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Lolita E. Craig

Lolita E. Craig passed away June 26, 2019....

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Shirley Bryant

Shirley Bryant was born May 15, 1934 in Norfolk County, Virginia, to the late Claude Sutton, Sr. and Cora Sutton, the youngest of nine children. She was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at her home. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Willow Grove Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. She continued her faithful walk as a member of Second Calvary Baptist…...

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Maude Ethel “Sugar” McConico

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 God dispatched His Angels to the home of Maude Ethel “Sugar” McConico to let her know that her work on Earth was Well Done and she could enter her Heavenly home. Maude Ethel was born on June 1, 1939 was a proud servant of the Lord where she diligently served as an active member of New Hope Church of God in Christ in Norfolk, Virginia as an Usher until she…...

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Robert Washington

Robert “Bob” Washington of Newark, New Jersey passed away peacefully at home in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at age 82. Bob retired from the United States Navy after 20 years and became a master gardener as a second career. He loved fishing, crabbing, cooking and taking photos of his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Iva J. Washington; sister, Doris Faulkner; son, James Washington; daughters, Bobbie Washington and…...

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Maude S. Lee

Maude S. Lee transitioned from this earthly life to be eternally present with the Lord on Friday, June 28, 2019. Maude was born in Severn, North Carolina on March 1, 1932 to the late McKinley and Addie Stephenson. She was educated in the Northampton County School System, NC. At the age of twenty-three, she married the love of her life, Raymond Wallace Lee, Sr. In 1958, she relocated to Norfolk, VA with her husband and…...

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Ellen L. Burke

Ellen L. Burke passed away June 29, 2019....

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Alphonzo M. Byrd

Mr. Alphonzo M. Byrd, our beloved father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend slipped away on Thursday, June 27, 2019. He was born to the late Alphonzo Malone (deceased) and Hazel B. Malone on August 27, 1981. From a young age he was very fond of electronics, math and making people laugh. He often read his bible and had a good understanding of the Word. His favorite song was “He’ll Understand and Say Well Done.”…...

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Warren Dell Sykes

Warren Dell Sykes, lovingly known to others  as  “Peterman,” “Dah-Dah,” or Deacon Sykes; departed this life while in his  home, Sunday June 30, 2019. Warren was born  January 24, 1933 to the late Gilvester and Rachel Sykes, in  Greenville, VA (now Emporia, VA). He was educated in Southampton County, VA. He worked at Newport News, VA  Shipyard, until he retired after 35 years. He was known around the yard as  “The little man with the…...

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Margaret H. Cherry

Margaret Hall Cherry born November 25, 1910, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was a native of Windsor, North Carolina (Bertie County). She was a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. She is survived by one daughter, Georgia Cristwell of Jacksonville, Florida; three sons, Tyrone Cherry, Sr. (Lena) of Williamsburg, Virginia, Purnell Cherry (Barbara) and John Cherry (Delores) both of Chesapeake, Virginia; two sisters, Mary Todd of Portsmouth, Virginia and Ernestine Wesson of Windsor, North…...

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Diane L. Sellers

Diane Lee Gorham Sellers was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Adrian B. Sellers Jr., daughter, Shandisa Jenkins, son, Christopher Bryant and five grandchildren. Diane was a missionary at Holy Temple and was a great help to the church. She did not mind giving and helping those in need. She will be greatly missed by her family and church....

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Yolanda Twyne-Robinson

Yolanda Twyne-Robinson (m. Pelzer), 49, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Christine Pelzer and the late George L. Pelzer, Jr. on September 25, 1969. Yolanda transitioned to be with her Heavenly Father on June 27th, 2019 with her eldest sister and eldest daughter by her side. A graduate of North Chicago Community High School she attended Bauder Fashion College for a short period. She also earned her Six Sigma Green and Black belt as well…...

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James Singleton, Jr.

James Singleton, Jr. passed away on June 22, 2019. He was born November 30, 1954 to Maggie Ruth Singleton and Primrose Singleton. James was raised by his maternal grandmother, Annie Spain Wooten. He attended Pitt County Schools and graduated from North Pitt High School class of 1973. Upon graduation, he moved to Brooklyn, New York where he worked at Local Union 66 Construction Company for 28 years. After retiring he relocated to Norfolk, VA. James…...

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Russell Coleman

Russell Coleman passed away June 28, 2019....

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Alexander Stith, Sr.

Alexander Stith, Sr. passed away June 26, 2019....

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Melvin Cuffee, Sr.

On June 24, 2019, Melvin Cuffee, Sr., 80, went into eternal rest after a short illness. Melvin received his early education in Norfolk Public Schools, and he was a  warehouse laborer for over 50 years. He also worked for a piano moving company. “Poochie” as he was affectionately called, loved listening to Aretha Frankin and Bobby Womack. His favorite song was “Step in the Name of Love” by R. Kelly (yes, R. Kelly!) Poochie was…...

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Charles C. Greene

Charles C. Greene, devoted husband and father passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Charles was born in Charles City County, VA on March 12, 1939 to the late Thomas Carnell and Gertrude Carter Green. After graduating from Charles City High School, Charles attended Virginia State University for two years before joining the U.S. Air Force where he served proudly for 22 yrs. Upon retirement from the military, Charles returned to school and received his…...

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James H. Harless

James H. Harless, 71,  passed away on June 21, 2019 of Cancer.  He was at home with his son James Michael Harless. James was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents Omar P. Sr. And Helen L. Harless,  daughter Ramona Marie Harless, sister Lucille Bernotsky, brother, Joseph Harless. He is survived by son, James Micheal Harless, of Virginia,  grandson, Hunter Harless, Ashford WV.  Brother Omar Harless Jr.…...

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Birdes James Sanderson, Sr.

Birdes James Sanderson Sr. On June 26, 2019, God summoned home his faithful servant, our beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to live with him in paradise. Birdes, lovingly known as “Bert” was born December 22, 1940 to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Annie Sanderson of Virginia Beach. Bert attended Virginia Beach Public Schools and was employed & later retired from Custom Windows and Doors as a Certified Carpenter. Bert…...

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Kevin A. Richardson

Kevin Alphonso Richardson received his wings on Wednesday,  June 26, 2019 at his home in Portsmouth, Virginia. Born September 20, 1971, Kevin was the youngest child of the late Clarence Richardson and Barbara Munden of Va. Beach, Virginia. Kevin accepted Christ at an early age and remained a faithful servant for the Lord until his transition. He was an active member of Angelic COGIC, working with the Leadership of Youth Group and rendering his service…...

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Vanessa Robertson

Vanessa Burrus Robertson also known as “Van” 60, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday June 19,2019 in Norfolk,VA. Vanessa was born November 14,1958 in Norfolk, VA to the late Mildred and Booker T. Burrus Sr. Van graduated from Norview High School class of 1976. She was employed by J.C. Penny, Sorrentino Mariano & Company, Commercial Radio Media and her all time favorite Subway for over ten years. Vanessa or Van, a loving and caring women…...

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Ana Ruiz Cain

Ana Cain, 73 years old, entered Heaven’s gate on June 25, 2019. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God and the love of family and friends sustained her through months of illness and treatments. Ana was born on June 13, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Joseph and Willar Mae White. She committed her life to Christ at an early age and worshiped at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. She graduated from Booker…...

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Emma Louise Rogers

Emma Louise Rogers passed away June 25, 2019....

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Clinton E. Green

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 On June 22, 2019, Clinton Ernest Green of the 400 block of W. 28th Street of Norfolk was called from this life to be with his Heavenly father. Clinton was born January 25, 1952 to the late Emma Louise (Green) Elliott and Clinton Moore. He was born on Walker Street and was a native of Norfolk for most of his life. He…...

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Troy Allen Britt

Troy Allen Britt, 51 from Norfolk, VA, Park Place 27th St. area departed this life on July 24. 2019. Troy Allen Britt obtained his GED and was a strong voice to his community. All who knew him knew he always wanted more and better for the youth. A better outlook on life for his family and friends. Troy Allen Britt leaves behind to cherish his memories, mother, Deborah Britt Coleman; father, Herman Coleman; four brothers,…...

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Demont A. Brooks

Demont A. Brooks passed away on June 18, 2019....

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Dorothy Lee Jenkins

Dorothy Lee Jenkins passed away June 22, 2019....

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Bernard J. Lundy Sr.

Mr. Bernard Joseph Lundy, Sr., of 1400 Weaver Avenue (Cool Spring), Petersburg, VA, departed this life Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Lundy’s love of his life, Frances, passed on March 11, 2018 and life for him was never the same – – “That’s LOVE!” “Lundy” as he was affectionately called by many in the community, was well known as he worked as the handsome and gentle Financial Technician at the Petersburg Post…...

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Russell Irwin Gibson, Sr.

Russell Irwin Gibson Sr., 59, born in Charleston, West Virginia and passed away the Monday morning of June 24, 2019 in his home of 26 years in Norfolk, Virginia. Russ was the founder/owner and operator of Bells Mill Auto Care in Chesapeake, Virginia for over 20 years. Russ was a member of the NRA, an avid lover of football, gaming, cars, and Harleys. Most importantly, he loved his family. Russell Gibson is survived by his…...

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Mamie L. Ratliff

Mamie L. Ratliff passed away June 22, 2019....

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Lula Mae Harper

Lula Mae Harper passed away June 23, 2019....

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Antonio L. Taylor

Antonio L. Taylor was born September 16, 1983 in DePaul Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia to Theresa B. Taylor and George Taylor. He grew up at 404 Keith Ct, Chesapeake, Virginia. On June 19, 2019, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, God put his arms around Antonio, and whispered, “come with me”. Although we loved him dearly we could not make him stay. Our hearts are broken, but God only takes the best. He was the youngest son…...

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Raymond Leon Harrell

Raymond Leon Harrell was born October 3, 1948 to the late Emma Lee Harrell and Howard Harrell of Brooklyn, New York. Raymond lived most of his life in New York. He was employed and retired at New York City Hospital in the Transits System. Raymond leaves to rejoice in his home going: wife Delois Harrell, (son) Michael Lilly, (son) Billy Peterson, (son) Ray Bedford, (daughter) Carol Peterson, (son) Lorenzo Harrell, (son) Ronnie Harrell, (son) Raynard…...

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Heather Smith Rhodes

Heather Smith Rhodes, 50, of the 8000 block of Old Ocean View Rd., passed away on June 23, 2019. at Depaul Hospital. She was born to the late Willie M. Smith, Jr. and Gloria Smith on February 7, 1969 in Norfolk, VA. She was also predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Melvin and Emaline Chauncey and maternal grandparents, Archie and Annie Mae Toliver. Heather was a graduate of the University of Louisville where she received her…...

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Deborah Lynn Hussey

Deborah Lynn Hussey passed away June 20, 2019....

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James Melvin Dickens

James Melvin Dickens passed away June 21, 2019....

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Allen Morris Twine

Allen Morris Twine, 66 passed away peacefully on Friday June 21, 2019. Allen Twine was born July 24, 1952 in Norfolk Virginia to James and Mary Twine, Sr. He attended Maury High School and graduated in the early 70’s Allen was well known in the Berkley Community by many people. He was a great worker, father, son and brother and a friendly person to be around. He worked in the family business for many years…...

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Linda D. Martin Smith

Linda D. Martin Smith peacefully left this life and went home to glory on June 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Norfolk, VA. She was born in Norfolk, VA on October 28th to Nathan A. and Dorothy E. Martin. She was a graduate of Maury High School. She worked as a salesperson at K-Mart and was employed at Thompson Industries in Northern, VA before continuing her education and graduating from…...

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Maurice Rowe, Jr.

On June 20, 2019 Mr. Maurice Rowe, Jr. passed away at the Autumn Care Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born on June 17, 1940 to the late Maurice Rowe, Sr. and Sarah Jennings Rowe in Norfolk, VA. Maurice completed his education from Booker T. Washington High School. Maurice who was a jack of all trades worked as a general laborer. He was a loyal and faithful friend to all who knew him.…...

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Jovia Nicole’ Keys

Our beloved Jovia Nicole’ Keys silently slipped into the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 18, 2019. Jovia was born January 20, 1992 in Norfolk, VA at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Jovia accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized at Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA. Jovia was a 2010 High School Honor graduate for Churchland High School and a 2014 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University…...

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Emanuel Christian Dew

Emanuel Christian Dew, age 9, gained his angel wings on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Children’s Hospital of Kings Daughter’s.  Emanuel was preceded in death by his father, Samuel E. Dew, paternal grandparents; Daniel and Catherine Dew. Maternal grandparents; John and Helen Gunter. His aunt, Emma Lee Jarvis. Manny, as we called him was a natural comedian and prankster.  Dennis the Menace, had nothing on our Manny.  However, sometimes challenging, Manny never failed to put…...

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Ardeliou McCoy Godfrey

Ardeliou McCoy Godfrey “Deliou” Ardeliou McCoy Godfrey was born on June 21, 1927 to Linwood and Joanna McCoy. She was the seventh child of 12 children. She is survived by one brother, Clifton (Lillie) McCoy. She was preceded in death by Vera, Leonard, Wilton, Ruffin, Igenter, Maynoch, Frank, Katherine, Frances and Charlie. Ardeliou peacefully transitioned into the hands of our Heavenly Father on June 18, 2019 with her loving and devoted son, George Malcom and…...

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Quintin Eugene Noel

Quintin Eugene Noel departed this life on June 19, 2019. Quintin was born on November 26, 1962 in Norfolk, Virginia. Quintin spent much of his adult life working as a roofer. Quintin loved sports especially fishing. He also loved cooking shows and the culinary arts. Quintin is survived by his mother Evelyn Noel Covington of Monroe, North Carolina. Quintin is also survived by his fianc’e Sharon Robinson of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Bernard Noel Jr. and…...

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Wilhelmenia M. Satterfield “Polly”

Mrs. Wilhelmenia Satterfield, affectionately known to all as “Polly”, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, June 16th after a brief illness. She is the eldest daughter of Deacon William & Deaconess Geneva Malone. She was predeceased by her parents along with two sons; Michael Malone and Mark Bundle and a very special friend of over 50 years Mrs. Sally Oakley. Polly accepted Christ at an early age and joined First Baptist South…...

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Barbara Jean Goodman

Barbara Jean Goodman passed away June 17, 2019....

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Eleanor M. Turner

Eleanor Martha Turner affectionately known as “Anna” by family and friends peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on June 17, 2019. Eleanor was born on May 22, 1924 to the late James and Gertrude Connor. Eleanor grew up in Norfolk, VA where she attended school and would later raise her family. Eleanor was employed by DePaul Medical Center as a Nurse’s Aide for 32 years. Eleanor loved to care for people. Eleanor married the late Horace…...

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Wilbert A. Wadsworth

Wilbert Armstand Wadsworth, 77, was born November 11, 1941 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was promoted by God on June 16, 2019 to receive all that He had promised him. This promotion was given as a free gift based on his love and dedication as a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, in-law, and dear friend. He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools. Wilbert worked for VEPCO for 33 years. He was preceded in…...

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Shirley Diane Holmes

Shirley Diane “Lady d” Holmes, transcended to her heavenly Home to be with her heavenly Father on June 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Holmes, Sr.; her mother, Rose Harris; her grandmother, Nannie Porter; 2 sisters, Nannie Marie Robinson, Dorothy Yvette Tyler; brother, William Robinson. She was a graduate Indian River High School where she was on the track team upon graduation. She attended Maryland State University where she received…...

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Christine G. Powell

Christine Gilchrist Powell was born on January 24, 1938 and was called home to be with her heavenly father on June 16, 2019. She was predeceased by her mother, Ella Mae Gallop, who received her wings just seven months ago. She was also predeceased by her father, Alvin Sparrow, two sisters, Goldie and Rosella, two brothers, Franklin, Sr. and Larry, one grandson, Allen, and her husband of over 53 years, Frank Powell, Sr. Christine, affectionately…...

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Robert Earl Wilson, Jr.

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, God whispered in our dear Robert Earl Wilson, Jr. ear and said, “It’s time to come home.” Robert answered his call while resting at Norfolk Riverview Pavilion. Robert was the youngest of four children born to Robert and Edna Wilson. Robert was born on June 18, 1934. He received his early education at John T. West Elementary School and graduated from the historical Booker T. Washington High School. Robert enlisted…...

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Travis O. Haynes

Travis O. Haynes passed away on June 12, 2019. He was born on October 26, 1987 to Mrs. Felicia Haynes Britton and Mr. Alpheus Glenn. He was a laborer and firewatch at BAE Shipyard. He was a graduate of Tidewater Tech, specializing in HVAC Engineering. He attended Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Travis loved Rap Music, tennis shoes, jewelry and clothes. He also had a special bond with his grandfather, Herman (Tommy) Haynes.…...

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