Obituaries For Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel in Newport News, Virginia

In Loving Memory of Dennis Kelley
Our beloved Dennis Kelley was one of twelve children born to Wilson Kelley and Thelma Jones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dennis married Harolette Johnson in 1978. Married 39 years, they raised two beautiful children. Dennis was a devoted husband, father, and recently, a proud grandfather.
Born with the "gift of gab", Dennis never met a stranger. He never held back any punches and was always quick to tell a joke to make people laugh. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, he had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile.
Dennis loved driving and rebuilding old classic cars and faithfully supporting the Washington Redskins football team. His mastery of the "poker face" allowed him to take pleasure in winning money during a friendly game of poker with family and friends. He was also an avid bowler, participating for many years with his Fort Eustis league.
Dennis retired from the United States Army after serving over 20 years, where he received numerous awards and recognitions, including serving in the Gulf War. After retirement from the military, he worked as a skilled truck driver, traveling up and down the east coast. There were few vehicles he did not master.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Harolette, daughter, Janelle (Camille), son, Brandon (L’Oréal) and grandson, Jaxon. Sisters, Lois Jackson, Judy Manns (Harvey), Jenny Hales (Rolin), and Carol Neal (David). Brothers, James Kelley (Roxanne), William Kelley (Pam), Raymond Kelley (Deborah), and Jackie Kelley (Pat). Sisters in law, Deborah Primous (Khalid), Connie Harrod, Wendy Johnson, brother in law, Harvey Bakari (Marie), and a host of nieces and nephews, and special family friend, Ethel Durden. Dennis Kelley was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Kelley and Thelma Jones, his brother Benny Warren Kelley, sisters Doris Rankins, and Ann Miller.
Special thanks to all of his military comrades and brothers in arms whom he considered family, they were very special to him and supported him in so many ways. We thank you for your service.
Even during illness, Dennis’ spirit was resilient and strong, defying medical diagnosis. He gracefully left this world in peace to reside in his heavenly home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to your favorite charity.

Kevin Alexander Lewis, born on April 3, 1959 was called home on July 6, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Valerie Lewis, father Calvin Lewis, son Kevin Lewis II, daughters Megan Lewis and Angelica McKiver and a host of close family and friends. There will be a memorial service on Friday July 14th at Shiloh Baptist Church 105 Goosely Road, Yorktown, VA 23690, at 12:00pm.

Viola Retina Jones Nishid, August 6, 1957-July 3, 2017
Ms. Viola Retina Jones Nishid passed away on June 3, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born in Williamsburg in 1957 and remained in the area for most of her life, most recently residing in Newport News. Known affectionately as "Tina" she is survived by four brothers and one sister, and a dear companion, Willie Williames. She was a member of First Baptist Church Morrison where she assisted with the Food Bank Ministry. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in August on her birthday. Memorial donations in her honor may be made to First Baptist Church Morrison, 12720 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News VA 23608.
Helen Virginia Green, June 25,1918 - May 26, 2017
Helen Virginia Green, 98, passed away on May 26, 2017, surrounded by family. Services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Rising Sun Baptist Church, Lackey, VA. A viewing will be held at 10:00 AM, and funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM. She is survived by her caretakers, Mrs. Almeda Swinton (Pete) and Mr. Kilroy Fitzgerald, formerly of Newport News Shipyard.
Henry Burns, December 6, 1941- May 14, 2017
Mr. Henry Burns passed away peacefully at his residence on May 14, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. A service will be conducted at Shady Grove Cemetery, a later date, at his family home of Selma, Alabama.
Zora Francis Webb, February 17, 1928 - May 10, 2017
Zora Francis (Pearl) Webb passed away on May 10, 2017 after a prolonged illness. Her early life began in Stevensonville, Tennessee as the oldest daughter of Frank and Anna Belle Amis. In 1951, she moved from Tennessee to Fort Worth where she married and raised her four children. Her ex-husband’s employment with IBM resulted in the family moving from Texas in 1974 to Bowie, Maryland, back to Texas and eventually to Burke, Virginia. By 1985 she had settled in Falls Church, Virginia and worked as a sales associate for Lord and Taylor. In 1992, upon her retirement from Lord and Taylor, she made the decision to relocate to Gloucester, Virginia
Her time in Gloucester was spent working for the Agency on Aging with the “Meals on Wheels Program”, as a volunteer with the Gloucester Public Library and Army Community Service at Fort Eustis. More importantly, her spiritual needs were met as a loyal member of First Baptist Church of Ordinary. This important relationship has sustained her up until the end of her days. Her commitment to God was expressed in her own words prior to her death: “ Never assume that what accomplishments you have enjoyed were done by you alone, God enabled you to do so. Praise his Holy Name.”
Left to mourn her passing are:
Children - Linda Webb McClellan, Bobby Joe Webb Jr., Paulette Elaine Webb, Alen Dwayne Webb. Linda (spouse Sylvester’s) children - Erin Dale Byrd, Corinne (spouse Duron) Bell and Allison McClellan. Grandchildren - Hausson and Jai Byrd.
Bobby’s son - Dwayne Webb.
Paulette’s children – Ashley (spouse Mike) Lamothe, Steven Webb (father Stanley Ellison). Grandchildren - Tatiana and Aubree Lamothe.
Alen (spouse Diedre’s) children - Lynsey, Brice, Kirstie, Cameron, Andrew and Hazel Webb
Siblings - Betty Lou McClain and Hennah Amis.
A multitude of much loved nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, cousins and friends.
In answer to her prayer to be one with God, Zora Francis Webb’s funeral service will be held 18 May 2017, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Ordinary, 4213 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Virginia 23072. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee.

Ruby Bostic, February 7, 1942 - May 7, 2017
A private family viewing for Mrs. Ruby Bostic was held at Carter Funeral Home on May 8, 2017.

Nidia Diaz-Hernandez, July 12, 1951- May 7, 2017
Services for Nidia Diaz Hernandez will be held on Friday May 12, 2017 at 9:30 at the Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. An interment will be held immediately thereafter at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King Henry Way, Williamsburg VA 23185.
March 6, 1944 - May 1, 2017

Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm on Tuesday May 9, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News, VA 23608.
Homegoing services will be held at 11:00 am on Wed., May 10 2017, at First Baptist Church, Denbigh 3628 Campbell Rd. Newport News VA 23602.
Interment and repast will be held immediately thereafter at Shepherdsville Baptist Church, 8729 Fary’s Mill Rd. Gloucester VA, 23061.
More information to appear via Daily Press and this website soon.

John Jordan obit photo
August 30, 1922 - April 30, 2017

John Marshall Jordan, 94, of Newport News was reunited in death with his wife of 70 years, Pierrette Jordan, on April 30. John was born in Lynchburg in 1922, one of 12 children born to Wilson and Libby Jordan. He answered the call to serve his country and enlisted in the Army in 1942. While serving in Marseille, France, John met Pierrette and the two married in 1945. John and Pierrette moved to New York, where John retired from National Grid in 1985. Those who remain to honor his memory include son Benny Jordan and fiance Jeanine Hamilton, daughter Rena Jordan and husband Max Valcourt, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and John’s siblings Geraldine, Ruby, and Billy.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6 at World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road, Newport News. A Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. The funeral services will begin at 11 a.m.

THOMAS DENTON DOGGETT December 29, 1936 - May 1, 2017
In the quiet of the morning, Monday, May 1, 2017, Thomas Denton Doggett, surrendered his life here on earth and transitioned to his "Heavenly Home". He is survived by his devoted wife, Deborah Doggett. Homegoing Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 6th at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 171 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, Va. 23666. An interment will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
LELAN KAY CARPENTER April 27, 1968- April 18, 2017
A Memorial service for Lelan Kay Carpenter, daughter of Mrs. Mary Boyd, and beloved member of the Boyd family, shall be held at 11:00 AM on Monday May 1, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. An interment shall follow immediately thereafter at Rosewell Memorial Gardens, Providence Rd., Gloucester Point VA, 23061.

HECTOR RIVERA MARCH 6, 1939 - APRIL 20, 2017


Synthia Ann Gordon, August 19, 1952 – January 21, 2017

Cynthia Denise Green-Bryson, January 9, 2017

Sgt. James L. Holt, November 26, 2016

HECTOR RIVERA MARCH 6, 1939 - APRIL 20, 2017