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Willis Winslow

Willis Ray Winslow Sr.

Monday, November 8th, 1948 - Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Willis Ray Winslow of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 71. Willis, affectionately known by some as Willie Ray was born on November 8, 1948 to the late Lucius Winslow and Mattie (Revell) Winslow. He was educated in Norfolk Public School System and went on to serve in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He graduated from Norfolk State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He was employed by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Norfolk General Hospital, and the City of Chesapeake.

Willis took a huge interest in exploring his family history and tracing his roots. He was also a New England Patriots fan and was often seen wearing his favorite Patriots hat. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Veronica Winslow, children Willis β€œRay” Winslow, Jr., Dante Winslow, Andre Winslow, David Winslow, Adam Winslow, Angela (Dartanyon) Biggs, and Lavonia (Derek) Miller; 13 grandchildren Devan Winslow, Nickolis Winslow, Donovan Winslow, Mikhayla Winslow, Ryce Winslow, Dailani Winslow, Dante Winslow, Jr., Drake Winslow, David Winslow, Jr., Damaris Winslow, Jaydyn Stevens, Jaxon Biggs and Daenerys Winslow; his sister Shirley (James) Forte; his uncle Lester Revell; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

He will be deeply missed by family, friends and all who knew and loved him. Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace, our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 3:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Regina Freeman Dawson

Posted at 09:47pm
Veronica, sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Willis. The last time I had seen him was when we worked for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. He was always very pleasant and polite.
May Jehovah God continue to strengthen and bless you and your family.
Regina Freeman-Dawson

Danny Johnson

Posted at 03:43pm
Rest In Peace, Happy Hunting Grounds my dear friend. You gave your all to family and Community from Diggs Park Norfolk to your final Community in Chesapeake. Our friendship of 57 years is one I will cherish to my end. From the times when you and Veronica's baby was Andre, the times you all would visit my parents farm in Surry, to the years I taught school in Milwaukee, and my return.
I always admired your and Veronica's relationship. I remember how sad you were when the nursing home moved you to separate rooms. You said" I can't remember spending a night apart since we got married." I feel privileged to have been able to transport you to see her when you were home and she wasn't.
I pray all of you children will remember the happy experiences, the joyous times, and the good examples your parents set. Ray, Andre, and others yes, he woke me up many times all hours of the night too
😷 didn't mind much 😊I knew especially after Covid-19 he was just lonely. Much of these calls were to check on me then he'd hang up. Angels guide you home my friend I shall miss your presence but cherish the fact that you were here.
Wallace Danny Johnson Jr

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Michele Winslow-Pichardo

Posted at 06:19pm
To My Uncle Willis,
I will always remember how you taught me , cannot choose from ,where You come from , nor Your family, but you can choose, who you want to be. You taught me to hold my head up high, learn from my journey in this world, treat other as you would want to be treated, work on improving my life and myself. You was very stern mentor, but your heart wanted only the best life for your family and learn a great deal from you Uncle Willis, you was like a father , My brother and I will always be forever thankful for You n Veronica helping us , out as kids and adult. I will always carry a grateful loving and humble memory of you . May God Bless Your soul on this spiritual transformation. Thank You Thank You
Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
Love Your Neice
Michele Y. Winslow- Pichardo


Posted at 10:12am
My condolences and prayers to the entire Winslow family and friends.

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