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Evelyn Casper Burns

In Loving Memory of Evelyn Burns, who was called home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2024. She was born on February 11, 1962, to the late Walter Miles and Edna Mae Thomas in Portsmouth, VA. Evelyn was a woman of many talents. She attended Wilson High School, excelled as a hair stylist, cosmetologist, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and daycare provider. Additionally, she worked at Mary Jane Bakery and served as a cement…...

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Thomas Collins Shepherd

Thomas went peacefully to be with the Lord on April 22, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on July 14, 1955, to the late James Shepherd and Marion Paige. Although he was born in Texas, Thomas spent the majority of his life in North Carolina. Thomas spent a few years serving in the United States Army. He was mostly known for being an all-around handy man. Thomas spent the majority of his…...

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Lincoln C. Williams

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Alice Davis

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Gene E. Preuitt

One of God’s angel s ascended into the heavenly realm to be with our Lord and Savior on April 19, 2024.  Gene better known as “Jinks” and “Lime” Preuitt entered eternal life surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Eula Shearin Preuitt and the late Rev. A.G. Preuitt in 1959 at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia. Gene joined and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an early age under the pastorship of…...

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Barbara Goodwyn Dexter

Barbara Goodwyn Dexter of Portsmouth Virginia, late of Chesterfield Virginia, died April 17, 2024 in Chesterfield. She leaves to mourn her daughter Renee Dexter Wiggins; siblings Gideon Theodore, Annette Delores, and Francis Elwood Goodwyn; and a host of Goodwyn nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Renee Dexter Wiggins c/o John Hughes 8289 Carrollton Ridge Place Mechanicsville VA 23111...

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Irene Green Knight

Irene Green Knight, a devout servant of the Lord, was called to her eternal rest on April 18, 2024, at the age of 92. Her departure from this earthly realm took place in Portsmouth, VA amidst the loving embrace of her cherished family. Irene lived a life marked by humble service, embodying the virtues of compassion & unwavering faith. Irene Midgette was born on Oct. 09, 1931, in Hyde County, N.C. to James Mayhugh Midgette…...

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Wayne Antonio Morris

Wayne Antonio Morris, known to friends and family as “ Guda Rich” Went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 15, 2024, in Portsmouth, Virginia, but he resided in Suffolk, Virginia with his mother. He was born on October 19, 1990, in Norfolk, VA to Tamara A Morris and Wayne S Frank at Norfolk General Hospital. He was raised in Diggs Town in Norfolk, VA where he attended school at Norview High School in Norfolk, Va. He was…...

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Ruby M. Blackmore

Ruby Mae Blackmore was born on May 22, 1931, in Bertie County, North Carolina, to the late Linwood Cherry Sr. and V. Mary Hendricks Clark. She passed away on April 18, 2024, at her home in Suffolk, VA. The Bible says that the ruby is the most precious of all gems. It is a symbol of wisdom, passion, and wealth. Our precious mother lived up to her name. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,…...

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Harriette Marie Buckhalter

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Carrie M. Clemons

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Zhy’aire Ray Benn

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Tyrone P. Gordon

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Barry M. Green

Barry Michael Green, 69 was the first-born son of four to the late, Mr. James Henry Green and Mrs. Thelma Augusta Green in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, June 12, 1954. God called him home on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Barry received his education in the Birmingham School System where he graduated from Jackson-Olin High School. He also attended The University of Alabama in Birmingham for a few semesters before joining the United States Navy. Barry…...

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Apostle Gregory Bernard Reese

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, Apostle Gregory B. Reese completed his earthly journey and transitioned into the eternal presence of the Lord, surrounded by his loving family and the ALLPWR Family. Born on December 1, 1958, in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Edgar L. and Gloria Dean Reese, he embarked on a life dedicated to faith, service, and love. Apostle Reese’s educational journey led him through the Prince George School System, Norfolk State University (graduating…...

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Jwion M. Brown

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Cindy Yvette White

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Brenda Lomax

Ms. Brenda M. Lomax of Virginia Beach, VA made her heavenly transition on April 16, 2024. She was born to Mingil and Bernice McCutcheon on October 3, 1949 in Winston-Salem, NC. Brenda affectionately known as “Mama Lo” and “Mama Brenda” to many was known for her poise, calm spirit and passion for serving others. Her desire to often unite family and friends was a testament of her unwavering love for all and an opportunity to…...

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Rosario Parayno Natividad

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Devon Antonio Staton

Devon Antonio Staton, at the tender age of 33, passed away on April 14, 2024, in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. “Dee,” as he was affectionately called, was born March 8, 1991. He was the cherished son of Catherine Staton and the late Vaughn Antonio Jones. He was the loving brother of Dominique Saunders, Kileah Junker, and Aleyna Cox. Devon graduated from Oscar Smith High School with an advanced diploma. He attended college at Virginia…...

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Herman Augusta Moyler

Born in the Bell Mill section of Norfolk County, Virginia (now Chesapeake), Herman was the fifth child out of ten children to the late Junius Sampson Moyler Sr. and Mamie Etheridge Moyler. Raised in a religious home he accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at his childhood church Lees Chapel A.M.E. Herman attended and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1962. After graduation he volunteered and served his country when he entered…...

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Vincent Jerome Johnson

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Isaiah Jackson, Jr.

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Laverne D. Reid

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Edna Jane Rascoe

Edna J. Stokes Rascoe transitioned into eternal rest on Sunday, April 14, 2024 surrounded by her family at her home in Portsmouth, VA.  Edna was born July 8, 1930 in Victoria, Virginia to the late William and Sadie Stokes who preceded her in death.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, the late Trustee David H. Rascoe, Sr. At an early age her Christian walk began at the Church of God…...

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Joyce Allen Jones

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Andre Lorenzo Wilson

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Deacon Calvin Gore

Born Saturday September 24, 1927, he was the son of the late Reverend Lennox Boy and Eliza Jackson Gore, number 3 of 7 children. He attended Dothan County school system with only a 6th grade education. He dropped out of school to assist his family on the farm. He married Louise Daniels, his childhood sweetheart, Friday September 11, 1945, in Whiteville, North Carolina. That union and to that union they birthed a baby girl Patricia…...

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Joyce Ann Watts

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Briana Lee Kemp

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Missionary Elaine Jones

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De-Qwane M. Brown

De-Qwane M. Brown departed his life on Wednesday, April 9, 2024. Our lives were changed, and our hearts were hurt for our Son, Father, Grandson, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin & friend. De-Qwane, known to many as “Buck”, was born on December 20, 1992, in Norfolk, VA.  Most of his childhood and teenage years were spent in various Norfolk neighborhoods. During this time, De-Qwane found happiness in hanging with his friends, playing football and basketball, also…...

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Thomas Loronzo Dew

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Doretha Williams Grinnard

Doretha Williams Grinnard was the seventh of 13 children born to the late Theodore and Ethel Gilliam Williams. She grew up in Southampton County, VA, which was a rural area where family values, church and love were highly regarded. She was a member of Bryant’s Baptist Church, Courtland, VA. Doretha ventured into adulthood after her graduation from Southampton County Training School in 1959. Her first job was in New York at Federbush Looseleaf Binding Company.…...

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Louise Harris

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Patrice M. Stancel

Patrice Marietta Stancel, age 64, departed this life on April 11, 2024 surrounded by her family.  She was born on August 23, 1959 in Norfolk, VA, to the late Vernon Thomas and Sallie Marie Stancel.  Patrice was preceded in death by her only male sibling, Melton T. Stancel. Affectionately called “Tricy,” she was the second youngest of the seven Stancel Sisters. Since graduating from Granby High School in Norfolk, VA, in 1977, Patrice worked diligently…...

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Keion M. Simmons

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Frederick Savage, Sr.

On Saturday, April 6, 2024, our All- Wise God called our loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Frederick Savage, Sr. home to his eternal rest. Frederick (Freddie) Savage was born on August 24, 1951 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Edward Savage, Sr. and Nellie B. Savage. He attended George Peabody Elementary School, I.C. Norcom High School, and welding school. He started a career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a few years, then went…...

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Clifton Courtney Bolden

Though he has come to the end of his journey and this chapter is done I can say that he lived a good life.  Well done my love … Clifton Courtney Bolden was born to Virgil and Marva Bolden on May 19, 1953 in Maysville, Ky.  He leaves behind a wife, Joyce Ann Bolden (Johnson) of 34 years, a Father-in-law, Jeff Turner (Arkansas) one son Juansun Bolden (Norfolk). Four grandchildren, Joshua Bolden (Norfolk), Kyle Bolden…...

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Doris J. Bryant

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Ronald M. Haynes

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Mary Marie Webb

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John Henry Benson

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Gail King

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Lessie Mae Stevens

Lessie M. Stevens, 88, of Portsmouth, Virginia quietly departed this life on April 06, 2024 surrounded by family. Lessie was born to Walter and Ellen Parker on September 13, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the youngest of four. She was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia. She received her education from Norfolk County School System. She later married William H. Stevens Sr., and had ten children (one preceding her in death). She later moved to Portsmouth, Virginia. She worked in Portsmouth Public School System where she…...

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Andrew T. Blount

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Dadrekous “DJ” Green

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Jonathan David Thomas

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Shelia Ann Lewis

Sheila Ann Lewis was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2024. She was born September 17, 1967 to the late Pete and Minnie Lewis in Portsmouth, Virginia. Shelia was predeceased by her brother Pete III. She attended Portsmouth Public School System. Shelia was employed for many years at Vergas Pizza, Maryview Hospital, and Norfolk Naval Shipyard.  She attended several local churches and had a strong belief in her Lord and…...

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Marnita Carrie McFadden

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