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Curtis E. Hill, Sr.

Curtis E. Hill, Sr. passed away October 2, 2022....

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Miles Elliott, II

On September 30, 2022 at his home, God in His infinite wisdom very peacefully brought to a close the earthly life of Deacon Miles Elliott, II.  Deacon Miles Elliott, II was born November 09, 1948 in Portsmouth, VA to Miles and Margaret Elliott. He is one of five children born to the Elliott’s which included his brother, Joseph and sisters, Margaret, Barbara and Carolyn.  Deacon Elliott, II is a product of the Portsmouth Public School…...

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Otinka DeShawn Bray

Otinka DeShawn Bray passed away September 28, 2022....

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Tyshawn Steven McNeil

Tyshawn Steven McNeil passed away September 27, 2022....

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Everlette Glenola McMurren

Everlette Glenola McMurren passed away September 29, 2022....

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Ray McKinley Washington

Ray McKinley Washington was born on June 5, 1963 in Franklin County, North Carolina. He entered eternal rest on September 29, 2022 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of the late Mattie Bell and Milton Washington Sr., and was raised in North Carolina and attended Vance County Schools. He later joined the Job Corps where he continued his studies. He then moved to Virginia, where he resided until his passing. He was preceded in…...

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Audrey M. Shands

Audrey Elizabeth Mitchell Shands was born September 22, 1941, to the late David Mitchell Sr. & Rona V. Collins. She was predeceased by her husband Carl Sands Sr her two sons Carl Jr & Wesley Sands and her grandson Carl Gary.  Audrey affectionately known by several names; sister, mom, Papoo and Aunt Audrey attended Booker T Washington High School class of 58 where she was a majorette. In her professional life she was a dedicated…...

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Nathaniel Dawson

Nathaniel Dawson, or “Nate” as he was known by loved ones and friends, was born on August 26, 1963, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Rosa Lee and Willie James Dawson Sr. He departed this beautiful life on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at home.  After graduating from Lake Taylor High School, he continued higher education in California.  He served in the United States Marines Corps and United States Army for an accumulative of over 23…...

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Khalib Daniel Isaiah Sutton

Khalib Daniel Isaiah Sutton passed away September 13, 2022....

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Jeremiah Amos Coker, Jr.

Jeremiah Amos Coker, Jr. passed away September 27, 2022....

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Carl E. Spady

Carl was one of four children born on November 30, 1948 to the late Elbert C and Rosa Spady in Norfolk, Virginia. He is preceded in death by his son Eric Ventell Spady of Norfolk, Virginia and his siblings Barbara Redman, Rosa C Haynes & brother Elbert “Lee” Spady all of Philadelphia, PA. Carl departed this life on September 27th, 2022. He attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he later went on to join…...

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Martha Tucker

Martha Tucker was born to David and Elma Benyard on April 10,1936 in Smithville, Georgia. She received her wings and departed this life peacefully in her sleep September 28,2022. Although Martha loved and adored her siblings, as the slightly younger half of twin girls, she shared a divine love with her twin sister Mary. As toddlers the twins went to live with their maternal Uncle and Aunt, Frank and Maggie McCalister of Birmingham, Alabama.  At…...

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Chauncey Lee Jackson

Chauncey Lee Jackson, transitioned from this earthly life to eternal rest on September 27, 2022, with his wife and children by his side.  He was born on June 14, 1938, in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Alonzo Jackson and Sophronia Lewis.  He is predeceased in death by four brothers and one sister. Chauncey graduated from Argentine High School in Kansas City, Kansas and Jones University in Norfolk, Virginia.  He married the love of his…...

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Ronald Eugene Diggs

Ronald Eugene Diggs was born on February 24, 1967 to James and Hattie Diggs.  He was called to rest on September 26, 2022. He has 2 siblings, him being the middle child. The earlier years were spent living life with siblings and cousins who all were extremely close.  There was rarely a time when the Diggs and Watson clans were not together.  That include his graduation from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach.  He…...

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Roger Deion Hall

Roger Deion Hall passed away September 25, 2022....

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Marvin Nathaniel Parsons, Sr.

Marvin Nathaniel Parsons, Sr. passed away September 23, 2022....

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Raymond Lee Vaughan

Raymond Lee Vaughan, 90, born in Murfreesboro, NC, passed September 22, 2022 in Portsmouth, VA. After over 30 years of service, Raymond retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Rigger from shop 72. Raymond is predeceased by his parents, Lillie B. Vaughan and Lonnie Porter. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Fosterlettia “Stuff” Ward-Crawford, cousins, extended family, neighbors and friends....

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Jerldean Brown

On Monday, September 26, 2022, Mother Jerldean Brown, surrounded by her family, gained her wings and the angels carried her to the Father’s eternal home, No more pain and No more suffering. Mother Brown was born in Newport Arkansas on March 25, 1927. She worked as a Food Service Assistant at the Naval Dining Facility where she retired after 20 years of dedicated service.    Mother Brown loved the Lord and was a faithful member…...

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Mary L. Moore

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, God sent an angel to call Mary home to be with her Heavenly Father. Mary Lillian Moore was born on March 20th, 1954. She was the daughter of the late Esau and Hattie Bethea. Mary gave her life to Christ at a young age where she was a member of First Baptist West Munden. Mary attended Norfolk Public Schools. There was nothing Mary wouldn’t do for her loved ones. She…...

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Elaine Nellie Daniels

Elaine Nellie Daniels succumbed to this world, entering into eternal rest and peace on September 23, 2022....

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Ronald Darryl Lamb

Ronald Darryl Lamb : Smart, Funny and Kind Darryl was a caring father, brother, son, and friend. He left this world suddenly on September 22, 2022. Ronald Darryl Lamb is survived by his beautiful daughter Ashley Clemens, his sisters Wilma Jean Bragg, Cynthia Gardner, Nancy Carter, Tina Perry and Violet White, and his brothers Paul Lamb, Theodore Lamb and Gregory Lamb. He was preceded in death by his brothers William Lamb Jr, Larry Rattler, Melvin Rattler and James Rattler. He was born to now deceased James William Lamb Sr.…...

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Deloise Perry

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. Deloise devoted her time serving others through her acts of kindness. She loved her family, but the Lord led her to glory. Now heaven has one more angel. Deloise was affectionately known as “Aunt Lois” or “Ma P”. She was the eldest of seven children. Deloise was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022.…...

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Stephen Raymond Gunter

Stephen R. Gunter, the loving son of Acey Gunter and Gladys Gunter was born on July 5, 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia. Steve graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1975 and served in the U.S. Army. He was a lover of classic soul music, a jokester and the life of the party, as many would say. His life transitioned on Friday September 23, 2022. His memories are left to be cherished by his daughter Stephanie O. Ferebee, son Stephen K. Ferebee, brother Reginald B Gunter (Sharon), sisters Sheila…...

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Alton Lamont Arrington

Alton Lamont (Auto) Arrington transition into eternal life on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Alton was born on January 4, 1968 in Wilson, North Carolina to Roy Arrington and the late Betty Arrington. He was the oldest of three children. Alton is predeceased by his mother, and grandparents Edward and Hattie Arrington and Betty and Willie B. Warren.  Alton was educated in Norfolk and Maryland Public Schools. He later joined the workforce where became skilled in…...

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Harold Eugene Chesson, Sr.

Harold Eugene Chesson, Sr. passed away September 23, 2022....

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Jimmie Lee Wells

Jimmie Lee Wells passed away September 25, 2022....

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Calvin Louis Day

Calvin Louis Day passed away September 23, 2022....

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Gerald Lee Savage

On September 21, 2022, Gerald Lee Savage entered eternal rest and was welcomed into the loving arms of God. Gerald was the son of the late Henry C. Savage and Vedes Virginia Clark. Left to cherish his memory; his wife of 52 years, Lillie Savage; his daughters, Stephanie Savage-Little and Serena Savage-Vaughan; his son, Jerome Savage; eleven grandchildren, Claude Savage, Natasha Savage, Selina Little, Sher-Ron Little, Shania Little, Azariah Vaughan, Aysha Vaughan, Alijah Vaughan, TiAira…...

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Sylvia Ann Sutton

Sylvia Ann Sutton, 70, of Norfolk, VA, departed this life on Saturday, September 17, 2022.  Sylvia was a native of the Long Ridge community located in Chesapeake, VA, where she was affectionately reared in a Christian home by four generations that guided and molded her into a phenomenal woman.  She received her formative education in the Chesapeake city public schools and her Christian foundation started at Gabriel Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesapeake, VA.      She graduated from…...

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Catherine Winstead Heyward

On September 18th, Catherine “Kitty” Winstead-Heyward passed away at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Catherine was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 18, 1941 to Lucy and Ernest Winstead. She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Catherine was predeceased by her mother and father; Her son, Michael Heyward; Six (6) sisters, Helen, Eunice, Dora Lee, Lizzie, Patricia and Virginia; Five (5) Brothers, Shadrach, Jesse, Israel, Harry and Charley Winstead. Catherine is survived by three…...

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Birty Hadnot, Jr.

Birty Hadnot Jr. was born on September 18, 1935, to the late Birty Hadnot Sr. and Selonia Smith Hadnot in Jasper Texas. Birty was educated in the Jasper Texas school system. As a young man, Birty joined the U.S. Navy where he served honorably, retiring after twenty years of service.  During his tenure in the Navy, he received many commendations and awards. He later retired from VEPCO upon completion of ten years of service and…...

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James R. Fayton, Sr.

James R. Fayton Sr. who was affectionately known as “Ray” transitioned into eternal rest with his wife and family at his side on September 19, 2022.  Ray was born on March 12, 1951, in Norfolk, VA to the late Sister Audrey Mae Hammond and raised by the late Deacon James Hammond. He married the love of his life Carolyn E. Lee 41 years ago.  He leaves a legacy of two children, James R. Fayton, Jr.…...

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Pastor Nemmo Etheridge, Jr.

On Thursday September 15, 2022 our beloved Pastor, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and dear Friend departed this world for eternal life. Nemmo (Goose) Etheridge was born on March 3, 1944 in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Nimmo and Teresa Etheridge. Pastor Etheridge was raised on a farm and attended Crestwood High School. He was preceded in death by his son Breean Etheridge; Sister, Geraldine Etheridge, and Brothers Joe and Robert Etheridge. Pastor Nemmo was a man who…...

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Harvest C. White

Harvest C. White transitioned from labor to reward on September 17, 2022....

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Aaron Lee Woodhouse

Aaron Lee Woodhouse walked beyond the veil of death, entering into eternal rest on September 3, 2022....

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Davelle Anthony Taylor

Davelle Anthony Taylor made his final journey home to rest on September 10, 2022....

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Timothy Anderson

 Many hearts have been filled with grief upon the passing of our beloved, Mr. Timothy Anderson.  On September 14, 2022, God in his infinite wisdom and divine love, called from our midst in his faithful son, Timothy Anderson to eternal rest. Timothy Anderson was born on January 20, 1961 to the late Emmadell and John Talmadge Anderson. Timothy was raised in Waterloo, South Carolina and attended Lawrence High School and graduated in 1979.  He was predeceased in…...

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Anthony Lee Otey, Sr.

Anthony Lee Otey, Sr., was born on June 23, 1955 in Norfolk, VA. He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System, including Booker T. Washington High School, where he became a wrestling champion and Team Captain until his graduation in 1975. His talent earned him a scholarship to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. When Anthony returned to Norfolk, he embarked on several careers. Those careers utilized his various skills and talents, including: Crance operator…...

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Clarence Eugene “Lucky” Perry, Sr.

Clarence Eugene “Lucky” Perry, Sr. departed this earthly life for everlasting life with the Father on September 4, 2022....

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LaKindra Latanya Granger

LaKindra Latanya Granger transitioned from earthly life to eternal life on September 16, 2022....

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Christopher Ronald Anthony

Christopher Ronald Anthony (known as Chris) transitioned from this earthly life to eternal rest on September 15, 2022.  Chris was born February 7, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Elizabeth Marie Boyce Anthony and the late Lewis McCoy Anthony.  He attended the Norfolk Public School System where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and received a Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University.  Chris enlisted in the United States Army in 1982, was…...

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Robert Lee Boyce

Robert Lee Boyce quietly transitioned to his eternal resting place on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022. He was born to the late Russell Skinner and Dorothy Boyce in Norfolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his three brothers Clifton Boyce, Charles Boyce, and Clyde Boyce. Robert was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and worked as a plasterer for many years after. Affectionately known as “Rob”, “Ricky Montez”, “The Governor”, and many others over…...

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Zachary Henry Merdy

Zachary was born on March 17, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York Public School and would have attended the third grade this year.  Zackary loved video games, Sonic the Hedgehog and Football. He played football for the Silver Backs, and they won the championship in 2021!  Zackary was a fabulous big brother to Lilliana and Oliver. Zack was very close to his 1st cousin, Kaceon and enjoyed many overnights and outing with his…...

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Kay Calloway Barner

Kay Calloway Barner was born September 2, 1944, in Norfolk, VA. God’s angels ushered her home on September, 5, 2022, in Plano, TX. She was formerly married to John Calloway, Jr. on August 5, 1962, where they were blessed with one son, John Calloway, III. She then remarried to Curtis L. Barner on February 9, 1975, and were blessed with one daughter, Sherry T. Barner. Kay was a dedicated elementary and middle school educator for over 40 years.…...

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Pastor Antwan L. Jones

The Life and Legacy of Praise for Antwan L. Jones A triumphant trumpet sounded on the early morning of September 15, 2022. Antwan L. Jones heard his name and rose to his celebration of eternal praise, where the Lord crowned his spiritual emeritus servant well done.  Affectionally known as Wayne, AJ, or Pastor AJ, his most prized title in life was being a Man of God.  Along with his twin brother, Antonio, Antwan was born…...

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Christine Jones

On Tuesday September 13, 2022, Christine D. Jonesheard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest.” At the time of her transition, she was surrounded by her family. Christine was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia to Willie Lipscomb and Virginia Jones. She attended Norfolk Public Schools.  Christine worked in the hospitality industry for many years.   During her life, she borne five children:  Yvonne McDaniel (Kim) of Florida, Bryant Jones, Lisa Jones (Clifton),…...

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Louis Cardozo

My Birth Louis Cardozo (affectionately known as Dubby by friends and relatives) a treasured and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague, and friend, peacefully exchanged labor for the reward of eternal rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the age of ninety (90). Louis was the youngest child born March 25, 1932 to the late Louis and the late Vivian Cardozo in Jamaica, New York.   My Education He attended and completed Public Schools…...

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William A. Williams

William A. Williams passed away September 7, 2022....

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Vivienne A. O’Reggio

Vivienne Antoinette O’Reggio was born on June 23, 1958 in Kingston, Jamaica. As a teenager in Kingston, Vivienne (affectionally known as Nell) attended Calvary Gospel Assembly where she first gave her life to Christ and was baptized. When her family moved to the United States in 1979, Vivienne moved to New York where she married her childhood sweetheart Michael O’Reggio and gave birth to a daughter, Charlene O’Reggio. She lived a very full life of…...

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Luke Brown, Jr.

Luke Brown Jr. (Hammer) departed this earthly life and entered into his eternal home with the Heavenly Father, on Sunday, September 11, 2022. He was born in Nansemond County, Suffolk, Virginia on October 23, 1941 to the late Luke and Nancy Brown Sr. He is also predeceased by his grandmother, Mary Lee Newsome from Suffolk, VA., Also, his Aunt Louise Knight of Suffolk, VA. He was the oldest child from their union. Luke was a…...

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