Richard A. "Rocky" Pokorny

Richard A. "Rocky" Pokorny

Service Location: Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Service Date: July 28, 2017, 6:00 pm

Richard A. Pokorny II, "Rocky", 39, passed away suddenly on July 23, 2017 at his home in Suffolk, VA. As a USN Seabee brat, he was born on Guam and was raised primarily in Mississippi and Virginia. A graduate of the University of South Mississippi, he was most passionate about sharing life with family, close friends and his work with Blonde Salon.

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Dorothy P. Blackwelder

Dorothy P. Blackwelder

Service Location: Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Service Date: July 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

Dorothy Priscilla Cedrone Blackwelder, 97, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, William F. Blackwelder, on July 14, 2017. She was born on August 17,1919 in Newton, Massachusetts to Anna and Loreto Cedrone. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. “Dottie” was active in Eastern Star and in the past had worked as a store clerk in several positions. She was a supportive wife to her husband during his 30 year naval career.

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Nayeli Isabella Gutierrez

Nayeli Isabella Gutierrez

Service Location: St Mary's Catholic Church of the Presentation
Service Date: October 20, 2017, 4:53 pm

Nayeli Isabella Gutierrez, 15, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2017.  She is the daughter of Lisa and Adam G. Gutierrez. She was predeceased by Ofelia Sanders and Jason Gutierrez.

She was a very rambunctious and spunky little girl with many talents, with an eye for music and an talent for art, she had the voice of an angel. She loved to dance, play the guitar and the violin. She was an uprising sophomore at Kings Fork High School.

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James Edward Worrell

James Edward Worrell

Service Location: Holy Neck Christian Church
Service Date: August 5, 2017, 11:00 am

James E. Worrell passed away at his home on August 2, 2017. He was born on May 29, 1922 in Nansemond County. He is predeceased by his parents Harvey L. Worrell Sr. and Lillian G. Worrell, wife Melean P. Worrell, brother Harvey L. Worrell Jr., and sister Francis Williams.

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Andrew B. Damiani

Andrew B. Damiani

Service Location: St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church
Service Date: August 10, 2017, 10:30 am

Andrew B. Damiani, 95, former Mayor of Suffolk, passed away on August 5, 2017 after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his parents Marie and Antoine Damiani, his wife of 49 years Mary Manos Damiani, and by three sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by one brother Anthony Daman, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Carl Lukers

Carl Lukers

Carl Lukers of Suffolk Va passed away Saturday morning in his home. Born September 14, 1947, he was the son of late Leon Carl Lukers and Julia Bray Lukers. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Carl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed getting together for dinner, fishing, going to the movies, walks by the ocean, looking at the stars through his telescope, trips to the casino, and watching his Auburn Tigers and New Orleans Saints play football.

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Charles A. Byrum

Charles A. Byrum

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
Service Date: August 30, 2017, 11:00 am

Charles Alan Byrum passed away on August 24, 2017. He was the son of Thomas and Jane Byrum. He is predeceased by his father Thomas Byrum Sr. and his stepfather Bill Lawrence.

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Margaret L. Eley Ramsey

Margaret L. Eley Ramsey

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
Service Date: September 1, 2017, 2:00 pm

Margaret Lee Eley Ramsey, 95, went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2017. A long time resident of Suffolk, she is predeceased by her husband, John Carter Ramsey, Jr., and brothers, Presley Luther Eley, Jr., Lawrence Allen Eley, and Carey M. Eley.

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Annie Mae Heffington

Annie Mae Heffington

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
Service Date: September 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

Annie Mae Heffington, 91, passed away September 1, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Junius Lee and Berta Davis Oliver. Annie Mae was predeceased by her husband of 66 years Carlton E. Heffington; a granddaughter, Sicilia Espaillat of Virginia Beach; brothers William Edward Oliver and Eddie Lee Oliver, sisters Miriam Dail Baker and Ruth O. Nielson all of Suffolk.

She retired from J. C. Penney in Suffolk as Office Manager and was a member of First Baptist Church Main Street and Eunice Bible Class.

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Michael Derrick Maddrey

Michael Derrick Maddrey

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co.
Service Date: September 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Michael Derrick Maddrey, 24, went to be with the Lord on August 30, 2017. He was born in Princeton, WV. He was predeceased by his grandmother Shelby Tabor and Aunt Shannon Tew

Michael loved spending time with his family… going fishing, building bonfires and playing corn hole.

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Peggy L. Holloman

Peggy L. Holloman

Peggy L. Holloman passed away on September 4, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Irvin and Doris Smith. Peggy was a darling wife, mother, and Nana. She will always be missed. She lived for her granddaughters and one of her favorite pastimes was hanging out with her friends at Hardee’s.

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Hersel A. Beard

Hersel A. Beard

Hersel Beard, 91, passed away on September 6, 2017. He grew up in Norfolk and was a graduate of Granby High School and the College of William & Mary.

He was drafted into the Army during World War II and was stationed in Calcutta, India. His return to Norfolk completed his around the world tour of duty.

For over thirty years, he was a salesman for Edwards-Councilor Co., Inc. in Virginia Beach.

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Sidney E. Sankey Jr.

Sidney E. Sankey Jr.

Service Location: Lake Prince Woods
Service Date: September 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

Sidney Eugene (Gene) Sankey, 87, passed away Saturday morning, September 9, 2017 at Obici Hospital.

Gene was born in Amarillo, Texas, to Sidney and Cathalee Culberson Sankey. He grew up in Oklahoma, California and Texas. He graduated from Purdue University and made his career in the chemical industry, which took him to many parts of the country. He lived in Suffolk for many years.

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Helen B. Stephenson

Helen B. Stephenson

Service Location: R. W. Baker Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
Service Date: September 18, 2017, 11:00 am

Helen Bland Stephenson went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2017 at her home in Windsor, Virginia at the golden age of 99. Helen was predeceased by her husband Herman S. Stephenson, Sr. and granddaughter Elizabeth Renee Stephenson.

She was a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a friend of many.

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Doris H. Jackson

Doris H. Jackson

Doris Hayes Jackson passed away on September 16, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. She was the daughter of the late Bernice and Lillian Hayes. Doris was predeceased by her husband Dixon Lee Jackson, her two sisters Edith Comer and Marie Hyatt and her brother Theron Hayes. Doris was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

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Judith L. Holland

Judith L. Holland

Judith L. Holland, 81, passed away on September14, 2017 in Richmond, VA. She was predeceased by her parents James W. and Essie B. Holland, her sisters Ann Wood and Nancy Baines, and her brother James H. Holland.

She is survived by her sisters Barbara Nelms of Elizabethtown, PA, Charlotte Duke (Shirley) of Suffolk, VA, and Ellen Forrest of Burlington, NC. As well as many nieces, nephews, and her special friend Nancy Bain of Richmond, VA.

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Vanessa A. Daniels

Vanessa A. Daniels

Service Location: Riverbend Church
Service Date: September 22, 2017, 11:00 am

Vanessa Daniels, 39, a wife, aunt, and loving mother to three passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Norfolk General Hospital VA. She was a daughter to Luis and Dulce and a sister of five.

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Claudia M. Howell

Claudia M. Howell

Service Location: Suffolk Christian Church
Service Date: September 23, 2017, 11:00 am

Claudia Moser Howell passed peacefully at home in Surry on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Claudia was preceded in death by her mother, Claudia Butler Moser, her father, Philip B. Moser, her brothers, George B. Moser and Philip B. Moser and husband of 74 years, Marvin Dewey Howell Jr.

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Dorothy R. Pritchett

Dorothy R. Pritchett

Dorothy Reid Pritchett, 92, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2017, in Suffolk. She was the widow of Gurney F. Pritchett and the daughter of the late William & Ruby Reid. Dorothy was also predeceased by her two brothers, William and Douglas Reid; and a sister, Irene Overton.

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