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Milton Holloway Sr

May 06, 1940 - Nov 28, 2023

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Norfolk, VA

Milton Holloway Sr entered into eternal rest on November 28, 2023. Milton was born on May 6, 1940, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Roland Holloway and Lena Barrington-Holloway. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. He had an unwavering zest for life, reveling in every opportunity to have fun and enjoy a good party. Before his health declined, Milton loved working outside, nurturing plants from seedings to full-grown vegetables and flowers. He also held a deep passion for his bel...Read More

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Audrey M. Esposito

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Wife, mother, grandmother, educator, community partner, and friend Audrey M. Esposito has died of natural causes. Her Earthly transition happened peacefully in Norfolk, VA February 25, 2024. Audrey would have been 83 in March and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sal. She leaves behind a huge legacy of love and learning that will celebrated by her three daughters and their families as well as a host of other relatives, friends, former students, neighbors, and colleagues. Plans for Audrey’s memorial at All Saints Church are pending at this time – as is the full obituary. Please visit for updated information and to leave a condolences to be shared with the family.

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Nancy Amanda Meiggs Loessin

Mar 13, 1936 - Jan 20, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Nancy Amanda Meiggs Loessin died on January 20, 2024. She was born on March 13, 1936, in her grandmother’s home in Cradock, VA. Everyone brought jonquils and she was forever known as The Jonquil Babe. Amanda grew up in Moyock, NC, and Cradock, VA, where she graduated in 1954 in the last class in the original high school building. During her high school years, she began her theatrical life as she performed on stage and radio in school. She began her college career as a theater major at Woman’s College UNC Greensboro and later transferred to UNC Chapel Hill where she continued her work on stage and university television productions. Upon graduation in 1958, she was hired by the Durham Star Theater and played several roles before moving to New York City. After a serious illness, she returned to UNC Chapel Hill where she taught, performed, and received a master’s degree. In 1967, she was hired by East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, as an artist-in-residence for the theater department and there met her husband, Edgar Ray Loessin. Edgar and Amanda worked, loved, laughed, and danced together during their 43 years of marriage. She continued to perform and teach as needed over the next 23 years. While in Greenville, she cared for her parents, volunteered as an observer for the League of Women Voters, and served on the first city commission for recycling. In 1992, Amanda and Edgar moved to Norfolk, VA, where they continued to support the arts, travel, and enjoy their cottage in Kitty Hawk, NC. They moved to Harbor’s Edge Retirement Community in 2007. Amanda is preceded in death by her parents George and Nancy Meiggs, her brother George R. Meiggs, and her husband Edgar Ray Loessin. She is survived by her sister Catherine Elizabeth Rose of Gettysburg, PA, brother-in-law Larry Loessin and wife Henri Jean of Pearland, TX, numerous nephews and nieces, friends, and beloved students.

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Daniel Painter

Aug 31, 1961 - Feb 23, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

NorfolkDaniel Painter was born in Norfolk VA on August 31st, 1961 the youngest of six children. He passed peacefully at the age of 62 on Friday February 23rd surrounded by his children, siblings, and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Billy and Martha Painter and his brother Page.Daniel is survived by his daughters Brooke Stephenson (husband Matt) and Natalie Painter, his son Daniel Painter Jr. (wife Chelsea), three grandchildren Brodey, Chase, and Emberlyn, his siblings Patsy, Dixie, James, and Randy, ten nieces and nephews and his fur baby Charles the Lion Dog.Daniel worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad for many years out of high school. After leaving Norfolk Southern he opened Daniels Garden Center on Colley Avenue. He was an avid ODU fan and a larger than life personality that touched many lives and left many stories.Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1:00pm in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.. A reception to continue to celebrate his life will follow the memorial service at The Norfolk Yacht and Country Club from 2-5.“My wild spirit is my deepest truth, my greatest expression, and my highest love. It cannot be contained. It defies rules and explanations and logic. I embrace my untamed spirit and unleash him into a world that is meant to be filled with joy and love and laughter.”In the words of Danny Ray “Happiest man in America you big dummy!”In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Norfolk SPCA. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com

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Stephen H. Lambert

Aug 09, 1957 - Feb 20, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Stephen H. Lambert, 66, of Norfolk, VA, peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on February 20, 2024, to be reunited with his father, Howard A. Lambert, mother, Betty A. Lambert, and sister, Debra L. Grudzinski.Steve worked in the soft drink and beverage industry for over 35 years and was a man of many talents. He was a kind and loving soul who never met a stranger and knew someone everywhere he went. Those closest to him were well aware of his love of John Wayne, woodworking, and especially, cooking. Steve showed his love for his family and friends through his warm, fun-loving personality and his cooking. He could always be found firing up the grill in his “Outback,” watching sports, enjoying one of his favorite movies, or jamming to music such as Elvis Presley, the Gap Band, and Dire Straits.Left to cherish Steve’s memory are his wife, Ann; daughter, Melissa (Angie) Potter; nephew, Dennis Grudzinski; nieces, Christina Byrd and Heather Davenport; and his beloved dog, Brody.A memorial service will take place at 11 am on March 16, 2024, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Attire for service is casual.

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Arthella Gardner DeBerry

Nov 29, 1929 - Feb 17, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Arthella Gardner DeBerry, 94, lovingly known by many as “Gran”/ “Gan”, left for her eternal home on Saturday, February 17, 2024. She was born on November 29, 1929, in Princess Anne County to the late Charlie Gardner, Sr. and the late Clara Gatlin Gardner. She had three brothers and four sisters. She was educated in the public schools of Princess Anne County where she was graduated from Princess Anne County Training School in 1949. She trained and was certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Arthella’s entire career was centered around caring for others. She worked as a CNA for many years in maternity at DePaul Hospital, Norfolk, VA, and retired from the former Norfolk Community Hospital, Norfolk, VA. After retirement, she worked for the Chesapeake School system, where she enjoyed interacting with the children and met her dear friend, Aretha Cherry. On August 22, 1949, Arthella married Clarence DeBerry. Five daughters were born from this union. Arthella accepted Christ as a young woman and was a longtime, active member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA until her health failed. She loved her Pastor and her church. For years, she served in the Gayner-Forman Nurses’ Unit and choir ministries, and was a devoted Sunday School member. Loved by so many because she cared for so many, Arthella was sweet, kind, mild mannered and welcoming. She didn’t have much to give monetarily, but she did give a lifetime of lessons, love, and memories. Her passion for spending time with her girls and grands gave her an excuse for travel, which was a favorite pastime. Arthella enjoyed entertaining and socializing. She loved dancing so much that she eagerly participated in dance contests during high school and, at times, even won. She enjoyed singing, whether in the church choir or for fun with her girls. She was the neighborhood horticulturist. Her beautiful flowers were admired by neighbors as well as passers-by. Good food was a big thing for her, and she was a great cook. Her specialties included sweet potato pies, yeast rolls, and tomato pudding. But “Queen City” food was what she enjoyed most of all. She loved all things Queen City, all family, and friends. She was a Queen City Girl. It was her favorite place to hang out. Like her sisters, she loved clothes and dressing for a themed event. Her greatest adventures and biggest laughs happened when she was hanging out with her sisters. She truly missed those times. Arthella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence DeBerry; a daughter, Toni Denise DeBerry; three brothers, Charlie Gardner, Jr., Anderson Gardner, and George “Buddy” Gardner. Three sisters, Ardell Gardner Smith, Vassie Gardner Foreman, and Sarah Gardner Nichols also preceded her in death. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, four loving and supportive daughters including Cassandra DeBerry Jubilee (Charlie) of Chesapeake, VA, Gail DeBerry Rhedrick (Herbert, Jr.), of Charlotte, NC, Robin DeBerry Woodard of Virginia Beach, VA, and Clarencine Maria DeBerry of Chesapeake, VA; two bonus daughters, Claudia DeBerry Stith, and Rosemary Perkins Smith; son-in-law, Dion Woodard; grandchildren: Wynter Jubilee Blanks, Kory Jubilee, Kary Jubilee, Mya Hart Kelley (Derek), Kristin R. Williams (Tommy), Herbert (Trey) Rhedrick, III, Tiehra Woodard Springer (Johnathan), Kaylah Woodard, Justin Woodard, Kolbey Woodard, Kia Jubilee, Lucy Jubilee, and Rebecca Stith Elam; great-grandchildren: Ayana Blanks, William Blanks, Jr, Kanai Blanks, Jaden Kelley, McKenna Kelley, Korynn Jubilee, Kyla Jubilee, Zina Belbel, Kellen Jubilee, Kiera Jubilee, Jacob Williams, Nicholas Williams, Jailah Springer, Jade Springer, and Tiegan Springer; one sister, Elsie Gardner Wright; dear friends: Aretha Cherry and Emma Moses; and a host of loving and supportive nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Vernon L. Riddick

Apr 14, 1952 - Feb 25, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1 Mr. Vernon L. Riddick transitioned from this earthly dwelling to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 25, 2024.Service is pending. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Vernon Riddick, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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John Roosevelt Wade

Oct 11, 1935 - Feb 26, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Sedley - John Roosevelt Wade passed away early Monday morning, February 26, 2024 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by his family. As he passed from his life into the loving embrace of his Lord and Savior, we find comfort in knowing that he has been welcomed into his everlasting home in Heaven. Though he is no longer with us in body, his presence will forever reside in our hearts and minds. Born October 11, 1935 in Southampton County, he was a son of the late Samuel R. Wade and Elma Newsome Smith. He is survived by his wife, Edna Branche Wade; daughter, Sheron W. Ross (Cleon); son, John Randolph “Randy” Wade, Sr. (Janet); grandchildren, Jamie W. Elliott (Ralph), Wade Williams (Jessica), Jalyn R. Wade and John R. Wade, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ralphel “Ralphie” Elliott III, Madelyn R. Elliott, Isaiah A. Elliott, Emaline R. Williams and Cooper J. Williams; and sister, Sylvia Henson (Fred). He was preceded in his death by his brother, William “Billy” R. Wade. John was a long-time member of Sedley Baptist Church. He attended Courtland High School and after high school, he met his wife and they were married in December of 1958. John and Edna were married for 65 years. He farmed for many years and worked for Burgess Trucking until he retired in 2005. John enjoyed mechanical work and gardening. He was a caring and loving son, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and husband.A Funeral Service will be held at 2PM Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Foreman officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home and suggests that memorial donations be made to Sedley Baptist Church, Sedley Fire Department, or Rosemont Cemetery.www.wrightfuneralhome.org

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Marie Harris Harrell

Aug 04, 1940 - Feb 20, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Marie Harris Harrell, born in 1940, entered into eternal rest on February 20, 2024, at Sentara Leigh Hospital. Marie was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, the firstborn of eight to Gilbert Harris, Sr. and Rosa Harris. Marie was a member of Booker T. Washington’s class of 1958. Marie was committed to education and after many years, returned to Norfolk State University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1999. Marie was hardworking and worked in many different fields for a variety of companies, retiring from the Norfolk Naval Base in 2007. One of Marie’s many loves was bowling, she belonged to a number of bowling leagues where she excelled. Marie also belonged to a number of community and social organizations, including the Les Superbs and the Tri-City Tours. Marie leaves to mourn her passing, her three children, William E. Harrell, Jr., of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Tina Marie Smith [Charles] of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Eric M. Harrell of Alexandria, Virginia. Marie has seven grandchildren, Daniel, Shawn, Tasha, Charles, III, Mason, Paige and Kyra. Three great grandchildren, Shawn Jr., Ky’Del, and Bri’Shay. Her faithful and trustworthy friend, Otelia Cherry (Sack), who was a second mother to her kids and became a part of the family. She has seven siblings, Lawrence Harris, Sr., Rita Keels, Gilbert, Harris, Jr., Alfonzo Harris, Gwendolyn Seawood, Mary Miller, and Curtis Harris, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends Sandra Fenner and Ernest Jones.

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Carl Maynor

Nov 12, 1941 - Feb 22, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Carl Maynor, 82, passed away on Feb 22, 2024 in his home. He was the son of the late Martha and Make Maynor. He had a warm smile, a big heart, and loved fishing. He was an active member of his church, involved in the Tidewater Emmaus Community and The Promise Keepers. He medically retired from the US Navy where he earned the Vietnam Veteran Campaign Medal, Two Good Conduct Awards, National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Upon his retirement from the US Navy he then went to work with the Naval Station Norfolk Police Department.He is survived by his wife, Barbara Maynor; children, Richard Maynor, Teresa Maynor Rowe and her husband John; grandchildren, Michelle Thomas and her husband Brandon, Michael Maynor and his wife Brandy, Tyler Rowe, Khai Saboski; great grandchildren, Zachary Thomas, Sophia Maynor, Rylee Maynor; sister, Martha Ann Locklear; brothers, Harvey Maynor, Frankie Maynor; along with many nieces and nephews that he loved very much. He had a deep love for his family and friends.A memorial service will be held 2pm, Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 at CrossRoads Church in Norfolk, VA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CrossRoads Church, 1127 Surrey Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23508. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

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Bernie Semel

Died : Feb 22, 2024

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Norfolk, VA

Bernie Semel, 73, died Thursday, 2/22/2024. Predeceased by parents Margaret (Jimmie) Semel and Sidney Semel, he is survived by sisters Judy Rohn (Reuven) and Debbie Evans (Mark); niece, Karen Alpert (Avi) and their children, Avital and Eliav; ex-wife Tricia Pummill, stepson David Smith and step-grandson, Benjamin.Bernie attended Granby High and VCU. He worked as an independent businessman in Norfolk, NY, FL and San Diego, mainly in Screen Printing; but his main focus was his love of family and Judo. He was particularly proud of serving as a referee at the Atlanta Olympics. In San Diego, he was a long time member of Ohr Shalom Synagogue, at one time serving as VP.A graveside service will be held 12:00 noon Monday February 26, 2024 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to EVMS Lawrence J. Goodrich Institute for Integrated Neuro Health or a charity of choice. Shiva at Judy’s. Due to the film festival, public minyanim will be held Tuesday, 2/27 and Thursday, 2/29, at 7:15p.m.; and Sunday morning, 3/3, at 10:00a.m.The family is grateful for the care he received at Beth Sholom Village and MHC. 

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