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Racheal Adell Dent

On September 9, 2022, Racheal Adell Dent entered eternal rest and was welcomed into the loving arms of God. The youngest of three children, Racheal was born to proud parents, Patricia Speller-Dent and Terrence Dent on October 26, 1988 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Beautiful, inside and out, Racheal was a happy child who could brighten any room with her infectious smile.  Racheal lived life aloud, to the fullest, and in her uniqueness. She was cool,…...

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James W. Orr, Sr.

Family.  James W. Orr, Sr. was born to the late Boysie F. Orr and Leola M. Spinks on August 19, 1939, in Ramseur, North Carolina. He spent his early years in North Carolina and Alabama before moving to Detroit, MI, with his father, stepmother, Ollie Orr, and sister Margaret in the mid-1940s. James attended Northwestern High School in Detroit, MI, and was an active member of the football and track teams.  James met his wife, Louise,…...

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Angel Denise Haynes

Angel Denise Haynes passed away September 4, 2022....

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Kenny Lee Winborne

Kenny Lee Winborne, affectionately known as K, Da, Papa, Clint, Black, and Pops, 55, was called home on Monday, September 12, 2022. Kenny was born on January 11, 1967, in Franklin, Virginia to the late John Henry Winborne Jr. and Sylvia Lee Winborne.  He was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools and employed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 15 years. Kenny was also an employee of Smithfield Foods for 25 years. Kenny enjoyed karate and was…...

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Patricia W. Jones

Patricia W. Jones was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 12, 2022.  She was born November 17, 1942 to the late Floyd and Verneice Whitehurst in Norfolk, VA.  She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond M. Jones, Jr. and two brothers: Floyd, Jr. and Lennell.  She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, where she met her husband of 49 years. To this union was born two…...

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Florine Isabelle Smith

Florine Isabelle White was born on August 4, 1929 in Princess Anne County to Clarence & Gertrude (Green) White. Florine was the youngest of six (6) children; all who precede her in death. Theodore White, died at birth; Clarence White (Little Man) died 1/23/1989; Earl Floyd White, died 7/1/1991; Ulysses White (Tookum), died 11/12/1993; Michael White, died 2/10/1995. Her parents precede her in death, Clarence passed on 7/6/1964 and Gertrude passed 3/30/1981. She was the…...

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James Lee Watson

James “Stimmie Wolf” Watson answered the Lord on September 06, 2022 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Zenora Marie Watson Sparrow and Howard Lee Watson. Also, a son Kareem Smith; one sister, Stephanie M. Watson and 1 brother, Robert Lee Watson. Stimmie was an Army Veteran in the Vietnam War. He worked at Lone Star (Tarmac) and Branson Cement Company for several years. His passion was working on…...

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Tavian Khaleil Obey

Tavian Khaleil Obey passed away September 4, 2022....

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John M. Bailey, Jr.

Celebrating the life and legacy of John M. Bailey, Jr., who departed this life on September 7, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine S. Bailey of 54 years and father of John M. Bailey, III, Christopher M. Bailey, and Nykia J. Bailey. He was born to the parents of John Bailey, Sr. and Rebecca Brooks on November 11, 1947 in Norfolk, VA.   John graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1966 and enlisted in the US Marine Corps during his senior year of high school. John was…...

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LaTanya Devonne McClain

Latanya Devonne McClain passed away after a courageous fight with a short illness on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 at Atrium Cabarrus Hospital in Concord, NC. surrounded by family and friends. She calmly went to live with the angels. She was born Feb 3, 1984 in Chesapeake, Va. to Lucius and Linda Loftin. Latanya graduated from Indian River High School with high academic honors. After graduation she attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. where she…...

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Alexander D. Hayes

Alexander D. Hayes passed away September 7, 2022....

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Dorine F. Ward

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Lord called his daughter, Dorine F. Ward home. Dorine was born October 25, 1942 in Nansemond County, Virginia to Floyd and Emma Faulk. She was the third child born to her parents. Dorine was educated in the Suffolk Public School System at East Suffolk High School. Dorine married Eli Ward, Jr. in Nansemond County on April 13, 1964 and together they had eight children. She was a homemaker and…...

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Mother Lillie Mae Harris

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, another angel was called home. Mother Lillie Mae Harris was born March 2nd, 1936, in Gaffney, South Carolina, to King David and Peal D. Littlejohn. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School. In 1955 she married the love of her life Benjamin Franklin Harris known to many as Papa Joe, from this union they had three children. Mother Harris “Booba” worked as a chef for Lone Pine Restaurant and…...

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James Edward Johnson, Jr.

Deacon James Johnson, Jr was born on July 10, 1927 in Camden County, North Carolina to James Sr and Minnie Johnson.  He graduated valedictorian of his class from Currituck County Training High School in 1945 and married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life Deaconess Dollie Johnson on August 30, 1947. Eventually they settled in the Tidewater area and together raised three children in Portsmouth. For many years Dad worked two and three…...

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Melchurrie Earl Hargraves

Melchurrie Earl Hargraves passed away August 31, 2022. He is survived by his children: Gabriel Scott, Jalisa Scott, and Churrio Scott; and grandchildren: R’Jay Rose (2) and Chase Scott (4wks)....

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Esther Scott Land

Esther Scott Land passed away September 2, 2022....

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Willie Herman Williams, Jr.

Willie Herman Williams, Jr., finished his courageous battle on September 6, 2022. Willie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 23, 1959, to the late Willie Herman Williams, Sr., and Ruth Evelyn Williams. He was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School System and traveled the world as a Merchant Seaman for a number of years. He later worked as a long distance truck driver until his early retirement. Willie loved football and was an…...

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Earlene Mack

A Life to be Remembered It is said that there are three words in the English language that are more solemn than all others. They are Life, Death, and Eternity.   Life Life began for Earlene Mack on April 3, 1941 in Glarendon County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Lela Mack. The family moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she attended Norfolk Public Schools. Earlene went to New York and…...

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Jailynn A’Rihana Santiful

Jailynn A’Rihana Santiful passed away September 3, 2022....

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Shelena A. Walker

Shelena A. Walker passed away September 5, 2022....

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Doris Foster

Doris B. (Gorham) Foster, 87, died Monday, August 29, 2022, at Mohun Healthcare Center in Columbus, OH. A native of Norfolk, VA, Doris was born February 17, 1935, and was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Before relocating to Columbus, OH in 2012 to be with her daughter, she was a faithful member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Norfolk, VA. She was baptized Catholic while attending St.…...

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George Deloatch, Jr.

George Deloatch, Jr. passed away September 6, 2022.  ...

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Gail Viola Jernigan

Gail Viola Jernigan passed away September 4, 2022....

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Johnny Edward Drewitt

Johnny Edward Drewitt passed away September 5, 2022....

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Ernell D. Stephenson

Ernell DeLoatch Stephenson, age 82, passed quietly and peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, September 5, 2022, in her home city of Portsmouth, VA. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Benah DeLoatch and sister of the late Edward Godfrey DeLoatch. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Earl Stephenson, Sr. She is survived by; her son Dr. Earl Stephenson, Jr. (Robyn), daughter Sharon Ladawn Stephenson, granddaughters Taylor Dianne Stephenson…...

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Deshaunta Renai Baker

DeShaunta Renai Baker 31, was born in Portsmouth, VA to Robert Veal and Devonna Clark. She received her wings on Saturday, September 3, 2022 as she took her flight from this earthly realm. DeShaunta attended and graduated from Churchland High in 2009. She later attended Strayer University where she was majoring in Accounting. DeShaunta was employed with Wendy’s, where she met her prince charming, her husband Ronnie.  She later gained employment with Hardees where she…...

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Cynthia Anne Warren

Grief never ends, but it changes It’s a passage not a place to stay.  Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.” Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted.”  (Matthew 5:4) On Thursday, September 1, 2022, God called Cynthia A. Warren home to rest. Affectionately known as “Cindy.”  She was born on April 27, 1958.  She was educated in the Norfolk Public School…...

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Nancy Lewis Jones

Nancy ‘Nan’ Lewis Jones was the first of seven children born to the late Allen Washington and Virtley Ballard Jones. She attended Suffolk, VA, public schools and graduated from East Suffolk High School in 1958. As a youth, Nancy was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir under the direction of Essie Clark. She also sang in her high school choir, participating in State and All-State Festivals at local Virginia colleges. Nancy…...

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Dennis Morgan Tabron

On July 27,1951 a candle was lit for Dennis Morgan Tabron and burned brightly for 71 years and then began to dim and flicker and expired September 3, 2022, a flight of angels sang him to his rest. He leaves to celebrate his life and continue his legacy: his faithful and loving wife, Mary H. Killebrew-Tabron and their 2 handsome young men, Ketia and Dominic; 2 granddaughters, Jada and Cassidy; 2 brothers, Franklin (Doryce) Tabron,…...

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Vander Lee Coltrane

Vander Lee Coltrane, affectionately known as (Crip) was born July 28, 1949 to the late James and Vera Stubbs Coltrane in Moore County, North Carolina. He transitioned on Saturday, September 3, 2022 to be with the Lord. Vander played in the I. C. Norcom High School Band mastering the horn instrument, and graduated with the Class of 1968.  Vander enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps January 1, 1971. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam…...

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James Anthony Liggins

James Anthony Liggins passed away September 3, 2022....

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Barbara Curtistine Robinson

And God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain; for the former things are passed away. Revelations 21:4 On September 1, 2022, the Lord called Barbara into eternal rest and welcomed her safely into His loving arms. Barbara C. Robinson was born to the late Emanuel R. Robinson, Sr., and Josephine O. Robinson in Chesapeake, VA on May 7, 1957. Barbara will be…...

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Jory Monguel Johnson

Hey everybody, you are reading this because I received the greatest promotion of my life. God, in His sovereignty, called me home to glory and I answered on the morning of August 31, 2022 in James City County, Virginia. I was born on February 13, 1988 (an international holiday) in Portsmouth, Virginia to my mom, the late Erica Christie Johnson-Blow.  She and my grandmother, the Late Mother Margaret Johnson, reared me in the fear and…...

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Leon Hill

Leon Hill, the son of the late Eva Mae Hill, and the late James Clifton Whitaker was born on May 13, 1956, in Tillery, NC. He departed his earthly life on September 2, 2022, at the Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Leon received his education at Halifax County Public Schools. Leon accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined Dome of Canaan Baptist Church in 2000 under the leadership of Dr. Theodore R.…...

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Lisa Dianne Hoggard-Palmer

On Wednesday evening August 31, 2022 our beloved wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend Mrs. Lisa Dianne Hoggard Palmer departed to be with the Lord. She was the first born child to the late Andrew Joe Hudgins, Jr. and surviving Ruth Elizabeth Taylor Grimes in Norfolk,Virginia. She was also the first granddaughter to the Hudgins and Taylor families. Lisa graduated from Norview High School in 1984 and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science, in Business, from…...

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Lawrence Prescott Horton

Lawrence Prescott Horton passed away September 1, 2022....

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Laster Leroy Dance, Sr.

Laster Leroy Dance, Sr., better known to family and friends as “Leroy,” was born to Robert Dance, Sr. and Ella Thornton, on January 11, 1952, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Leroy graduated from Northeastern High School, Elizabeth City,  NC. He was a plumber at Smith and Keene for 30 years, retiring in 2019. Leroy was a loving husband to Connie Dance for 44 years, a wonderful father to Laster Dance, Jr. and LaVonda Dance, and grandpa…...

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Peter H. Jones, Sr.

Peter H. Jones, Sr. passed away August 31, 2022....

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Vernon Augustus Billups

Vernon A. Billups, Sr., 92, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on August 30. Born on January 10, 1930 in Norfolk, Virginia, Vernon was the the 6th of 12 children born to the late Samuel and Katie Billups. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheilah Terry, three of his sisters and six of his brothers. A 1949 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Vernon spent three years in the U.S. Air Force…...

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Rodrigo Alipo Inocencio

Rodrigo Alipo Inocencio passed away August 26, 2022....

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Carol Laverne Elliott King

Carol LaVerne Elliott King was born in Portsmouth, VA on July 29, 1949 to Florence H. Brewer and Vernon Elliott, Though her parents divorced when she was a toddler, she would be raised by William H. “Daddy Brewer.” She was the apple of her maternal grandparents’ eyes. She gave her life to Christ at the age of six and was baptized at Zion Baptist Church. As a young girl, she learned to play the piano, was involved in the…...

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Daniel E. Coley

“God saw the road was getting rough The hills were hard to climb, He gently closed his loving eyes And whispered, “peace be thine.”  Brother Daniel E. Coley beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and father-in-law, peacefully departed this life and went home to be with his heavenly father on Monday, August 29, 2022 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was not alone; his eldest daughter Sheryl Renee was by his side.…...

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Curtis Leon Whidbee

After a lengthy illness, Curtis went to sleep in the arms of Jesus, Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Waterside Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk, VA. Curtis was born in North Carolina to the late Mary Wright and Curtis Whidbee on June 4, 1948. He was reared by Mary and James Wright and his village was the late Woodrow and Willie “Dot” Whidbee. He worked at Earl’s Market, Starr Foods and Belo Supermarket; and retired from Food…...

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Laura Bell Lea

Laura Bell Lea, 74, of LaPorte Indiana, entered into time on February 17, 1948, and stepped into eternity on August 26, 2022.  She is the eldest daughter to the union of Roy Jones and Ida L. (Williams) Jones.  Laura valued education.  She graduated from Richland High School in Essex, Missouri, received her B.A in Nursing at Valparaiso University and went on to obtain her PhD in Divinity at United Seminary.  She used her compassion, knowledge,…...

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Shirley Bowdry Pegram

Shirley Mae Bowdry Pegram, 79, of Chesapeake departed from this life with love and comfort on August 28, 2022, at home with her family. She was born on May 3, 1943, in Portsmouth, Virginia to Essie Mae and Terry Bowdry. Shirley attended Portsmouth Public Schools and aspired to become a teacher at a very young age. She would always say, “I am a born teacher.” She attended the Virginia State College, Norfolk Division where she…...

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Leila Nevaeh Hobbs

Leila Nevaeh Hobbs, affectionately known as “The Unicorn Princess”, was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 11, 2016 to Ashley & LaTavis Hobbs. She was the youngest of 6. From the very beginning, she was only given 6months to live  but God allowed her to share 6 amazing  years with her family & friends. Leila brought  joy to everyone she came in contact with. She was so full of personality and attitude. Her whole life she was…...

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Bobby James Ward, Sr.

Bobby James Ward, Sr. was born on September 18, 1948, in the town of Cleveland, North Carolina to the late Lee Homer Ward and Claudia Randall. Bobby, with family by his side, peacefully departed this life in Chesapeake, Virginia on August 28, 2022.  Bobby was affectionately known as “Jump Shot”, “Pops”, “Pa-Pa” & “Bob”. Having been raised in a family rooted in strong Christian beliefs and unbreakable family ties, he always knew he was loved. His…...

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Elder Clifton Eloise Harrell

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, Elder Clifton Eloise Harrell of Chesapeake, Virginia, entered eternal rest with our Lord and Savior. Elder Clifton Eloise Harrell was born on May 25, 1935, in Norfolk County, Virginia, now Chesapeake, to parents Willie C. Harrell Sr. and Bloundener Blount Harrell. He was the seventh of eight siblings who grew up in the South Hill area of the county. Elder Harrell attended South Hill and Providence Schools.  He met the…...

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Carolyn Denise Heckstall

Carolyn Denise Heckstall passed away August 26, 2022....

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Myaja N. Wilson

Myaja N. Wilson passed away August 27, 2022....

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