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Chauncey A. Brown

Mr. Chauncey A. Brown, 2715 Kimball Terrace Norfolk VA, answered the call of the Lord on Friday September 20, 2019. Chauncey was born on September 5, 1967 to Jessie Lee Gatling Jr. and Claudette Brown. Born in Norfolk Va., Chauncey was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System, where he attended Lake Taylor High School. Chauncey obtained a trade in forest firefighting and held many jobs in various fields such as Norfolk Shipyard and Norfolk…...

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Jazylah A’Lyrica Dubois

Jazylah A’Lyrica Dubois was born September 19, 2019 to Zhanae Thompson and Johnile Dubois. She leaves behind two sisters, Zhaniya Thompson and Jahzariah Dubois all of Norfolk, VA; grandparents, Chatay and Ronnie Jones of Norfolk, VA and Sheila Jiles of Portsmouth, VA and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends....

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Edward Leon Neal

Edward Leon Neal was born May 24, 1956 in Somerville, Tennessee. He was the fourth child born to Eva Mae Neal and John Thompson (deceased). Edward was baptized at Alexandria Baptist Church at an early age where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was raised in Somerville, TN and later relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where attended East High School, then he joined the U.S. Army in 1974 and served two years.…...

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Glenn T. Ford

Glenn T. Ford a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. Glenn departed this life September 22, 2019. He was born June 28, 1949 to Tommie L. Ford and Vivian C. Ford. He was the oldest of 9 siblings. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1967. He attended North Carolina A & T and fought in the Vietnam War. Glenn held many positions in his career, some included: mechanic, sales and…...

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James Henry Walsh

James Henry Walsh “Jay,” 76, of Ocean View passed away on August 27, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IL on November 25, 1942. James is a Vietnam Veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He was a self employed freelance builder and woodworker. James was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a 1967 graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH where he received his Business Degree. James is survived by his loving…...

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Gloria J. Bazemore

Gloria J. Bazemore passed away on September 22, 2019....

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Isaac Lee Wells

On September 21, 2019, Isaac L. Wells entered into his rest.  Isaac was born on October 10, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Ann Brickhouse and Jimmie L. Wells.   Isaac was educated at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and he enjoyed fishing, boxing, “racing” pigeons, scary movies, RB & Old school music. He had a good sense of humor and he always kept his family entertained.  Isaac had a big heart and…...

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Gwendolyn Johnson Boone

Gwendolyn J. Boone was born in Germany to the late Prentice Johnson and Evelyn Manning on July 3, 1953. She passed away on September 21, 2019 in the comfort of her home in Norfolk, VA. Gwen was preceded in death by her father Prentice Johnson; mother, Evelyn Johnson; two sisters, Sable and Patrice Johnson and nephew, Sheldon Ryland. She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Gregory Johnson and Lisa Haslam (RaSheim); two nieces, Shelby…...

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Leander Johnson, Sr.

Leander Johnson, Sr. passed away on September 23, 2019....

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Curtis Powell

Curtis Powell passed away on September 19, 2019....

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Michael L. Wilkins

Michael L. Wilkins passed away on September 21, 2019....

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Andrew James Turner, Jr.

Andrew James Turner, Jr. passed away on September 22, 2019....

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Clara E. Griffin

Clara E. Griffin passed away on September 22, 2019.  ...

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Willie Lee Watts

Willie Lee Watts, affectionately known as, “Watusi”, gained his heavenly wings on September 12, 2019. He was born to the late Dorss Bradford Watts and Annie Mae Watts in Portsmouth, VA on December 20, 1931. Willie entered the United States Navy where he became a Navy Seal and shortly retired, later he worked as a security guard at Norfolk State University. Willie was a member of the American Legion Post 190. “Watusi” loved Cadillacs, dancing,…...

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Eleanor M. Randall

Eleanor M. Harper-Randall, 80, of the 600 block of Quail Ave gained her heavenly wings 9/20/19. She was born to the late Sterling and Mary McNair in Plymouth, NC.  Eleanor was predeceased by her brothers- David, Earl, & Sterling; sister Mable. Eleanor was an overhead crane operator for Intercostal Steel for over 20yrs before working for Marriot for 18yrs until her retirement in 2011. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and keeping her yard…...

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Vanessa Jean Roberts

Vanessa Jean Roberts passed away on September 19, 2019....

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Sharon Denise Coles

Sharon Denise Coles transitioned into Glory on September 19, 2019. Sharon was born December 10, 1965 in Norfolk, VA to Hattie Jones and Clarence Coles. She graduated from Lake Taylor High School. She was employed at Chesapeake Public Schools for 15 years as a custodian at Great Bridge Middle School. Sharon was a member of First Pentecostal United Holiness Church. When she was younger, she sung with the Sunshine Band and she was a faithful…...

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Alan Murphy Marshall, Sr.

Alan M. Marshall, Sr. from Virginia Beach, VA has left his earthly course on September 18, 2019. He graduated from Maury High School and was an Electrician with IBEW for over 20 years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Alan is predeceased by his father, Peter Marshall; mother, Geneva Cox-Marshall; brothers, John Marshall and Bruce Marshall and his sisters, Ella Fletcher, Jessie Phillips, Gail Holley and Gloria Timmons. He was…...

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Edward Brooks

Edward Oneal Brooks, a Norfolk native, quietly departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2019. Edward was known for his infectious smile, laugh and dance moves. He was educated in the Norfolk Public school system. He married his junior high school sweetheart, Kathleen Brooks and they shared forty-seven years of marriage. He began his career serving 6 years in the U.S. Army. Following being a faithful employee, an electrician at the Newport News Shipyard he retired after 33 years. Edward loved spending time with…...

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Lucille C. Williams

Lucille C. Williams, 88, was called home to be with the Lord on September 16, 2019. She was born in Craven County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William Lloyd and Arsenia Barrett Wooten. She was the middle child of 11, and twin to the late Louise Wooten.Lucille is the true definition of the commandment, “love thy neighbor as thyself”. She would help anyone even as owner of Williams Market, as a…...

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Andrea P. Harris

Andrea Patrice Harris was born to Kenneth Harris and Gladys Urquhart on October 31, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Granby High School. She received her GED from Waipahu High School in Hawaii. She furthered her education at Hawaii Pacific University. She was a kind and free hearted person. She would give you her last if she had it. Andrea was an encouraging person. She was a loving daughter, sister, niece and aunt. Andrea Patrice…...

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Madeleine M. Norton

Madeleine Norton, 79, affectionately known as “Shorty” entered eternal peace on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Madeleine was born in Albany, New York on November 30, 1939. She relocated to Norfolk, Virginia as a young adult where she resided until she was called home by her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Early in Madeleine’s career she worked as a manager at Bunny’s Tradewinds, where she mastered the art of playing pool while building community relationships. Afterwards…...

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Dealroy Emerson Harmon

Dealroy Emerson Harmon a resident of Chesapeake VA passed away on September 17, 2019 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospita, he was 62 years of age. He leaves to mourn his daughters, Deltress Searcy and  Delvita Harmon (Erica, Tayshawn, Joell, Jaylin, Janiya) five siblings an adopted brother and a host of cousin,nieces and nephews....

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Shirley Elliott

Shirley Elliott passed away on September 12, 2019....

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Willie Lee Parker, Jr.

Willie Lee Parker, Jr. passed away September 9, 2019....

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Ella L. Nash

Ella Nash was born in Portsmouth, VA on October 28th, 1950 to Ella Harris and James Garlington. She was reared and educated in Providence, Rhode Island and attended Central High School. Even though Ella has been working since she was fifteen years old and was fiercely independent, Ella’s greatest accomplishments were her four children, Tonya, Derrick, LaWanda, and LaTida. Ella was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church for twelve years, she was an usher…...

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Preston Bernard Powell

Preston Bernard Powell; 66 years old died peacefully surrounded by family and caring friends on September 13, 2019 of Lung Cancer.Preston was born on May 22, 1953 to Mary Rose and Joseph Powell in Norfolk, VA. He was the sixth of seven children. He graduated from Maury High School in 1972. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1974 and served in the Vietnam War and obtain the Rank of Lance Corporal. He was…...

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Ethel Long

Ethel Long passed away on September 9, 2019....

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Ruth E. Madison

Retired Paraprofessional with the City of Portsmouth and dedicated counselor with the 700 club, sharing the word of God was her passion. She was an avid western fan and loved arts and crafts. She had a beautiful voice and sang in a gospel quartet call the True Lights. Her sense of humor was amazing and there never was a dull moment. Her spirit was sweet, and she loved the Lord with all her heart. She…...

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Richard Allen Clements, Jr.

Richard Allen Clements, Jr. passed away on September 4, 2019....

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Frank T. Spain, Sr.

On September 13, 2019 our earthly angel transitioned tohis Heavenly home. Frank T. Spain was born on February 11, 1950 to Verna Mae Spain. Frank was educated in the Norfolk Public School System where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He later joined the Army National Guard brand of the Military and married his wife Cora L. Davis where their union brought about four beautiful children, two daughters and two sons. He retired…...

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Warner McCoy Hayes, Sr.

Warner McCoy Hayes departed from this life on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Warren Allen and Bernice Williams. Warner met his wife to be at the young age of 16. He knew that she was the bride for him. They were married two years later. Warner enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served until he was honorably discharged. He later moved…...

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Ethel Beatrice Pittman

Ethel B. Pittman slipped quietly into eternal rest on Sept. 14, 2019. Left to cherish her memories are children Dennis Pope, Tanya Askew, Nathaniel Pope, Garrett Hooker, Garnette Hooker and Anthony Hooker; siblings, Helen Sisco, Landis Pope, Jr., Sandra Jones, Paulette Pope, Doris Davis, Juanita Pope and Gloria Govan; 8 granddaughters; 2 grandsons and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, James Hooker and Morris Pittman; parents, Landis Pope Sr. and Dorothy Pope; sons,…...

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Lillie Ruth Davis

Lillie R. “Nonnie” Davis of the 1100 block of Keats Street went home to be with her heavenly father September 11, 2019 in Chesapeake General Hospital. She was born August 19,1946 to the late Mary and Eddie Darden in Edgecombe County, NC. She was educated by Edgecombe County Public School System. She was a loving and devoted housewife/mother/grandmother and well-known neighborhood candy lady. She was preceded in death by her son, James A. Davis Jr.…...

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Edward Clarence Hedgman, III

Edward C, Hedgman, III Edward Clarence Hedgman, III, 42, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2019.  He was born on December 28, 1976 to Karen Hedgman in Philadelphia, PA Edward graduated from Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He served in the United States Army as a medic during the Iraq War where he received an Honorable Discharge. Edward was employed with Value City Furniture for 20 years where he became…...

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Charles Alfred Potter, Sr.

Apostle Charles A. Potter, Sr., 67, of Portsmouth passed away peacefully on September 11, 2019 in Portsmouth, VA. He was born July 19, 1952 in Williamsburg, VA to Hilda Potter and the late Isaac Potter.  He served six years in the Virginia Army National Guard and retired after 33 years with the U.S. Government. Charles was predeceased by his son, Charles A. Potter, Jr. and his brother, Ricky Potter. He is survived by his wife,…...

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Robert Lee Lassiter, Sr.

Robert Lee Lassiter, Sr. passed away on September 12, 2019....

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Judith Althea Partlow

Judith A. Partlow passed away September 10, 2019....

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Frank Lester Studivant, Jr.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ Our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 Frank Lester Studivant, Jr. was called home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Frank was born on December 5, 1954 in Norfolk, VA to Frank…...

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Ronald D. Hopson, Sr.

Ronald Derwin Hopson, Sr., 62, of Portsmouth, VA, passed away on September 11, 2019. Ronald Hopson was no ordinary man. Every step he took and every life he touched felt the joy of his pure love. He had a heart of gold and left a lasting impression on anyone who had the opportunity to meet him. He was a father, husband, and grandfather. He had many roles in his lifetime. He had a smile that…...

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Faye R. Simmons

Faye Rosalind Simmons peacefully transitioned into heaven on September 10, 2019 at the age of 72. She was born on May 15, 1947 to Vida Cuffee and the late Jerome Cuffee. She worked at Koni Kai Hotel as a supervisor for 6 years and then at Carebridge Assisted living where she retired from after 25 years. Faye is predeceased by her husband, Edward Lee Simmons. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Vida E.…...

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Bill Eugene Martin

Bill Eugene Martin was born September 1, 1961 to the late William Whitley Sr. and Shirlon Whitley in Norfolk, VA.  He was lovingly known by all as Geno.  Geno was united in marriage with Captoria Williams Martin, and to this union two children were born.  Geno also had two older children from his first marriage. At an early age Geno became an auto mechanic in Portsmouth, VA.  He then when on to work for FedEx…...

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Ramon Ayala

Ramon Ayala passed away on September 5, 2019....

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Timothy S. Sykes

On Wednesday, September 5, 2019. God in His divine wisdom and eminent power called our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend into His eternal resting place. He was born September 14, 1959 to the late Leo Sykes, Sr. and Fannie Turney Sykes in Decatur, Alabama. At an early age, Timothy accepted Christ into his life at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. There he was a faithful and dedicated member. Timothy aka “Short Sleeve Steve”…...

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Cynthia D. Graves

Cynthia Denise Graves was born on November 19, 1954, to the late James Hemingway and Alease Jones. On September 2, 2019, she departed peacefully into eternal rest; free from all pain and suffering. She was predeceased by her son Anthony Graves. Her memory will be forever cherished and honored by her devoted husband, Roderick Graves of 46 years, Norfolk, VA, Tonya Brownfield, (Charles), TN, Victoria Graves (Derik), Norfolk, VA, Patricia Graves, Norfolk, VA, Special Children,…...

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Bessie L. Morales

Bessie L. Morales passed away on September 5, 2019....

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Ethel B. Harrell

In the stillness of the evening time of Friday, September 6, 2019 in the presence of family, Ethel Beatrice Harrell transitioned from this earthly tabernacle to her heavenly home. Mrs. Harrell was educated in Norfolk Public School and attended Jacox and Booker T. Washington High School. She pursued a career with Azalea Inn for thirty-two years. Mrs. Harrell was a dedicated employee, exemplifying outstanding work ethics, loved to serve in the capacity of a skilled…...

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Wilbert Edney

Wilbert Edney passed away on August 31, 2019....

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Edwin R. Banks

Edwin R. Banks A.K.A Ricky was born on April 27, 1956 in Norfolk, VA to George H. Banks and Delores Banks. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the age of 63. He received his formal education in Norfolk School System where he graduated. Edwin was employed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard until his time of illness. Ricky was a loyal supportive member of St. Mark UCC…...

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Marionetta Jernigan Land

On Saturday evening September 7, 2019 the Lord called his angel, Marionetta Jernigan-Land to her heavenly home. Marionetta was born June 9,1956 in Norfolk, VA. She was the daughter of Hermeen Jernigan and Jack McCoy. Marionetta received all her former education in Norfolk, VA. She also worked many years as a food service worker for Norfolk Public Schools. Marionetta was a member of New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church but often worshipped at First Church of…...

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