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Josephine Preedy

Nov 18, 1945 - Dec 01, 2023

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Suffolk, VA

CHESAPEAKE - Josephine Ramsey Preedy, 78, of 2725 Lake Ridge Crossing went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 24, 2023. She was born on November 18, 1945 in Manchester, Kentucky to the late Millard Robinson and Julia Jones Ramsey. She worked for IBM in Kentucky in her youth then worked for many years as a meat merchandiser for Farm Fresh Stores. She later retired from QVC. Josephine was a talented musician who played piano by ear and sang at Greenbriar Presbyterian Church where her father w...Read More

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Nina Faye Harrell Askew

Jan 07, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

On February 18, 2024, Nina Faye Harrell Askew lost her battle with breast cancer. Faye was born on January 7, 1946 to the late Raleigh and Nettie Harrell in Ahoskie, NC. She was the ninth of eleven children. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 53 years, Foy “Strawberry” Askew, and her daughter, Deborah. Faye married Foy in 1964 and they moved to Suffolk in 1966. She began her professional career at Planters Peanuts, then on to Starky-Matthews (later known as Tidewater Wholesalers), Virginia Peanut and finally for the last 30 years she loved working for the Western Tidewater Community Services Board. She was active in many community events and was always the first to volunteer. In 1968 she began bowling on a Tuesday night duckpin league and from those Tuesday nights she developed many lifelong friendships. She was always the first to support her kids, siblings, nieces, nephews, neighbors, and all of her friends in all of their endeavors, always there at the game with her cow bell, school colors and the loudest voice in the stands. The one thing that Faye loved was being at the center of the room in the middle of or most of the time leading the fun and creating laughter in the room. No one loved to have fun more than Faye. She has been leading the Harrell family for years by taking on the roles of organizer, communicator, caregiver and countless other roles to her mother and many of her siblings in their time of need. She always wanted to make sure that each generation stayed connected to the next. When anyone had a question about when something happened, what date was anyone’s birthday or place and time of any event the answer was always “Go ask Faye”. She was the encyclopedia of our family. Faye is survived by her son, David Askew (Joanne Wunderlich), and daughter, Dianne Telford (Luke); grandchildren, Chloe Tschudy (Jacob), Ethan Telford (Katie Tolliver), Paisleigh Pelot (Andrew), Keegan Telford, Joseph Askew, and Claire Askew; great grandchildren, Olivia, Brielle, Caleb, Dahvie, and Jackson; and sisters, Lucy Paul and Eleanor Runfola. There are a ton of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews that loved them some Faye. Faye's celebration of life service will be 2:00p, Friday, February 23, 2024 at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Rich Meiser officiating. Visitation will be from 7-8:00p, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the funeral home. We would like to thank the staff of Sentara Obici Hospital for how well she was cared for. The teams on 1 North, Step Down, 1 South, and 3 North, along with the Care team provided an excellent level of care. Thank you to Virginia Oncology for the added years we had after her initial diagnosis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Boy Scout Troop 1 – Suffolk, VA and The American Cancer Society. As the saying goes: Faye has left the building!

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Milford Duaine Ott, Jr.

Jan 09, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Milford Duaine Ott, Jr., 90, passed away at home on Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was the son of the late, Milford D. Ott, Sr. and Dorothy Logan Ott. Duaine is also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Ott and brother, William Warren Ott.Duaine enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time. He also liked working in the yard and tending to his garden every year.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet Lamm Ott; sons, William Warren Ott and Ted Ott (Josefina); stepdaughters, Patty Lambeth (Don), Estelle Hodges (Steve), and Lisa Sampson (Steve); grandchildren, Duaine, Samantha, Jose, Marissa, Luke, Wayne, Christie, Melissa, Michelle, Megan, and Eric; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Francesca, Presley, Jackson, Julian, Valarie, Brooke, Madison, Savannah, and Cheyenne; sisters, Lois Poff and Laquiata Flenner; and brother, Earl Ott.A funeral service will be on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 12:30 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Suffolk Chapel with burial to follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6-7:30 PM at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be registered online at RWBakerFH.com.

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Margaret R. Woods

Feb 16, 1929 - Feb 18, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Margaret R. Woods died Sunday, February 18, 2024 of a stroke. She was predeceased by her parents, Antoni and Mary Terhaar; husbands, Claude and William; daughter, Jean; and 4 siblings.Margaret is survived by her children, Larry, and Diane (Tom); 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Her final resting place will be in Prescott, Arizona. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Dr. John "Jack" Lyle

Mar 29, 1951 - Feb 18, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. John “Jack” Lyle on February 18, 2024 in Suffolk, Virginia. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1951, Jack enjoyed ice skating at the Lloyd Centre as a young boy. He spent his high school years running cross country at Grant High School when he was not repairing the Lyle brothers’ collection of Fiat cars, which required regular trips to the junkyard. Jack developed an interest in science early and was awarded the high school Physics award. He enrolled at the University of Oregon where he focused his energies on premedical studies as much as one could during the late 1960’s and early 70’s residing in a fraternity-like cooperative, the Campbell Club. He also found time to explore interests such as sculpture, music, and sailing. Most importantly, he started dating the love of his life, Carol, known since childhood, with whom he would share the rest of his journey. He stayed in Portland for medical school and ultimately chose to pursue his passion for head and neck surgery at the University of Virginia. During this time, they welcomed two sons and settled in Suffolk. Dr. Lyle served the Hampton Roads community as the President of Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates of Tidewater over many years. Members have said he was a lively contributor to the Suffolk Rotary Club. Dr. Lyle was also a long-time member and served as President of the Tri County Medical Society. He enjoyed sailing in the York River with his family and later roaming his Duchal farm acreage near Franklin. A man of many skills, he taught himself to play the bagpipes, which were frequently requested for public events, including his son’s own wedding. Despite fighting dementia in his final years, he will forever be remembered as a great father, an enthusiastic story teller, compassionate physician, and loving husband. He is predeceased by his parents; James Lyle and Joan Stinnett; and brother, Jerry. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carol; sons, Patrick Lyle (wife Amy), and Dr. Scott Lyle (wife Ngan); granddaughters, Kara and Allison; grandsons, Sean and Thomas; brother, Jim; and sister, Judy. The family is grateful for the care and support of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Hightower. Services will be private.

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Karen Michelle Chambers

Apr 01, 1972 - Feb 13, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Karen Michelle Chambers, age 51, of Suffolk, Virginia, passed away on February 13, 2024. She was born on April 1, 1972, in Falls Church, Virginia. She was a graduate of Manor High School.Karen had a love for cooking, Star Wars, Charmed, and everything Harry Potter.She is survived by her sister, Denita Renee Schneider, brother-in-law, Jerald Schneider, II, niece, Courtney N. Yocum, nephews, Jerald Schneider, III and Thomas W. Schneider; and her longtime partner, Phillip Mason and his daughter, Caitlyn Woodby.She was preceded in death by her father, Orvel L. Chambers, and her mother, Linda W. Chambers.A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Sturtevant Funeral Home Portsmouth Blvd Chapel.Please join us in keeping Karen's loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com

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Thomas Wayne King

Jun 16, 1955 - Feb 14, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Thomas Wayne King, 68, of Suffolk, VA passed away February 14, 2024. He was the son of the late, Thomas and Dorothy Beale King.Wayne was a dedicated meat cutter at numerous stores, where his customers would request him by name. He was always friendly and would start a conversation with anyone. His door was open to any and all because he loved people and to care for others. Wayne had a fun personality and could get anyone to smile. Wayne’s favorite hobbies included fishing and being a talented drummer in a band.Wayne is survived by his sister, Deborah K. Coppola (Paul); brother, Michael B. King (Sandy); stepchildren and their families, David King, Christina Glover, Carrie King, and Christopher Hodges; nieces, Michelle and Megan King; nephews, Troy Sing (Amy) and Brandon Sing (Crystal); great niece and nephews, Caitlin, Connor, and Tucker Sing.A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11 AM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Suffolk Chapel. Family will receive friends Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be posted at RWBakerFH.com.

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Brenda L. Barnes

Aug 18, 1960 - Feb 10, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Brenda L. Barnes, of Suffolk VA, born August 18, 1960, passed away on Saturday, February 10,2024. She was the daughter of Effie L. Barnes and the late Floyd T. Barnes. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ricky, Lloyd, Lenbyrd, Larry”Fuddy”, Johnny Ray, Jeffery, and Floyd Jr. “Guy”and her sister Della.Brenda leaves to cherish her memory her three sons, Larenzo Barnes, Demetrus Barnes and Jamar Smith; beloved mother, Effie Barnes; sisters, Sarah Hawk, Gloria Barnes Jenette Mucker(Edward); brothers Thomas Lee Barnes(Shireen), Dale Barnes(Brenda), and Quinton Barnes(LaShawn); grandchildren Alexus Harris, Alaysha Harris, Davonte Mizell, Jonaisha Knight- Quent, Jada Barnes, Jamani Copeland, Larenzo Barnes, Demetrus Jeff Barnes, Cameron Demetrus Darden, Capri Arnae Darden, Osiris O'Shea Barnes and Great Grandchildren Kashaun Flythe, Kaia Mizell, Ha’saan White, A’ Raya Harris, Nhaz Darden Greene, Nore Darden Greene and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends. Brenda lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and loved to shop until she drop. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. Despite the hardships in her last years Brenda held on to life and treasured it with grace and grit. One thing she always said was “I’m a mess, A whole mess, but I’m gonna be ok!” We will miss our beloved Brenda. Col. 2:5 says “For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” As we say goodbye we will strive to continue in life without her continuing to love one another and Seek Christ, for he is the way, the truth, and the life John 14:6.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Brenda L. Barnes, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Gail Ellen Patty Gentry

Aug 13, 1960 - Feb 11, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Gail Ellen Patty Gentry, 63, passed away February 11, 2024. She was born in St. Mary’s County, MD the daughter of the late Will Turner Patty and Ocey Mae McClenney Patty. Ellen worked for over 20 years as the deli clerk at Whaleyville Food Mart. She never met a stranger and enjoyed good conversation and serving others. Ellen is survived by her husband of 25 years, Michael Gentry, Jr.; daughter, Diana Jo King and husband, James King; grandchildren, William, Garrison, Aaron Paul, Micah, Ya’el, and Christopher; siblings, Bonny, Darlene, Elaine, Beverly, Carolina, Nellie, Gene, Wayne, and Ron; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.

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Adalynn Mae Hackley

Jan 30, 2024 - Feb 10, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Our sweet little angel, Adalynn Mae Hackley, came into this world too soon and was taken too soon. She was born on January 30, 2024 and went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2024 where she was greeted in Heaven by her paternal grandfather, Thomas J. Hackley.She is survived by her parents, Lucas and Chianne Hackley; maternal grandparents, James “Chris” Sheppard and Andria Sheppard; and paternal grandmother, Jenine Layton.A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 – 7 PM.In honor of Adalynn, please wear pastels or bright colors to brighten the day.Condolences may be made to the family online at www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com

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Clara Jane Ellis

Nov 20, 1933 - Feb 11, 2024

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Suffolk, VA

Clara “Jane” Ellis, 90, passed peacefully, February 11, 2024, with family present. A native of Catawissa, PA, she was the widow of Walter B. Ellis. Jane was a retired bookkeeper with Frank’s Trucking Center. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, loved her family dearly, and enjoyed cooking and baking for all their gatherings.Jane is survived by her son, Chuck George and wife Suzan; daughter, Debbie Baugham and husband Gary; sister, Kathleen Getty and husband Ned and their children, Corey Getty his wife Marrianne, Wendy Potter and her husband Mark; brother, Bob Getkin; grandchildren, Ricky Baugham and wife Luci, Jenny McClenny and husband Tyson; granddaughter-in-law, Carrie Wade her husband Mike; grandson-in-law, Jason Merritt; three great-grandchildren, Liam and Lydia Baugham and the newest addition, Mavrick McClenny; and six step-great-grandchildren, Michael Jr., Jacob and David Wade, Jason Jr., and Joel and Jordyn Merritt.The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel on Thursday from 6-7:30 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, at 1 PM at Central Baptist Church, 1200 Hodges Ferry Road, Portsmouth. The burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.Contributions may be sent to Central Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

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