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Jurline Wingate

Jurline Wingate born to Lucille Robinson and William “Chuck” Robinson. She was married to Reginald Wingate Sr. for 58 years of her life. She was one of five children born to her parents. Her early life in Christianity began at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA, where her and her children attended together. She was educated in Chesapeake at Bells Mill Elementary and Crestwood High School. Jurline was the sister to Iris Cunningham (James,…...

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Kim A. Williams

Kim A. Williams passed away February 14, 2022....

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Charlayne Badgett

Charlayne Badgett passed away February 10, 2022....

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Lois Anita Mills

Lois Anita Mills left this world suddenly on February 7, 2022.  Lois was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on October 31, 1945, she was 76 years old. Lois graduated from high school in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Lois once work in the gift shop at the Opportunity House as a volunteer. She received many awards including an award for Professional Service. Lois enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and keeping things very clean.  She leaves behind three daughters, Sonya Lawrence,…...

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Oscar Ray Hart

Oscar (Harttimes) Ray Hart of Portsmouth, Virginia fell asleep in death on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  He was born December 17, 1936 to the late James and Bertha Hart. Oscar was preceded in death by three brothers James Hart Jr., Elvin Hart, and Wilbert Hart, three sisters; Pleasant Hart, Deloris Thronton and Emma Carrington and one grandson Paris Fulston. Oscar is survived by his wife, Gloria A. Hart of Portsmouth, Virginia.  Three Sons Alton Hart…...

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Janet M. Spruill

Janet M. Spruill, 60 of Norfolk VA, passed on Saturday February 12, 2022 surrounded by family and friends. Born in Hawaii, She was the daughter of the late Charles J. Spruill and Rosalin V. Spruill. Janet attended various schools in many states prior to graduation from Norview High in Norfolk, VA. in 1979. She worked as a nurse at Sentara Norfolk General, St Mary’s Children’s and private homecare. During a softball game at Little Creek Amphibious Base, she met her husband…...

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Alexander Ricks

Alexander Ricks passed away February 9, 2022....

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Albert Lee Brockington

Virginia Beach – Albert L. Brockington, 76, passed away into his heavenly home on Sunday, February 13, 2022.  Born on June 26, 1946, he was the eldest son of the late Willie Brockington and Rachel Watts Brockington Jones.  He was the older brother of William L. Jones Jr. (deceased) and Cuthrell Brockington.  Married to Carolyn B. Brockington for over 40 years, Albert was the proud father of Kenneth D. Brockington and Arianna B. Briggs.  He…...

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Janiah Zinae Mullen

Janiah Zinae Mullen passed away February 13, 2022....

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Cydney Ruth Pittman

Cydney Ruth Pittman, 59, was born March 16, 1962.  She gained her wings on Sunday, February 13, 2022.  Cydney attended Holy Angels Catholic School and Portsmouth Catholic Schools, Hodges Manor Elementary, WE Water Middle and graduated from Manor High School class of 1980.  As part of the Manor Senior class superlatives, she was voted the “best dressed”. She attended Hicks Academy of Beauty Culture and became a licensed cosmetologist.  She was employed at Rices and…...

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William C. Pettus

William C. Pettus passed away February 10, 2022....

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Gloria M. Norman

Gloria Marie Norman, affectionately called, “Sister,” departed this life on February 11, 2022 —home to her final resting place. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Gloria was born on January 26, 1949 to the late James and Mary Norman. Gloria was the type of person who liked everybody and everybody liked her back. She loved having fun. She did not want to be left out of anything – make sure you called her to let her…...

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Edward Parker

Edward Parker passed away February 12, 2022....

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Roger Leon Turner

Roger Leon Turner passed away February 9, 2022....

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Tevis Lamont Ellis

Tevis Lamont Ellis passed away February 11, 2022....

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Eugene Augustus Mason, Sr.

Eugene Mason, Sr. passed away February 10, 2022....

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Norma Melvin

Norma Melvin passed away February 13, 2022....

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Isaac Lee Green

Isaac Lee Green fulfilled his life’s journey on February 6, 2022. Isaac was born May 7, 1938 to Wiley McCullough and Verna Green Harding in Washington, North Carolina.   Later he moved to Norfolk, Virginia where he completed his education and joined the United States Navy. While in the United States Navy, he got a chance to travel the world including the continent of Africa, which was his greatest experience. Bro. Ike, as he was called,…...

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Walter Reynolds Moore

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Walter R. (Lil Bay) Moore, 75, departed his earthly home and transitioned to his eternal resting place.  He was born on April 11, 1946 to the late Carlette and Mamie Moore.  A longtime resident of Portsmouth, Va. leaves to cherish two daughters; Wanda Boone (Raynell) of Portsmouth, VA and Lynn Seay of Falls Church, VA.  Four sisters Marnishia Moore of Silver Springs, Md., Aurelia Love of Norfolk, VA., Vernadette Reed…...

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Franklin D. Pearce

Franklin Delano Pearce, affectionately known as Bobby, was the son of Roosevelt Pearce Sr. and Mahalia Smith Pearce was born on December 25, 1935, in Beulah, North Carolina. On February 8, 2022, Bobby departed this life at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Bobby received his early education in the North Carolina Public School system. Life took him in many directions of employment. He loved to make things with his hands and shared them with others.…...

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Clinton Emmanuel Hampton

Clinton (Man) Emmanuel Hampton, 56, known to some as “Row, Hamp and New York”, was born in Washington, D.C. on February 28, 1965 to the late Clinton and Mary Bettie Hampton. He departed this life suddenly, at his home, on Tuesday morning, February 8, 2022. Man will always be remembered for his love for GOD, family, and telling funny stories at family gatherings. Left with unspeakable sadness and grief, but cherished memories: devoted wife, Tina;…...

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Ethel P. McNeil

On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Ethel P. McNeil 93, heard God whisper her name and went home to be with her Heavenly Father. A native of Lower Conetoe, NC, she was the youngest of 10 children born to the late Armestead and Marina Tatum Plummer. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Alonzo McNeil and her nine siblings, three brothers; Leroy, George, and William Plummer, and six sisters Josephine Carney, Della Bullock, Lillie…...

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John Douglas Brooks

John Douglas Brooks was a resident of Virginia. He was one of seven siblings. John was a contractor for the Norfolk Naval Base and landscaper by trade. John Brooks is predeceased by his parents, Mark and Katie Brooks, Sr.; his siblings, Dannie Lee “Bob” Brooks, Rickey R. Brooks, Sr., George Brooks and Juanita Brooks. John is survived by one daughter, Keshie Mansouri; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ed Brooks and Mark brooks, Jr. and host of…...

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Sarah Rennae Jeter

Sarah Rennae Jeter transitioned from Earth to Glory on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in Portsmouth, VA. After celebrating her 64th birthday with family at her brother’s residence.  The Lord placed her in his arms and took her home. Sarah was born on February 7th, 1958 to the late Katherine and James Boone.  Early in life she joined Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Norfolk VA under the leadership of Pastor Frank P. Wise.  She was a graduate…...

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Jamey Bennett, Jr.

Jamey Bennett, Jr. passed away February 5, 2022....

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Jerry Allen Young

Jerry Allen Young, 82, of Waterloo, IL, died February 9, 2022, in Columbia, IL. He was born July 28, 1939, in Charleston, WV. He is survived by his wife Donna Jean Young (nee Morris); children Jonathan M. (Lynette) Young, Jeradawn A. Vaughn; grandchildren Samuel, Noah, and Elizabeth Young, Kenny Eaton, Steven Vaughn, Tracey Culhane, Jake Eaton; sister Rosemary Dawson; brother Phillip Young; nieces; and nephews. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Gorden &…...

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Donna Jean Young

Donna Jean Young, nee Morris, 82, of Waterloo, IL, died February 11, 2022, in Columbia, IL. She was born October 29, 1939, in Charleston, WV. She is survived by her children Jonathan M. (Lynette) Young, Jeradawn A. Vaughn; grandchildren Samuel, Noah, and Elizabeth Young, Kenny Eaton, Steven Vaughn, Tracey Culhane, Jake Eaton; nieces; nephew; and cousins. Donna is preceded in death by her husband Jerry A. Young, parents Arthur & Olive (nee Corbett) Morris; and…...

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Rueben Daniel Speller

Rueben Daniel Speller passed away February 7, 2022....

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Novella Alcora Corprew Mitchell

Novella Alcora Corprew Mitchell was born on November 5, 1923 in Chesapeake, Virginia, the oldest child of Harriet Louise Towe and Miles Corprew of Princess Anne County, Virginia.  She completed her elementary education at the historic Long Ridge School under the instruction of the much revered Mrs. Rosetta Gallop Rodgers, and thereafter attended Providence High School near South Norfolk.  Shortly before graduation, she married William L. Mitchell and joined his family in Saint Brides (Chesapeake),…...

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Gloria Elizabeth Horton

Gloria Elizabeth Horton, devoted Jehovah’s Witness, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away Saturday, February 05, 2022, at the age of 65.  She was predeceased by her parents Samuel L. Parham and Josie Mae Parham. Gloria was born on November 08, 1956 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and educated in the Norfolk Public School System.  She was married to Warren J. Horton Sr. for over 20 years and from this union are three children, Cherron, Warren and Carlton Horton.  Gloria…...

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Michael Clifton Smith

Michael Clifton Smith passed away February 9, 2022....

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Honorleah Marie Mackey

Honorleah Marie Mackey passed away February 9, 2022....

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Angela Annette Jenkins

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 our all wise and loving God called home our precious mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Mrs. Angela Annette Wilder Jenkins. A native of Portsmouth, VA she was born on May 13, 1966. Angela, affectionately referred to as Angie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1985, and entered the workforce. Her early employment was with PARC Place Shelter where she dedicatedly assisted many families who were experiencing various…...

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Margaret B. Saunders

On Wednesday morning, February 9, 2022, our beloved Margaret Frances Buck Saunders entered into the blessedness of eternal rest surrounded by her family.   She was born on November 2, 1933 in Norfolk, Virginia to her parents, Dr. Abram H. Buck, Sr. and Margaret Luke Buck.  She was married to her high school sweetheart, Mr. Melvin Wilson Saunders on August 11, 1957 for 33 years before he died in September of 1990.  Not only is…...

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Virginia Mae Mayes

Virginia Mae Mayes passed away February 6, 2022....

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Eugene Griffin Sr.

Eugene Griffin Sr. passed away on February 6, 2022....

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Rebecca Jernigan Smith

Rebecca Jernigan Smith, affectionately known as “Nah”; departed her earthly bond to be with her Lord on February 8, 2022....

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Nathaniel Walton Jr.

REVELATIONS 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain, for the former things have passed away.” Our beloved, Nathaniel Walton, Jr., born March 25, 1988, to the late Kimberly D. Hamilton and Nathaniel Walton, Sr., transitioned to his Eternal Estate, on February 4,2022. He was predeceased by his beloved mother, stepfather, and aunt;  Kimberly Hamilton Faulkner, Dwight D.…...

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Joyce Jeanette Dedmon-Aladi

Joyce Jeanette Dedmon-Aladi passed away on February 8, 2022....

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Violasantie Linda Marie Higgs

Violasantie Linda Marie Higgs 44, was called to eternal rest on February 07, 2022. Boo Boo, as she was affectionately called by family and friends entered in to this world on October 09, 1977 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Ruth Hyppolite and Luke Louis.  She was educated in the Newark Public School system before relocating to Virginia with her family. She continued her education in the Portsmouth Public School System, graduated from Churchland…...

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Ruth Harrell Smith

Ruth Harrell Smith passed away on February 6, 2022....

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Rodger Donnell Hardy Sr.

Rodger Donnell Hardy Sr. passed away on February 6, 2022....

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Clifton Gaylord III

Clifton Gaylord III passed away on February 4, 2022....

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Randy Taylor Thomas Jr.

Randy Taylor Thomas Jr. passed away on February 4, 2022....

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Gladys E. Graham

Gladys E. Graham transitioned to eternal rest and peace on February 8, 2022. She was a devoted homemaker, dedicated to the well being of her family. She was short on words but long on enriching the lives of family and friends, when she could. Gladys was a faithful and longtime member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Graham, Sr. and daughter, Lillie Lee. She leaves behind to cherish her…...

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Hubert Saunders

Hubert Saunders passed away on February 3, 2022....

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Clarence H. Elliot Sr.

Gysgt Clarence Herman Elliot, Sr.  March 17, 1946 – February 1, 2022 Clarence peacefully went home to be with the Lord in his home and his son taking care of him along with his caregiver on February 1,2022. Born March 17,1940 to Clarence A and Mary Elliot in New York.  After graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp.  Clarence lived in Norfolk, VA, Las Vegas, Nevada and Oceanside, CA. After his retirement he completed a…...

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Roger Lee Bynum Jr.

Roger Lee Bynum Jr. passed away February 6, 2022....

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Howard D. Harrell Sr.

Howard D. Harrell Sr. passed away on January 29, 2022....

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John Curtis Seabrone Jr.

John Curtis Seabrone Jr., a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and a current resident of Portsmouth, Virginia, was called home Sunday, February 6, 2022. John was born into this world on February 27, 1954, to John Curtis Seabrone, Sr. and Mary Hazel Ewell Seabrone. John was the eldest of their four children.  During his youth and teen years he and his family resided between Norfolk and Chesapeake, VA.  As a young adult John worked many years…...

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