21 Aug

Sherece Denene Cook

Sherece Denenen Cook was born November 24, 1996 to Gregory D. Cook Sr. and Anisha Marlene Minor. Sherece was preceded in death by her great grandfather King Lee Minor Sr. and Great Uncle King Lee Minor Jr.

Sherece received her education from both Goochland County Public Schools and Chesterfield County Public Schools. She was a devoted mother, daughter, niece, and friend. Sherece will be always be remembered for her undying loyalty to those who were close to her. Sherece loved doing hair and makeup. She aspired to go into cosmetology.

Sherece is survived by, and leaves to cherish her memories to her 2 children Hector Perez Jr., and Sheree Perez; her parents Gregory Cook Sr., Anisha Minor and stepfather Carlton Wyche; her 3 siblings Gregory Cook Jr., Lyric Wyche, and Tristan Wyche; her grandparents Carl Minor, Marilyn Dunn, Richard and Patricia Cook; her aunts and uncles Crystal Harris (James), LaWanda Counts, Shamaine Kelly, Wanda Green, Rashana Blowe, Tracy Cook, Iris Cook, Kerry Cook, and Lindsay Dunn; her great grandmother Eula Minor-Jones her devoted and dedicated counselor Sybil Bryant-Plaskett; God sisters and brothers Dasheem Norris, Jakira Quarles, Deontae Quarles and Mikayla Kelly and host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and friends who truly loves and will miss her dearly.

Homegoing service will be held August 23, 2018, at 1pm, at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Gumsprings, VA. Interment, Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends August 22, 2018, from 7pm to 8pm, for an hour of reflection and praise, at the F. E. Dabney Funeral Home Chapel, Ashland, VA.

14 Aug

Connie Carter Coleman

Connie Carter Coleman of Henrico, departed this life August 8, 2018. She is survived by three children, Joshua Carter; Justin Carter; and Shaquetta Carter, three siblings, Reginald Brown; Richard Carter; and Ulysses Carter, along with a host of other relatives and friends. She worked as an RN for a number of years. Homegoing service will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 12 noon, at Fountain of Deliverance Baptist Church, Richmond, VA. Interment, private,

08 Aug

Rev Nathaniel Morris

It is with deep sadness that the family of Rev Nathaniel Morris announce his passing on Aug 2, 2018 at the age of 67 years. Nathaniel will be lovingly missed by his mother Francis Morris, along with a host of family and friends. Homegoing services Friday August 10, 12 noon at St. Paul Bapt church(Creighton rd campus), Richmond Va. The family will receive friends at Gospal Baptist church, 2317 Harvie Rd, Richmond Va from 7p.m. to 8p.m. Thursday Aug 9 for and hour of reflection & praise.

02 Aug

Arthur Alonzo Morton

We celebrate the Homegoing of Arthur Alonzo Morton. He was born to the late Marshall Franklin Morton Sr. and the late Annie Lee Morton.

Arthur was a kind, gentle person who had a big smile and always stopped to talk and make a new friend. Arthur was full of character, humor and spirit. Arthur began his education in Ashland, VA and graduated high school in Baltimore, MD. Arthur was a dedicated employee who worked for Hanover County Recycling for over 20 years and for McDonalds over 10 years.

No matter what day or season, he would always ask, “Do you have any money?”, because he wanted to make sure you were taken care of! He made sure you had plenty batteries or light bulbs and if you didn’t, he would buy them for you! Arthur always loved his conversation with his great-niece Zaniyah (Rug-Rat), in which she would always state, “Listen Uncle Arthur”, before beginning her conversation with him!

He is preceded in death by his brothers Ervin R. Carter (Vivian Carter), Marshall F. Morton (Pamela Griffin)Jr., sister, Geneva Coleman (Alfred Coleman, Sr.)

He is survived by his siblings, Reginald Morton, Mozelle M. Miller (Scotty Miller), Patricia and Leon Morton. A host of nephews, other loving family members and devoted family friends.

Homegoing going service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the F. E Dabney Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Marlow Fallie, Officiating. Interment, Private.

31 Jul

Syvonz Denotra Robinson Brown

Syvonz Denotra Robinson Brown, quietly entered into eternal rest at the age of 39 on Sunday, July 22, 2018.  She was born on January 16, 1979, to Diane B. Robinson and Clifford E. Robinson.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 18 years, George E. Brown, three daughters, Quatazia Robinson Brown, Savonte Robinson Brown, La’Precious Robinson Brown; two grandchildren, Ava Brown, and Aiden Brown; sister, Ursula David;  two brothers, Clifford Antonio Robinson and Tremayne Lynn Robinson; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, one devoted cousin Felicia Ramadan, numerous aunts, uncles, and friends.

She joined Antioch Baptist Church at an early age. She also was a member of the usher’s board. She attended Goochland schools. She was a cheerleader with the GYAA Group of Goochland, and she loved shopping.

Homegoing service will held August 2, 2018, at 2pm, at Antioch Baptist Church. Interment private. Family will receive friends August 1, 2018, at 8pm, F. E. Dabney Funeral Home Chapel.

21 Jun

Vernard Lee Morton

Vernard Lee Morton was born on Oct. 26, 2001 in Richmond Va. to Angie Lee Morton and Vernard Alert. He departed this life on June 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother , Ellen Morton.Vernard is survived by his parents Angie Lee Morton and father Vernard Alert. His paternal grandmother Vanetta Alert, his siblings Antwone Morton, Angel Morton, Taliq Craven and a host of other relatives and friends.
Vernard was a 10th grade student at Highland Springs High School. Many of his teachers described Vernard as a great kid with a big heart who you just wanted to take up under your wing. Vernard was a huge fan of sports. He loved to play basketball and was a die hard fan of the Washington Redskins and L.A. Lakers fan. Many of his friends would say you would rarely see Vernard in a bad mood and was always friendly and happy. He will be greatly missed.
Homegoing services will be Saturday June 23, 11a.m at the New Light Baptist Church, 2000 east broad street, Richmond. The family will receive friends at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 106 South James street Ashland Va on Friday, June 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. for an hour of reflection & praise.

09 May

Wilbur “Toy” Watkins Jr

In the early morning hours of May 5th 2018 our beloved Wilbur Watkins Jr passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Wilbur was born on April 24, 1932 in West Philadelphia to the late Wilbur and Alease Watkins where he was raised until the age of 17. He was affectionately known as “Toy”.
He was predeceased by his brother Edward and two sons Ronny and Tony.
Toy served in the U.S. Army as a soldier and was a Korean War era veteran. He retired from BFI after 35 years. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 63 years Delois. Five children: Lori Lewis(Cecil), Vincson Watkins, Robin Moore (Tim), Toya Cary(Johnny), and Keith Watkins (Crystal). Thirteen grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends. Homegoing service is Thurs May 10, 2018 11 a.m. at the Ashland Christian Center, 12230 Maple street, Ashland Va. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery, Ashland VA.

15 Apr

Willie Walter Latney Jr

Willie Walter Latney, Jr. slipped quietly into eternal rest with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday April 10, 2018. He was born October 10, 1937 in Ashland, VA to the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Charlotte Latney, Sr. He was proceeded in death by his son Lorenzo Latney, Sr. and daughter Stephanie Tillman. Willie leaves to cherish his loving memories devoted wife of 56 years Joyce Latney, daughter Diane Latney, daughter in law Cassandra Latney, son in law Tommy Tillman, two grandsons Lorenzo Jr. and Stephen Latney, two granddaughters Marquita Wright-Coleman (Aric) and Tracie Tillman, three great grand children Jasmine Wright, Shaynia Bennett and Hazel Latney, two brothers James Henry (Mary) and Lester Latney, three sisters Daisy Peterson, Charlotte Winston (Aubrey), Gladys Cooper (Conway), sister in law Odabelle Jenkins and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends. Services will be on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 12 noon Shiloh Baptist Church, 106 S James Street, Ashland, VA 23005, Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

13 Apr

Sheila Deloris Fox Snead

Sheila Deloris Fox Snead departed this life peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 28, 1954 to the late William I. Brooks and Joyce M. Fox in Richmond Va. Sheila accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the New Chestnut Baptist Church in Mechanicsville Va. She graduated from Lee Davis High School and began her career immediately after at MCV. Sheila transitioned to Richmond Times Dispatch for several years before ending her career with the VA ABC. She was a dedicated employee for 17 years until her health began to decline.
Sheila enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her favorite T.V. shows was Lets Make a Deal, Jeopardy, and the Price is Right.
Sheila was preceded in death by her father, William I. Brooks, two grandchildren, Charles and Candice Thomas. Her loving presence will be missed by her mother, Joyce M. Fox, her daughters, Tameka Fox, Nicole Fox, and Mary Snead; grandchildren Chelsea Franklin, Christopher C. Carter, NeAzjah M. Fox, Ceybeyon C. Combs, Cimeion C. Combs, and Princess. Her sisters Barbara Ann (Michael) Stansil, J. Elaine Winn, Loretta (Earnest) Demby, Mary V. Dickerson, Sharon D. Fox, Shannon (Carroll) James; her brothers, William I. Brooks Jr.; Herbert Brooks, Robert Fox, Robert (Barbara) Brooks, and Leo Brooks along with other relatives and friends. Devoted friends Lynda (Paul) Reed and Renita Reed. Memorial Service Saturday April 14, 12 noon at New Chestnut Bapt. Mechanicsville Va.