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Pastor Thomas “Tommy” Harden, Jr.

In the early morning hours of Monday, February 26, 2024 the Lord saw fit to end the earthly journey of our beloved husband, father, brother, pastor, and friend. Pastor Thomas Elgie Harden, Jr. was called into eternal rest and peace in the comfort of his residence. “Tommy,” as he was affectionately called, was born June 7, 1955 in Windsor, Virgina. He was the son of the late Elder Thomas E. Harden, Sr. and Mildred Yvonne…...

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Blanche Simpson Moore

Our beloved sister Blanche Simpson Moore, affectionately known as “Mank,” departed this life to be with her Lord on February 25, 2024.  She was born in Hertford, North Carolina, on November 27, 1932, to the late James and Josephine Simpson. Blanche grew up in Hertford and attended Hertford High School  She then moved to New York City to live with her Uncle Norman and his wife.  In later years, she moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where…...

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Celestine Evon Fisher

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Abu Talib Glover

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Phyllis L. Johnson

Phyllis Lynette Johnson, affectionately known as Molly, was birthed by late Benita Moore on March 25, 1979 and went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2024 at the age of 44 years old. She was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. She was survived by her husband Samuel Johnson, her children Travon Johnson, Teasya Johnson, Tanasha Johnson, and Prince Wilson. She had many siblings including her big brother Douglas Moore, big sister Kimberly…...

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Towanda Ruth Goodman

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Hilda Novella Pulley

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Marva Louis Garrett

Marva was born on January 14, 1941, to the late William and Christeen Holley, Sr. in Windsor, NC.  Marva attended Windsor County public schools, graduating from Ethridge High School in 1958.   She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Christeen Holley Sr., husband, H. Warnell Garrett, sister, Minnie Ruth Fontes, niece Sylvia Diane Capehart, and nephew Trend Holley.  She leaves to cherish her memory; her daughter, Christina Francis-Talley, two grandchildren,…...

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Valerie Nadine Santiful

Valerie Nadine (Glover) Santiful was born on November 13, 1961, in Oxford, North Carolina to Adlene Royster Glover and the late Clayton Glover. Valerie loved the Lord and at an early age, she joined New Grassy Missionary Creek Baptist Church in Oxford, NC. Valerie graduated from J.F. Webb High School in 1979. She later attended Elon College and Tidewater Community College, receiving an associate degree in liberal arts. Valerie entered eternal rest on February 20,…...

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Sam T. Godwin

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, Sam Trashawn Godwin was called to eternal rest while surrounded by loved ones. Sam was born on July 8, 1990 in Suffolk, Virginia to Samuel Godwin and Diane Holland. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend who was always well mannered, neatly groomed and stylishly dressed.  Sam loved family gatherings, talking with his senior ladies and spending time with his friends.  His hobbies included traveling, grilling, drawing, playing…...

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Curtis D. Fulford, Jr.

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Ava Yvonne Brooks

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Deacon Annie Lee Hayes

“To have known this Woman of God was a gift for a lifetime.  Her life of love and service to others will never be forgotten.” Deacon Annie Lee Jones Hayes received her beautiful wings as she journeyed to her new home to reside with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Born on May 23, 1938, at 508 Appomattox Street in Norfolk, Virginia, she was the youngest of the late Jerry Jones and Daisie…...

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Edward Kevin Collins

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Jacqueline Elizabeth Spruill

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Tyqwan Deonta Bailey

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McKinley Lewis Cornick

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Jerome Singletary, Jr.

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DeBorah R. Thomas

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Alvin B. Samuel, Jr.

Alvin B. Samuel, Jr. was born on May 9, 1973, in Livingston, Alabama, to the loving union of Alvin B. Samuel Sr. and Dorothy Landrum. He became a born-again believer in 2001. He transitioned to his heavenly home to be with the Lord on February 16, 2024. Alvin’s life was one of service to his country and all those around him. After graduating from Sumter County High School, he joined the military and married his…...

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Pearl Mae Turner

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Patricia Ann Johnson

Mrs. Patricia Ann. “Butterbean” Johnson (maiden name Stallworth) was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital’ in Norfolk, Virginia at the age of 73. Patricia is survived by her husband Charles McBride of Pensacola, Florida; her children Marsha Nelson (Jeffery), Patrick Stallworth (Shannon Monroe), and Stephine Stallworth; her grandchildren Andrious, Devin, Isaiah, Adaiah, Percais, Aryana, Taniya, Myah; her great grandson Roman; her siblings…...

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James Roland Hines

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Jerome J. Clarke

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Charles A. Copeland, Jr.

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Donnell Bright

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Norman L. Scates

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Terell Devon Williams

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Betty P. Harris

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Lettie F. Askew

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Hereminia A. Smith-Jolley

Hereminia Acquilla Smith-Jolley, also known as Mina, passed away on February 12, 2024, at the age of 76 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born on January 5, 1948, in Portsmouth, Virginia. Hereminia was an energetic, determined, and fun-loving individual. She was highly educated and had a passion for learning. Mina was caring and loving, always putting others before herself. She was a graduate of Virginia Union University, received a Master Degree from Indiana University, and…...

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Robert Outram

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Carlos R. Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite was born in Colon, Republic of Panama, on October 16, 1947 to the late Helen Bramble and Lloyd Brathwaite. Upon completing high school in Panama, he and his sister, Olinda “Sandy” Brathwaite migrated to the United States to reside with their father and stepmother, Rosa Brathwaite. Carlos enlisted in the United States Army December 5, 1967.  He served in the Vietnam War from 1967 -1969 ultimately receiving an honorable discharge. Following his military…...

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Winsome P. Hammonds

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Emanuel Roundtree, III

On February 14, 2024, Emanuel Roundtree, III, affectionately known as Junnie, was called home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Junnie was born February 11, 1964 in Portsmouth, VA to Gloria Roundtree and the late Manuel Roundtree. Junnie attended Norfolk Public Schools and retired from Chesapeake Food Services. He was predeceased in death by his father, Manuel Roundtree. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Gloria; sisters, LaTanya and Toy; daughters, Nastassia, Destiny and DeAsia;…...

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Willie R. Gainer

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Tracy Arrington, Sr.

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Dorek E. Hayes

On Tuesday January 16, 2024 Dorek E. Hayes passed away and was welcomed into the arms of our Lord and Savior as he  transitioned from this earthly realm into our Lord’s Eternal Peace. Dorek was born on June 9, 1980 in Norfolk,VA. He attended Bayside middle and high school where he became interested in theatre. As a Thespian, he received the opportunity to be an extra in a Civil War film, Cold Mountain starring Nicole Kidman and…...

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Lawrence Melvin Harris, Jr.

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Barbara Jean Harris-Thomas

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Joyce E. Nichols

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Nicole Lynn Brown

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David Earl Hill, Sr.

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Lawrence F. Chapman, Sr.

Lawrence F. Chapman, Sr., 90, devoted husband, father, grandfather, educator, golfer, and friend departed this life on February 12, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children. He was the son of the late Sarah MaGee and Louie Chapman, Sr. A native of Suffolk, VA, Lawrence was educated in the Norfolk Public School System and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1952. He continued his studies at the Norfolk Division of Virginia…...

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Hazel Virginia Williams

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Vance Jones, Sr.

Vance Jones Sr. was born in Merritt North Carolina on April, 19th 1932 to the late Leander and Carrie Suggs Jones. After several months of illness, Vance departed this Earthly Life at his home in Chesapeake VA and returned to his Heavenly Father on February 12th, 2024. Three children Lorenzo Landers, Vance Jones Jr., and Barbara D. Jones, preceded him in Death. Vance attended public school in New Bern, NC and left school at the age of…...

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Benjamin Randall Nesbitt

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Glenda Ann Tillery

On Monday, February 12, 2024, Glenda Tillery transitioned from earth to eternity at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born on July 14, 1952, to the late Willie and Clotie Spruill. She graduated from Booker T Washington High School in 1972. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in her younger years. She began her career at Old Dominion University as a Lab Specialist in the Biology Department in 1979. She also did Phlebotomy part-time.…...

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Naomi Stevens

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Leathia O. Jones

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, an angel of the Lord was sent to escort our precious mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Leathia O. Jones to her heavenly home. Leathia was born June 23, 1937, to the late James Edward and Eula Jones in Portsmouth, VA.  She was one of 13 children born into this union. She was educated in the Portsmouth School System and attended I.C. Norcom High School. Leathia accepted the Lord Jesus…...

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