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Geraldine Chesson

Geraldine Simmons Chesson lovingly known as “Gerry” was born on April 1, 1939 in Currituck County, NC. She was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Noah T. Simmons. She attended Currituck Union School. She later moved to Roper, NC where she met and married her husband of 54 years, the late Raymond Chesson. Geraldine was employed at the Chesapeake Regional Hospital for several years. She became a member of…...

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Nicholas L. Oliver, Jr.

Nicholas L. Oliver, Jr. passed away on October 11, 2020....

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Betty J. Williams

In the early evening, on Friday, October 9, 2020, an Angel of the Lord wrapped his loving arms around Betty Jean Harold- Williams and carried her home. Born on January 3, 1954 in Princess Ann County (Virginia Beach), Virginia. Betty was the daughter of the late Georgia Whitmore Joyner and Arthur Harold (Poppa). She was raised in the Burton Station Community and attended Bayside High School; she received her bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma University. Betty…...

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Alberta Virginia Phillips

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, St. Alberta Phillips passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. St. Alberta Phillips, affectionately known as “Baby”, “Gram Gram”, and “Squishy Grandma”, was a native of Chesapeake and was born to the late Deacon Joshua and Emma Smith on June 18, 1938. She was predeceased by her beloved sister Cloria Rayner. A graduate of Crestwood High School, she married the love of her life,…...

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Armani M. Flynn

Armani Marie Flynn 2-year-old daughter of Rashae Flynn and Sasha Pettitt affectionately known as “Mani” and “Miracle Baby” was called to the Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Armani brought so much joy and happiness to her proud parents and sisters throughout her 2 and a half years of life and will be greatly missed. She is predeceased be her maternal grandfather, Michael Biggs, who raised her mom as his own; paternal great grandmother, Alice…...

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Bessie Victoria Hyman

Bessie Victoria Hyman passed away on October 9, 2020....

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Larry Ennis Goode, Sr.

Larry Ennis Goode Sr, transitioned from his earthly home on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He is survived by his wife; Wendy Woodhouse-Goode, 3 children, brother David Goode and sister Patsy Jones. A host of extending family and friends. He was preceded by his parents. His sisters Brenda & Caroline. Brother and ace Michael (Duck) Goode. Affectionately known as “Goose” by everyone. Most  will remember him for his sense of humor, his music and/or the match stick he kept in his…...

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Robert McKinley Marshall, Sr.

Robert McKinley Marshall was born to the late Thomas and Nettie Marshall on July11, 1935 in Portsmouth, Va. “Kinley as he was so affectionately called attended Crestwood High School but dropped out in the 10th grade to marry the love of his life, Marybelle Parker. Together had 10 beautiful children, Brenda (Tracy), Robert, Jr. (deceased), Jacqueline (Milton), Barry (deceased), Gwanda, Delores (Maurice), Blondina (deceased), Wanda, Marlene & Johnny (Joanne). He also had Roxanne (deceased), Robert…...

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Clara Charlotte Morgan

Clara Charlotte Morgan passed away on October 7, 2020....

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Dolores Glover

Dolores (Hughes) Glover, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt gained her angel wings on the morning of Saturday, October 3, 2020. She was born on April 29, 1952, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to the late Ernest Hughes and the late Corrine (Cuffee) Hughes. Dolores was affectionately known to many as “Dee Dee”. She was the beloved wife of 24 years to the late Fred James Glover. In the spring of 1990, Dolores relocated to…...

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Antoine D. Smith

Antoine D. Smith, 36, of Norfolk, Va. departed from this life on October 3, 2020. He was born to Thad and Wanda Smith. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and was employed at Basnight Land & Lawn Inc. “Twon” was a charismatic type of guy; so much that he named his daughter, Charisma. As a child, Antoine played football for the Shoop Park Cowboys. He was too young to get on the field, but…...

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Fletcher Silver

Early Thursday morning, October 8, 2020, in his home in Norfolk, VA, God called our loved one, Fletcher Silver, home to rest. He was born to the late Gennie and Edna Silver on October 20th, 1933 in Halifax County, North Carolina.  He married Mary (Sue) Hawkins on May 12, 1951 in Halifax County, North Carolina.  To this union was born six children. Fletcher joined the I.L.A  local 1248 October 1, 1954 and retired after 40…...

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Willie L. Green

Willie L. (Sonny) Green, 82 of Chesapeake, VA passed away on October 6, 2020. Born in Norfolk County, Virginia he was the son of the late James S. Green and Dora E. Green. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser Products and the City of Chesapeake. Predeceased by his brother, James Edward Green. Willie is survived by his children, Nedra Brown, Lydia Hayes (Keith); Sonya Jackson (Calvin), Doretta Miles (Melvin) and son, Willie Green Jr.  Two step daughters, Lisa…...

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Eric Devon Mosley, III

ERIC DEVON MOSLEY, III, known to those who loved him as “Baby E” and “E3”, gained his heavenly wings on October 3, 2020. Born to Ashley Biggs and Eric D. Mosley, Sr. on July 13, 2020, little Eric ignited the hearts of his family with limitless joy for his short two months of life. Eric was preceded in death by his big brother, Eric Devon Mosley, Jr.; grandfather, Jeffrey Biggs and his aunt Roshawnda Dolson.…...

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James A. Bickley, Sr.

MR. JAMES A BICKLEY, SR. Born in Eclectic, Alabama to the late Cora Lee Bickley and Vanderbilt Carter on July 14,1927. On October 5, 2020, he entered eternal rest, joining his loved ones who preceded him in death including, his grandmother, Lady Bickley; his father, Vanderbilt Carter; his mother, Cora Lee Bickley, and his wife Nancy Sears Bickley. His memory is left to be cherished and celebrated by his three sons, James A Bickley, Jr.…...

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Cassandra Denise Cooper

Cassandra Denise “Dent” Cooper was born March 29, 1978 in Norfolk, Virginia to Dewayne Harmon and the late Paula A. Cooper- Barns.  She attended Norfolk Public Schools and received her HVACR Classification. On October 6, 2020 our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend went to eternal peace. Cassandra loved her children and family very much.  She enjoyed reading, dancing and joking.  Everyone knew when you saw Dent, her hair was laid, and she was looking…...

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Pauline E. Themea

Pauline Elizabeth Themea was born in Woburn, Massachusetts on October 27, 1938, the seventh of 10 children born to the late William and Elizabeth Plunkett. She passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2020 at the age of 81. Pauline was educated in the Woburn Public School system where she was a All American high school sprinter. After leaving high school; Pauline worked at RCA, and was instrumental to the technical building of Apollo 7 and…...

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Kinnisha Michelle Walker

Kinnisha Walker went home to be with the Lord on October,2,2020. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her beloved husband, Donnell Walker; daughter Shamari Flemming; mother, Beverly Flemming; father, Zane Allen; nieces, Samia Flemming, Tykira Green, and a whole host of friends and family. Kinnisha graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 2002. She went on to college at Bryant & Stranton with an Associate Degree as a dental assistant....

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Adrienne Lavina Worrell

Adrienne Lavenia Worrell, daughter of the late Susie Mazell Worrell and Eddie Wilson Worrell, known to everyone as “Drina” was born in North Carolina. She resided in Norfolk, VA with her father, mother, and siblings. She attended Norfolk Public Schools in her childhood. She also worked several jobs until she became ill in her adulthood. She then resided in Richmond, VA. On October 6, 2020 after battling cancer, God called her home. She was very…...

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Robert Jones

Robert Jones passed away on September 25, 2020....

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Renard A. Young

Renard Antonio Young “Mann”, 40, passed away on October 4, 2020. Renard was born in Norfolk, VA on September 8, 1980 to Renard Rawls and the late Brenda Young. Renard attended Granby High School, Mann worked as a landscaper for Brightview for 8 years. He was a member of Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Dorothy Young, his seven daughters, Shirley, Dajah, Shauna, Destiny, Dynashia, Ronnisha,…...

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Melvin E. Shannon

Melvin E. Shannon passed away on October 2, 2020....

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Lerry T. Spencer

Lerry Spencer was born June 14, 1953 to Earnestine McCarter Spencer and Herman Spencer in Washington, North Carolina.  He was the older of his twin brother Jerry Spencer. After a long illness, Lerry was called to be with the Lord on Oct 3, 2020. The family moved to New Bern, North Carolina in 1958. He was reared in New Bern and was educated in the Craven County School System.  In 1976, he enlisted in the…...

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Helen B. Thomas

Helen B. Thomas passed away on September 29, 2020....

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Eric Lee Salley

Eric Lee Salley passed away on October 4, 2020....

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Asia Lionetta Cowell

Asia Lionetta Cowell also known by the nickname “Brown Baby” to those who hold her dear died unexpectedly on September 7, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia at the age of 17. Asia is survived by her parents, Lionetta Cowell (Julio) and Travis Simmons (Tuwanna); her siblings, Adarius Cowell, Travis Simmons Jr. Keyra Hernandez, and Kil’Lia Simmons; her aunts and uncles, Tatina Cowell, Joel Cowell, Nancy Ware (Cliff), LaShanda Simmons (Terreon), Brandon Simmons; Grandparents, Theresa Cowell,…...

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Susie Ann Spencer

Ms. Susie Ann Robinson-Spencer, the daughter of the late Lucy Mae and Ernest Rowland , was born September 5, 1949 in Pitt County.  As a young child she was raised in Norfolk Va.  She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk Va. Ann as she was affectionately called, was a very loving kind, and thoughtful person. She was well known to be well dressed and hair always done.  She married young…...

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Leshia Grace Hawkins

Leshia Grace Hawkins passed away on October 3, 2020....

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Karen S. Young

Karen S. Young passed away on October 2, 2020....

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Leroy McCant, Sr.

Leroy McCant, Sr. passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020....

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Albert G. Avery

Albert G. Avery passed away on September 30, 2020....

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Evelyn A. Spellman

Evelyn A. Spellman, affectionately known as EL. P and little Evelyn, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Evelyn was born on Monday, July 7, 1947 in Norfolk, VA. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. Evelyn called Enoch Baptist Church her church home for over 30 years. She was a member of the Contemporary Choir where she sang lead on some of her favorite gospel songs. She is fondly…...

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Datron L. Porch

Datron Porch was born November 16, 1991 in Norfolk, VA to Stephanie Porch and William Barrett. He is the oldest of two kids and was raised in South Norfolk area of Grady Crescent in Southern Terrace. He completed 11 years of education at Oscar Smith High School and received his GED at a later time. He was working for Harrison’s moving company, where he started back in December 2019. Datron departed his life on October…...

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Terry J. Gilchrist, Sr.

Terry J. Gilchrist, Sr. was born August 11, 1950 to the late Al and Thelma Gilchrist in Virginia Beach, VA. He was the oldest child of eight children, Terry, a native of Virginia Beach, VA, attended Virginia Beach City Public Schools and was a 1969 graduate of Union Kempsville High School. Terry was employed at Norfolk Naval Base as an AC & Heating Mechanic and retired December 31, 2012. “Gilly” as he was affectionately called,…...

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Roger Willie Clarence Poteat, III

Roger Willie Clarence Poteat III, son of the late Willie and Virginia Poteat, was born February 12, 1957 in Campbell County Virginia. The Poteat family moved to Chesapeake, Virginia in the early 1960s where Roger would attend Indian River High School. Roger married the love of his life Effie Poteat on Valentine’s Day and built a solid foundation that carried them through the years. Roger went on to work many years for DePaul Hospital in…...

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Cora Lee Bookhart

Our beloved Cora Lee Franklin Bookhart gained her wings on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was born on July 27, 1948 in Alcolu, South Carolina. Cora was predeceased by her husband Thomas Bookhart, her parents; Melvin and Elizabeth Franklin, her sister Vivian Franklin, as well as her beloved son Shawn Bookhart. Cora Bookhart attended school in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Bassick High School, Cora worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in Shelton,…...

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Thomas Bookhart, Sr.

Our beloved Thomas Bookhart gained his wings on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on June 6, 1945 in Elloree, South Carolina. Thomas was predeceased by his wife Cora Bookhart, his parents Christine Oliver and Frank Williams, his beloved son Shawn Bookhart, sister Lalann Way, and three brothers: Lucas Oliver, Ernest Keitt, and JC Sellers. Thomas Bookhart served as an executive chef at Bonanza, Family Affair, and American Steakhouse for…...

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Eva Mae Powell

Eva Mae Powell, more affectionately known as Dolly, was born on August 30, 1936 to the late Horace and Lucille Knighton Dawson in Beaufort County, South Carolina. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, she transitioned from this earthly tabernacle to God’s eternal habitation of rest. She graduated from Robert Smalls High School in Beaufort and later moved to New York with her friend Bonetta Dais. It was during that time, she was introduced to her husband,…...

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Vanessa Elaine Mack

Vanessa Elaine Mack, affectionately called “Bunnie”, 68, was called Home to the Lord on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. She was born July 24, 1952 in Portsmouth, VA to the late George N. and Mildred F. Mack. Vanessa attended Portsmouth schools and graduated as a proud Greyhound from I.C. Norcom High School’s class of 1971. She attended Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College earning an Associate degree. Vanessa worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C.…...

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Justin Hardy

Justin Hardy passed away on September 28, 2020....

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Shaun Lee McDaniel

Shaun L. McDaniel 20 gained his wings on September 29, 2020. Shaun was born on June 25, 2000 to Stephanie Askew and Herman Whitaker in Chesapeake, VA. He attended Oscar Smith High School. He was recently employed by Mid Atlantic Petroleum Services and about to enter an apprenticeship program at the shipyard. He loved playing games and working. Shaun had a bright smile and he would always light up a room with laughter. He loved…...

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Melvin Kenneth Cypress

Mr. Melvin Kenneth Cypress was born on May 11, 1950 in the union of the late Robert P. and Irene McMillan Cypress of Surry County, Virginia. Melvin peacefully entered eternal life on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Theodore Cypress. At an early age, Melvin accepted Jesus Christ and served as a faithful servant at Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church where he served as a faithful…...

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Hilda Ruth Moore

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 101 years of age, God called his servant, Hilda Ruth Hodnett-Moore home to glory for her eternal rest. Hilda was born to Jessie Richard Hodnett and Rosa Berger- Hodnett on April 4, 1919 in Chatham, Virginia and she attended Pennsylvania County Public Schools in Chatham. She gave her life to the Lord at a very young age where she attended Rosebud Baptist Church also located in Chatham, VA. Hilda…...

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James A. Brown, Jr.

James was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Essie Matilda Moore Brown and James A. Brown, Sr. He leaves behind his cherished wife of thirty one years, Cheryl; four daughters, Phonecia Thomas, Natalya Thomas-Griffin (Aaron), Jamille Thomas and Amiaya Brown; one son, Akeem Thomas; two sisters, Feion Robertson-Ross and Joycette Ward; five brothers; Malcolm L. Brown, Otis Brown, Donson Brown, Jerome Brown, Gary Freeman, Rev. Dr. Herbert Robertson, Jr. and Rev. William Robertson; one stepmother, Melody…...

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Lee Arthur Sidney Sherrod, III

Lee Arthur S. Sherrod, III departed this earthly life Sunday, September 27, 2020. Lee was a native of Norfolk, VA, born February 5, 1964. He resided in Norfolk for many years and was educated in Norfolk Public Schools System. After working for Levin’s Brass Bed for many years, Lee made a career with the Federal government as a sandblaster for 36 years. Once the Naval Air Station closed, Lee transitioned to Cherry Point, N.C. to…...

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Robert Langston, III

Robert Langston, III passed away on September 26, 2020....

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Diane Regina McCrary

Diane Regina McCrary was born August 18, 1965 and passed away on September 28, 2020. She was a loving daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend. Diane was a very loving mother to her one and only son, Keon. She was also a caring and loving grandmother to her four grandchildren. Family was very important to her as she loved to be around family and she had a special place in her heart for taking…...

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Otis Bullock, Jr.

Otis was raised in Norfolk, VA, he was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1966. He loved talking about the mighty bookers, running into his classmates, and talking about the past. After Otis attended a North Carolina trade school, he joined the United States Airforce. He loved the Airforce and made Crew Chef. He traveled all over Europe during the Vietnam Era working on airplanes. After his Honorable Discharge from the…...

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Jaishon M. Battle

Jaishon M. Battle departed this life on September 23, 2020. Jaishon was born on September 8, 2003 to Tishawna Battle and James Morgan in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He loved playing video games, working, and spending time with family and friends. Left to cherish his precious memories are his parents; Tishawna Battle and James Morgan, brothers; Shea Madison, Jamareion Battle, James Pitts, sisters; Shenequa Battle, Jamisha Pitt, grandparents; Helen Owens,…...

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Elnora Wright

On September 27, 2020, in Sentara Norfolk General, surrounded by family and friends, Elnora Wright, 76, was called by God to her heavenly home. Elnora was born July 2, 1944 to the late Cora Mae and Thomas Ernest Mullen of Norfolk, VA. Many lives were touched and inspired by her. Elnora loved her family and friends, she enjoyed cooking big family meals, fishing, playing cards, road trips and much more. Elnora is preceded in death…...

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