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Irvin McCoy Lassiter

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, our bright and shining star departed his home to reunite with his Heavenly Father at 6:15pm from Sentara, Virginia Beach, VA. Irvin “Beauty”McCoy Lassiter was born on September 11, 1948 to the late Samuel R. Lassiter and Claytie H. Lassiter in Aulander, North Carolina. He was raised in North Carolina by his grandmother Dorothy Harris.At the age of 9 he moved to Portsmouth, VA with his parents. He was the…...

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Lawrence William Nimmo

Lawrence William Nimmo – Passed with peace and grace on Friday April 26, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Lawrence a.k.a. Big Mo was born October 28, 1952 in Norfolk, VA to the late George and Martha Nimmo. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and Norfolk State (College) University. Lawrence attended Celestial Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard Shop 72, always receiving the Highest Performance Awards. He was…...

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Dorothy H. Anthony

Dorothy H. Anthony was born on August 4, 1923 in Norfolk, Virginia. Her mother was clara Hill. She grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Dorothy went to work at the Naval Air Rework Facility until her retirement in 1986. She worked as an Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic. She joined Shiloh Baptist Church and became an active member of the Eliah Ann Coppage Bible Class. She also joined Ushter Board…...

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Violet C. Jackson

Violet C. Jackson passed away April 23, 2019....

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Carolyn Ann Newsome

Carolyn Ann Bunch-Newsome was born May 11th 1946. She was the wife of the late George Newsome Sr. She goes to join in heaven her father Earl Riddick, her mother Eadie Mae Bunch, four daughters Jacqueline Bunch, Katie Newsome, Laychester Newsome, and Chevaillette Bunch, six siblings Maude Parker, Rayfield Freeman, Evelyn Bunch, Ellen Bunch, lrvin Bunch, and Linda Bunch-Ferguson. She leaves behind her two sons, Davis Bunch (Shawndra Umbarger) and Rodney Bunch (Felicia Bunch), seven…...

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Mildred P. Smith

Mildred P. Smith passed away in her home on April 19, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Sam and Ruth Phillips and predeceased by a brother, Fred Phillips, Sr. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and later moved to Buffalo, N.Y. where she met and married the late James Smith.  After returning to Norfolk she joined Campostella Heights S.D.A. Church.  Mildred leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Phyllis Shell (Lamont); one son, Jeffery…...

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Jessie M. Taylor

Jessie Mae Taylor was born October 1, 1927 in Scotland Neck, North Carolina to the late Fred Lee and Ellar Hunter. Jessie was an amazing mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She loved her family and has taken on many who were not, one of her favorite saying were “Never met a stranger”. Jessie attended Faith Deliverance Christian Center for many years until she could not longer attend. Jessie loved God with all her heart and…...

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Rosa M. Hurdle

Rosa Hurdle 84, passed away April 23, 2019 in Portsmouth, VA. She was born July 13, 1934 in Roanoke Rapids to the late Ruth and John Woodley. Along with her parents, Rosa was predeceased by her husband, George Hurdle; 2 children, Russell Robinson and Frances Watson; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 2 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Nita Stith; 8 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 29 great…...

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Pearl Lyons

Pearl Lyons passed away April 12, 2019....

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Elder James Anthony

Elder James Anthony “I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2 Elder James Anthony peacefully transitioned to glory on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded by family in his home.  Elder Anthony was known as a humble, quiet, praying man, and he trusted God to the end. James Anthony was born November 29, 1931, the “knee baby”, one…...

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Kenneth Emil Sallee

Kenneth “Kenny” Sallee passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Kenneth worked in various positions in the construction field inclusive of welding, carpentry and brick masonry for over 20 years.  He was educated in Portsmouth School System. Kenneth was a member of the Usher Ministry at Holy Way Temple of Faith, Rev. Dr. Harvey C. Thomas is the Pastor.  He was predeceased by father, Eugene Sallee; two…...

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Sam E. Davidson, Jr. “Peter”

Sam E. Davidson, Jr. “Peter” passed away April 20, 2019....

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Denise D. Hayes

Denise D. Hayes passed away April 21, 2019....

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Dr. Rodolfo Cejas-Rosas

Dr. Rodolfo Cejas-Rosas (known to many as simply Dr. Cejas) passed away at age 90 on April 20, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on August 27, 1928 to the late Susanna and Salvador Cejas in Havana Cuba, the third son in a family of four children. After receiving his medical degree at La Universidad Superior de Ciencias Medicas in Havana, he emigrated to New York City where, in 1958, he completed his…...

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Ben Lloyd Cuffee

Ben Lloyd Cuffee passed away April 20, 2019....

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Thomas Lee Parker “Guitar Tommy”

Thomas Lee Parker “Guitar Tommy” passed away April 17, 2019....

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Vernice Rodgers

Vernice Rodgers passed away April 18, 2019....

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Mary J. McCullough

Mary J. McCullough passed away April 18, 2019....

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Willie Mae Hammonds

She was born on May 18, 1948 in Sumter, S.C. to the late Willie Smith and Vonzola White. In 1970 she married Leon Hammonds. She was educated in the Portsmouth School System and a graduate of I. C. Norcom High School Class of 1966. Their union brought a son Steven (deceased). She professed Christ thru Nobel Street Church at an early age. She was a member New Mt. Vernon and later Miracle of Faith Baptist…...

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Esther Marie Callier Knight

Deaconess Esther Marie Callier Knight (Queen Esther) passed away peacefully from this life early Good Friday morning April 19th. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. Esther was born on September 10, 1928 to Irvin and Zoraty Williams in Norfolk, VA. Esther received her formal education through Norfolk Public Schools and received her RN certification. Esther possessed a sweet spirit of elegance and known…...

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Melvin Riddick

Melvin Riddick passed away April 6, 2019....

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Chryle Ann Sykes

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, our dear loved one went home to be with the Lord. Chryle Ann Sykes was born December 13, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late, Judge T. Eliston Overby, Jr., and Vivian S. Overby. Chryle was affectionately known as “Sunshine” as she brought so much joy into the lives of others. She attended Norfolk Public Schools and took courses at Kee Business College. Over the years, Chryle worked in sales…...

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Matthew Michael Nelson

Matthew Michael Nelson passed away April 17, 2019....

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Elijah Michael Angelo Rivera

Elijah Michael Angelo Rivera passed away April 15, 2019....

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James Owens

Mr. James Owens entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va. He was born April 1, 1942 in Sumter South Carolina to the late Mr. Daniel Sr. and Mrs. Katie Owens. James was united in wedlock to the late Latuishia Anne Owens of  Blandenboro, North Carolina after the two met in Brooklyn, New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, siblings Robbie Mayzick Hodge and Daniel…...

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Mickie S. Flynn

Mickie Flynn, 49, was a great and wonderful mother, she leaves behind 4 sons, 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren. She was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She was the daughter of Hugh Hill and Lynn Flynn. Mickie was a sharing and caring person. She opened her door to anyone who needed help. She would clothe you and feed anyone who was hungry. She loved her dog “Cookie” so much. It’s sad she had to…...

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Thaddeous Charles Funches

Thaddeous Charles Funches was born on April 11, 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi to the late Eddie and Mary F. Gray Funches . Thaddeous relocated to Portsmouth, VA at the age of 8 years old and attended Portsmouth Public School earning a high school diploma from Manor High School in 1980. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1986. He earned numerous local and overseas Army ribbons and also a medal of good conduct. He…...

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Johnnie Olenton Farmer

“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.” Revelation 21:4 NKJV On Saturday, April 6, God who is The Great I AM and knows the end before the beginning called home his beloved son,  Johnnie Olenton Farmer, whom we lovingly called JJ. He was born January 7, 1974 in Norfolk,…...

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Gloria Truemella Watson

Gloria Truemella Watson passed away April 14, 2019....

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Silas Nathaniel Harris

Silas Nathaniel Harris passed away April 12, 2019....

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Unique Zynah Taylor

Unique, our baby, our little princess is what we called her. She was loveable, funny and just full of life. These are just some of the things that come to mind when we think of our baby and at only a year and a half she had so much personality. If you knew her, then you would know that she was a fighter since day one…and to know her was to love her. But our…...

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Emma Maria Serena Smith

On April 12, 2019, Emma Marie Smith (Sister) slipped peacefully into eternal rest. She was born in Hickory, VA to the late Dennis and Pinky Smith. She attended Lott Cary Elementary School and Jacox Jr. High; she also attended Booker T. Washington High School. Emma graduated from the STOP organization nursing program of Norfolk, VA. After graduating she was employed at Lake Taylor Hospital where she enjoyed nursing. She also enjoyed pulling baby teeth and…...

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Sandy Jarrod Potter

“35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,…...

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Benson K. Adetimehin

Benson K. Adetimehin passed away December 24, 2018....

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Beulah Y. Brown

Beulah “Yvonne” Brickhouse Brown entered eternal rest into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her home in Norfolk, VA. She was born on September 4, 1952 in Norfolk, VA to the late Elder Shellie L. White, Jr. and Evangelist Martha A. Wynn White. Beulah accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a very early age and never took her hands off of the plow. God anointed…...

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Dorothy Marie Green

Dorothy Marie Green (DOT) suddenly departed this life and entered a life of eternal peace with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 52. She was born on April 12, 1966 to the late James and Gloria Knight in Norfolk, Virginia. Dorothy was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. She worked at Professional Hospitality Resources, Inc. for nine years. Upon her departure, she worked at Children’s King Daughter Hospital…...

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Thomas Carrington

Thomas Carrington was born to the late Earl Rawls Sr. and Catherine Carrington in Norfolk, VA on May 30, 1955. Thomas attended Maury High School and was raised in the Lamberts Point section of Norfolk, VA. He worked and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. He enjoyed singing to Brenda and watching sports. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Howls Rawls, his brothers, Bennie Carrington and Earl Rawls, Jr. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory; his…...

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DaQuan Deont’e Leary

DaQuan Deont’e Leary passed away April 11, 2019....

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ZaKai Jordyn Allison

BABY ZAKAI JORDYN ALLISON FEBRUARY 13, 2019 – APRIL 7, 2019 “Dearest baby, please know that one of our greatest blessing was having you.” Heaven’s gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord. Zakai came into this world too soon and was taken just as soon. He is survived by his parents; Tiffany Robinson & Antwon Allison; brothers,  Ze’yon, Zymire and Zahree Allison; sisters,  Zhaylee and Zaphariah Allison; maternal grandparents, Maurice…...

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Ruby Lee Jenkins

Ruby Lee Jenkins passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 at Maryview Nursing Care Center. She leaves to cherish her precious memories sisters, Marion Winfield and Carrie Clark; brothers, Wilbert Elliott and Roland Elliott and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends....

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Ida M. Barfield

Ida M. Barfield passed away April 8, 2019....

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Clinton Lee Caffee

Clinton Lee Caffee passed away April 8, 2019....

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Betty Ann Brown

Betty Ann Brown was born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 21, 1940 to the late Willie Mae and Taswell Bright. She graduated from James Solomon Russell High School in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked at Commonwealth Assistant Living Community for over 20 years. While working there she displayed her peaceful, nurturing personality, which caused her to be greatly cherished by her residents and co-workers. Due to her hardworking…...

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Tracie L. Gibson

Tracie Louise Gibson, of Chesapeake, VA was born in Oakland, California on June 5, 1962 to Marva L. Clay and Nelson Cage II (deceased).  She graduated from McClymonds High School and resided in California until she relocated to Virginia in 1988, where she accepted Christ at Tabernacle of Prayer for All People in Norfolk.   She worked for a brief period of time at Conforma Laboratories in Norfolk, and in 1998 she became employed by Tricare…...

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Jerome G. Silver

Jerome G. Silver passed away April 4, 2019....

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Qunitin M. Lucas

Qunitin M. Lucas passed away April 8, 2019....

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Myron E. Owens

Myron departed his life on April 6, 2019 quietly.  He was born on April 25, 1967 to Johnny and Annette Owens, in Norfolk, VA. Deciding to dedicate his life to Christ on October 21, 2012t, he joined New Beginnings Christian Ministry where he was baptized and assisted with the music ministry.  Myron truly loved the Lord.         He attended both Norview and Maury High School.  He was former employed with Sentara Health Systems, and…...

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Margaret R. Wade

Mrs. Wade passed on April 5, 2019 at the age of 99 years old. She worked as a Federal Servant at the Naval Base and retired after 25 years of faithful service. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Wade, a World War II veteran, one sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her loving caregiver, Earlina Parker, who she loved as a daughter, a host of nieces, nephews, and a great-niece, and countless…...

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Anselmo A. Laureta, Jr.

Anselmo Apelado Laureta, Jr. born October 4, 1928 in Lupao Nuevo Ecija, Philippines to Anselmo Orofino Laureta, Sr. and Felipa B. Apelado. He is also predeceased by his loving wife, Nieves S. Laureta; brother Leon A. Laureta; daughters, Carol L. Calamanan and Gemma. He is survived by his children, Alexander, Jessica L. Quiling, Roberto, Oswaldo, Eleazar, Yolanda Laureta-Pae, Heraldine L. Lina Ermalee L. Cruz and Mayline L. Basilio. He finished Primary School at Lupao Elementary School,…...

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Sinclair Simon

Sinclair Simon passed away April 2, 2019....

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