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Carmelita A. Scott

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Carmelita Annie Scott went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 27, 2018 after an extended illness. She was born to the late Julius and Lenora Roberts. She was married to Raymond A. Scott, Jr. to that union they raised nine children. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, she attended Saint Mary’s Catholic School and Tidewater Community College. For many years Carmelita was a house wife and dedicated to raising her children…...

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Lottie M. Webb

Lottie Mae Webb (90), was born August 9, 1928 in Nash County, North Carolina to the late Augustus and Elma E. Wilkins. On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, she departed this life peacefully at her home. She was married to the late Clarence Webb and from their union nine children were born. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death;Reverend Harvey Webb, Linda Webb, Reginald Webb, and Beverly McClee. She leaves to cherish her memories: five sons: Clarence Webb, James…...

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Edward Harrison, Jr.

Mr. Edward Roy “Bebo” Harrison, Jr. 70, of Virginia Beach VA entered eternal rest Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Princess Anne Sentra Hospital in Virginia Beach VA. Mr. Harrison was born in Portsmouth, VA September 6, 1948 to the late Edward R. Harrison Sr., and Ethel Gwaltney Harrison. He was a graduate of I.C Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA and served 4 years in the United States Navy. Mr. Harrison fellow shipped with the New…...

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Irene D. Fluker

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Irene “Rene” Fluker, 93, was born on January 10, 1925 in Blackhawk, Mississippi and passed away peacefully in her home in Norfolk, Virginia. She dedicated her life to helping others. She loved, fed and cared for all. She always offered her words of wisdom. She enjoyed sewing…...

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Derryck Evans

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, God called home a son, a father and a beloved friend Derryck A. Evans. Derryck (Boody) as he was Loving known was born March 7, 1970 to Veida and John Evans. Derryck attended and graduated from Manor High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA where he majored in Architectural Design. Derryck was currently employed with the City of Norfolk Maintenance Department. He accepted The Lord Jesus as his Savior as a Member of First…...

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Portia D. Logan

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Portia Logan Rogers, peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord. She was born on December 14, 1976 to Rosie Young and the late Melvin Logan in Texas. Portia was a licensed cosmetologist for Wards Corner Beauty School and Salon 10 of Norfolk, Virginia.  Portia leaves to cherish her precious memory; her husband, Timothy Rogers; daughter, Unchulee B. Logan; sons, Shannon L. Jackson and Christian L. Jackson; sister, Tanya D.…...

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Gregory R. Bateman, Jr.

Gregory Raynard Bateman, Jr. affectionately known as “Lil Greg” was born in Los Angeles, California on April 27, 2006.  He transitioned into eternal life on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Lil Greg attended Rufner Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia where he was an honor student.  He was very intelligent and loved to read.  Lil Greg was a loving, good hearted and well mannered child.  He was a sweetheart who was well loved.  Lil Greg was no…...

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Lester Barnes

On Tuesday September 25, 2018 God sent his angles of mercy to carry Lester Levette Barnes to his heavenly home. Lester Barnes was a Warehouse Worker, for over 26 years for Sales System Unlimited. He was born on September 13, 1950 to Roland Riley and Florence Barnes. He was predeceased in death by his mother and sister (Peggy Wilson). Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 38 years, Ernestine Barnes, his daughter, Della…...

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Larry D. Thorne

Larry Donell Thorne, 62, passed away September 21, 2018. Larry was born in Chesapeake, Virginia and was the son of the Velma Bonney-Mayes and the late John Elmore. Left to cherish his precious memories are his four daughters, Sonya Thorne-Blount, Gaynell Thorne, Teanna Thorne-Cuffee and Megan Thorne; three sisters, one brother, special companion, Vanessa Britt, other relatives and friends....

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Charles E. Quarles

Charles E. Quarles passed away September 23, 2018....

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Jacqueline Elaine Davis

Jacqueline Davis, born Jacqueline Washington was born on November 16, 1961 to David and Jannie Washington. The beloved wife of George Davis, a mother, sister and friend. She passed as a faithful witness of Jehovah on September 23, 2018. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched....

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Bessie C. Hedgeman

Bessie C. Hedgeman passed away September 24, 2018....

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Azarine Hood

Azarine S. Hood passed Saturday, September 22, 2018. The widow of John E. Hood, she was predeceased by parents; Sallie C. Holmes and Walter Sykes, Sr.; sister, Margaret S. Jones and brother, Walter Sykes, Jr. Azarine was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and completed her education in New York after relocating as a teenager. Mrs. Hood retired from the Health Care field with the State of New York after many years.  After retirement, the Hoods…...

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Montrose William Kofi Waite

Montrose William Kofi Waite passed away September 23, 2018....

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Malencie M. Ballard

Malencie Montana Ballard, 63, went home to be with the Lord on September 19, 2018. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who loved her family. She was born on June 15, 1955 in Norfolk, VA. She was the daughter of George E. Ballard, Sr. and Sadie Bell Sneed. Malencie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sadie Bell Ballard and two brothers, James Bond and Redell Ballard. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Granby High School in 1973. She…...

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Brenda Jones

Brenda “Pudding” Jones was called home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren and a host of close relatives and friends....

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Verlie A. Phillips

Verlie Ann Phillips, was born on November 15, 1940 to Christine Porter-Lawson and Hammie Lawson in Camden, SC. She departed this life at home surrounded by family on September 21, 2018. She was baptized at Campostella Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church in Norfolk, VA. She later joined Mount Carmel Baptist church under the leadership of Bishop CV Russell, Jr. She retired as a civil worker from Naval Base, Norfolk, VA., and in her later years…...

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Karen A. Lee

Karen Alesia Lee was born on January 1, 1965 to John (deceased) and Elsie Lee in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She transitioned from life to eternal life on Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home. She was 53 years old. Karen was affectionately known by her family and friends as “Missy” and “Bae”.  She was a graduate of Depp Creek High, attended Va. State and later graduated from Tidewater Community College. Karen leaves to cherish her loving…...

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Theaoplis Counts, Jr.

Theaoplis Counts, Jr. passed away September 21, 2018....

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James Cleven Johnson

James Cleven Johnson, was born on May 6, 1936 in Enfield, North Carolina, to the late Ernest and Pearlie Johnson. He was the 7th of eight children. He graduated from Eastman High School in Enfield. The family survivors are: his wife, Emma (Peggy) L. Johnson; one son, James Cornell Johnson his wife, Sharon of Virginia Beach,VA; one granddaughter, Chanel A. Crump of Suwanee, GA.; three sisters, Mozell Perry and Helen Perry of Enfield, NC; and Bertha Price of Hampton, VA; one…...

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Allen Lee Warren

Allen “Big Al” was born February 22, 1950 in Purdy, VA to Alice Marshall and Collier Warren. His grandmother, Mrs. Leana Marshall raised him in Hopewell, VA, where Al attended public school. As a young adult, Al went into the United States Navy where he served four years as a Navy Corpsman. He was lastly stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. While serving at the Naval Hospital in 1975, he met and married Goldia in 1980. In 1977, he started…...

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Anthony Smith

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, God released the burdens of Brother Anthony Smith from his earthly home. Anthony was born on October 28, 1946 to the late Frank Smith Jr. and Mrs. Annie Sugars Smith. Anthony grew up in the Oakwood  Community of Norfolk, where he attended public schools. After attending public schools in Norfolk, Anthony entered the Army and served a tour of duty in Germany. Anthony love to dance and entertain people, he had lots of friends. Anthony was very well…...

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Mary J. Sanderlin

Mary J. Sanderlin passed away September 19, 2018....

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Carolyn A. Hardy

Carolyn Ann Smith Hardy was born to Esther Mariah Carr and Robert Smith (deceased) on February 21, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the youngest of three children. Carolyn was adopted into the loving home of Norman and Maude Frances (deceased). She was raised in the Christian faith at St. John’s A.M.E Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Carolyn was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. As a young adult, Carolyn worked for Norfolk Public Schools as a Dietitian. She married Herman Joseph Hardy…...

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Nina L. Shannon

I will lift mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, Psalm 121:1-12 Nina Shannon was born August 11, 1966 to the late Evine and Audrey Shannon in Norfolk, Virginia.  She attended and graduated from Norfolk Public Schools. She was employed by Alorica for several years. She was a member of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church where she attended regularly as her health permitted. She really loved…...

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Richard J. Venters, Jr.

Our beloved uncle, Richard James”Uncle Junie” Venters Jr. departed this physical life for his heavenly home on July 12, 2018. He was a strong, independent man of God who loved teaching and spreading the word of God ( he loved to give out the Our Daily Bread devotional). He always encouraged those he knew about education as well. Richard James Venters Jr. was born September 13,1943 to the late Richard Sr. and Emma Venters in…...

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Myrtle Theresa Brew

The One We Celebrate It was a sunny Thursday, December 19, 1935, a beautiful baby girl was born to Isaac and Olive Smith-Adderley in the town of Burnt Ground, Long Island, Bahamas. Her parents named her Myrtle Theresa Adderley. She attended the all-age school until the fourth grade. Her hobbies were crocheting, knitting, sewing, and gardening. Myrtle was a member of the Berkley Senior Citizen Center and the Red Hat Club. Myrtle’s favorite color was…...

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Ronald E. Cherry

Ronald Eugene Artis Cherry was 38, a resident of Portsmouth, Virginia. He went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2018. Ronald was born March 6, 1980 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Ronald B. Cherry and Benita Artis. He was predeceased by his uncle, Reginald Cherry and both of his grandmothers, Delores Copeland and Naomi Cherry. Ronald was a faithful member of the community by helping others in need. Ronald’s favorite things to do in his past time was to be around family…...

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Lillian E. Thomas

Lillian E. Thomas, 83, of Norfolk, Virginia was called home Monday, September 17, 2018.  Lillian was born on June 2, 1935, in Virginia to parents Jerry Jones and Elizabeth Bishop. She attended Booker T. High School. She later relocated to Bronx, New York settling in Brooklyn where she spent the remainder of her youth and went on to raise her family. Later in life Lillian returned to Virginia where she pursued her career as a…...

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Willette Rita Golson

Willette Golson, age 71, passed away on Sunday September 16, 2018. She was born September 26, 1946 to the late Willie Rodgers, Sr. and Arlethia Golson. She was a loving mother, affectionate grandmother, and caring sister. She believed that you should treat people the way you want to be treated! She will truly be missed. She received her education through Norfolk Public Schools, Tidewater Community College and Burlington County Institute of Technology. She pursued a…...

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Kimberly D. Watson

Kimberly D. Watson passed away September 10, 2018....

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Donald Cordray

Donald Cordray passed away September 8, 2018....

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Ernestine Johnson

Ernestine Johnson passed away September 17, 2018....

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Kaliek L. Suber

Kaliek L. Suber passed away September 11, 2018....

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Jaylon Javon Leary

On July 16, 2004, Deidre and José became the proud parents of a handsome son Jaylon Javon Leary, Jaylon departed this life on September 3, 2018. He was loved and known by many. Jaylon was a charming bright young man, maintain good grades in school. Jaylon was known for his calm laid back personality and sneaky grin which could light up a room at the same time. He was to be a rising Freshman at Maury High School, after leaving…...

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Renee Sherone Johnson

Renee Johnson was called home to be with the Lord Sept. 17, 2018. She was a phenomenal women,a great mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and wife. She was predeceased by her father Willie Sawyer, her grandmother John Ella Rowe, her sisters Angela Lamb and Amanda Sawyer, and her darling niece Keonna Sawyer. She leaves to cherish her husband Michael Johnson, her children Amanda Sawyer-Malone, Terrence Sawyer, Candace Sawyer, and her 2 Grandsons Semaj Sawyer-Jones and Treshawn…...

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Lillian L. Melton

Lillian L. Melton passed away September 9, 2018....

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Kendra T. Price

Kendra, affectionately known as Shaun, suddenly departed her earthly home Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Kendra was born January 30, 1975 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to George L. Price, Jr. and Deborah M. Price.  She was the oldest of three siblings. Kendra was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System and graduated from Oscar F. Smith High School in 1993.  She held various positions in the customer service industry.  Her…...

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Regina Roberson

Regina Roberson passed away September 4, 2018....

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Faye L. Speller

On Friday September 14,  2018 at 12:55 pm we lost a valuable women. Faye L. Speller was surrounded by her loving family when she gained her heavenly wings. She was born to the late Cleveland and Eunice Newsome on June 10, 1953 in NC. Faye was a talented and creative person. As well as the most generous. She taught us how to be kind, to always be thankful and to always love one other. She…...

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Deloris Kelly

Deloris Kelly “Goldbaby” passed away September 13, 2018....

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Glenwood Gordon

Glenwood Gordon passed away September 8, 2018....

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George J. Owens

George Jacob Owens, was born on July 30, 1950, in Princess Anne County, Virginia, to the late Percy Thomas Owens and Lessie Frances Goldie Owens. He transitioned to his eternal home on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. George’s formal education took place at Seaboard Elementary School and Union Kempsville High School. He married Lucy Carolyn Owens on October 7, 1971, making their union 46 years. George worked as a Chef for the Historic Cavalier Hotel, and…...

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Mother Hortense Willis

Hortense Willis of Norfolk, VA passed away on September 9, 2018. She was born on July 27, 1928 to the Late Hezekiah Jones Sr. and Laura Crowe Jones in Norfolk, VA. Mother Willis graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended classes at the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College (now Norfolk State University). She was the wife of Bishop Levi E. Willis Sr. Mother Willis served as the Co-Pastor of the Garden of Prayer Worship…...

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Lula M. Copeland

Lula Mae Rawles Copeland entered eternal rest on September 5, 2018 at 12:50PM at Pennybyrn Maryfield Care Center in High Point, NC.  Lula was born on April 19, 1924 to the late Jethro Edward and Ruth Francis Rawles in the Holland area of Nansemond County, Virginia. Lula graduated from East Suffolk High School in 1941 and married the late James E. Copeland, Sr. on February 6, 1942. Lula, the eldest of six children, was predeceased…...

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Karyl V. Woods

Karyl V. Woods departed this life on September 11, 2018. Born on July 5, 1946 to the late Lionel and Fannie Woods. She was a native of New Orleans, LA and resident of Norfolk, VA. Karyl was employed by Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she worked in food services and retired after over thirty years. An independent woman who took care of herself and many others no matter the situation. Karyl had a heart of gold. Spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and feeding…...

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James Deloatch

“The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1 We pause to pay tribute to the precious memory of James DeLoatch, Jr. A TIME TO BE BORN: On July 15, 1943 a baby was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He was given the name of James DeLoatch, Jr. by his parents, Ruth DeLoatch and James DeLoatch, Sr. A TIME TO GROW: James spent his early years growing up and was educated in the Norfolk…...

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Dorothy Drake Cooper

Dorothy Drake Cooper passed away September 9, 2018....

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Willard A. Brown

Willard (Bobby) Brown, 74, entered into eternal rest, September 6, 2018.  He was a graduate of Carver High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, a retired Carpenter and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.  He was predeceased by his parents, Lee E. and Venezuela S. Brown, three brothers, Billy, Reginald and Rudolph. He is survived by his children, Kimico and Oren; seven siblings, Charles, Kenneth, Robert, Carolyn, Gloria, Edith and Joann....

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Samuel L. Hammond

Samuel Luke Hammond born on December 7, 1941 to the late James Hammond and Mary Davis of Norfolk, VA, departed this world to claim his eternal rest on September 5, 2018. He was married to the late Delores Hammond. Samuel had one son, Vince and a very special friend, Ms. Ernestine Mitchell. Samuel “Sammy” attended Booker T. Washington High School. He enlisted in the United States Reserve and worked as a short shoreman as a crew leader for many years.…...

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