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Paul Torres, Jr.

Paul Torres Jr. was born to the late Pablo and Ofelia Torres on January 23, 1954 in Kendleton,Texas. On April 2, 2024, Paul departed this life at the age of 70. He is survived by two children Lisa Wilson (Donte Wilson) and Dominique Torres (Lexi Torres). Paul is also survived by his former wife, Robin Torres. Paul had four grandchildren, two sisters, Elecia Delgado, Sara Zambrana, and a host of family and friends. Paul served…...

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Clarius Marzell Dozier

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Justina Louvina Lavendar

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Melvina Sanderlin-Simmons

Our beloved mother, Melvina Sanderlin-Simmons, 70, passed away on April 7, 2024, in Norfolk, Virginia after battling Breast Cancer. Melvina was born in Windsor, North Carolina on December 3, 1953, and predeceased by her mother, Fannie R Sanderlin, father Lewis T Sanderlin, and biological father William Kelly Etheridge; her daughter Valisha S. Sanderlin; and siblings: Verna Mae Sanderlin, Mary Smallwood, Dorothy Sanderlin Bond, Sarah Sanderlin, Edward Sanderlin, Norman Sanderlin, Turner Sanderlin, Beula Merritt, Zanobia Gail Watson, William K. Etheridge Jr., and Orville A. Etheridge. Melvina grew…...

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Tony J. Hicks

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Eric Douglas Coleman

During the early morning sunrise on April 5th, the love of my life, Dr. Eric Douglas Coleman, was called home to be with the Lord. Eric was born to Thomas and Alice Coleman on February 21, 1951, in New York. Eric was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Kenny Taylor, and Thomas E. Coleman.  Eric graduated from Port Richmond High School (NY) and continued his educational journey by earning a bachelor’s degree…...

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James Alexander Owens, Jr.

James “Big Daddy” Alexander Owens, Jr., 71, of Norfolk, Virginia passed away at his home in Clarksville, Tennessee on April 4, 2024, with family by his side. He was born February 28, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia to James Alexander Owens and Mabel Eloise Owens. James met his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Inez Harris-Owens in Virginia, and they were married on September 1, 1973. Throughout the course of their union, they had three children: Adriene, Kamesha, and…...

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Laura A. McGill

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Messiah Amir Vines

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Lonnie “Ba-Boy” Cherry

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Almira Y. Barnes

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Shawan “Cookie” Corprew

Shawan Lynette “Cookie” Corprew entered this earthly life on October 19, 1971. She was born to Robert Todd and Vynell Mellerson. She transitioned from this life to eternal rest on April 1, 2024. Shawan was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools and a graduate of Deep Creek High School. She furthered her education at Tidewater Community College where she earned an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. She was employed in various careers, including a teacher. She continued…...

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Margie Ann Robinson

The beloved Margie Ann Ward Robinson, 81, passed away on April 1, 2024, in Stafford, Virginia after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Margie was born in South Carolina on Jan. 4, 1943, to Mrs. Uarriah B. Ward and Mr. Andrew Ward. She was one of eight children born to her parents. Her parents moved from South Carolina to Virginia when Margie was a toddler. She grew up in Norfolk and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington…...

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Laila Monae McKnight

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Edwin L. Burrell, Sr.

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St. Adele F. Scott

St. Adele F. Scott sleeps in victory....

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Marshall William Sinclair

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Kevin Thomas Davis

Kevin Thomas Davis earned his wings 29 of March 2024. He was born 28 of February 1966 in Hampton, Virginia to the late Rev. Herbert H. Davis, Sr. and Annie M. Davis (nee Parker). In his early years he was active in the church at First Baptist Church Lincoln Park, Hampton, Virginia, where his family attended. He is a graduate of Phoebus high school in Hampton Virginia class of 1984. Kevin excelled in football and…...

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Antonio Thorne

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Ethan Raynard James

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Mary Louise Simmons

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Bobby W. Braden

Bobby Wayne Braden, Sr. was born on October 3, 1947 to the late Edward and Harriet Calbert Braden in Lynnville, TN. When Bobby was born he was not alone; he was accompanied by his twin sister Mary Elaine and during his last days he was  still being supported by his twin.  He would summon her in the wee hours of the morning by calling her name.  She would go to him and he would put in his…...

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James E. Lamb, Jr.

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Larry Donnell Raynor

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Jean Katherine Harrison

Jean Katherine Harrison, fondly known as Kathy to those closest to her, departed from this world peacefully at Birchwood Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Home on March 29, 2024, at the age of 74. She was born on January 7, 1950, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Daniel A. and Audrey E. Harrison. Kathy’s journey through life was marked by a vibrant spirit and a strong personality. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in…...

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Neva Lillian Blake

Neva Lillian Moses Blake was born on August 23, 1940, in Capeville, Virginia, to the late James T. and Maggie Moses. At an early age, she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and became a member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Capeville, VA. On Sunday, March 24, 2024, Neva fell asleep in death and is now free from hurt and pain. Neva was educated in the public schools of Northampton County, Virginia. She went on to…...

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Ethel Legrand

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Velma Lynnette Elliott Drew

Velma Lynnette Elliott Drew was born on September 21, 1957 to the late Richard and Clara Elliott. She was the youngest of nine children. Early schooling was in Norfolk County, VA. In 1976, Velma graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, VA. She had some college education and was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her greatest accomplishment was her being a “BAB” Born Again Believer! Glory! Hallelujah! Velma accepted the invitation of repentance and received salvation…...

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Bessie Mae Henry

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Milton Willie Hunt

Elder Milton Willie Hunt, 73, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Elder Hunt was the pastor of Grace Holiness Church and was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Ghost. Elder Hunt was born on April 2, 1950, in Portsmouth, VA. He would go on to be a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, graduating from Norcom High School. He met, married, and loved, until her passing,…...

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Andre T. Parker

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, God called Andre T. Parker home to rest at the age of 53. He was born on June 29, 1970, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Fletcher Sr. and Delorice Parker. He was preceded in death by his father Fletcher Parker Sr., Mother Delorice Parker, and Brother Dwight Parker. In his younger years, Andre had various interests such as spending time with his pets, playing baseball and writing poetry. He attended Granby High School where he played baseball and football. Afterward, Andre studied general…...

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Ganell Tyler

Ganell “G” Tyler (Fonville) passed away on March 24, 2024, in Raeford, North Carolina surrounded her by family at the age of 70. She was born on March 23, 1954, in Duplin County.  Ganell graduated from Richlands High School in Richlands, NC. Ganell will be remembered as a kind, generous, funny, energetic, creative, loving, and proud mother, grandmother, wife and friend. Throughout her life, Ganell left a memorable mark on everyone she met. Her kindness…...

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Darrin Antonio Cuffee

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Andrea Howard Edwards

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Timothy A. Anthony

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Christopher Richardson

Christopher “Chris” Richardson was born on June 19, 1967, to the late Vance Richardson and Dorothy Jones in Newark, New Jersey. He later moved to Richmond, Virginia with his family while still a young child. Chris accepted Christ at an early age and attended Fifth Street Baptist Church in Richmond, where he also enjoyed going to Skate Land with family and friends. In 2016, Christopher met the love of his life Monica. They later joined hands in Marriage…...

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Tislam Gary

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Beulah Mae Wilkins

Beulah Mae Wilkins was born to the late Jessie Mae Moore on July 4, 1959. She was called to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Lewes, Delaware. Beulah who was affectionately called Mae attended Portsmouth Public Schools. Mae was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and wore many hats Mae was a lover of all things family, music, hand dancing, and the Commanders. She was predeceased by…...

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Patricia Ann Walker

Patricia Ann Walker was born on August 15, 1950, to the late Inez McInnis Hurt and Johnny Lee Perkins. Patricia gained her wings on March 24, 2024. She was our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. Patricia or as most liked to call her, “Trishann” was someone very dear to our hearts. Whether she was your friend or family, she was one of those rare lights that helped keep everybody together. With…...

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William Willis Woods

William Willis Woods, better known as Woody, or Billy, was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on November 15, 1941, to parents Samuel Moxley Woods and Carrie Elizabeth Williams. Billy attended public schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he entered the United States Navy in 1959 and retired in 1982. He met the love of his life Barbara Anderson, and they were married in 1970.  Billy delighted in golf, culinary pursuits, and treasured gatherings with family and friends,…...

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Magdalene Patricia Eborn

On Saturday morning March 23, 2024 Magdalene Patricia Eborn, affectionately known as “Mag” departed this life and gained her heavenly wings. She was the beautiful daughter of the late William E. Winder and Alean T. Winder born on December 15, 1946 in Norfolk, VA. She was a “Faith” based believer who loved the Lord. Wearing many “hats” in the church, you would find her in the choir, ushering or serving as a trustee. Mag grew…...

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Jeffrey T. Boone

Mr. Jeffrey Torres Boone of the 1100 block of Wilcox Ave went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2024 at home. Jeffrey T. Boone was born on November 29, 1961 in Portsmouth General Hospital to the late Charlie L. Boone, Sr. and Freda M. Boone. Jeffrey’s nickname was “Top Dog”, he was a diehard San Francisco 49’er’s Fan to the heart. His second love was carpentry and building. He was employed with Ace…...

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Doris Hill

Doris Hill, 74, of Chesapeake, VA, peacefully transitioned from this life to her heavenly reward on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, after a brief illness, at her home in Chesapeake, VA. Doris was born on June 26, 1949, to John R. Hill and Stella S. Hill in Courtland, VA. After graduating from Granby High School in 1968, she worked at Virginia International Terminals and retired after  38 years. Doris was a long-time Mount Pleasant Baptist Church member and was baptized at a young age.…...

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Hosea Scott

Hosea Scott, 87, was born August 22, 1936 to the late William Henry Scott and Carrie Bell Easley- Scott of South Hill, Virginia. On Monday, March 18, 2024 Hosea was called from labor to reward at Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by family.  Hosea Scott attended George Washington Carver High school. He displayed an exceptional talent for athletics, excelling in high school sports. As a standout athlete he represented G.W Carver with distinction, earning numerous accolades…...

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Raymond L. White

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Leslie B. Hannah

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Kenneth Bernard Payton, III

Kenneth Bernard Payton III, 31, of Suffolk, VA , departed us to be with his parents on March 20, 2024. Kenny Payton, affectionately known as “KP,” was born in Suffolk, VA in 1992 to Ken Payton, Jr. and Wendy Smith.   KP attended Kings Fork High school where he graduated in 2010, before studying computer science at Norfolk State University. As a child, Kenny was joyful and spontaneous. He loved singing R&B music and played little…...

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Chiquita Francine Woodson

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Ornest J. Poole

On March 15, 2024, Ornest J. Poole, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, departed this life at his home. He was born to Juanita and Ornest Sanderson and was a proud native of Virginia Beach. Ornest received his formal education from Virginia Beach Public School System, graduating from Kempsville High School, and went on to serve his community with dedication and passion. With a career spanning over three decades with the Chesapeake Public School System and Camelot Nursing Home, Ornest retired from Chesapeake Public Schools after…...

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Ginny Marie Lawson

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, the angels of God came and took Ginny Marie Lawson, 35 of Chesapeake, VA to her eternal rest. Ginny was born May 26, 1988 to Thomas D. Gibbs (deceased) and Donna F. Thomas Gibbs in Chesapeake, VA. Ginny was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools, graduating from Western Branch High School. She enjoyed thrifting, traveling, spending time with her family and online shopping. Ginny was employed with the United States Postal…...

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