Obituaries

James Penn
B: 1944-07-02
D: 2020-08-03
View Details
Penn, James
Willis Winslow
B: 1948-11-08
D: 2020-09-18
View Details
Winslow, Willis
William Reid
B: 1948-09-10
D: 2020-09-18
View Details
Reid, William
Keilan Mitchell-Edwards
B: 2020-05-13
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Mitchell-Edwards, Keilan
Patricia Knight
B: 1940-10-31
D: 2020-09-15
View Details
Knight, Patricia
William Gray
B: 1964-12-14
D: 2020-09-16
View Details
Gray, William
Joseph Branch
B: 1942-03-20
D: 2020-09-05
View Details
Branch, Joseph
Grailing Brown
B: 1965-05-20
D: 2020-09-06
View Details
Brown, Grailing
Charles Blackwell
B: 1947-10-21
D: 2020-09-08
View Details
Blackwell, Charles
Roselle Lawrence
B: 1954-10-11
D: 2020-09-05
View Details
Lawrence, Roselle
Evangeline Taylor
B: 1930-11-14
D: 2020-09-08
View Details
Taylor, Evangeline
Wilbert Upshur
B: 1932-05-14
D: 2020-09-08
View Details
Upshur, Wilbert
Le'Roy Wilson
B: 1956-03-13
D: 2020-08-31
View Details
Wilson, Le'Roy
Gregory Banks
B: 1948-03-25
D: 2020-09-02
View Details
Banks, Gregory
Juanita Wharton
B: 1949-04-12
D: 2020-08-26
View Details
Wharton, Juanita
Beulah White
B: 1939-11-06
D: 2020-08-28
View Details
White, Beulah
Ruby Parker
B: 1923-05-16
D: 2020-08-27
View Details
Parker, Ruby
Barbara Hyman
B: 1948-04-05
D: 2020-08-25
View Details
Hyman, Barbara
James Poyner
B: 1941-10-07
D: 2020-08-24
View Details
Poyner, James
Daniel Adams
B: 1963-05-27
D: 2020-08-19
View Details
Adams, Daniel
Amos Rawls
B: 1945-12-31
D: 2020-08-19
View Details
Rawls, Amos

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508

What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home, or a community hall. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more meaning than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

We're Here to Advise, Assist, and Guide You

Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 757-622-1085 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.