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Yvette Saini

Life should not only be lived, It should be celebrated. Celebrating the life and legacy of Yvette Saini born to Henry and Lottie Surrency On May 8, 1952 until God called her home on October 20, 2021. To know her is to love her. She lived each day with grace and gratitude. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, great aunt, great grandmother, and godmother. Never to complain or question her health challenges or the path and…...

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Lisa Denise Sinclair

Lisa Denise Sinclair passed away on October 19, 2021....

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Narda Parette Bass McCrae

Narda Parette Bass McCrae was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina on December 17, 1963 to Cyrus L. Bass and Patricia C. Bass. Narda moved to Portsmouth, Virginia at an early age. She graduated from Manor High School in 1982 and attended Virginia State University. She worked with her father in the paint industry for many years before growing her own family. Narda worked for FedEx Ground for 19 years before retiring in June 2020. She…...

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Norman Hood Jr.

Norman Hood, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  He was born to the late Norman, Sr. and Jeanette Hood on July 29, 1937 in Clayton, NC. He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools, and entered the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country. Norman was a faithful member of First Calvary Baptist Church and served as an usher until his health began to decline. He worked for the City of Norfolk…...

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Melody Lynn Spence

Melody Lynn Spence passed away on October 20, 2021....

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Dorothy Marie Holt

Dorothy Marie Holt passed away on October 20, 2021....

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Jonathan Lavell Nichols

Jonathan Lavell Nichols passed away on October 14, 2021....

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Willie R. Simms

Willie Raymond Simms (Ice Man) Was born April 4, 1944 in Nansemond County also known as Suffolk VA to the late Wilbert and Otelia Simms. He departed his Earthly Home on October 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by Family. Willie Raymond Simms (Ice Man) was proceeded in death by his three brothers Ernest Simms, James Thomas Simms and Wilbert Purnell Simms. Willie was known to many as (Pudding) and others as (Ice Man). Willie…...

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Eulandra T. Forrest

Eulandra Toni Ann Forrest was born on August 18, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia, and gained her wings on October 17, 2021.  Eulandra was always an outspoken yet loving young lady. She was known for her beautiful smile and bubbly personality. At a young age, Eulandra found herself at Old Landmark, with her Grandmother Cathaleen Holley, and at Bethal Abundance Love Ministry with her Great Aunt Janette Moyler, where she went to Bible Study and sung…...

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Dorothy Bernice Hendricks

Dorothy Bernice Hendricks passed away on October 17, 2021....

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Teontae De’Lano Clark

Teontae De’Lano Clark, born June 1, 1998 to Rochelle D. Spencer and Thomas Clark in Norfolk, Virginia. Teontae departed this life on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the age of twenty-three. Teontae attended elementary, middle and high school in Hampton, Virginia. He loved playing sports, but excelled in football. In 2010, Teontae became an active member of Pray First Mission Ministries, which was in Hampton before relocating to the current facility in Newport News, VA.…...

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Donald Leon Rozier

Donald Leon Rozier peacefully departed this earth on Friday, October 15, 2021 after a brief illness.  He was born in Norfolk Virginia on May 11, 1958 to Shirley E. Rozier and Otis P. Powell. Donald was educated in the Norfolk Public School system.  He enjoyed landscaping, painting, and spending time with his family and friends. Donald was predeceased in death by His stepfathers, Jimmie Kirkland, Sr. and Robert Boston. His stepmother, Eva. M. Powell, His…...

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Alfred Lee Howard Sr.

Alfred Lee Howard was born September 16, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA. He was the middle child of 3 boys born to Laura and Charles Howard. Alfred was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday October 17, 2021. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Ada L. Howard, both parents and both of his brothers Charles and Berlin. Alfred enlisted into the United States Navy on September 16, 1953 and served his…...

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Barbara Jean Brown

Saturday October 16, 2021, Barbara Jean Ferrell Brown (affectionately known as Gina Lollobrigida), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, left her physical being and began her spiritual journey. She was born on March 23, 1931 in Portsmouth, Virginia, to the late Frank Ferrell Sr. and Irene Bolden Ferrell. After her mother’s death, Barbara moved to Harlem, New York to be with her grandmother. Before Barbara left Portsmouth, she attended I. C. Norcom High School (which later became…...

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Lillie Speller Howard

The Life of Mrs. Lillie Speller Howard  Lillie Florence “Sugar Baby” Speller was born April 10, 1929, to the late Aaron and Alvania Speller. “Sugar Baby” was born and raised in Windsor, North Carolina, and attended W.S. Etheridge High School. In 1951, she came to Portsmouth, Virginia, to live with her sister, the late Elsie Bond. She started working at Copper’s Jewelry on High Street in Portsmouth, making $13 a week. Then later, she attended…...

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Peggy Joyce Ballard

Peggy Joyce Ballard passed away on October 15, 2021....

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Dorothy Lee Heard

Dorothy L. Heard was born on November 19, 1948, in Pinetown, North Carolina to Hilliard King and Ada Mae Peele. She relocated to Chesapeake, Virginia during the early 60’s where she attended Chesapeake Public Schools. She later moved to Norfolk and began working as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Dorothy retired from Lake Taylor Health and Rehabilitation Center after over 30 years of service. Her dedication to care for others prompted her to work part-time for…...

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Helaine Sheri Dancy

Helaine, better known as Sheri Dancy was born on January 17, 1967 in Hempstead, NY. She rested on October 17, 2021 in Portsmouth, VA. She was a resident of Crescent Place Apartments in Portsmouth. Sheri was born to Helen Copeland and the late Horace Dancy.  She is the younger sister of Melody Seabron and the late Tracee Hargrove.  She is the mother of three girls, Josette, Danielle and Desiree Dancy.  She is the grandmother of…...

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Calvin Andrew Porter Sr.

Calvin Andrew Porter Sr. passed away on October 13, 2021....

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Edward Pitt

Edward Pitt passed away on October 15, 2021....

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William Travis Barber

William Travis Barber affectionately known as “Travis” went home to be with the Lord on Thursday October 14, 2021. He was born to Arlene H. Barber and William Barber on August 24, 1991 in Norfolk, Virginia. Travis grew up as a member of First Pentecostal United Holy Church where he served as a Tenor in the Generation of Praise choir, Drummer and Sound Technician. He later attended All God Church of Healing and Deliverance where…...

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Willie Roosevelt Lee

Willie Roosevelt Lee passed away on October 13, 2021....

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Artis L. Burkes

Artis L. Burkes passed away on October 16, 2021....

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Lestine Bowen

Lestine Bowen passed away on October 15, 2021....

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Lester Thomas Weaks Jr.

Our beloved, Lester Thomas Weaks, Jr., 63, of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away October 10, 2021. Lester was born April 10, 1958, to Thomas Lester Weaks, Sr. and Josephine Weaks, in Norfolk, Virginia. Lester, was educated in the Norfolk Public School system. He attended Lake Taylor High School, where he will always be remembered for singing in the bathroom and hallways. Although Lester never married, his pearly white teeth, and amazing tenor singing skills, won the hearts of many beautiful women. Those fortunate enough…...

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Edward C. Lambert Jr.

On Friday, October 15, 2021, Edward C Lambert Jr. was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 76. Edward was known by some as “Bud” or “Bishop.”  He was born on March 5, 1945 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Bertha and Edward Lambert Sr. Predeceased by his brother Milton Lambert (Viola Drake), his sister Deloris Lambert, and son Maurice Hunt. As an alumni of I. C. Norcom High School, Edward…...

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Catherine Gordon

Catherine B, Gordon, age 88, beloved mother and grandmother, passed peacefully on October 5, 2021. She was born and raised in Wilmington NC and graduated from Williston Industrial High School in 1950. She worked for 20+ years at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital before finally retiring in 1997. She later married Frank Gordon (retired military), who has preceded her in passing. Catherine loved God, her family, and her friends. Her devotion to her church included over…...

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Shirley A. Hawkins

Shirley Anne Miller was born to Vera Miller and James Martin March 24th 1941. Shirley was educated within the Norfolk public school system progressing her educational cognition to Norfolk State University finishing class of 1968/69. Shirley Hawkins, employed as the first African American women for data entry at the Norfolk police operations center, later owned her own Child Care Center KIDS WEEK DAYCARE for many beautiful mornings and evenings. Shirley was baptized in March 1974 and served faithfully as a pioneer within…...

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Harold Alvin Goodman

Harold Alvin Goodman, affectionately known as “Butch” peacefully went to be with the Lord onOctober 15, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Harold (Butch) was born on July 14, 1958 to Harold and Luvenia Goodman. Harold was raised in Norfolk, Virginia in his early years and moved to Portsmouth, Virginia where he graduated from Manor High School in 1976. Harold attended Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and George Washington University.…...

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Kimberly J. Andrews-Jennings

Kimberly J. Andrews-Jennings passed away on October 9, 2021....

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Walla Baldwin Sr.

Walla Baldwin (Nuck) Walla Vincent Baldwin Sr. aka “Nuck” of Norfolk, Virginia passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on October 11, at the seasoned age of 73. He passed away at his residence in Maryland with his wife, daughter, grandson, and great-granddaughter by his side. Walla (Nuck) was born September 23, 1948, in Portsmouth, to Catherine McCormick-Baldwin and Elijah Baldwin. He attended Norfolk Public Schools. He worked several jobs which allowed him the opportunity to provide…...

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Brenda Carpenter

Brenda Latrice Sykes Carpenter was called home on 13 October 2021. She was born on March 1, 1974 in Chesapeake, Virginia to  Lutricia (Sykes) Battiste.   Though an only child, Brenda spent her formative years with her cousins Latasha (Sykes) Dowe and Shawn Sykes who she considered as siblings.  She graduated from Great Bridge High School (1992) and continued her studies at Old Dominion University  (2000), achieving  a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Services. Her…...

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Pastor Ann Woodard

On Monday, October 11, 2021, Pastor Ann Elizabeth Woodard “Pastor Ann”, on her father’s birthday, went peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Ann was born December 16, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Steven Harris Woodard and Pastor Sudie Mae Armstrong Woodard. Ann was truly a love child of her parents who tried for years to have a child, with no hope. But her mother believed that God would answer her…...

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Jean Ann Brown

Jean Ann Brown was the daughter of the late Robert and Maybell Crew.  Born May 31, 1938 in Chesapeake, Va.   She departed this life on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. She went to Crestwood High School in Chesapeake Virginia.   She moved to Washington, D.C. in the 1960’s to build a better life for her family as she joined and worked for the D.C. public school system for many years.  She…...

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Brian Keith Wilson

Brian “Keith” Wilson was called home on the evening of October 12, 2021 at the age of 48.  Keith  attended many Suffolk schools, and graduated from Western Branch High School.  Following highschool he served in the Marines. For the last seventeen years he worked as a Longshoreman, nine of those years holding the position of  foreman.  He worked long hours to provide what he felt was the best.  The terminals were his home away from…...

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Brenton L. Nichols

On Sunday October 10, 2021 Brenton Lamont Nichols, a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend left his world unexpectedly at Chesapeake Regional while surrounded by his family. Born in Chesapeake, Virginia on February 16, 1988 to Wanda Nichols and the late John A Creecy, Jr. Brenton was a graduate of Indian River High School. He went on to further his education until he fell in love with the anatomy of hair, where…...

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Darrell Keith Rodgers

Our Beloved, Darrell “Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One”- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Motto Darrell Keith Rodgers, 67, passed Friday, October 8, 2021. He was born March 26, 1954, in Portsmouth, VA.  Darrell was pre-deceased by his parents, Albert “Shoptop” and Delores Griffin Rodgers. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School, then graduated from Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA, where he was a standout Varsity Football player. Darrell, lovingly called “Sweet Chickey Baby”,…...

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Deveon D. Simmons

Deveon D. Simmons passed away October 9, 2021....

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Donna Lonnel Thomas

Donna Lonnel Thomas passed away October 8, 2021....

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Romona A. Minns

Romona A. Minns, known to her students as Ms. Holliday, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 8, 2021.  Born in Norfolk, VA, she attended and graduated from Booker T Washington High School.  She then went on to be an educator for Norfolk Public Schools for 25 years.  Romona loved being a homemaker.  Her children and grandchildren were her life. Romona A. Minns is predeceased by her loving husband,…...

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Walter Spain, Jr. “Boe”

Boe Spain entered into God’s house on Saturday, October 9, 2021. He was 67 when he departed this life. He was a native of Norfolk, VA.  His last employment was with The City of Virginia Beach in The Refresh Department. He also worked a few years with the City of Norfolk in Trash and Recycling.  Boe was a loving, wild and caring man, who would make things happen by any means necessary. Boe would bring…...

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John A. Mearise, Jr.

God saw him getting tired, and a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and said, come with me. He suffered much in silence, and his spirit did not bend. He faced his pains with courage until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us, but his fight was not in vain. God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain. John A.…...

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Pastor Alrick Alexander Lassiter

Pastor Alrick Alexander Lassiter passed away October 9, 2021....

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Orlando Shantai Lancaster

Orlando Shantai Lancaster was born October 15, 1973 to the now late Patricia Ann Lancaster “Trick” and Joseph Ray Jr. “Jr. Ray” in Wilson, NC. On October 5, 2021, ten days before his 48th birthday, “Bo” as we all called him, departed this earthly life and transitioned from labor to reward in Norfolk, VA. “Bo” was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Lancaster; his maternal grandmother, Margie Lucas; his aunt, Gwendolyn “Dell” Lancaster and…...

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Thomasina Green

Thomasina G. Green, 93, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2021, in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was the oldest daughter of the late Sam and Minnie E. Gantt of Columbia, South Carolina. She was affectionally called; “Aunt Thom,” “G-Momma,” “Tommy,” “Gantt,” and “Grandma” by family and friends. Education was important to Mrs. Green. She received her earliest education in the Richland County Public School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School…...

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Stephanie Ardale Mungo

Stephanie Ardale Mungo, age 60, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 25, 2021.  Stephanie was born in Monroe, Louisiana on December 7, 1960 to Charlie and Ethel Thompson. She graduated in 1978 from McClymonds High School in Oakland, California and then attended UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) where she completed a B.S. degree in Business Economics. Stephanie is survived by her husband, Derek Mungo, one daughter, Sherie Mungo, her…...

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Edward Moore

Edward Darnell Moore was born on January 8, 1960, to the union of Mary (Rountree) Moore and William David Moore, Jr. in Hertford, North Carolina. He made New York City his home during his childhood and early adult life, and later resided in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 2008 being care for by Keshia Reel-Edmonds, Avery Edmonds, and Vicky Reel. Edward Moore accepted Christ at an early age, and he loved all of his family and…...

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Zuline Handsome Clary

Zuline Handsome Clary passed away October 4, 2021....

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Beatrice Johnson

Beatrice Green Johnson was born in Isle Wight County, VA to the late Wallace Green, Sr. and Emily Spratley Green. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Frank Frederick, Sr. and Eddie Johnson; one sister, Annie Green; two brothers, Ralph Green and Jimmy Green; four by her two husbands, Joyce Ann Johnson, Eddie Johnson Jr., Frank Frederick Jr. and Levi Frederick. She was also preceded in death by her life partner, Curtis W. Fletcher.…...

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Alejandro Capehart

Alejandro “Al”, “Aloe”, “Loe” Capehart departed this life on Wednesday October 6, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his Mother Gloris Teen Capehart Anderson, his Maternal Grandparents Marcellus & Mary Parker and Paternal Grandparents Roosevelt and Eula Jernigan and his brother Anthony Jernigan. He leaves to carry his legacy: his wife JoShirlon Capehart. Children Talisha, Tahj and Alejandro Jr. His Father Robert Jernigan(Lois). One Sister Danna R. Capehart. Two Brothers Kenny Jernigan and Tyrone…...

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