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Elaine Farmer

Jan 03, 1952 - Dec 03, 2023

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Portsmouth, VA

January 3, 1952 - December 3, 2023 Viewing Sunday, December 10, 2023 1pm-5pm Corprew Funeral Home Chapel 1822 Portsmouth Blvd Portsmouth, VA 23704 Celebration of Life Monday, December 11, 2023 11AM United In Christ Church 1220 Cavalier Blvd Portsmouth, VA 23701 Final Restng Place Greenlawn Memorial Gardens

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Harry Alexander Sharpe, Jr.

Jun 22, 1938 - Feb 19, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

PORTSMOUTH—Harry Alexander Sharpe, Jr., age 85, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024, at his home. He was born on June 22, 1938, in Portsmouth, Va. to Harry A. Sharpe, Sr. and Lillian E. Bennett. Harry was a 1956 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956 -1960. Following his honorable discharge, he pursued a career as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration. He returned to Portsmouth in 1998 and married Marilyn H. Gooden, who was at his side when he took his final cruise into eternal life. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn H. Gooden-Sharpe; brother, Thomas Sharpe (Zeny); daughters Carol Von Garlem (Tom) and Mary Beth Gooden (Mary); sons Daniel Sharpe and Shawn Sharpe; two granddaughters; and 2 great-granddaughters. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 24, at Westhaven Baptist Church, 4900 Caroline Ave., Portsmouth. Condolences may be registered at BWFosterFuneralHome.com.

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Margaret Mary Kent Moore

May 21, 1929 - Feb 19, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

PORTSMOUTH- Margaret Mary Kent Moore, 94, a dedicated, selfless, and loving mother and friend died February 19, 2024. A native Albany, New York she was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Frank Moore, Sr.; daughters, Kathleen Hull and Carol Houchin; grandson, Larry M. Moore, Jr.; and parents, Timothy Kent and Jesse Johnson Kent.Survivors include her four sons, Harvey F. Moore, Jr., Larry M. Moore and wife Cindy, Daniel Moore and wife Susan, and Robert Moore, Sr. and wife Shae; brother, William Kent; 30 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her best friend, Amy Carpenter (Stan) and many other family members and friends.The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 PM Thursday evening at the Sturtevant Funeral Home Portsmouth Blvd Chapel.A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. A reception will follow at the Sturtevant Event Center.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or a charity of your choice.www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com

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Emanuel Roundtree, III

Feb 11, 1964 - Feb 14, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

On February 14, 2024, Emanuel Roundtree, III, affectionally known as Junnie, was called home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Junnie was born February 11, 1964 in Portsmouth, VA to Gloria Roundtree and the late Manuel Roundtree. Junnie attended Norfolk Public Schools and retired from Chesapeake Food Services. He was predeceased in death by his father, Manuel Roundtree. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Gloria; sisters LaTanya and Toy; daughters, Nastassia, Destiny and DeAsia; granddaughters Harmony and Melodi; niece Randall and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Junnie was a kind soul. He loved everyone he encountered, especially his babies. He loved crab legs, fried fish and chicken wings. His favorite pastime was watching wrestling on Tuesdays and Fridays, football on Sundays(he was a diehard Cowboys fan) and eating candy and watching daytime television with his mama. He also enjoyed cracking jokes with his favorite and only niece, Randall, whom he affectionally called “Mama Boo”. Although life will never be the same without Junnie, please take comfort in knowing that he fought a good fight and is no longer suffering.

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Doris May Gentilini

Sep 14, 1930 - Feb 16, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

Doris May Gentilini of Portsmouth, Virginia passed from this life into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on February 16, 2024 at the age of 93. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Charles D. Gentilini and her brother Leo Scott of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has three children: Michael Gentilini and wife Tina Gentilini, Don Gentilini and wife Rose Gentilini, and Maria Albrecht and husband Bill Albrecht. Grandma Doris as she was lovingly called, has six grandchildren; Geoffrey Gentilini and Deborah Gentilini McCann, Paul Gentilini and Michelle Gentilini Yuan, and Chad and Joshua Albrecht. She has fourteen great-grandchildren which she adored and kept up to date on each one.Doris worked for 30 years as an Obstetrician Registered Nurse with Dr. Mason Andrews at EVMS in Norfolk, Virginia and nothing brought her greater joy than to hold the new born babies! She was an active member for almost 50 years of the Portsmouth Pentecostal Holiness Church and Living Waters Christian Fellowship pastored by Rev. and Mrs. Nelson Fields whom she loved and admired.She will be greatly missed by her entire family. Her prayers for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live on throughout eternity. As the scripture says in Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants.”A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at 1 PM at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:30-8:00 PM. Burial will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk.Mom loved traveling behind the Iron Curtain to visit the persecuted Church. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider donating to Ukrainian orphans in memory of Doris Gentilini at https://bethellife.church/ukraine/ or to https://give.iphc.org/missionary/ron-and-sharon-wooten

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Nancy Creekmore Boyd

Dec 02, 1930 - Feb 16, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

Nancy Creekmore Boyd peacefully passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the age of 93. She was born on December 2, 1930, in Norfolk County (Portsmouth). Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles T. Boyd Jr., her parents, Walter N. Creekmore Sr. and Mary Matthews Creekmore, her brothers, Walter and Harvey Creekmore, and her sisters, Francis Creekmore Mertins and Lucille Creekmore Hutchinson.Nancy's roots were deeply intertwined with Portsmouth, where she was born and raised. She graduated from Churchland High School, and her journey led her through a diverse array of roles. Beyond being a devoted housewife and mother, she drove a school bus for Norfolk County during the 1950s and 1960s, providing service to Churchland High School, Churchland Academy, and Hodges Manor Elementary.Throughout her life, Nancy also held positions at Harden's Power Equipment and Metropolitan Insurance in Portsmouth, as well as the Green House Antique Shops in Ruckersville, Virginia. Her commitment to community and connection was evident in her membership at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, and the Beasley Senior Center in Portsmouth. Nancy was also a cofounder and active participant in the Elizabeth River Good Sam’s RV Club. She also regularly attended worship services provided by St. Christpher’s Episcopal Church while living at Harmony at Harbourview.She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Boyd Franco, and her husband Julian of Pagosa Springs CO; her son, Charles T. Boyd III, and his wife Susan. Nancy's legacy continues through her four grandchildren: Cynthia Franco, Anna Dennis, Joseph Franco, and Brandon Boyd. Her influence has extended to eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-granddaughters.A funeral service to honor Nancy's life will be held at 1 PM Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Faith Lutheran Church, Suffolk VA 23435 by Pastor Eric Feig. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel on Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Nancy's memory.Memories and condolences can also be shared at www.SturtevantFuneralHome.comNancy Creekmore Boyd's life was marked by her commitment to family, community, and a vibrant spirit that will be cherished in the hearts of all who knew her.

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Mary Magdaline Raynor

Feb 27, 1932 - Feb 14, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

Mary Magdaline Raynor 91. A retired Home HealthAide, died on February 14, 2024.Mrs. Raynor was a resident of Portsmouth Virginia and she enjoyed being around people, cooking, traveling and witnessing about her faith to others. She was a faithful member of her church Faith Deliverance Christian Center for almost 37 years, where she served on various committees.Mary is preceded in death by her loving parents, Junious and Doshie Mae Gray, her husband Leon, 4 brothers (George, Josephus, James, and Charles Gray), and one sister Shirley Gray.Mary the eldest of 9 children now leaves to celebrate her life …..her surviving siblings, Claude (Francis) Gray, (Lewiston, N.C), Calvin Gray, (Rich Square, N.C.) and Jessica Thom (Englewood, New Jersey) and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, church family and dear friends.

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Betty Richey Pulliam

Aug 18, 1962 - Jan 31, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

"Betty Richey Pulliam, 61, of Portsmouth, Virginia, passed away surrounded by her family on January 31, 2024. Betty was born to William and Marguerite Richey on August 18, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Marguerite Richey, her children Victoria Pulliam (Mike Brock), James Pulliam Jr (Diantha Pulliam), and step daughter Carla Flynn (Sean Flynn), the father of her children James Pulliam Sr, her grandchildren, Emma, Kylie, Aden, Alex, Adam, Dezyah, Dionte, Davion, Andrew, along with her five sisters, Dorothy Baily, Bobbie Moser, Marguerite Redwine, Claudia Javins, Rosie Preheim, and many nieces and nephews. Betty always put everyone first before herself and loved everyone. Betty left wonderful memories and will be dearly missed by those who loved her."

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Jimmy Don Stonecipher

Jun 16, 1964 - Feb 06, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

Jimmy Don Stonecipher, affectionately known as “Jim”, residing in Virginia Beach, peacefully passed away on February 6, 2024, at the US Naval Hospital in Portsmouth. Jim was born on June 16, 1964, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ruby J. Day (Fisher) and Donald R. Stonecipher. On February 14, 1987, Jim married Paula Dunham of Barre, Vermont. At the time both were serving in the U.S. Navy and stationed in San Diego, California. Jim is survived by his wife Paula Stonecipher and sons Brian Stonecipher (New Port News), Marc Stonecipher (Virginia Beach) and daughter Chelsea Stonecipher (Virginia Beach). He is also survived by his mother Ruby Day (North Carolina), brothers Ernie Stonecipher and wife Brandi (North Carolina), Marty Stonecipher and wife Aimee (Colorado) and stepbrother Rusty Day and wife Lynnell (Texas), step sister Deeann Cook and husband Ricky (Texas) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. He was pre-deceased by his father Donald R. Stonecipher, his stepfather Norman (Dusty) Day and his mother in-law Jeannine Dunham. Jim proudly served his country as a dedicated member of the United States Navy for 20 years. Following his retirement from the military in 2002, he remained in the communications field, where he spent the next 22 years working with Allied Technology Group (ATG), which later converged with ManTech International. His dedication to his work was evident in his unwavering commitment and strong work ethic throughout his career. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, boating, camping and he was an avid Ham Radio enthusiast.

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Jerry Lee Sims

Sep 14, 1941 - Feb 06, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

PORTSMOUTH- Jerry Lee Sims, 82, died February 6, 2024. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he grew up in Philadelphia. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Sims; four children, Terry Perry, Bonita Hillman, Charmagne Sims and Avonda Sims; parents, Eugene Sims and Mozelle Sims; three sisters and one brother. He was a retired U.S. Army sergeant. He was also an ordained minister.Jerry is survived by his two daughters, Katrina A. Barfield (Tyrone) and Karin Michelle Pittmon; two sons, David Joel Sims (Jennifer) and Joseph Daniel Sims (Stacey); sister, Wilhelmina Smith; brother, Kenneth Sims (Sherry); 26 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.A visitation will be held from 5-6:30 PM Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Sturtevant Funeral Home Portsmouth Blvd Chapel.www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com

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Alfred Benjamin Elliott

May 01, 1956 - Feb 01, 2024

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Portsmouth, VA

Alfred Benjamin Elliott, known as Al, was born to the late Clarence Brenville Elliott, Sr., and Hortense Bell on May 1, 1956, in New York. Alfred moved to Nassau Bahamas at a very young age where his aunt, Maria Forbes (now deceased), raised him. He attended Western Junior School followed by Western Senior School, where he excelled in all subjects. He then went on to St. Augustine College (SAC) where he enjoyed singing in the school Chorus. After graduating from SAC, Alfred returned to New York to live with his father and older siblings. He went to college out of state and in 1974; he served sometime in the Navy. Upon leaving the military, Alfred went on to work at Self Help Organization in Manhattan. Alfred enjoyed and loved spending time with his sisters and cousins, always the life of the party. Another root of Alfred’s happiness was his wife and son. Alfred left everything behind in New York and moved to Portsmouth VA, saying to his siblings, “I have a son so I’m out of here guys”. He was a proud and loving father, which brought him much joy. He married his sweetheart, Mary Lee Riddick, and together raised their precious and beautiful son. In addition to spending time with Mary Lee and Terhan, Alfred loved playing with their three dogs; Bobo, Fefe, and Coco as they jumped up and down on Alfred while he worked on crossword puzzles especially Sudoku, which he loved. At other times, you would find Alfred at home watching football or basketball. He and his son Terhan spent many times together watching sports and competing in their BBQ skills which Alfred loved to do on weekends. Alfred held numerous positions including the Volvo plant assembly line before moving on to work at the City of Portsmouth Waste Water Treatment Plan. Before retirement, Alfred worked as a Landscaper and then maintenance supervisor at an apartment complex. Alfred fought a good fight here on earth, always staying positive throughout his illness. On February 1, 2024, Alfred died peacefully and went home to be with the Lord and Savior. He left a mark as witnessed by Bobby, one of the nursing staff who said of him, “It was such a privilege and honor to help care for your brother (Alfred). He was incredibly smart, funny, and charming. His memory lives on in our hearts forever.” Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, several siblings, and his son, Terhan. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Elliott; Siblings: Patricia Horsford, Mabel Elliott-Moultrie (Lee), Norma Elliott & Louise Boyd; Sisters-In Law: Ann Porter & Jean Brown; Brother-in-Law: Maurice, Douglas (Butch) & William (Shorty) Riddick; Nieces: Leonardette Ross, Mavis & Linda Sears, Amadi King & Verdell Porter; Nephews: Leonard Ross, Gerald Forbes, Father Deveraux King, Christopher Horsford; Cousins: Oswald Brown, Verona Missick (Ervin); Nicole Elliott, Jerome Elliott (Edris), Norbert Elliott (Angie), Jackie Gibson (Robert), Judy Dixon, Leslie, Stephen, Jeanette, Joan & Ethelyn Rolle. A host of other family and friends including; Earl Bastian, Calvin Terrence & wife, Alice Henderson, Duane Eason & wife, SAC class of 1972. A special thanks to the physicians and host of nursing staff, especially Bobby Snow & Darcy Torres of 5 floor South Stepdown unit at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

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