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Dr. Robert Morton Treherne, Sr.

Robert Morton Treherne, Sr., MD, fondly known as “Bobby” passed away on January 2, 2024, after a long battle with Frontotemporal dementia. Robert was the youngest of four children born to Carr Alfred Treherne, MD and Thelma Morton Treherne. He was born at Ft. Monmouth, NJ on February 22, 1955, but spent the first two years of his life in Honolulu, Hawaii with his family.  Returning to Nashville he attended The Tennessee State Nursery School,…...

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JurNei Bolling

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Dexter Lee Blackstock

Dexter was born in Danville, Virginia on January 25, 1968 to Cordie Mae Hairston and David Preston Lee Davis (predeceased) Dexter Lee Blackstock was a remarkable man with a rich legacy of love, integrity, courage, and faith. He leaves these wonderful memories to cherish to his devoted and loving wife of 28 years Ravette Steele; two amazing daughters, D’Arie Gabrielle and Harmoni Jarel Blackstock. His mother, Cordie Mae Hairston; three sisters, Daphne Blackstock, Tiffeney Blackstock Fitzgerald…...

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Henry Coakley

Henry Coakley, passed peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2024, in Virginia Beach, VA.    Mr. Coakley was born August 8, 1950, to the late John Miranda and Emma Craig Coakley in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was the third of six children.  He was everyone’s favorite uncle and was affectionately called Poppie by loved ones.        Henry was educated in the public school system of Providence, Rhode Island.  He also attended and participated in…...

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Myla Alexander

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Franklin R. Turner

On January 1, 2024, our beloved Franklin Roosevelt Turner transitioned from this life and gained his wings. He was born in Franklin, VA on October 28, 1940 to the late Zena and Herbert Turner Sr.  Franklin was a product of the Portsmouth Public Schools and proudly worked for the Merchant Sealift Command for over 38 years. Franklin was known by many names including Frank, Uncle Boe, and the infamous FT.  Preceding Franklin in his death…...

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Junius L. Davis

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Vencent Windell Tripp

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Jacqueline Andrea Hicks

Jacqueline Almond Hicks, 55, of Suffolk, Virginia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 1, 2024, at Sentara Leigh Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrae D. Hicks; her father, Samuel Almond; her mother, Catherine ‘Eloise’ Almond; her sister, Vanessa Vann; and her nephew, Laron Vann. She was a graduate of Suffolk High School, Class of 1986, and studied at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jacqueline was previously employed at Sentara Obici Hospital, where she made…...

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Samantha L. Copeland Ruggs

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Ruth B. Harris

Ruth B. Harris was called to rest on Sunday, December 31, 2023. She was born on February 11, 1935, in Norfolk the daughter of the late Basley and Willie Mae Yancey. She attended Norfolk City Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where she was a cheerleader. She worked at Saint Mary’s Infant Home and retired after many years of faithful service. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord…...

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Earl Lewis

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Rosetta Adams

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Pastor Emeritus Dr. Mary L. Woodhouse

Elder Dr. Mary L. Woodhouse departed this life on Saturday, December 30, 2023. She was born in Robersonville, North Carolina on March 31, 1937, to the late Mattie and Joe Perkins. She was the youngest of nine children. Elder Woodhouse received her education in the South Norfolk County Public School System, which is now the Chesapeake Public School System. After accepting the call to the Ministry, she received theological training from Voice of Prophecy, Moody…...

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Josephine Bishop

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Shawon A. Mullings

Shawon Amel Mullings, a beloved native of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the VA Palliative Care Center in Hampton, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family.  Shawon‘s departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Born on March 3, 1993, in Waukegan, Illinois.  Shawon was the cherished son of Shaquana Simmons and Michael Mullings. He brought joy and pride to his family,…...

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Omar K. Epps

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Robert Lee Council

On the evening of December 27, 2023, our hearts were saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved one and friend, Mr. Robert “Raheem” Council, so affectionately known as “Bud or Sergeant” to his family and friends. Robert Lee Council graced the world with his presence on Saturday, March 20, 1965 in Suffolk, Virginia. Born to parents Willie Mae and Robert Lee Council, he was the sixth child out of ten children. He was a…...

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Terrence R. Lee

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David Julius Johnson

David Johnson was a very good man. He was a jack-of-all-trade, outgoing, social, up front and bold. He was the type of person when he walked into a room, he would light the room up. Growing up he used to hold me in his hands. I would always laugh because he was a very big man with big hands. Thank you for showing the family what entrepreneurship looks like and what it means to work…...

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Pastor Justus M. Sharp

Pastor Justus Manguel Sharp, affectionately known as “Jay”, graced this world on August 20, 1967, and left a lasting legacy on December 29, 2023. He was born to Apostle Olivia V. Sharp and the late Frank Wilson Sharp. He leaves to cherish his memories: his beloved wife, Angelena Sharp; his mother, Apostle Olivia Sharp; six children, Olivia Sharp (Eden), Olicia Sharp, Deche’ McDonald (Kelvin), Devon Doyle, Darius Doyle, and Iyana Ferrell (Demetre); two grandchildren, Azariyah…...

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Mable Deloatch Wilson

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Larry Don Lowey

Larry Don Lowey, 81, of Norfolk, VA, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday December 26, 2023 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Lowey and son, Daniel Lowey.  Larry is survived by his daughter, Deborah Hicks; his son in-law, Robert Hicks and granddaughter Sydney Hicks. He also leaves behind his estranged children, David Lowey, Nathan Lowey and Sarah Lowey – Jeffreys....

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Beverley Jean Bell

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Adrian Dior Wilson

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Simonia Denise Harrell

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Jackie Hunter

On December 27, 2023, our Heavenly Father opened the gates of HIS kingdom and placed Jackie Hunter amongst HIS angels.  Jackie was born July 10, 1954, in Opelika, Alabama to Emma Jean Hunter and the late Roger Hunter.  He was their only son. Jackie was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System graduating from Manor High School in 1973.  He was a student athlete while attending high school where he played basketball at Cradock High…...

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Lori Anne Wells

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Antonio Eric Wolfe

On Saturday December 24, 2023, our beloved son, brother, father, nephew, cousin and friend gained his wings. Antonio Eric Wolfe was born on October 1, 1980 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Marvin and Phenetha Wolfe. Antonio was affectionately known as Tony, Wolfe, Moose and JuJu. He graduated from I.C. Norcom High School Class of 1999, where he was a proud Greyhound. Tony became an entrepreneur in 2021 with a prosperous medical transport business and later became…...

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Gilbert Augustus Haynes

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Sherion Otelia Kiah

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Roderick Alfred Turner

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James Robert Carter, Sr.

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passing of our loved one, but we know that all things work together for the good of them who love God. James R. Carter, Sr., 84, was called home to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2023. He was born Dec. 5, 1939, in South Boston, Virginia to the late Jack and Everline Carter. His mother passed away at a young age, and he was raised by…...

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Olga Marina Kemp

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Precious D. Evans

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Beatrice Mayclare Ambrose

Beatrice Peaston Ambrose aka (BeBe) was born September 24, 1969, in St Louis, Missouri, to Marshella Dillon and Walter Ellis Jr. She attended Shining Light Pentecostal Church, where she was baptized at the age of 8. She attended Kirkwood Elementary and graduated from Kirkwood High School in May 1987. She attended community college, where she attained her associate degree. In 1993, she enlisted in the US navy, where she was stationed in Japan, and later…...

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Godfrey J. Davidson

Godfrey Junior Davidson was born August 16, 1994, in the Broward County area in Florida to the parents of Godfrey Davidson and Ann Hibbert. Godfrey leaves behind his 7 year old daughter Kimora; two sisters, Audreyann and Kerryann; brother, Geoffrey; one nephew, one niece, uncles, aunts, cousins, his partner Destiny; Jae (Kimora’s mother), and many friends. From when Godfrey was a small child he was always quiet, shy, and enjoyed watching Barney and among other…...

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Lennora J. Owens Skeeter

On Thursday, December 21, 2023, Mrs. Lennora Owens Skeeter was ushered from time to eternity at Lake Taylor Transitional Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Born to the late Joe Thomas and Lenno S. Owens on July 25, 1938, Lennora was a native of Nansemond County and was one of six siblings. She married the late Lorenza I. Skeeter and to this union were born four children. A 1955 graduate of East Suffolk High School, Lennora went…...

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Raymond Warner Knight

Raymond Warner Knight Jr. “Ray”, passed away peacefully at home with his son by his side on December 20, 2023 at the age of 71. Ray was born in Portsmouth, VA on August 17, 1952 to the late Naomi Rawls and Raymond Knight, Sr.  He lived in Portsmouth for 68 years until March 2020 when he moved in with his son, his daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren in Chesapeake, Virginia. Ray had a big heart and an aptitude for taking…...

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Nathaniel Jerome Osborne

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Andre Hunter

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Bobbie Jean LaMaster

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Christa Felice Lashley

On Monday, December 18, 2023, Christa Lashley, 54, transitioned home to be with the Lord at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA. Christa was born on April 2, 1969 in Portsmouth, VA to George Robert Lashley and Teresa Lashley.  At an early age, she began asking for a baby brother and was delighted when he finally arrived seven years later. Christa was educated in Portsmouth and was a member of the dynamic I. C. Norcom Marching Band and was Captain of the Flag…...

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Annie Liza Hudgins

Annie L. Hudgins, 97, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born on October 2, 1926 in Beaufort County, North Carolina to the late William B. Smith, Sr and Julia Moore Smith.  She married Andrew J. Hudgins, Sr. in 1944 and remained a devoted wife until his death in 1990. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Nelson Hudgins, Sr., (Yvonna) of Austin TX, Bryantie Harris (Larry) of Petersburg,…...

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Lillie Mae Jefferson

Lillie Mae Jefferson was born on May 24, 1933, in Gaston, North Carolina, to the late Mary V. and John Scott. She was predeceased by her husband, Deacon Edward “EJ” Jefferson and is survived by her son, Hilton Joseph “Smitty” Smith, daughter Anita L. Martin (George), grandchildren Hayley D. Martin, Kelly M. King (Joshua), Mallory L. Martin and Ethan Smith-Gaddis.  She is also survived by stepdaughters Sharon Tucker and Genniece Bennette, and predeceased by stepdaughter…...

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Arvette Denise Johnson

Arvette Denise Johnson, 48, of Norfolk, VA has been called home to be with our Lord. She was received with open arms to join her loving parents, McKinley and Alfreda Ford and her son, Michael Clemons Jr. Aka Mike-Mike. Arvette was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Mckinley M. Ford Jr. and Alfreda S. Ford. She was the apple of her parents’ eye and spoiled immensely amongst the family. Vette would do whatever she…...

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Allen Santiful, III

Allen Tyree Lavelle Santiful III was born December 9, 2023 at 10:30 am. He was 7lbs 10oz and 19 in. long to the parents Crystal Elisa D. Edwards and Allen Lavelle Santiful II. This precious angel Allen was called home December 6, 2023 by his creator he was preceded in death by his great uncle, Kenneth Midgette; great great grandparents, Beulah Williams, Rosa Haskins and Flora Snead. Baby Allen leaves behind a big sister, and…...

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Carol L. McGee

Carol Louise McGee also affectionately known as “Poolu” the youngest of four children of Charles and Henrietta Robinson was born in Cheraw, SC on January 3, 1942. She peacefully departed this life on December 20, 2023 after a period of illness. Carol was educated in the Washington DC area. She attended Eastern High School, and upon graduation worked as a nurse’s aide while completing her Bachelor’s Degree at the District of Columbia Teachers College in…...

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Charles Frankie Moore

Remembering Charles Frankie Moore (Also Known as “Tommie Brown”) January 22, 1971 – December 8, 2023 It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Charles Frankie Moore, fondly known as “Tommie Brown.” He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and dear friend to many. Charles left this world on December 8, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Born on January 22, 1971, Charles was married to Cynthia Thomas, who stood by…...

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Robert H. Lomax

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