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Bessie Mae Little

Bessie Mae Little passed away on March 15, 2022....

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Eshman Martin Bell

On March 14, 2022, the Lord sent his angels to beckon our beloved Eshman Bell home. Eshman Martin Bell affectionally known as Mickey was born April 21, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, the eldest child of Geraldine Bell. Eshman’s family relocated to Bessemer, Alabama, where he was educated and graduated from Jess Lanier High School.  After graduation, Eshman moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he joined the United States Navy. He enjoyed a rewarding career serving in the…...

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Robert J. Eley Jr.

Robert’s wonderful journey in life came to an end on March 14, 2022. He was the first born to the late Gracie and Robert Eley, Sr. on March 19, 1941 in Norfolk, VA. Robert Graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 1960. While in high school, he was an outstanding football player. He received many awards and was awarded a four year scholarship from Norfolk State University. While in college he continued his excellence in…...

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Vivian Olds Lamb

Vivian “Nana” Olds Lamb May 6, 1930 – March 14, 2022 Mrs. Vivian “Nana” Celestine Olds Lamb, originally from Norfolk and Chesapeake VA, peacefully transitioned from this life Monday, March 14, 2022, in the comfort of her loving home surrounded by her immediate family. She was born May 6, 1930 (91) to the late James and Marjorie Elliott-Olds in Norfolk, VA. As a conscientious student, Mrs. Lamb graduated from Booker T. Washington High School of…...

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Ruth Zageris Kaufman

Ruth Kaufman was born on September 20, 1925 in Riga, Latvia. Born Biruta Zageris, she had an idyllic childhood which ended abruptly with the advent of WWII. At the end of the war, as the Soviets were invading, she and her lifelong friend, Renate Liepins, fled by train to Prague, Czechoslovakia and eventually made their way to the American Zone. This is where she met her future husband, Fred Kaufman, a German Jew who immigrated…...

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Lillie Mae Burrell

Lillie Mae Burrell passed away on March 15, 2022....

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Dywanna Renee Harris Copeland

Dywanna Renee Harris-Copeland left her earthly home on March 14, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family. Dywanna is the daughter of the late Clifton Harris and Margert M. Riddick. Dywanna’s childhood began in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, Virginia and later in Chesterfield Heights in Norfolk, Virginia. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and furthered her studies at Virginia Union University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree…...

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Muriel D. Mitchell

The Life Quiet, persistent, joyful, strong, and compassionate – words that vividly describe the qualities of the life lived by Muriel Diris Hargraves Mitchell.  The only daughter born from the union of John and Naomi, Muriel quickly learned from her five brothers how to be strong and resilient.  She often shared how they encouraged her to not cower down to battles but instead meet them head on and fight. Muriel was educated in the Norfolk…...

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Delois Whitfield

Delois Whitfield (Puddin) departed this earthly world on March 11, 2022. She was born on March 30, 1946 to the late Shepherd Lee Whitfield and Edna Whitfield Harris. Delois, known as Puddin, attended school in South Hampton County. In the late 60s she moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she met the late James Brayboy, her partner in life for 30+ years. Delois worked at Old Dominion University in the janitorial department. She was also a…...

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Barry Hicks

Barry Hicks passed away on March 10, 2022....

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Candra Harrison

Remembering Her with Love On Sunday, March 13, 2022, the Lord chose to bring home His earthly angel, Candra Harrison affectionally known by many as Candy. She was the youngest daughter of the late Gloria “Foot” Harrison. Candra was a loving and devoted daughter, 2nd mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was born and raised in Virginia but lived most of her adult years in New York. She recently, returned back to live in Virginia…...

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True Asia Francis

True Asia Francis passed away on March 8, 2022....

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Dennis Howard Jones

Dennis Howard Jones passed away on March 13, 2022....

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Junious Hinton Wiggins

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Junious “June” Hinton Wiggins of Norfolk, Virginia on March 11, 2022 at the age of 79. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; children Diane Seward (David) Virginia Beach, VA, Carol Henderson Baltimore MD, Jerome Norfolk VA, Steven Wiggins Norfolk VA, Tanesha Harris (Marvin) Suffolk, VA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers William Wiggins (Laura) and…...

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Stanley Ray Collins

Stanley Ray Collins was called home from labor to rest on Friday March 11, 2022. He was born on April 3, 1958 to the late Delma White and George Lassiter. Stanley received his education and graduated from the Virginia Beach Public Schools. He was a very humble person with a kind disposition and very funny at times. Anyone who knew him loved him. Stanley loved his family and he cherished the time he spent with…...

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Mattie H. Gregory

Mattie H. Gregory passed away on March 11, 2022....

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Marcella Virginia Coles

On March 9, 2022, Marcella Coles departed to leave for her heavenly home. She was born on April 4, 1940, in a little area of Chesapeake, Virginia called South Hill. As a child, she attended First Baptist South Hill in her early years where she was baptized. Marcella attended South Hill Elementary and on to Carver High School until her senior year. As an adult, she became a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake.…...

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Barry James Watson

arry Watson was born on February 10th, 1947 to Lorraine Shirley Watson and James Otto Watson in Buffalo, New York. He attended Kentucky State University. He served in the United States Army.  He also worked as a Correctional Officer for the state of New York for 35 years. He married the love of his life Pamela Watson on June 6th, 1991. Barry accepted the Lord and joined Praise Tabernacle, where he served in the Choir and was an Usher. Upon relocating to Chesapeake,…...

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Juanita W. Skipper

Juanita W. Skipper passed away on March 7, 2022....

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Gwendolyn McDavid

Mrs. Gwendolyn McDavid was born October 14, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Mr. Calvin Pruitt Sr. and Mrs. Eva C. Pruitt. She was the second daughter of six children Mrs. Gwendolyn McDavid led a very successful life. She graduated from Glenville High School where she excelled in her studies. She received her formal education at Cuyahoga Community College where she took real estate courses.  She went on to own several properties because of…...

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Rose Mary Roper

Rose Mary Roper, age 71, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and close friends on March 12, 2022.  She was born in Ripley County, Indiana on July 21, 1950, the daughter of Estol and Betty Neahousmeyer. Rose was a colorful person loved by many.  She holds a special place in the hearts of those she left behind.  She is going to be dearly missed by her children: Wendy Settlage, Jason (Frances) Martin and Melissa Butts;…...

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Daylen Grey Evans

Obituary Baby Daylen Grey Evans, seven days old transition to heaven in his parents’ arms at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 2022. Daylen is the son of Shania Corbin and Donta Evans, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia. He was the answer to their prayers, and they waited for his birth with joyful expectations. During his brief stay here with us, he gave us a lifetime of love and memories…...

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Irene Kay Francis Belcher

Irene Kay Francis Spencer Belcher transitioned peacefully into eternal life on March 11, 2022. On August 30, 1936, Irene was born in Gum Neck, NC. Her parents were Cardell and Pauline Spencer, both preceded her in death. She was the seventh child of twelve children. She attended school in Columbia, NC. Irene worked as a machine operator for forty years before she retired. Her favorite hobby was shopping for herself and her children. After retirement,…...

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Rena B. Gray

Rena Bradshaw Gray, beloved daughter of John Taylor Bradshaw, Sr. and Ella Nora Horton Bradshaw Riley, was born May 5, 1928 in Manning, SC (Clarendon County).  She departed this life on March 10, 2022.  Rena was raised in a Christian home and attended the family church at Liberty Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Summerton, SC with her family.  She was the second of nine children. Rena was educated in the South Carolina Public School…...

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Orace Jaffe’ Lane

On March 9, 2022 God called one of his children, Orace Jaffe’ Lane home to eternal rest. Orace was the only child to the late Charles Cherry and Elizabeth Morris. He leaves to cherish his beautiful wife of twenty five years Lavern Lane; three daughters, Natanya Bloyd (Toye), Tina Davenport, Natasha Howard (Stuart); one son, Windell Baynard, Jr. (Venus); two sisters, Yvette Jenkins (Tony), Charlene Cradle; one uncle, Horace Lane, Jr.; grandchildren Terrell Cressman, Zsoelle…...

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Tamakia Deshannon Jackson

Our Beloved Tamakia D. Jackson (Meka) departed this life on Tuesday March 8th 2022 Norfolk VA. Tamakia loved working with the elderly and caring for others. She worked for C&R Divine Hands of Care. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugenia Williams and Charles Boyce Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Lorenza L. Fuller Jr. and Jaylen J. Fuller of Norfolk, VA; one sister, Quintia Rowe of Norfolk, VA; three…...

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Lashae Michelle Johnson

LaShae Michelle Johnson affectionately known as “Shae Shae” or “Shaeflame” transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Sentara Heart Hospital.  LaShae was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 20, 1995 to Michael, Sr. and Lolita Johnson. She was graduate of Granby High School class of 2014, graduate from Fortis College as a Medical Assistant in 2016, Centaur College as a Health Informatics in 2019, attended Empire Beauty School and then she…...

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Marion E. Winfield

“She is more precious than rubies” Proverbs 3:15 Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Marion Elizabeth Winfield gracefully accepted the call to rest on March 10, 2022, when she heard the Lord whisper, “Well done, my good and faithful servant, the time is now.” She is now at home, a building not made by man. Marion was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late William Thomas Elliott and Blanche Deloridge Elliott. She was married…...

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Barry Jerron Mayo

Barry Jerron Mayo passed away on March 9, 2022....

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Elder Malcolm Mark McNeal

Elder Malcolm Mark McNeal passed away on March 8, 2022....

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Ruth Mae Travolya Lawton

It is with overwhelming sadness that we are announcing the passing of our mother Ruth Mae Travolya Lawton, on March 8th, 2022 at 7:47am, a day before her 78th birthday. Ruth was an only child and predeceased by her father and mother: Willie and Beatrice Jackson, her husband James Lawton Sr., and daughter Yvette Lawton. She is survived by her other five children: Willie Jackson, James Lawton Jr., Relia (Wardell) Lawton-Mills, Audrey (Tony) Clifton, and…...

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Lawrence Renard Hamlin

Lawrence Renard Hamlin was born to the late Joseph O. Hamlin, Sr. and Sarah L. McClenon Hamlin in Norfolk, Virginia on March 22, 1959.  Lawrence was a native of Norfolk. He was a loving and dependent son, brother, father, uncle, cousin and friend. Lawrence’s smile, sense of humor and good nature touched many lives. He was known throughout the Hampton Roads area and the Carolina’s for his ability to use his hands. He was considered…...

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Georgia Sue Boone-Hicks

Georgia Sue Boone Reynolds Hicks, 77, peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on March 7, 2022.  She was born February 24, 1945 to the late Jason Boone and Flora White Boone.  She was married to the late Vernon Hicks. Georgia was well known for her cooking and telling jokes.  As well as cooking for her family, it extended to the community.  They loved her cooking as much as she loved preparing it.  Georgia had a way of taking bad situations of others and turning them into positive outcomes.  She had a…...

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Edward R. Shambry Jr.

Reverend Dr. Edward R. Shambry Jr. passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at his home.  He was born September 26, 1950, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Edward R. Shambry Sr. and Lula Mae (Edwards) Shambry.  Being reared by Christian parents and under the influence of Christian family members, Pastor Shambry was brought to the First Baptist Church of Lamberts Point in Norfolk, VA as a child.  There he served dutifully and faithfully as…...

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Daryll Rountree

Daryll Rountree passed away on March 5, 2022....

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Helen P. Eason

Helen P. Eason passed away on March 4, 2022....

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Mary Elizabeth White

Deaconess Mary Elizabeth Harris White entered peacefully into eternal rest on March 4, 2022, at the age of 101. Born in Nottoway County, Virginia on September 23, 1920, Mary was the oldest child of the late Charlie Crenshaw Harris and Louise Fitzgerald Harris. Mary was educated at the Nottoway Training School. She married the love of her life, the late Lewis C. White Sr. on October 16, 1939, and to this union was born two…...

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Robert Lee Etheridge Sr.

Robert Lee Etheridge Sr. Obituary On March 06, 2022, GOD called his humble servant, husband, father, grandad, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend from labor to rest. Robert, affectionately known as “Pretty Shirt was born on August 13, 1939 to the late Mr. Nimmo and Theresa Etheridge of Chesapeake VA.  Robert graduated from Crestwood High school of Chesapeake, VA. He retired from Norfolk Equipment as a Forklift Mechanic. He previously worked at Addington Beamon Lumber Co.…...

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Valerie Moye

Valerie Moye passed away peacefully on March 6, 2022 with family and friends by her side.  She was born September 24, 1964 in North Carolina to the late Daisy Sally Louse Moye and Willie Lee Moye Sr.  Valerie was preceded by her late life partner James Bruce Turner. (Butternut); siblings, Flora Mae Sawyer, and Eddie Moye, Sr. Valerie graduated from Indian River High School. She was an active member of Pilgrim Journey Methodist Church. She…...

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Ethel Jean Block

Ethel Jean Block passed away on March 3, 2022....

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Vernon Lee Mann

Vernon Lee Mann, 66, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 12, 2022 in Secaucus, New Jersey. He was born on May 23, 1955 in Suffolk, VA, to the late Mattie Mann and Camel Mann. Vernon grew up in Portsmouth, VA. He attended and graduated from I. C. Norcom High School then was awarded a scholarship in music from Shaw University. Vernon served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. After his tour…...

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Jean M. Grady

Jean M. Grady passed away on March 3, 2022....

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Patsy Phillips

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” – II Timothy 4: 7-8 Patsy A. Phillips was born on February 19, 1930, to the late Bettie Bell and Vie Lee…...

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Alma Deloatch

Alma Deloatch passed away on February 28, 2022....

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Troy L. Pauley

Troy L. Pauley passed away on March 1, 2022....

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James Allen Hooks Sr.

James Allen Hooks Sr. passed away on March 1, 2022....

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Xiante R. Greene

Xiante’ “Doman” Cherry-Greene was a larger-than-life, loving son, brother, uncle, father, cousin, and friend. Despite towering over many in his 6 ft 4 in frame, he was a gentle giant, a big kid at heart and was affectionately loved by all the kids as “Uncle Man” for the goodies he always carried such as cookies, chips, and candy. Doman was the first son born to Monica Greene on December 4th, 1989, at a hefty 9lbs…...

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Bernard Liles

Bernard Liles passed away on March 4, 2022....

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Solomon David Johnson

Solomon David Johnson passed away on March 4, 2022....

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Deborah Ann Belfield

Deborah Ann Belfield passed away on March 2, 2022....

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