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Joyce Dejessie

Jan 01, 1952 - Nov 29, 2023

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Newport News, VA

Ms. Joyse E. Dejessie transitioned Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News VA. The family of Ms. Joyse Dejessie request, at this time your thoughts. The family of Ms. Joyce E. Dejessie has entrusted his final care to the staff of C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. Full obituary and service information will be available soon. To to the family or in memory of Ms. Joyce E. Dejessie, please

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George L. Bazemore, Jr.

Nov 28, 1951 - Jan 24, 2024

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Newport News, VA

George L. Bazemore, Jr. of Newport News, Virginia, fondly known to most as “G.L.” departed this world for his heavenly home on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. He was born November 28, 1951 to the late parents George Lawrence Bazemore, Sr. and Lillian Cherry Bazemore, both from Bertie County, North Carolina. George was the youngest of four children: Eldner B. Shepard, Sylvia Bazemore (deceased), and Karen B. Kee. George was baptized at Celestial Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia where he was a Cub Scout and later a Boy Scout. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools System. George was last employed at the Norfolk Naval Base prior to his long-term illness that left him disabled. He was very easy-going and well liked among his friends. A very capable dancer, he was light on his feet. He loved attending concerts and collecting percussion instruments. Left to cherish George’s memory and mourn their loss are his two loving sisters Eldner and Karen, brother-in-law Dr. William Shepard; nieces Melanie S. Porter, Esq. (Chris), Stephanie Shepard, Jovan K. Miree, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Chesapeake, Virginia on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 am. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF CONNECTIVITY ISSUES SHOULD BE PRESENT DURING THE LIVESTREAM, A RECORDING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AFTER THE SERVICE ENDS.

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James L. Spratley, Jr.

May 26, 1942 - Feb 10, 2024

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Newport News, VA

James L. Spratley, Jr.DEVOTED, LOVING, KINDJames Lloyd Spratley Jr., entered eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 10, 2024, while a patient at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. James, also known as "Jake" was born on May 26, 1942, to the late James Arthur Spratley Sr. and Sarah Lee Alston Spratley. He resided in Smithfield, Virginia, during his adolescent years. He lived in Nyack, New York most of his adult life, where he was employed with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as an Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician for over 30 years.He was a humble man with a kind and loving heart, he loved his family greatly. James was a devoted Saxophonist who played for Faith Temple Church Choirin Spring Valley New York. He loved the Lord and his church family. Studying the word of God with his friends meant a lot to him. It was through those fellowships that his faith and personal relationship with the Lord grew stronger. James loved taking spontaneous trips with his family to amusement parks, Rye Beach and Six Flags were his favorites. He was always clean cut and was a sharp dresser.He was predeceased by his daughters Paulette Spratley and Wanda Marie Spratley: his siblings, Ida Rose Spratley, Lillie Johnson and Sarah Ann Robinson; and brother Frank Lee. Spratley Sr., brother-in-law Smith Allen Robinson Jr. and a nephew Wendell Spratley.Remaining to cherish his memory and love are his children Jeanette Spratley (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania), Trina Spratley Brown (Toryanto) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nikki Nicole Spratley (Lawrenceville Georgia), a bonus son Greg Ingram (Smyrna, Georgia) and 2 bonus daughters, Michelle James (Willie) Opelika, Alabama, and Monique Chappell (Wilson, North Carolina);12 grandchildren, 16 great grands, and 1 great great grand; His siblings Sandra Banks, Eva Davis, and sister-in-law Linda Spratley, 2 special friends Floyd Spratley and Bob Robert Pinkston, along with a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.James fought the good fight of faith, he finished the race, he kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award him on that day, and not only to him but also to all who have longed for his appearing.( 2 Timothy 4:7-8).Through this journey he shared a special bond with his sister Sandra Banks and niece Sheena Spratley, who played a vital role in his caregiving. Also, special thanks to Fresenius Kidney Care and staff Smithfield, Virginia for all you’ve done for James over the years your services were appreciated.On Thursday, February 15, 2024 viewing will take place from 3-6pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. On Friday, February 16, 2024, a Celebration of Life will be held 11am at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Spratley family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Stephen Wayne Jackson

Mar 09, 1963 - Feb 27, 2024

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Newport News, VA

Stephen Wayne Jackson, known to many as Steve/Action Jackson peacefully passed away on February 27, 2024, at the age of 60 in Newport News, VA. He was born on March 9, 1963. Stephen was a food enthusiast who loved trying anything new in the culinary world. He had a fondness for music especially classic rock. In his leisure time, he enjoyed challenging his knowledge with Jeopardy!. He was also an avid Washington Redskins fan who enthusiastically followed their games. His favorite place in the world was the beach, where he found solace and peace. Stephen’s proudest accomplishments were his three daughters, Virginia Elizabeth Jackson , Stephanie Noel Jackson (Cole Jackson), and Kelsey Lynn Jackson, whom he cherished deeply. He is also survived by his sisters Cindy Moore (Rob Moore) and Sandra Foley, sister in law Karen Lunceford, his niece and nephew Kaitlyn and Michael Foley and great niece Sofia Foley. He is preceded in death by his mother Virginia Katherine Flair, his father Thomas Flair and his sister, Teresa Jackson. Also the love of his life Susan Nicolay. Stephen was known for his quick witted sarcasm and sense of humor, which endeared him to many. From his “Jello-Pudding” hellos to his “Bye-cycle” goodbyes, it is clear that he possessed a unique essence that touched the lives of those around him. Stephen Wayne Jackson will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace. Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 6:00 pm in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

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George E. King, Jr.

Died : Feb 28, 2024

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Newport News, VA

. passed on February 28, 2024. Viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th Street, Newport News, Va. 23607. A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Fannie Francis Williams

Nov 14, 1926 - Feb 23, 2024

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Newport News, VA

Miss Fannie Francis Wiliams was called home to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2024, at the James River Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newport News. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. John D. Williams & Mammie Williams; brothers, Robert Williams & John Williams; and sisters, Belle Johnson & Mary Williams. She was born in Cape Charles, Eastern Shore, VA on November 14, 1926. Her parents moved to the family house at 915 Old Buckroe Road in Hampton when Fannie was in the 2nd grade. She continued her schooling at Phoenix Elementary and Phoenix High School. After graduating she went to Philadelphia, PA to enroll in Business School. Fannie knew that Hampton was her home so she moved back to the family house. She began her work career at Sears & Roebuck, writing for the Journal & Guide Newspaper, was a typist for Hampton Institute College, and lastly working in the Adjunct General’s Office at the US Army TRADOC Fort Monroe for over 35 years retiring with honors. It was at Fort Monroe where she met and provided training for this young high schooler and musician, Reginald “Reggie” Fox. Fannie knew that there was something special about Reggie and adopted him as her son. Fannie faithfully attended his graduations, piano recitals, concerts, church services, and family gatherings. Fannie was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Hampton where she served as Interim Church Secretary and in the choir. Later she joined Queen Street Baptist Church where she participated in the choir, Sunday School, and served her community by visiting and sharing special Bible pamphlets. She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted 2nd cousin and caregiver, Delores Carter of Hampton; adopted son, Reggie Fox (Antonia and their sons, Joshua & Aaron) of Yorktown; nephew, Marcellus Cooney of Richmond; cousins, Audrey Benson, Eunice Nailing, Sharon Carter (her children Dexter, Marrio, & Curtisha), Melvin Carter, Jr. (Donna and their children, Melvin, III, Deonna, Shandrea), and other family & friends. To to the family or in memory of Fannie F. Williams, please

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James R. Cochran

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Newport News, VA

NEWPORT NEWS – James R. Cochran (Jimmy) died Sunday, February 25, 2024. He is preceded in death by his parents, Patricia Hanna Cochran and Dr. James R. Cochran; sister, Patricia James Cochran; and uncles, Rev. Don Michael Hanna, and John Alexander Hanna, Jr (Kathryn Hanna). He is survived by his daughters Kelsey Marie Cochran and Jeanenne Nichole Cochran; his grandson Jacob Sweatman; his sisters, Michele Agnes Cochran (Ben Weeks), Deirdre Moira Cochran, and Brigid Cochran-Parado (Randy); brother-in-law, Judd Barton; nephew, Michael Parado; niece, Hanna Parado; his dog Boatswain (“Boson”), as well as multiple cousins and close friends. Jim graduated from Warwick High School and the Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School. He was a member of the Apprentice Alumni Association and had served as president (2016-2017). He also actively participated in Habitat for Humanity for many years. Some of his hobbies included winning bullets in sailboat racing, golfing best ball with good friends, boating on the James River, and socializing out in town. While he was always good for a laugh, some good smack-talk, and a dose of heckling, Jim truly lit up the room with his infectious joy, generous spirit, mischievous grin, and a good word of appreciation. He will be remembered most for his determination, strong work ethic, thoughtfulness, and a keen ability to make others feel like family. The viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024 at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. The funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Newport News, with reception following at Warwick Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23508-5216. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown. “May the Road Rise to Meet You, May the Wind be Always at Your Back, May the Sun Shine Warm Upon Your Face, The Rains Fall Soft Upon Your Fields. And Until We Meet Again, May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand.”

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Robert Blair Aulich

Jul 24, 1956 - Feb 22, 2024

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Newport News, VA

Robert Blair Aulich, 67, of Newport News, passed away on February 22, 2024. Arrangements in care of Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News office.

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Drecen Michael Rawlison

Died : Feb 20, 2024

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Newport News, VA

Drecen Michael Rawlison, 9, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News. During his 9 years he was with us, he had so many difficulties and was such a fighter! Anywhere he went he would light up a room and it was such a joy to be in his presence. Drecen is survived by his parents Amber Beebe and Andre Rawlison; sister Jade Rawlison; and Grandparents Teresa Nichols, Stacey Rawlison, Mark Pritchett and Jerry Beebe. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, February 29 at 10:00 a.m., burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home © Copyright 2023

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Mr. Herman L. Daniel

Died : Feb 22, 2024

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Newport News, VA

Mr. Herman L. Daniel departed this life on Thursday, February 22, 2024. A full obituary will be posted soon. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Bette F. Goodwin

May 09, 1925 - Feb 09, 2024

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Newport News, VA

Bette F. Goodwin, 98, of Newport News, passed away on February 9, 2024. Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Riverside Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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