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Antonnio D. O’Neal

Antonnio D. O’Neal passed away on March 5, 2020....

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Mary Frances Irving Jones

Mary Frances Irving Jones passed away on February 21, 2020....

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Delma L. White

Delma L. White of 400 block of Williams Court passed away on March 5, 2020. She was born on March 16, 1925 in Princess Anne County, VA.  Delma was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church where she was the Mother of the Church and Pastor’s Aid. Delma was predeceased by her husband, Earl White, Sr.; parents, Linwood and Lillian Collins; three sons, Earl White, Jr., James White and Jerome White. She leaves to cherish…...

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Eugene Burks, Sr.

Eugene Burks, Sr, 84, of 1008 Wilcox Avenue, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704, transitioned on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Born in Stuttgart, Arkansas on January 9, 1936, he was the son of the late Henry Burks and Bertha Burks.  He and his siblings were raised by their mother sister, Aunt Aretha.  After 20 years of faithful and dedicated service in the Navy, he retired in 1970 and became self-employed as…...

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Steve A. Mitchell

Mr. Steve A. Mitchell, son of the late George Mitchell, Jr and Nell Mitchell, (nee Wardrick) was born September 12, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended the public schools of Norfolk, Virginia. Steve enjoyed working in the retail industry and prided himself on always looking sharp. Steve had many hobbies, most notably his love of music and playing pool. Steve spent many years living in Maryland, while there he enjoyed attending church and spent several…...

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William Henry Scott, III

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, our beloved love one departed his home to reunite with the Heavenly Father at Chesapeake General Medical Center. William H. Scott, aka “Scottie”, was born in Chesapeake, VA to Velma Saunders and William Henry Scott, Jr. William was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and William Scott, Jr; brother, Willie “Pete” Scott; sister, Celestine Davenport and son, William “Boo” H. Scott. William also leaves to cherish his memories, daughters,…...

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Blanche Hines

Mrs. Blanche P. Hines age 92 departed life on March 1, 2020 on Sunday. She was the 4th child born on November 27, 1927 in Nansemond County, Virginia to George Mabry, Sr. and Mary Mabry. She graduated from I.C. Norcom High School. Blanche was married to Jessie T. Hines for 35 years. Blanche retired after working for Chesapeake Public Schools as a Custodian for over 20 years. She was a dedicated member of New Hope…...

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Hester Perry

Hester Perry passed away on March 2, 2020....

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Dena Wilson

Dena Wilson passed away on February 28, 2020....

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Christine W. Phillips

Christine W. Phillips passed away on March 3, 2020....

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Tony Mabry

Tony Mabry passed away on March 1, 2020....

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Lee A. Carson, Sr.

On 27 February 2020, Lee A. Carson departed this life to be with God. Lee was born on October 26, 1935; he attended Norfolk Public Schools. He later moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1956 to raise his family. He was employed by Cleaner Sales in New York for 36 years. His love in life was baseball; he coached many years for the New York Hawks League, Lee’s Angels and Marcy Allstars. Lee was a…...

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Robin T. White

Robin T. White passed away February 29, 2020....

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Mae B. Artis

Mae Bell Artis was one of 12 children born to the late Henry McKinley Artis and Elnora Jones Artis on April 5, 1941 in Capron, Virginia.  She made her transition peacefully in her sleep on February 27, 2020 while in care at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She lived her early years and received her education in Southampton County, Virginia.  She later moved to Washington, D.C. for a brief time before relocating to Norfolk, Virginia where…...

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Tommy Lee Grant

Tommy Lee Grant passed away on February 29, 2020....

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Herbert Marvin Robinson, Sr.

Herbert Marvin Robinson, Sr. passed away  on March 1, 2020....

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Deaconess Marcia Young

Marcia Brown Young, of Chesapeake, VA was called to her eternal home at her residence on February 28, 2020. She was born in Yale, VA on January 11, 1940 to the late Otis Brown and Isabelle Jones Brown. She attended Sussex County Training School, Waverly, VA. She professed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Yale, VA. In 2001, Mrs. Young joined Union Bethel Baptist Church,…...

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Christine Garner

Christine Garner, 90, of Chesapeake, VA transitioned, peacefully in her home on February 26, 2020 at 7:25pm. She was born in Williamston, North Carolina on, November 15, 1929, to Mark and Rosa Cutler Edwards. Christine was raised in Williamston, later resided in Brooklyn, New York, prior moving to Virginia. For 25 years, she was employed with AT&T, until her retirement. Christine was a longtime member of First Church of God and Christ of Brooklyn NY.…...

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Clara Bernice Wright

Clara Bernice Wright passed away on February 4, 2020....

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Barbara Ann Todd

Barbara Ann Todd passed away on February 24, 2020....

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Michael Vaughn Days

Michael Vaughn Days passed February 29, 2020....

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Co-Pastor Carolyn Barrington

Co-Pastor Carolyn Barrington passed away on February 28, 2020....

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Arthur Watts Thompson

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Deacon Arthur Watts Thompson answered God’s call and went home to be with the Lord. Arthur was born on September 4, 1924, to Roscoe and Virginia Lewis Thompson. There were seven children of that union and six preceded him in death. Those who preceded him in death were Lewis, Louise, Carlyle, Roscoe, Hattie, and Pansy. After the passing of his father, his mother, Virginia, married Bill Johnson and added three…...

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Arthur Watts Thompson

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” Exodus 23:20  On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Deacon Arthur Watts Thompson answered God’s call and went home to be with the Lord. Arthur was born on September 4, 1924, to Roscoe and Virginia Lewis Thompson. There were seven children of that union and six preceded him in death. Those who…...

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Melanie P. Mack Jones

Melanie P. Mack Jones passed away on February 22, 2020. Melanie is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Willie Junior Mack and Margaret L. Mack; paternal grandmother, Theresa Ellis and father-in-law, Elmore Jones, Jr. She leaves to cherish her precious moments her husband, Morris Jones (United States Navy); daughter, Tyshana Mack (granddaughter Nylah Jones), Tallyah Jordan, Zariah Johnson and Zamir Johnson; her mother Andrea Ford; father, Alfonso Ford; biological father, Carlton Ellis; mother-in-law, Elaine…...

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Alexander Riddick

Alexander Riddick passed away on February 22, 2020....

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Brenda Gail Farris

Brenda Farris, 67, departed this life on February 25, 2020. Brenda was born October 13, 1952 to the late, William Grey and Pearl Grey (biological parents), Samuel K. Long and Virgie May Long. Brenda attended Booker T. Washington High School. She was goofy and fun to be around. Brenda loved family and would go out her way just to see them happy. Brenda was predeceased by her brother, Milton Earl Knight, Sr. and great-granddaughter, Kamaia…...

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Constance Richardson Green

Constance Richardson Green, affectionately called “Connie” by those who knew and loved her.  On February 1, 2020 God called His beloved servant Connie Home.  Constance Richardson Green was born on November 1, 1942 in Norfolk Virginia to the late Paul Richardson Sr. and Mary G. Sutton Richardson whom she now joins in Glory. Connie was quick witted and possessed a strong and loving personality.  She was caring and kind and always let you know how…...

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Georgia L. Thompson

Georgia Lee (Sweet Thing) Thompson, 86, of Portsmouth, Virginia, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Edward A and Hazel Mae Coston on November 15, 1933 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Georgia’s sweet nature and always wearing a cheerful smile earned her the nickname ‘Sweet Thing.’ She was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School where she enjoyed playing on the basketball team. During her…...

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Rosetta Louise Moore

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7 On Monday, February 24, 2020, the Lord prepared a special place for a phenomenal wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.  Angels escorted her to God’s Kingdom to be made whole. Rosetta (Rose) L. Moore was born November 12, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Susie Lee Overton and Morris Overton.  She was educated…...

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Melvin Osborne

It was on February 25, 2020 that an angel walked over the earth with a silent prayer and took our beloved Melvin Osborne. He leaves to mourn his wife, JoAnn Osborne, daughter, Nadene Chambers, his siblings, John Whitfield (Carolyn), Sylvia Carroll, Dorothy Carroll, Joyce Clark, his stepchildren, Wilette Gray, Elaine Byrd, Edward Byrd Jr. and Pauline B. (Allen) also a host of nieces and nephews. Melvin was a truck driver that moved military families. For…...

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Geraldine Wise Johnson

On June 29 ,1949, Geraldine Patience Wise entered this world to the late Mamie and Claude Wise, Sr. From then on her  enure here on earth was with many events. Her education was received in the County of Accomack through the public school system. She continued her education at Norfolk State University (NSU) where she studied business. It was at NSU that her friendships continued to grow to the long-lasting friendships with those who knew…...

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Valerie Jean Miles

God in his infinite wisdom, called Valerie Jean Miles from labor to reward on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Valerie (affectionately called Jean) age 64 was the 3rd child of 9 children born to Meredith and Eva Miles on March 10, 1955 in Norfolk, VA. Valerie was a friendly person full of life with a keen knack for coordinating colors. She loved everything to match. She also loved her family and all she came in contact…...

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Vernessa Yvonne Eason-Tillery

Vernessa Yvonne Eason-Tilllery, 65, entered the loving arms of Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Sentara Virginia Beach General. Born, December 20, 1954 in Norfolk, County, Vernessa was a long-time resident of Chesapeake, VA.  She was a loving, kind, generous woman whose charismatic personality touched all who encountered her. Vernessa was equally dedicated to her church family and her job for 45 years at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. She is predeceased by her…...

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Arthur Smith, Sr.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.   Revelations 21:4 Arthur Smith Sr., also known as Big Smitty and Bishop, departed this life February 24, 2020 in the comfort of his home of over 40 years on Mains Creek Rd in Chesapeake, VA.  He was born on February…...

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Mark Leary

Mark Anthony Leary was born, November 12, 1981 in the city of Norfolk. Mark loved playing basketball, his PlayStation with friends and spending as much time as he could with family. Mark was a loveable person and he did the best he could by making everyone smile. He left to be with God on February 18, 2020 and leaves behind his mother, Tracy Leary (Norfolk); three brothers, Jose Leary (Lindora) of Norfolk, Roosevelt Leary (Sherita)…...

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William Whitaker, Jr.

William Whitaker, Jr. passed away on February 22, 2020....

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Dennis Jay James

Dennis Jay James passed away on February 23, 2020....

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Tione T. Harris

On February 21, 2020 our Beloved Tione T. Harris, 40 unexpectedly left the earthly realm to ascend into our Lord’s loving arms. Tione leaves to cherish his memories mother, Elaine Harris Whitney; two sisters, Shawonna Harris and Majorie Taitano; three brothers, Shawn Taitano, Devin Taitano and Charles Scott. Tione leaves to forever remember and cherish their time together ~ six heartbeats on earth ~ five beautiful daughters, Tiona Richardson, Yolanda Richardson, Tiyonnie Turner, Kaleya Banks…...

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John Dewayne Alston

John Dewayne Alston passed away on February 21, 2020....

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Gladys Joyner Holmes

In the early morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020 an angel of the Lord wrapped his loving arms around Gladys Joyner Holmes and carried her home. Born on December 23, 1936 in Princess Anne County (Virginia Beach), Virginia; Gladys was the daughter of the late Ananias Joyner and Georgia Whitmore Joyner. She was raised in the Bur-ton Station community and attended schools in Princess Anne County. She attended the United House of Prayer For All…...

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Marine S. Tatem

On February 22, 2020, Marine Smith Tatem, departed this life for eternal rest.  She was born on July 28, 1930 in Creswell, North Carolina to the late Ella Spencer Smith and John Smith.  She married Leonard Tatem in 1948 and, from this union, nine children were born.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her oldest daughter, Rosa L. Bond; her brothers, Henry and Thad Smith and two great grandsons, Jomon Quillar and Torian…...

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Sam Anthony, Jr.

Sam Anthony, Jr. passed away on February 1, 2020....

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Emily Teresa Holmes

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.  Timothy 2:7 On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the Lord prepared a special space for a phenomenal mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend.  Angels escorted her to God’s Kingdom to be made whole. Emily Teresa Holmes was born August 26, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Emily and Milton Parson.  She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated…...

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Lizzie Marie Reid

Lizzie Marie Reid passed away on February 21, 2020....

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Cynthia D. Sykes

On the evening of February 17,2020 at the age of 57, Cynthia Sykes was lying in her bed at Virginia Beach General Hospital looking in her daughter’s eyes while holding her hand as she was called home to be with the Lord. She was born on May 22,1962 in Portsmouth, VA to Arthur Teartt (deceased) and Sylvia Teartt. Cynthia was an amazing daughter who loved her parents dearly. She was preceded in death by her…...

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Christian Mykell Wallace

Christian Mykell Wallace passed away on February 16, 2020....

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Cameron Tremayne Jackson

Our beloved Cameron “Bubba” or “Gwalla” entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He attended Norfolk and Virginia Beach Public Schools and Tidewater Community College. Early in life, he developed an interest in the Hip Hop Culture and became an inspiring artist, expressing his own lyrics and persona. He will always be remembered for his charismatic personality, his desire and contributions to music by his family and friends. Cameron leaves to cherish his…...

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Roland Vann Bagby

Roland Vann Bagby, 87, of the 700 block of Malbon Ave. passed away on February 15, 2020 in Chesapeake, VA. He was born in Norfolk, VA on December 9, 1932 to the late Roland Eugene Bagby and Pinkie Ann Bagby. He was also predeceased by his sister, Delores James and brother Lloyd Bagby. Roland was a 1951 graduate of B.T. W. in Norfolk, VA. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA.…...

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Bridie Stokes

Bridie Rodgers Stokes, born on April 10, 1927, departed this earthly life surrounded by family into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was one of twelve children born to the late Robert Rodgers, Sr. and Armecia Boone Rodgers of Norfolk County, which is now known as the City of Norfolk. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and she also retired from Norfolk Public Schools after working for over 20 faithful…...

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