Emma J. Bradshaw

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Emma Johnson Bradshaw, 79, of Suffolk, died on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002.

Born on April 14, 1923, in Nansemond County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis R. and Gertrude Costen Johnson, and the widow of Ellis N. Bradshaw.

Mrs. Bradshaw was a member of West End Baptist Church.

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Survivors include her sister, Marion Dixon of Suffolk, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by Rev T. Floyd Irby Jr. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at her sister’s home, 1377 Wilroy Rd.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 604 Constance Woods Dr., Suffolk, Va. 23434, or to the West End Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 105 St. James Ave., Suffolk, Va. 23434.

James O. Daughtrey

James Otis &uot;Buck&uot; Daughtrey, 88, of the 2700 block of East Washington Street, went to his eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in Obici Hospital after an extended stay in Autumn Care Nursing Home.

He was born on Feb. 12, 1914 in Nansemond County. He attended East Suffolk School and Nansemond Collegiate Institute, was a Boy Scout Leader and was designated as a 30-year veteran of the Boy Scouts of America in 1986.

He had retired from Planter’s Nut and Chocolate Company (Standard Brands) after 34 years of service as an oiler, and was employed by Dr. George Carroll as a house and lawn keeper for 22 years.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age, was a faithful member of St. Timothy Baptist Church, Suffolk, where he served as a Trustee/Sexton for over 29 years; served as superintendent of the Sunday School for 35 years; was president of the Senior and Gospel choirs; a member of the Men’s Chorus; a life member of the NAACP; and a member of the Oakdale/Magnolia/Pierce Park Civic League. He was an umpire of the Holland Aces baseball team and charter member of the Suffolk Aces baseball team.

He was a member of Prince Hall Masons, Star of Sharon Lodge No. 231 for over 50 years; past Exalted Ruler of the Suffolk Elks Lodge No. 206; a member of the District Fidelis Council No.18, and was the first Chief Antler Guard of the Marching Unit and Assistant Director of Athletics in Virginia of Elks.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Ida Chatman Duck and Thomas Henry Daughtrey; a daughter, Brenda C. Daughtrey; and seven siblings, Alverta, Annie, Celestine, Charles &uot;Bill,&uot; Jasper Idonia, and Lillie Duck.

He was a devoted husband of Helen Virginia Figgs Daughtrey, and is survived by four daughters, Virginia D. Goode Ashburn, and her husband, John, of Suffolk, Rhonda Daughtrey Lambert, and her husband, Romeo Jr., of Chesapeake; Sharon Y. Daughtrey and Ida &uot;Michelle&uot; D. Faulk of Suffolk; five sisters-in-law, Mildred P. Bishop of Suffolk; Delores Jones, Elaine Jackson, Rose Mary Jackson, and Mary Frances Adams, and a brother-in-law, Jackie Johnson, all of Baltimore, Md.; three god daughters, Patricia Johnson of Norfolk, Deidre Johnson Hill, and her husband, Donald, of Chesapeake; and Kris M. Hall of New Haven, Conn.; one god son, Christopher Johnson, and his wife, Mia, of New Haven; six grandchildren, Howard Goode Jr., Romeo Lambert III, Stephanie Lambert, AnToneah Daughtrey, Steven Faulk Jr. and Kahlil J. Daughtrey-Holden; three great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two special nieces, Frances Powell and Lillian Whitfield; two foster children, Loretta and Shanta Ford, and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in St. Timothy Baptist Church, Suffolk, with Rev. Dr. Donald Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Carver Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at his home.

The body will be placed in the church at noon.

Crocker Funeral Home is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Lion’s Club.

Virginia W. McLendon

Virginia Whitehead McLendon, 94, a retired nurse of 43 years, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002.

She was born in Suffolk, was a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., and resided in Green Cove Springs since 1989.

Mrs. McLendon was a member of World Wide Church of God, and is survived by her son, Luther Spaulding McLendon Jr.; three daughters, Glenda M. Catledge, Sara Roslayn Bell and Dorothy Ann Jones; sister, Louse Powell; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chapel Hills Cemetery, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jacksonville, with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday in Hardage-Giddens Rivermead, 950 Park Ave., Orange Park, Fla.

Edward L. Ricks Sr.

Edward Lee Ricks Sr., 49, of the 2700 block of East Washington Street, Suffolk, died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002,in Obici Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County and son of the late Willie Ricks Sr.

He had retired from Blair Brothers Construction Co. where he had worked as a heavy equipment foreman.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie Virginia Ricks; his mother, Ethel Mae Artis Ricks; one daughter, Angela Holloway, and her husband, Linwood, of Suffolk; one son, Edward Lee Ricks Jr. of Newport News; two grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Ricks and Florence Ricks, both of Suffolk; seven brothers, Willie Ricks Jr. of Sanford, N.C.; Ronald Ricks of Chesapeake; Gregory Ricks of Cragsville; Garland Ricks and Michael Ricks, both of Suffolk; Kenneth Ricks of Burksville, and Leon Ricks of Norfolk; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Crocker Funeral Home by Bishop Madison Copeland. Interment will be in carver Memorial Cemetery.

Sandra W. Sessoms

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, Sandra Jewel White Sessoms entered eternal rest at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born in Suffolk to the late Clarence and Lowrese White. Sandra was the oldest of five children.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Mahan Street. After moving to Nassawadox, she became a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church, Franktown. She enjoyed working with the Youth Ministry, gave of herself in various ministries, the Women’s Inspirational Choir, designing floral arrangements and decorations for the services and outreach programs to the community. Sandra was educated in the public school system of the City of Suffolk and graduated in 1972 from Suffolk High School. She received an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University, Petersburg, and was enrolled in a post graduate program in sociology.

She was the wife of the Rev. Felton Tyrone Sessoms.

She was predeceased by a son, Sterling James Sessoms.

Sandra served in several capacities: co-manager of Sessoms Groceries, lab tech at KMC, Office Services Specialist at the Northampton County Health Department (WIC and Environmental Health), social worker at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, a substitute teacher, assistant at Montessori School, Telamon Corporation, Eastern Shore Community Service Board and owner, operator of Jewel’s Designs.

Sandra leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Felton; a niece and foster child, Shina White of Suffolk; nephew and foster child, Lawrence Shambley, Nassawadox,; two stepsons, Tyrone E. Sessoms (Tarral), Virginia Beach; and Diallo D. Sessoms, (Chalarra), Palmyla, Va., two brothers, Clarence Ricky White (Sharon) of Suffolk; Ronald Keith White (Linda), Exmore; two sisters, Connie Gail White, Suffolk; Paula White, Suffolk; a grandfather, James Chapman Sr., Suffolk; aunts, Margaret Jones (Sylvester), Suffolk; Lessie Bynum, Suffolk; Edna Greene, Suffolk, Maggie Holland, Suffolk; uncle James T. Holland (Ethel), Chesapeake; Junious Holland (Eleanor), Suffolk; James Chapman Jr. (Frances), Suffolk; Grant Chapman, Suffolk; four nephews and seven nieces, mother-in-law, Mary Sessoms, Nassawadox; two sisters-in-law, Mary Huff (Arnold), Newark DE. Brenda Sessoms, Nassawadox; a special cousin, Wanda Johnson (Michael), Largo, Md.; and several other relatives and friends.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in Bethel Baptist Church, Franktown, with the Rev. John E. Nickens, ,pastor, and the Rev. Carl H. Ballark Jr. from Providence, R.I., officiating.

John O. Morris Funeral Home, Nassawadox, was in charge.