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Mary F. McNulty

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Mary Francis McNulty, also known to many as “Mama Kay” was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on July 17, 2021.  Born in Norfolk, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert Eugene Williams and Vera Sally McCalop. Mary was well known in the community and loved by many people.  She was a hard worker and loved to give back to…...

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Cornelius Meredith

On July 18, 2021 Cornelius Meredith also known as “Neal” went home to be with the Lord (from labor to rest). He was born November 11, 1959 to the late Robert H. Meredith, Sr. and Bernice Edmonds Meredith in Portsmouth, VA, and was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System. He worked at various jobs until he became gainfully employed  with Walmart in the Auto Department on Frederick Blvd for over 14 years until his passing.…...

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Violet C. Sharp

Violet C. Sharp passed away on  July 17, 2021....

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Lillian Ford

Lillian Russell Ford peacefully transitioned to her eternal home on Saturday, July 17th, 2021. Lillian, was born on June 20th, 1942 to the late Melvin and Viola Russell in Bronx, New York. She was predeceased by her loving daughter, Nadine Russell; son, Jerome Caldwell Sr; and brother, Melvin Russell. Lillian started her diverse career with the Virginia Health Department where she assisted with starting the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Norfolk, Virginia. After…...

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Sarah Reid Gilchrist

On July 15, 2021, Mrs. Sarah Lee Reid Gilchrist, age 93, departed this life. She was born February 3, 1928 to Ananias and Mary Reid, the seventh of eleven children. She was married to Walter Franklin Gilchrist, Sr., for 66 years. From their union were Walter (Michelle) Gilchrist, II, and Roslyn (George) Walker and she was predeceased by her son, Timothy L. Gilchrist. Mrs. Gilchrist was employed as a first grade teacher with Chesapeake Public…...

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Bessie A. Parks-Sweat

Bessie Ann (Parks) Sweat, was born July 8, 1937 in Sunbury, North Carolina to the late Edward Burrus and Lilly Parks. She was raise by her late aunt, Lucinda Harrell. Momma had many names but best known as “Nani, Sister” by her siblings, “Aunt Faine by a host of nieces and nephews and “Mother Sweat” by the church. She answered to all even “Pain Webber” when being nosy. Nani was a mother and shelter for…...

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Destiny A. Skeeter

Miss Destiny Alesha Skeeter departed this earthly life on Sunday, July 18, 2021. She was born February 24, 1992. Destiny was a graduate of Lakeland High School and currently was furthering her education at Purdue Global University, pursuing her undergrad in psychology.   Destiny had a special passion for caring for others. She worked for the Chesapeake Public School System as a Special Education Teacher. Destiny was also a Certified Nursing Assistant. Destiny was predeceased by her mother, Demetrius (Toni) Skeeter and her biological father Albert (Shorty) Myrick. Destiny leaves…...

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Barbara Marshall

Barbara R. Marshall gained her wings, July 18, 2021. She was born November 20, 1938 in Edenton, North Carolina to the late Herbert Hassell and Gertrude Barrington. Barbara was a well-known resident in the Oakwood section of Norfolk for over fifty years. Left to cherish her precious memories is her son, Johnny Marshall III; daughters, Robin Marshall, Windie Combs (Robert) Veronica Washington (James); sisters, Diane Reid, Judy Eure, Audrey Crespo, Cassandra Wellons; brothers, Walter Barrington, Robert Barrington’…...

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Bradley Antwon Cuffee

Bradley Antwon Cuffee was born June 23, 1967 to George Cuffee and the late Beverly Cuffee. As the oldest of three children, Bradley was a natural born protector.  As a young man, Bradley had an interest in football and was a DJ for events locally in the Tidewater areas, where he was famously known as “DJ ICE”.  Bradley attended both Great Bridge and Norview High School. He later went on to earn his GED. Overcoming many obstacles,…...

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Edward Columbus Woodhouse

Edward Columbus Woodhouse, 79, received his wings on July 17, 2021. He was born on May 27, 1942 a son of the late Eddie Calvin Woodhouse and Annie Mae Woodhouse. Edward also known as “Bae” worked for thirty years at Rubber Gasket Company and on any given day Junie “Edward” would be playing his music where you can hear it for blocks. If you happened to visit on a Sunday, you would find him in his recliner chair watching his favorite Football Team,…...

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Leonard McBride, Jr.

Leonard McBride, Jr.,71, transitioned unexpectedly July 11, 2021, at his home in Stuart, Virginia. He was born July 10, 1950, in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late Leonard McBride, Sr. and Alice McBride Williams. Leonard graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968. Following graduation, he briefly attended Norfolk State College. After time spent there, he entered the U. S Army in 1973 until his departure in 1976. At that point, he returned…...

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Teonna R. Coburn

Teonna Coburn “Tee Tee” passed away on July 10, 2021....

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Catherine Beatrice Weaver

Catherine Beatrice Weaver  was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Willie Eli King and Gladys Beatrice King. Catherine made her transition to rest on July 14, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Catherine was affectionately known by many as “Cat” and had a presence that could light up a room. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, she enjoyed being a cheerleader and marching in parades through downtown Norfolk. Upon graduation, she furthered…...

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Willie Stephen Carter

Willie Stephen Carter (Benny, Biddy, Ben) transitioned to be with the LORD on July 14, 2021. He was born in Norfolk VA on August 4,1945 where he completed High School and continued his education at ODU and a host of Electronic and Technical Schools. Benny married Shirley on February 8,1965. They were married 56 years and together raised 3 children. He worked as an Electronic Equipment Specialist for the Naval Rework Facility for 29 years,…...

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John E. Blount, III

John E. Blount, III passed away on July 14, 2021....

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Roger Evans

Roger Evans passed away on July 14, 2021....

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Gaynelle C. Lawrence

Gaynelle C. Lawrence was born on October 1, 1955, to Calethia Greene and James Lawrence in Lowell, South Carolina.  Gaynelle, known as “Nelly,” enjoyed entertaining her family and friends.  Gaynelle also enjoyed cooking and turning clothes into fashion.  Gaynelle was known for her loving yet fierce personality.  Although she faced obstacles in life, she showed great strength and courage in all she has done.  She was naturally the life of the party and had a…...

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Oliver Lee Artis, Sr.

Oliver Lee Artis Sr., “Harvey Lee,” 88, of the 900 block of Anna St., went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2021. He was born on March 15, 1933 in Southampton County, VA and attended Hertford County Public Schools. Oliver retired in 1996 from Preston Trucking Company as a Truck Driver after 50 years of service. He was a member of Abyssinia Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he served as a…...

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Herbert Earl Warren

Herbert Warren, 81 passed away July 5, 2021. Herbert was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina.  He received his education from Princess Anne County Training School. He retired after 21 years of service as a tractor-trailer driver.  He attended Mount Olive Baptist Church and was an Emeritus Trustee. Herbert is predeceased by his wife, Earllean Warren; mother, Mary Butler Warren; father, James Warren; brothers, Joseph Warren, Jonas Warren and Robert Warren; sisters, Rachel Warren, Marie Warren-Fenner…...

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Gerone Howard Walden

Gerone Howard Walden was born in Norfolk, VA to Alice E. Walden on October 24, 1961. He attended the Norfolk Public School. He was quite the jokester and loved to have fun and party. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest. He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Alice E. Walden; two sisters, Bettie W. Hines and Joyce Flowers; two brothers, Gary Walden and Michael Walden. He is also survived by his nieces Patrice…...

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Nathaniel Foreman Williams

Nathaniel F. Williams passed away July 11, 2021 in Newport News, VA. He was born July 13, 1959 in Norfolk, VA to the late Adell R. Williams and James Valentine. He was preceded in death by his son, Alphonso Clements; aunt, Bessie Forman and uncle, Daniel Forman who raised him. Nathaniel was a graduate of Indian River High School class of 78. After school, he worked for the City of Chesapeake for 13 years and…...

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Reign Marie Jael Ricks

Reign Marie, so beautiful Precious and Beloved,  came to be known to all as “Reignbow” a nickname given to her by her Grandma Charvay. Despite a premature birth and bout in the NICU, Reign triumphed. Though she faced some health challenges, she overcame them one by one. She shocked the medical staff as she advocated for herself with mommy’s full support. Always determined, she quickly progressed until she was released from the hospital. She was…...

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Warren Davis, III

Warren was born July 10, 1965. Warren was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Warren was disabled, but he was a very humble and happy person.  He loved his family and he loved watching football, his favorite team was the Washington Redskins. He would always ask, “Did the Redskins win?” His parents, Warren and Jean Davis, preceded him in death. Warren leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Wanza Davis; brother, Anthony Davis (Tuere); nieces and…...

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Virginia Dixon Bobbitt

God Blessed us with Virginia D. Bobbitt on August 21, 1933 of Enfield, North Carolina. The angel of the Lord received her gracefully on July 12, 2021. She was one of seventeen children born to the late Ida and Dave Dixon. Virginia was predeceased by her husband of almost fifty years and 15 of her siblings. Virginia was educated in the North Carolina School System. After moving to Virginia from North Carolina, she was employed…...

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Philip Jones, Jr.

Philip Jones, Jr. passed away on July 10, 2021....

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Elizabeth P. Williams

Elizabeth P. Williams Elizabeth “Liz” P. Williams, 59, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, went to her reward on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was born September 2, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia. Elizabeth was educated in Norfolk Public School System which she attended Booker T. Washington High School also in Norfolk. She accepted Christ many years ago and was a member of New Life Church, Virginia Beach. She was a dedicated employee in the hotel business for…...

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Vernon T. Wilson

Friday morning on July 9, at 10:35 am, the Lord whispered Vernon name and ushered him into eternal rest. Vernon Thomas Wilson was born on August 25, 1945, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Thomas Scott Sr. and Eddiemae Virginia Wilson.  He was predeceased by four brothers Michael Scott, Wyatt White, Donnell Scott, and Thomas Scott Jr. He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked for Portsmouth Sheriff Department for 20 years and worked at Vulcan…...

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Germaine Levon Ingram

Germaine was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He never met a stranger; Germaine touched the lives of all who he came in contact with. Germaine loved basketball, the “Dallas Cowboys” and playing video games. Germaine had a comical personality and he loved to laugh and have fun with family and friends. Germaine will forever be in our hearts, as he now rests in the arms of Jesus Christ. Germaine leaves to cherish his…...

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Edward Leon Matthews, Sr.

Edward L Matthews Sr. Was born on July 28, 1937 to Alma B. Hollowell and Ernest Matthews in Norfolk Virginia where he lived throughout his youth.  Edward Sr. at the tender age of 18 entered into the military where he served six years in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1955-1961.  After his honorable discharge for his services rendered Edward Sr. began his new life working as a carpenter by trade where he then…...

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Jacquelyn Robinson

Jacquelyn Delois Robinson was born on February 12, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Ralph and Retha Brantley. On July 12, 2021 Jacquelyn gained her wings to be with our beloved Heavenly Father. Jacquelyn was educated in Norfolk Public Schools. Following her education, she was employed in various positions in Norfolk, Virginia and Highpoint, North Carolina. Jacquelyn was known for being very outspoken and funny, but her heart was truly pure. She enjoyed her life to the fullest by…...

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Catherine L. Cuffee

Catherine Lawrence Cuffee Catherine Lawson Cuffee made her final stroke of the brush on the canvas of life and signed her life’s portrait on Saturday July 10, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Hospital.  Catherine was born November 28, 1950 in Norfolk County Virginia.   She was reared in Norfolk County, which was later called Chesapeake, off of Fentress Road.  She was a graduate of Crestwood High School’s Class of 1969.  After High School, Catherine earned a…...

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Alan Farley White

Alan Farley White passed away July 11, 2021....

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Kaiden L. Carter

Kaiden L. Carter passed away on July 9, 2021....

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Gertie Mae Banks-Tanner

On May 7, 1963, the late Allen Julius and Maggie Lee Banks welcomed their beautiful, beloved baby girl, Gertie Mae Banks. Thursday night, July 8, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital our beloved Gertie transitioned into eternal rest. Gertie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and became a woman of great faith and virtue, using and believing in the power of prayer in every aspect of her life. She was…...

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Linda Roseboro

Linda Roseboro passed away on July 6, 2021....

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Sharon Wilson-Rooks

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” Psalm 116:15 Elder Sharon Faye Wilson Rooks was “welcomed home” by her LORD and Savior Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to failing health, Sharon temporarily relocated from Denver, Colorado to Atlanta to live with her sister, Jacquelyn Mills, to receive medical treatment at Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Sharon was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on November 9, 1956, to the…...

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Dorothy Lucas Lassiter

Dorothy Lucas Lassiter, affectionately known as Jill was born March 13, 1949 in Wilson, NC. She was reunited with our heavenly father on July 7, 2021, peacefully surrounded by family. She spent over 30 years living in the Berkley area of Norfolk. She began working as a nurse but later transitioned to her calling as a daycare, and foster care provider. She provided love and care for many until as recent as fall of last…...

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Demetric L. Coleman

On Thursday, July 8, 2021 our Heavenly Father welcomed His son, Demetric L. Coleman home from this life, peacefully. Demetric was born on March 1, 1981 at Depaul Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia to Willie Wesley Coleman and Etta Thomas Coleman. Demetric is predeceased by his grandfathers, Moses Coleman and Stanley Thomas Sr.; his grandmother Vernistine Johnson; his uncle, JC Coleman. Demetric attended Oscar Smith Middle and Oscar Smith High schools. He was a member of…...

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Zackery Jerel Hill

Zackery Jerel Hill, lovingly known as Zack, entered this life on August 5, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia to Sheara “Nay” Hill and the late Jeff Johnson. On July 5, 2021, God called him home to rest. He was educated in the Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach School Systems. He was employed at the shipyard. He was known for his kindness, playfulness, and witty sense of humors. His kindness was displayed by the help he gave…...

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Lillian Deloris Stuart

Lillian Deloris Stuart passed away on July 8, 2021....

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Foster Robinson Baskerville, Sr.

Foster Robinson Baskerville, Sr. passed away on July 9, 2021....

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Joseph Hill, Jr.

Joseph Hill, Jr. passed away on July 1, 2021....

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Johnny Lee Bell, Jr.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, He is the father of compassion and God of all comfort in our time of need. On Tuesday July 6, 2021 at 12:50 am before the break of dawn, God in his infinite wisdom called our beloved Johnny Lee Bell Jr., into His loving care. “Lil” Johnny as he was affectionately known, was born in Norfolk, VA on May 11, 1993 to Jean…...

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Richard LeGrand

Richard LeGrand, 74, of the 500 block of Rockbridge Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 2:13 pm. His journey of life began in Mt. Gilead, NC on March 25 1947, and he was raised in Stamford, CT.  Richard attended Stamford Public Schools and graduated from Stamford High School in 1965.  He attended community college in CT for two years.  He served in the US Army from 1966-1968 with an Honorable Discharge.…...

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Patricia W. Jefferson

Patricia Wade Jefferson was born on January 14, 1946 in Martinsville, Virginia to Margaret Louise Hairston Wade and Winfred Wade. Her parents instilled a strong work ethic and a deep love for learning. Her commitment to education is evident in her matriculation in the Henry County Public Schools and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. She later went to further her studies obtaining a M.S. degree…...

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Gerry U. Self

Gerry Self passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 5, 2021.  He was 57 years old. Gerry was born June 15, 1964, in Norfolk, VA.  He was the last of eight children and enjoyed and took full advantage of being the baby of the family.  He was full of life and enjoyed having a good time with his family and friends especially his nieces and nephews. If there was one thing that Gerry wouldn’t…...

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Phillip A. Scott, Sr.

Phillip A. Scott, Sr. passed away on July 4, 2021....

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Alma Lee Darden

The Life and legacy of Mother Alma Darden Mother Alma Darden went to be with the Lord after 98 years on July 5, 2021 while she was in her home. She was born on May 27,1923 to the late Alice “Love” Scott and raised by her aunt and uncle James and Fannie Blow of Franklin, Virginia. Mother Darden was affectionately known by many names, Sister, Alma Lee, Aunt Tit Toe, Mama, and Tut. Mother Darden…...

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Walter Lee Scruggs

In the early morning Saturday, July 3, 2021, our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Walter Lee Scruggs went home to eternal rest. He was born June 26, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma he was predeceased in death by his parents, JC Scruggs and Eddie V. Scruggs and sister Janice Scruggs. Walter Lee Scruggs graduated from high school and attended Kansas City State college. He served in Vietnam as an army soldier and…...

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Olivia M. Joyner

Olivia Margarite Creekmur Joyner Olivia M Joyner transitioned into her eternal life on July 4, 2021 at Saucon Valley Manor Senior facility Hellertown PA. She was born February 4, 1928 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Ethel Watts Creekmur and Winfield E Creekmur. Olivia started her early childhood education in the Portsmouth public school system graduating from IC Norcom High School. She later attended Bennett College in Greensboro, NC.  After leaving college she worked in…...

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