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Jullian Davon Peterson

Jullian Davon Peterson was born on August 6, 1993, in Newark, New Jersey to Alvin Harper and Robin Felicia Peterson. Growing up in the heart of Essex County Jullian attended the Newark and East Orange public school system.  After obtaining his GED, Jullian’s love of cars and keen sense of perception led him to jobs at Home Depot and in the Auto Detailing industry. Jullian could do anything he put his mind to. He was…...

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Anthony Eugene Childers Sr.

Anthony Eugene Childers Sr. went home to glory on March 19, 2022. He was born to Clyde Stephenson Sr. and the late Syrevera Stephenson on July 15,1969 in Portsmouth,Virginia.While growing up, he lived in Academy Park and Ida Barbour  . He was educated by the Portsmouth Public Schools. Throughout the years , Anthony was known for his hard work ethic; he spent over 20 years working at the shipyard with many companies of IMS/HEPACO , MHI ,…...

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Mable Thomas

MABLE THOMAS On Friday, March 18, 2022, an angel gently took Mable Thomas, 81, to her heavenly home. She was born April 23, 1940 to Frederick Loney and Lovie Thomas in the Twin Pines section of Norfolk County, VA (now Portsmouth, VA). She had an appointment that she could not cancel; she could not postpone; she could not delay; she could not revoke; nor could she rescind. She could not plan to send a messenger…...

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Lloyd M. Powell

Our beloved Lloyd Macaulay Powell shared his time with us for 89 years.  He was born, October 11, 1932 in Sunbury, North Carolina to the late William Penn Powell and Cora Costen-Powell.  He was the youngest of 10 siblings, and was called to rest on Friday, March 18, 2022.  At a young age, Lloyd joined St. John AME Zion Church in Sunbury, North Carolina and was a lifelong Zionite.  He was affectionately known as Caulay…...

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Kasey D. Johnson

Kasey Johnson was born April 22, 1993 in Norfolk, VA to Tonisha Johnson and the late Shawn Johnson.  Kasey later moved to Chesapeake where he met his lifelong friends. He attended Chesapeake Public Schools and Tidewater Community College. Kasey was employed with The City of Norfolk in the Storm Water Department. He was also certified as an HVAC Tech. With help and guidance from his Uncle Gee, Justin Hairston and Coach Burn; Kasey participated in…...

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Herbert Barco Bryant

Herbert Barco Bryant, affectionately known as Herbie, of 1140 Meadow Sage Lane, Virginia Beach, departed his earthly life for eternal rest on March 11, 2022, only sixty-five days after the passing of his beloved mother.  Born on August 2, 1976, he was the youngest son of the departed Algier Bryant and Phyllis Crudup Bryant. Educated in the public schools of Virginia Beach, Herbie was a former employee of the Newport News Shipyard prior to assisting…...

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William L. Archie Sr.

Legacy of Life and Love “Coach” William “Bill” Archie, Sr. was born on December 25, 1930, in Welch, West Virginia to the late Jessie and Sallie Archie.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jessie Mae Edwards and his nephew Calvin Saunders. Archie graduated from Elkhorn High School where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball.  He then earned his B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education from West Virginia State College and his…...

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John Allen

John Allen passed away on March 15, 2022....

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Yvonne J. Baker-Lewis

Yvonne Jeanette Baker Lewis, daughter of the late Dot John Baker and Margaret Ann Thornton (Baker) Taylor, was born on March 21, 1949. Yvonne departed this life on Friday March 18, 2022, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA. The late Reverend Edward Thomas baptized Yvonne at Greater First Baptist Church, in Washington D.C. on January 30, 1957. Since living in Virginia, Yvonne was a member of First Lynnhaven Baptist Church and is currently a…...

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Ervin E. Royster

Ervin Eugene Royster, 84, of Norfolk, passed away on March 21, 2022, in Norfolk. Ervin was born in Norfolk Virginia to George and Ada Royster on February 28, 1938.  He attended school at Norfolk Public Schools.  He married Barbara Anne Hathaway Reddick on July 12, 1975, in Norfolk. He worked as a Supervisor for The City of Chesapeake for 37 years. He was a faithful member and on the Deacon Board at First Baptist Church…...

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Jwanta Scarbor

J’Wanta Scarbor was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend. She owned a smile that could light up any room and make you smile at the same time. She was adored for her ability to love everyone she surrounded herself with. She spent most of her time loving on her three children and her family. If you were luckly enough to be present when J’Wanta gazed into her children beautiful faces, the pure…...

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Annie D. Corprew

Annie D. Corprew passed away March 16, 2022.        ...

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Sierra Monet Jenkins

Sierra Monet Jenkins, 25, affectionately known as “CC”, was born in Virginia on March 13, 1997 to Moniquekia Thompson and Maurice Jenkins, Jr. CC attended Georgia State University, majoring in Journalism and a minor in African American Studies. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism in December 2019. After graduating, she was a freelance writer for Atlanta Magazine for two years. CC then became an editorial research intern with CNN for three months in…...

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Macy Lee Bannister

Macy Lee Bannister was born April 27, 1934 in Greenwood, SC, to Robert Cole & Gertrude Kinnard Cole and was the youngest of 2 children. Macy and her sister Lillie were raised in Brooklyn NY where she resided most of her life. Upon completing school Macy went to work for Madame Alexander Dolls where her love of porcelain dolls began. During this time, she met and married Robert “Bobby” Klass and they welcomed two beautiful children Tony & “Gwenny”.  After…...

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Harry Johnson Jr.

On March 18, 2022, Harry Johnson, Jr., accepted the Master’s Call from his earthly life to eternal life. Harry, affectionately known as “Daddy” by his children, grandchildren and friends, was born in Cape Charles, Virginia to the late Louise Simmons and Harry Johnson, Sr. He retired from the City of Norfolk after 20 years of service.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Elaine Willie Johnson, sister, Louise Smith, brother, Willis Johnson and…...

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Edward Lee Hendricks

Edward Lee Hendricks was born on September 5, 1940 in Norlina, North Carolina to the late Rhoda Lincoln of Norfolk, VA and the late Matthew Hendricks of Norlina, North Carolina. Eddie was called home to be with his heavenly father on March 9, 2022. Eddie was preceded in death by his son Edward Lee Hendricks Jr. (Rhakel Ramel Mason). Although Eddie didn’t have much education, he accomplished so much in life. Early on in life,…...

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Gene E. Thornton Sr.

Gene Elliott Thornton Sr. passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022 in his home in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born June 12, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Mildred Thornton Gilreath. Gene was raised in Chattanooga along with his older sister, Barbara Ann who preceded him in death. Gene was a 1962 graduate of the historic Howard High School. In 1963, he left home to honorably serve our country in the Vietnam War as an Airman in the United…...

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Darlene R. Downs

Darlene Renee Downs took her eternal rest on March 17, 2022. Darlene was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 16, 1966, to the late William Dove Williams and Cora L. Williams. She attended Norview High School and Edie Adams Cut and Curl Academy. After attending both institutions, Darlene was employed by Norfolk Public Schools as a cafeteria worker/food handler which embodied her spirit for helping others and food! As the “family foodie” Darlene love a…...

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Bessie Mae Little

Bessie Mae Little passed away on March 15, 2022....

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Eshman Martin Bell

On March 14, 2022, the Lord sent his angels to beckon our beloved Eshman Bell home. Eshman Martin Bell affectionally known as Mickey was born April 21, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, the eldest child of Geraldine Bell. Eshman’s family relocated to Bessemer, Alabama, where he was educated and graduated from Jess Lanier High School.  After graduation, Eshman moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he joined the United States Navy. He enjoyed a rewarding career serving in the…...

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Robert J. Eley Jr.

Robert’s wonderful journey in life came to an end on March 14, 2022. He was the first born to the late Gracie and Robert Eley, Sr. on March 19, 1941 in Norfolk, VA. Robert Graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 1960. While in high school, he was an outstanding football player. He received many awards and was awarded a four year scholarship from Norfolk State University. While in college he continued his excellence in…...

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Vivian Olds Lamb

Vivian “Nana” Olds Lamb May 6, 1930 – March 14, 2022 Mrs. Vivian “Nana” Celestine Olds Lamb, originally from Norfolk and Chesapeake VA, peacefully transitioned from this life Monday, March 14, 2022, in the comfort of her loving home surrounded by her immediate family. She was born May 6, 1930 (91) to the late James and Marjorie Elliott-Olds in Norfolk, VA. As a conscientious student, Mrs. Lamb graduated from Booker T. Washington High School of…...

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Ruth Zageris Kaufman

Ruth Kaufman was born on September 20, 1925 in Riga, Latvia. Born Biruta Zageris, she had an idyllic childhood which ended abruptly with the advent of WWII. At the end of the war, as the Soviets were invading, she and her lifelong friend, Renate Liepins, fled by train to Prague, Czechoslovakia and eventually made their way to the American Zone. This is where she met her future husband, Fred Kaufman, a German Jew who immigrated…...

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Lillie Mae Burrell

Lillie Mae Burrell passed away on March 15, 2022....

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Dywanna Renee Harris Copeland

Dywanna Renee Harris-Copeland left her earthly home on March 14, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family. Dywanna is the daughter of the late Clifton Harris and Margert M. Riddick. Dywanna’s childhood began in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, Virginia and later in Chesterfield Heights in Norfolk, Virginia. She was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and furthered her studies at Virginia Union University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree…...

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Muriel D. Mitchell

The Life Quiet, persistent, joyful, strong, and compassionate – words that vividly describe the qualities of the life lived by Muriel Diris Hargraves Mitchell.  The only daughter born from the union of John and Naomi, Muriel quickly learned from her five brothers how to be strong and resilient.  She often shared how they encouraged her to not cower down to battles but instead meet them head on and fight. Muriel was educated in the Norfolk…...

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Delois Whitfield

Delois Whitfield (Puddin) departed this earthly world on March 11, 2022. She was born on March 30, 1946 to the late Shepherd Lee Whitfield and Edna Whitfield Harris. Delois, known as Puddin, attended school in South Hampton County. In the late 60s she moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she met the late James Brayboy, her partner in life for 30+ years. Delois worked at Old Dominion University in the janitorial department. She was also a…...

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Barry Hicks

Barry Hicks passed away on March 10, 2022....

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Candra Harrison

Remembering Her with Love On Sunday, March 13, 2022, the Lord chose to bring home His earthly angel, Candra Harrison affectionally known by many as Candy. She was the youngest daughter of the late Gloria “Foot” Harrison. Candra was a loving and devoted daughter, 2nd mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was born and raised in Virginia but lived most of her adult years in New York. She recently, returned back to live in Virginia…...

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True Asia Francis

True Asia Francis passed away on March 8, 2022....

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Dennis Howard Jones

Dennis Howard Jones passed away on March 13, 2022....

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Junious Hinton Wiggins

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Junious “June” Hinton Wiggins of Norfolk, Virginia on March 11, 2022 at the age of 79. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; children Diane Seward (David) Virginia Beach, VA, Carol Henderson Baltimore MD, Jerome Norfolk VA, Steven Wiggins Norfolk VA, Tanesha Harris (Marvin) Suffolk, VA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers William Wiggins (Laura) and…...

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Stanley Ray Collins

Stanley Ray Collins was called home from labor to rest on Friday March 11, 2022. He was born on April 3, 1958 to the late Delma White and George Lassiter. Stanley received his education and graduated from the Virginia Beach Public Schools. He was a very humble person with a kind disposition and very funny at times. Anyone who knew him loved him. Stanley loved his family and he cherished the time he spent with…...

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Mattie H. Gregory

Mattie H. Gregory passed away on March 11, 2022....

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Marcella Virginia Coles

On March 9, 2022, Marcella Coles departed to leave for her heavenly home. She was born on April 4, 1940, in a little area of Chesapeake, Virginia called South Hill. As a child, she attended First Baptist South Hill in her early years where she was baptized. Marcella attended South Hill Elementary and on to Carver High School until her senior year. As an adult, she became a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake.…...

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Barry James Watson

arry Watson was born on February 10th, 1947 to Lorraine Shirley Watson and James Otto Watson in Buffalo, New York. He attended Kentucky State University. He served in the United States Army.  He also worked as a Correctional Officer for the state of New York for 35 years. He married the love of his life Pamela Watson on June 6th, 1991. Barry accepted the Lord and joined Praise Tabernacle, where he served in the Choir and was an Usher. Upon relocating to Chesapeake,…...

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Juanita W. Skipper

Juanita W. Skipper passed away on March 7, 2022....

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Gwendolyn McDavid

Mrs. Gwendolyn McDavid was born October 14, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Mr. Calvin Pruitt Sr. and Mrs. Eva C. Pruitt. She was the second daughter of six children Mrs. Gwendolyn McDavid led a very successful life. She graduated from Glenville High School where she excelled in her studies. She received her formal education at Cuyahoga Community College where she took real estate courses.  She went on to own several properties because of…...

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Rose Mary Roper

Rose Mary Roper, age 71, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and close friends on March 12, 2022.  She was born in Ripley County, Indiana on July 21, 1950, the daughter of Estol and Betty Neahousmeyer. Rose was a colorful person loved by many.  She holds a special place in the hearts of those she left behind.  She is going to be dearly missed by her children: Wendy Settlage, Jason (Frances) Martin and Melissa Butts;…...

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Daylen Grey Evans

Obituary Baby Daylen Grey Evans, seven days old transition to heaven in his parents’ arms at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 2022. Daylen is the son of Shania Corbin and Donta Evans, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia. He was the answer to their prayers, and they waited for his birth with joyful expectations. During his brief stay here with us, he gave us a lifetime of love and memories…...

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Irene Kay Francis Belcher

Irene Kay Francis Spencer Belcher transitioned peacefully into eternal life on March 11, 2022. On August 30, 1936, Irene was born in Gum Neck, NC. Her parents were Cardell and Pauline Spencer, both preceded her in death. She was the seventh child of twelve children. She attended school in Columbia, NC. Irene worked as a machine operator for forty years before she retired. Her favorite hobby was shopping for herself and her children. After retirement,…...

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Rena B. Gray

Rena Bradshaw Gray, beloved daughter of John Taylor Bradshaw, Sr. and Ella Nora Horton Bradshaw Riley, was born May 5, 1928 in Manning, SC (Clarendon County).  She departed this life on March 10, 2022.  Rena was raised in a Christian home and attended the family church at Liberty Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Summerton, SC with her family.  She was the second of nine children. Rena was educated in the South Carolina Public School…...

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Orace Jaffe’ Lane

On March 9, 2022 God called one of his children, Orace Jaffe’ Lane home to eternal rest. Orace was the only child to the late Charles Cherry and Elizabeth Morris. He leaves to cherish his beautiful wife of twenty five years Lavern Lane; three daughters, Natanya Bloyd (Toye), Tina Davenport, Natasha Howard (Stuart); one son, Windell Baynard, Jr. (Venus); two sisters, Yvette Jenkins (Tony), Charlene Cradle; one uncle, Horace Lane, Jr.; grandchildren Terrell Cressman, Zsoelle…...

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Tamakia Deshannon Jackson

Our Beloved Tamakia D. Jackson (Meka) departed this life on Tuesday March 8th 2022 Norfolk VA. Tamakia loved working with the elderly and caring for others. She worked for C&R Divine Hands of Care. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugenia Williams and Charles Boyce Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Lorenza L. Fuller Jr. and Jaylen J. Fuller of Norfolk, VA; one sister, Quintia Rowe of Norfolk, VA; three…...

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Lashae Michelle Johnson

LaShae Michelle Johnson affectionately known as “Shae Shae” or “Shaeflame” transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Sentara Heart Hospital.  LaShae was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 20, 1995 to Michael, Sr. and Lolita Johnson. She was graduate of Granby High School class of 2014, graduate from Fortis College as a Medical Assistant in 2016, Centaur College as a Health Informatics in 2019, attended Empire Beauty School and then she…...

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Marion E. Winfield

“She is more precious than rubies” Proverbs 3:15 Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Marion Elizabeth Winfield gracefully accepted the call to rest on March 10, 2022, when she heard the Lord whisper, “Well done, my good and faithful servant, the time is now.” She is now at home, a building not made by man. Marion was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late William Thomas Elliott and Blanche Deloridge Elliott. She was married…...

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Barry Jerron Mayo

Barry Jerron Mayo passed away on March 9, 2022....

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Elder Malcolm Mark McNeal

Elder Malcolm Mark McNeal passed away on March 8, 2022....

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Ruth Mae Travolya Lawton

It is with overwhelming sadness that we are announcing the passing of our mother Ruth Mae Travolya Lawton, on March 8th, 2022 at 7:47am, a day before her 78th birthday. Ruth was an only child and predeceased by her father and mother: Willie and Beatrice Jackson, her husband James Lawton Sr., and daughter Yvette Lawton. She is survived by her other five children: Willie Jackson, James Lawton Jr., Relia (Wardell) Lawton-Mills, Audrey (Tony) Clifton, and…...

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Lawrence Renard Hamlin

Lawrence Renard Hamlin was born to the late Joseph O. Hamlin, Sr. and Sarah L. McClenon Hamlin in Norfolk, Virginia on March 22, 1959.  Lawrence was a native of Norfolk. He was a loving and dependent son, brother, father, uncle, cousin and friend. Lawrence’s smile, sense of humor and good nature touched many lives. He was known throughout the Hampton Roads area and the Carolina’s for his ability to use his hands. He was considered…...

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