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Daoud N. Bilal

Today and forevermore we are here to Celebrate the life of Daoud Naim Bilal, 58 years old of Virginia Beach, Va. Daoud was Born in Manhattan, New York on July 13, 1962, to Akilah Bilal and David Lathan. After the birth of his younger siblings, the family relocated from New York City to Norfolk, Va. Educated in the Norfolk Public School system Daoud went on to be notably THEE BEST DRESSED throughout his years at…...

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Albert Thomas Jones, Sr.

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, God said, come home and take your rest. Albert was born November 7, 1939 to the late Louis Jones, Sr. and Mary Lillie Belle Jones. Albert was an awesome father and grandfather and uncle to all those who knew him. Albert was a brick layer by trade he worked hard to provide for his family until he retired. Albert was predeceased by five brothers, Louis Jones, Jr., BeWayne Jones, Richard Jones, John Jones and William Jones; one sister, Jeanette Randolph; as well…...

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Barry W. Cowell

On Thursday February 11, 2021, the Lord called an angel, Barry W. Cowell to his heavenly home. Barry W. Cowell was born April 25, 1962 in Norfolk, VA, to the late Velma and Alphonso Cowell, Sr. and James Godsey. Barry was educated with Norfolk Public Schools. It all started in Liberty Park. He worked for many years as a laborer for several companies and Techon Inc. of Norfolk, VA. Barry hobbies were watching his favorite…...

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Carlton I. Johnson

Carlton I. Johnson passed away February 12, 2021....

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Betty Jean Vincent

Betty Jean Vincent of Chesapeake, VA. completed her 84 year journey back home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, February 8, 2021. She was born on July 2, 1936 in Norfolk County, VA. to the late, Lorenza Holly and Otelia Sutton Cousins. She was also preceded in death by her husband Alphonso Vincent, Sr., sister Ruby Banks, brother Alexander (Bobby) Stith and granddaughter Shanesa L. Vincent. Betty Jean worked for the City…...

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James Oliver Yeldell, Sr.

James Oliver Yeldell, born January 20, 1939 to the late John Henry Yeldell and Eddie Vern Smith, entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 11, 2021 surrounded by family and friends. He was a native of Greenville, AL and spent a lifetime learning how to work with his hands; a self-educator.  He freely shared his knowledge and experiences with others.  James held many interest, talents and passions. His greatest passions were serving others and Christ. Other…...

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Yvette Ellis

Yvette Ellis passed away February 10, 2021....

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Rose LaVern Lee

Rose LaVern Lee passed away February 7, 2021....

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Edward Craige Worlds

Edward C. Worlds passed away February 5, 2021....

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Keith Andre Robinson

Keith Andre Robinson passed away February 4, 2021....

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John F. Ramsey, Jr.

John F. Ramsey, Jr. passed away on February 12, 2021....

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Delores Boush

On August 5, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia the beautiful soul of Delores Boush was the first born to Joseph and Allie Bert Boush Sr. (Both preceding her) The Boush Family moved to Portsmouth, Virginia  during her early childhood years where she grew up to become a dedicated worker and mother of two beautiful children. Delores graduated from Manor High School in 1973 and worked at the Norfolk Naval Base well over 20yrs. Delores received Jesus Christ and displayed a Great Love…...

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Rosemary R. Horton

Rosemary R. Horton passed away on February 10, 2021....

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John Henry Mayo

John Henry Mayo passed away on February 8, 2021....

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Francois L. Mayfield

Francois L. Mayfield passed away on February 7, 2021....

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Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore, 57, passed away February 6, 2021 in INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She was born in Norfolk, VA. She was a Sales Marketing Representative with Washington Gas for 20 years. She leaves to cherish her memories; daughters, Essence Avant and Alexia Avant; son, Kaleef Moore; brothers, Tyrone Moore, Mike Moore, George Moore and Larry Moore; grandchildren Elicia Patrom and Ebony Coleman....

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Cecilia Anita McConner

Cecilia Anita McConner passed away on February 8, 2021....

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Terrance T. Sexton

Terrance Tyrone Sexton was born on April 14, 1970, in Seoul Korea. He was raised by his beloved Grandmother Ida Mae Sexton and Aunt Thelma Sexton in Nacogdoches, TX. He attended head start through high school in Nacogdoches, TX, and graduated from Prairie View University with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications. He served in the United States Navy as an officer in the Boost Program. He was passionate about football, and he played for the…...

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Sabrah Ann Mitchell

Sabrah “Bunny” Mitchell at age 65 answered her call on February 9, 2021. She was born and raised in Norfolk Virginia to the late Norma Lorraine King. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ and was loving and kind to many. She was known for her good cooking and for her fun loving attitude. She was predeceased by her husband Godwin Mitchell, her mother Norma Lorraine King, her brothers Larry and Michael King. Survivors are her brothers…...

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Doris S. Burns

Surrounded by family, on February 9, 2021 Doris Sparrow Burns, 94 was called home to be with Lord. Doris was born on June 15, 1926 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Isaac Sparrow Sr. and Pearl Conway Sparrow. Doris was formally educated at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia and graduated in 1943. Shortly after graduating she married her childhood friend and high school sweetheart, Christopher Burns who was the love of her life. Her early…...

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Mary Lou Walker

Mary L. Walker of the Titustown section of Norfolk went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning on February 8, 2021. Mary was born to the late Maggie Simpson and Robert L. Hamlin in Norfolk Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Benjamin L.Walker Sr;  Benjamin  Walker Jr. stepson ;Sisters, Thelma Friend, Adeline Hamlin, Sarah Braxton, Corneda Harmon and Alethia Moye. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School System…...

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Julia G. Gaynor

God looked around his garden and saw an empty place He then looked down upon the earth and saw your face He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest God’s garden must be beautiful, be only takes the best. Julia Griffin Gaynor was born January 12, 1924 in South Mills, North Carolina to the late Isaiah and Emma Griffin. Early Sunday morning around 5:30 AM, February 7, 2021, God wrapped his arms…...

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Romel J. Deloatch

On February 7th, 2021, Romel  “PoPo” DeLoatch, age 65, passed away peacefully while on vacation with his family by his side in Duck, N.C. Romel was born on June 10th, 1955, in Norfolk, Va to the late Robert DeLoatch and Artis Wallace. He was preceded in death by his beloved Aunt Ardell Parham and grandson Coren DeLoatch. Romel attended Maury high school in Norfolk, Virginia, where he played basketball and football with the Maury Commodores.…...

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Michael L. Miller

Michael L. Miller passed away on February 8, 2021....

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Joseph William Heggins

Joseph William Heggins, was born on March 11, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Verda Mae and Willie Lee Heggins Sr. He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and served in the United States Army and United States Marine Corps.  He retired from DD Jones Trucking Company as a Forklift Operator. He was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Norfolk, where he served on the Male Usher Board.  He was also a…...

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Alexis L. Perry

Alexis L. Perry passed away on February 5, 2021....

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Gloria L. Smith

Gloria  Virginia  Lucas- Smith.  affectionately  known  as “Glo” was born on July 26, 1950 in Norfolk, Virginia to Margaret and William Lucas Sr. The third eldest of eleven    children, she  was  a  Graduate  of  Booker  T. Washington  High  School. Gloria worked for Norfolk Public Schools as a Teacher’s Aide at Diggs Park Elementary. Gloria graduated for Norfolk State University Nursing Program.  She worked for Norfolk Health Department working as the School Nurse at Chesterfield Heights Elementary for numerous years. Gloria was a natural care giver, starting from…...

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Joyce L. Hinton

Joyce L. Hinton passed away on February 3, 2021....

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Wendell Osborne

Wendell Leonard Osborne, 79, passed away on February 8, 2021, at home in Portsmouth, Virginia. Born July 25, 1941, in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, he was one of eleven children of the late Alfred and Hazel Osborne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Osborne; three brothers, Alfred Osborne, Clifford Osborne, and Daniel Osborne. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Brenda, daughter Patrice Osborne, of Chesapeake, VA,…...

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Angela L. Nelson

Angela L. Nelson passed away on February 3, 2021....

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Belinda K. Smith

Belinda K. Smith passed away on February 5, 2021....

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Parthenia Brown

Parthenia Brown, 90, went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2021. She was  a member and beloved church mother of Kingdom Reign Church VB. She professed her faith in God early on and steered others to God throughout her life.  It wasn’t unusual for her to make the time to offer a “Let me pray for you” and share Godly words of wisdom.  The  missionary and evangelistic call on her life was certainly reflected…...

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Debra C. Wilson

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, mother in law, and friend listened as God said, “My daughter suffer no more.” She quietly went to sleep.  She is now resting peacefully in the arms of our savior.” Debra Cecila Wilson was born February 21, 1955 to Henry and Bertha Mills.  Both parents have predeceased her in death, grandson Shermond “Cheeks” Wilson and her eldest daughter, Shelia Wilson Spruill. Debra received her…...

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Tracy Bellamy, Jr.

Tracy Bellamy, Jr. passed away on February 2, 2021....

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Correthia L. McCauley

Correthia L. McCauley passed away on February 4, 2021....

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Antonio Lockett

Antonio Dominic Lockett, aged 49, died peacefully at home with his family on January 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Antonio fought strong and hard for two and a half years and never let his diagnosis get the best of him.  Through it all, Antonio never showed his pain, but his strong will to live would constantly shine through. Antonio was born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 11, 1971 to parents Allen T.…...

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Joe Clyde Butler

Joe Clyde Butler affectionately known as “Joe or Clyde” slipped into eternal rest on the morning of February 4, 2021. He was born in Isle of Wight County of Smithfield, Virginia on May 24, 1947 to the late Holland and Margaret Butler. He was predeceased in death by his siblings Melvin Butler, Holland Butler Jr., Herbert Butler, and Rosa Taylor. Joe received his elementary education from Isle of Wight County Schools and his secondary education…...

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Nehemiah M. Brown, Jr.

Nehemiah Maceo Brown, Jr., was born to Nehemiah Sr., and Nanny Brown on March 4, 1925 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.  Nehemiah and his siblings were taught to work hard and earn their way.  A family man, self-made businessman, union leader and a devout Christian, Nehemiah laid a strong foundation for his children’s children.  On February 4, 2021, Nehemiah Maceo Brown, Jr., answered God’s call and transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly…...

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Sherman E. McCall

Sherman E McCall was born June 3, 1950 to the late Clifton McCall Sr. and Earlene McCall. On February 4, 2021 God wrapped his arms around Sherman and lifted him into Heaven where he will have no more pain and suffering. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Sandra Jean; Sister, Irene Veale; Special niece, Tracey Fleming; brothers; Linwood McCall, Clifton McCall Jr. Eddie McCall. Sherman attended Booker T. Washington High School and Norfolk Technical Center and afterwards followed his father’s footsteps by perusing…...

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Nathaniel N. Mayo

Nathaniel Nicholas Mayo was born February 11, 1985 in Norfolk, Virginia to his loving parents Sharon Annette Mayo and Nathaniel Woodhouse. Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior called him home on February 05, 2021 at the Hospice House in Virginia Beach, VA. He was a loving father to Mahogany. Nathaniel was very intelligent. He loved to write poem and rap. Family time was everything to him, he always kept the family smiling and laughing. All…...

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Reginald G. Hill

Reginald “Big Red” Glenn Hill was born on October 7, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Dorothy M. Hill and Michael Dudley. The Lord called him home on February 4, 2021. Big Red was educated in the Norfolk public school system. He attended a Dental Assistance school in Washington, DC to become a Dental Hygienist. Big Red held several types of jobs, but he worked mainly with his best friend James Carter at Merrimac…...

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Thomas Atkins Watkins

Thomas Atkins Watkins, son of the late Ulysses Grant and Margaret Henderson Watkins, transitioned to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 3, 2021 after a brief illness. Thomas was also preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Watkins and four  sisters, Emma Watkins, Clare Watkins, Margaret “Peggy” Francis and Juanita Watkins. Thomas was born on May 16, 1937 in Hampton, Virginia. He attended both Hampton and Norfolk Public Schools, graduating from…...

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Edith Brothers

Edith Brothers passed away on February 3, 2021....

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Melvin P. Brown, Jr.

Melvin P. Brown, Jr. passed awy on February 3, 2021....

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Howard Leon Saunders

Howard Leon Saunders was born February 3, 1935 in Nansemond County Suffolk, VA to the late Howard and Goldie Saunders.  He transitioned February 1, 2021. Howard was well known as “Donkey”. He was an Entrepreneur in his own way, as he was one of the greatest Loggers in Suffolk, VA, Gates County and Sunbury, NC.  Howard was a hard working and honest man who seemed to love everyone he met.  He worked with Perry Lumber…...

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Sherri Rene Turner

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, foreasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”  I Corinthians 15:58 Sometime late in the evening on Wednesday, February 3rd, God granted his mercy and grace by calling into eternal rest our sweet, loving and kind Sherri Rene Turner, transitioning her from labor to reward and earned her heavenly wings. Sherri 59, was…...

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Keesha L. Woodson

Keesha L. Woodson passed away on February 3, 2021....

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Cowillie H. Young

Cowille was born July 22, 1930 in Halifax County, North Carolina to the late Major and Pearlie Hawkins. She was educated in the Halifax County School System in North Carolina. In her early teens, Cowillie was baptized and became a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Tillery, North Carolina. She later joined First Baptist Church Crestwood where she joined the Sr. Female Ushers, the Silent Workers and the Pastor’s Aides. Cowillie was united in holy…...

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Geraldine Sneed

Our beloved Senior-Matriarch, Geraldine Sneed, 99, born April 23, 1922, transitioned to her Eternal Estate, on January 31, 2021. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter: Geraldine Arps; son: Wesley Lee, Jr., granddaughters: Linda McCloud and Wesley “Sonny” Lee, II.; great-grandsons: Fred Lee and Myquan McCloud. GERALDINE “MS.GERALD”SNEED was a loving matriarch of five generations. She was the epitome of grace & charitableness. Whether family, friends,  or strangers, she imparted wisdom, time, provided meals,  material…...

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Paige Gunther Hawkins, Jr.

Paige G. Hawkins “Junie Bug” passed away quietly at home into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He was born on November 21, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Jeanette H. Hawkins and Gunther Paige. Paige was also predeceased by his brothers Wilbert (Fellow) and Alphonso (Lou) Hawkins. Paige was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System and served in the United States Army. He retired as a civilian construction mechanic. Paige loved…...

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