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Abdul Muhammhad

Abdul Shaahid Azaudin Muhammhad was born Curtis “Curt” Copeland, Sr. on February 24, 1973 in Paquotank County, Elizabeth City. North Carolina. He gained his wings on October 26, 2021, as he went to join his Lord and Savior. Curt was the backbone of his family; someone you could always count on for anything. Curt was a loving and devoted husband, father, godfather, grand godfather, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. If anybody knew…...

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Melvin Anthony White Sr.

Melvin Anthony White Sr. was born August 18, 1943 to the late Theodore Owens and Adelina Brayboy in Norfolk, VA, and lovingly raised by grandparents Henry White and Addie White.  He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1961. In his early years he drove city buses for Virginia Transit. He also diligently worked for the Federal Government at Norfolk Naval Amphibious Base Transportation Department as a bus driver, progressing to an operator, and…...

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May Thi Dang

May Thi Dang passed away on November 6, 2021....

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Jerry Rhodes

Jerry Rhodes passed away on November 3, 2021....

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Jessie D. Johnson

Mrs. Jessie D. Johnson was born in Norfolk County (Chesapeake), Virginia on October 10, 1926. She was one of two children and was proceeded in death by her husband SFC. James H. Johnson, a son, Marlon Franklin Johnson, her father, her mother Hattie D. Goodman, her brother Herbert Downing and a nephew whom we lovingly called Flukee. Jessie whom we lovingly called Missy or Little Miss was educated in the Norfolk County Public Schools. She…...

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Rosa Elizabeth Bond

Rosa E. Bond, 75, passed away on October 30, 2021 at Commonwealth Memory Care in Chesapeaek, VA. She was born in Norfolk, VA on March 8, 1945. Rosa was a graduate of Norfolk State University and retired after 25 years of service as a Teacher for Norfolk Public Schools. She was a member of Mason Memorial COGIC where she sang in the choir. Rosa was predeceased by her parents, Pency C. and John T. Bond;…...

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Kevin Shelton

Kevin F. Shelton Jr. of  Surprise, Arizona passed away on October 27, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1988 in Norfolk, Virginia. Kevin was a Quality Assurance Inspector for the United State Airforce. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Vivian and Jimmy Carrouthers and uncle, Stephen Burns. Kevin leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Staci Shelton; parents, Tiffanie Shelton and Kevin Shelton Sr. (Deja); two sons, Sylas and Kade Shelton; three sisters, Kierstin…...

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Judith Richards

On the late evening of October 30th, we received the news that Heaven has gained a new angel, our beloved Judy Richards. Many hearts are broken as we try to wrap our minds around this great loss. Judy had an impeccable reputation. Judy has touched many lives in Virginia, New York, Alabama and many other states she loved to visit. Judy’s energy and smile was infectious, her voice was incredible, and her love was tender…...

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Idontae Gladeese Bennett

Idontae Gladeese Bennett-Rogers was born to the late Robert Chester Forrest and Brenda Carol Bennett on November 29, 1981. She went home to celebrate with CHRIST on Wednesday; October 27, 2021. Born and raised in the Berkley section of Norfolk, VA, Idontae (Dee Dee) graduated from Lake Taylor High School. Idontae accepted CHRIST at an early age, as she was a member of Rising Sun Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Doctor Hilton C. Felton Sr. During…...

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William B. Spencer

Born William Bernard Spencer on September 28, 1940 to his deceased parents, Robert and Roberta Spencer.  He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and he was a 1960 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.  William also served in the US Air Force. William married Gwendolyn Bowe Baker thirty years ago.  He was a hard worker and he retired as a meat cutter at the N.O.B. Commissary as a Federal employee. William had…...

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Mattie P. Johnson

Mattie Priscilla Johnson passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Chesapeake, VA.  She was born to the late Florence B. and Charlie S. Woodbury.  Predeceased by one son Albert Johnson, two sisters: Lucy A. Fenner and Nellie B. Richardson, and one brother (Scoop) Charlie L. Woodbury.  Mattie leaves to cherish her memories, five sons:  Larry F. Johnson, Steven R. Johnson, David A. Johnson, Kenneth M. Johnson, and Melvin R. Johnson; two daughters: Florence P.…...

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Gentle C. Powell

Gentle C. Powell passed away on October 28, 2021....

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Clemial Faulkner Jr.

Clemial Faulkner, Jr. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Clemial was born November 29, 1977, in Wilmington, Delaware to Clemial, Sr. and Carolyn L Woody.  He was the only brother of Sherrell Faulkner Johnson. Clem graduated from Delcastle Technical High School.  At Delcastle, he played Varsity basketball (wore #32) and JV football and went on to Wilmington University where he played on the basketball team also wearing #32, which became…...

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Lance Williams

Lance Williams passed away November 2, 2021....

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Mattie Beatrice Spruill Alston

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh from the Father of lights, with whom is no variables, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me? I will be thy servant.” Psalms 116:12 Mattie Beatrice Spruill Alston, 83, affectionately called “Bea” by her family and friends, entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2021. She was born in Scotland Neck,…...

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Clarence Linwood Whitehurst

Clarence Linwood Whitehurst passed away on November 2, 2021....

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Jermaine Lee Leslie Jr.

Jermaine Lee Leslie Jr. passed away on October 16, 2021....

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Allen Bonneau, Sr.

Allen Bonneau, Sr., son of the late Ben Wright and Martha Bonneau was born May 18, 1936, in Charleston, South Carolina.  He departed this life on October 13, 2021. He was educated in the Charleston, South Carolina Public School System.  After which he joined the United States Marine Corps and first served as a Tank Expert.  Later he fulfilled his goal of becoming a Phantom Fighter Jet Aviation Mechanic during the Vietnam era.  Serving his country for 30 honorable years, Allen became…...

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Clarence Terrell Sr.

Clarence was born in Norfolk County, Virginia December 10, 1952 to the late Helen Manning and Clarence Freeman. On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Clarence departed this life for a better one with our Heavenly Father. He was the oldest of seven children and affectionately known as Pluke or Slim in Ebony Heights. He is predeceased by his step-father Johnnie Manning, sister Jacqueline Terrell and other relatives. Clarence received his education through the Chesapeake and Ports-mouth…...

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Elva Goode Warren

Elva Goode Warren passed away on November 1, 2021....

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Emma C. Long

Emma C. Long passed away on October 28, 2021....

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Lula Mae Deloatch

Mrs. Lula Mae Deloatch departed this life to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the serenity of her home, located in Norfolk. She was the daughter of Henderson and Jeanette (Miles) Boone, born March 24, 1940, in Northampton County, North Carolina. Lula is survived by her devoted husband and best friend, George Deloatch; Brother: Henry Boone from Farmville, NC; Brother and Sister In-Laws: Willie Lee, Joseph, Ravin, Annie Deloatch-Hill, Emily Deloatch, Dorethea…...

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Richard H. Kelley

Richard H. Kelley passed away on November 2, 2021....

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Mildred Wilson

Mildred Wilson passed away on October 26, 2021....

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Martha Ruth Byrant-Lamb

Martha Ruth Bryant-Lamb affectionately known as ‘Sis’ to her close family was born on April 18, 1948 to the late John Henry and Lillie Mae Bryant.  Martha was the second eldest of 10 children Andrew Hunt (deceased), Charity Hayes, Mary Holloman, John Bryant, Novella Lawrence, Elizabeth Warren, Glenda Wiggins, Marvin Bryant, James Bryant, Joanna Moss. Martha was educated in the Chesapeake school system where she graduated from Crestwood High school class of 1966.  She gave…...

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Douglas Eugene Outlaw Jr.

Douglas Eugene Outlaw Jr. passed away on October 26, 2021....

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Angela B. Williams

Evangelist Angela Brooks Williams affectionately known as “Gutty” to some and Na-Na to others was born May 20th, 1951 in Chesapeake Virginia to the late Rev. Leroy and Eva Lee Brooks.  She passed on October 27, 2021 at home peacefully surrounded by her love ones. Angela attended Chesapeake Public Schools and grew up in the Crestwood Community. Angela retired in 2008 at which time she became a full time foster parent for The Up Center were she continued her passion caring…...

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Judy Land Biggs

Judy Land Biggs passed away on October 27, 2021....

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Delores Nelson

Delores Nelson was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 19, 1934 to the late Julia and William Peterson. She received her Wings on Thursday, October 21, 2021. She was a beautiful, loving, kind, sweet and caring mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend. Mostly she was a woman of God. She loved the Lord and we know she is resting in His loving arms. To know her was to love…...

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Leomia S. Wingate

Daughter of the late Rev. William M. Smith and Nettie Reynolds, Mother Leomia S. Wingate was born on September 9, 1929 in Abbeville, SC. She departed this life on October 28, 2021 at her home in Chesapeake, VA. She graduated from Providence High School in Chesapeake, VA and completed her Associate degree in Nursing. She was married to the late Leander Wingate, Jr. for 63 years. Mother Wingate was an ordained minister who felt her…...

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Maurice Chevelle Howard

Maurice Chevelle Howard, 57, of Hampton, Virginia, passed away in Thursday, October 28th, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Maurice was born on February, 23rd, 1964 in Rochester, New York to Leavy Ann and Eddie Howard. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1982, he went on to join the United States Marine Corps at the age of 19. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Sergeant. During his service the…...

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Barbara B. Scott

Barbara B. Scott 84 of Norfolk, VA went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 24, 2021. Born in the Berkley section of Norfolk. She attended Gatewood in Berkley and went on to graduate from Booker T. Washington High School. Barbara was preceded by her father Cleophus Bolt, mother Viola Bolt, son Anthony Scott, daughter Monica F. Scott, and grandson Keeahney D. Scott. Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Katina V. Scott Wilder (Lamargo) son Keenan L. Scott Sr. (Angela) grandchildren: Keeya, Keeant’e, Ashley, Elijah,…...

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Keith D. Andrews

Keith D. Andrews, age 53 was born June 6, 1968 in Norfolk Va. to the late Lamont Davis and Mary D. Andrews. He graduated from Lake Taylor high school in 1987. While in high school, he was a star basketball player and participated in a hand full of other academic activities. Upon graduating high school, he attended Norfolk vocational technical center accepting his trade in welding. In between jobs, he decided to return to college…...

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Willis J. Felton Jr.

Willis J. Felton Jr. “WJ” passed away on October 10, 2021....

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Melvin L. Cooper Sr.

Today we celebrate the victory of Melvin Leroy Cooper Sr. and his incredible journey upon his day of eternal rest on October 26, 2021. Melvin was surrounded by family and friends in his final days and as he reached out upon taking his final breath, his brow became unfurled, a smile engulfed his lips, and he peacefully passed. Melvin Leroy Cooper Sr. was born in Woodstock, VA on March 15, 1941, to the late Oswald…...

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Herman W. Coleman

Herman W. Coleman passed away on October 20, 2021....

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Regina Delores Alexander

Regina Delores Alexander was born on September 4,1955 to the late Vivian Loclkhart and Robert Lockhart in Norfolk, Virginia. Regina was called home to be with the Lord on October 23,2021 in Norfolk, Virginia. Regina moved to Baltimore, MD when she was 10 years old and was raised by her aunt the late Millie Ann Ellis. Regina also attended First Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Leo K. Caesar…...

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Reginald Jean-Baptiste

Reginald Jean-Baptiste passed on October 18, 2021....

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Dorothy Hudgins

Dorothy Mae Hudgins, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on October 22, 2021 to be with her heavenly father. “Dot” as she was affectionately known, was born on November 30, 1929 in Norfolk, VA to the late Thomas Booker and Sarah Booker. She was a faithful member of the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception until her illness. Dorothy attended Saint Joseph School. She retired form Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after 29…...

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Wykeen D. Cuffee

Wykeen D. Cuffee passed away on October 25, 2021....

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James Franklin Jennette

James Jennette transitioned peacefully in his home on Friday October 22, 2021. He was welcomed into heaven by his wife Ellen Jennette. James Franklin Jennette was born on November 26, 1944, in Norfolk, VA to the late Charlie Leroy Jennette and Ida Boone-Jennette. James graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where his charismatic ways would follow him throughout his life. James will fondly be remembered for his self-less heart for his family and everyone,…...

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Irma Blackwell

Irma “Denice” Blackwell was called to eternal rest on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 3:40pm with her cherished family standing by her bedside and surrounding her with love. Denice, 68 years of age, was born on August 6, 1953 to the late John and Josephine Easter. Denice was a dedicated and hard worker throughout her life. She was a staple in the dietary department of Maryview Medical Center for more than 25 years. Her love…...

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Antane’ DaKesha Boomer

Antane’ DaKesha Boomer Hughes (Nae Nae) age 27, of Virginia Beach was called home to rest at 9.26 am on October 17, 2021 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. Born to Markisha Fae Boomer and the late Anthony Wayne Sawyer in the city of Norfolk, Virginia on September 01, 1994. As a young girl we knew Antane’ would be a nurturer because of the way she helped her mom take care of her brothers after the…...

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Demond D. Harris

God Called Demond D.Harris Home On October 17th 2021 he was born March 9th,1984 in Norfolk Virginia.  He attended Norview High School In Norfolk Virginia & Votech Where he took courses in Carpentry, “Demond had a passion for building”. He was preceded  by his Mother Lila Harris 2010. He also left to cherish the memory of his brother Devon Harris Sr. of Norfolk , Virginia; A niece (A’lila Harris), (nephew Devon Harris Jr.) two Uncles…...

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Clinton E. Knight

Clinton E. Knight passed away on October 21, 2021....

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Pamela Yvette Reese

On October 21, 2021 our beloved Pamela (Pam) Yvette Cherry Reese was called by the Master to accept her heavenly rewards. She was born on December 20, 1967, to John Harden and Naomi Smallwood Cherry in Portsmouth, VA. Pam was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1986. After high school, she attended cosmetology school at Portsmouth School of Beauty. Pam served as a paraprofessional at S. H.…...

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Michael Colona Jones Jr.

Michael Colona Jones Jr. passed away October 23, 2021....

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Kip Bernard Branch

Kip Bernard Branch was born on August 28, 1947 to Helen Ball Dixon and Paul Bernard Branch. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Baltimore City College High School. Kip knew the importance of advanced education early on. He earned an undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1971. He later earned a master’s degree in journalism and urban education from Indiana University and a second master’s degree from Columbia School of…...

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Elnora Payne Green

Elnora Payne Green, our beloved sister, aunt, relative, and friend passed on October 20, 2021. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Elnora was the daughter of the late Lafayette and Elnora Payne. She was a product of the Norfolk Public School System and a graduate of the 1944/45 class of Booker T. Washington High School. Elnora was a graduate of Howard University from which she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, and was awarded a…...

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Jean S. Nesbit

JEAN STEVENSON NESBIT “SISSY” Jean was born December 4,1961 in Portsmouth, VA and was raised in Cavalier Manor and was better known as Sissy to all. She attended Manor High School and later organized and remained the president of “The Lady Peridots” and various other clubs. She also played softball for Cavalier Manor Recreation League. She loved to party and have a good time. She was a jack of all trades. Professionally she was a…...

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