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Catherine W. Gordon

Catherine W. Gordon, 79, went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2018 with family by her side.  She was retired as a self-employed business owner, Gordon’s Interior, where she designed custom drapes for many dignitaries and churches in the local area for years.  Catherine was the Assistant Pastor at Jesus Church of Deliverance and Overseer of several ministries for 38 years.   She is predeceased by her parents, Robert Lee and Otelia Lorraine…...

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Bishop Rudolph Colander

Bishop Rudolph Colander passed away May 21, 2018....

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Delores B. Selby

Delores Brown Selby was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 20, 1943 to the late Roy and Elizabeth Melvin.   She raised her children in Tidewater Gardens and Huntersville. She worked for Peoples Drug Store as a cook and in Be-Lo and Fresh Pride as a cashier and front desk manager before retiring.   Momma was very proud of the daughters she successfully raised as a single mother. She was also a doting grandmother to her…...

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Tammy B. Williams

Tammy age 54, of Norfolk, VA peacefully departed this world on May 21, 2018. Tammy born July 22, 1963 in Norfolk, VA. Mother, Ola Pickette and predeceased by her father Robert Lee Spruill; brothers, Henry Williams, Ronnie Lee Williams and a beautiful granddaughter, Naderea Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved fiance’ of 25 years, Melvin Miller; three daughters, Tonya Williams, Dashonda Williams and Tornetta Williams; two sons, Tony Williams and stepson, Melvin Davis. Tammy shared her…...

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Elvin Randolph Sampson

Elvin Randolph Sampson, 33, of Mechanicsville VA passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA.  He was born November 4, 1984 in Currituck County to James A. Sampson Jr. and Beverly W. Sampson.  Elvin, also known to family and friends as “Randy” was the youngest child of five siblings.  He was raised in a strong Christian home and he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. The…...

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Michael K. Newsome

On Wednesday May 16, 2018 beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, and Friend unexpectedly passed away at the age of 56 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Michael was born in Portsmouth VA to James Thomas Wilder and Shirley Newsome. He was a member of In Spirit And IN Truth Church. Michael loved serving God, singing, helping others, and being with family and friends. He was a long-time member of the Gospel Quartet…...

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Harry L. Jackson

Harry Lee Jackson, 73, of Norfolk, VA was born on December 31, 1944 an enter the gates of heaven on May 19th, 2018. Harry was loving father, brother, uncle and son. He was a die hard Cowboy fan that loved seafood and just enjoying life. On May 19th, 2018, Harry Jackson was called home to join his parents, Bernard Jackson Sr. and Irene Jackson. His brother, Bernard Jackson Jr.; his sister, Shirley Callender and a loved one, Robin Pembleton. He…...

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Sidney Erving Allen

Sidney Erving Allen, 62, peacefully transitioned to be with the lord on May 20, 2018. He was born August 26, 1955 to Emma Allen and the late Sidney Blanchard. His parents were later married in October that same year. He was predeceased by his oldest sister, Linda Jordan, and three brothers, James Ely Blanchard and twins. He also was predeceased by his three uncles, six aunts, and one nephew, Mario Jordan. Sidney was a native of Chesapeake, Virginia. He graduated…...

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Rickey Lee Smith

Rickey Lee Smith aka “Smokey” aka “Big Rick” was born January 30, 1959. God called his angel home on May 20, 2018. He was a product of Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked as a general contractor for over 30 years and enjoyed what he did. His work gained him much success in his line of work. Rick loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. Family was one of his highest priorities throughout his life. He enjoyed cruising in his car and…...

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Breon D. Daughtry

Breon D. Daughtry was born in the Berkley section of Norfolk, Virginia on May 8, 1974 to Edward Daughtry and the late Shelton L. Newsome. He attended the Norfolk Public School System and was a former member of St. United Church of Christ in Berkley. Brezzy as he was affectionately called had a radiant smile and will be missed by his loving family and devoted friends. He is predeceased by his brother, Derrick D. Newsome. Left to cherish his memories a…...

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Kariem A. Bilal

Our beloved Kariem A. Bilal “John Henry” departed this life to be with God, early Monday morning on May 21, 2018. He was born in Virginia to Walter Riddick and Maebell Levy Pegueseon January 28, 1955. He was one of thirteen children, six brothers and one sister preceded him in death. John was a beautiful spirit. He loved his mother, wife and family. John enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved the duties of…...

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Shirley Marie Rubin

Shirley Marie Rubin passed away May 20, 2018....

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Jeffery D. Sharp

Jeffery D. Sharp passed away May 20, 2018....

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Burner Walker, Jr.

Burner Walker Jr was born on February 15, 1934 in Wadesboro, N.C.  He was the oldest child and the only son of Burner Walker Sr. and Maude Crowder Walker.  The couples other child Cleo Walker (later would become Cleo Fields) was born in 1935.  Burner spent the first 10 years of his life in Wadesboro before moving to Brooklyn, NY. Unfortunately a year later he lost his mother to cancer and he and his sister were sent to live with their aunt and Uncle Louise…...

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Charles Alfred Walke

Charles Alfred Walke passed away May 18, 2018....

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Linwood LeRoy Russell, Jr.

Linwood LeRoy Russell, Jr. passed away May 16, 2018....

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Maurice L. Wilson

Maurice L. Wilson passed away May 16, 2018....

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Willie James Albert

Willie James Albert passed away May 14, 2018....

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Darnell Anthony Dyson

Darnell A. Dyson, 59, passed away peacefully May 15, 2018. He was a faithful member of Christ The Redeemer Transformation Center COGIC for seven years and served as a leader in the Music Department. He was due to be appointed to the Deacon’s Board in June 2018, because he consistently demonstrated the special character required of a Deacon. Darnell was a graduate from Norfolk State University and worked many years as a Chef doing what…...

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Joyce A. Mosley

Joyce A. Mosley passed away May 16, 2018....

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Tracey Lynne Harris

Tracey Lynne Harris, born January 24, 1964, fell asleep in death on May 15, 2018. She was predeceased by her father, Paul Harris. She graduated from Norview High School in 1982. Tracey worked for Norfolk Public Schools for 36 years and retired on February 1, 2018.  Tracey was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness.  She dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized in 1982. Tracey leaves to cherish her memory sons, Karlos and Tevin Fuller; her mother, Barbara Harris; four sisters,…...

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Beverly A. McClee

Beverly Ann McClee lovingly known to everyone as “Bell” departed this life peacefully in her home surrounded by her family, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Bell was born on January 3, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Clarence and Lottie Webb. Bell graduated from Indian River High School in 1976. Thirty-five years ago, she married the love of her life, Ernest McClee. After leaving the professional work force, she began her in home daycare. Bell loved each one of her children as her own.…...

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Linda H. Bell

I report that this journey between life and death has not only been a glorious one, but a blessed one. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Linda Bell transitioned to the welcoming arms of her Heavenly Father. Linda, was born on October 26, 1949 on Washington Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Herman Coleman and Louise Spellman.  Her greatest support in human flesh was Earnest, her…...

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Deborah L. Nelson

“When our appointed time comes we must go and we who are left behind have only to do the bidding of Christ” On Tuesday May 15th 2018 Deborah Lee Nelson affectionately known as “Deb” went to be with her Lord and Savior. Deb was born on June 17, 1962. She attended the public school system in Vicksburg, Mississippi. “Deb” attended various Baptist churches in the Norfolk VA area. “Deb” was a retired PCA worker who…...

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Cheryl L. Paige

Cheryl LaVonn Paige was born June 14, 1963 to Richard G.L. Paige, IV and Iris D. Paige. Cheryl, a native of Norfolk, VA, attended Norfolk Public Schools and was a 1981 graduate of Norview High School in Norfolk, VA. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Cheryl was a beautiful, fun loving, strong woman of faith with much love for all her family and friends. She so enjoyed being in the midst  of her…...

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Shirley F. Skinner

Shirley Skinner, 79, transitioned on May 13, 2018 at her home. Shirley was a beloved candy lady in her neighborhood for more than 40 years. After 18 years of service she retired as a Mechanic from the Newport News Shipyard. She worked for 4 years as an Assembly Line Worker for General Electric. Shirley loved the Lord and was a member of Agape Baptist Church. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Eleanor and Clearance Ferebee;…...

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Evelyn McKenzie

Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie, the daughter of the late Odessa and Matthew Wrighton, was born March 13, 1928 in Columbia, N.C., departed this life May 11, 2018, at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Norfolk, VA. Evelyn was united in marriage to the late David McKenzie. Her daughter Gail Alexander preceded her in death. Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory; daughter, Phyllis Daniels; grandson, David Daniels; two great grandsons, Trey Hill and Kaden Daniels of Silver Springs, MD; four sisters,…...

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Marvin George White, Sr.

Marvin George White, Sr. passed away May 13, 2018....

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Walter L. Cunningham

Walter L. Cunningham passed away May 14, 2018....

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Johnny J. Lundy

Johnny J. Lundy, 92, born in Emporia, Virginia in 1926, passed away peacefully at his home in Suffolk, Virginia on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  He was indeed a loving father, uncle, grandad and friend to many people. “Uncle Johnny”, as many called him, had a great deal of influence on people that he touched during his life, including the young people he touched while living in Newnan, Georgia before returning to Virginia in November 2017.…...

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Johnnie E. Stancil

Early Saturday morning, May 12, 2018, our beloved one, Johnnie Stancil, departed this life peacefully at home with love ones by his bed side. Johnnie E. Stancil was born January 28, 1921 on Cumberland Street in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of the Late Graham and Rebecca Noble Stancil. Johnnie was preceded in death by his only sibling, Alberta Royster in 2006. He attended public schools in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated from High School in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Johnnie continued his educational…...

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Elijah J. Braxton, Sr.

Elijah J. Braxton, Sr. passed away May 11, 2018....

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William M. Cox III

William McKinley Cox, III, entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Bon Secours Maryview  Medical Center.  William was born on February 8, 1979 to William McKinley Cox, Jr. and Sheila Nydia Ross Cox. He grew up in the Lambert’s Point section of Norfolk and later moved to Oliver Avenue in South Norfolk. William was a 1997 graduate of Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, VA. He was a Longshoreman with I.L.A. Local 1970…...

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Ira Ellsworth McCoy

Ira Ellsworth McCoy, 64, transitioned peacefully to his heavenly home on May 8, 2018. He was born to the late George B. McCoy and Ruth W. McCoy. He earned his diploma from Norview High School in 1972 after which he completed the Pipefitters/Plumbing Apprenticeship. Later on he served, as a licensed journeyman and as a member of the Plumbers/Pipefitters Union for a period of 35 years. He became CEO/Owner of his own business, “First Class Plumber and Heating Company”. In March of 1993,…...

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Orlenca Catherine Wilson

Orlenca Catherine Wilson passed away May 6, 2018....

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Forrest Dondray Collins, Sr.

Forrest “Doungy” Collins was born March 24, 1969 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late William Collins, Sr. and Julia Ann Collins. He was educated in the New Jersey public school system until high school, and was always known to be a fun, loving, lighthearted man who loved life, and enjoyed a good laugh and his friends and family. He is survived by his loving children, LaMara Green and Forrest D. Collins, II; his…...

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DeMarcus E. Jones

DeMarcus E. Jones passed away April 30, 2018....

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Cecil Dee Hassell

Cecil Dee Hassell passed away May 3, 2018....

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Gloria Jean Mosley

Gloria went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 22, 1950 in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Olivia Virginia Wilson, aka Miss Honey; brother; Willie Mayo and sister, Mary Gilchrist Jones. She is survived by her husband, Allen C. Mosley Sr.; brothers; James Coston and Levon Blount; daughter; Olivia V. Ennals; sons, Allen C Mosley Jr. and Napoleon H. Mosley; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and…...

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Roy Jones

Roy Jones passed away May 6, 2018....

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Marcus T. Epps

Marcus Troy Epps departed this world suddenly at the age of 47, May 4, 2018.  He was a kind and loving person that would give his last to anyone. Marcus was a dental lab technician for 10 years. He was a graduate of Indian River High School, Chesapeake, VA. He was predeceased by his father, Roy Lee Epps and grandmother, Mary Ryan. Troy leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Telita James of 14 years;…...

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Curtis Freeman, Jr.

Curtis Freeman, Jr. “June” of the 900 block of Maltby Avenue passed away May 7, 2018 in Norfolk, VA. He was born on July 27, 1947 in Norfolk, VA to the late Curtis and Odessa Freeman. He is also predeceased by his sisters, Mary Lee Whidbee, Regina Self and Margaret Wells. He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System. Curtis was employed by Globe Iron as a Fabricated Steel Worker. He was a member of Angelic Church of God in Christ…...

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Dedra Leary Jordan

On Friday, May 4, 2018, Dedra Regina Leary Jordan completed her journey on earth and entered her new life in Glory. Dedra was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to Dr. DeLores Leary Wilson and the late Roosevelt Leary. She was predeceased by a brother, Roosevelt Leary, Jr. She leaves to celebrate her legacy one son, Milton Ray Dixon, III of Chesapeake, VA; mother, Dr. DeLores Leary Wilson and step father, Mr. Paul Wilson of Virginia Beach,…...

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Nannie Brogdon

Nannie Brogdon passed away May 6, 2018....

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Kenneth W. Falls

Kenneth Woodrow Falls, Sr. departed this life on May 6, 2018. He was born in Norfolk, VA on March 10, 1942. He had lived and seen many places through his various professions. He was a Jack of all trades and master of none (as his wife Diane Falls always said)! Our mother (Diane Falls) was the love of his life and there was no one he loved more!! He always loved the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping. He thought he was a…...

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Joseph D. Hargrove

Joseph D. Hargrove passed away April 29, 2018....

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Sheila Barfield

Sheila Barfield passed away May 2, 2018....

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Fredia May Taylor

Fredia May Taylor, born March 9, 1945 to the late Fred and Mary Louise Gray in Pitt County, North Carolina. After attending and graduating high school in Pitt County, she moved to Newburgh NY in 1963. She was gainfully employed for over 30 years and retired from Tarkett. While at Tarkett she met and married Irvin Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Irvin Taylor, Norfolk, VA and children Alfreda White (David); Newburgh, NY, David…...

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Valerie L. Melvin

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, while surrounded by family and loved ones, our wife, mother grandmother, sister and loved one Valerie “Val” Lavern Haynes Melvin transitioned this life to eternal life. Val, as as she was affectionately called was born on July 27, 1961 to the late Hamilton, Sr. and Rosalyn Haynes of Virginia Beach. She was a 1979 graduate of Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She furthered her education by attending…...

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Janie L. Ward

Janie L. Ward passed away April 27, 2018....

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