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Audrey Marie Jackson

Audrey Marie Jackson, aged 60, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on March 19, 2024. Her family is deeply saddened by her passing but finds comfort and peace in knowing that although she is absent from the body, she is present with the Lord....

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Tamika T. Taylor

Tamika Tonijetta Taylor of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on March 15,20244 after a long battle with diabetes. She was born on December 6,1978 to Delvie Taylor and David Taylor with a bonus stepdad L.C. Jackson in Newark, New Jersey. In 1997 Tamika relocated to Norfolk Virginia from Irvington, New Jersey. She had a 10-year career in healthcare. In 2016, Tamika met Samuel Reid in Norfolk, Virginia. Together, they had one child Samir A Reid. Tamika…...

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Rita Joann Bynum

Rita J. Bynum departed from this life, into her eternal life on March 16, 2024.  Rita was born on July 2, 1954, to the late Mary & Joseph G. Casper, Sr.  She was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools and was a graduate of Cradock High School (class of 1972). After graduating, she was employed by the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) for 21 years prior to retirement.  Rita always enjoyed church and love the…...

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Irma Jean Hines

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, our beloved Irma Jean Hines, entered into eternal rest as a new day dawned, weary of body and faint of soul, Irma heard the call of the Lord and peacefully slipped away to rest from her labor.  Irma was born in Hobgood, North Carolina on June 3, 1940 to the late William Surlester Lawrence and Alice Bryant Lawrence. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age, was baptized…...

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Johnnie E. Plummer

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Kelli Ellis Joyce

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away on March 14, 2024, in Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 22, 1963, in Norfolk, Virginia, to her devoted parents Tommy and Brenda. Kelli faced her battle with Hailey-Hailey Disease with grace and courage until the very end. Despite the challenges she encountered, her spirit remained strong, and she continued to inspire all who knew her. She was preceded in…...

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Dennis William Norman

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Amy P. Washington

On Wednesday March 13, 2024 the Lord called home the soul of his child our dear Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Great Grandmother and friend, Amy P. Washington. Amy P. Washington was born November 8, 1938 to the late Amy and James Harry Parker husband Joseph F. Washington. She was the last of her six siblings Fletcher Parker, Louis Parker, Aaron Parker, Hilda May Lawrence and Audrey McLean. Amy loved her family very much. She was a…...

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Helen Francis Taylor

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Vaughan Alfred Hunt

“The Steps of a Good Man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighted in his way.” Psalm 37:23 Vaughan Alfred Hunt, fondly known as “Warren” passed away in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 12, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. He was a native of Norfolk County, Virginia in a small community known as Dawson Town. He was the son of the late Henry Hunt and Earline Ferebee Hunt. He was preceded in death…...

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Louverner Nichols

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Priscilla Gaston

On March 12, 2024, the Lord called home one of his Angels, Priscilla (Alston) Gaston, also affectionately known to family and friends as ‘PC”. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 6, 1957, to the late Luna and Jack Alston. Priscilla graduated from Lake Taylor High School. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Norfolk, Virginia. She spent many years working in the Correctional Institution in the medical department.…...

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Doris Copeland Perry

Doris Elizabeth Copeland Perry, also known as “Sister and Dee” of Suffolk, Virginia transition from labor to reward on March 9, 2024 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.  Doris was born on January 18, 1941 to the union of the late John Arthur Copeland and the late Annie Louise Vann (Copeland, Pritchard) in the Mount Hermon section of Portsmouth, Virginia.  She graduated in the class of 1959 from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.  During her…...

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Edwina Diann Flowers

Edwina Diann Flowers was affectionately known as “Diane” was called upon by the Lord and entered eternal rest on March 07, 2024, at the Shell Rock Senior Living, Shell Rock, Iowa. Diann was born September 03, 1952, in Portsmouth, VA, daughter of the late Allie Mae Joyner-Craig. She attended Norcom High School and graduated in the class of 1970. She was known by her friends and classmates for her stylish dressing. She was employed in…...

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Ellay Ciara White

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Lamar Anthony White, Jr.

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Aria M. Williams

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Deshawn Donte’ Edwards

On Monday, March 11, 2024 our beloved Deshawn Donté Edwards was escorted by an Angel to his Heavenly Home. Deshawn was born, October 13, 1985 to Van T. Edwards, Sr. and Sherrie Edwards of Portsmouth, VA. He was the youngest of four children to this union. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System, where he graduated from Churchland High School in 2006, where he also achieved “athlete of the year.” Deshawn attended Shaw…...

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Darryl Lamar Arnold

Darryl Lamar Arnold was born November 6, 1982, in Norfolk Virginia. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Arnold and Bernard Eugene Person. As one of ten children, Darryl received his high school diploma from Norfolk Public Schools. Darryl was employed as a Welder Engineer with General Dynamics. He was a hard worker, a devoted father, a loving son, and all around good person. He will be missed sorely. On March 8, 2024, God saw…...

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Alvin Felix Turner

Alvin Felix Turner, born June 20, 1952, in Portsmouth, Virginia was the youngest of five children born to Herbert and Zena Turner. Alvin’s family roots originated in Southampton County, VA, and he was a direct descendant of the legendary Rev. Nat Turner, who led the historical Southampton Insurrection in 1831. Alvin was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Zena Turner; his brothers, Herbert Jr. and Franklin Turner; and sisters Eleanor Turner Boyce and Francis Turner…...

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Derrick Knight

Derrick Knight 51, a beloved fiancé, father, son, brother, cousin and friend was tragically taken from us on March 8, 2024. Derrick was born in the Bronx borough of New York City to the late Carnell and Vera Ann Knight.  After relocating to Portsmouth, Virginia during his early childhood, Derrick remained a life-long resident. Derrick was formally educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools System and was a graduate of Churchland High School.  Derrick also later…...

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Naomi McGuire

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Richard Winston Rollison

Richard Winston Rollison, the only child of the late Carolyn Winegan Franklin and Winston Richard Rollison, Jr. was born in Baltimore, MD on December 3, 1969. Richard was affectionately known as “Rich” to most and the “Lotto guy” to many. Richard attended Richmond public schools and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He furthered his education at Norfolk State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in computer technology in 1992. Rich enjoyed his time…...

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Mitsha Villarson

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Joe Johnson Watkins

Joe Johnson Watkins, age 82, died March 6, 2024, peacefully in his home with his family by his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife Ingeborg, daughter Diana (married to David Breslin) and 2 grandchildren Sophia and Sydney. He also leaves behind 3 siblings: Andrew Tate, Ricky Tate and Edna Waller. He is pre-deceased by loving family members including, Mr. Harold Tate (brother), Joyce Ann Watkins Swain…...

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Harvey Lee Jackson

Harvey L. Jackson of Norfolk, Virginia entered the eternal presence of God on March 6, 2024. Harvey attended Lake Taylor High School where he was the best snare drummer they ever had. Harvey would say “I was the best drummer to ever step foot in Lake Taylor, ask they’ll tell you”. He loved watching sports, especially the Cowboys, and telling a good story. Harvey loved clothes, a dresser he was, smelling good, and eating boneless breast with cheese sandwiches from Feather…...

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Kenneth D. Riddick

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John G. Blackett

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Rickie L. Sanders

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Geraldine Cochran

Our beloved Geraldine Cochran has been called home. Geraldine departed this life on March 4, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 11, 1955 to the late William McKinley and Bessie Mae Cox. She was a resident of Norfolk, Virginia. Geraldine, also affectionately known as “Leeny” and “Lena” was educated in the Norfolk Public School system. After leaving school, she worked in the restaurant industry in various capacities for the United States…...

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Thelma Quick

In Loving Memory: Thelma Cromwell Quick (May 13th, 1947 – March 6th, 2024) Born into the gentle embrace of Suffolk, Virginia, on May 13th, 1947, Thelma Cromwell Quick graced the world with her presence, a radiant soul nurtured by the love of her parents Mary Louise Miles and Wilborne Lawrence. On March 6th, 2024, in the same loving embrace, she bid her final adieu, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and unwavering devotion. Thelma’s…...

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Belafonte Key

Belafonte Key, better known as “Fonz”, was born on April 26, 1960, to the late James W. Key Sr. and Gussie L. Hunter.  Belafonte was called home to eternal rest on March 6, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, dedication, and love.   He was a graduate of Western Branch High School.  After graduating, he joined the United States Army.  After four years of military service, he decided to become a Truck Driver, where…...

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Danny Ray Fleming

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Erica Katrina “Trina” Brown

We are heartbroken to announce the untimely passing of our beloved Erica, better known as Trina, on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:30 pm. Erica Katrina Brown was born February 13, 1971 to Jackson T. Brown Jr. and Sharon Eason Brown. Trina was a proud graduate of Green Run High school. She also attended Norfolk State University for nursing but realized law was her passion. Trina worked in the legal industry for over 25 years…...

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Cecil James Holmes

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Pamela Sabrina Willie

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Henry Jones, Jr.

Henry Jones, Jr. was called to eternal rest on Saturday, March 2, 2024. He was born in Franklin, VA on September 20, 1940, to the late Henry and Ruth Bachelor Jones.  He was a 1957 graduate of Hayden High School and was active in his class reunions.  He was a member of The Source Christian Church in Virginia Beach, VA.  He was formerly a deacon and trustee at Way of the Cross COGIC in Norfolk,…...

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Leonard Lee Clark, Jr.

Leonard Lee Clark, Jr drifted peacefully into eternal rest on March 1, 2024. He was born February 21, 1950 in Norfolk, VA, the first child of the late Leonard Lee Clark Sr., and Rebecca T. Clark. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Gail Clark and Michelle Clark Maull (Willie).   Leonard’s early education began at Christ the King Catholic School in Norfolk, VA. He later attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Norview High…...

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Earl R. Burke

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Nelson C. Hall

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Cory Bernard Spencer

Cory Bernard Spencer, was born to Henry and Yvonne Welch on December 10, 1977 in Brooklyn, NY. Tragically, he passed away on February 24, 2024, at the age of 46. His family is heartbroken, and devastated by his untimely passing. Cory posessed many talents starting at young age with free hand drawing, a promising baseball career and dancing. (Evident by the way he captured audiences hearts with his Michael Jackson moves). As he grew, that…...

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Paulette Brown

Paulette Brown of Chesapeake Virginia surrounded by a loving family, transitioned from this life to her eternal home on Saturday March 2, 2024 after a lengthly illness. Born, July 23,1952 to the late John Edward Harrison Sr. and Ogelee Daniels Harrison in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up as the middle child in a family of six. Reared in the Young’s Park area of Norfolk and was a confirmed “Daddy’s girl.” She attended Young’s Park Elementary,…...

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Tamika Nichole Smallwood

In Loving Memory of a Remarkable Soul: Tamika Smallwood: Her legacy, of being a true warrior, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and Beloved Friend, who peacefully departed this life on February 24, 2024. Her passing leaves a profound void in our lives, but her legacy of resilience, kindness, and unwavering strength will forever illuminate our hearts. Tamika was born on October 23, 1980, to Alice Smallwood and Jonnie Saunders at Norfolk Community Hospital in Norfolk…...

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Latasha Latrice Lillian Henderson

Latasha Latrice Lillian Henderson was born on May 31, 1981 to the parents of Yvonne and Thomas Hart, the youngest of seven children. Latasha passed away on February 29, 2024 surrounded by her husband and loving family, as she peacefully breathed her last breath on this earth. Latasha‘s journey through life was marked by her devotion and love for God, family and her passion to protect others. It’s no wonder Latasha pursued a career in…...

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Lisa Charlotte White-Porter

Lisa Charlotte White-Porter, born January 2, 1965 in Portsmouth, VA, passed peacefully on March 1, 2024, in her Portsmouth home at the tender age of 60. She fought a courageous battle with cancer, shielded by The Lord’s coverings and family love. Lisa cherished family, often hosting family gatherings, cooking large meals that everyone loved. She had a zest for life that included a huge sense of humor, fashion sense, and a love for Jesus Christ.…...

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Deacon Andrew C. Mack

A LIFE TO BE REMEMBERER: It is said that there are three words in the English language that are more solemn than all the others, they are “Life, Death and Eternity”. LIFE: Life began for Andrew Charles Mack on January 7, 1943 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Walter and Lela Mack. In 1953, the family moved to Norfolk, Virginia where he attended Norfolk Public Schools. Andrew was employed as a Merchant…...

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Cathleen Times

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Taniyah N. Morgan

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Jacqueline L. Cross

On Monday, February 26, 2024, our beloved Jaqueline Livingston Cross, 83, was called to enter into eternal rest. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 17th, 1940, in Norfolk, Virginia, and grew up in the Campostella and Berkley area of Norfolk, Virginia. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. After graduating Jacqueline became a Certified Nursing Assistant and devoted member…...

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Pastor Thomas “Tommy” Harden, Jr.

In the early morning hours of Monday, February 26, 2024 the Lord saw fit to end the earthly journey of our beloved husband, father, brother, pastor, and friend. Pastor Thomas Elgie Harden, Jr. was called into eternal rest and peace in the comfort of his residence. “Tommy,” as he was affectionately called, was born June 7, 1955 in Windsor, Virgina. He was the son of the late Elder Thomas E. Harden, Sr. and Mildred Yvonne…...

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