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1631 Church Street
Phone: 757-622-1085
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William 'Superman' Joyner

William 'Superman' Henry Joyner Sr.

Thursday, February 23rd, 1950 - Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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William (Superman) Joyner, Sr transitioned peacefully on April 18, 2019 at Sentara Hospital surrounded by family and friends. William is a native of Norfolk, VA born to the late Bernice and Clarence Joyner.
He served proudly in the US Army and retired from the Army Reserves as SFC, a U.S. Merchant Marine Veteran and retiree of ILA Local 1248 Longshoreman.
Superman was affiliated with the Prince Hall Mason Family and the Campbell Lodge #67 where he became the Worshipful Master in 2014. He was a member of the Alpha and Omega Consistory #9, The Arabia Temple #12 Prince Hall Shriners, Margaret Frances #101 OES and the American Legion Attucks Post #5.
He was as extremely dedicated member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.
He leaves behind to cherish precious memories: his beloved wife of 50 years Margo H. Joyner, three sons: William Jr, Richard Sr (Chiffion) and Rodriguez; three daughters Angelique (Michael), Karen (Cornelius) and Julia; eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. He is survived by two sisters: Sylvia Cooper (James) and Sandra Foster. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Williams and brother Randolph Sturgis.
A public viewing will be held Friday, April 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Graves Funeral Home 1631 Church Street Norfolk 23504.
A wake will be held Friday, April 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church 1502 Link Street Norfolk 23504.
The celebration of life will be held on Saturday April 27th at 1:00 p.m. at
Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church
1057 Kennedy Street – Norfolk 23513
Rev. R. Q. Moore, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church will be the officiate.

A repast will immediately follow the service at the ILA Local #1248 Dining Hall
3300 E. Princess Anne Rd Norfolk 23502

A graveside burial with full military honors will be held Tuesday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery 5310 Milners Rd Suffolk VA 23434. The family will receive friends following the interment for a Repast at American Legion Attucks Post #5 923 Glenrock Rd Norfolk 23502.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
    1502 Link St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 1:00pm
    Mt Gilead Missionary Baptist Church
    1057 Kennedy St
    Norfolk, VA 23513
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Deacon Vivian Walston

Posted at 12:50pm
Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall."
Dear William and the Joyner Family,
It was with great sadness that I learned that your father had transitioned. I extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time.
The passing of a loved one is one of life's most difficult challenges and the pain can be overwhelming. But God does not leave you to suffer alone.
God not only understands our pain and empathizes with our grief. He will never leave our side.
I am praying that the Lord will give you and your family strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time and that God will guide you and your family in the days ahead and that He will sustain you with memories of your beloved one.
Remember, that Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal.
Lifting you in Prayer, Your Friend & Co-Worker



Posted at 10:52am
I’m truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. We look forward to the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Christ voice and come out, John 5:28,29
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Joyce Malbon

Posted at 03:28pm
My family and I extend heartfelt sympathy to the family and pray that you will be comforted by the beautiful memories you shared.
Johnnie Malbon and Family.

Miss Debbie Key

Posted at 11:20am
To the Joyner family
My deepest condolences to you and your
Celebrate the times God blessed.I remember him
months ago at the Unveiling of The BTW marker
But Thanks be God he made it over to Promise land!
Deborah Key '71 BTW Alumni & Huntersville in the
60's through '72 resident.

carolyn dixon

Posted at 05:08pm
To SUPERMAN family in this time of sadness may you be comforted in the knowledge that others care. We all will miss your
SUPERMAN. WOO- WOO Carolyn Dixon of the Kroc Center


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