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John Arthur Riddick, Sr.

John Arthur Riddick, Sr. passed away December 4, 2022....

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Katrina Y. McGuire

Katrina McGuire passed away December 4, 2022....

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Idena Spruill

Idena Spruill stepped through the threshold of death’s door, bidding this world farewell on December 1, 2022....

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Robert Lee Jones, Jr.

Early Friday morning December 2, 2022, Trustee Robert Lee Jones Jr. transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home at Norfolk Sentara Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin and friend. Robert was born to the late Vicie Eunice Harvey Jones and the late Robert Lee Jones Sr.on November 2, 1949 in the city of Norfolk, VA. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and received his GED.…...

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Katherine Spellman

Katherine Sawyer Spellman was born February 29, 1928, in Camden County, North Carolina to the late Richard and Jeannette Sawyer. She was the youngest girl and number 14 of 15 children.  Katherine, who they called “Lil Girl” received her early education in Camden County, North Carolina.. She started her Spiritual Life at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Ernest Randolph Spellman November 11, 1944.  They soon migrated north to…...

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Stella L. Dozier

Stella Lewis Dozier passed away quietly into eternal rest on Thursday, December 1, 2022. She was born to the late Beulah Lewis Simons on November 17, 1946. She married Charlie James Dozier on November 25, 1967, and from this union, they were blessed with their daughter, Cheryl.  Stella was reared in the Fentress community in Chesapeake, Virginia. She attended Chesapeake Public Schools and after high school graduation, she attended Norfolk State University where she earned…...

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William Henry Powell, Sr.

William Henry Powell, Sr. passed away November 29, 2022....

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Doretha Johnson

Doretha Johnson succumbed to this life, entering into rest and peace on November 29, 2022....

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Mary Eleanora Fountain

Mary Eleanora Fountain was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on September 4th, 1938, to Anna Way Fountain and Daniel Fountain. She was called home on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022. God called Her name so gently that only she could hear. So, she quietly took His hand and went in peace. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Coley Sr. The youngest of nine children, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Sadie,…...

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Antonio Eric Williams

Antonio Eric Williams, age 42, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022. Antonio was born December 9, 1979, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Chrisdeon Williams and Kevin Chris Williams, SR. Antonio preceded his grandparents, Barbara Sivells, George, and Mary Williams. Antonio loved to love the people who loved him in his unique way. He loved music, movies, and food. He had a great memory of having the ability to recite a song after hearing it once. He loved…...

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Josephine Fields

Missionary Josephine Atkins Fields  of Chesapeake Virginia, a loving Mother,  Family Matriarch and Loyal Friend, entered into her eternal resting home the morning of Friday, December 2, 2022.  Josephine was born the 7th of 9 children of the late Joseph and Alice Atkins on March 29th, 1930 in a little house on Joyce St. in the Campostella section of Norfolk.   She was predeceased in death by all of her siblings:  Mary Elizabeth Goodman,  Ruth…...

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Willie Otis Walker, Sr.

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Willie Otis Walker, Sr., affectionately known as Otis, Pa-Pa, Daddy, and Mr. Willie O., was a beloved son; husband; father; brother; uncle; grandfather; great-grandfather; and great-great-grandfather, left his physical being and began his spiritual journey with family by his side. He was born on July 20, 1926, to the late John Walter Walker, Sr. and Maggie Johnson Walker in Bishop, GA (Oconee County). God blessed him to live 35,161 days…...

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Tiaundra Nichelle McLaughlin

Tiaundra Nichelle McLaughlin passed away November 29, 2022....

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Helen S. Kirby

Helen S. Kirby passed away November 27, 2022....

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Samuel Davidson Harrell

Samuel Davidson Harrell passed away November 29, 2022....

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Pamela Southall

Ms. Pamela Southall transitioned to eternal rest and peace on November 26, 2022....

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Ronald Anthony Augustus

Ronald Anthony Augustus passed away November 27, 2022....

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Troy Anthony Lee

Troy Anthony Lee passed away November 19, 2022....

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Waymon McKinley Johnson, Jr.

Mr. Waymon M. Johnson Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2022. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 8, 1939, to the late Waymon M.  Johnson Sr. and Florence Perry Johnson.  He was reared by Mrs. Maxine Johnson of Virginia Beach, were he often attended Mount Bethel Baptist Church and later joined the men’s Senior Choir. While attending Mount Bethel Baptist Church he sang on the choir and…...

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Irene Moore Eley

Irene Moore Eley passed away November 25, 2022....

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Michael T. Collins

God called Michael Trevon Collins (a.k.a “Treday Stunna”) 25 years of age, to his external home November 20, 2022. It has left family and friends deeply sadden, but we are confident he is safe in the Master’s arms. Life’s journey for Michael began February 23 rd , 1997, in Norfolk, VA to Melvin and Jacqueline Collins Jr. Michael was educated in Suffolk Public schools where he attended Nansemond River High School. He was a business…...

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Betty Jean Brooks

Betty Jean Brooks passed away November 25, 2022....

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Kenneth Lee Trotter, Sr.

Kenneth Lee Trotter, Sr. passed away November 27, 2022....

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Danielle Silin

Danielle Silin passed away November 24, 2022....

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Willaetta R. Freeman

WILLAETTA FREEMAN, Pastor, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, joined her Master on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Elder Freeman was born to Dallas and Genieve Rountree on September 26, 1938 in Hertford, NC.  Elder Freeman attended Hertford Public Schools and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, as well as completed her education in Nursing. She worked for the Norfolk Public School Transportation Department for over 10 years. Elder Freeman also established the Freeman Day…...

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Albert Lee Griffin, Jr.

On Saturday, November 26, 2022 the Lord called Albert Lee Griffin, Jr. to eternal rest. Albert Lee was born on December 26, 1944 in Norfolk County (now known as the City of Chesapeake, Virginia). He was the son of the late Albert and Viola S. Griffin. He was predeceased by two sons: Albert Levon Griffin and James Manning; one daughter, Gwendolyn Harvey; one grandson, Demarlo V. Harvey; and a brother, Frederick l. Griffin. He accepted…...

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Joyce Anne Finney

On Friday evening, November 25, 2022, God sent his angels to take our beloved sister, auntie, and friend to many; Joyce Anne (Hon) home with him. Joyce Anne Finney, 77, was born November 27, 1944 to Albert and Minerva Finney. Though Joyce was born with a developmental disability her mother and family kept her close to them and let her develop into an independent creative woman. She never had any children, but loved all children. To all that knew and loved Joyce,…...

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Alpena Nashman Parks “Pena”

Alpena Nashman Parks, 61, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on November 25, 2022. He was affectionately called “Al” and/or “Pena” by family and friends. Alpena was born on November 12, 1961, to the late James Andrew Parks and Virginia Elizabeth Parks in Reidsville, North Carolina. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1980. He went on to study Building Technology at Norfolk State University and graduated in 1986. Alpena lived a full…...

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Willie Roger Johnson

Willie Roger Johnson, 74, was born in Nashville, North Caroline to Samuel and Doretha Johnson. He received his wings on Sunday November 20, 2022 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Willie was a very family orient person who loved visiting his grandchildren and they enjoyed visiting him. He also never missed an opportunity to spend time with his daughter Belinda, and their bond was inseparable. He was very fun loving and his biggest hobby was detailing…...

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Murtice Inell Powell

Murtice Inell Powell passed away November 17, 2022....

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Mabel Irene Howell

Mabel Irene Howell was born to the late Johnnie Matthew Jones and Mary Ellis Jones on November 7, 1926 in Ivor, Virginia. She was called to eternal rest on November 21, 2022 at 96 years of age. Mabel received her education in Ivor County School District. She worked at the City of Suffolk Courthouse and the Virginia Census Bureau and was a loving mother and homemaker. Mabel was baptized in the name of the Father,…...

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Belvin Bernard Bailey, Sr.

Belvin Bernard Bailey, Sr., our beloved father, grandfather, and family patriarch departed this life at the age of 92 on November 24, 2022. He was surrounded by his family at home. Belvin was born to the late James Caleb Bailey and Virginia Godfrey Bailey in Norfolk County, Virginia. He was married to the late Ada L. Bailey (affectionately known as “Doll Baby”) for 46 years until her death. In addition to his wife and parents,…...

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Marlene A. Britt

Marlene Antionette Britt, 89 formerly of the 800 block of Fayette Street Portsmouth, passed away November 24, 2022. Marlene Britt is the daughter of Mr. Johnnie Perry, Sr. and Mrs. Mary B. Perry and a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. After marrying the love of her life, Willie Howard Britt, they moved to Philadelphia, PA. While in Philadelphia, Marlene worked as a private nanny/daycare provider. She was…...

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Bernese Lynn Adams, Jr.

On November 3rd 1975, Phyllis and Bernese Sr. welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Bernese Lynn Adams Jr. Bernese Jr. was called home to our great Lord on November 17, 2022. He was a loving son, brother, father and friend. Mr. Adams left behind his loving mother (Phyllis Adams), sister (Brandi Adams), 12 children (Lareka, Bernisha, Lateesha, Jaquana, Jaquan, Destinee, Macaylah, Prince, Trinity, NyZere, Montae,Nyking) his 11 grandchildren, and two nephews. His memories will always be…...

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Dorothy M. Carter

Dorothy M. Carter passed away November 23, 2022....

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Leesha Carolyn Harris

Leesha Carolyn Harris passed away November 22, 2022....

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Carol Denise Ricks

Yea thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord…...

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Stephanie LaVonne Robertson

Stephanie LaVonne Robertson passed away November 24, 2022....

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Arthur James Gilliam

Arthur James Gilliam passed away November 23, 2022....

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Rodney Miles Creekmore, Jr.

Rodney Miles Creekmore, Jr. passed away November 24, 2022....

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Patricia M. Hamilton

Our dear mother Patricia Hamilton sadly passed away on November 24, 2022, at the age of 88. She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She also had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community at 100 Suburban Parkway.  Patricia was the mother of three daughters, Donna Davis, Deborah Murphy and Stacy Grant. Patricia is survived by her daughters Donna, Deborah, her sister Kourajine, her brother Lukeman,…...

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Tyrone Stephen Carter

Tyrone Stephen Carter (DJ Rone), transitioned to be with the LORD on November 19, 2022 at the age of 53. He was born in Norfolk VA on June 25, 1969. In 1972 the Carter family moved from Norfolk to Portsmouth, VA, where he completed his years of education. Tyrone discovered his passion for cooking in his teen years, He worked as a cook at a local restaurant and at Maryview Medical Center where he developed…...

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Victor Paul Chapman

Victor Paul Chapman passed away November 19, 2022 at the age of 72. Born in Iowa to Ruth Jones and Guy Chapman, he was the sole brother to five sisters. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Maureen Chapman and Alice Veech. He enlisted in the Navy in 1970 and served for 20 years.  He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sia; sisters, Theresa Horve, Suzy Johnson (husband Harry), Veronica Beaman (husband…...

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Milton Lee Stewart

Milton Lee Stewart passed away November 21, 2022....

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Tiquan Lamar Smith

Tiquan Lamar Smith was born December 23,1991 in Chesapeake, Virginia passed suddenly and unexpectedly November 20, 2022 at the age of thirty. Tiquan was a graduate of Prince George High School in Petersburg, Virginia. He was a member of the United States Air Force and later attended Tidewater Community College.As an activist he was involved in the community. He was always providing guidance and listening ear too many people young and old. He had many…...

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Valerie Antionette Pitt

Valerie Antoinette Pitt passed away November 22, 2022....

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DeMarcus Trae’Von Anderson

On Friday, November 18th, 2022, DeMarcus Trae’von Anderson, entered into eternal rest in Suffolk, VA. DeMarcus was born on March 17th, 1994 in Norfolk, VA to Deidre Hill and the late Donald Haynes Jr. DeMarcus was a graduate of Lakeland High School (2012) where he participated in the track program and cross country. He attended Tidewater Community College where he studied Culinary Arts. He was certified in HVAC. He was a young entrepreneur, Co-Owner along…...

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Kelvin Michael Jennings, Sr.

Kelvin Michael Jennings, Sr. passed away November 20, 2022....

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William C. Griffin, Jr.

We are truly heartbroken to announce the passing of our loved one William C. Griffin Jr. He went by the nicknames June, Junie, or Nose. June, 65, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2022. He attended Lake Taylor High School and went on to work at Norshipco which is now known as Bae Systems. He was currently a dedicated Superintendent at Auxiliary Systems. In his spare time, he loved being outdoors working…...

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Evelyn S. Comer

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7   On Saturday, November 19, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, Evelyn Sommerville Comer received her wings and went to walk amongst the angels. Evelyn was born July 31, 1928 in Norfolk, Virginia to Robert and Irene Sommerville. Her parents raised a loving and hardworking family in the Lambert’s Point section of the city. Her…...

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