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Raymond Armstead

Raymond Nevarro "Ramon" Armstead

Friday, August 11th, 1933 - Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Ramon Nevarro Armstead was the oldest son of the late Andrew Sr. and Jeanette H. Armstead. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 11th, 1933. He was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Jr. Armstead, a sister, Reverend Joan Armstead, and his wife, Sylvia Armstead. Ramon graduated in 1953 from Armstrong High School located in Richmond Virginia. During his high school tenure, he was an avid sports player loving the games of baseball, basketball, track, and football. His talent and passion for the game of football earned him the title to be known as the “Bull Moose”! Upon graduating from high school, Ramon joined the Marine Corps in 1953, and served his country as a proud Korean War Veteran. Ramon received an honorable discharge in 1957; afterwards, he pursued a higher education at Virginia State College later named Virginia State University in 1979. Ramon graduated with an associate degree in engineering. He moved to the Hampton Roads area to work forthe Norfolk Naval Shipyard until 1967. Without delay, Ramon being a forward-thinking man of color established his own business named Economy Woodwork! Outside of spending time with his family, Ramon’s favorite personal moments were spent on the golf course! As an enthusiastic golfer, his skills were so developed that he became a semi-professional golfer. Ramon played in many tournaments local and out of state to win multiple titles and obtain several trophies that will passed down to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A man of Christian beliefs, hard-working, independent, and wise Ramon enjoyed life! He often told his children and grandchildren that he enjoyed all of them and that he had a wonderful and great life! He will always be remembered for his strong-will personality and as a man with many ideas and wisdom he imparted to his loved ones. His legacy will be carried on through the lives of his children, Gregory Allen (Kirsta) of Laurel, MD; Kenneth Armstead (Jamila) of Suffolk, VA; Stacie Armstead of Norfolk, VA; and Kimberly Thornton of Chesapeake, VA. Ramon has 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves to cherish his memories a sister, Vivian Armstead of Richmond, VA; a sister-n-law, Bernice Armstead of Richmond, VA; and a special friend along with nieces, nephews, and a host of friends!
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, September 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Bank Street Memorial Baptist
    7036 Chesapeake Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23513
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  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milners Road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Denise Williams

Posted at 05:49pm
Condolences to Mr Armstead's family. May he rest peacefully. From the residents of Monarch Walk in Chesapeake Virginia. Peace and Blessings during this difficult time!

Stacie Armstead

Posted at 10:21pm
Daddy, I will miss you! You were my first love of a man! You provided a place for me to be vulnerable and safe! I will always remember my childhood Friday dates with you at Roxby's, and how you continued the tradition of Friday dinner dates with Nya' and Jordan. You will always have an integral role in my life and your granddaughters! Daddy & Bigda may your resting place be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Janis Toran Taylor

Posted at 02:56pm
To the Family of Mr Raymond Armstead, You have my Deepest Condolences and Sympathy For the loss of such an wonderful person may God's Grace and Mercy be with the Family at this time, May Mr Raymond Rest In Perfect Peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Janis Toran Taylor

Lamont Simmons

Posted at 11:56am
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues anf neighbors on the passing of the beloved Raymond. He is sorely missed.

CWP Insurance Advisors Inc

Posted at 10:50am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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