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Carolyn J. Guilford

Carolyn J. Guilford of 408 Lamp Post Drive, Chesapeake, VA and formerly of 948 Hannah Street, Norfolk, VA, gained her wings on Wednesday afternoon August 5, 2021 at Maryview Heart Hospital. Born in the Lambert’s Point neighborhood, she was the daughter of the late Melvin J. and Maude H. Davis. She was also predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Douglas Guilford; brother, Melvin B. Davis; nephew, Donald Larrimore, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Curtis Parker.…...

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Rayverlyn Simon – Dunston

Rayverlyn Moody Simon-Dunston, also known as “Ray”, 75, peacefully transitioned on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Ray was born on July 2, 1946, in Norfolk, VA to the late Raymond and Edith Moody. She was their only child for many years, until her baby brother Michael came along, which helped to develop her desire to aid others. She was married to Victor Simon until his death in the line of duty in 1968 while serving in…...

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Kayshon Lamar Flynn

Kayshon Lamar Flynn passed away August 2, 2021....

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Henry Lee Hall

Henry Lee Hall born October 1955, died August 2021. Henry was born in Baltimore, MD, grew up in Callao, VA, graduated from Rappahannock Community College, and lived his adult life in Hampton Roads, VA.  His old Ford truck was a fixture around the area, as he drove from job to job as a handyman, his specialty being painting and tile work. Henry lived life on his own terms.  He enjoyed it thoroughly every day with…...

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Nathaniel Brown Jr.

Nathaniel Brown, Jr. also known as “Man” gained his wings on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. He was born on Sunday, July 20, 1958. He attended Maury High School in Norfolk. “Man” was known for his smooth vocals, three pointer shots on the neighborhood Basketball court, and did not mind walking anywhere he needed to go. He was an uncover comedian who made everyone laugh with all of the funny phrases he would often say. He…...

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Florence Geneva Williams

Florence, affectionately known as “Geneva”, suddenly departed her earthly home on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Geneva was born January 18, 1934 to the late Clyde and Nellie Scott Jones. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. She held various positions in the hotel/service industry. Her ultimate passion was gardening. Throughout the week, you would have found Geneva outside in her garden. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her six children:…...

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James Edward Thompson

“The time of my departure has come. I 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 that day.” 2 Timothy 4:6-7 In the early hours of August 4, 2021, James Edward Thompson, affectionately called “Jimmy” and “JT”, transitioned from an earthly life for an eternal life of peace. He…...

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Ralph Lorenzo Stancil

Ralph Lorenzo Stancil, known to everyone as “Lo”, received his crown to glory and was quietly ushered into eternal rest on Monday, August 2, 2021, in the comfort of his home in Chesapeake, VA. Lo was born July 31, 1940 in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, VA, to the late Lee Edward Saunders and Thelma E. Stancil. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Barbara Stancil and brothers, Arcelius Brickhouse and Harold Stancil.…...

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Ruth V. Barrett

Ruth V. Barrett passed away August 3, 2021....

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Michelle Lavertta Scruggs

Michelle Lavertta Scruggs was born on February 27, 1957 to Richard L. Scruggs and Betty J. Phillips. As a child growing up in the Country Club Crest section of Vallejo she was well known and loved for her happy personality and infectious laughter. She attended Olympic School, Solano Jr. High and graduated from People’s High School. She later went on to become a certified nursing assistant. She traveled extensively and lived in Texas, Alabama, Florida…...

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Miles Anthony Crichlow

Miles Anthony Crichlow was born on July 11, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Ralph Crichlow and Yvonne Anne Watlington. He was the eldest of his siblings. Traveling most of his life, he finally settled down and made a home in Norfolk, Virginia. At the age of 58, Miles entered into eternal rest on July 28, 2021. Miles was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Sarah (“Noni ”) Crichlow and Geneva Watlington, his grandfather, Armond R.…...

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Shytist L. Hinton

Our Beloved Shytist Lachelle Hinton-Jones was born on June 14, 1987 in Hampton, Virginia to a loving mother Tammy Hinton and devoted father, Christopher Hinton Sr. Shytist grew up in a loving and Godly home where she was taught the benefits and immersive joy of God’s love. Shytist served in the youth ministry of United Bibleway Temple for her entire childhood in the choir and on the usher board. She loved family and spending time…...

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Melvin Maurice Charles Moses

Melvin Maurice Charles Moses, 19, of Portsmouth, Virginia tragically passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born in Newark, Delaware to Melvina Moses at Christiana Hospital. He was the seventh child out of eight. Melvin had a bright future. As a recent 2021 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, he planned to have a career as a Merchant Seaman. He loved his family. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, listening to music and rapping.…...

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Travis A. Lloyd

Travis Alonzo Lloyd was called home to be with the lord on July 30, 2021. Travis was born on December 15, 1987 to the union of Trent Whitney (father) and Jewel Lloyd (mother). Travis grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where he attended the Norfolk Public School system. Travis later earned his GED from the Virginia Department of Education and furthered his educational studies by attending Tidewater Community College. During this time Travis majored in Liberal Arts…...

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Fozzie Marie Glass

Fozzie Marie Glass passed away July 28, 2021....

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Nickinyah LaQuesha Hunter

Nickinyah LaQuesha Hunter passed away July 28, 2021....

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Goldie Whitehead

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 27,2021, Goldie Whitehead slipped away from his earthly dwelling place to his heavenly home. His family has comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Goldie was born to the late Genie Whitehead and Hattie Mae Coates on August 7, 1940 in Southampton County, Virginia. He started his career with Albany Cleaners and retired having served as a…...

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Clarence E. Holmes, Jr.

On Friday, July 30, 2021, our Lord and Savior, reached out his loving arms and told our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, godfather, and friend: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.” Clarence was the son of the late Clarence, Sr., and Marie Holmes. “Skinny” as he was affectionately called, came…...

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Charles Arthur Wallace

Charles Arthur Wallace slipped away peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born on April 27, 1967 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Martha Greggs and Tharoy Phillips. Charles grew up in the Berkley community of Norfolk and attended Lake Taylor High School, where he met the love of his life, Linda. They married and were blessed with a beautiful family. Charles and his family established their home in Virginia Beach.…...

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William Tracy McPherson

On Friday, July 30, 2021, William Tracy McPherson departed his earthly home for his heavenly home. William was born August 10, 1963 in Norfolk, VA at Norfolk Community Hospital. He graduated from Lake Taylor High School and attended Tidewater Community College. He has worked in the food industry all his life. He was employed with Harris Teeter in Chesapeake in the bakery department. He was a member of Transformation Church in Virginia Beach, where the…...

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Rudolph Williams, Sr.

Rudolph Williams, Sr. passed away July 30, 2021....

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Jacqueline Alexis Sylvester

Born Jacqueline Cooper, on March 12, 1960, to Nell Cooper and Alexander Wilson, in the Bronx, New York. The third born, behind her two sisters Rosalie and Sherrell, then followed by their only brother, Darryl, and Baby sister, Sherry. “Jackie” as all her friends and family called her, since a little girl was always a loving and caring child that loved her family; friends so much, that she would fight their battles, literally.   This…...

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James A. Barnes, III

James Augusta Barnes, III passed away on July 23, 2021.  He was born March 1, 1954, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Ruby J. and James Augusta Barnes II, his brother Randolph Taylor (deceased).  He retired from the United States Army as Sgt. 1st Class June 1994.  He leaves his cherished wife, Darceline Barnes (Dot), of 47 years; two sons, James Anthony Barnes and Jason Andre Barnes; and two grandsons, Iyanu Ali Brown-Barnes and Jayden…...

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Sandra Lamb

Sandra White Lamb entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 23, 2021. She was born December 24, 1944 to the late Vermit White and Catherine Nichols White. After attending Norfolk Public Schools, she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Norfolk State University. She continued her education at Hampton University where she earned her BS in Nursing and did graduate work in guidance.   As an RN, she served in the Army Reserves and attained…...

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Ella D. Gibson

Mrs. Ella D. “Booby” Gibson, daughter of the late Jessie Mae Taylor, was born March 9, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia. After sixty-seven years of being, a beautiful beat and bond to her family and beyond, her father in heaven saw fit to end her fight. She passed from this world on July 29, 2021, surrounded by her family. Ella, better known as “Booby,” became the “bae” of Theophilus “Theo” Gibson, Jr. Together they brought forth…...

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Davon Person

Davon Person passed away on July 25, 2021....

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Barry James Collins

Barry James Collins affectionately known as ‘Cow’ by his childhood friends, was born March 29,1966 in Norfolk, Virginia, the third child of James and Geraline Collins. Mother Collins, whose birthday is March 28th, rejoiced and said that the Lord had given her a birthday present when Barry was born. After graduating from Lake Taylor High School, he matriculated through Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, St. Paul College of Lawrenceville, Virginia and finally graduated…...

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Johnnie Comado Williams

Johnnie Comado Williams passed away on July 27, 2021....

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Judy Mills Davis

Judy M. Davis, 74, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.  Born in Norfolk, VA, predeceased by her loving husband, William Davis Jr.; survived by her son, DuShaun; daughter, Kristin; and grandchildren, Sydney and Shaun.  She is also survived by her sister, Cynthia Cheatham; sisters-in-law, Bennie Lundy, Joyce Davis, Vera Edlin; and mother-in-law Ernestine Davis. She was a devoted servant at the Historic First Baptist Church, Bute Street, Norfolk, VA, a member of Iota Phi…...

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Michelle Nicole Wilkins

Michelle Nicole Wilkins passed away on July 24, 2021....

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Ruby V. Jones

Ruby Velois Smith Jones, 90, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 2, 1931 to the late Moses and Nancy Viola Mitchell Smith in Moyock, North Carolina. To their union 13 children were born. Ruby was the last survivor. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Floyd Jones; son, Howard Lee Jones; 12 siblings: Horace Smith, Lonnie Smith, Hattie-Pearl Dunston,…...

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Lionel C. Thomas

“From the land of pain and sorrow; to a land of peace and rest; God has taken you, our loved one, where you shall have eternal rest.” Lionel Clayton Thomas, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones, slipped peacefully away to his eternal rest. Lionel was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He was educated in the Norfolk school system and graduated from Norview High School. Lionel served honorably in the United…...

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Malik E. Perry

Malik E. Perry “Cookie”  passed away on July 23, 2021....

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Geneva P. Christmas

Geneva Pearce Christmas affectionately known as “Aunt Peanut” entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 25, 2021. She was born on January 2, 1935 in Wake County, North Carolina to the late Alex and Theolia Morgan Pearce. Geneva was predeceased by her parents, 11 siblings, a spouse, Nathaniel Christmas Jr. and one daughter, Kartina Christmas. Geneva was a very loving and generous mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend! She was a great cook, an awesome…...

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Thomas Shivers

Thomas Shivers (aka) Tom-Tic, 74 passed away on July 24, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Thomas was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Joseph and Eva Shivers. Tom-Tic grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia where he met his beautiful wife of 51 years, Sarah. Shortly after marriage he started working in construction until he was gainfully employed with Chesapeake Public School System where he retired as a Head Custodian. Tom-Tic was well known for…...

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Da’Vonn Hines

Da’Vonn Hines passed away on July 21, 2021....

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Zelma Lee Haskins

Zelma Lee Haskins better known as “Plue” by family and friends departed this world on July 17, 2021. Zelma was born in Norfolk,Virginia on March 1, 1944 to Godfrey Parker and Alberta Robinson, but raised by Susie Pierce and Thurman Gay. However, let her tell it “She was born by the river in a little tent”. Zelma was a mother to three children Keith Robinson, Kevin Haskins and Karen Haskins. She raised her children with…...

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Bessie Mae Greenhouse

Bessie Mae Greenhouse was born October 9, 1934 to the union of the late George Williams and Bessie Aull in Columbia, South Carolina. She relocated to Norfolk, Virginia at the early age of 17. She worked many years for Old Dominion University as a head cook until her retirement. Bessie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40+ years, Norward Greenhouse; her loving brother, George Aull; and her beloved grandson, Derek Williams “Smoke”.…...

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Timothy A. Branch

Timothy Alfonzo Branch, devoted husband, father, and brother departed this life to be with the Lord on July 21, 2021.  His transition was nestled in love with the presence of his wife, Laverne, children, and other family members by his side. A native of Portsmouth, VA, Timothy was born to the late Byrdell and Bradford Branch, Sr. on December 8, 1954. “Tim B”, as he was often called, began his Christian journey at the Third…...

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Vernell Peeples, Jr.

Vernell (Vern) Peeples Jr., the son of the late Bettie and Vernell Peeples Sr., departed his life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Sentara Hospice House, Virginia Beach, VA. He was born in Franklin, VA on July 15, 1942 and was educated in the Portsmouth public school system. While in his early twenties, he decided to leave Portsmouth, VA and head to the “Big Apple” (New York City) in search of a new life. Shortly…...

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Mary Estelle Boone

Mary Estelle Boone was born on October 24th 1936 in Ponsmouth Virginia to the proud parents, Jerry M. Lamb and Mary Jones-Lamb. She was the youngest of four children and was endearingly called Baby Mary. She was a very caring and loving person. She had a strong faith in God. She was raised in Ponsmouth, VA. She had a career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where she retired on February 5th 1993 after 25 years of…...

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Charles M. Daniels, Jr.

Charles McTavish Daniels Jr’s love of life and laughter didn’t come to an end with his departure. Charles was born January 4, 1956, and transitioned on July 21, 2021.  He was preceded by his parents,  Charles M. Daniels Sr and Catherine H. Daniels. He is survived by his wife Linda Daniels; children Wenicki Daniels and  Charles M. Daniels III.  He loved a quiet evening on the front porch. His hilarious personality and laugh was contagious to everyone he met....

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Windell E. Giles, Sr.

Windell E. Giles, Sr. passed away on July 21, 2021....

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Sharon S. Brown

On July 21, 2021, God called our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend Sharon (Nissie) Brown home.  She was born on November 17, 1959 in South Mills, NC to Bishop Dillard Spence and the late Margaret Spence. She was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School and attended Norfolk Business College. She worked 22 years in food service and was a certified PCA. Sharon leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 38 years,…...

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Eric Henry Morse

Eric Henry Morse, 71 left this earthly world on July 11, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia Eric was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Magnolia and William Henry Morse. The family relocated to Boston, Massachusetts when Eric was 3 years old where he grew up, attended school and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam Era. While in Boston, Eric worked for the Telephone Company and was an exterminator.…...

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Donne Willet Jones

We celebrate life of our beloved Donne W. Jones, of Norfolk, VA who passed on July 16, 2021, at the age of 54 years old. Donne was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He will be fondly remembered by his mother, Jean Jones; sisters, Laseeta Lowery and Lavenna (Trevor) Swan; nephew, Torree Cannon; nieces, Latique Albergottie, Lakia Jordan, and Nolly Swan; great nephews and nieces; as well as numerous cousins, family and friends.…...

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Annette Keywest Fentress

Mrs. Annette G. Fentress, affectionally known as “Sweetpea” daughter of the late Heppy H. Griffin and Annette Riddick Griffin was born on April 30, 1947, in Norfolk, VA.  She graduated from Booker T. High School and NSU.  She was united in Holy matrimony to the late Walter Fentress, Jr. for 18 years. Owner of Bountiful Styles Salon in Chesapeake, VA. Where she retired from cosmetology in 1997. She later began renting properties and investing in…...

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Eedy Nicholson

Eedy Nicholson, 65, entered into eternal life on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Maryview Medical Center. She was born on February 5, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents Bernice C. Nicholson, Sr. and Mabel C. Nicholson and one nephew, Malcom R. Williams, Jr. Eedy accepted Christ at an early age as a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. She enjoyed lively discussions in Sunday School and…...

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Marlene Lockhart

Marlene Brown Lockhart was born April 9, 1933 in Northampton County, NC to the late Fred and Dollie Brown. She was blessed to share her life with eleven brothers and sisters. At an early age, Marlene became a member of Roanoke Salem Baptist Church in Garysburg, NC. She received her education in the Northampton School System and graduated from Gumberry High School. Marlene was joined in matrimony to the late James T. Lockhart. This union was…...

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Essie B. Matthews

Essie Bowe Matthews was the seventh child and third daughter of Willie Cornelius and Izora Ward Bowe, born July 4, 1948 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She shared the first name of her father’s mother, Essie May Doxy Bowe, as they also shared a striking resemblance.  Her father always wanted twelve children, God gave him the desires of this heart.  Essie leaves to cherish fond memories: Willie (Jean) Bowe of Mt. Vernon, New York; Leonard  Bowe of…...

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