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Bertha Adams

Bertha Adams passed away on March 22, 2020....

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Tysean Cooper

Tysean Cooper passed away on March 15, 2020....

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DeShaun R. Hall

DeShaun R. Hall passed away on March 21, 2020....

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Mary Anna Blackwell

Mary Anna Blackwell passed away on March 22, 2020....

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Gordon Christopher Davis, Jr.

Gordon Christopher (Chris) Davis, Jr. age 26, our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Thursday March 19, 2020. Chris was born in Daytona Beach, Florida on December 11,1993 to Gordon and Yolanda Davis. He graduated Junior High School from Tidewater Adventist Academy in Chesapeake and then from Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach. He was a member of Cedars of Lebanon SDA church where he served as an usher and was…...

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Alvin L. Baum II

Alvin Lamont Baum II (Bay-Bay) was born November 26,1996 in Norfolk, VA to Alvin and Lideta Baum. He entered eternal peace on March 20,2020. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Leslie Cousins. Alvin was educated at Norview High School. He was employed at Baum’s Service Center. He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Bay-Bay had an extremely generous heart and would help anyone . His smile would brighten a room.…...

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Javonte Selfridge, Jr.

Javonte Marquis Selfridge was born December 6, 1992 and sadly departed us on March 17, 2020. Javonte was loved by so many people and his billion dollars smile would truly be missed. Javonte was a young man with an old soul who loved music, dancing, and being the life of the party. Javonte was known to his friends as “Head” and was a true diehard fan of the Philadelphia eagles. He loved his video games,…...

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Damien D. Butts

Damien D. Butts passed away on March 15, 2020....

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Paula A. Cooper-Evans

Paula A. Cooper-Evans, 60, of Norfolk, VA passed away March 14, 2020.  Born June 11, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Betty Lou Brown and Melvin Whitfield.  Paula was loved by everyone whom she encountered.  She was the life of the party, who was always the first one on the dance floor.  She will be deeply missed. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Tutson and Ricky Cooper and her grandmother, Louella Hines. Left to…...

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Iona Stout Forbes

Iona Stout Forbes passed away on March 18, 2020....

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Jeromette Patrice Parham

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 our miracle baby and shining star departed her earthly vessel to reunite with her heavenly father at 1:37 pm from Sentara Norfolk General Medical Center. “This Awesome Woman of God” Jeromette Patrice (Walker) Parham, better known as Jada, was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 28, 1973 to Patricia Ann Walker and Jerome Cooper. She was raised in a loving home by Mr. Terry Lorenzo Epps and Mrs. Patricia Ann…...

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Johnny Lee Majette, Jr.

Johnny Lee Majette, Jr. passed away on March 16, 2020....

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Gwendolyn D. Bell

Gwendolyn D. Bell, 77, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 20, 2020. She was born on July 1, 1942 in Norfolk, VA to the late Eddie Lee Jones and Phyllis Marie Barnes. Gwen was the eldest of four children and was an alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School. She was baptized at a young age and was raised as a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA. After high school…...

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Jeffrey W. Helm

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Jeffrey Wayne Helm peacefully entered his final resting home, Jeffrey, also known as “Jay,” was born July 27, 1962 to parents, William A. Helm and Virginia Nadine Helm in Portsmouth, Virginia. Jeffery was a lifelong resident who took pride in his occupation as a Nuclear Rigger of 34 years at Norfolk Naval Shipyard before retiring in 2016. He also took pride in being a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan. He is…...

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Ann Marie Massenburg

Ann Marie Massenburg was called home to heaven on March 14, 2020, in Portsmouth, Va. Our beloved “Ann Marie” was born July 28,1969 to Annie E. Cheek and the late Grover C. Massenburg Ann Marie was a faithful member of the Ransom for Souls Church as long as her health allowed. She was a hardworking single mother with an in-charge and boss lady personality. Ann Marie was as a certified mental health and peer support…...

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John Robert Hill

John Robert “Bill” Hill, beloved husband of 48 years, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend transitioned from this life on March 16, 2020. John Robert Hill was born June 15, 1949 in Chesapeake to the late Sarah Stancil. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, William Downing, Owen Hill and Marlowe Knowlton. Bill spent most of his childhood in Chesapeake, VA, where he attended Chesapeake Public Schools System. He met the…...

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Nyla-Nicole Mae Greene

Nyla-Nicole Mae Greene was born on February 26, 2020 to Keosha Harris and Donald Greene, Jr. and gain her heavenly wings on March 17, 2020. Nyla-Nicole Mae Greene leaves to cherish her precious memories. Sisters; Zakhia Harris, Anyia Harris, Dzzyia Harris, Dyamin Greene, Jhewel Greene, brothers; Massiah Crawford, Makhi Harris, Kadien Harris, Karter Harris, Mykal Harris, Tylee, Martin, Tyheem Martin, and Tyree Martin Jr. Grandparents; Vonda Harris-Otey, Emanuel Lewis, Cathy Taylor, Donald Greene, Sr....

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Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings was born in Norfolk, VA on February 8,1982 to Bessie D. Mings. On  Thursday March 12,2020 he departed from this life, and entered into eternal life.  He attended Norfolk Public Schools. Although he lived in different parts of the city, the Oakwood section of Norview was his home. On August 19, 2005 he married Latrise L. McCoy. They were married for fourteen years. Through this union they had a daughter named Tyana L.…...

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Mavis Deloris Spruill

Mavis Deloris Spruill passed away on March 16, 2020....

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Wendy Udene Holloway

Wendy U. Holloway, 54, of the 2500 block of East Little Creek Rd. passed away the morning of March 18, 2020. She leaves behind to mourn her two sons, Aaron Holloway and Adrian Holloway; a sister, Marion Sutton (Kenneth); aunt, Willia Mae Collins; two nieces, Marjorie Holloway and Deborah Epps (O’Neal); two nephews, Daniel Holloway (Kanisha) and Nicholas Holloway. She was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie Holloway (Tilley) and James Tilley; sister, Peggy Holloway and…...

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Brian K. Edwards, Sr.

Brian K. Edwards, Sr. passed away on March 16,  2020....

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Gay M. James-Parson

Mrs. Gay M. James-Parson transitioned peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by family on March 9, 2020. She was born on September 27, 1959 in Norfolk, VA to the late Ruth Woodhouse McCoy and George Bernard McCoy, Sr. Gay was the sixth child of eight children. She graduated from Norview High School in 1977. She continued her education at Norfolk State University and graduated with a degree in Health Education. She went back to school…...

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Joseph E. Griffin

The Reverend Joseph E. Griffin was born in Norfolk County, Virginia on January 5, 1922 to Joseph Earnest Griffin and Annie Randolph Linton Griffin.   He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools and completed his high school education in Lewiston, North Carolina. In his union of marriage to Marian J. Preston there were seven children.  He was predeceased by his daughter Jean Ellis.  Surviving children are Robert Griffin, Joan Newman, Jacqueline Knight, Gloria Brown, Aaron…...

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Keith E. Cartwright

Keith Eugene Cartwright was born to Basil Cox and Lillian Cartwright on December 17, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia.  Keith attended Norfolk Public Schools and, in his early years, worked at various jobs. Keith was known and loved by many, and he had friends all over this area.  He loved music, especially Reggae and Rock music.  During his younger days, he enjoyed playing the guitar.  Keith was particularly devoted to his family and loved spending time…...

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Wilbert Dickens

Wilbert “Buck” Dickens was born August 30, 1954 in Edgecombe County, NC to Carrie Bell Jones and Fred Little. Buck worked for the Virginian Pilot for 20 plus years as a paper handler. He was an avid cook, fisherman and singer. He would always sing around the house and try to get his grandkids to taste whatever he was cooking. He was predeceased by his mother, father, stepfather, Ernest Jones; siblings, Lump Little, Ted Little,…...

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Eddie Russell

Eddie Russell, age 77, died March 14, 2020. Eddie was born and spent his early childhood in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He received his education from Cedar Grove Elementary School in Baskerville, Virginia and East End High School in South Hill, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Hayes. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Russell; mother, Laurine Hardy; sons, Eddie Russell, and Devon Scott-Russell; daughter, Stephanie Russell; sisters, Janet Pohill and…...

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Joyce Anne Moore

Joyce Anne Moore passed away on March 14, 2020....

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Vernon Lee Cartwright, Jr.

On March 10, 2020 our Lord and Christ called Vernon home.  He was born on April 12, 1944 in Norfolk VA.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother Vernon and Alma Cartwright, a grandson Tommy Cartwright Jr., a brother George Lowery and 3 sisters: Maybell Lowery Daniels, Yvonne Lowery Hoggard and Debora Cartwright Irving. He was a 1962 graduate of George Washington Carver High in Chesapeake VA and then served in the…...

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Shirley M. Yancey

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Shirley Yancey, went home to be with the Lord after a long life of 83 years old on this earth. Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on March 29, 1936, Shirley was the daughter of the late Joe and Essie Sylvester. In 1951, she moved to Norfolk, Virginia with her Aunt Flora, shortly after she met her husband for life, Eddie Yancey. They were married until he deceased. In 2014,…...

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Lawrence E. Woodley

Lawrence E. Woodley passed away March 9, 2020....

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Margret G. Brehon

Margaret Brehon, 82, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, March 11, 2020 in  Chesapeake, VA. She was the daughter of Georgia Braye and the youngest of three. Margaret was a long time Norfolk native and lived a long life, the way she wanted to. Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Vernon L. Brehon, Sr.,son ,Vernon, Jr and Mother Georgia Braye. Margaret leaves to cherish her memories her one son and one grandchild...

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Eva M. May

Eva M. May passed away on March 11, 2020....

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Aonreke Richard Boyd

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, God’s angel of mercy peacefully came into our midst to escort Aonreke Richard Boyd to his eternal rest. Aonreke was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on May 5, 1983 to Dennis Boyd Jr. and the late Willie Mae Gallup-Boyd, the oldest of a set of fraternal twins. Aonreke was a kind-hearted protector even from a very early age. His mother once shared a story of how before he could even…...

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Ester Marie Green

Dr. Pastor Ester Green, Co-founder and Pastor of Hope Christian Center and Co-founder and President of Hope Christin Center College of Theology, passed, March 10, 2020 at the age of 59.  She graduated from North Carolina College of Theology. Dr. Pastor Ester Green loved the Lord with all her heart.  She had a passion for inspiring people, young and old to live up to their full potential. As a wife, mother, teacher and mentor, she…...

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Soloman Melvin Watford

Soloman Melvin Watford passed away on March 10, 2020....

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Clarence Bernett Southall

Clarence Bernett Southall passed away on March 7, 2020....

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John L. Mills, Sr.

On Monday March 9, 2020 our beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, John Luther Mills transitioned peacefully into eternal rest. John was 59 years old and was know by family and friends as Lil John or J-Boy. John was born in Portsmouth VA .On July 14, 1960 to the late Catharine Mills and Russell Howell. He was the sixth child out of eight siblings. He attended Portsmouth public schools. John worked at Wimbrough…...

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Calvin Mingo

Calvin Mingo passed away on March 7, 2020....

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Evelyn V. Branch

Evelyn V. Branch passed away on March 7, 2020....

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Gloria Jean Griffin

Gloria Jean Griffin passed away on March 9, 2020....

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Jean A. Ellis

Minister Jean Auver Ellis, 73, took her wings to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2020. She is predeceased by her (husband) Dexter Ellis, (mother) Marian Preston Griffin and (grandson) Jamel Griffin. Jean earned her bachelor’s degree in business management through Norfolk State University in 1985. With the call to work for God, she was employed as a prayer counselor for CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) in Virginia Beach, VA. She was a longtime…...

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Barry R. Forbes, Sr.

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, God’s angels guided Barry Rhys Forbes, Sr. to his heavenly home.  Barry was born July 9, 1950 in Norfolk, VA to the late William Earl and Minnie Lee Bowser Forbes.  He attended Norfolk Public schools and graduated from Maury High School.  While at Maury, he excelled in long distance running- placing in numerous events and earning a letter in track.  After attending Norfolk State University, he joined the U S…...

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Juanita A. Easley

Juanita Alolivia Easley entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 7, 2020 while at Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. She was born December 27, 1936, in Chesapeake, Virginia, the eighth of 11 children to the late Willie and Annie Armstrong. “Nita” as she was affectionally called by family and friends, grew up in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake.  She was educated in the Chesapeake School System and graduated from Carver High School. Juanita…...

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Rodger McRay Johnson

Rodger McRay Johnson, 85, of the 6000 block of Clare Rd. passed away on March 8, 2020. He was born on November 25, 1934 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He attended P.W. Moore and Winslow Schools. Rodger retired from the Local ILA 1248 as a Longshoreman and was a member of Oakwood Chapel Church of Christ D.O.C. He is predeceased by his parents, Ed and Matilda Johnson; daughter, Monzera Lahens; brothers, Randy Phillips, Joe C.…...

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William T. Debrough, Jr.

William T. Debrough, Jr. passed away on March 8, 2020....

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William F. Dudley, Sr.

William F. Dudley, Sr. passed away on March 4, 2020....

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Alexander T. Minns, Sr.

Alexander T. Minns, Sr. passed away on March 5, 2020....

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Leon Wright Carpenter

Leon Carpenter entered into eternity on March 5, 2020 surrounded by family in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born January 26,1946 and was the son of Wilford and Alma Carpenter. He graduated from Blair High School in Tacoma Park, MD and attended Montgomery College. Leon was employed with several companies in the Washington. D.C. area including the Watergate Complex and Fannie Mae Mortgage Company. In 1986 he and his family moved to Norfolk, VA from…...

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Florence Kendall

Florence D. Kendall, passed away peacefully, at home, in Norfolk, VA. Florence is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Alice Debose; brothers Eddie, Troy and Willie; sister, Celia Johnson and son, Ramon N. Kendall III. Florence leaves to cherish her memories, her loving daughters, Valerie and Jacqueline DuBose Kendall; grandchildren, Kendra, Ramon IV and Dante; great grandchildren, Khaliah, Grace, Quin and Marquis; special friends, Barbara Hill and Mildred Hall....

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Fern Higgs

Fern Higgs passed away on March 5, 2020....

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