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Juritus Thatch

Celebrating the Life of Juritus Annette Scott Thatch Juritus Annette Scott Thatch, daughter of Mr. Quincy, Sr. (deceased), and Mrs. Josephine Scott, peacefully transitioned from this life and into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at home surrounded by loved ones. Juritus was born August 29, 1942 and was raised in the Liberty Park and Oakwood areas of Norfolk, Virginia, where she attended Liberty Park, Bowling Park and Oakwood Elementary Schools and was a…...

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Anthony Norman

On April 3, 2021 our family circle was broken when the Lord called home our beloved Anthony “Tony” Raymond Norman. He was born on October 26, 1988 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to Coleen Norman and the late Anthony Raymond Wagner. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and employed with Big Bucks Distributing. Along with his father Anthony was predeceased by his grandparents, Naomi Epps, Marie and Clifford Wagner. He is survived…...

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James Taylor, Jr.

James Taylor, Jr. passed away on April 7, 2021....

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Nathan Oswald Stiff, Jr.

Deacon Nathan Oswald Stiff, Jr. peacefully transitioned into his eternal rest on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was the youngest son of four children born to Nathan Stiff, Sr. and Geraldine J. Stiff on March 31, 1954. Nathan graduated from Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia class of 1972.  Six months after graduating high school, Nathan joined the United States Army where he served four years active duty.  Following his active…...

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Nehemiah M. Brown III

Nehemiah M. Brown III passed away on March 31, 2021....

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John R. Blunt

John Robert Blunt of the 5500 block of Daniel Smith Road, 91, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2021 in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born in Boykins, VA on October 22, 1929. He is predeceased by his parents, Norma Givens and Guy Blunt; brother, Elmo Blunt; sisters, Sarah Green, Mary Clayter, Ella Walker and Barbara Ruiz. He leaves to cherish his memory: daughters, Barbara Simpson (Charles) and Ramona Williams; sisters,…...

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Stephanie Michelle Holmes

Stephanie Michelle Holmes passed away on April 6, 2021....

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Bentum R Clark

Bentum Regina Clark, known to family and friends as Regina, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Booker T. Washington High School. After high school she attended Nursing School and retired from Sentara Healthcare after 37 years of service. Regina was a loving mother, to her only child and daughter, Ebony and three grandchildren whom she adored and was…...

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Mildred Stancil Hinton

On Monday, April 5, 2021, at age 98, Mildred S. Hinton was called home to be with the Lord with her daughter Martha by her side. Mildred was born in Edgecombe County, NC on October 21, 1922.  She moved to Norfolk, VA and raised her 6 son’s and 2 daughter’s in Bowling Park.  She helped establish a Tutoring Program at the Bowling Park Recreation Center for the youth.  She was a loyal member of the NAACP and…...

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Pastor James B. Sharp

SON……HUSBAND……FATHER…...FAITHFUL SERVANT……PASTOR EMERITUS  Reverend Doctor James Benjamin Sharp left his earthly home on March 30, 2021, two months after saying goodbye to his wife of 73 years, Laura Goldie Althea Scott Sharp. Son: Rev. Dr. James B. Sharp was born on January 17, 1925 to Bennie and Emma Sharp. While growing up on a farm in Harrellsville, North Carolina. ‘Buddy B.,’ as he was affectionately called, attended Calvin S. Brown High School in Winton, North…...

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Margaret E. Campbell

Margaret Elizabeth Campbell, 88 of Norfolk, Va. peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at home with her family and friends celebrating her life. She was born to Russell Washington and Maggie Riddick on September 12, 1932 in the Oakwood section of Norfolk, Va. Margaret enjoyed her life of being the mother of eleven children.  As an only child her prayer was to have many offspring to love with the guidance of the Lord.…...

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Wilbur Isaiah Hinton

Wilbur Isaiah Hinton, age 67, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was born in Norfolk, VA to Wilbur and Florence Hinton and a resident of Portsmouth, VA for over 40 years. Wilbur is survived by former spouse, Valerie Hinton, sons Isaiah Hinton and Demetrius Hinton; brother Bertram Demetrius Hinton (Angela), nephew Pastor Bertram Demetrius Hinton Jr. (Nickie); niece Cherie Nicole Graham (Joe), and a host of other relatives and friends. Wilbur was a…...

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Shirley Lee Reid

SHIRLEY LEE WHITE REID was born October 24, 1937, to Archie “Pete”White and Mattie Barrington White. She attended the public schools of Norfolk and was a proud graduate (1954) of Booker T. Washington High School. After high school, she worked for Colonial Stores Distribution, Hofheimer’s Shoes Distribution and later was employed at Lillian Vernon as a Customer Service Representative until her retirement. As a young adult, Shirley joined the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ…...

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Thomas P. Day

Thomas P Day took his final rest March 23, 2021. His journey began October 24, 1967 when he was born to Mary Hines and the late Johnnie Day. He was formally educated in the Portsmouth public school system and had an interesting career path that included working at the casinos in Atlantic City, barbering, car salesman, and truck driving (among other endeavors). Thomas is survived by his mother Mary Hines, six children (Phillip Wilson (Jasmine),…...

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Joel Baum, Jr.

On Sunday August 1, 1926, Joel Baum Jr. was born in Corapeake, N.C. He was raised in Creswell, N.C. alongside with his brother Herbert Baum and his cousin Virginia Baum Jackson.  It was on Resurrection Sunday, April 4, 2021 that Joel Baum Jr. (94) gained his heavenly wings at home in Chesapeake, Virginia. He worked at Norfolk Airport Piedmont Airline for 36 years. As a devoted Christian, Joe loved the lord and was an active member…...

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Marlene West Randall

Marlene West Randall Marlene West Randall, the daughter of the late James E. West and Gladys West Pretlow, was born on October 18, 1934 and raised in South Norfolk.  On Thursday, April 1, 2021, she peacefully made her transition to be with the Lord.  She was an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia as well as her community. Graduating from Booker T. Washington High School at the age of 15, education…...

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Tyrone Lee

Tyrone Lee passed away on March 23, 2021....

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Emma L. Mills

Emma L. Mills passed away on March 30, 2021....

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Willis A. Cowell, III

Willis A. Cowell, III passed away on March 26, 2021....

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Julius Wayne Moore, Sr.

A legend is typically described as someone who makes an undeniable positive impact on the lives of those around them.  One name comes to mind for our family when you think of the word Legend, and that name is Julius Wayne Moore Sr. His presence filled every room he entered, and those in that room received him with open arms. A talent that not many possess, but he did. He had accomplished during his stay…...

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Octavious Bellamy, Sr.

Octavious Bellamy, Sr., 74, of Norfolk passed away on March 31, 2021. Born in Whitakers, NC, he was the son of the late Adell Bellamy Gorham and the late Octavious Draughn, Jr. Octavious retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 20+ years of service. He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA and The Word Church, Richmond, VA. A faithful man of God, Octavious served on the Deacon and Men’s Usher Ministries and…...

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N’Jiel Netwon Christmas

N’Jiel Netwon Christmas passed away on March 24, 2021....

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Deontae L. S. Richardson, Sr.

Deontae, affectionately known to his friends as “Kimbo”, attended Northern High School in Durham, NC. He was a self employed roofer and independent contractor where he loved to demonstrate his skills taught to him by his father, Kevin. Deontae began is Christian journey as a youth at New Kingdom Harvest Int’l Church, Norfolk, VA until his family relocated to Durham, NC where he was an active participant in youth services at United For Christ Church.…...

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Phillip James Price, II

Phillip James Price II, the son of the late Phillip Sr. and Jessie Mae Price, was born on April 2, 1960 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Phillip graduated from Kempsville High School. After graduation, he began working at Norshipco in Norfolk, Virginia. After a few years, Phillip transitioned over to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Through many years of hard work and perseverance, Phillip became a Nuclear Work Packaging & Control Material Manager. Phillip was always good at…...

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Irving Carlton Jones

Irving Carlton Jones passed away on March 1, 2021....

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Willie Mae Robinson

Willie Mae Robinson, 71 earned her heavenly wings, Monday, March 22, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Frank B. and Willie Katie Saunders Robinson and sister, the late Shelvy M. Robinson. Willie Mae’s early education began in the Chesapeake Public School System.  She was a 1967 graduate of Crestwood High School. She attended Norfolk State University where she was a Social Work major. Willie Mae…...

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Mildred M. Brown

Our Beloved Mildred “ Lil Mama “ Brown has gained her wings to return to our Heavenly Father on March 28, 2021. She was born on January 12, 1965 from Mildred M Brown and late William C Brown Sr in the Berkley area of Norfolk Va. Lil Mama was Well known for her Ambition and determination Graduating from Lake Taylor High and later Attended Va Commonwealth. With a heart that pours into her food, she was well…...

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Claud M. Johnson, Sr.

Claud M. Johnson, Sr., 94 transitioned to his eternal home on March 28, 2021 after succumbing to multiple terminal illnesses at his residence. He was born December 9, 1926 to the late Claud and Carrie Johnson in Gates, NC. Claud was predeceased by five brothers: Clifton, Wallace, Raynor, Philmore, and Allen and one sister, Sue and son-in- law, Johnnie E. Simmons. Once Claud moved to Virginia he settled in Norfolk, Virginia where he met his wife of…...

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Veronica Denise Williamson

Veronica Denise affectionately called “Nicey”, was born on June 29, 1960 in Jackson, North Carolina and took her wings on March 30, 2021 at her home in Portsmouth, VA. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1978 and later graduated with honors as a nurse in 1980.  Nicey leaves to mourn her four daughters Aleathea Cumbo (Tony Gordon) of Washington, DC, Midrel Williamson Ward (Geoffrey Ward) of Norfolk, VA, Barbara Williamson Garris (James Garris), Joque…...

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Arlene Drew Lacey

Arlene Drew Lacey passed away on March 26, 2021....

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Randolph C. Speller

Randolph Christopher Speller, better known as Chris was a man who made it his life’s mission to bring laughter and joy to everyone he encountered. His spirit was contagious and had the power to change the atmosphere in a room. He will be best remembered for his jokes, dancing, and his passionate outburst of emotion. In his free time he loved to play cards, spend time with family, and eat. Chris was outgoing, loveable, and…...

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Lakeisha D. Perry

Lakeisha was non-verbal but loved her Aunt Daisy so much she learned how to say Aunt Da Da. Lakeisha loved to joy ride. It didn’t matter the destination as long as she was riding. Lakeisha loved for her Aunt Daisy to prepare her favorite meals for her pig feet and neckbones.  She was a non-verbal but had her own special way of communicating with her loved ones.  She really know how manipulate her Uncle Randolph…...

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Willie James Johnson, Jr.

Willie James Johnson, Jr. passed away on March 29, 2021....

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Marshall J. Dockery

Marshall J. “Sonnie” Dockery, 91, gained his heavenly wings on March 27, 2021.  He was born December 6, 1929 to the late Rev. and Mrs. Randery J. and Bessie Graham Dockery in Bunn Level, NC. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rosa Lee (Ed McCall) and Lilly Mae, (Joseph Boone, Sr.) Once Sonnie moved to Virginia, he met and married the love of his life, Hazel Thompson and they would spend 53 beautiful years together…...

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Kathleen S. Perry

 Kathleen S. Perry Kathleen Saunders Perry was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on March 18, 1932 to the late Elizabeth Saunders. She transitioned from mortal to immortality on Saturday night March 20, 2021 surrounded by her daughters. It was a beautiful sight, to see her rise from labor to reward. Kathleen, grew up in Robinsonville, North carolina and graduated from high school in Rocky Mount. Kathleen worked for many years at Meadows Private School…...

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Michael J. Manns

Michael J. Manns passed away March 24, 2021....

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William T. Thomas

On March 25, 2021, our beloved son, brother and father departed this earth at 2:30 AM. God chose to bring him home to be with his grandparents, brother and father. Mr. William T. Thomas, who was greatly loved and was very remarkable and unique in his own way.  William was a loving and caring man.  He truly loved his family.  You could often find him joking and laughing with others.  He touched many hearts and…...

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Randolph C. Snead, Sr.

Deacon Randolph Colee Snead, Sr. 81, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Monday, March 22, 2021 at home in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Randolph, affectionately known as “Randy” by family and close friends, was the eldest of eight children born to the late Lyman G. and Mable B. Snead.  He was born on December 8, 1939 in Chesapeake/Norfolk County. Randy was predeceased by his parents and five of his siblings, Lyman G. “June” Snead Jr.; Harry L.…...

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Sophia King

Sophia Jeanette Gregory-King was born in West Palm Beach, FL on December 14, 1952, to the late Ruby Rebecca Butts-Gregory and James Michael Gregory, Sr. Upon the death of Ruby, Sophia and her brother James Michael Gregory, Jr., were adopted by their aunt, Minnie Butts-Taylor (deceased) and resided in Norfolk, VA. She and her brother were raised with their cousins Goldie Mae Taylor-Fields (deceased), Jacqueline Diane Taylor-Robinson, and Valerie Denise Taylor-McDaniel (deceased). However, to say…...

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Norma Lee Dyson

Norma Lee Dyson was born August 16, 1948 to the late Norman A. Wilson and Rosa Lee Jenkins in Norfolk, Virginia.  She transitioned into Eternal Life on March 12, 2021.  Growing up in Norfolk, she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and Ann’s Beauty Academy.  Norma was employed at One Price Cleaners in Virginia Beach and retired due to her health. Her presence in many lives will be greatly missed!  Norma leaves a legacy…...

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Joseph Ronald Bailey

Joseph Ronald Bailey went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2021. He was born to Theodore Bailey and Sudie Bailey in Harevalley, Va. Joseph was a triathlete, he played JV & Varsity football, basketball and ran track. He played basketball for Northampton Senior High School #83 before moving to Norfolk, VA to play for Maury High School where he got the name Jumpin Joe. He graduated from Norview High School in 1983. Joe worked for the…...

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Tammy Bray

God opened up his Kingdom and received Tammy Sherrell Bray on March 25, 2021. She was born on July 27,1970. Tammy attended Lake Taylor High School. Tammy was loved by everyone, she loved to dance and make everyone smile. She loved her family and friends. She leaves them all to mourn her loss. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Odessa and Solomon Cuffee her father Ronald Tucker. She leaves behind to cherish her glorious memories…...

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Earlene Studivant

Earlene Studivant passed away on March 18, 2021....

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Mary Etta Thornton

Our beloved mother and grandmother Queen Mary Etta Thornton passed away peacefully on March 24, 2021 to be with her mother, father and siblings. Mary was born on March 12, 1942 in Scranton, NC to the late Harvey, Sr. and Sarah Burrus. She was also predeceased by her brothers Andrew Burrus, Lewis Burrus, Harvey Burrus Jr, a sister Rosie May Williams and two grandchildren Wiley Thornton and Anthony Thornton. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and…...

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Anthony D. Pinkney

Mr. Anthony Darnell Pinkney, also known to family and friends as  “lffee” has gained his wings on March 21, 2021. He was 57 years old om on September 9, 1963.  He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia. Pinkney had a love for construction and roofing work and loved what he did. He also loved the Redskins football team. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert White and Queenie Pinkney, his grandmother Daisy Pinkney and…...

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Travonnia Phelps

Travonnia Phelps passed away on March 23, 2021....

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Wendell Gilbert Thomas, Jr.

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1 Wendell G. “Ninny” Thomas (Blood), 62, of Norfolk, VA passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  He attended Lake Taylor High School in 1975 and went on to become a very hard worker and productive citizen. The Norfolk Department of Utilities expresses their gratefulness and appreciation to WENDELL THOMAS maintenance worker II for 30 years…...

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Robert Lee Artis

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, God called to eternal rest Robert Lee Artis. He was born December 29, 1961 in Chesapeake, VA to the late Annie and Calvin Artis, Sr. He met and later married the love of his life, Kimberly Walton Artis, and they shared 36 wonderful years together. He grew up in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake, where he attended Deep Creek High school and was a standout basketball player. He attended college at Northern Arizona University…...

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David A. King, Jr.

David Armstead King, Jr., aka “Junie King” or “King David” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, transitioned this life on Monday, March 22, 2021 after a brief illness. David was born in Norfolk, VA July 25, 1942 to Geraldine F. and David A. King, Sr. He was the loving brother and second to the oldest of five siblings: Jeanne K. Giddens (deceased), Viola Ann Dooms (Wauna), Pamela Jackson, Jerald King (deceased; Lee),…...

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Elizabeth M. Deering

Elizabeth M. Deering passed away on March 23, 2021....

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