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Janie L. Ward

Janie L. Ward passed away April 27, 2018....

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Mary Lydia Nelmes

Mary Lydia Nelmes of Deep Creek passed away on April 26, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. She was born on September 26, 1933 in Norfolk, VA to the late Olivia and William Clark. Mary was a social worker for the State of Pennsylvania for 20 years. She is an alumnus of North Carolina A & T State University and Morgan State University. Along with her parents Mary is predeceased by her husband, Charles Nelmes Jr.; brothers,…...

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Theron Nathaniel Johnson

Theron Nathaniel Johnson, 47, of Norfolk, Virginia passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was born on December 25, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia to Earlene Pelham (Davis) and Larry Davis. Surviving Theron are his mother Earlene Pelham (Davis), four sisters Simone Johnson-Rogers of Norfolk, VA,  Lakisha Davis of Norfolk, VA, Veronica Pelham of Norfolk, VA, and Monette May (Keith) of Richmond, CA; two brothers Lovell Davis of…...

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Tarzan Edwin Dole

Tarzan Edwin Dole passed away April 26, 2018....

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Ethelyne Fuller

Ethelyne Fuller, 57, passed away on April 23, 2018 at Depaul Medical Center, Norfolk, VA. Ethelyne was born on July 7, 1960 to the late Emma Harper and James Finney.  She attended the University of Honolulu, HI. She retired after 20 years of faithful service to the U.S. Navy, followed by additional 20 years’ service as a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ethelyne was a member of the Fishers of Men. She leaves…...

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Treveon James Chesson

Treveon James Chesson was born on February 4, 2017. He went home to God on April 25, 2018 at the age of one. Treveon will be forever remembered and loved by his mother Deidra I. Wilson, father Timothy A. Chesson, brother Jermaine Watson, Jr., Treyvonte Chesson, Tyrek Jones, Timothy Chesson, Jr.; two sisters, Tyyana Chesson and Tykia Williams. A grandmother, Patricia Wilson and a great-grandmother, Elise Wilson; four aunts, Shameka Wilson, Monique Wilson, Donnella Wilson…...

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Robert Lee Richardson

Robert Lee Richardson at the age of 62 passed from this life and went to be with the Lord, on April 25, 2018. Robert Richardson was born on June 25, 1955 to Doris Bryant and Willie Richardson in Norfolk, Virginia. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Elmo Bryant and his brother Michael Bryant. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School Systems. He was full of life, funny, friendly, caring, and most of all a loving person. He is survived by his…...

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Eva Mae Blake

After a long period of illness, Eva Mae Keller Blake, departed our midst on April 18, 2018 at 3:09p at Autumn Care, Norfolk, VA. Born December 3, 1924 in Greenwood county, SC to the late TL Ketter and the late Claudia Puckett Keller. She was the eldest of their 13 children, which she helped to raise. She grew up and was educated in Greenwood county, SC schools. Eva Mae relocated to Detroit, MI where she met and married the late William…...

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Marilyn Walden

Marilyn Walden passed away April 20, 2018....

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Almetia Ruffin

On September 24, 1919, Almetia Ruffin was born in Richsquare, North Carolina to the late John and Julia Tillery. God the Father, in His Infinite Wisdom saw she was getting weary and called His daughter home. She departed this life on April 25, 2018, 10:10 am at Bayside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Arthur Ruffin, her sons, Dick and Robert and her daughters, Julia Ann and Irene. She was married…...

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John Edward Wiley, IV

LCDR John Edward Wiley, IV, U.S. Navy (Retired) also known as Popcorn, 71, passed peacefully on April 25, 2018.  Born and raised in Camden, NJ.  He was the son of the late John and Ruth Wiley III.  Growing up, he was a member of St. Augustin’s Episcopal Church where he served as an acolyte. He was a graduate of Camden High School where he participated in many extracurricular activities such as the track and cross-country…...

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Andrew McKinnie Taylor

Andrew McKinnie Taylor passed away April 24, 2018....

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Anthony E. Griffin

A time to be born…  Anthony Eugene Griffin was born June 20, 1959 to the union of Edward Griffin, Sr. and the late Josephine P. Griffin. A time to die… Anthony “Tony” entered into eternal rest on April 24, 2018. A time of every purpose under the heavens… Tony attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.  He was a talented athlete who loved basketball and played on his high school’s…...

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Audrey Anita Carrington

Audrey Anita Carrington age 62, departed this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Audrey Anita Poole was born October 26, 1955, to the union of Mamie Selby and John Poole, Sr. in Norfolk, VA. At a young age she married the true love of her life Roy Carrington, Sr. in which this union was for 45 years. Audrey was a loving devoted wife and mother. Her employment throughout the years was an Operator in 29 Palms, CA at the Marine…...

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Mariano T. Robichaux, Jr.

Mariano T. Robichaux, Jr. (70) passed away on April 23, 2018. Born on August 10, 1947 to the late Florence and Mariano T. Robichaux, Sr.  in Richmond, VA.   Mariano served in the US Army, National Guard, and retired from the US government after 35 years.   For the last 30 years, he served as a faithful member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA.  He loved the Lord as much as he loved his family. Mariano…...

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Ricky M. Parker

On Friday, April 20, 2018, Ricky Parker, passed away at Sentara Leigh Hospital at the age of 56. He was born in Roanoke Rapid, North Carolina, on August 22, 1961 to the late George Parker and Mary Alston. Ricky will be remembered by his wife Carrie Fugate Parker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers James Parker and Aron Parker. He is survived by his wife Carrie Fugate Parker of Norfolk…...

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Jalen Charles Barnhill

Jalen Charles Barnhill, 20, departed this life on Friday, April 20, 2018. Jalen was born on April 28, 1997 to Yvette Heath Evans and Charles A Barnhill (Stepfather) Ronald Lee Evans. Jalen graduated from Granby High School, where he was very Athletic in football playing as a wide receiver and safety. After high school he started working at Long John Silver. Jalen was known for his beautiful smile charm and charisma, not to mention the girls loved him. His favorite football team was…...

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Luvenia M. Dailey

Luvenia Dailey, 82 , passed away April 21, 2018. A native of Lee County, N.C. Luvenia was born July 21, 1935 to the late  Alonzo & Lornea McCoy. She worked as a welder for many years with J.G. Wilson Steele Company. Luvenia was a mother to her children and her church, community, she loved to fish, travel, and singing was her passion. She was best known for her food band and generosity. Luvenia was predeceased by her sons, Fred &…...

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Charlotte Denise Faust

On April 20, 2018 God came and took out of our lives a beautiful flower, Charlotte D. Faust, beloved mother, wife,  grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt and sister-in-law. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the later Alexander and Lenora McCall. Charlotte received her education in Norfolk Public School System. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband James Faust, one daughter Aishja Lawrence, two brothers, Alexander Ricks and Alfonso McCall, one sister, Theresa Loftin all of Norfolk, Virginia; six grandchildren,…...

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Carolyn A. Owens

Carolyn Mizell Owens transitioned from earth to glory on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Carolyn was born on June 17, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Charlie and Lillian Mizell, Jr.  She was raised in the Liberty Park section of Norfolk.  She is a 1964 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Carolyn accepted Christ at an early age and joined Second Calvary Baptist Church. Carolyn was a Golden Age member of the church, having…...

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James Edward Waffe

The Great Almighty God call home from labor to reward. Our dear husband, brother, brother in law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, great-greatgreat uncle, great-great-great-great uncle, James Edward Waffe A.K.A. “Spooky Skinner”. He was born May 06, 1941 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Mr. James C. Skinner and the late Mrs. Ethel Mae Skinner and his biological father Mr. James H. Waffe. His entire life was traveling the country. James aka Spooky was educated in the City of Norfolk Public Schools.…...

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Sylvia V. Wilkerson

Sylvia V. Wilkerson passed away April 19, 2018....

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Johnnie E. Linear, Jr.

Johnnie E. Linear, Jr. 93, passed away on April 19, 2018 under hospice care at Thornton Hall Rehab and Nursing Home in Norfolk, VA. He was born on September 3, 1924 in Norfolk, VA. His parents were the late Johnnie E. Linear, Sr. and Nellie J. Linear. He was predeceased by his sisters, Deloris L. Brinkley and Juanita L. Porter. He retired from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. At his death,…...

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Cottie Lee Hawkins

Cottie Lee Hawkins passed away April 19, 2018....

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Blanche Riddick

Blanche Ward Riddick was born on October 23, 1919, in Bertie Co. N. C., to the late Steward and Mollie Ward, the 4th of ten children.  She graduated from C. G. White High School, in Powellsville, N. C., where she enjoyed playing basketball.  She was baptized at Piney Wood Chapel Baptist Church, Powellsville, at an early age. After graduation, she married William Riddick, who preceded her in death, and moved to Portsmouth, Va., where she…...

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Gloria Jean Daniels

Gloria Jean Daniels was born on December 9, 1952 in Norfolk VA to the late Edward B. Daniels and Chlora D. Daniels . The Lord called her home on April 20, 2018. Gloria retired from Norfolk Navel Supply Center (NOB). A graduate of Hampton School of Deaf. She attended the Deaf Missionary Church and the Six Mt. Zion Baptist Temple. A Loving mother and grand she left to cherishes her son Theodore R, Daniels and daughter Tenille Daniels, (Kenneth Riddick) five…...

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Daymond Spencer, Jr.

Daymond Spencer, Jr. passed away April 19, 2018....

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Michael A. Williams

Michael Anthony Williams passed away on April 17, 2018 in Portsmouth, VA. He was born in Virginia on August 1, 1957 to the late Ola Mae Jennings Williams and Haywood Williams of Suffolk, VA. He is the youngest boy of 5 children. Michael Williams graduated from Kennedy High School in 1976 thereafter attending Tuskegee Institute and then graduated with a bachelor’s and 1982 it is there he also met his wife the Lake Eva Griffith Williams. Michael A. Williams worked for the Norfolk Naval…...

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Clarence Harris, Jr.

Clarence Harris, Jr. passed away April 17, 2018....

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Shirley C. Gray

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, God whispered the name of his Angel Shirley Gray after an extended illness.   Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 30 years, Raymond Sr.  and their children, Donna, Raymond Jr, and Renee, siblings Edwina and Larry Williams.  Shirley will also be missed by her 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, Donnie Cook and Juanita Williams and…...

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William Lee Lewis, Sr.

“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So, He put his arms around you and whispered, “come to me” A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hands to prove to use. He only takes the best” William was born on October 20, 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of the late William and Violet Lewis. He was predeceased by his sister, Marlo Trent and brother-…...

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Zaniyah M. Sinclair

Zaniyah M. Sinclair passed away April 10, 2018....

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Johnie Johnson

Johnie Johnson passed away April 18, 2018...

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Devin Brookhart

Devin Brookhart passed away April 8, 2018....

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Debra Ann Boney

Debra Ann Gregory Boney was born February 12, 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia to parent Ernest Lee Gregory deceased and Rev. Marion D. Robinson. Debra live in Norfolk, Virginia until the age of 6 when she move to the Camelot area of Chesapeake, Va. She attended Camelot Elementary, Deep Cree Junior High and graduated from Deep Creek High all in Chesapeake, VA. She played volleyball, basketball and ran track in school. She later met and married Maurice Boney, Sr. from that union they…...

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Tyrone Smith

Tyrone Smith passed away April 15, 2018....

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Robert Thomas Lucas, III

On April 11, 2018, God invited one of his proudest soldiers, Robert Thomas Lucas, III to party with him for eternity. Affectionately known by many, as Lil Rob, GG, G5, Freaky 5, and Knowledge daGod, born and raised in Norfolk, VA in the Balletine Area to the proud parents, Ramona Lucas and the late, Robert L. Whitehurst, on July 23, 1990. He was the first grandson of wonderful grandparents, the late Thomas Lucas (Pop Luke),…...

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Robert Roosevelt Thomas

Robert Roosevelt Thomas passed away April 16, 2018....

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Vivian Pope

Vivian Pope, 73, passed away on April 14, 2018 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by Delma Matthews, Sr. (father), Mabel Matthews (mother), and Delma Matthews, Jr. (brother). Vivian is survived by her sister, brother, three children, six grandchildren, two nieces, and many nephews. Vivian was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Norfolk State University and for thirty-nine years, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service....

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Kenneth M. Givens, Sr.

Kenneth Marcell Givens, Sr. (Papa “G”) of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on April 11, 2018.  Kenneth was born June 17, 1928 in Sussex County, Virginia to Eugene and Cleo Givens.  He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and years later continued his education at Book T. Washington High School Class of 1965. Kenneth proudly served for five years in the U.S. Army and participated in the Korean War where he was wounded and then reassigned back…...

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Asa Hines Petty, Jr.

Asa Hines Petty, Jr. passed away April 15, 2018....

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Willis Bruce Hardy

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…Ecclesiastes 3:1 Mr. Willis Bruce Hardy, son of the late Willis Hardy and Gwendolyn Hardy, was born on November 25, 1950 in Youngstown, OH. Willis married his college sweetheart, Bessie Townes on April 19, 1970. Soon thereafter he joined the United States Army in September 1970 where he served faithfully. They were blessed with a daughter, Michelle from their union. While…...

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Cecil E. Barrett

On April 12, 2018, Mr Cecil E Barrett, A good man, departed to his eternal resting place after a brief illness. He was born to the late Lillie Mae Barrett, however he is still survived by his father, Waverly Barrett and a dear Step mother, Elizabeth Barrett. He was predeceased by his older brother, Waverly Jr. Our dearly beloved was a friendly and generous guy who loved God, the church, and people.He served as a member…...

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Joyce Audrey Crews

Joyce P. Crews, 81, gently entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Currituck House in Moyock, North Carolina.  Born on November 27, 1936   in Moyock, NC, she was the sixth of eight children born to late Jacob and Johnnie V. Phillips and was the wife of the late Robert Eugene Crews Sr., the love of her life. At a very early age she accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized as a member of Christian Home Baptist Church.   Mrs. Joyce Crews attended Currituck Union…...

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Ida A. Pratt

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, Ida Ann Pratt, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018. Ida was born on January 16, 1923 in Bridgetown, VA. She was the youngest of seven children born to the late William Henry Bryant and the late Effie Sarah Bailey Bryant. She received her formal education in Bridgetown, VA and later in Philadelphia, PA. While in Philadelphia, Ida married the late Naymon Harmon…...

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Derrick Demetrius Lawson

Derrick Demetrius Lawson was born on April 18, 1980 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Curtis Herring & Rita Lawson. Derrick graduated from Norfolk Preparatory High School in 1998. After high school, Derrickworked many different jobs and worked at his last job Tidewater Staffing for many years. At Derrick’s last job he helped a lot of people with getting employment and he took pride in doing what he loved  to do. Derrick had a love for his motorcycle, crabbing, cooking on the grill and…...

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Lillian D. Facada

Dr. L. Deonne Richardson Facada quietly entered Paradise in the early morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018.  She was a cherished daughter of Evangelist Lillian P. Richardson and the late Bishop Callie Richardson. Her legacy of braveness and faithfulness to God and Family will be left to her son Chase and daughter Sydnee.  Both were her pride and joy. Her sisters D. Carol Harris and Ceshia Canty along with brothers Callie, Ronald, Carl, Celvin, and…...

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William Carlos Debraux

William Carlos Debraux passed away February 22, 2018....

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Trina Michelle Parker

Trina Michelle Parker passed away April 12, 2018....

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Mary Porter

Mary John Williams Porter transitioned into internal rest early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018 at Maryveiw Nursing Care Center. Mary was born on June 15, 1927 to Herman Williams, Sr. and Della Crocker Williams in Courtland (South Hampton County), VA. Mary was the second born into a family of seven children and her father passed away when she was ten years old. Mary had to become a great help to her mom taking care of her siblings and working on the…...

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