ones on November 6th, 2021. Loleta was born to the late Belinda Basnight and James Jackson. Loleta attended Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, VA. She was a mother of four, 1 son and 3 girls. She was married to Donovan Scott, where she gained a stepson. She was separated and spent her last years with her childhood sweetheart…...

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Antonio Taras Ricks

Antonio (Terry) Ricks, 47, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2021, at home. Terry was born October 24, 1974, in Portsmouth, VA to Bertha and Alexander Ricks. Terry attended I.C. Norcom High School and graduated in 1994. It was there that he began his legacy as one of the greatest running backs in Virginia. He wore #34, making it famous across the state. He set many local and state records. He was impossible to stop…...

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Samuel L. Ferebee

Samuel L. Ferebee passed away November 17, 2021....

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Arthur Kenneth Downs Sr.

Arthur Kenneth Downs Sr. passed away on November 25, 2021....

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Hope Lucille Manley

Hope Lucille Manley, nee Holland, of Norfolk, Virginia, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend went to be with her savior on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Hope was born on June 11, 1947 in Suffolk, Virginia. Hope was a loving, dedicated and fiercely protective mother to her three children, two sons, Christopher (Monty) and Tony McIlwain, and daughter, Stephanie McIlwain.  As a child, Hope loved playing and working on her grandparent’s farm with her sister, Brenda. …...

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Carlton E. Roberts

Carlton was known for his outgoing personality and contagious sense of humor. He leaves behind and will always be remembered by his surviving loved ones which includes: two brothers, Gregg Rodgers  (Tisa) and Adam Harold Rodgers (Pamela) of Norfolk, VA; five nieces, Meagan Angela Rodgers, LaTisa Gregglyn Rodgers, Lakieta Mae Rodgers, Akirra LaVette Staton and Derreka Lashea Staton all of Norfolk; two nephews, Harold Louis Sanford Rodgers of Norfolk and Jamel Neives Staton of Eastville,…...

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Darren Javon Walton Sr.

Darren JaVon Walton Sr. was born on May 10, 1978 to the former Deborah Walton and the late Carlton Walton Sr. He received his early education through Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Darren was a standout athlete exceeding in track, basketball, and his football.  In football he was affectionately known as “Shohanz #5.” His athleticism earned him a full scholarship to Hampton University in 1997. Darren had…...

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Betty Mae Heckstall

Betty Mae Heckstall, “Betty Mae”, age 69, formerly of Oakwood, passed away Nov 20, 2021 at Sentera Leigh Memorial Hospital.  A retired Customer Service Rep of TJMaxx and Shipment Receiver of Norfolk Naval Base. Ms. Betty was the eldest of ten children.  She was a nurturer before she knew what the word meant.  Not only a mother to her four boys; Terry Lamont “Peanut” Holley (deceased), Tanyin Berlin Holley, Elbert Lee Heckstall III, and Bryan…...

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Clifford Bill Parks Jr.

Clifford Bill Parks Jr. passed away on November 19, 2021....

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Joe Burch

Joe Burch passed away on November 19, 2021....

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Daisy Mae Spruill

Daisy Mae (Kearney) Spruill, the first of four children to the late Curtis Kearney Sr. and Peggy Alston Kearney, departed this life at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, God told Daisy, “Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant” and He reached down His loving hand to help her come home. Daisy was born on October 25, 1937 in Littleton, NC.  At a young age, the family moved to Norfolk, VA where Daisy attended Ruffner Middle School, Booker T.…...

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Clarence V. Blount III

Clarence V. Blount III passed away on November 17, 2021....

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Demitrius M. Williams

Demitrius M. Williams passed away on November 17, 2021....

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