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Shaun Lee McDaniel

Shaun L. McDaniel 20 gained his wings on September 29, 2020. Shaun was born on June 25, 2000 to Stephanie Askew and Herman Whitaker in Chesapeake, VA. He attended Oscar Smith High School. He was recently employed by Mid Atlantic Petroleum Services and about to enter an apprenticeship program at the shipyard. He loved playing games and working. Shaun had a bright smile and he would always light up a room with laughter. He loved…...

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Melvin Kenneth Cypress

Mr. Melvin Kenneth Cypress was born on May 11, 1950 in the union of the late Robert P. and Irene McMillan Cypress of Surry County, Virginia. Melvin peacefully entered eternal life on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Theodore Cypress. At an early age, Melvin accepted Jesus Christ and served as a faithful servant at Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church where he served as a faithful…...

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Hilda Ruth Moore

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 101 years of age, God called his servant, Hilda Ruth Hodnett-Moore home to glory for her eternal rest. Hilda was born to Jessie Richard Hodnett and Rosa Berger- Hodnett on April 4, 1919 in Chatham, Virginia and she attended Pennsylvania County Public Schools in Chatham. She gave her life to the Lord at a very young age where she attended Rosebud Baptist Church also located in Chatham, VA. Hilda…...

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James A. Brown, Jr.

James was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Essie Matilda Moore Brown and James A. Brown, Sr. He leaves behind his cherished wife of thirty one years, Cheryl; four daughters, Phonecia Thomas, Natalya Thomas-Griffin (Aaron), Jamille Thomas and Amiaya Brown; one son, Akeem Thomas; two sisters, Feion Robertson-Ross and Joycette Ward; five brothers; Malcolm L. Brown, Otis Brown, Donson Brown, Jerome Brown, Gary Freeman, Rev. Dr. Herbert Robertson, Jr. and Rev. William Robertson; one stepmother, Melody…...

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Lee Arthur Sidney Sherrod, III

Lee Arthur S. Sherrod, III departed this earthly life Sunday, September 27, 2020. Lee was a native of Norfolk, VA, born February 5, 1964. He resided in Norfolk for many years and was educated in Norfolk Public Schools System. After working for Levin’s Brass Bed for many years, Lee made a career with the Federal government as a sandblaster for 36 years. Once the Naval Air Station closed, Lee transitioned to Cherry Point, N.C. to…...

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Robert Langston, III

Robert Langston, III passed away on September 26, 2020....

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Diane Regina McCrary

Diane Regina McCrary was born August 18, 1965 and passed away on September 28, 2020. She was a loving daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend. Diane was a very loving mother to her one and only son, Keon. She was also a caring and loving grandmother to her four grandchildren. Family was very important to her as she loved to be around family and she had a special place in her heart for taking…...

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Otis Bullock, Jr.

Otis was raised in Norfolk, VA, he was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1966. He loved talking about the mighty bookers, running into his classmates, and talking about the past. After Otis attended a North Carolina trade school, he joined the United States Airforce. He loved the Airforce and made Crew Chef. He traveled all over Europe during the Vietnam Era working on airplanes. After his Honorable Discharge from the…...

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Jaishon M. Battle

Jaishon M. Battle departed this life on September 23, 2020. Jaishon was born on September 8, 2003 to Tishawna Battle and James Morgan in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He loved playing video games, working, and spending time with family and friends. Left to cherish his precious memories are his parents; Tishawna Battle and James Morgan, brothers; Shea Madison, Jamareion Battle, James Pitts, sisters; Shenequa Battle, Jamisha Pitt, grandparents; Helen Owens,…...

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Elnora Wright

On September 27, 2020, in Sentara Norfolk General, surrounded by family and friends, Elnora Wright, 76, was called by God to her heavenly home. Elnora was born July 2, 1944 to the late Cora Mae and Thomas Ernest Mullen of Norfolk, VA. Many lives were touched and inspired by her. Elnora loved her family and friends, she enjoyed cooking big family meals, fishing, playing cards, road trips and much more. Elnora is preceded in death…...

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Jean O. Cherry

Jean O. Cherry passed away on September 28, 2020....

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Quayshaun M. Wadley

Quayshaun Wadley Sr., 29 of Portsmouth VA, departed his life on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital of Norfolk, Virginia. Born in Trenton, NJ, Quayshaun was a resident of Portsmouth VA most of his life. He was a 2009 Graduate of Virginia Military Tech., and also received a HVAC Certification from Tidewater Community College. He was a 2017 graduate of Norfolk Sheriff’s Academy, Class of 59, in which he received a Honor…...

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Lois Stancil

Lois Stancil passed away on September 26, 2020....

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Mable B. Hines

Mable (Mae) Luvenia Brown Hines, 88, departed this life on September 27, 2020. She was born in Hickory (Chesapeake) Virginia on May9, 1932 to Elijah and Margaret Brown. She attended public school in Chesapeake, VA and later attended Norfolk Vocational School where she completed her Licensed Practical Nursing education. She was employed by Sentara Healthcare System and worked at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital until her retirement in 1998. Mable is survived by her children, Phyllis,…...

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John L. Atkins

On Friday, September 25, 2020, God took one of his angels. John was tired and ready to meet his Creator. John was born on April 26, 1955 to Mellisia M. Atkins and Waverly Atkins in the city of Portsmouth and raised in Newtown. John was also blessed to have a loving step-father, Robert Brown, who helped raise him. John attended school in Portsmouth Public Portsmouth System. John held jobs at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Naval…...

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Katie L. Jones

Katie L. Jones passed away on September 28, 2020....

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Harlym Dior Jones

Harlym Dior Jones passed away on September 23, 2020....

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Jaziyah Amari Carmon-Washington

JaZiyah Amari Carmon Washington (Sugar Momma) went home to be with the Lord on September 24, 2020. JaZiyah was born August 23, 2020 to Sha’Qualia Nowell and Jeremy Carmon Washington in Norfolk, Virginia. Despite her short time here, her oldest brother JerSiah made sure he filled the big brother role. He tried to feed her, as well as kissed and loved on her. JaZiyah was their songbird, she loved to “SING/HUMM!” She brought so much…...

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Joan M. King

Joan M. King, 55, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. She was born December 30, 1964 in Portsmouth, VA to Daisy and Russell King. She attended Norfolk Public Schools. Joan truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with family and friends and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life. Rhonda, her only daughter was…...

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Frances E. Eaton

Early Saturday morning, September 26, 2020, a loving, beautiful, caring child of God fought her last battle. On this day, Reverend Frances Elaine Eaton answered the call for eternal rest and peacefully entered into God’s kingdom. Rev. Eaton was born on September 28, 1934 to the late Ernest Banks and Rosa Lee Taylor. She was born in Norfolk, VA and attended its public-school system before moving to Brooklyn, NY where she met her husband Robert…...

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Daniel William Brooks, Sr.

Daniel William Brooks, Sr. was born December 28, 1945 to the late George P. Brooks and Sarah Brooks Cason. He is preceded in death by his late wife, Sandra Jean Brooks; two brothers, George Pete, Jr. and Leroy Brooks. He received his early education at Seatach Elementary School and then Princess Anne County. He worked over 50 years doing construction work. He always smiled when he came around and had something to joke about. He…...

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Veeta M. Barnes

Veeta M. Barnes, affectionately known as “V” by Michael, her husband of 34 years, was called home to be with the Lord on September 23, 2020. Veeta was the eldest child of Marjorie Woods and Emanuel Mullen, Sr. Veeta was a lover of the Lord, children, education, and fashion. Veeta knew and loved the Lord and she made it a point to serve Him. Veeta’s Christian acts of service were carried out at First Baptist…...

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Julia A. Robinson

In loving memory of a great woman, the late Julia Ann Robinson, better known as Bootsie to many. Grandma by a host and Ms. Boots to a multitude. Born in Rich Square, North Carolina to the late Zero Robinson and Lucy Anne Tillery. From this union seven children were born, and Julia was the oldest. Bootsie is predeceased by her three brothers, Zero Robinson, Theordore Robinson and Abraham Lincoln Robinson; one sister, Irene Jones and…...

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James L. Mills

With deepest sorrow, we announce that James (Sugar Lump) Mills, age 60, beloved son, brother, father, family member and friend passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 after a long illness. Those who knew James, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives.  James was born November 1, 1959 in Portsmouth, VA to Herman and Lucille Mills. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. He was an employee of the…...

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Dolores Christine Grant

Dolores Christine Grant passed away on September 14, 2020....

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Gary Pendleton

Gary Pendleton passed away on September 24, 2020. He was born on April 4, 1956 to the late Dorothy and George Pendleton. Gary worked at Cooks and May’s Moving over for over thirty years. He was a good worker very dependable always there when you needed him, he may be late sometimes, but he was there. He had a big heart, if he could do anything for you, he would. He was very patience, never…...

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Patricia Ann Carter

Patricia Ann Carter passed away on September 21, 2020....

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Audrey Curtis Bailey

Audrey Curtis Bailey better known as (Curtis or “AC”) was born September 17,1935, in Nansemond County, Virginia to the late Thaddeus McKinley Bailey and Inez Prescott Bailey. He grew up in Newport News, Virginia along with his brothers and sisters. Following High School, Curtis served his country by entering the United StatesArmy. He then attended Norfolk State University (NSU), earning a degree in Industrial Education. This is where he met his wife Vivian, the love…...

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Milton R. Spence

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, Milton Russell Spence, loving husband, and father of four children, died at the age of 64. Milton was born on March 07, 1956, in Norfolk County to Thelma Foreman and Russell Spence. He worked for the City of Chesapeake for 31 years, receiving 5 awards for excellence throughout his career. Milton will most be remembered for his passion for friendship, we can honestly say he never met a stranger. He…...

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Rosa Ree Pressley

On September 16,2020 Rosa R Brown Pressley was called home to be with the Lord. She was born to the late Percy Brown, Sr., and Rosa Lawrence Brown, on March 22,1935 in Old Norfolk County (currently Chesapeake, Virginia) Rosa later moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she was educated in the Public-School system. She was employed with the State of Virginia. Department of Health where she later retired after many years of service. She was a…...

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Rosa Lee Long

Monday, September 21st at 9:36 am, the Lord whispered Rosa name and ushered her into eternal rest.  Rosa Lee Long, was born on June 9, 1930 in Kershaw, South Carolina to the late Mary Stover and Harry Kelly. She was predeceased by her husband James K. Long, Sr She attended Kershaw Public Schools and later was a supervisor in the Housekeeping Department at Manning Convalescent Home for over 30 years until she retired.   Rosa was a loving, kind, generous and caring…...

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Madeline E. Sawyer

Madeline E. Sawyer passed away on September 20, 2020....

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Andra M. Williams

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020,  Andra Maurine Williams  entered into eternal rest.  Andra was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and obtained her BS degree from Norfolk State College. She worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth for 17 years, where she met her “her darling” (as she often spoke of him). and the love of her life, husband Curlee.   Their union of 37 years brought forth 3 children, Corey, Shannon, and Crystal Williams, whom…...

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Casey D. Newsome

Casey D. Newsome was born on June 19, 1966 in Portsmouth, VA, to Mary Newsome and Dwight Marshall. After battling with severe illness, he was called home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2020. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and spending time with his family. He was a hard worker and willing to help anyone in need. Casey is predeceased by his mother Mary Newsome, sister Alma Newsome-Saunders, and brother Dwight Newsome.…...

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Bessie P. Craig

Bessie “Pat” Craig, daughter of the late George E. Williams, Sr. and Florence E. Williams, was called home to glory on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loved ones. Pat was born on January 21, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland. Pat graduated from Frederick Douglas High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1962, where she met her high school sweetheart, James W. Craig, whom she later married on June…...

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Robert Lee Brooks, Sr.

Robert Lee Brooks Sr, born July 26,1943 in Norfolk, VA County by way of delivery of a midwife. He was called to rest early Sunday morning on September 20,2020. He was employed at E.V.Williams Construction Company as a truck driver. He was a gifted artist, he loved to play the drums and cut hair. He enjoyed dancing and telling jokes. Robert was most often called by his nickname “CAT.” He was a generous person and…...

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Warrenton James Griffin

Warrenton Griffin, 72, was born April 6, 1948. He departed this life on September 5, 2020. Warrenton James Griffin also known as “Peaches” was a native of Norfolk, VA and made a legacy form himself by serving in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War and received many honors such as the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze service stars, Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal with device weapons, crewman…...

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Rufus Collins

Rufus Collins was born July 10, 1930 in Hyde County, North Carolina to the late Otis Collins, Sr.  & Lula King Collins. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He worked at Norfolk State University, Facilities Department until he was unable to do so. He was a faithful & dedicated member of New Hope Church of God in Christ where the Honorable Calvin A. Durham is Pastor. Rufus cherished his church family.…...

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Garrie C. Spivey

Garrie Cornelius Spivey, son of the late Thee Artis Spivey, Sr. and Hattie Drake Spivey, transitioned from his home to his new home in glory on Friday, September 18, 2020. Garrie was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July 1969. Garrie served his country honorably and humbly in the Vietnam War, earning a…...

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Oscar L. King

Oscar “Maine” Lamont King, 50, Chicago, IL, died September 19, 2020, at his home Virginia. Maine was born October 3, 1969, in Chicago, IL, to Willis Brown and Willie “Susann” Purnell. He attended Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL. Maine’s life would seem so short to many, but those who were close to him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His infectious smile and hearty…...

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David Bernard Code, III

David Bernard Code III, better known at Timmy, was born in Norfolk, VA on July 12, 1958 to David G. Code Jr. and Vera Beslow Code (both deceased) the eldest of four children: Christopher Code, deceased, Selina Code-Edwards and Jeffery Code. David is also survived by two beloved nieces, great nephew and a host of family and friends. As a child, David developed a love for drums and played in bands into his adulthood. It was…...

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Wonder L. Kearse

Wonder Lou Kearse 52, of Norfolk, VA, died of cancer on September 17, 2020, at her home. Born in Highpoint, NC, to the late Bobby L Washington and Alice L Taylor Washington, “Pucci” as family affectionately knew her, cared for all those who crossed her path. Wonder got her love of people from her father, who taught her to be kind to everyone.  Wonder passions included her cats (Boots,  Bella, and the late Patches), serving…...

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Lucille Howell Stevenson

Lucille Howell Stevenson passed away on August 24, 2020....

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Earl Fuller, III (BG)

Earl Fuller, III was born September 29, 1971 to Earl Fuller, Jr. and the late Evelyn Virginia Fuller. He graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA. Earl worked various jobs throughout the Chesapeake area. Earl loved basketball, Tupac and the Dallas Cowboys. For the most part anyone who knew him, knew that he loved his children, grandchildren and his family. He was known to be family oriented and had the most contagious smile.…...

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Theodore M. Murphy

Theodore Manuel Murphy transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1925 to the late Manuel and Mabel Murphy. Reared in Newsomes, Virginia in the late 20’s and early 30’s, he attended Hayden High School. Theodore joined the United States Marine Corps and served at Camp Lejeune, NC. In the 1940’s, during WWII, the sharecroppers son from Sunbeam, Va was accepted into DeVry College in New York…...

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Little Albert Goodman

Little Albert Goodman passed away on September 17, 2020....

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Deajha A. Williams

Deajha Armina Williams, 15, of Norfolk, Virginia was called home on September 15, 2020. Deajha was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 22, 2005 to Shanta Williams Smith. Deajha attended Granby High School (First Year) in Norfolk, Virginia. Deajha was outgoing, sweet, and goofy and always smiling. She loved to take pictures, blogging, music, shopping, and she loved to stay fly. Deajha was a very smart and loving daughter. She is preceded in death by…...

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Brenda D. Ruffin-Staton

Brenda Denise Ruffin-Staton, affectionately called Ne-Ne, departed from earth and all its toiling on September 12, 2020. She was born May 14, 1954 in Norfolk, VA to the late Willie Lee Shelton and Mary F. Shelton Griffin. Ne-Ne attended Norfolk Public Schools and was a graduate of Granby High School. After High School she received certifications in the medical field which she utilized working at Norfolk General Hospital. For many years Brenda worked in their…...

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Angela Marie Wainwright

First Lady (Minister) Angela Marie Wainwright, born October 22, 1964, transitioned home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2020. First Lady Wainwright is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, a graduate of Princess Anne High School, and a graduate of Bowie State University where she received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. She is credited for her unwavering support to the United States Army as an Army spouse for 20 years. Her dedication…...

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Tiffany Yvette Allen

Tiffany Y. Allen was born on February 28, 1987 in the city of Portsmouth, VA and departed this life on September 12, 2020. She was born to her mother, Verlene Chandler and preceded by death by her father, Russel Allen. Tiffany attended Portsmouth Catholic Regional School and Centura College, after college she joined the US navy as a Master at Arms Specialist. Tiffany was loved by many, had a heart of gold and a smile…...

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