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Juanita Jones

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Juanita H. Jones, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great friend, passed away at the age of 61years old. She had worked as a home health care aid at a nursing home in Chesapeake. She was the life of the party. She was compassionate to others needs. She had a smile, voice and laugh that you’ll never forget. She will truly be Missed! Her memories will be cherished by her…...

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Margaret E. Joyner

Margaret Estella Joyner, 89, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 30, 1929 to Spurgeon and Margaret Williams. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Arris James Joyner and her brother, Ernest Washington. She is survived by three daughters; Gloria Smith (Herbert), Cynthia Fayton (Herbert), and Wanda McMillon (Alton) four grandsons, seven great-grandchildren, a sister in law, and a host of cousin,…...

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Ovelton D. Malone

O’VELTON DECARL MALONE was born September 10, 1973 to Valencia N. Wynn Malone-Bagwell. He claimed his wings on Thursday, May 09, 2019 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital – Riverside in Norfolk, Virginia. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents: William Henry Wynn Sr., Galatia Francina Cloud Wynn, Wille E. Neal Sr. and his nephew Jac’Kie Joyner Jr. He was lovingly called “Quarterback!” He was given that name by his grandpa Neal because he was…...

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Samuel Wyatt

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:6-7 Samuel “aka Mickey” Wyatt was born on February 5, 1951 and was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 68 on May 8, 2019. He lived several years in New York City, but…...

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Benita L. Moore

Benita L. Moore passed away May 8, 2019....

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Dawson D. Andrews, III

A dedicated family man, hard worker, great achiever, humorous and extraordinary entrepreneur was called home by our Heavenly Father on May 06, 2019. Dawson D. Andrews, III was born November 18, 1971 in New York, NY. He was educated in New York and Norfolk Public Schools. He recently began a career with Virginia Supportive Housing Authority in September 2016 until he departed. Dawson loved the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an…...

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Mildred Wright

Mildred Wright, our gem passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 7, 20019 at 7:05 am. She was born on October 20, 1938 to the late Linwood and Minnie Skinner -White. She was predeceased by her husband, Jessie L. Wright; her sons, hurnell and Kerry Wright; her granddaughter, Jasmine Vasquez; her brothers, Franklin, Herbert, Earnest and Nicholas Skinner, Jr.; stepbrothers, Alexander and Clinton White; stepbrother-in-law, Wilbert Bernard. Mildred graduated from Princess Anne High School…...

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Antonio S. Shaw

Antonio S. Shaw passed away May 7,  2019....

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Alice Mae Barnard

Don’t tell me goodbye, tell me you will see me later” Alice Mae Barnard was born May 9, 1944 and departed May 7, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Elizabeth Brown and Linwood Johnson. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Pearlie Lee Barnard, Sr. She was a long-time faithful member of New Light Baptist Church in Chesapeake where she later joined the choir. Alice enjoyed crafting and making jewelry but most of all…...

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Robert Lee Hendricks, Sr.

On Monday, May 6th, 2019, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ called our beloved Robert Lee Hendricks to Heaven.  He passed away peacefully at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Robert was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1960.  Robert was a great provider for his family.  He worked for Ford Motor Company for 31 years and retired in 1995.  He also owned and…...

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Ronald Creecy Knight

Ronald Creecy Knight passed away May 4, 2019....

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Kevin James Wood

Kevin James Wood Kevin James Wood  passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Cypress, Texas. Kevin was born  to the parents  of Willie and Phyllis of  Norfolk Virginia. Kevin graduated  High School in Norfolk, Virginia.  He also completed training for welding ll at Norfolk Technical Vocational Center. Kevin enlisted into the US Navy and served four years. He attended The Ocean Corporations earning his diploma for offshore oilfield diver.  Kevin operated his own business in…...

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Esther Ulloa Whitehead

Esther Ulloa Almonte Whitehead was born September 15, 1938 in Altamira, Dominican Republic to the late Santiago Ulloa and Mercedes Almonte. She is predeceased by her husband, Lonnie P. Whitehead, Sr. (1SG, US Army Ret.); a step-son, Lonnie P. Moore; a brother, Humberto Arias and a sister, Dorcas M. Arias. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS Degree in Education in 1988. She was a member of Cedars of Lebanon Seventh Day Adventist…...

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Doris Drew Watts

Doris Drew Watts “Baby Doris”, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at her home in Columbia, Maryland. She is the only daughter of the late William D. Drew, Sr. and Mamie K. Drew, formerly of Portsmouth. Doris is also predeceased by her eldest brother William D. Drew, Jr., formerly of Chesapeake. Born on Christmas day in 1946, Doris is a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School where she was on the Miss Homecoming…...

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Steven N. Walston

Steve N. Walston was born to a humble and quiet beginning on January 27, 1939 in Norfolk, VA and quietly he walked in the sunset of this life to begin a new path on May 3, 2019. The path is the path to paradise and peace. Where he will be waiting with his smiling face and open arms until we all meet again. Steve was never hard to find. He always did things his way.…...

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Carlton T. Walton, Sr.

A time to be born…Carlton Thomas Walton, Sr. was born n August 20, 1949 in Norfolk County, Virginia (now Chesapeake) to Edna W. Dailey and the late Hillary Walton. A time to live…Carlton grew up in Chesapeake, VA and graduated from Crestwood High School, class of 1967. He also attended Norfolk State University. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. Carlton began a career in trucking and retired after 30 plus…...

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Yalander R. Boyd-Darden

Yalander R. Boyd-Darden passed away May 1, 2019....

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Rodney Waterfield

Rodney Neil Waterfield, 53, passed away April 28, 2019. A Norfolk Native his Whole Life, Rodney was a respected member of the community. He was well admired in the softball and bowling world and will be greatly missed by countless individuals he has coached and mentored for almost 20 years. He was a selfless man, adored by everyone and known for his infectious smile and compassionate spirit. Rodney will be lovingly remembered by his wife…...

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Herbert E. Jones, Jr.

Herbert E. Jones, Jr. of Norfolk, VA peacefully departed this life on Monday April 1, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, at the age of 82. He was born on February 23, 1937 to the late Herbert E. Jones Sr. and Jeanetta L. Jones Woolard of Norfolk, VA. He was educated at Booker T. Washington High School, and afterwards served in the United States Air Force where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. After he came back…...

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Veda Francine Bowe

Veda Francine Bowe passed away April 24, 2019....

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Fannie Elizabeth Rodgers

On May 1, 2019, God granted our mother, Fannie E. Rodgers her wings to be with our Heavenly Father. Fannie Elizabeth Rodgers was born on November 22, 1931, in Greenville, NC to the late Maggie Langley and Johnnie House. After relocating to Norfolk, Virginia, she began her career as a practical nurse in March of 1970. In the years to follow, February of 1977, she became a certified Medical Ward Clerk at Norfolk General Hospital.…...

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Julius Cecil Doles, Jr.

Julius Cecil Doles, Jr. passed away April 25, 2019....

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Hawaii Tran Gonzales

Hawaii Tran Gonzales passed away April 23, 2019....

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Ethel Mae Burke

Ethel M. Burke was born in Edenton, North Carolina on December 17, 1932 to Hattie M. Felton and Lucious Johnson. She attended Pasquotank County Schools in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She was a domestic worker for several years. Ethel was a life time member of The Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. She was predeceased by her parents, Hattie Felton and Lucious Johnson; sons, Elijah Burke, Vernell Boyce and Joseph Johnson Jr.; granddaughter, Ethel…...

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Pastor Bobby M. Daniels

On April 21, 2019, Pastor Bobby M. Daniels was surrounded by his beloved family as he entered into his rest. Bobby was born on June 25, 1945 in Williamston, NC to the late Flossie Avents (John) and father, Columbus Daniels.   He graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, and he continued his studies at Norfolk Theological Seminary and College where he earned a Masters in Divinity.  Bobby was the Pastor of Faith for Deliverance…...

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Bernice Spellman

Bernice Spellman was born on May 17, 1925 to the late Edward and Edna Williams. On the morning of April 30, 2019 God silently called Bernice home. She graduated from the North Carolina School System. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savoir at an early age. She was a faithful servant servant for over 60 years at St. Stephens Holiness Church. She joined under the leadership of Bishop Monroe Clark. Bernice served in several…...

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Hermine E. Garris

Obituary Written by Hermine I I was born on February 21, 1949, to Jasper and Olivia Edney. They provided me with one of the happiest homes in Lamberts Point. Fredrecia, Kim and may baby brother who you recall grew to be one of my best friends. Phillip (Mary) and I were blessed, loved and taught to love God and our fellow man regardless of their circumstances. You know I thought we were rich; I did…...

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Rev. Cessar L. Scott, Sr.

Rev. Cessar Lenia Scott, Sr. 1945-2019 Falls Church–Rev. Cessar L. Scott, Sr., the son of the late Cessar Liggins and the late Hazel V. Scott, departed on April 28, 2019 peacefully in his sleep.  He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia where he received his elementary and secondary education.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, majoring in history and government.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Union…...

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Thomasine McClendon

Evangelist Thomasine Elnora Lundy McClendon, 79, peacefully transitioned into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  A resident of Virginia Beach, VA. She served for 22 years as pastoral of the Bethel Apostolic Church in Chesapeake, VA. Evangelist McClendon is survived by her four children, Charles W. McClendon, Anita McClendon-McGee, Thomasine M. Jackson and Kevin M. McClendon.  She is also survived by brothers, Thomas H. Lundy and Richard Smallwood; a host of…...

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Ronnie Earl Dew

On Wednesday morning April 17, 2019 God in his infinite wisdom stretched forth his hand and summoned our beloved into the kingdom of peaceful rest. Ronnie Earl Dew was born July 31, 1954 in Wilson, North Carolina to the late Jessie Lewis Dew, Jr. and Fannie Mae Dew – Farr. He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools graduating from Maury High School before enlisting in the United States Navy. He was a disabled Vietnam vet.…...

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Joanne M. Knight

Joanne M. Knight passed away April 28, 2019....

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Rena Lloyd

Rena O’Neil Hagans Lloyd was born in Williamston, NC, February 22, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Maggie James Williams and Oscar Hagans. She passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2019. Rena graduated from E. J. Hayes High School. She left Williamson, NC in the early 1950s to move to New York. Rena was united in holy matirmony to John B. Lloyd. From this union, they were blessed with two daughters, CasSandra J.…...

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Frank James Lee, Sr.

Frank James Lee, Sr. peacefully departed his earthly home on Saturday, April 27, 2019. His life’s journey began with his twin Jesse, on December 2, 1931 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the late Daniel Lee, Sr. and Minerva Watson-Lee. Frank’s twin Jesse preceded him in death soon after their birth on December 3, 1931. Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, with his family as sharecroppers, Frank quit school in the 6th grade to help develop the…...

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Kevin Deshawn Joyner

(Ret) U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin D. Joyner, Portsmouth, VA. (Ret) U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin D. Joyner, affectionately known as ICON, transitioned from this earth on April 23, 2019, at the age 41 while doing what he loved, riding his Harley.  Kevin was born and raised in Newport News, VA on December 31, 1977, to Patricia Joyner and Herbert Scott. He was educated in the Newport News Public School system and after graduating from Ferguson…...

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Irvin McCoy Lassiter

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, our bright and shining star departed his home to reunite with his Heavenly Father at 6:15pm from Sentara, Virginia Beach, VA. Irvin “Beauty”McCoy Lassiter was born on September 11, 1948 to the late Samuel R. Lassiter and Claytie H. Lassiter in Aulander, North Carolina. He was raised in North Carolina by his grandmother Dorothy Harris.At the age of 9 he moved to Portsmouth, VA with his parents. He was the…...

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Lawrence William Nimmo

Lawrence William Nimmo – Passed with peace and grace on Friday April 26, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Lawrence a.k.a. Big Mo was born October 28, 1952 in Norfolk, VA to the late George and Martha Nimmo. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and Norfolk State (College) University. Lawrence attended Celestial Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard Shop 72, always receiving the Highest Performance Awards. He was…...

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Dorothy H. Anthony

Dorothy H. Anthony was born on August 4, 1923 in Norfolk, Virginia. Her mother was clara Hill. She grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Dorothy went to work at the Naval Air Rework Facility until her retirement in 1986. She worked as an Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic. She joined Shiloh Baptist Church and became an active member of the Eliah Ann Coppage Bible Class. She also joined Ushter Board…...

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Violet C. Jackson

Violet C. Jackson passed away April 23, 2019....

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Carolyn Ann Newsome

Carolyn Ann Bunch-Newsome was born May 11th 1946. She was the wife of the late George Newsome Sr. She goes to join in heaven her father Earl Riddick, her mother Eadie Mae Bunch, four daughters Jacqueline Bunch, Katie Newsome, Laychester Newsome, and Chevaillette Bunch, six siblings Maude Parker, Rayfield Freeman, Evelyn Bunch, Ellen Bunch, lrvin Bunch, and Linda Bunch-Ferguson. She leaves behind her two sons, Davis Bunch (Shawndra Umbarger) and Rodney Bunch (Felicia Bunch), seven…...

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Mildred P. Smith

Mildred P. Smith passed away in her home on April 19, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Sam and Ruth Phillips and predeceased by a brother, Fred Phillips, Sr. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and later moved to Buffalo, N.Y. where she met and married the late James Smith.  After returning to Norfolk she joined Campostella Heights S.D.A. Church.  Mildred leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Phyllis Shell (Lamont); one son, Jeffery…...

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Jessie M. Taylor

Jessie Mae Taylor was born October 1, 1927 in Scotland Neck, North Carolina to the late Fred Lee and Ellar Hunter. Jessie was an amazing mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She loved her family and has taken on many who were not, one of her favorite saying were “Never met a stranger”. Jessie attended Faith Deliverance Christian Center for many years until she could not longer attend. Jessie loved God with all her heart and…...

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Rosa M. Hurdle

Rosa Hurdle 84, passed away April 23, 2019 in Portsmouth, VA. She was born July 13, 1934 in Roanoke Rapids to the late Ruth and John Woodley. Along with her parents, Rosa was predeceased by her husband, George Hurdle; 2 children, Russell Robinson and Frances Watson; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 2 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Nita Stith; 8 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 29 great…...

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Pearl Lyons

Pearl Lyons passed away April 12, 2019....

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Elder James Anthony

Elder James Anthony “I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2 Elder James Anthony peacefully transitioned to glory on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded by family in his home.  Elder Anthony was known as a humble, quiet, praying man, and he trusted God to the end. James Anthony was born November 29, 1931, the “knee baby”, one…...

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Kenneth Emil Sallee

Kenneth “Kenny” Sallee passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Kenneth worked in various positions in the construction field inclusive of welding, carpentry and brick masonry for over 20 years.  He was educated in Portsmouth School System. Kenneth was a member of the Usher Ministry at Holy Way Temple of Faith, Rev. Dr. Harvey C. Thomas is the Pastor.  He was predeceased by father, Eugene Sallee; two…...

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Sam E. Davidson, Jr. “Peter”

Sam E. Davidson, Jr. “Peter” passed away April 20, 2019....

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Denise D. Hayes

Denise D. Hayes passed away April 21, 2019....

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Dr. Rodolfo Cejas-Rosas

Dr. Rodolfo Cejas-Rosas (known to many as simply Dr. Cejas) passed away at age 90 on April 20, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on August 27, 1928 to the late Susanna and Salvador Cejas in Havana Cuba, the third son in a family of four children. After receiving his medical degree at La Universidad Superior de Ciencias Medicas in Havana, he emigrated to New York City where, in 1958, he completed his…...

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Ben Lloyd Cuffee

Ben Lloyd Cuffee passed away April 20, 2019....

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Thomas Lee Parker “Guitar Tommy”

Thomas Lee Parker “Guitar Tommy” passed away April 17, 2019....

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