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Hazel Lee Jackson

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Maxine Cherry

On angel’s wings on the evening of January 8, 2024, God bidded his daughter, Maxine Cherry, to come home and be at rest while at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia. Max, as she was affectionately called, was born on September 5, 1954 to the late Elsie Mae Vinson Cherry and the late Brodis Webb Cherry, in Bertie County, North Carolina. After the passing of her mother, she was reared by her maternal Auntie, Aunt Doris Mae…...

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Walter White, Jr.

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James Nixon, Sr.

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Daquan Aaron Rountree

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Yvette Thornton

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Richard Norman Holley, Sr.

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Maurice D. Robinson

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Hugh E. Elliott

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Lakesa C. Baskerville

Lakesa Cenise Baskerville, also fondly called “Lil Bit,” 46, born on November 1, 1977, and raised in Portsmouth, VA, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2024. She was the oldest of three children, sister Tanesha “Pumpkin” Ford and brother Antreon Ford, born to Cynthia Marrie Nicholson and Roscoe Lee Ford. Lakesa attended public schools in Portsmouth, Virginia, where she later received her high school diploma. She was always the type of person to help and…...

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Shanika Y. Edwards

Our precious Angel, Shanika Yolanda Edwards, 34, beloved mother, daughter and sister went on to be with the Lord on Thursday January 4, 2024. Shanika was born on June 5, 1989 to the late Cassius Edwards and Angela Bethea Edwards at Sentara Norfolk General in Norfolk Virginia. Her beautiful soul will truly be missed. Shanika is predeceased by her father Cassius Edwards; (maternal grandparents) Hattie and Esau Bethea; (paternal grandmother) Dianne Davis. Shanika is survived…...

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Bertha Orphe Richard

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Carlene Deloris Evans

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Iris A. Nichols

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Wanda Y. Ward

Wanda Yvette Ward, 71 of Portsmouth, VA departed this life peacefully on January 7, 2024. She was born to the late Willard R. Ward and Sarah M. Ward in Portsmouth, VA. Wanda was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High school and Hampton Institute where she earned a degree in education, which she put to use in the Norfolk Public School system as a speech therapist. She was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority…...

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Alfred E. Davis, Sr.

Alfred E Davis, Sr., a beloved member of the community and friend to many passed away on December 31, 2023, in Portsmouth, Va. He was born on July 10, 1931, and lived to the age of 92. He was predeceased by his mother, the late Christine Holloway and later raised by his grandmother in Norfolk, VA. Alfred’s life was marked with dedication and service as a member of the Merchant Marines for over 40 years,…...

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Jearline F. Smith

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Phillip Alexander Turner

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Bettie Mae Hawkins

Bettie Mae Hawkins was born in Halifax, North Carolina on May 14, 1931, to the late Gennie and Edna Silver. She departed this life on January 4, 2024. She was the oldest of six siblings. At an early age, she attended Pine Chapel Baptist Church, where she was introduced to Christ. She attended Eastman High School in Enfield, North Carolina and united in holy matrimony to the late Lawrence Hawkins for 38 years. She was blessed…...

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Louise Whitfield

Louise Whitfield, 93, of Suffolk, Virginia entered eternal rest on January 3, 2024 at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born August 6, 1930 to the late King Patillo and Annie Walker in Nansemond County, Virginia. At an early age she confessed her faith in Christ and joined New Hope Baptist Church where she was a faithful member for over 55 years. Louise (Lou), also known to many Momma Louise, and Ms. Whitfield was a caring…...

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Elliot Wells, Sr.

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Catricia Denise Copeland

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Dr. Robert Morton Treherne, Sr.

Robert Morton Treherne, Sr., MD, fondly known as “Bobby” passed away on January 2, 2024, after a long battle with Frontotemporal dementia. Robert was the youngest of four children born to Carr Alfred Treherne, MD and Thelma Morton Treherne. He was born at Ft. Monmouth, NJ on February 22, 1955, but spent the first two years of his life in Honolulu, Hawaii with his family.  Returning to Nashville he attended The Tennessee State Nursery School,…...

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JurNei Bolling

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Dexter Lee Blackstock

Dexter was born in Danville, Virginia on January 25, 1968 to Cordie Mae Hairston and David Preston Lee Davis (predeceased) Dexter Lee Blackstock was a remarkable man with a rich legacy of love, integrity, courage, and faith. He leaves these wonderful memories to cherish to his devoted and loving wife of 28 years Ravette Steele; two amazing daughters, D’Arie Gabrielle and Harmoni Jarel Blackstock. His mother, Cordie Mae Hairston; three sisters, Daphne Blackstock, Tiffeney Blackstock Fitzgerald…...

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Henry Coakley

Henry Coakley, passed peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2024, in Virginia Beach, VA.    Mr. Coakley was born August 8, 1950, to the late John Miranda and Emma Craig Coakley in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was the third of six children.  He was everyone’s favorite uncle and was affectionately called Poppie by loved ones.        Henry was educated in the public school system of Providence, Rhode Island.  He also attended and participated in…...

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Myla Alexander

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Franklin R. Turner

On January 1, 2024, our beloved Franklin Roosevelt Turner transitioned from this life and gained his wings. He was born in Franklin, VA on October 28, 1940 to the late Zena and Herbert Turner Sr.  Franklin was a product of the Portsmouth Public Schools and proudly worked for the Merchant Sealift Command for over 38 years. Franklin was known by many names including Frank, Uncle Boe, and the infamous FT.  Preceding Franklin in his death…...

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Junius L. Davis

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Vencent Windell Tripp

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Jacqueline Andrea Hicks

Jacqueline Almond Hicks, 55, of Suffolk, Virginia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 1, 2024, at Sentara Leigh Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrae D. Hicks; her father, Samuel Almond; her mother, Catherine ‘Eloise’ Almond; her sister, Vanessa Vann; and her nephew, Laron Vann. She was a graduate of Suffolk High School, Class of 1986, and studied at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jacqueline was previously employed at Sentara Obici Hospital, where she made…...

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Samantha L. Copeland Ruggs

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Ruth B. Harris

Ruth B. Harris was called to rest on Sunday, December 31, 2023. She was born on February 11, 1935, in Norfolk the daughter of the late Basley and Willie Mae Yancey. She attended Norfolk City Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where she was a cheerleader. She worked at Saint Mary’s Infant Home and retired after many years of faithful service. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord…...

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Earl Lewis

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Rosetta Adams

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Pastor Emeritus Dr. Mary L. Woodhouse

Elder Dr. Mary L. Woodhouse departed this life on Saturday, December 30, 2023. She was born in Robersonville, North Carolina on March 31, 1937, to the late Mattie and Joe Perkins. She was the youngest of nine children. Elder Woodhouse received her education in the South Norfolk County Public School System, which is now the Chesapeake Public School System. After accepting the call to the Ministry, she received theological training from Voice of Prophecy, Moody…...

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Josephine Bishop

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Shawon A. Mullings

Shawon Amel Mullings, a beloved native of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the VA Palliative Care Center in Hampton, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family.  Shawon‘s departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Born on March 3, 1993, in Waukegan, Illinois.  Shawon was the cherished son of Shaquana Simmons and Michael Mullings. He brought joy and pride to his family,…...

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Omar K. Epps

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Robert Lee Council

On the evening of December 27, 2023, our hearts were saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved one and friend, Mr. Robert “Raheem” Council, so affectionately known as “Bud or Sergeant” to his family and friends. Robert Lee Council graced the world with his presence on Saturday, March 20, 1965 in Suffolk, Virginia. Born to parents Willie Mae and Robert Lee Council, he was the sixth child out of ten children. He was a…...

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Terrence R. Lee

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David Julius Johnson

David Johnson was a very good man. He was a jack-of-all-trade, outgoing, social, up front and bold. He was the type of person when he walked into a room, he would light the room up. Growing up he used to hold me in his hands. I would always laugh because he was a very big man with big hands. Thank you for showing the family what entrepreneurship looks like and what it means to work…...

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Pastor Justus M. Sharp

Pastor Justus Manguel Sharp, affectionately known as “Jay”, graced this world on August 20, 1967, and left a lasting legacy on December 29, 2023. He was born to Apostle Olivia V. Sharp and the late Frank Wilson Sharp. He leaves to cherish his memories: his beloved wife, Angelena Sharp; his mother, Apostle Olivia Sharp; six children, Olivia Sharp (Eden), Olicia Sharp, Deche’ McDonald (Kelvin), Devon Doyle, Darius Doyle, and Iyana Ferrell (Demetre); two grandchildren, Azariyah…...

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Mable Deloatch Wilson

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Larry Don Lowey

Larry Don Lowey, 81, of Norfolk, VA, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday December 26, 2023 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Lowey and son, Daniel Lowey.  Larry is survived by his daughter, Deborah Hicks; his son in-law, Robert Hicks and granddaughter Sydney Hicks. He also leaves behind his estranged children, David Lowey, Nathan Lowey and Sarah Lowey – Jeffreys....

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Beverley Jean Bell

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Adrian Dior Wilson

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Simonia Denise Harrell

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Jackie Hunter

On December 27, 2023, our Heavenly Father opened the gates of HIS kingdom and placed Jackie Hunter amongst HIS angels.  Jackie was born July 10, 1954, in Opelika, Alabama to Emma Jean Hunter and the late Roger Hunter.  He was their only son. Jackie was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System graduating from Manor High School in 1973.  He was a student athlete while attending high school where he played basketball at Cradock High…...

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Lori Anne Wells

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