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Ora Bell Williams

Ora Bell Williams passed away May 13, 2019....

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Geneva Jones

Geneva Jones passed away, May 15, 2019 at her home. She was born July 5, 1931 in Edgecombe County, NC, the sixth of seven children to the late Frank and Annie (Tucker) Walston. She enjoyed sitting on her sofa watching Judge Judy on TV, drinking her ginger ale and eating baked sweet potatoes. Many will acknowledge that she was hard to beat at her favorite two games, checkers and bingo. She also enjoyed the company…...

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Kyvon Maurice Debrough

Kyvon Maurice Debrough passed away May 9, 2019....

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Clyde Mills

Clyde Mills passed away May 14, 2019....

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Curtiss N. James

Curtis N. James passed away May 14, 2019....

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Ethel Elizabeth Thomas

Ethel Elizabeth Thomas was called to heaven on May 10, 2019 surrounded by her family. Ethel who was affectionately known by her family and dear friends as “Peaches” was born in Portsmouth, VA on March 30, 1954. Her father was the late George Harvey Knight, Sr. and mother was the late Alma Eugene Knight. Ethel was a graduate of Craddock High School. For many years Ethel was a devoted worker at Maplewood Associates. During her…...

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Hattie M. Harrison-Clinkscales

On May 11, 2019 9:10pm God called to rest our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, Hattie M. Harrison Clinkscales. She was born on March 9, 1934 to very proud parents Robert Harrison and Nellie M. Harrison in the area of Jacksonville, North Carolina. She worked cleaning banks in downtown Norfolk, CNA, also she worked at Norfolk General Hospital for 42 years as a dietitian. My mother was a fun loving person and loved by everyone who…...

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Carolyn Lavern Sessoms Jenkins

The earthly sojourn of CAROLYN LAVERN SESSOMS JENKINS began on February 16, 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia and it was made complete on April 6, 2019, as she transitioned from time into eternity.  A devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend she was dedicated to her family and she cherished and embraced every moment with them.  Carolyn especially loved her role as granny.  She received the Lord at an early age and enjoyed singing in the…...

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Ruth Louise Haskins

“If I can help somebody / As I travel along. / If I can help somebody with a word or song,” then “My living shall not be in vain.”  These words, sang by Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, exemplify the legacy of Ruth Haskins.  Known to many as either “Aunt Ruth” or “Miss Ruth,” Ruth lived a life of service, providing laughter, joy, and support—emotional, financial, and physical–to all who knew her. Ruth Louise…...

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Larry Teasley

Larry Edward Teasley, Sr. of Norfolk, Virginia transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home on Monday, May 13, 2019. Larry was the fourth of seven children born to his parents, Harry and Lillie Elizabeth Teasley. His parents reared him in the Titustown Community in Norfolk, Virginia. He worked for many years as a landscaper, for public institutions and private businesses. In addition, he worked in the food service industry in many hotels in…...

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Cynthia Juanita Hicks

Cynthia Juanita Hicks passed away May 12, 2019....

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Malachi Ny’Re Rigsby

Malachi Ny’Re Rigsby was born on November 21, 2007 in Rockford, IL to Sherise Rigsby Johnson and Randy Bell. Malachi was a member of Pilgrim Baptist church in Rockford,IL and Faith Deliverance COGIC in Virginia, where he resides. Malachi had a passion for cooking. He attended a weekly cooking class at Now You’re Cooking, where he was given a scholarship. He loved to cook for him and his sister Sariyah. He made sure since the day that she was born that he would always…...

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Ada Chisholm Young

Ada Chisholm Young passed away May 12, 2019....

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Bessie Lee Battle

Battle Lee Battle passed away May 13, 2019....

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Jessie Mae Funderburk

Jessie Mae Funderburk passed away May 11, 2019....

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Melvin Lee Mabry, Jr.

Melvin Lee Mabry Jr. was born January 24, 1951 to Naomi Stevens and the late Melvin Mabry Sr. He served honorably in the marines as a proof director of small arms and a machine gunner. During his time in the marines he served in Vietnam. Melvin was raised in Shoulders Hill and grew up in Union Baptist Missionary Church of Suffolk. Melvin was preceded in death by his son, Melvin Mabry III. He leaves to…...

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Bernice Viola Banks-Huskey

Bernice Viola Banks Huskey transitioned to eternal rest peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia. Bernice was born on December 12, 1928 to the late Richard Sylvester Banks and Bertha Allen Banks. Bernice was predeceased by her husband, William Huskey, II; sons, William Huskey, III and Reynol Huskey; and siblings, Melvin Sylvester, James Albert, and Milton Lee Banks, and Marjorie Mae Epps. Bernice was the oldest of five…...

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Richmond Baker

Richmond “Rich” Baker, 71, passed away May 11, 2019 in Hampton, Virginia¸ surrounded by his loving wife and family. A native of Florida, he was the son of the late Oscar Baker of Marianna, Florida and Eugene Bell Baker of Orlando, Florida. He was preceded in death by his brother Arthur Lee Baker and his sister Izola McElroy. Richmond graduated with honors from Jones High School in Orlando, Florida. He joined the Marine Corps after…...

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James Lewis Clements

James Lewis Clements passed away May 7, 2019....

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Jarmel M. Perkins

On May 11, 2019 our beloved son, brother, dad, uncle and friend Jarmel Perkins transitioned to his Heavenly Home. Jarmel affectionately know as “Brasko” was the youngest of four siblings. Jarmel was born in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Norfolk Public School before moving to Chesapeake, Virginia where he attended Oscar Smith High School. Jarmel had a passion for music and loved crabbing. He started his own lawn care business. “Brasko” had a heart of a…...

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Nellie Epps

Nellie Epps slipped quietly and peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father early Saturday morning, May 11, 2019 at Norfolk Healthcare in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 57 years, James Epps; mother and father,  Henry B. Alford and Mozell Alford; brother, James W. Alford (Catherine Alford) two sisters, Fannie Mae Smith and Annie Beulah McCormick. Nellie was a longtime member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in…...

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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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