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Melissa Anita Marshall

Ms. Melissa A. Marshall, daughter of Lathern Marshall and the late Juanita McCollum Marshall, was born April 10, 1964 in Fort Bragg, N.C. She attended public schools in Fayetteville, N.C and Germany, graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in 1982, and graduated from North Carolina A&T University in 1986. At an early age she gave her life to Christ at New Zion Baptist Church in Lawton, OK. In 1998, she relocated to Virginia Beach, VA…...

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Phillip Privott, Jr.

Here’s the part where you read about my life. Well, I’m Big Pimpin’, The Midnight Mover, a man’s threat and the ladies’ pet, that’s it, that’s all. Nah, I’m just playing. I was born March 19, 1984, to LaCountis and Phillip Privott Sr., along with my twin sister Phyllis. One thing about me is that I always went against the grain. I became a Prince and Dennis Rodman fan at a young age, and I…...

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Debra Scott

Debra Scott was born on September 2nd, 1960 to the late Betty Brown and Thomas Jefferson Walker. Debra was raised by her grandparents Willie-Mae and Raymond Randolph in Lawrenceville, VA. She maintained a close relationship with her mother and siblings (Yolanda, Zina, Michelle, and Charles, Jr.) despite them living in Philadelphia. Debra had several occupations over the years. Her most recent job was a machine operator at Stihl. Debra loved her co-workers and referred to…...

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Joseph Louis Hubbard

Joseph Louis Hubbard, 78, of Norfolk, VA passed away on November 11, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Hedy Hubbard originally of Bennettsville, SC.  Also, two siblings; Johnny and Mattie; two sister in laws, Frances Myles and Brenda Hubbard, and a son Aaron. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his siblings; Robert, Norman, Ella, and Michael. Marjorie Ann Hubbard, children; Lisa, Monica, Joseph, Dwayne, Michael (Tammy), and Marcus. Also, grandchildren, great…...

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Stanley Dale Sparrow, Jr. (“Stan”)

Stanley Dale Sparrow, Jr. (“Stan”), a beloved father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother, nephew and friend to many passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2022.  He was 49 years old.      Stan was born on March 16, 1973 in Fort Dix, NJ to Stanley Dale Sparrow, Sr. and Pamela Denise Sparrow.  Stan was raised in the Hampton Roads, VA area and graduated from Tabb High School in Yorktown, VA.  Over the course of his life,…...

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Deacon Berkley Raymond Chandler, Jr.

“Well done, good and faithful servant!” November 16, 2022 will forevermore be a day of celebration for the patriarch of our family, Berkley R. Chandler, Jr. On this day, he gained his wings and joined the angels in Heaven praising the Lord. He fought a good fight and gained his victory in Jesus. We thank you for continuing to be a role model to each one of us. You were the quintessential man of God…...

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Wanda Francine Alston

“I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.” Psalm 7:17 Wanda Francine Alston was born on August 20, 1959 in Chesapeake, VA to the late Marion Wilson, Sr. and the late Ida Mae Wilson. She was one of 15 children born from their union. Wanda was educated in the Chesapeake Public School system. She later attended Portsmouth Beauty School, where she studied…...

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Christine Garris Deloatch

Christine Garris DeLoatch, at the age of 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 11, 2022....

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Carl Gregory, Jr. “Dee”

Carl Gregory, Jr. passed away November 10, 2022....

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Gay LaVonda Rooke

Gay LaVonda Rooke entered into the heavenly realm on November 13, 2022. Growing up in a military family, Gay attended schools in the U.S. and Germany. She graduated in 1982 from Manor High School in Portsmouth, VA, where she was a member of the track and field team and made lifelong friends. She went on to attend Norfolk State University, where she participated in Naval ROTC. Gay resided in the Victory Manor community in Portsmouth,…...

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Shmyrah V. Williams

Shmyrah V. Williams passed away November 13, 2022....

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Nanci Jeanne Burton

Nanci Jeanne (Riedel) Burton of Portsmouth passed away peacefully on November 12, 2022, following a long battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. Nanci was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on January 14, 1956. She was the eldest of three daughters born to Mary Anne and Charles Riedel. Nanci married Gregory Burton on May 2, 1987. The couple had two daughters, Brooke and Paige. She graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in elementary education, but her…...

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Sherman Lee Walton

Sherman Lee Walton passed away November 13, 2022....

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Major F. Riddick, Sr.

Major Franklin Riddick, Sr. began his life’s journey on April 5th 1926 along with his twin brother Miles Thomas Riddick. His parents were the late Ida Young Riddick and Walter A. Riddick Sr.  He was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Major was baptized at the age of 12 at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. He was a dedicated member for many years. He…...

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Adriane Bernice James

Saturday November 12, 2022 while it was peaceful and quiet, Adriane B. James slipped away to be with God. Adriane was born on May 19, 1958 in Norfolk, Va. She was the fourth daughter of the late Melvin and Geraldine James. She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools, graduated from Granby High School in 1976 with honors. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 1981. Adriane was a retired Program Manager with…...

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Sidney Antonio Elliott

Born on January 20, 1953, to Mary and Richard Elliott of West Norfolk, Virginia. Sidney was the baby of six children. His early education began at Southwestern Elementary in Chesapeake, VA. He attended Churchland Middle and Churchland High school in Portsmouth VA. Sidney served his country by joining the United States Army. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army, he ventured out to California to share his love of family with his brothers Richard,…...

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Sheryl Dianne Colley

Sheryl Dianne Colley passed away November 11, 2022....

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Willo Isaac Mayo

Willo Isaac Mayo passed away November 11, 2022....

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Susie Eva Johnson

Susie Eva Johnson passed away November 11, 2022....

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Delores H. Johnson

Delores “Lois” H. Johnson, 77 of Portsmouth, VA passed away on November 10, 2022, at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Lois was born in the Deep Creek Section of Chesapeake, Virginia to the late David E. & Louise Valentine Harris. Delores joined Divine Baptist Church at an early age. Her mother remarried to Linster Humphrey and Delores joined Emmanuel A.M.E. and accepted the Lord as her personal savior. Delores was a member of the…...

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Dorothy Hope England

On Wednesday November 9, 2022 our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, auntie, and friend Dorothy Hope England transitioned from labor to reward. She was born March 7, 1949 to the late Zaph and Odell Jones. She received her formal education through Norfolk Public Schools. She later worked for Sheller-Globe Corporation and Lifetouch Portrait Studios. Our beloved Hope enjoyed spending quality time with her family and loving on her grandbabies. She also took great joy in cooking…...

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Patricia M. Beavers

Patricia Marlene Beavers was the daughter of the late Robbin Holmes-Wilson and Fred Wilson. Patricia graduated from First Colonial High School in June 1999, and attended Tidewater Technical Institution, earning the distinction of Certified Medical Assistant. Patricia loved the medical field and served over 20 years as a medical professional. Patricia was a child of God and loved the Lord; prayer was first and foremost in her life. Patricia loved to sing, enjoyed singing in the…...

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Travoris Demont Harden

Travoris Demont Harden of Suffolk Virginia, was born on July 5,1984. He transitioned into eternal slumber on November 4, 2022. Travoris was the son of Dennis Roosevelt Harden and Annie Knight-Harden. He was a native of Suffolk,Virginia where attended Suffolk Public Schools. He was employed by Gwaltney of Smithfield’s Portsmouth VA location until its closure and then continued his career with TFC Waste & Management Recycling Services. Travoris was charismatic and joyful and had the…...

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Sabrina Louise Butler

  Sabrina Louise Butler departed this Earth on November 4, 2022. Sabrina was born to William and Carrie Hughes in Norfolk, Va. on March 22, 1965. She is predeceased by her husband, Nathaniel Butler Jr., her father William Lewis Hughes and her sister Lathesia Thompson. She spent most of her years in the Berkley area of Norfolk and graduated from Lake Taylor Senior High School. After graduating, she went on to work as a commercial…...

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Gina Lynnette Grant

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, Gina Lynnette Grant was surrounded by love as she went home to be with the Lord. Our beautiful Gina was one of four daughters born to Rosalee Ford and Ret. Master Sergeant Charles E. Ford on January 27, 1956 in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The family eventually settled in Chesapeake, Virginia where Gina was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. After graduating from Deep Creek High School, Gina attended…...

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Russell Allen Saboski

On November 2nd, 2022 Russell Allen Saboski entered to his eternal rest. Russell was born on October 8, 1980 to Estelle Fields and Jackie Lee Saboski. Today we come together to celebrate the gentle soul of Russell Saboski. Russell was unlike any other human being. Today is a very special day because today we finally lay Russell with his love Nicki. Russell was the most energetic when it came to building random things to fishing…...

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Lori Lynn Jones

Lori Lynn Jones was born in Norfolk from Ingleside area to the daughter of the late Margaret & Willie. She was a very active fun loving child who like walking to school on rainy days so that she could jump in the biggest puddle of water she could find.  At an early age, Lori gave her life to Christ and joined First Baptist Lamberts Point.  She attended Norfolk Public Schools where her love for people…...

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Frederic L. Gould

Frederic L. Gould, 73, was born on September 11, 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He passed away on November 6, 2022.  Frederic was also known as Freddie Gould or Fred.  He attended Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburg, PA.  He then went on to join the United States Navy and worked at American Airlines where he retired. He was a Pittsburgh Steeler fan, loved to travel and was a problem solver.  Fred was giving man, with…...

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Willie Lee Lovely, Sr.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7   On Saturday, November 5, 2022, in the mid afternoon hours, God welcomed home our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Willie Lee Lovely, Sr.,  Willie was born on September 3, 1936, in North Carolina to the late Mary Elizabeth Lovely. Willie was a proud retiree from the International Longshoreman Association, (Local 1248) with…...

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Tiara Da’Shae Parson

I will look to the hills from whence cometh my help, my help, cometh from the Lord Psalms 121:1   June 4, 1998, James and Monique were blessed with a beautiful little girl. They named her Tiara Da’shae. She was a true blessing to her family. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. She attended Granby Elementary School. She was active in fine arts during school. She participated in chorus starting at Blair…...

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Marie A. Hill

Marie A. Hill passed away November 3, 2022....

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Catherine Mullen

Catherine Mullen, born in Norfolk, VA to John E. Williams and Virgie Mae Fuller. She transcended into the pearly gates of Heaven on November 6th 2022. Catherine graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She then attended Hicks Academy where she obtained her cosmetology license. She worked for the City of Norfolk as a food service worker for over 35 years. She loved to cook and the food was amazing. She was a faithful member and The…...

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Alton Oliver Young

Alton Oliver Young passed away November 4, 2022....

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Ebony Louisha Parker

Ebony Louisha Parker passed away November 2, 2022....

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Jordan Edward Marshall

Jordan Edward Marshall was born in Virginia Beach, VA on March 23, 1994. He was a force of life that will always remain with us. He passed away on October 30, 2022 while vacationing in Mexico City. He was a student of life, always learning and curious about the world. This desire for learning extended into various travel experiences. He had a true passion for traveling around the world and being completely immersed in the…...

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Lena Mae Moton

On November 2, 2022, our beloved Lena Mae Moton was called home to be with our Lord. Born on October 30, 1939, in Scranton, NC to Sarah and Harvey Burrus, Sr., she was the eldest of nine children. She was predeceased by her brothers Andrus Burrus, Lewis Earl Burrus, Harvey “Bud” Burrus, Jr., sisters Rosie May Williams, Mary Etta Thornton, and Sabrina “Deena” Burrus Brown. Throughout her 83 years on Earth, she was always a…...

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Desiree Nicole Lightfoot

God looked around his garden, and he found an empty place. He then looked down upon Earth and saw your beautiful face. On the morning of October 30, 2022, God sent his angels to bring home our beloved sister, Desiree Nicole Lightfoot. On January 15, 1993, Desiree was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Wanda Marie Lightfoot-Thomas and William Trotter. Desiree was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin, but most of all,…...

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Rosa Lee Futrell Herron

Rosa Lee Futrell-Herron was born April 10, 1951 in Ahoskie, North Carolina to Willie Futrell, Sr. and Ernestine Vaughan Futrell. Rosa Lee was energetic and outgoing serving on various ministries in the church; spearheading organizations a work; and active in the community. As a youth member of First Baptist Church Crestwood, Rosa Lee served on the youth fellowship and the Junior Female Usher board. Later she sang with the Young Adult Choir. As chairperson of…...

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Isiaah Carr

Isiaah Carr passed away October 30, 2022....

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Anna D. White

Anna Delores White was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harry Horton and Annie Henry on December 6, 1932. Embracing life, Anna achieved goals that were important to her. Therefore shortly after graduating from the Philadelphia Public School system, she became a practical nurse. She loved working in the medical field at numerous hospitals until she decided to do private home care for many patients. Anna was united in holy matrimony to George S.…...

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Carolyn Riddick

Carolyn Riddick passed away October 26, 2022....

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Connie Juanita Allen Baker Rice

On Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, Connie Juanita Allen Baker Rice, received her wings and went to walk amongst the angels at age 72. Connie, or “Mother Rice,” as many affectionately called her, was born on April 5th, 1950, in Norfolk, VA, to Welton and Harriet Wood. Connie was a graduate of Norfolk State University and Hampton University and held a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences. She was a servant leader demonstrated in her…...

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Reggie G. Nesmith

Reggie G. Nesmith passed away October 31, 2022....

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Raynette Charnelle Gearing

On November 28, 1989, God loaned Raymond Gearing and Merlene Arrington an angel. This angel was named Raynette Charnelle Gearing and her parents knew that she would make a mark in this world.  On October 29, 2022, our angel went back home to be with the Lord. Raynette was known as a bubbly, cheerful, outgoing, and loving person. At Oscar Smith High School, in Chesapeake, Va, Raynette was a part of several clubs and activities…...

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Wendell McCurry Brown

Legacy of Life Wendell McCurry Brown, born March 14, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia, the ninth child born out of seventeen children to the late Nathaniel Sr. & Bernice B Brown. Wendell obtain his G.E.D in the Job corps, after which he completed honorably several years in the United States Army, with tours in Korea and Vietnam. He worked many years at the Greyhound Bus Garage. He was married to Gwendolyn Davis having one (1) daughter. …...

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Pastor George William Cook, Sr.

George William Cook, Sr., 87, peacefully departed this life to enter eternal rest with the Lord on October 31, 2022, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born to the late James “Jimmie” and Ethel Cooke on October 4, 1935, in Camden, South Carolina. He attended Dunbar High School in Baltimore, MD where he participated in a variety of sports that included wrestling, track, and football. Upon his graduation from Dunbar in 1955, he enlisted…...

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Gladys Eley

Gladys Eley passed away October 31, 2022....

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Beverly R. Brooks-Sykes

On Friday, October 22, 2022, the Lord dispatched Heavenly angels to South Carolina to guide Beverly Brooks, 60, back home to reside with Him forever. It was that day, when her spiritual being, her soul and spirit, left her body and went into the spiritual Kingdom of our Heavenly Father. With Him, she will never experience sorrow, loneliness, pain or grief, but only joy and peace. Beverly was born in Norfolk, VA to Alton and…...

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Antonio D. Faulk

Antonio D. Faulk passed away October 28, 2022....

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Daryl Antoine Johnson

Daryl Antoine Johnson passed away October 27, 2022....

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