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Felton Onel Patterson

Felton Onel Patterson received his heavenly wings on March 4, 2022. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Chesapeake, Va to the late Archie Patterson and Cammie Woods-Patterson. He graduated from Norfolk State College and also served our country in the Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Felton is predeceased by his son, Lamont Patterson, four sisters and five brothers. Felton leaves to cherish his wife, Gail Hardy Patterson; five daughters, Denise Younger (Maurice),…...

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Etta B. Johnson

Etta P. Barrettt Johnson Was born August 2, 1927 to the union of Julius Barrett and Linnie M. Pettaway Barrett in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. She passed away at the age of 94 on March 2, 2022 in Hampton, VA where she resided at Golden Years Assistant Living Facility. After her father’s death, her mother married Joe Nathan Dunn and the family relocated to Norfolk, VA, She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, after…...

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Thomas C. Askew

Thomas Cleavant Askew departed this life February 21, 2022. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Christine Askew, faithful and beloved sisters, Carolyn L. Whittaker (Oscar Depriest), Thirkell Askew Wright, and Doretha Askew; and a brother William Askew; faithful and dedicated nieces Myrna D. Whittaker and Dr. Lydia Whittaker Simmons (James), and host of nephews, nieces, extended family, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents William E. Askew and Dorothy Gatling Askew; four…...

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Carolyn L. Bethea

Carolyn L. Bethea, age 79, affectionately known as Meema, GiGi, and Aunt Carolyn, peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 1, 2022 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. Carolyn was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 6, 1942 to the late Algustus and Theresa Copeland. She received her education at Jacox Elementary and completed High School at Booker T. Washington School.  She married Noah Ernest Bethea II on October 13th, 1960. They had 3 children;…...

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Ruby Mae Jackson

Ruby Mae Jackson passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2022, at the age of 83. Born on September 25, 1938, in Scranton, North Carolina, Ruby was the daughter of the late Conrade Holloway, Sr. and Mary Frances Silverthorne Holloway. She was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia, Class of 1956. She retired as a Clothing Buyer with the Department of the Navy, Norfolk Virginia with more than 25…...

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Michael Bernard Riddick

Michael Bernard Riddick passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022, to be with his mother and father, Delores and William Riddick, Sr.  Michael was born on June 5, 1958, in Norfolk, VA.  Michael attended Norview High School and was a 1976 graduate.  He served in the United States Army and is listed as an Army Veteran during wartime.  Dedicating a 35-year career as a Hazmat Specialist for the Norfolk Supply Center, he retired to further…...

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Jennifer Elizabeth Mitchell

On February 26, 2022, our beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Jennifer Elizabeth Mitchell went home to be with the Lord. She was born October 25, 1965 to the late Columbus Harris, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Harris-Cameron of Norfolk County. She attended Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA with Pastor Elbert T. Knight for over 20 years leading her walk with the Lord. She attended and graduated ODU job Corp in the early…...

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Betty D. Turner

The Lord called our beloved Betty Turner to her eternal rest on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia with her loving family present. Betty was born November 21, 1950, to the late Thurman and Mattie Davis in Baltimore, Maryland. Betty was baptized at an early age at the Community Baptist Church in Southampton, New York. Prior to moving to Suffolk, Virginia, she was an active member of the First Baptist…...

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Cleopatra W. Wright

Cleopatra W. Wright, 84 of Portsmouth, VA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 27, 2022, after a sustained illness.  She was the daughter of the late Helen Edmonds and the late Nathaniel Alexander, Sr. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. Wright, Sr. and son, Kevin A. Wright, Sr.  She is survived by her children: Joseph L. Wright, Jr., Jerroid Wright, Brian Wright (Lisa), Angel Halstead (Robert) and Marc Wright and…...

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Sharon Ann Calloway

Sharon A. Calloway was born on July 5, 1960 to Rev. Morris Calloway and Delma Calloway in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by both her parents, two of her brothers Timothy Watkins and Morris Calloway and one grandchild Baby Sherard. God called Sharon to rest on February 19, 2022. Sharon leaves to cherish her memory her children Sherard Calloway, Daryl Calloway (Ciera) and Terrail Calloway. Ten Grandchildren Shaniya, Sherard Jr, Essence, Deshawn, Deshona,…...

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Mary Elizabeth Goodman

Mary Elizabeth Goodman passed away on February 26, 2022....

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Albert James Dozier Jr.

Albert James Dozier Jr. passed away on February 25, 2022....

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Sandra Jean Worsley

Sandra Jean Worsley passed away on February 27, 2022....

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Leonard Lowell Lipscomb

Our Lord and Savior called Leonard Lowell Lipscomb to rest on Friday, February 25, 2022. He was born on June 10, 1926 in South Boston, Virginia. While being raised in Halifax County, Virginia, he gave his life to the Lord at an early age. He was educated in The Halifax County School District. As a young adult, he served our country in the U.S Army during World War II. On December 25, 1948, he was united in holy…...

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Debra VanSickle

December 14, 1960-February 26, 2022 Debra Ann Vansickle (Debbie) passed away peacefully on February 26, 2022 with her daughter and best friend by her side.  Debbie was born on December 14, 1960 to the late Melita Iliffe and David Isbister in Leicester, England. At the age of 18, Debbie became a school teacher and remained one for the next 42 years.  To many, she was known as “Ms. Debbie.”   In 2019, she won “Teacher of…...

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Junius Mason Jr.

On Saturday, February 26, 2022, the death of a good man with a good heart; it was time for him to go home with God.   Junius Lewis Mason Jr. was born on April 28, 1944 to Junius Lewis and Dalish Mason Sr. to help and share in this world. Junius Lewis Mason Jr. did not finish regular school, but he attended a tractor trailer school and retired as a Tractor Trailer Driver for the United…...

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Terhan Benlee Elliott

Terhan Benlee Elliott Affectionately known as “Bo,” passed away on February 24, 2022 in Norfolk Virginia. Terhan was born on March 27, 1981 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Mary Lee Elliot and Alfred Benjamin Elliott. Hence the middle name “BenLee”. Terhan was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia where he gained the nickname “BO”. He was a graduate of Indian River High School Class of 2000 where he played baseball and basketball. Bo was well known and loved by…...

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Mary Elizabeth Spellman

Mary Elizabeth Holmes Garrison Spellman, 76, of the 3200 block of Moat Lane passed away on February 24, 2022 in Newport News, VA. She was born on March 19, 1945 in Norfolk, VA. She retired as a Domestic Engineer after 60 years of service for the Spellman Family. She also retired as a Cosmetologist after 30 years of service. Mary was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Ambassadors for Christ. Mary is predeceased…...

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Stephon Archer

Stephon Archer passed away February 20, 2022....

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Stanley Walter Parker, Jr.

On February 24, 2022, a final call of duty went out to Stanley W. Parker Jr., “You’ve fought a good fight, you’ve stayed the course, now it’s time to go home and get your reward.” Stanley was born on June 8, 1969 in Hartford, Connecticut . He returned to Virginia when he was 3 months old. Stanley loved to sing and dedicated his life to Christ at the very young age of seven. Once his Aunt Pam heard him sing, she knew that…...

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Connie Lee Cooper

Our Beloved!  Connie Cooper was born on September 12,1953 to George and Rosetta Haile of Chesapeake, Va.  Married 17 years to her predeceased husband James Aurthur Cooper, Sr. of Portsmouth, Va.  Heard the voice of God calling her to rest on February 22, 2022 in her home. Rev. 14:13 states I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write: Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yes, said the Spirit,…...

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Dorothy Priscilla Dickens

Life Achievements Dorothy Priscilla Dickens was born the second daughter of the late James Albert Holley and the late Victoria Louise Holley on March 11, 1943. Dorothy (AKA”MOM”) was educated through Chesapeake Public School District. Dorothy received Christ several years ago and loved the Lord. On September 4, 1963, she married Eugene Marvin Dickens and years later was widowed. Dorothy was affectionately known as “Mom” to everyone. She was beautiful inside out. She was always…...

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Katie G. Crest

Katie G. Crest passed away February 23, 2022....

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Lottie Mack Holloman

Lottie Mack Holloman,  93, was called to her eternal rest with our Heavenly Father on February 24, 2020, at home surrounded by family. She was born June 23, 1928 in Farmville, North Carolina; the only child to the late Mittie V. Wilson and William Mack Tyson. She later moved to Norfolk, Virginia; married her high school sweetheart Alton Wilkins Jr. and from that union they bore nine children. Lottie retired in 1993 from the Norfolk…...

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Patricia L. Sutton

Patricia L. Sutton passed away February 21, 2022....

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Troy De’Vore McFarland

Troy De’Vore McFarland was born October 17, 1970, in Queens, NY, to Sherry McFarland & Leon Scott. Unexpected to us, between February 14th – 16th God invited Troy to come and hang out with Him for eternity. He was a beloved Father, Grandfather, Nephew, Brother, Uncle, & Friend. Troy was educated in Virginia, New York, & Florida public schools. He was employed by Counseling Services of the Eastern District of New York as a Mental…...

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Vivian Minggia

Vivian, (warmly known as Nook) Minggia was born on March 15th, 1933 in Jackson, North Carolina to the late Walter and Cornelia Gorham. She grew up and was educated in New York City, New York. Vivian was the oldest of four children, Frances Bazemore and Alma Ruth preceded her in death. After uniting with the love of her life for 52 years, Gurney(Rocky) Minggia, she learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Vivian found that…...

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Jaamel Lamar Johnson

Jaamel Lamar Johnson was born on January 23, 1989, in Portsmouth, Virginia to Joseph Hooker and Dia Johnson parented by Scotty Parker. Jaamel, affectionately known as “Mel” graduated from Churchland High School in 2007.  He attended Virginia State University during which time his pride and joy, Makayla Naomi Holland was born.  He later met and married the love of his life, Cassandra Marie Johnson.  Mel was a loving father to Antonio and DeAnte Graham with created a beautiful blended family.  Mel worked at SYSCO, Hampton Roads – Wholesale Restaurant. Jaamel gave us 33…...

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Caletha Blow

Caletha Blow was born on May 9, 1937 to the late Lillie Throne and Nathan Vick in Tarboro, NC.  She passed away on February 17, 2022 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA.  Affectionately known as “Miss Cat,” Caletha was a great cook, sharp dresser, and a huge Steve Harvey fan.  She loved watching her stories, spending time with and talking on the phone with her family and friends.  She is preceded in death…...

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Howard Paulette Warren

Howard Paulette Warren passed away February 18, 2022....

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Sandzora Sumner

Sandzora Jake Sumner, 78 of Virginia Beach, VA was called home on February 23, 2022 to be with his heavenly father. He was born on November 16, 1943 in Princess Anne County to the late John and Louise Sumner. He was predeceased by his sisters, Patricia Reid, Windy Sumner, Shirley Sumner and one brother Freddie Sumner. He attended Union Kempsville High School in Princess Anne County. His passion for automobiles and the challenge of solving…...

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Martha Helena Fulford

Martha ‘Helena’ Fulford was born to the late Richard Felix Fulford and Martha Ann Fulford on September 27, 1948. She departed this earthly life of Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Helena was born in New York and raised in Norfolk, VA where she matriculated in the St Joseph Catholic and Norfolk Public Schools Systems. She later attended Sentara Nursing School completing Personal Care Aide Certification where she graduated the top of her class. Helena was a…...

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Jerry Maurice Wilson

Jerry Maurice Wilson passed away February 2, 2022....

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Terese Lavern Waters

Terese L. Waters, 58, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was born to Jacqueline Daniels and William Dunn on July 14, 1963. On the morning of February 14, 2022 she was called home to be with her Lord. In silence and without complaints, she courageously fought and endured through a life-threatening illness. Terese passed away at her home after battling metastatic breast cancer. Terese was a loving mother, daughter, sister, friend, and adoring grandmother. A courageous woman who…...

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Irving Thomas Waterfield, Jr.

Irving Thomas Waterfield, Jr. passed away February 16, 2022....

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Marcelino Caballero

Marcelino Caballero, age 79, of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico passed away in peace on February 17th, 2022. He is lovingly remembered  by his children Ely, Charlie,  Naomi-Wilma(Eric), Jackie(Richard), and Richie(Glamis). His grandchildren Irisia(Brian), Willie(Asiah), Diara, Javier, Richelle, and great-granddaughter Baleigh. He was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New Jersey where he met the mother of his children, Iris Yeye. He relocated to Virginia in 1998 where he spent the remaining years of his…...

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Luther L. Morris, Jr.

Luther Lewis Morris Jr. also known as “Jr.” was born November 29,1955 in Kinston, North Carolina. Jr. took his wings February 19,2022 at Waterside Health Rehabilitation Center. Jr. leaves to cherish his memories 5 sisters and two brothers. Barbra Turner (Wayne Turner), Ethel Mae Tyndall (Ricky Tyndall), Dorthy Cuffee, Lavern Evins (Tousant Evins), Elias Morris, Johnnie Morris (Wanda Morris), and Marie Boone all; of Portsmouth, VA.  Jr. has a host of nieces and nephew, great…...

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William Luther Harrell

William Luther Harrell passed away February 8, 2022....

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DeAndre Ladanian Everette

DeAndre Ladanian Everette passed away February 19, 2022....

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Don Lasalle Jones

Don Lasalle “Donnie” Jones, late of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away at Chesapeake General Hospital on February 16, 2022. Don was born on May 23, 1949, in Norfolk, Virginia. A bright student and natural entrepreneur, he began selling Jet Magazines at age 7. Don attended Carver High School, and later ITT Technical Institute, where he graduated as one of the top 10 students in 2013. He started his own successful business, and loved being his own…...

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Alonzo LaCarson Bray

Alonzo LaCarson Bray passed away February 17, 2022....

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Laytoya D. Crandall

Laytoya “Toya” Crandell was born December 6, 1980 as the eldest child to her loving mother, Barbara Crandell. She was called by God to take her eternal rest on February 13, 2022. Toya was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools system and was a proud graduate of Norview High School. Toya spent much of her career as a faithful healthcare worker providing loving support to her patients while employed with AT Ease Home Care and…...

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Robert Louis Williams

Robert Louis Williams, 59, better known as “Bob Z,” was born on December 16, 1962.  He was raised in a loving home by his mother, Carol and father, Robert Lee Williams in Norfolk, Virginia.  On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, he unexpectedly left this earthly tabernacle and entered eternal rest.   Robert was educated in the Norfolk Public School system. Upon graduation from Granby High School in 198l, he completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Norfolk…...

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Rosal Reyes Jones

Rosal (Joy) Jones, age 65, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was a dearly loved mother, grandmother (mama), partner, daughter, aunt, and niece.  Joy was known as a kind hearted, caring, happy, positive, courageous, and God loving spirit. Her beliefs in life were to move with love, to forgive, and have patience.  Joy is preceded in death by her children, grandchildren, and brothers and sisters. She…...

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Doris Louise Moore

Doris Louise Moore, 76, was born April 6, 1945, in Okisko, Pasquotank County, NC to the late Irvin Long and Theresa Spellman Long.  Doris was called home to be with the Lord on February 16, 2022. Born and raised in Pasquotank County, NC, it was there where she crossed paths with the late Glenn A. Moore Sr., whom she married and moved to Brooklyn, NY with in 1961.  Together they raised 4 beautiful children: Anita…...

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Bernice Taylor

Bernice Taylor passed away February 16, 2022....

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Valerie P. Jackson

Valerie Jackson, 63 of Norfolk, VA was called home on February 15, 2022 to be with her heavenly father.  Valerie also known to her family & friends as “Tootie”.  She was born to Betty Lou Ward on February 2, 1959 and was raised by Cora & Thomas Jones. Her second oldest son Derrick Ward preceded Valerie Jackson in death. Valerie attended Granby High School. She worked at the Gallery on Norfolk Naval Base for over…...

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Shauntaa Lornette Williams

Shauntaa Lornette aka “Punk” Burch-Williams December 14 th , 1971 – February 15 th , 2022 Shauntaa Lornette aka “Punk” was born on December 14th, 1971, to the parents of Suzette Bright and the late Frederick “Blue” Lodge. Shauntaa started school at the early age of 4 years old. She attended Purvis Primary School, where she made many lifelong friends. She went on to Sandy’s Secondary High School. She was very well-liked by the teachers…...

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Lloyd Harold Tucker

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the age of 71, in the comfort of his home, Lloyd Harold Tucker peacefully went home to be with our Lord. Harold’s struggle was over, and his battle victoriously won! He was born on February 19, 1950, to the late James M. Tucker Sr. and Hazel V. Tucker in Norfolk County, Virginia. He attended Crestwood High School and later became a student at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, VA.  During his youth,…...

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Corkiya Patrice Griffin

Corkiya Patrice Griffin passed away February 11, 2022....

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