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Antonio Eric Wolfe

On Saturday December 24, 2023, our beloved son, brother, father, nephew, cousin and friend gained his wings. Antonio Eric Wolfe was born on October 1, 1980 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Marvin and Phenetha Wolfe. Antonio was affectionately known as Tony, Wolfe, Moose and JuJu. He graduated from I.C. Norcom High School Class of 1999, where he was a proud Greyhound. Tony became an entrepreneur in 2021 with a prosperous medical transport business and later became…...

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Gilbert Augustus Haynes

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Sherion Otelia Kiah

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Roderick Alfred Turner

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James Robert Carter, Sr.

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passing of our loved one, but we know that all things work together for the good of them who love God. James R. Carter, Sr., 84, was called home to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2023. He was born Dec. 5, 1939, in South Boston, Virginia to the late Jack and Everline Carter. His mother passed away at a young age, and he was raised by…...

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Olga Marina Kemp

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Precious D. Evans

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Beatrice Mayclare Ambrose

Beatrice Peaston Ambrose aka (BeBe) was born September 24, 1969, in St Louis, Missouri, to Marshella Dillon and Walter Ellis Jr. She attended Shining Light Pentecostal Church, where she was baptized at the age of 8. She attended Kirkwood Elementary and graduated from Kirkwood High School in May 1987. She attended community college, where she attained her associate degree. In 1993, she enlisted in the US navy, where she was stationed in Japan, and later…...

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Godfrey J. Davidson

Godfrey Junior Davidson was born August 16, 1994, in the Broward County area in Florida to the parents of Godfrey Davidson and Ann Hibbert. Godfrey leaves behind his 7 year old daughter Kimora; two sisters, Audreyann and Kerryann; brother, Geoffrey; one nephew, one niece, uncles, aunts, cousins, his partner Destiny; Jae (Kimora’s mother), and many friends. From when Godfrey was a small child he was always quiet, shy, and enjoyed watching Barney and among other…...

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Lennora J. Owens Skeeter

On Thursday, December 21, 2023, Mrs. Lennora Owens Skeeter was ushered from time to eternity at Lake Taylor Transitional Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Born to the late Joe Thomas and Lenno S. Owens on July 25, 1938, Lennora was a native of Nansemond County and was one of six siblings. She married the late Lorenza I. Skeeter and to this union were born four children. A 1955 graduate of East Suffolk High School, Lennora went…...

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Raymond Warner Knight

Raymond Warner Knight Jr. “Ray”, passed away peacefully at home with his son by his side on December 20, 2023 at the age of 71. Ray was born in Portsmouth, VA on August 17, 1952 to the late Naomi Rawls and Raymond Knight, Sr.  He lived in Portsmouth for 68 years until March 2020 when he moved in with his son, his daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren in Chesapeake, Virginia. Ray had a big heart and an aptitude for taking…...

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Nathaniel Jerome Osborne

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Andre Hunter

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Bobbie Jean LaMaster

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Christa Felice Lashley

On Monday, December 18, 2023, Christa Lashley, 54, transitioned home to be with the Lord at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA. Christa was born on April 2, 1969 in Portsmouth, VA to George Robert Lashley and Teresa Lashley.  At an early age, she began asking for a baby brother and was delighted when he finally arrived seven years later. Christa was educated in Portsmouth and was a member of the dynamic I. C. Norcom Marching Band and was Captain of the Flag…...

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Annie Liza Hudgins

Annie L. Hudgins, 97, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born on October 2, 1926 in Beaufort County, North Carolina to the late William B. Smith, Sr and Julia Moore Smith.  She married Andrew J. Hudgins, Sr. in 1944 and remained a devoted wife until his death in 1990. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Nelson Hudgins, Sr., (Yvonna) of Austin TX, Bryantie Harris (Larry) of Petersburg,…...

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Lillie Mae Jefferson

Lillie Mae Jefferson was born on May 24, 1933, in Gaston, North Carolina, to the late Mary V. and John Scott. She was predeceased by her husband, Deacon Edward “EJ” Jefferson and is survived by her son, Hilton Joseph “Smitty” Smith, daughter Anita L. Martin (George), grandchildren Hayley D. Martin, Kelly M. King (Joshua), Mallory L. Martin and Ethan Smith-Gaddis.  She is also survived by stepdaughters Sharon Tucker and Genniece Bennette, and predeceased by stepdaughter…...

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Arvette Denise Johnson

Arvette Denise Johnson, 48, of Norfolk, VA has been called home to be with our Lord. She was received with open arms to join her loving parents, McKinley and Alfreda Ford and her son, Michael Clemons Jr. Aka Mike-Mike. Arvette was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Mckinley M. Ford Jr. and Alfreda S. Ford. She was the apple of her parents’ eye and spoiled immensely amongst the family. Vette would do whatever she…...

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Allen Santiful, III

Allen Tyree Lavelle Santiful III was born December 9, 2023 at 10:30 am. He was 7lbs 10oz and 19 in. long to the parents Crystal Elisa D. Edwards and Allen Lavelle Santiful II. This precious angel Allen was called home December 6, 2023 by his creator he was preceded in death by his great uncle, Kenneth Midgette; great great grandparents, Beulah Williams, Rosa Haskins and Flora Snead. Baby Allen leaves behind a big sister, and…...

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Carol L. McGee

Carol Louise McGee also affectionately known as “Poolu” the youngest of four children of Charles and Henrietta Robinson was born in Cheraw, SC on January 3, 1942. She peacefully departed this life on December 20, 2023 after a period of illness. Carol was educated in the Washington DC area. She attended Eastern High School, and upon graduation worked as a nurse’s aide while completing her Bachelor’s Degree at the District of Columbia Teachers College in…...

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Charles Frankie Moore

Remembering Charles Frankie Moore (Also Known as “Tommie Brown”) January 22, 1971 – December 8, 2023 It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Charles Frankie Moore, fondly known as “Tommie Brown.” He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and dear friend to many. Charles left this world on December 8, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Born on January 22, 1971, Charles was married to Cynthia Thomas, who stood by…...

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Robert H. Lomax

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Ivan Fletcher Gregory

Ivan F. Gregory, better known as “Mr. Ivan” was born to the late Samuel and Edna Gregory, May 28, 1952. Ivan was blessed with a loving family. He married his sweetheart Mavis on October 30, 1998. He was a devoted husband and father to his children. Ivan was a fun-loving man with a big heart of “gold.” Everyone loved him and he was loved by everyone who he met. Ivan was in the US Army for 17…...

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Timothy L. Holloway

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Melvin “Big Jack” Jackson, Sr.

In Loving Memory of Melvin “Big Jack” Jackson April 18, 1955 – December 18, 2023 Melvin “Big Jack” Jackson, a man who lived life to the fullest, left us with a mix of laughter and tears on December 18, 2023. He was a man of many quirks and passions, always keeping us on our toes. Known for his love of collecting, Melvin could spot a rare baseball card from a mile away. His excitement at…...

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Lilliemae Land

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Gerald Mae Hunt

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Carol Evelyn Grier Sydnor

Late Sunday night on December 17, 2023, God extended his hands to his Beautiful Sweet Child Carol Evelyn Grier Sydnor, and invited her to be one of his Angels. Carol was born on January 18, 1943 in Norfolk, VA to the late Charles Henry Grier, Sr. and Evelyn Grier Wilson. Carol sometimes called MomaZ, was a member of Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Carol enjoyed being the treasurer for the Knights of…...

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Dinetta Wells

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Antonio Alonzo Mills

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Daniel’la AmmiYah Belcher

Daniel’la AmmiYah Belcher was born October 13, 1999 at Portsmouth Naval hospital. Daniel’la attended Granby, Elementary school where she learned to play the piano with Norfolk Parks and Recreation. She then learned to play the Viola in the 5th grade and continued to play the piano. She then attended Rosemont International School of Studies, where she continued to play the viola in symphony orchestra. She then attended Granby High School, continuing to play the Viola…...

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Renee D. Twine

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Horace Roland Pratt

Dr. Horace Roland Pratt of Hampton Virginia transitioned December 16, 2023 at the age of 80 after a long illness.  Dr. Pratt attended Norfolk State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics.  He was later employed with GE Portable Television Department as a Manufactory Specialist.  Horace was then employed by Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an Industrial Engineer, later advancing to EEO Officer before retiring.  He worked as an adjunct Professor of…...

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Gladys Mae Sykes

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Jacqueline Yvette Carter Harris

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Clara Mae Lloyd

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Cristiane P. Parson

Cristiane “Priscila” Parson, a native of Brazil, transitioned to her eternal healing home on the evening of December 15, 2023, in Richmond-VCU Medical Center. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her on her journey and ultimately gave her peace. Priscila, as so many called her, was born January 11, 1980, to Vera Lucia de Jesus Alves and is the oldest of three siblings. She grew up in São Paulo,…...

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Melvin Wayne Flythe

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Eugene Jones

Eugene Jones was born in Harris County, Georgia on September 24, 1936, the eldest of seven children to Willie and Johniecene Jones. He received his education in Georgia and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army. After completing his tour of duty in the Army he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during the Vietnam era with additional assignments to USS W S SIMS, USS RICHARD K TURNER, USS KING, USS GUADALCANAL, USS CHIKASKIA,…...

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Cynthia M. Harris-Potter

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Damarius L. Odom

Damarius Lafonte Odom was a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, born May 27,1998, in Chesapeake, VA, to Sonya Odom and Ronnell Flowers. Damarius graduated from Hopewell High School and went on to further his education at St. Augustine College, Raleigh, North Carolina, where he majored in Business Management.  Damarius was a truck driver for Enidan Enterprises, LLC., and went on to chase his dream to acquire his CDLA credentials as a student at Shippers Choice Trucking School.  He had…...

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Danny Keith Newsome

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Danny Keith Newsome, born on March 6, 1960, to Delores Newsome (whom he cherished) and the late James Henry Newsome. On December 14, 2023, Danny departed this world, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and profound kindness. On February 20, 2016, Danny married the love of his life, Adrian Newsome, in a private ceremony at the house that became their cherished home, performed by Minister Bernard Thomas. He was the proud and loving father of Monique Newsome and Danny Newsome; a…...

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Emily F. Hurdle

Emily F Hurdle, of Portsmouth, VA, transitioned on December 11, 2023 peacefully in her home. She was born on January 5, 1941 in Nansemond County, VA to the late Octavius and Augusta Hurdle. She is survived by her son, Clyde Andrew Hurdle; her older brother, Lilburn Hurdle of Portsmouth, VA, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers Frank, Fred, Jather, Linwood, Sherwood and Lemuel; and two sisters, Charity Hurdle, and Sarah…...

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Marvin McClease

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Vann L. Knight

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Dianne Marie Mangum

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Barbara Diane Skinner

Barbara Diane Skinner departed this life on the morning of Sunday, December 10, 2023, rising at 5:39a.m. about the hour she did each morning but rising into the arms of God. Barbara was born to Magnolia Johnson and Thomas Skinner on February 17, 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia. Barbara attended school in the NorfolkPublic Schools system. She attended the old Ruffner as well as Booker T. Washington High School. Barbara was known for caring for others. In her younger years, she would care for elderly…...

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Frankie Harris, Jr.

Frankie Harris was born August 9, 1942 to the Late Charlie and Annie Lee Harris in South Hill, Virginia. Frankie transitioned this life December 10, 2023, after an extended illness in the hospital, he was transferred to the Norfolk Health and Rehibalitaion Center At an early age Frankie moved to Brooklyn, New York. He later relocated to Norfolk, VA to be near his family. There he was employed by various companies. Frankie was perceived in…...

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Gene Autry Hawkins

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Gloria Lee Lowe

Gloria L. Lowe peacefully entered eternal rest on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the age of 89. Born on October 9, 1934, in Norfolk, VA, she was a devoted soul who dedicated 27 years of her life to the Norfolk Public School system after receiving her education in the same institution. Gloria is preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Briley; her son, Antonia Lowe (Tony), and her brother Curtis Holley, Sr. She now joins them in a serene reunion. Known…...

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