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Pauline Meadows

Pauline Meadows was born in October 18,1924 in Norfolk, VA to the late Mark Moses and the late Flossie White.  She departed this life on January 13, 2020 at home with her family. She attended school in Norfolk, VA where she graduated from Booker T Washington School.   She was united in marriage to the Roy L. Meadows in 1951 and enjoyed 52years together. She enjoyed doing puzzles and reading books on her IPAD, getting…...

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Lowell Allen Martin

Lowell A. Martin, better known as Marty, 80, passed away January 13, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Marty proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring in 1975 after 20 years of service.  He completed his college degree at Old Dominion University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. He went on to teach at Tidewater Community College as an Associate Professor for 20 years. Marty is survived by his loving wife…...

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Randall D. Forrest

Randall D. Forrest passed away January 13, 2020....

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Jacquelyn J. Inniss

Jacquelyn J. Inniss passed away January 8, 2020....

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Barbara A. Johnson

Born October 25, 1952 received her heavenly wings January 12, 2020. She was the daughter of Beulah M. Davis, mother and Armps Bond, father; both deceased. She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Barbara was employed with Virginian Pilot for 37 years. She accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Faith Deliverance Christian Center. Barbara was well known and loved by many. She was a loving wife to Joseph M. Johnson. They shared 32…...

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Catherine Spratley

Catherine Spratley passed away January 12, 2020....

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Gladys Y. Chapman

Gladys Yvonne Chapman, “Puddin”, returned home to her Lord and Savior on January 11, 2020 at the age of 70 with her daughter Felicia by her side.  She was born on July 26, 1949 in Portsmouth,Va to the late Robert and Odell Geter Shelton. Her sisters, Patricia Snead and Mildred Moore, brother Leroy Moore, preceded Gladys in death.  She graduated from historic Norcom High School in Portsmouth and attended Tidewater Community College. Gladys worked as…...

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James Armstong

James Armstrong passed away January 9, 2020....

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Richard Fox

Richard Fox, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home among loved ones Wednesday January 8,2020.  Richard (86) was born in Montclair, New Jersey to the late Herbert and Grace Fox on April 1, 1933. Growing up Richard attended the Bloomfield public school system. He served in the U.S. Airforce for 4 years. After faithfully serving his country Richard was honorably discharged from military service at Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Georgia. Following his…...

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Millie L. Fonville

Millie Louise Fonville, 72, passed away Saturday, January 4 in Hampton, Va. Born at Norfolk Community Hospital in Norfolk, Va on June 5, 1947 to the late James and Millie Walker, she lived and worked, respectively, as a resident and employee in both the Southside and Peninsula Virginia regions. Millie attended Norfolk Public Schools. Although she drop out in the 9th grade, she went from receiving a Nurse Aide Certificate of Completion from the Norfolk Department of Adult and Vocational Education in…...

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Terry Lee Elion

Terry Lee Elion was born October 28, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Audrey I and Howard W. Elion. Terry graduated from Central High School in 1970 and shortly after joined the United States Navy. After four years of service in the Navy, he reenlisted into the United States Coast Guard. In the summer of 1978, while stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana as a corpsman, he met his wife, Jan at U.S. Public Hospital.…...

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Wykemma Leonka Baker

Wykemma Leonka Baker passed away January 5, 2020....

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Marion Ellerbe Parker

Marion Ellerbe Parker passes away January 6, 2020....

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Clifton Joel Foriest

On January 7, 2020, our beloved Clifton Joel Foriest went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was the oldest of eight children born to the late Clifton and Naomi Foriest. A native of Conway, NC, he grew up in St. John AME Church where he as youngster attended Sunday School Conventions. His mentor at St. John was his grandmother, the late Mrs. Virgie Peebles. After graduating from Willis Hare High School, Clifton…...

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Elijah Rahim Chavis

Elijah Rahim Chavis was born to Charlene Chavis and Jimmy Forston, on June 10, 1993 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He received his education from Portsmouth Public Schools and was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. Elijah received a certificate from the Fatherhood Mentoring Program as an advocate for supporting fathers. Elijah was a warm-hearted and family-oriented father, son, and brother. He filled family and friends with lively spirits when his presence arose in the room.…...

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Lewis R. Gordon

Lewis R. Gordon “Jim” was born on August 10, 1964, to the late Louis and Dorothy Bowen, in Norfolk, VA. Lewis was graduated from Lake Taylor High School. He was employed with the City of Norfolk for fifteen years. He also worked for East Coast Heat and Air for twelve years and American Building Maintenance for ten years. Lewis was apart of a bowling and softball league. Left to cherish his memories his wife, Patricia…...

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Wilson I. Lett

Wilson I. Lett passed away December 24, 2019....

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Willie Henry Joyner

Willie Henry Joyner “Crow” gained his wings on January 5, 2020 two day after his loving wife, Virginia Lee Joyner of 37 years who gained her wings on January 3, 2020. Willie was born on March 14, 1947 to the late Herbert Sr. and Hattie Joyner in Norfolk, VA. Willie was raised in the Campostella section of Norfolk also known as “The Fields”. Willie was a laid-back kind of guy and quiet never complaining. Willie…...

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Virginia Lee Joyner

Virginia Lee Joyner “Fats or VA” gained her on wings on Friday, January 3, 2020. She was born on August 11, 1948 to Vivian T. Williams and the late Ernest Williams Sr. in Norfolk, VA. Virginia was married to the late Willie Joyner for 37 years. Virginia was raised in the Lamberts Point section of Norfolk, VA. Virginia retired from TRT/HRT. Virginia was a loving, outspoken and giving woman. If you knew Virginia, she loved…...

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Eugene Tolbert

Eugene Tolbert passed away January 3, 2020....

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RayQuan J. Bethea

Ray’Quan was born in Norfolk, VA on October 13,2002. He was outgoing and very respectful to everyone. He loved his family and friends and had special bond with his grandmother. He played all types of sports and loved playing football for AYF and UYFL Leagues. He played for various teams such as, the Rams, Redskins, Vikings, Tigers, Bengals, Titans and Wild Cats. He loved to joke around, dance, and really enjoyed eating. He was a…...

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Lola Mozelle Wilson

Lola Mozelle Wilson passed away January 5, 2020....

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Taneisha Berthreace Moore

Taneisha Berthreace Moore passed away January 3, 2020....

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Fredrick I. Watson

Frederick Irving Watson peacefully transitioned on January 3, 2020 in Norfolk, VA. He was born March 19, 1951 in Jamaica Queens, NY to the late Osborne and Bessie Watson. Fred grew up and was educated in New York. He attended Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs, Human Resources Planning and Administration from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA.   …...

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Martha L. King

Martha Marie Lamb King was born June 10, 1924 in CamdenCounty, North Carolina to the late Rev. Joseph R. Lamb and Sarah L. Trotman Lamb. She was the youngest of fourteen children, which all preceded her in death. Martha’s spiritual beginnings began when she became a member of New Sawyers Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Camden County, North Carolina. Martha attended and graduated from Sawyers Creek School in Camden County, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.…...

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Katherine Clark

Katherine Clark passed away January 1, 2020....

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Angela M. Sessoms

Angela Marie Sessoms entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at home with her family on Norfolk, Virginia.  Angela was born to the late James Willis and Betty Bynum on October 26, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia.   Angela was affectionately known as “Ahu-Wooa” by her family.  As a young child growing up, Angela’s education started in Norfolk public schools and when she turned 13, she was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools and later graduated from…...

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Pearl Eunice Young

Our beloved Pearl Eunice Young departed this life to be with the Lord while peacefully at rest on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  She was born to Pearl and Walter Vinson on December 1, 1941 in Courtland, Virginia.   Affectionately known by family members as “Doll Baby”, Pearl absolutely insisted that kindship ties be honored and respected. Pearl possessed natural born leadership characteristics such as integrity, forthrightness, and compassion.  She would demonstrate these virtues with her…...

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Lawrence L. Wilson

Lawrence L. Wilson passed away December 31, 2019....

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O’Donis R. E. N. Smith

The loving son of Donyell Nixon and Michael Smith The younger sibling of Melicia, Nashai, Micah, and Dominique O’Donis was born March 12, 2019. He was the sweetest baby. The smile of O’Donis shone brighter than millions of stars in the bright sky. He also loved to eat homemade cooked meals cooked by his mother Donyell and his Grandma Felicia . He also loved playing with his older sister Dominique every morning crawling around and…...

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Curtis Lee Stewart

I will life up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help. My Help cometh from the Lord, Which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1-2 Curtis Lee Stewart was born February 12, 1942 in Tarboro, North Carolina to the late Blanche Grice and Sandy Knight. He attended school in Norfolk, Va.  Curtis enlisted in the United States Army in July 1960 as a Private E-1. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson,…...

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Michael M. Lewis

Michael M. Lewis passed away December 31, 2019....

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Alfie T. Bryant

Alfie Tyrone Bryant (Alf) was born on October 31, 1989 in Norfolk, Virginia to Cortina Bryant of Norfolk, VA and Tyrone Alfie Walker of Chicago, Illinois.  He departed at the age of 30 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in the hospital in Norfolk, VA. Alfie grew up in Norfolk and attended Norfolk Public Schools.  He did shipyard work for the government at V.T. Group. Alfie enjoyed boxing, football, and basketball. He enjoyed life with his…...

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Joni M. Cofield – Murphy

Joni M. Cofield – Murphy passed away December 29, 2019....

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Joseph J. Szuba, Jr.

Joseph Moved on to heaven on Monday night, December 9, 2019, After a brief illness at Maryview Medical Center. A south side of Chicago native, he was raised as a devout Catholic. Discharged honorably after serving the US Army in Korea and Japan, he continued his education in accounting and engineering. Joining his family in California after the war, he worked his way up to managing first citrus, then soft drink, then food processing production…...

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Ella Mae Simons

Ella Mae Simons passed away December 28, 2019....

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Jean A. Wright

Jean A. Wright passed away December 26, 2019....

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Katherine Lynn Pocaigue

Katherine L. Pocaigue passed away December 26, 2019....

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Maliyah L. Holloway

Maliyah La’Shaee Holloway, 2 ½  months old passed away, on December 23, 2019.  Maliyah was born in Norfolk, Virginia and passed away at CHKD in Norfolk, Virginia.  Maliyah is survived by her mother and father, Hailey and Lashaun Holloway; Maliyah’s siblings, Zoey Holloway, Aubree Jeffery, Kemonie Boyd; grandparents, Kendra and Brian Jones, Nikki and Joey Steinhauser and Jason and Cathleen Jacobs; great grandparents, Thomas Trovato, Brenda Swain and Terry Ann Lane as well as uncles,…...

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Sheila L. Robertson

Sheila L. Robertson passed away November 16, 2019....

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Cheryl D. McCord

The proud parents Victoria Goodman and Allen McCord gave birth to Cheryl D McCord July 7, 1958 in Manhattan N.Y. Cheryl was born and raised in Manhattan N.Y. but later moved to Bronx N.Y. where she attended Taft High School. Aside from Taft High School she also attended Wade Hampton High School in Greenville South Carolina, where she completed and received her high school diploma. After completing high school in South Carolina she made her way…...

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Clifford M. Wood, Sr.

Clifford M. Wood, Sr., passed away December 26, 2019.  Born June 16, 1941, he was the son of the late Welton and Harriet Wood.  Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife, Nellie Wood; four daughters, Vanessa Holley, Crystal Rogers (Artie), Tikia Wiggins and Bryana Rose (Malique); two sons, Clifford Wood, Jr. and Larry T. Wood (Lisa); seven sisters, one brother,fifteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one God-daughter, and a host of nieces, nephews, other…...

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Elsie Evon Madison

Elsie E. Madison passed away December 23, 2019....

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Roland F. Gaines, Sr.

Roland Franklin Gaines, Sr. was born on April 1, 1921 in Powacan, an unincorporated town in King and Queen County, Virginia to Edwin M. Gaines and Eva M. Ferbee Gaines.  Roland was third of seven children.  He was baptized at an early age in First Baptist Church Logan Park.  Roland was educated in the Norfolk public schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. After graduating, he worked at several jobs.…...

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Phillip Martin Earls

Phillip Martin Earls, the son of the late Felton II and Ethelyn Earls born in New Orleans, Louisiana entered eternal life on December 24, 2019. He graduated White Haven High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dillard University and a M.B.A. from Wake Forest University. After graduation from college he became a Regional Personnel Manager with Sears Roebuck after which he became a Logistics Manager with QVC. After retirement…...

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Audrey Fields

Audrey Deloris Fields, 82, departed this life on December 26, 2019 at The Cedarwood Plaza Nursing Home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Audrey was born September 3, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia, to James and Alberta (Towns) Fields. During her youth, the family moved to New York City, where Audrey attended local public schools and where she and the family attended The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the Harlem section of the city. Following high school graduation, Audrey…...

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Teodola E. Chapman

Teodola E. Chapman passed away December 21, 2019....

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Clarence “Zoot” Matthews

Clarence “Zoot” Matthews passed away December 26, 2019....

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Daunarine Gwendolyn Ralph

Daunarine Gwendolyn Ralph passed away December 21, 2019....

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Bertha Lee Bell

Bertha Lee Bell, formerly of Chesapeake, transitioned into her eternal rest on Christmas Day surrounded by family at her side in Willingboro, N.J. A native of Scotland Neck, N.C., Bertha was born August 31, 1916. Graced with longevity of life, Bertha blessed this earth with over 103 years of age.  The daughter of Gus Johnson and Estella Anthony, and widow of Frank Bell, Bertha lived life to the fullest. Born prior to the Great Depression…...

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