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Barbara Costin

Barbara Ann Costin (Wilson)

Wednesday, October 10th, 1945 - Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Barbara Ann Costin was called home on March 21, 2019. She was born October 10, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the oldest of nine. Barbara was preceded in death by her mother Benice McKnight and father Leroy Miller, ex-husband William Costin, sister Ella, brothers Albert and Michael and brothers-in-law O.V. and Stanley.
She graduated I. C. Norcom High School located in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1964. Barbara studied business administration at Norfolk State University. She last worked as a secretary for the Longshoreman. Barbara was also a dedicated, active and loved member of Holy Jerusalem, Church of God In Christ.

She leaves to treasure her memories two children: Kim and Kolin and three grandchildren Tia, BJ and Kim, stepfather Elder John McKnight sisters Carolyn, Velma, Sylvia, Arthur (Denise) and Robin, brother in-law Michael and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Barbara was affectionately known by those who love her as Shouting Barbara (in church), the Kissing Bandit and Ms. MSNBC, she could tell you what was going on in the news play-by-play. She loved God, her family, friends and people in general; praying for all by name (if known) on her knees every morning.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, March 29th, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 12:30pm
    Grand Affairs
    2036 Pleasure House Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
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    Celebration of Life Service


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Delores B. Clemons

Posted at 12:40pm
I pray and am confident that God will heal your broken hearts in a way that only He can do. I saw Barbara less than two months ago and she looked healthy and beautiful. Thank God that I was blessed to see her genuine smile and got to exchange a hug with her at that time. Thank God that she was saved and lived her life in accordance to His will for her. To know her was a privilege and I thank God that He put her in my life. Love and encouragement to the entire family. Delores Clemons❤️

Shannon Yearling-Young

Posted at 07:30am
I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me... God wanted me now, he set me free.
We will miss you much Ms. Barbara
Shannon and Eric Young

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Posted at 03:14pm
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Doris Jones

Posted at 04:35pm
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