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Deacon Albert E. Harold, Jr.

I Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Deacon Albert E. Harold, Jr., fondly known as “Bubba”, was born on July 3,…...

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Ernest D. Holmes, III

Ernest D. Holmes III, 72, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather peacefully ascended to his heavenly home while being surrounded by family and friends on May 18, 2022. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Ernest Jr. and Arvilla Holmes. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, and two sisters Deborah Alexander and Donna Riddick. Ernest III lovingly known to his friends as Demi and “Boney Henry”, was a graduate of Granby High School and…...

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Percy Coley, Jr.

Percy Coley, Jr. passed away May 22, 2022....

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Isabelle Tucker Nowell

Our heavenly father called home another one of his loving angels Mrs. Isabelle (Tucker) Nowell on May 17, 2022. He needed one of His beautiful flowers to adorn his garden. Isabelle was born on August 10, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Thurston and Ernestine Tucker of Chicago, IL.  Although born in Philadelphia, PA, she was raised in Chicago, IL. In Chicago, she met and later married the Reverend Earl Nowell. Born to them…...

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Sabrina Rosario

Sabrina Yvette Rosario quietly slipped away to her eternal home on the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2022.  Sabrina was born on December 1, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was preleased by her parents, Marion Davis and Clifford Mitchell, as well as her God Mother, Mary Winborne who assisted in raising her. She was also predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Eduardo Rosario Jr. At a young age, Sabrina accepted Christ…...

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Eduardo Rosario

Eduardo Rosario Jr. (Papi) was born on November 15, 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Eduardo Rosario Sr. (Caguas, P.R) and Esperanza Calderon (Rio Grande, P.R) who both have preceded him in passing. He was the eldest of three children with his sister Hilda Martinez and brother Clarence Calderon. He lived in Puerto Rico until the age of five when his mother brought him to Spanish Harlem, NY for a better life. Eduardo, his…...

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Angela Britt

Angela Britt our daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend, neighbor and classmate was a 2020 graduate of Western Branch High School and attended Tidewater Community College. Angela was born on March 30, 2002 in Newport News, VA.  She was the daughter of Bryon and Michelle Britt and a loving sister to Bryce Britt. Angela, a beautiful soul who departed us all too soon on May 19, 2022, was a talented vocalist with an amazing voice. Angela enthusiastically…...

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Sharon Deneen (BayBay) Shields

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to transition out of our midst our beloved, Sharon Deneen Shields, into the waiting arms of our Lord. We bow in humble submission to Him who knows and does all things well.  Sharon Deneen Shields was born on April 2, 1964, in Norfolk Community Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the 4th and youngest daughter born to the late John and Barbara Shields. She departed this life at the…...

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John Cortez McInnis

On May 13, 2022, John Cortez McInnis, 26, a beloved father, son, grandson, brother, nephew, boyfriend, and cousin departed from this life to his eternal resting place. Cortez attended Norfolk Public Schools and went to become employed as a packer with Enterprise Van Lines. Cortez was a hardworker and always made sure he gave his all to get the job done. With this opportunity, he was able to travel the United States while working alongside…...

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Rodney A. Cross

Our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend went to be with the Lord May 13, 2022. Rodney was employed at United Disposal for the last five years. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: His mother, Eartherdell Dunston (Richard); His father, James Cross; Significant other, Mechell Davis; Three daughters: Kendra James (Darius), Ariana Foreman and Ryketta Cross; Four grandsons: Rodney, Khaliq, Khaalid and Zayvion; Four granddaughters: Alayah, Khalin’i, Jamya and London; One brother, Anthony Cross (Deborah); Three Sisters: Deneen Hopkins, Tawana Barnes and Tracey Garrett; Two aunts: Floria…...

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Steven James Allen

Steven James Allen was born on Auguest 17, 1960 in Cumberland County, Maine. Steven was the son of the late William Charles Allen Sr. and the late Wanda Marie Minor. Steven was predeceased by two brothers the late William Charles Allen Jr. and the late Richard Michael Allen.  Steven is survived by his only sister Lynette Allen Askew and a niece Stephanie Paulette Askew of Chesapeake, Virginia. Steven is also survived by a cousin, Sandra…...

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William R. Stevens, Jr.

William R. Stevens, Jr. passed away May 17, 2022....

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Edith Rosa Velma Gilliam

Edith Velma Rosa Gilliam “Edie” was born on April 21, 1935. As a native of Princess Anne County, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Dixon and Joesph Almond. Edith was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Edward Lee Gilliam. After his passing, she was a widow, who missed her husband, but still lived life. Edith worked as a housekeeper for Holiday Inn for over 50 years, doing what she loved best. She…...

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Kelvin Lee Harper

Kelvin Lee Harper passed away May 13, 2022....

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Norman Lester Warren, Jr.

On May 16, 2022, Norman Lester Warren, Jr., 53, (affectionately known as Nukie) a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin departed from this life to his eternal resting place. Norman was born on July 28, 1968 in Norfolk, VA to Marie Dailey Warren and the late Norman Lester Warren, Sr.  He was educated in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Public School Systems, and graduated from Green Run High School (Virginia Beach, VA)…...

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Miracle Naomi Cuffee Porter

…Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for such is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:14) This is to certify that Miracle Naomi Cuffee Porter departed this life on May 12, 2022. At her side as always was her loving mother Elois Cuffee Smith, her father Braxton Porter, her devoted sister Damelia Cuffee and her aunt Low Low (Lorraine Pierce). Miracle was well loved. She had an old spirit that…...

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Nasia Raheim Lee

Nasia Raheim Lee passed away May 13, 2022....

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Hattie Williams Pope

Hattie Emily Williams Pope, the matriarch of 13 children born to the late Theodore and Ethel Williams, found joy on the morning of Friday, May 13.  Like a beautiful flower enjoying the wonder of God’s awesome nature, Hattie quietly transitioned to rest eternally in God’s peaceful loving care.  She was the pride of her siblings who always showed much love for her.  They often affectionately called her “Snooks.”  That love was evident in their recent…...

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Loretta L. Nicholson

Loretta Lorraine Nicholson (Lori) was born on December 22, 1961 to Mary Nicholson and James Palmer III in Toledo Ohio. She lost her battle to cancer on May 12, 2022 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  Lori graduated from Central Catholic High in 1980. While in High school she was the first African American basketball player to play at Central Catholic High school. After she graduated, she enlisted into the US Navy, where…...

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Wesley J. Robinson, III

Wesley J. Robinson, III passed away May 14, 2022....

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Dorothy M. Davis

Dorothy M. Davis transitioned this life on Friday, May 13, 2022. She was the eldest child born to Ada O. Dupree and the late Daniel Winfred Mullen.   In 1965, Dorothy graduated from Emmett Scott High School in Texas. After graduating high school, she relocated to Virginia and later met and married Harry A. Davis on September 23, 1965. From that union, three children were born, Davida, Dorteo and Harita Davis. Ten years after their…...

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Sarah Elizabeth McFarland

Sarah Elizabeth Claiborne-McFarland was born on January 30, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late James Everett Claiborne and Mattie Claiborne. It was on Saturday night, May 14, 2022 that Sarah Elizabeth Claiborne-McFarland (84) gained her heavenly wings, surrounded by her loving family. At an early, she moved back to Ante, Virginia where she attended Grade School to High School. At a young age, she became a member of Poplar Mount…...

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Ruth Williams

Mrs. Ruth Williams was born to the late Willie Norman Ryan and Gladys (Watson) Ryan, in Norfolk, Virginia on December 04, 1927. At the age of 94 years, on May 15, 2022, she was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ruth was the eldest of 5 children and was preceded in death by her husband Warren Williams Sr., brothers: James, Jessie, and Emanuel; sister, Mary Esther and grandson Charles H. Haynes. Her…...

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Charlotte Gamble

Charlotte Gamble passed away on May 11, 2022....

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Marvin Jason Milton, Jr.

On May 12, 2022, our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend Marvin Jason Milton, Jr. departed this life. Marvin, affectionately known to family and friends as “Rooster or Ruwop”, was born on January 7, 2000 in Norfolk, Va to Stacey McEachin. Rooster was the fourth of seven siblings; Terrinda, Tasherra, Desmond, Patrick, Lil E, and JaGayla. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and later received his G.E.D. Rooster was a fun-loving man who had…...

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Hattie Marie Johnson

HATTIE MARIE (KEYES) JOHNSON was born on January 26,1958 to the late Alexander and Lottie Keyes in Norfolk, VA. She is also preceded in death by one sister Bessie Brooks and one grandson Tre’ Keyes. Hattie grew up in the Berkley area of Norfolk. Hattie graduated from Lake Taylor high school in 1976, attended NSU taking early child care. She worked as a government contractor for 42 years at NOB. She was always watching criminal and…...

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Edith Marion Bell

Edith Marion Bell was born July 21, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Willie Baxter and Viola Johnson. Edith was a member of New Mt. Sinai Church and loved praising God and sharing God’s Word to all who knew her. Edith affectionately known as “Baby” by her childhood friends, or “Mother Bell” by her church family, and “Grandma” and “Grandma-Me” by her grand and great-grandchildren, departed this life on May 10, 2022. She was…...

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Cecelia Jackson

Cecelia (Cece) Thelnord Jackson of Titustown section of Norfolk, VA transitioned with the Lord on May 11, 2022.  Cece was born to the late Sarah Lee Hamlin Braxton and Aaron L. Braxton, Jr. in Norfolk, VA.  She was predeceased by her husband Otis R. Jackson, Jr.  She leaves behind eternally, her brother Aaron L. Braxton, III, 2 amazing daughters Cecelia (Robin) Howard and LaToya E. Jackson, with several grandchildren, Cpt. Raven Jackson, Raymoni Howard, Simeon…...

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Waverly Gatrell Hampton, Jr.

Waverly Gartrell Hampton, Jr. beloved father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, departed this life on May 8, 2022 after a lengthy illness. He was 62 years old and left us all far too soon. Waverly was born to Waverly G. Hampton and Catherine L. Hampton (nee Rumble, later Spratley) on May 3, 1960, in Norfolk, VA. He attended Norview High School, where he was an outstanding academic, a standout football player and track athlete.…...

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Patrick Ferebee

Patrick Ferebee was called home by the Lord on April 30, 2022. He was a son, brother, cousin, uncle, and a friend to many. Patrick was born September 20, 1963 at Norfolk General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lucille Ferebee. He was raised in Grandy Park housing area. He attended Crestwood School. He was a domestic worker, with a green thumb. He loved gardening and landscaping work. Patrick was…...

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Tony L. Cherry

On Sunday May 1st, 2022 Tony Cherry was called home to be with the Lord. He was born on March 10, 1982 to Oliva Cherry and Charles Turner in Norfolk, VA. Tony loved the outdoors. He enjoyed playing sports and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. He worked at A- Mayes Soul Food Restaurant. Tony enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with his children. He was loved by many and like…...

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Timeka Renee Rawls

Timeka Renee Rawls was born on April 16th, 1977 to the late Esther Mae Rawls and the late Eugene Cahoon, in Norfolk VA. She went home to be the Lord on May 2nd, 2022. Timeka was preceded in death by her mother Esther Mae Rawls, father Eugene Cahoon, paternal grandmother Mary Mitchell, maternal grandmother Esther Marie Rawls, and her daughter Alaya Rawls, uncle Gary Newsome. Timeka graduated from Lake Taylor High School and she went…...

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Bobby Wade

On the morning of May 1, 2022, Bobby was called home to be with the Lord. Bobby was the baby of eleven children. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and father. Bobby was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. He played baseball for Chesapeake Little League, which was a joy to him. This was something that he shared with his brother, Alford Wade. Bobby’s mother was always at every game cheering him on.…...

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Billy Williams

Billy Williams passed away April 30, 2022....

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Helen Foreman

On May 7, 2022, Helen Virginia Foreman was called home to be with the Lord.  Helen Virginia Allen was born on March 25, 1927, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Joseph and Luvenia Allen. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and worked at the Cort Plant Chesapeake, Virginia for nine years.   She is preceded in death by her brothers: Joseph Allen Jr., Willie Allen, Albert Allen, and Curtis Allen; sister: Beulah Allen; husband Charles E.…...

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Barbara Chavis

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, Ihave kept the faith.  Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.  II Timothy 4: 7-8 (NKJV) Barbara Jean Chavis transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022.…...

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Curtis L. Hill

Curtis Lamar Hill was born May 25, 1961, to the Late William H. Scott, Jr. and Alice O. Hill. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, May 5, 2022, after a long battle of Vascular Dementia. Curtis received Christ under the leadership of Pastor Michael R. Toliver of First Baptist Church South Hill, Chesapeake, Virginia. “Lil’ Curt”, “Boss”, “Curtis-Blow,” (the names by which he was affectionately known by his family and close friends), graduated from…...

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Delisha R. Taylor

Delisha R. Taylor passed away May 3, 2022....

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Lemuel Bernard Howard, Jr.

Lemuel Bernard “Zonk” Howard Jr., was born in Portsmouth, VA to Lemuel B. Howard, Sr. and Hattie Louise Howard.  He is predeceased by his parents; 2 sisters, Sophia Shaw and Nicole Howard; 1 niece, Annette Howard; and 1 nephew, Kemondre Howard. Lemuel attended Portsmouth Public Schools.  He kept his family laughing.  Lemuel loved his family and would give anyone the shirt off his back.  Lemuel loved to dance; with that one move! And use to…...

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Wanda Ann Turner

Wanda Ann “WAN WAN” Turner, daughter of the late Betty Lou Turner and Lee Herman Barnes was born April 11, 1968 in her Grandmother’s home in Newsoms, VA. She attended public schools in Newsoms and was a graduate of Southampton High School. She then left Newsoms to pursue her career to become a Teacher’s Aide at Norfolk State University. She was a very hard worker and worked most of her years at Norfolk State University…...

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Darlene Marguerite Knight

Darlene M. Knight was called to eternal rest on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Darlene was born on December 6, 1956 to the late James L. Knight and Margaret S. Spencer. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend. She was predeceased by her second mom, Dorothy Gaines; mother, father, aunt and daughter, Thomina D. Knight. She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Darlene leaves to cherish her loving memories her son,…...

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Donald Ray Staten

Donald Ray Staten passed away May 5, 2022....

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Rickey Hardy

Rickey Karl Hardy, 68, well known as “BONE”, peacefully made his transition at the Chesapeake Regional Hospital, on Tuesday May 3rd, 2022. Bone was supported through his transitioning by his loving family, friends, and caregivers. On December 22nd, 1953, “Bone” was born to the late Della Mae Hardy, and Horace Alexander in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. He retired from Sprinkle as an (Laborer), specializing in brick masonry. He enjoyed playing cards, Lottery/gambling, listening to…...

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Voncile Dunn Faison

Our cherished Voncile Faison passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Monday, May 2, 2022 at home surrounded in love. Born in Pineapple, Alabama, a graduate of Maury High School and a long time resident of Lamberts Point. Von, also affectionately known as “Cakes” was a doting mother, grandmother, loving sister and caring friend to all those who were blessed enough to know her. Von loved being surrounded by family and friends. Family…...

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Ava Zyier Clark

Ava Zyier Clark was granted her angel wings on May 2, 2022 surrounded by family at Children‘s Hospital of the King Daughters in Norfolk, VA. Despite her short time on this earth Ava, affectionately called AvaWava, Sweetie Meetie and May, was deeply loved and brought great joy to those around her. She would always show affection by giving the tightest hugs and the sweetest kisses. At home, whenever she was asked to say her ABCs…...

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Robert Lee King

Robert Lee King passed away May 1, 2022....

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Clarence Leon Settles

Clarence Leon Settles aka “Rat” 72, of Norfolk, peacefully took his place in God’s Garden on Sunday, May 1, 2022.  Leon was born on March 14, 1950, to the late Johnnie and Katie Lee Settles, in North Carolina. He was employed with Shoney’s Restaurant for many years and later went to work for the Pancake House. Leon was an all-around sports enthusiast. He was probably the most avid Philadelphia Eagles fan in the county. Leon…...

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Jean Bryant Summerville

Ms. Jean Diane Bryant Summerville, 83 of Portsmouth, Virginia, a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, niece, cousin and friend, made a peaceful departure to take her final heavenly rest on May 2, 2022. During her final moments, she was surrounded by her family at home. Ms. Summerville was born in Scotland Neck, North Carolina August 5, 1938. She enjoyed frequent visits with her family and friends in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. She was preceded…...

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Justin Lee Mickle

It was the will of our Heavenly Father to call Justin Lee Mickle back home to heaven, to take his rest in peace. Justin was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on July 13th of the year 1990. To Alton and Maxine Mickle. He attended the Temple Baptist Church, and Christian Academy (TCS) in Gulfport Mississippi. He was a star Athlete for the TCS Eagles. He was married to Penny Sue Mickle of Olla, Louisiana on…...

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Thomas B. Campbell, Sr.

Thomas B. Campbell, Sr. “Top Cat”, 99, of the 1000 block of Willingham Street passed away May 1, 2022.Born in North Carolina, Thomas was the son of the late Corinna Mandley and Harrison Campbell.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elsie R. Campbell, siblings, Harvey, Leroy, Andrew, Louise, Sarah, Mary, Margaret and Hattie.  Thomas worked as a warehouseman at the Naval Air Station after 34 years of service.  He…...

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