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Matthew Cuffee, Jr.

Matthew Cuffee, Jr. passed away October 29, 2022....

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Waverly Barrett

Waverly Barrett passed away October 27, 2022....

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Joseph George Beasley

Joseph George Beasley passed away October 27, 2022....

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Joyce Lee Hite

Joyce Lee Hite departed this earthly life on Thursday, October 27, 2022. She was born and raised in Churchland (Norfolk County). She was born to the late Joseph and Eolia Elliott. She was preceded in death by her daughter Renee Elliott and eleven siblings. Joyce was a faithful and devout member of Pentecostal Holiness Church-Churchland for her entire life, where she served as the Mother of the Church.  Mother Hite previously served as a member…...

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Sean Christopher Rayner

Sean C. Rayner, 51, of Norfolk, VA was granted his wings on October 26, 2022. In his final days he was surrounded by his friends and family. Sean touched so many lives in his many years of service as a teacher at Hickory High School and while coaching at Ocean Tumblers Gymnasium. Sean is survived by his brother, Clifton J. Rayner, Jr....

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Pastor Rudolph Anthony Smith

A Life Well Lived I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Pastor Rudolph A. Smith was born on October 13,1942 in Brooklyn, New York and made…...

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Willette Byrd Gray

Willette Gray was born on June 30, 1960 in Norfolk, VA to the late Edward Byrd and JoAnn Osborne. Very sadly on Thursday, October 20, 2022 our dearly beloved received her wings. Willette was known for her contagious smile and happy spirit. She loved driving any and every where and visiting family members. If you called her for anything or to go anywhere she was right there. She leaves to cherish her memories are her mother JoAnn Osborne.…...

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Michael Maurice Waff

Michael Maurice Waff passed away October 22, 2022....

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LyTaja Mona Brown

LyTaja Mona Brown passed away October 24, 2022....

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Billy Cale Eggleston

Billy Cale Eggleston passed away October 25, 2022....

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Rayshawn M. Norman-Davis

Rayshawn M. Norman Davis passed away October 20, 2022....

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Cynthia Tyann Lawrence

Cynthia Tyann Lawrence passed away October 23, 2022....

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Josephine McCoy Towe

Josephine McCoy Towe passed away October 20, 2022....

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Sonya Melinda Singletary

Sonya Melinda Miller Singletary, 52, of Portsmouth, Virginia passed away on October 19, 2022. Sonya was born on October 1,1970 to Linda E. Duncan Daniels Jeannette and Melvin Miller in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After Sonya graduated from Booker T. in August 1991, she went on to study Business Management at Saint Leo University. She began her work career with Burger King as a manager. She worked for the company for a period of time and…...

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Jaaliyah Alexandria Jackson

Jaaliyah Alexandria Jackson passed away October 20, 2022....

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Delester Yutritia McAdoo

Delester Yutritia McAdoo passed away October 21, 2022....

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Kristina A. Sparrow

Kristina “Kris” Sparrow Kris Sparrow, 39, of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 22, 2022. She was born on August 29,1983 to Ronnie and Dollie Sparrow. She leaves behind her son, Kesean Sparrow. Brothers, Ronnie Sparrow, Jr (Keysha Sparrow), Donnell Sparrow (Sheila Sparrow). Nieces- Shayna M Sparrow, Aaliyah K. Sparrow, Keona C. Hargrave. Nephews- Donnell A Sparrow, Jr., Ronnie L. Sparrow III. Aunts- Eleanor King, Pachell Lopez, Christin Powell. Great Niece…...

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Janice Marie Blackwell

Janice Marie Blackwell arrived at what she referred to as her dream destination on October 23rd, 2022. Born on November 12, 1955, she was entrusted to wonderful parents, the late Edward Eugene and Virginia Boone Blackwell in Norfolk, Virginia. Janice was the second child of seven siblings; the late Edward Eugene Blackwell, Jr., James (Gino) Blackwell, Karen Blackwell, Dwayne Blackwell, Hope Blackwell, and Jennifer Blackwell. Janice was predeceased by an infant son, Edward Eugene Blackwell,…...

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Andrea Anthony Tillman

Mrs. Andrea Anthony Tillman went to be with the Lord, while giving Him Glory, on October 21, 2022. Andrea, a native and resident of Portsmouth VA, entered this world on June 10, 1953. She graduated from I.C. Norcom High School and furthered her education at Virginia State University, graduated with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry. She was devoted wife, mother, aunt, and friend. She was a Deaconess of Faith Fellowship Community Baptist Church as well as…...

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Brenda Lynette Riddick

Brenda Lynette Riddick passed away October 20, 2022....

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Rodney T. Bell

Rodney T. Bell departed this life Oct. 15, 2022 while living in Daytona Beach, Florida. Born to the late George M. Bell and Delores A. English Bell on July 10, 1960 in Norfolk, Rodney spent his formative years in the Liberty Park and Bowling Park public housing communities. He attended segregated elementary schools in both neighborhoods. Rodney subsequently became a part of Norfolk desegregation efforts in 1971 when he was bused to Lansdale Elementary School…...

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Rashee Daquan Parson

Rashee Daquan Parson departed this earth on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Rashee was born and raised in Norfolk, VA on March 24, 1998 to Clayton Parson and Ciscley Mills. Rashee was affectionately known as Gway Jitt Baby/Sheed. He loved everyone he came in contact with. Especially his siblings- he loved them dearly. He loved to laugh, joke and had a smile that lit up the world.  Rashee was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and…...

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Samuel Robinson, Jr.

Samuel Robinson II was the second of nine children born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on the tenth day of March in the year of nineteen hundred and forty to the late Samuel and Dorothy Robinson. His death was preceded by his daughter, Sarita Michelle, sisters Genieva Gregory and Juanita Waller, brothers Robert, James and Waide (Janice). Samuel enjoyed being outdoors and was a sports enthusiast in high school. He played football, baseball and ran…...

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Glenn Earl Williams

Our dearly beloved, Glenn Earl Williams, transitioned his life July 31, 2022. He was born August 27, 1952, the third of eight children, to the late Reverend Dr. James P. Williams, Sr. and Reverend Lillie E. Williams. He attended Crestwood High School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. He served in the United States Army Medical Department as a Licensed Practical Nurse from 1971-1979. Following his military career Glenn became…...

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Laverne D. Ivery

On October 18, 2022 our beloved sister, Mother, and Aunt, Laverne Wilkins Ivery, closed her eyes for her last sleep in this world at Thornton Hall. Laverne Wilkins Ivery was born on March 13, 1951 to her late parents, Clara and Neil Wilkins, in Chesapeake Virginia. She was child number 5 out of their 10 children. The family grew up in the Crestwood community, where Laverne attended Crestwood High School. Later, Laverne became the mother…...

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Shirley L. Jordan

Shirley Lavinia Jordan, 70, of Norfolk, VA, was granted her angel wings on October 15, 2022. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Shirley had touched in some way throughout her life. Shirley is survived by her 3 children, Micheal A. Jordan, Jesse E. Jordan, Jr., and Deirdre R. Brooks; 12 grandkids and 7 great grand kids. Brother Kelly Mountain, Sisters: Sharon Bivens and Sarah Watson; along with an abundance of loving family and friends. Spread your wings dear mother and glide among the clouds.…...

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Michael Cornell Mills

Michael Cornell Mills passed away October 11, 2022....

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Marsha Diane Potter

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Marsha Diane Potter of Portsmouth, VA, passed away at the age of 71 years.  She was born Marsha Diane Robertson to parents, Mildred Robertson and George Prayer, on September 7, 1951 in Norfolk County, Virginia. Marsha, also affectionately known as “Diane” to friends and family, graduated from Crestwood High School in 1969 and went on to study Elementary Education at Norfolk State University. …...

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Johnnie Melvin Swain

Johnnie Melvin Swain was born January 20, 1954 to the late John M. and Vivian Swain. He transitioned Saturday October 15, 2022, at Hampton VA Medical Center. Johnnie attended Manor High School and after graduating enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served from 1974 to 1977.When his tour ended he enlisted in the Reserves and served from 1977 to 1984, being honorably discharged as a Sergeant. Johnnie worked at the NNSY as a…...

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Kevin Alan Lake

Kevin was born in Neptune, New Jersey to Harry Lake Jr. and Vivian Lake. After graduating high school, he joined the Army. He served from 1971-1983 and was fortunate enough to be stationed abroad in several places including his grandparents’ home country of Italy. He left active duty at the rank of Sergeant E-6. In the Army, Kevin met the love of his life, Helen. They fell in love almost instantly, marrying on January 20, 1973. Against the odds,…...

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Deacon Percy Cisero Long

†  LEGACY  † Deacon Percy Cisero Long Sunrise: December 11,1937 Sunset: October 15, 2022 Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…Matthew 6:10 Early Saturday morning on October 15, 2022, as many of us slumbered, God lovingly received our loved one with open arms.  Percy Cisero Long was born December 11, 1937 to Charlie H. Long Sr. and the late Lucinda Barnes Long. Brother Long was a graduate of Rosenwald High School…...

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Gladys Iyabo Oshin

Gladys Iyabo Oshin passed away October 12, 2022....

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Francis Faulkner

Francis Faulkner was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2:02 AM. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe and Mannie Horton on December 18, 1918 in Wilson, NC. She was the oldest out of three: her sister, Irene Horton and brother, Nathaniel Horton. She was the mother of Elbert Horton, Jr. and Junita Horton, Cleveland Horton of Portsmouth, VA, Sammie Horton of North Carolina, and Barbarann Horton…...

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Sandra Denise Robinson

Sandra Denise McClain-Robinson was born to Reva McClain and Woodrow McClain, Sr. in Washington, DC.  She moved to Virginia along with her siblings, Woodrow Jr., Patricia McClain-Lemons, Michael McClain Sr., and Maurice McClain. Sandra became known as Dee Dee. She attended Manor High School where she joined the band and played the clarinet. She graduated from Manor High School, she went on to attend the Portsmouth Cosmetology School. She received her cosmetology license in 1996.  She…...

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Wayne Deboris Alston

Wayne Deboris Alston passed away October 13, 2022....

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Ruth Delores Ward

Ruth Delores Ward passed away October 17, 2022....

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Tyasia Tionne Lundy

Tyasia Tionne Lundy passed away October 15, 2022....

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Winston H. Jordan, Sr.

Winston Halsey Jordan, Sr. was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 31, 1927. He was the son of the late MacNeil Jordan and Etheline Benskin Jordan. He was the second of nine children who grew up in a strong Christian home that was loving and supportive. Winston departed this life, taking the hands of the Lord, peacefully at his home in Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, October 16, 2022, after a brief illness that…...

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Diana E. Tolson Harris

Diana Elizabeth Tolson-Harris was born November 9, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY to Bernice Tolson and David McDaniel. She attended school in the Bronx, NY. Diana was an avid learner and in her early years mastered typing and shorthand. Growing up, Diana loved to dance and earned the name “Tippy” because of her admiration for dancing on her toes and music. Music and dancing were a huge part of her life, she did nothing without music.…...

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Carlton “CJ” Jones, Jr.

Carlton Leroi Jones, Jr., affectionately known by most as “CJ”, transitioned from this life on October 8th, 2022, at his home in Statesville, North Carolina. CJ was born to Jeanette Hailes Jones and Carlton L. Jones, Sr. on December 14, 1973, in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was the apple of his father and sister’s eye but especially his mother’s.  During CJ’s youth, he attended Chesapeake Public Schools and Greenbrier Christian Academy. In 1992, he earned his high…...

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Shakeam Zarrquis Alexander Perry

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Jerry Darnell Jones

Dad, Grandpa, Son, and friend, Jerry Darnell Jones passed away peacefully at home surrounded by close loved ones at the age of 72 years old. Born and raised in the small town of Havre de Grace, Maryland. He would later move to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attend Kellam High School as the eldest of eight children. Jerry was a big brother to his beloved siblings: Toni, Michael, Joy, Craig, Sheryl, Bridgette, Stephanie. He also was…...

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Virginia Whitney-Greene

On Thursday, October 13th, 2022, Virginia Whitney-Greene was called to rest. Virginia was born on March 23, 1953, in Pueblo, Colorado. She graduated from South High School class of 72 in Pueblo Colorado and moved to Norfolk, VA in 1975, where she found the career she would later retire from at Dominion Power. She worked for Dominion for 26 years where she would meet her forever partner and soul mate, John Greene. She met John…...

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Jerome “Jake” Jacobs

Jerome “Jake” Jacobs was born to the late Luther J. and Pearlie E. Jacobs on August 5, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was quietly called home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2022, at his home in Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family. Jerome graduated from Maury Fontaine High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1972. He was known to be a “sharp dresser”, wearing pink pants, leopard-skin shoes, dashikis, and leather coats with fur collars. Jerome…...

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Phillip N. Edney

Phillip Norfleet Edney who was affectionately known as “Slim” entered this life on June 5, 1956, in LambertsPoint Norfolk, Va.  Phillip was born to the late Jasper Norfleet and Olivia Bernice Edney.   He attended Maury High School.  After high school, Phillip left Virginia and headed to North Carolina and worked as a DJ and build houses with his dear friends Ronnie West and Mr. Henderson.   From the 90s until his retirement in 2017,…...

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Annie J. Stringer

On October 15, 2022, Annie J. Stringer ascended on the wings of angels to her eternal home surrounded by loving daughters. She was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama to the late Ideal and Eaircie B. Ginwright. Mrs. Stringer was predeceased by her husband of sixty-seven years, Lincoln Stringer.  Mrs. Stringer received her education in the public schools of Montgomery, Alabama. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and joined Bethel Baptist…...

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Mary A. Moore

Mary Arvella Moore was born in Wakefield, VA on March 24, 1939 to the late Ada Green and Antinie Leroy Sumler, Sr. She quietly departed this life on October 8, 2022 in Northwest Hospice Facility in Randallstown, MD.  Mary was the third oldest of six siblings (Alease Sumler “Pinky”, Rosa Lee Sumler “Nicky”, Antinie Sumler Jr. “Peter”, Ada Mae Sumler “Mae Mae”, & Esther Lee Sumler “Butchy”). Mary attended Wakefield Public Schools where her favorite…...

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William Charlie Hill

William Charlie (W.C.) Hill also affectionately called “Goat” was born August 25, 1951, in Southampton County, Virginia. He was the third child and only son to the late Charlie Hill and Maude Hill Hawkins. He departed this life at the age of 71 on Thursday, October 13, 2022. William matriculated through the Norfolk Public Schools system and graduated from Maury High School in 1970. W.C. was employed in his first job at the former Golden…...

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Horace R. Lamb, Jr.

Horace R. Lamb, Jr. passed away October 10, 2022....

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Robert E. Ferebee

Robert Eugene Ferebee was born on December 28, 1953 in Norfolk County to a loving mother Annie Mae Ferebee Cuffee.  He was blessed to be surrounded by a mother, grandmother, and great, grandfather who showed him what it truly meant to love and care for one another. That is what Robert was all about…showing love and support to all he knew. Robert was educated in the Chesapeake Public School system and graduated with honors from…...

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