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Joyce G. Mozelle

On Wednesday April 13, 2022, Joyce Ann Goodwyn Mozelle NDTR, CDM, CFPP, Retired DSM, Mother, Aunt and Friend.  Joyce passed peacefully in her sleep at home and went on to be with the Lord.  She was born on June 26, 1943 to the late Gideon and Lucile Griffin Goodwyn. She graduated from I.C. Norcom High School.  She furthered her education at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach VA, where she received her Associate Degree in…...

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Mary Lorraine Harley

Mary Lorraine Harley passed away April 11, 2022....

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Jonell L. Crew

Jonell Latrice Crew, affectionally known as “Jenny”, was born on November 19, 1970 to the late Joseph and Patricia Crew.  In His infinite wisdom, God our Father, stretched out His hand and called His angel home to her eternal resting place on April 13, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Crew; father, Joseph Luke Crew, Sr. and sister, Tonya Laurice Dawes.      Jenny was raised in Portsmouth, VA in the Mount Herman…...

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Dimetria Lashae Hodges

On the late evening of April 9, 2022, we received the news that heaven has gained a new angel, our beloved Dimetria Lashae Hodges. Many hearts are broken as we wrap our minds around this great loss. Dimetria had an impeccable reputation. She has touched many lives in Portsmouth, VA and many other places she loved to visit. Dimetria’s energy and smile was infectious, her voice was incredible and her love was tender and heartwarming.…...

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Frank Woodard, Jr.

Frank Woodard, Jr. of the 2900 block Victoria Ave passed away peacefully on April 11th, 2022 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ella Marlene Woodard; sons, Frank III and Lamonte (Rita), granddaughters Angelina and Natalia.; brother Joe Woodard, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Frank was the 6th of 9 children born to Frank Woodard, Sr. and Marion Lynch Woodard of Littleton, NC. Frank…...

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Robert Odell Patterson

Robert Odell Patterson peacefully transitioned to be with our Lord and Savior on April 9, 2022. Robert was born on July 28, 1941, in Norfolk, VA to the late Cammie and Archie Patterson .He was predeceased in death by four sisters; five brothers and one daughter, Shelly (Sissy) Patterson. Robert was a hard worker who loved his family and friends. For many years he was a master carpenter and engineer. Robert was also employed by…...

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Melvina Renee Reid

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” John 11:25-26 On April 11, 2022, Melvina Renee Reid, affectionately known as “Mel”, ascended to meet her Heavenly Father. Mel was born on September 21, 1972, in Wilson, North Carolina. She was a caring mother, sister, aunt, niece, friend and her favorite…...

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Chorya Lamont Dual, Sr.

Chorya Lamont Dual, Sr. passed away April 11, 2022....

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Stacey Lamar Chisholm, Jr.

Stacey L. Chisholm, Jr. enter into enteral rest on March 23rd, 2022. Stacey L. Chisholm, Jr. was born on July 2nd, 1986 to the late Stacey L. Chisholm, Sr. and the late Rosa Chisholm in Philadelphia PA. He leaves behind his two older brothers Gary and Troy Kelley and his sister Lakeisha Kelley. Stacey was a truck driver and loved being on the road, seeing all the different places around the United States. His favorite…...

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Mika’il Rayshawn Sharp 

Mika’il Rayshawn Sharp entered into eternal rest on April 9th, 2022. He was born on November 8th, 1998 to Natalie Jefferson and Lamonte Sharp. Mika’il is survived by his wife Taeja Sharp; his parents Natalie Jefferson and Lamonte Sharp; his sisters Tamorrah, Tikia and Jayla. He was loved by many and he touched the hearts of all he came across. His smile was contagious and he was always the life of the party. Mika’il had…...

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Leronia Cecelia Mitchell Jones

Her Story She Lived a Good Life On Monday April 11, 2022, at the age of 103, our beloved Leronia Cecelia Mitchell Jones peacefully transitioned to the loving arms of Jesus. Born September 10, 1918, in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, Virginia, Leronia was the only child of the late James Leroy and Ida Jackson Mitchell.  At an early age Leronia exhibited strong faith, courage, and commitment.  Leronia continued to carry that same attentiveness of faith,…...

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Priscilla Ann Tye

Priscilla Ann Tye passed away April 8, 2022....

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Marriah I’Yonna Monae Smith

God granted us an Angel by the name of Marriah I’Yonna Monae Smith on April 6, 2022.   Our hearts will be forever filled with joy and honor, because you were able to grace us with your beautiful presence.  We will love you forever and always. Marriah leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Angel Bowers and father, Micheal Smith, Sr; a sister, Londyn Smith, maternal grandmother, Lisa Bowers (Faye), paternal grandmother, Tamara Skinner (Elton,…...

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Durothy Frank Locust, Jr.

    “Bubba” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith! 2 Timothy 4:7 Durothy Frank Locust, Jr. departed this life surrounded by loved ones on April 11, 2022 and made his journey home to be with the Lord and loved ones who awaited him.  On August 5, 1954, he was the second born child of two children, to the union of the late Durothy Frank Locust,…...

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Jayden Terrance-Xavier Morris

Jayden Terrance-Xavier Morris passed away April 6, 2022....

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Josephine Redding

Josephine “Josie’ Redding was born into this world on April 11, 1968. The youngest child and only girl child to Elijah and Margie Redding – she was affectionately called, “Sister”.  Josie spent the earliest part of her life in Cookstown, NJ, where she was a member of The New Egypt Primitive Baptist Church in Cream Ridge (currently, Heaven’s Gateway Temple of GOD church). It was those early years in church that her beautiful singing voice…...

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William Edward Horton

William Edward Horton, 79, of Monroe, NC, after a brief illness died early Friday morning, April 8, 2022. Mr. Horton was born in Richmond, Virginia, July 4, 1942, to the late Ed and Margie (Lawrence) Horton. He is preceded in death by his beloved sister, Sadie Marie Williams and his son-in-love, Randy L. Powell. Mr. Horton was a former member of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia and was a faithful member of…...

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William Payne

William Payne passed away April 5, 2022....

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Karen L. Shambry

Karen Lenora (Lindsey) Shambry passed away Wednesday April 6, 2022 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was born April 2, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia in the Coronado section of Norview.  She was the fifth child of the late Freddie Lindsey Sr. and Gladys D. Lindsey.  She attended Norview High School but graduated from Madison Career Center in Norfolk in 1974.  To further her career she decided to go to the Community…...

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Rodney Lee Johnson

Rodney “Hot Rod”  Lee Johnson passed away at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital on Friday, March, 25, 2022. He was born on November 30, 1969 to the late Melvin Eugene Cornick and Villa Mae Johnson. He was raised in Norfolk, VA in the Tidewater Park Community. Rodney graduated from Booker T Washington High School in 1988. Rodney received his Journeyman Painter Certification in 2003. He was relocated to Jacksonville Florida, where he lived and worked before returning…...

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Blessyn Ahmiracle Alexander

On, March 26, 2022 Blessyn went to go be with the Lord. She leaves behind a lovely mother, Raven Alexander and father, Michael Edmonds, Jr.; 3 brothers. Marques, Yancey and Major; 2 sisters, Michiya and Royal. She also leave her grandparents, Latonya, Herbert, Adell, and Michael. Although her time was short, she was very much loved....

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Gladys Elnora Brown

Gladys Elnora Brown was born in Chesapeake, Virginia (formerly the historic Norfolk County, Virginia) on June 21, 1928.  She was 93 years old and continued to reside in the Hickory Community.  Gladys Brown is the daughter of the late Deacon Joseph Clinton Brown Sr. and Judith Virginia Burnell Brown.  She was preceded in her transition to Heaven by five brothers – Deacon Joseph Clinton Brown, Jr. (Marie), Royal G. Brown (Marion), Chairman Deacon Emeritus Roland…...

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Derrick Donzell Harrison

Derrick Donzell Harrison entered eternal peace on April 6, 2022. He was born to Cherie Harrison (Savage) and Donzell Marshall. In recent years, Derrick worked countlessly towards a better life. Throughout his last days, he worked in construction and was anxiously excited to transition into working as a painter. Derrick had a lifelong goal of obtaining his CDL’s. He enjoyed music at the highest volume, and silently had a beautiful talent for writing. Derrick proudly…...

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David Joseph Reid

David “Dave” Joseph Reid passed away on April 5, 2022 at the age of 76, following a valiant battle against cancer. David was one of eleven children born to Iola and Elbert Reid. David lived a full life with his devoted wife, Ann, who was holding his hand at his bedside during his passing. Even after falling very ill, David showed courage, optimism, and undying faith that God’s will would be done, even if that…...

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Evangeline Carmilla Moreland

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Mrs. Evangeline Carmilla Moreland, better known as “Eve”, peacefully entered her eternal rest at the youthful age of 78. She was born to the late Americus and Margarette Jones on March 8, 1944, in Norfolk, VA. She was the second of five children, one of whom preceded her in death. She attended Booker T. Washington High School and upon graduation, married Winston F. Moreland Sr., of Norfolk VA, in 1964. …...

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Gary N. Gorum, Jr.

Gary Nathaniel Gorum, Jr., transitioned from earthly labor to heavenly reward on Thursday, March 24, 2022. His final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends he loved so much.  Gary was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 28, 1969. At a young age, he was lovingly called Knuckle-Man. As a child, Gary spent many of his weekday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Camelot Football Field playing recreation league sports with his friends.…...

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Richie H. Bynum

Richie H. Bynum passed away March 15, 2022....

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Mary Alice Knight

Mary Alice Knight passed away peacefully April 3, 2022 at Sentara Norfolk General.  She was the daughter of the late Minnie Mae Austin and William Green. Mary is surviving her daughter, LaTonya Whitley of Norfolk, Virginia; her son, Paulon Knight; brother William Harris and sister Rosa Marshall; five grandchildren, Torry Whitley, Marvis Whitley, Daiquan Shoulders, Niyair Knight, Ky’rie Knight and Elaine Shoulders....

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Geraldine Katherine Person

Geraldine “Geri” Kathleen Person, 78, of Norfolk, VA passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on April 3, 2022. She was born January 14, 1944, to the late Raymond H. Moura and Katherine Franklin in Kaui, Hawaii where she resided until moving to Honolulu. In the mid 1980s she moved to Norfolk, VA where she lived with her children. She leaves behind a host of family and friends who loved her dearly.…...

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Latisa Hyman

Latisa Hyman passed away March 24, 2022....

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Willie Lee Foster, Jr.

Willie Lee Foster, Jr. passed away April 2, 2022....

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Joyce Elaine Barnes

Joyce Elaine Barnes passed April 1, 2022....

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Ella Belle Thompson

Ella Belle Thompson passed away March 30, 2022....

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Lorraine Vango

Lorraine Vango passed away April 4, 2022....

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Patricia A. Gill

Our Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Auntie, Cousin, and dear Friend Our Beloved Pat departed this life for eternal rest on Friday April 1, 2022 at the age of 69. Patricia Ann Gill was born on September 23, 1952 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Henry “T-Baby” Wilson and Evelyn Hicks.  Having 5 older brothers, she was the oldest daughter of 11 children. Patricia’s late Aunt, Lucille Moss raised her as her own. She was preceded…...

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Aurelia A. Watts

Aurelia A. Watts passed away April 1, 2022....

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Olander Boone

Olander “Ole Man” Boone was born in Norfolk County; now known as Deep Creek to Andrew and Rachel Boone. He was born June 15, 1950 and got his wings on April 3, 2022. He attended Crestwood High School, Chesapeake, VA.  He also attended Job Corp in Arizona for 2 years.  He was known as the best painter and landscaper to many. He loved the Washington (Redskins) Commanders; he was a ladies man; he loved his…...

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Phillipa Marjorie Beckford

Phillipa Marjorie Beckford 66 years of age, of Magil Palm, St. Catherine and Virgina Beach, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:57pm at Sentara Princess AnnHospital, VA. Phillipa was born on November 17, 1955, to the late Ernest Beckford and Maisie “Ceta” Francis, in Free Hill District, St. Mary, Jamaica.   She was the 5th of 8 children, 4 of whom preceded her in death. After successfully completing the common entrance exams…...

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Rose Emma Rutledge

Rose Emma Rutledge was born on August 3, 1939, in Covington, Virginia. She was the third child of the late John M. and Margaret Lawson. She attended high school in Washington, DC and was a member of the National Honor Society. She married Charles W. Rutledge on July 1, 1959. She was a dedicated wife that supported her husband’s military career while raising their four beautiful children. As a military wife she lived in various…...

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Paul J. Banks, Sr.

Paul J. Banks, Sr. passed away March 30, 2022....

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Willie May Harris

Willie May Harris passed away March 29, 2022....

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Czavi’er Lantia Hill

On January 14, 1991, God loaned Calvin and B’Onka Hill an angel.  God allowed her parents to name her and raise her in the fear and admonition of Him.  This angel was named Czavi’er Lantia Hill and her parents knew that she would make a mark in this world.  On March 24, 2022, her purpose on this earth was fulfilled and our  angel went back home to be with Him. Czavi’er was known to be fun loving, cheerful, and…...

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Richard Royal, Jr.

Richard Royal, Jr. was born on July 14, 1949.  He was the son of the late Mary Royal and Richard Royal Sr. A longtime resident of Pughsville, he attended Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Richard enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 19 where he served in the Vietnam War.  After an honorable discharge, he also served in the Army National Guard. He was employed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as…...

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Shakeithya Sharian “Ci Ci” Cooper

Shakeithya Sharian Cooper, affectionately known as “Cici,” was born July 5, 1991 to Walter and Cynthia Brooks. On Monday, March 28, 2022, at the age of 30, she gained her wings. To know “Cici” is to love her. She loved hard and voiced her opinion even harder. “Cici” graduated from Matthew Fontaine Maury High School in 2008 at the age of 16; smart and always willing to take a chance. During her junior year of…...

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Mary C. McDonald

Mary Catherine McDonald gained her wings with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. She was born to the late Rachel and Otis Silver on January 20, 1942, in Franklin Va. Mary helped care for her younger siblings during her youth which included five brothers and three sisters. Her parents later relocated to Norfolk, Va where she attended Norfolk Public Schools. Mary, a single parent of five, met…...

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Pamela Florene Polk

Her Life Remembered Mrs. Pamela F. Polk was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. She was the second of three children born to the late Floyd L. Davis and Ernestine J. Davis. Pam was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools.  Pam was employed with Belo Market for over 20 years. She continued her work in retail by becoming employed at Wal-Mart as a Customer Service Manager until her separation from…...

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Valerie Rosetta Dingle

Valerie Rosetta Dingle passed away March 27, 2022....

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Trend Stanley Holley

Early Saturday morning on March 26, 2022, God decided to call his angel Trend S. Holley home. He was born August 22,1966 to the proud parents of William Holley Jr. and Willie Mae Holley at Norfolk General Hospital. Trend graduated from Indian River High School. He was an all around athlete and sideline coach. He was known for his athletic ability with Chesapeake Community Center, Berkeley Center, and his school days.   He had a love for football and…...

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Downing Dujuan McLean

Our beloved, Downing Dujuan McLean “Ryde” was born in Norfolk, VA on July 27 1989. He was the son of John Edward McLean, Sr. and Diane K. McLean. He was a graduate of Landstown High School in 2007.  He worked various jobs, and he loved to cook and detail cars. Downing was actually about to start his own mobile car detailing business. He loved to dance and he had a very charming and outgoing personality.…...

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Hazel M. McLemore

Our dear mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, Ms. Hazel Mitchell McLemore departed this life on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Hazel was born in Norfolk, VA on February 23, 1935 to Fred Bright and Ruth Mitchell. She lived in various places and attended High School in Norfolk, VA, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, CA. She met and was married to the late Richard Brown and through that union two children were born. Later in life, she…...

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