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Thomas Edward Williams

Thomas Edward Williams passed away December 10, 2018....

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Aaron B. Russell, Sr.

Aaron B. Russell, Sr. of Chesapeake, Virginia, departed this life on December 5, 2018. He was born on July 24, 1946 to the late Gertrude S. and Clarence B. Russell, Sr. and was a former member of New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church. Aaron graduated from Union Kempsville High School, class of 1965. He also graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1969 and returned to Virginia Beach…...

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Kathy L. Harris

Kathy Lynette Harris departed on December 9, 2018 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg. She was born in Chesapeake on December 5, 1961. Kathy was the daughter of Rosa L. Joyner and the late Charles E. Joyner. She was educated at Indian River High School. Kathy worked for the Janitorial Department for Chesapeake Public School System. Kathy was a very energetic person. For whatever reason, Kathy loved jumping fences and kept a baseball…...

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Keona L. Bennett

Keona L. Bennett peacefully closed her eyes and began her eternal rest on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Keona was born June 20, 1989 to Darlene and Harold Bennett in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Keona was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. She was a loving mother to her two children, Leyah and Andre Walke. She made many friends and will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her…...

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Eugene K. Wilson “Bubba”

Eugene K. Wilson, “Bubba,” 87, passed away on December 11, 2018 at Depaul Medical Center. He was born on June 24, 1931 to the late Ethel Rowe and Elmer Wilson. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. “Bubba” retired after 30 years of service as a Process Operator for Penrod Jurden Clark. He is survived by his wife, Mable Wilson; son, Ron Wilson (Katrina); brother, Willy Alexander, Jr.; grandchildren, Ronnie Mason and…...

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Carolyn Elizabeth Simmons

Carolyn Elizabeth Simmons was born November 24, 1943 in Whitmire, SC, Newberry County by a midwife at the home of Mary Jane Rice to her parents, the late Sally Mae and Dennis Jeter Jr. and she departed this life on December 11, 2018. As a young lady, Lib as she was called, was quiet and focused on her studies.  She graduated from Gallman High school in Newberry, SC in 1961 as the valedictorian of her…...

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John P. Perdue, Jr.

John Pete Perdue, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 .  He was born December 23, 1949 to the late Ruth & John Perdue, Sr. (Radford, Virginia).  He was preceded in death by his sisters Shirley Akers, Inez Stith and Ardelia Perdue. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Sharron of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Tonya Corley (Gavin) of Norfolk Virginia; two sons, Marlowe Benton (Sharronna) of Virginia Beach;  and Lamont Mitchell (Cherelle) of…...

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Shirley B. Williams

On December 11, 2018, Our Heavenly Father called His daughter, Shirley B. Williams home. “Granny,” as she was affectionately called, was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was born May 26, 1937, to the late Joseph and Alice Atkins. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Leroy Williams. She leaves one daughter, Phyllis Gilliam; three sons, Willie (Sharon), Jerry, and Vernon Hannah; one sister, Josephine Fields; two…...

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Joyce Haley Lipscomb

Early Wednesday morning on December 12th our loved one was called home. Joyce Linda Haley Lipscomb was born January 27, 1948 to parents Arthur J and Alice C. Haley, in Richmond, VA. The last of three children, Joyce received her early education from Richmond Public Schools. Joyce accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Moore Street Baptist Church of Richmond. She left to cherish her memory her devoted loving daughter and caregiver, Kim Parris, her sister, Simonetta Wright, brother-in-law, Kenneth Wright…...

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Patricia A. Hayes

On Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:30pm, Mrs. Patricia Anne Lowery-Hayes peacefully transitioned into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior....

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Allen Glover, Jr.

Allen Glover, Jr. passed away December 8, 2018....

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James B. Moseley, Sr.

James Bernard Moseley, Sr. passed away December 10, 2018....

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Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter was born on Aug 31, 1928  to  Mattie Hunter and William Hunter. With his parents permission at the age of 17 Aaron enlisted in the navy. Aaron dedicated his life to the United States Navy for many years. Aaron was married to Mattie E Hunter in 1954. During their marriage they had four sons: Steven Hunter or Bakersfield California, Thomas Hunter of Bakersfield California, Jerald Hunter of Bakersfield California, and Dywane Hunter of Bakersfield California. Aaron also leaves behind 9 grandchildren Kristen Hunter, Jonathan Hunter, Kathryn Hunter, LaCrisha Hunter, Shantel Hunter, Jerry Hunter Jr, Brandyn Hunter, Brittine Hunter, and Dywane Hunter II. He also leaves behind 14…...

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Tarrion Alexander Riviere

Tarrion Alexander Riviere, age 30, a beloved Father, Husband, Son, Brother and Veteran, of Norfolk Virginia has passed away on 3 December, 2018. Tarrion was born and survived by his Mother, Gisela Acosta and Juan Riviere on 7 November, 1988.  He was also, survived by his two children, Tristan age 6 and Abel age 2, wife Anita Zyskowski and four brothers, Jimmy Deloatch, Trevor Ardila, John Riviere and Ralph Riviere.  April 2009, Tarrion made his…...

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James Franklin, III

James Franklin, III, 63, formerly of Chesapeake, VA passed away on December 2, 2018. He was born May 6, 1955. He was a graduate of Norfolk State University and University of Chicago. He was a retired Registered Respiratory Therapist and Neonatal Pediatric Specialist.   He was predeceased by his parents, James and Sarah Franklin, Jr. and brother, William P. Franklin. He leaves to cherish his memory, his partner, James K. Aldrich, his sister, Nadeese Moore; his…...

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Marshall E. Ray, Sr.

Retired Chief Steward Marshall Edward Ray Jr., of Portsmouth, VA passed early Sunday morning on December 9, 2018 surrounded by his family. Affectionally known as Chief Ray, he was born on July 8, 1924 to the late Marshall E. Ray Sr., and the late Mamie Chisolm Ray in a small bayou community in Houma, Louisiana.  Chief Ray joined the US Navy in September 1941 and was assigned to the USS Hornet October 1941. He served…...

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Charles A. Brockett

Charles A. Brockett of Chesapeake, Virginia, died peacefully in the evening hours of December 7, 2018, after a courageous battle with the illness that befell him. A native of Princess County (now Virginia Beach), Virginia, he was born on January 24, 1937, to the late Gideon Brockett and Allean Hider Brockett Mosley.  He was preceded in death by his sisters:  Mary Alice Brockett Clemmons and Olivia Brockett; his brothers: Forrest Brockett (Bernice) and Tommie Brockett;…...

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Jeffrey L. Mazyck

Jeffrey L. Mazyck passed away December 5, 2018....

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Elward L. Holman, Jr.

Elward Levon Holman Jr. was  born in Fort Huachucha, Arizona on June 7, 1965 to Elward Levon Holman Sr and Blondie Renee Holman, peacefully entered into eternal rest with the Creator on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by family and friends. Elward Levon Holman Jr. affectionately known as “Levon” and “June” to family friends, graduated from East Forsyth High School of the Winston Salem Forsyth County…...

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Fred Lee Stokley

The youngest of 9 Children, Fred Lee Stokley, was born in Hot Springs, North Carolina on August 3rd, 1939 to the late Mamie Maggie-Lean and Charles Stokley. Growing up Fred was a mountain kid who loved to climb the trees and swing from the vines. He was someone who just loved being outdoors. If Fred wasn’t out enjoying nature, he was at home reading his comics and playing videos. Fred attended schooling in North Carolina until his 2nd year at Stevens Lee High School,…...

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Fritz A. Lucas

Fritz A. Lucas passed away December 2, 2018....

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Lovies E. Gilliam, II

Lovies Edward Gilliam departed this life on 4 December 2018. He was born to the late Andrew Gilliam and Velma Dyson Gilliam on 25 May 1945. Lovies was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in 1963. Lovies was known for his interest in athletics and loved sporting activities. He often demonstrated his enthusiasm for his high school alma mater by traveling near and far…...

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Cynthia Elaine Gilliam

Cynthia Elaine Gilliam, age 66 of Norfolk, VA, departed this life Sunday December 2, 2018. She was born to the late Andrew Gilliam and Velma Dyson Gilliam on October 28, 1952. Cynthia was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and was a graduate of Maury High School in 1971. Cynthia had a love for helping people in need and was evidenced in her selection of the Nursing Profession as her career of choice. Cynthia’s…...

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Timothy Rogers

Timothy Rogers passed away December 5, 2018....

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Michael D. Watson

Michael D. Watson Sunrise: January 17, 1959    Sunset: December 5, 2018 On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Michael D. Watson was called home to his eternal rest. He was born on January 17, 1959 to Alma Lee and David Watson in Philadelphia, PA. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son, cousin, and friend. He was a member of Divine Trinity Gospel Ministry of Chesapeake, VA, under the leadership of Pastor Rev. B.C. Thomas and First…...

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Bernice Carter Wheeler

Bernice Carter Wheeler passed away December 3, 2018....

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Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams passed away December 4, 2018....

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Maisun Little Day

Maisun Levon Little passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Sentara Careplex Hospital. he was born to Erin Little on October 17, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA. Maisun was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. He had a smile that would light up a room. He loved dancing, laughing, playing with is older brother, but most of all loving his mother. During his time here on earth, he touched many lives and was…...

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Clyde W. Harrison

Clyde W. Harrison, 90, on Monday, December 3, 2018 the Angel of Silence took our beloved Clyde. He was born August 31, 1928 in Norfolk, VA. He retired as an Engineer. Clyde was a member of St. John AME Church of Norfolk, VA and was a member of 200 Plus Men. He leaves behind his loving wife, Zebodia John Harrison; children, Paulette Valentino and Paul Harrison; grandchildren, Valentino, Elijah and William Harrison....

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Geraldine Etheridge

Geraldine Etheridge passed away December 4, 2018....

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Millwood Lee Manning

Mr. Millwood Lee Manning, beloved father, grandfather and brother entered eternal rest on December 1, 2018. Millwood was born to the late Millwood Lee Sutton and Norma Odessa Manning. Millwood received his education in the Chesapeake Public School system. He was employed with the Trade Team, where he worked on various ships from 1980 until his death. Millwood was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. Otis Sutton Sr., Ms. Mary Lee Sutton, Mr. Theodore Cherry, and…...

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Johnny Lee Johnson

Johnny Lee Johnson passed away December 1, 2018....

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James Edward Futrell

Now James is completely healed and happy because he is in the presence of the Lord and is with his beloved wife, Dorothy.  On Thursday, November 29, 2018, James Edward Futrell, departed this life peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Maryview Medical Center Hospital located in Portsmouth, Virginia at the age of 76.  He was born on December 5, 1941 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina to the late Sherman Brad Futrell and the late Ruby Mae (Peebles)…...

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Frances Simon Cepeda

Frances Simon Cepeda passed away December 1, 2018....

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Teresa D. Green

On November 30, 2018 Teresa Delphine Green quickly slipped out of time into eternal peace with Jesus Christ. Teresa Delphine Green was born May 29, 1959 in Aliquippa, PA. She was the daughter of Lee Green, Sr. and Sadie Green. She later relocated to Portsmouth, PA. She accepted Christ at an early age at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Aliquippa, PA. She received her education from the Portsmouth Public Schools, and graduated from Manor…...

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Henrine Willette Robinson

Henrine W. Robinson, 68, of the 800 block of A. Avenue passed away November 28, 2018. She was born on November 15, 1950 to the late Alease Wells-Cooke and Edward Cooke in Norfolk, VA. Henrine retired in 2004 from the City of Norfolk as an Accountant. She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents, Henderson and Fannie Wells; grandson, D’Angelo Robinson and brother, Wallace Cooke. She is survived by her daughter, Carshena Lawrence (Lorenzo); four sons,…...

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George A. Clark, Jr.

George A. Clark, Jr. passed away November 24, 2018....

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Juanita Daugherty

Juanita Daugherty passed away November 28, 2018....

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Inez Sessoms

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Ms. Inez Sessoms “Candy Lady” slipped away into eternal Rest. She was born on December 14, 1930 in Norfolk, VA. She attended Norfolk County Public Schools. Inez was a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Norfolk, VA. She was a faithful member for most of her life. She was a woman of great character and had a deep seeded love…...

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John G. Beamon, Jr.

John G. Beamon, Jr. passed away November 25, 2018....

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Andy Smith, Jr.

It is with great sorrow to announce that Andy Smith, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on Sunday 25 November 2018 at his home in Virginia Beach.  Andy aka June was born 13 February 1951 and graduated from Stanley High School in June 1969, after which he enlisted in the US Navy in April 1971.  During his Naval career, he earned and was awarded National Defense service medal (2), Battle “E”, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Service Deployment Ribbons (4), Navy…...

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Donell R. Harper

Donell R. Harper (Donnie), 44 of Virginia Beach, VA gained his wings on November 24, 2018 at Sentara Hospice House Of Virginia Beach. He was born to the late Ethelyne Fuller March 7, 1974 in Roanoke, VA. He was educated of Leilehua High School of Wahiqura, Hawaii. He was employed as a loan officer, and a dedicated worker at Sam’s Club. Donell enjoyed playing chess, dominoes, and watching his favorite team The Chicago Bears. Everyone…...

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Penelope B. Milladge

Penelope B. Milladge passed away November 25, 2018....

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Marty Jernigan

Marty Vincent Jernigan entered this world March 15, 1946 and on Saturday November 10, 2018 at age 72 he departed after a lengthy battle with a rear heart disease called Amyloidosis. Although he was approved for a heart transplant, Doctors told Marty that his chances of surviving the surgery were very little. Without the surgery, he was given 6 to 12 months to live. Marty’s courage, fighting spirit and determination exceeded the life expectation of…...

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Ella M. Gallop

Ella Mae Gilchrist Melvin Gallop was taken from her earthly home on Monday, November 26, 2018, by her angel, to her home that God has prepared for her. She was born on March 20, 1920 to the late Thomas Gilchrist, Sr. and Marion Sheppard Gilchrist, she was the third child of fourteen children.  She attended the public school in the New Light section of Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach and later studied at the Learning Adult…...

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Keith D. Newsome

Keith D. Newsome passed away November 25, 2018....

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Myles Anthony Davidson

A life we love came to a Close Friday, November 23, 2018.  He was born June 20, 1941 in Gaffney, South Carolina.  At an early age Myles was baptized and became a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.   Myles known as “Mickey” received his formal education from Norfolk Public School system, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State College.  After years if employment at the Norfolk Naval…...

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Anthony J. Walston

Anthony “Tony” Walston, 56, a native of Norfolk, VA, received his wings on November 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ozella Gregory; grandmother, Mary Wayne; sister, Angela Walston; his “mama,” Viola B. Smith; and his beloved, Cassandra Brown. Anthony first priority was always his care for others. He had a passion for cooking morning, noon, and night. However, quality time with his grandkids gave him much joy. Tony is survived by…...

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Dwayne Edward Anderson

Dwayne Edward Anderson passed away November 24, 2018....

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Shirley Mae White

Shirley Mae White, born on July 14, 1940 in the city of Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Shirley was affectionately known as “Aunt Shirley” or “Ms. Shirley.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Harrison Lawrence and Rose Mae Lawrence; two brothers, Percy Lawrence and Charles Lawrence; two sisters, Dorothy Clemons and Hazel Lawrence. Shirley enjoyed baking. She was known to make a mean pound…...

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