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Grace C. Banks

Grace C. Banks passed away on May 1, 2021....

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Reginald Eugene Harrison

Reginald (RED) went to be with the Lord May 2, 2021. Reginald was born to Alston (Buddy) and Vermell Harrison August 13, 1948 in Norfolk, VA. Red served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he later retired from Norship Co after 37 years as a laborer. He earned the title of “Norfolk Tribune” keeping the family informed of everything and everybody, “HEE, HEE, and HEE” Reginald had a saying for every situation such…...

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Zulling Gay

Zulling Gay passed away May 1, 2021....

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Gary Smith

Gary Smith passed away on April 27, 2021....

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Argentina Brown

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, life partner and friend Argentina Brown left us all too soon. Argentina was born on January 16, 1960 to the late Louise Smith and William Harvey. She attended Woodrow Wilson High School and later worked at Wendy’s followed by working 7 years Metro Machinery. Argentina loved to dance, listen to music, watch television, and word searches.  She also loved to spend time with her…...

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Mary M. Copeland

Mary Magalene Copeland “Cookie”, 89, was peacefully called to be with the Lord on August 30, 2021.  She was born on August 5, 1931 in Norfolk County (Portsmouth, Virginia).  She was born to Mary Wright and Elijah Jordan in the Twin Pines Community. She attended the old Norfolk County School in Churchland. Mary “Cookie” worked at numerous places in the area.  She joined Grove Baptist Church under Rev. Douglas era when she was very young. …...

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Sandra J. Sears

On Wednesday, April 28,2021, our beloved mother, Sandra Elaine Jarvis Sears, gained her wings and slipped away from the labor of this earth to her reward, to be with her Lord and Savior.  She was born February 27, 1944 to the late Nathan Jarvis and Eula A.Moore Jarvis in  Norfolk County, Virginia. After graduating from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, Sandra attended Norfolk State University.  She was later employed by the U.S. Government at…...

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Michael S. Edwards

On the morning of 4/27/2021, Michael Stephone Edwards departed this life while hospitalized in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born on 6/27/1963, in Wadesboro, NC, to the late Eddie Hugh and Gwendolyn Ingram Edwards. Michael graduated from Booker T. Washington High School , and attended Norfolk State University, both in Norfolk, VA.  He was a valued employee at many local companies, including Hecht Distributing Co, and most recently Military Sealift Command, where he served for over 20 years.  Michael was a devoted and…...

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Dorothy Mae Ruffin

Dorothy Mae Ruffin was born February 3, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd DeBerry of Portsmouth, Virginia and Ida Brown also of Portsmouth, Virginia. She worked as a cook at the Cedar Point Club from 1966 – 1970. Not only was she a cook for Cedar Point, she was also a cook at the Naval Hospital Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Club from 1986 – 1993. She had more various jobs as a…...

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Annie E. Gara

Our Mom’s, Grandmother and Friend Annie P. Gara earthly journey came to an end on April 28, 2021. Mrs. Ann as she was affectionally known by many was born May 5, 1932 in Windsor, North Carolina. She was born to the late Lavinia P. Knight who was Both her Mother and Father, as we were told. Annie P. Gara was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and quickly became a housewife. She loved and…...

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Florence Claggion

Florence Marie Claggion was born to the late James and Otelia Brown, on April 18, 1947. She was born in Norfolk County, also known as the Twin Pines area, of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was a Class of 1965 graduate of Crestwood High School. After high school, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Norfolk State University. Florence spent most of her adult life in New Jersey where she married the late James Claggion Jr…...

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Kevin G. Wyche, Sr.

Kevin G. Wyche, Sr. passed away on April 29, 2021....

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Cheryl D. Brown

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, God dispatched his angels to bring Cheryl D. Brown to her Father’s eternal home; No more pain, No more suffering, and No more fighting. Cheryl was born in Norfolk, VA on June 13, 1952 to the late Garfield Brock and Alice E. Brooks. She completed her education in Norfolk Public Schools, graduating from Granby High School in 1971. Cheryl worked as an accounting clerk for Virginia National Bank and transitioned…...

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Darnell Leland Bright

Darnell Leland Bright passed away on April 28, 2021....

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Cornelious Langley

In Loving Memory of Cornelious Langley December 14, 1949 – April 16, 2021 Cornelious Langley, 71, of the 7700 block of Armfield Ave. Norfolk, Virginia went into his eternal rest on April 16, 2021. He passed unexpectedly in his residence. Cornelious was born to James Langley and Carrie D. Langley in Washington, North Carolina. During his early years, he relocated to Virginia and completed his education through Norfolk Public Schools where he was noted to…...

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Jared Jai’Quan Selby

Jared Jai’Quan Selby Life Celebration Jared Jai’Quan Selby was born October 20, 1993 in Norfolk, VAto Jerome Selby and Debra Renee Barcous-Selby. He gained his angel wings and entered another realm on April 18th, 2021. His humble beginnings started in the Cedarwood-Norview community. Jared was incredibly special, I (Jaylan) would like to say one of God’s favorite. He was one who would not only accomplish anything he set his mind to do, but he also made it his duty to encourage others around him, sometimes he made you fight to show your own…...

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Ricky Alexander Mullen

Ricky Alexander Mullen passed away on April 23, 2021....

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Doris E. Vaughn

Doris E. Vaughn passed away on April 27, 2021....

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Marie Cain

Marie Cain passed away on April 25, 2021....

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Doris B. Edwards

“Thru it all, thru it all, I learned to trust in God. I learned to depend upon his word.” Early Monday, April 26, 2021 God called home our precious love one. Our mother, sister, auntie, cousin, grandmother home. Doris Bernice Hyman Edwards was born January 21, 1934 to the late George and Jodie Hyman. She fell in love and married the late Albert Lee Edwards, Sr. Doris was loved by all who came to know…...

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Saronzo Vesti Demory

On Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, God dispatched His angels to grant Saronzo (“Ronzie”) Vesti Demory his wings so that he could have passage to fly away and be at rest. “Ronzie,” the youngest of eight siblings, was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, on September 30, 1964, to the late Wilford Demory, Sr. and Susie M. Demory. “Ronzie” was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System, graduating from Oscar Smith High School in 1982, and later…...

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Paul Jones

Paul Jones was born on January 6, 1939 in Norfolk, VA to the late Atlas and Ruby Jones. Eight sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Paul loved the majority of his adult life in New York and served in the United States Army. Paul was known for his catch phrases, “Who Let the Dogs Out” and “Give Me Some Elbow.” Left to cherish his memories are two stepsons, Ronald and Nathaniel Holloway; his…...

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Anthony E. Irby

Anthony E. Irby passed away on April 20, 2021....

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Gerald Anderson, Jr.

Gerald Anderson, Jr. passed away on April 18, 2021....

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Cecil Leonard Whiley, Jr.

A friend to many and loved by all that came to know him. A kind and loving heart having never met a stranger, has gone to be with the Lord. Cecil Leonard Whiley Jr. affectionately called cisco by those who knew him best passed away on April 25, 2021. Cecil was born on November 14, 1958, in New York City to Cecil Whiley Sr. and Radiah (Olga) McGee. Mr. and Mrs. Whiley Sr. both preceded him in death. Cecil graduated from Charles Evan Hughes High School in 1976.…...

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Oscar Alexander Butts, Jr.

Our beloved, Oscar Alexander Butts, Jr. was called to his heavenly home Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Oscar, affectionately known as “Bubba,” was born Saturday, February 12, 1955 in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, Virginia, to the late Oscar and Lola Mae Butts. He is predeceased by his sisters, Velma Griffin and Rosalind Smith. Oscar matriculated, as a student, through the Chesapeake Public Schools system. He worked for many years at the Norfolk Shipyard then…...

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Aaron S. Jones

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Aaron S. Jones was called home to be with the Lord, at the age of 79. “Earl”, as he was affectionately known to many, was born to the late Linwood and Pettroner Jones in Norfolk, VA. He attended Norfolk County and Chesapeake Public Schools.  Though he didn’t like school very much, he loved playing football and was a great provider for his wife and daughter. He worked several jobs before…...

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Patricia Joann Branch

Patricia Joann Branch passed away on April 22, 2021....

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Barbara June (Hollinsed) Henry-Pennington

Mrs. Barbara June (Hollinsed) Henry-Pennington of Chesapeake, Virginia, was a phenomenal woman who lovingly cared for her family and friends, willingly served her community and church, and unselfishly gave her time and assistance to many during her 83 years of life. Born on December 3, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, Barbara was the daughter of the late Gladys Holland and Torrey Hollinsed and granddaughter of the late Axium Jackson and Pearl Langston Holland and James R.…...

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James A. Dent

James A. Dent passed away on April 16, 2021....

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Edward L. Taft

On April 18, 2021, it pleased God to call home unto himself our beloved daddy, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, Edward Lynn Taft “Paul”. Edward was born in Ayden, North Carolina to the later Mary Elizabeth Cox and Edward Earl Taft. He was the youngest of four children; Oldest brother, Adolphus Cox (deceased) and two sisters; Vickie Taft and Ella Taft Mitchell. In his youth, he enjoyed athletics and sports ultimately becoming the star kicker…...

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Napolean Basnight

Our beloved Napolean Basnight affectionately known as “Big Nap” or “Nap Pole” was called home to his eternal life in glory on Monday, April 19, 2021. On September 30, 1958, Napolean was born to Rebecca Carey Elliott and the late Willie Basnight, Sr.  in Portsmouth, VA.  Napolean attended Norfolk Public Schools and was well known throughout Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth area.  Napolean was a very loving, humble, funny, outgoing man. He was always the life…...

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Dorothy A. Rodgers

On Monday, April 19, 2021, Dorothy Addie Rodgers, affectionately known as “Aunt Dukie”, peacefully made her heavenly transition from labor to rest.  Born on June 21, 1931, Dorothy was the youngest of 13 children born to Robert Rodgers Sr. and Armecia Boone Rodgers in Norfolk County, Virginia. As a young girl, Dorothy was nicknamed “Dukie” by her father, which she carried for a lifetime.  She is predeceased by her parents, 11 siblings, stepson Johnny “Rock”…...

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Gamal A. Nasser

Gamal Abdel Nasser passed away on April 21, 2021....

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Joy A. Davis

Joy Anita Davis (Joynita) was born May 16 1956 in Norfolk, VA to Harold Slade and Dorothy Slade. She accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Lamberts Point, VA. She served faithfully until her health failed. Joy was called from her earthly home to heavenly rest on April 18th, 2021 after suffering a long illness at home. God said that Joy Davis…...

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Frank Battle, Jr.

Frank Battle, Jr. passed away on April 18, 2021....

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James B. Potter, Jr.

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, James Becton Potter, Jr. (Jimmy) went home to be with his heavenly Father.  He was blessed with 85 years of life. Jimmy was born to the late James B. Potter, Sr. and Arnecia Minor Potter White King on March 31, 1936 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was the second oldest of four children, and was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean Elizabeth Bennett; two sons, James B. Potter, III and…...

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Allen Clinton Mosley, Jr.

ALLEN CLINTON MOSLEY JR., 50, transitioned to be with the Lord on April 20, 2021. He was born on February 12, 1970 to Allen Clinton Mosley Sr. and the late Gloria Jean Mosley. He is preceded in death by his mother Gloria Mosley. He leaves behind his father, Allen C Mosley Sr. in Virginia Beach Va., a sister Olivia Ennals of Antioch Tn, and a brother Napoleon Mosley of Virginia Beach, VA and a host…...

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Audrey C. Harris

Audrey Harris, 73 years of age, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021. Audrey was born on March 7, 1948, in Norfolk, VA. She was a great mother to her three boys, Charlie, Alvin, and Andre. She was married to her husband, Charlie Harris, until his passing in 2005. Audrey spent most of her professional life as a cook. She was always a giver; she would give you her last dime if you needed it. She leaves to cherish her loving…...

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Bernie Benton

Bernie “BB” Benton, born in Clearwater, Florida on May 5th, 1950 to the late Betty McQueen. He graduated from Pinellas High School in Clearwater, Florida, and enlisted in The United States Navy where he served for four years in Norfolk, Virginia. After an honorable discharge, He decided to make Norfolk, Virginia his home. After the military, he worked for a few roofing companies. “BB”, as he was affectionately known as, was good with his hands…...

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Shelia Jean Jones

Shelia Jean Jones affectionately called “Jean” was born August 31, 1958 in Kinston North Carolina. Shelia Jean took her wings on April 16, 2021 at Maryview Medical Center Portsmouth. She received her General Education Diploma and later attended Key Business college where she studied accountant. Shelia Jean was not ashamed of hard work as she successfully completed every task in the workforce to include Gwaltney, Wal-mart and Norfolk Navy Shipyard, dedicating 20 years and one…...

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Brandon D. Winder

Brandon Dominique Winder was born October 29, 1984 at Sentara Norfolk General hospital in Norfolk Virginia to Raymond and Earlene Winder. Brandon was born and raised in Barraud Park/ Carry park/ Huntersville areas. Brandon, the youngest of three, was his mother’s “little chocolate brown baby boy”. He was always smiling and waving to people wherever he went. From a young boy Brandon was a personable person with an infectious smile touched everyone who saw it.…...

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Mildred Hargrave

On April 14, 2021, God called home, a phenominal woman, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Mildred Hargrave home, to eternal rest. Mildred was born December 8, 1941 to the late James Auther Jordan and Dorothy M. Winn in Southampton County.  She was known as Pete and enjoyed being with her family and friends. There was nothing more she enjoyed was making people laugh.  Pete had a very big heart and gave it to  any and everyone…...

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Hazel Marie Wigfall

Hazel Marie Wigfall passed away on April 16, 2021....

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David Lee Spruill

David Lee Spruill passed away on April 15, 2021....

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Clyde G. Medley, Sr.

Clyde G. Medley, Sr. passed away on April 15, 2021....

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Sentara J. Moore

Sentara J. Moore, daughter of Shonda A. Moore and step-daughter of Anthony Billups entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 10, 2021.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in the Norfolk communities.  She attended Young’s Park Elementary School, Ruffner Junior High School and graduated from Granby High School.  Upon graduating from Granby High School, Sentara attended and graduated from ITT Institute receiving a degree in nursing.  She was a very active person and…...

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Ethel Delilah Foy

It was Saturday, April 17, 2021 that God called home one of His special angels, our loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Relative and Friend, Ethel Delyla Foy. She was born on Saturday, April 30, 1966 to the late Willie and Ethel Scott. She attended Norfolk Public Schools afterwards she went on to become a certified nursing assistant for 25 years. She had a real passion for taking care of others. She was a member of…...

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Rosa O. Hockaday

Rosa Ophelia Hockaday passed away on April 16, 2021 at surrounded by her loving family. Rosa was born to the late Foster and Beulah Butts. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Rosa was a member of Celestal Baptist Church and a participated in the Willing Workers Ministry. She was also predeceased by her son, Wendell Hokaday. Rosa leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband, Rudolph Hockaday; daughter, Linda H. Harding;…...

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David S. Jenkins

“CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE” Deacon David Shelvin Jenkins on April 12, 2021, God sent for David and he came to him. David was born March 1, 1940 to the late Mr. Earnest and Mrs. Janie Langley Jenkins.  Out of the union were nine siblings.  David was born in Tarlboro, North Carolina.  David was educated in Tarlboro , North Carolina Public Schools System. And later joined the United States Army.  He served two terms in Vietnam…...

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