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Harold O. Seabron

Harold O. Seabron passed away January 29, 2019....

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Arthur D. Holloman, Sr.

Arthur D. Holloman, Sr. passed away December 26, 2018....

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Linwood F. Harris

A person who cherished family, a person who endured all things gracefully, a person who gave of himself freely, a person who loved unconditionally is our loved one, Linwood Harris. On January 29, 2019, Linwood Harris was called home to his eternal resting place. He will forever be known in 2 ways as” the  baby brother” of the Harris clan, and as “Buck” to the world. Buck entered the world under the guidance and love…...

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Diana Tyler

Diana Tyler, affectionately known as Diane, Lady Di, Dot and “Dot Dot with the bad back”, went from labor to reward on January 29, 2019. She was born to the late Christine and Roy Tyler, in Norfolk, VA. Educated in Norfolk Public Schools, she was previously employed by Marriott and Hampton Inn hotel chains, as well as the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Diane was known for her cleanliness and cooking skills, mastering those dishes passed down from her mother. The…...

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Jennifer C. Sawyer

Jennifer C. Sawyer was born on November 7, 1952 and departed this life peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  She graduated from Elm City High School, ’71 and North Carolina A&T State University, ’75, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She received her Master of Education degree from Regent University, ’84. Her teaching career encompassed 30 years in Norfolk Public Schools, retiring in 2008.   She was an active…...

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Irvin Jones

Irvin Jones passed away January 25, 2019....

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Glenda White

Glenda White passed away November 22, 2018....

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Camilla Wheelock

Camilla Harper Wheelock departed this life Monday, January 29, 2019. She was born January 9,1936, the last of seven children to Arthur Harper and Tola Brinkley Harper in Norfolk, Virginia. She grew up in St. John’s AME Church. Camilla, who was fondly called “Dimples” by her parents and siblings, and “Aunt Boo Boo” by her nieces and nephews, attended the public schools of Norfolk and graduated from Booker T. Washington high School in the class…...

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Emma Jean Bynum Owens

Emma Jean Bynum Owens peacefully fell asleep in death on January 23, 2019 in the comfort of her home. She was born to the late Nathaniel and Lucille Bynum, Sr. She was employed in the Food and Nutrition Department at the Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA for over 37 Years. Throughout her life, Aunt Mama touched the lives of people in many ways. Her final days were spent surrounded by those family and friends that she had touched. She…...

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Fred K. Wilder

Fred K. Wilder passed away January 27, 2019....

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Darlene L. Privott

The sun rose on May 25, 1959 and set on January 28, 2019 for Darlene Privott at the age of 59. Darlene was the seventh child born to the late Freddie and Gladys Lindsey on May 25, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was raised in the Coronado section of Norview. She was a member of Queen Street Baptist church. She graduated from Norview High School in 1977. To further her career, she decided to…...

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Rosa Elizabeth Porter

Rosa Elizabeth Porter (Rose) was born August 15, 1935 to Johnnie A. Hill and Leola Walston and raised by Johnnie and Hannah Hill in the West Norfolk area of VA. Rosa attended Norfolk County High School and graduated in 1954. Later, she moved to Bronx, NY and married James C. Porter. She had two sons and one daughter.  The family moved to Portsmouth, VA where she worked for several years in food service at Manor…...

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Wanda Love

Wanda A. (Daniels) Love was born on August 16, 1950 to parents, Edward B. Daniels and Chlora D. Daniels She received her wings on January 29, 2019. Wanda was a caring wife to Rudolph Valentino Love a loving mother to two sons Thaedius Love (Kayin) and Vernon R. Love II; A grandmother of ten, to Amol Bilal, Davida Bilal, ZaMari Love, Zorah Love, Zuri Love, Vernon R. Love III, Erica Mayfield-Ebron, Faleicia Mayfield, Deonte Mayfield,…...

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Linda Sawyer Cherry

Linda Sawyer Cherry passed away January 17, 2019....

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Ernest Eugene Turner

Ernest Eugene Turner passed away January 20, 2019....

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Johnathan Holloman

Johnathan Holloman passed away January 22, 2019....

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Kedra Lanae Harris

Kedra Lanae Harris passed away January 28, 2019....

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Sylvia M. Avery

Sylvia M. Avery passed away January 22, 2019....

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Miranda Nellum-Jones

Miranda Nellum-Jones passed away January 22, 2019....

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O’Kahn D. Wilder

O’Kahn D. Wilder, 39, of the 1900 block of South Lakeland Drive passed away on January 29, 2019.  He was born on April 17, 1979 in Virginia Beach, VA to Dinah Hughes-Ford and the late Oisborne L. Wilder, Sr. O’Kahn is survived by his mother, Dinah Hughes-Ford; four sisters, Geneva, Deona, Davina and Gerena; one brother, Oisborne, Jr.; grandparents, Queenie Wilder and James Hughes; life partner, Jo Ann Kolasa and a host of other relatives…...

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Lanette Louise Knight

Lanette (Louise) Knight December 15, 1954 – January 26, 2019 Lanette, Louise Cantu was born to Floyd Allen Cantu Sr. and Doris Elizabeth Cantu on Dec. 15, 1954 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio TX.   As the eldest child in a Navy family, Lanette was primarily raised in San Antonio, TX and San Diego, CA supporting her father’s duty assignments.   As a single mother of Michael Darnell Cantu, Lanette attended night school pursuing…...

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Milton Edwards

Milton Edwards passed away January 25, 2019....

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Katie Erlene Horne

Katie Erlene Horne passed away January 26, 2019....

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Alden H. Small, Sr.

Alden H. Small, Sr., 99, of Tinton Falls, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn NY to the late George T. and Eva (Liburd) Small of Nevis, West Indies. Alden attended Haaren High School in Manhattan NY graduating in January 1938. He was then drafted into the US Army in 1941 and stationed at Ft. Huachuca training for the North African Invasion. During the invasion he went from North Africa through…...

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Helen Virginia Davenport

Helen Virginia Davenport passed away January 23, 2019....

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Clyde E. Lee

Clyde Edward Lee was born October 1, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri to Jethro and Bessie Lee. He was the youngest of two children. On July 16, 1962, Clyde married Juanita Armstrong. Clyde and Juanita had two children together, Gwendolyn Fields and Mark Lee. Clyde served his country as a member of the United States Army for 20 years until he retired. After retiring from the military he worked at the Virginia pilot for about…...

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Rebecca Jane Ward

Rebecca Jane McCoy Ward (Beck) was born February 18, 1942 to Gracie Mae McCoy.  She was raised in Bruce Station also known as Bruce’s in Chesapeake, VA on the Lilley Farm.  Later, she moved with her parents, Gracie and Horace Franklin to Norfolk County in Churchland which later became Portsmouth, VA. She attended elementary school in West Norfolk in Churchland and graduated in 1960 from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, VA.  She married Melvin Ward…...

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Ruby Joe Cartwright

Ruby J. Cartwright, age 80, entered into eternal peace surrounded by her family on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Ruby was born on March 27, 1938 to the late Marvin and Elease Fortson in Elberton, Georgia. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. For many years she was employed at Oceana Naval Station in Virginia Beach, VA. Later on, she worked in housekeeping services at…...

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Horace Walker, Sr.

Horace Walker, Sr. passed away January 24, 2019....

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Gene Earl Hopkins

Gene Earl Hopkins passed away January 23, 2019....

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Albert Carmichael

On January 19, 2019 our dear loved one and beloved friend Albert Carmichael passed away suddenly into his eternal sleep  while being transported in the ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Albert was a native of Norfolk Virginia where he was a loving life-time resident of the Villa Heights Community. On March 20, 1958, Albert was born to the late Hoyt and Alberta Carmichael. Albert was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and was…...

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William H. Jordan, Sr.

William Howard Jordan, Sr., 84, “The Great Debater” of “Seven Pines” in Virginia Beach and 38th Street in Norfolk, VA, joined his Jordan, Selden, McGee, and Thorogood ancestors on January 21, 2019.  He was the baby boy and 7th child born to Joseph A. Jordan, Sr. and the former Agnes Elizabeth Selden.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Dr. Janie Loretta Cooper Jordan, his parents, and his siblings Joseph A.…...

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Thomas B. Liverman, Sr.

On Monday morning, January 21, 2019 our beloved family member, Thomas B. Liverman, Sr., went to be present with the Lord, to behold the beauty of the Lord. Thomas was born August 19, 1940. He was the youngest son of Caddie Mac Basnight. He was born and raised in Tyrell, North Carolina and raised in Norfolk, VA. He was employed with Lloyd Johnson Company in the City of Norfolk. Thomas was a very funny and…...

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William David Spruell

William David Spruell passed away January 10, 2019....

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Mattie C. Bembury

Mattie Pearl Bembury, in the home of her daughter, surrounded by love transitioned to her heavenly home January 23, 2019 at the age of ninety-six. She was born on May 25, 1922 in Gretna, VA to the late Lula T. (Hubbard) Chambers and James S. Chambers. Pearl, as she was called by her friends and family, attended primary and secondary school in Gretna. She moved to Washington D.C. where her older sister was, to go…...

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Linda Elizabeth Jennette

On Saturday January 19, 2019 Minister Linda Duncan Jennette went to be with the Lord in the early hours of the morning. She was born on May 15, 1953 in Pompano Beach, Florida to Mary Elizabeth Duncan(Jones) and Nathaniel Duncan Sr. She is the 2nd oldest of 9 siblings. She was baptized as a member of First Baptist Church in Collier City, Florida under the leadership of Rev. Tilton. She attended Broward County Public Schools.…...

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Sanford Harrell

Sanford Harrell went to his eternal resting place January 12,2019. He was born to the late Vivian Harrell and Joseph Trotter on August 8, 1950 in Shoulders Hill, Virginia. Sanford’s educational school years were spent in New York City public schools , After he finished his education he served in the United States Army. After Sanford’s honorable discharge from the army, he worked for Monarch Labels a well as UPS. Sanford had a passion for life. He loved…...

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Abraham S. Anderson

Dr. Abraham S. Anderson, 83, softly passed from this world on the morning of Tuesday, 22 January 2019, of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth Gray and Charles Anderson of Kingston, Jamaica, and his younger brother, Dr. Bernard Anderson of Gondar, Ethiopia. He is a graduate of Calabar High School, an all-boys secondary school in Kingston, Jamaica, Howard University and Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC.…...

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Donald Alvin Cartwright, Jr.

Donald Alvin Cartwright, Jr., 54, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 21, 2019. Donald was born on August 21, 1964 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Donald and Mary Cartwright, Sr. Donald leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Stephanie Cartwright; parents, Donald and Mary Cartwright, Sr.;twin sister, Wanda Cartwright; brother, Kelvin Cartwright (Denise);nephew, Kelvin Cartwright, Jr. and niece, Kayla Cartwright....

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Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith passed January 22, 2019....

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Winifred J. Parker

Winifred J. Parker passed away January 19, 2019. She was predeceased by her son, Alan Parker. She is survived by four daughters, Gail Beasley, Deborah Crawford, Pamela Simmons and Brenda Farrell; three sons, Robert Parker, Linwood Parker and Richard Parker; one sister, Diane Vance; one brother, James Howard and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends....

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Roosevelt D. Borden, Sr.

Roosevelt D. Borden, Sr. passed away January 20, 2019....

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Robert Franklin Hagans, Jr.

The Honorable Robert Franklin Hagans, Jr., was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 28, 1952. He was the eldest of Robert F. Hagans, Sr. and Hazel Jennings Hagans’ three children. Raised in segregated Virginia Beach, Judge Hagans attended a newly-integrated Bayside High School, graduating in the Class of 1971. He then matriculated at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in political science and minored in philosophy, receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the…...

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Barbara A. Royster

Barbara A. Royster passed away January 21, 2019....

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Darlene O. Adams

Darlene O. Adams passed away January 15, 2019....

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Avon Howard, Sr.

Avon Howard, Sr. passed away on January 20, 2019....

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Nathaniel Marshall

Nathaniel Marshall passed away January 16, 2019....

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Ernest William Vincent

Ernest William Vincent passed away January 20, 2019....

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Gladys M. Robertson

Gladys M. Robertson passed away January 19, 2019....

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Faye Elizabeth Coleman

Faye Elizabeth Webb Coleman was called home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2019 following a short illness. Faye was born on October 7, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Howard and Minetta Webb.  She graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Hampton (Institute) University and a master’s degree from St. John’s University in New York, New York.  Faye continued her post-graduate education, up…...

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