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Kelly Clinton Johnson, Jr.

Kelly Clinton Johnson, Jr. was born on December 31, 1957, to Kelly and Susie Johnson in Halifax County, North Carolina. He peacefully answered God’s call to eternal rest on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Kelly was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools system. Later in life, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Kelly was affectionately known to many as Bunkey. He dedicated numerous years to the construction…...

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Tynisha Denise Southerland

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Cynthia R. White

To love and be loved is the greatest gift on earth”. Cynthia’s greatest gift was the love for her family. On the afternoon of January 30, 2024, our beloved Cynthia Reneé White earned her wings as she was called home to glory by the Lord. She was the eldest of four children born on May 21, 1957, to Margie Juanita Hayes, and the late Wilbert Lee. Riddick, Sr. Cynthia was a graduate of Norview High…...

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Bertha Dorothy Boone

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Renea Ballard

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Vivian B. West

Mrs. Vivian (Odessa) Brown West transitioned on January 31, 2024, at the age of ninety-three, in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was born on April 15, 1930, and would have been ninety- four on her next birthday. Vivian was a member of First Baptist Church for over forty years. As a young woman she understood the importance of being obedient to God, a loving family, serving your community and obtaining an education. She was born in Mayesville,…...

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Latonia G. Vaughan

It is with a heavy heart to announce the untimely and sudden death of our dear sister, daughter, mother, and friend, Latonia Vaughan-Goodman on January 30, 2024. Latonia was born to Christopher and Kathleen Vaughan on March 30, 1969 and was the first of three children. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia she attended St. Mary’s Academy, where she was actively involved in the school choir, showcasing her love for music and community. She later…...

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Theresa D. Barrett

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Sharon Denise Goddard

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Kenneth McDaniel Johnson

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Keith Anthony Wright

Keith Anthony Wright, 66, passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2024 in Norfolk, VA. Keith was born March 19, 1957, to Jean and Andy Wright in Richmond VA. He was a graduate of Bowling Green Senior High and attended Old Dominion University where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Keith touched so many lives with his memorable smile, kind heart and gregarious spirit. He was an immensely proud family man who led…...

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Bernice H. Williams

Bernice H. Williams, 93, of Norfolk, Virginia passed away on January 29, 2024. She was affectionately called Bea, Bunny, and/or Bern by family and friends. Bernice was born on September 29, 1930, to the late Trilby Colbert and George J. Holloman in Ivor, Virginia. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1948. She worked as a domestic worker and eventually was employed by Norfolk Public Schools. Bernice was formerly married to the late…...

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Barry Eugene Claiborne

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Ardenia Delois Young

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Elnora Cecelia Foster

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Rosa Lee Hall Willie

Rosa Lee Hall Willie of 1709 Chestwood Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia slipped quietly away into her Father’s arms to eternal rest on Sunday, January 28, 2024.  Rosa Lee, as she was affectionately called by family and close friends, was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 6, 1944.  She was the only child of Johnnie Lee and Edith Hall. Rosa was baptized as a youth in the Baptist faith.  As recently as 2 weeks ago,…...

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Iris F. Spruill

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Robert L. Johnson

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.   I Corinthians 13:13: Robert Lee Johnson was born on November 9, 1943, and departed this earthly life and entered eternal life on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Bobby as he was affectionally known was a native of Norfolk, Virginia the son of the late Paul Elmo Johnson, Jr., and Loriner Long Johnson. Bobby was baptized and reared in the Catholic…...

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Pernel Roosevelt Perry, Jr.

PERNEL ROOSEVELT PERRY, JR. was born on May 27, 1951 at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA, to the late Nettie Westbrook Perry and the late Pernel Roosevelt Perry. He departed this life on January 24, 2024 at Sentara Obici Hospital, with his daughters, Carlette and Tosha, by his side. Pernel grew up in Suffolk, VA and attended public schools here. He worked a variety of jobs in Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News, VA. His…...

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Solomon Junie Cuffee, Jr.

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Annie Carolyn Buie

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Sandra Nixon

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Clara Louise Griffin

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Marie E. Todd

Marie E. Davis (Burnett) Todd was born on June 4, 1921, in Suffolk, Virginia to the late Willie Davis and late Mary L. (Davis) Mills.  She was the sister of the late Mildred Davis Gordon, the late Ruby Stewart, the late James Davis, and the late Lester Davis.  She departed this life January 24, 2024, in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her early years were spent in Drivers, Virginia. She was educated in the Suffolk Public School System…...

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Rodney Jerome Lee

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Darlene Gaynor

On Thursday,  January 18, 2024 our beloved and cherished Darlene Gaynor passed away peacefully while surrounded by family.  She was born in Norfolk, VA on August 31, 1956 to the late Claude and Julia Gaynor. She enjoyed working in the yard, cooking, cleaning, painting and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. Darlene couldn’t get enough of watching Columbo, Perry Mason and Matlock. She was very handy and could fix almost anything. Darlene was a very devoted…...

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Mattie Adele Evans

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Johnny M. Burden

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Linwood Tyrone Jones, Sr.

Linwood T. Jones, born on August 31, 1949, in Portsmouth, Virginia, passed away on January 24, 2024, at 74 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Earlvon T. Jones and the late Clarise Herbert. Linwood graduated from I.C Norcom High School and dedicated his career to the Beltline Railroad, starting as a brakeman and eventually being promoted to conductor. A proud member of Union 854, Linwood’s hard work and dedication left an…...

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Tyrone Lee Hollis

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Tishaun M. Oliver

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Joyceann Greenidge

Joyceann was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 26, 1953, to the late Josephine Whitaker. Saved, sanctified, holy ghost filled, and ‘Blessed and Highly Favored’, Joyceann Greenidge, was 70 years old when she went home to be with our Lord and Savior on January 21, 2024, in Norfolk, Virginia. Joyce was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife. As a proud and strong mother, she raised her children through love, discipline, education, humor and taught…...

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Gertrude Talley

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Ava Brooks

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Gregory Alan Gay

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Solomon Moore, Jr.

Solomon Moore, Jr. was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 8, 1948. He was one of seven children born to the late Solomon, Sr. and Ida Simmons Moore. On Monday, January 22, 2024, Solomon entered into eternal rest. Solomon was affectionately known as “Junie” by loved ones and he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Although he was a “man of few words,” Solomon’s silence was his strength and when he did have something to say, folks listened. Solomon enjoyed yard…...

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Melvin “Bones” Smith, Sr.

Melvin “Bones” Smith, Sr.  73 departed this earthy life on Monday, January 22, 2024. He was born in Norfolk, VA to Annie Sugars Smith and the late Frank Smith, Jr. He was the fourth out of six children. Melvin received his education in Norfolk County, Virginia, (now Norfolk City) public schools, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School. He later became a Merchant Seaman with the Military Sealift Command (MSC), and then worked for the…...

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Gregory G. Parker, Sr.

Gregory (Greg) Gerard Parker Sr., 58, of Chesapeake, VA. passed peacefully into eternal rest on January 20, 2024. Greg was the son of George Parker Jr. (deceased) and Gladys Washington.  He grew up in the Norview area of Norfolk and Cavalier Manor, Portsmouth and attended both Manor HS and Indian River HS.  In 1983, he enlisted into the United States Army and served as a military police officer at Fort Hood, Texas until 1987.  After…...

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Jesse Earlwin Featherston, Sr.

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Shirley Louise Small

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Rodney Jerome Lee

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Martin Ronald Ferguson

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George Caronzo McGaskey

On Thursday, January 18,2024, our beloved George McGaskey was called home to the loving arms of our Lord and Savior for his eternal rest. George, called Ronnie by some and Godfather by others, was a loving, compassionate husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, relative, and a friend. George was born February 17,1945 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Aljay and Josephine McGaskey. He was baptized and became a member of Celestial Baptist Church in the Mt. Hermon community of Portsmouth, Virginia. Even as he…...

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Shanarde M. Wilson

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Pastor William M. Harris, Sr.

Reverend William Harris Sr, a longtime pastor of Mount Olivet Baptist Church, exchanged this earthly life for his heavenly home on January 16, 2024. Pastor Harris was born on July 4, 1943 to the late Mrs. Sirreather Harris and William Harris.  Pastor William Harris had a family whom he loved dearly and he showed that love daily through actions and knew his family loved him in return. He leaves to cherish his memory: the great love…...

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Tylik Simmons

Tylik Simmons was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 11,  2001. He was born to Jacqueline Simmons. He passed away on January 3, 2024 . Tylik who we called “Ty” or “Jack Boii” was raised by his predeceased grandmother, Ethel Simmons, who he referred too as “Ma” and grandfather, Lonnie Joseph Simmons. Ty had a big personality and a wonderful sense of humor. Tylik grew up in a big family with a lot of cousins…...

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Ray L. Sessoms

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Kayren L. Harris-Norflett

Kayren L. Harris Norflett, 60, of Virginia Beach, Virginia transitioned to her eternal home on January 18,2024 to rest peacefully with her parents, Sylvester and Ella Mae Harris. Karen, the most loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend, is survived by her husband Brandon (Godzeem) Norflett, daughters Brandy Harris and Sharada Bolton (Bernard), grandchildren Angele, Aneisa, Arynn, Ahmad, Ahmeir, DeSean, Imani, and Aniya, great-grandchildrenMakyla and Jennesys. She is also survived by sisters Gwen,…...

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Kevin LaMarr Bright

Kevin LaMarr Bright 45, also known to many as “Sketch” and “Jakhm” entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. He was born November 17, 1978 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Donnie Lee Morgan and Joan V. Bright. Kevin attended Portsmouth Public Schools and later received his GED. He was predeceased by his father, Donnie L. Morgan. He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Niyana Dildy; mother, Joan V. Bright; brother, D’Yon…...

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Carrie O. Clark

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin, Carrie O. Clark entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at her home in the care of her loving family. Carrie was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late William Thomas Elliott and Blanche Delbridge on April 30, 1942. She was married to the late William Henry Clark and to this union there were two children, Eugene and Nicole. She was educated in the Norfolk County…...

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