Carrie J. Cousins

Published 9:08 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 24, 2012

Carrie J. Cousins, 79, a former resident of Suffolk, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a native of Lewiston, N.C., and the daughter of the late Arie Cherry Smallwood and Alphonzo Smallwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vann A. Cousins Sr.

Carrie J. Cousins

She was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church and a former choir member.

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She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Judy Blaize (Eric), of Raleigh, N.C., and Elaine Jones (George), of Long Island, N.Y.; three sons, Jerry J. Cousins (Millicent), Vann L. Cousins (Celestine), both of Portsmouth, and Dennis A. Cousins (Bernadine), of Gary, Ind.; one sister, Ruby Watkins, of Suffolk, Va.; one brother, Linwood Smallwood (Lottie), of Suffolk; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Metropolitan Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Robert L. Hobbs. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home. The family will assemble at Crocker Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m. Friday for the procession to the church. Condolences may be extended to the family at