In Loving Memory of Those We've Lost
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. ~ John 14:1-3
Please submit the loss of your loved one to the church office so we can honor him or her.
Angela Jeanne Brown
Angela Jeanne Brown was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. She was born November 25, 1955, to Jeanne Brown and the late Lloyd C. Brown in Huddleston, Virginia and attended Newport News Public Schools.
Dorothy Williams Harrison
Dorothy Williams Harrison entered eternal rest on Monday, April 19, 2021 at The Gardens at Warwick Forest Rehabilitation center in Newport News, VA. Public viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
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Hampton Memorial Gardens
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
155 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Lucius Edward Alston, Sr.
On Tuesday April 20, 2021, God called home for everlasting rest our Beloved, Lucius Edward Alston, Sr. known to most as “Loubaby or Elbow”. He fought a good fight and finished his race. He always said, “His good days far outweighed his bad days”.
Lucius was born on April 3, 1946, in Warrenton, North Carolina to the late Lucius and Lola Alston. The family moved to Newport News, VA in the late 1940’s. They lived in Newsome Park and then moved to Oak Ave.
He attended Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Newport News, VA. He was a proud graduate of Huntington High School, class of 1964. While attending Huntington High School, he played on the Mighty Vikings football team. He also played the trumpet in the Famous Marching 100 Band. He would often tell the story of how he had to switch from his football uniform to his band uniform and back to his football uniform during halftime at the football games.
After graduating from Huntington High School, he was one of the first black men to attend the Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School. He later served in the United States Army and toured in Korea. Lucius was also a skilled fisherman and frequently gave his mom and dad shrimp, scallops, and crabs to prepare for the family.
Lucius joined First Baptist Church East End at an early age and returned to the same church in his later years. He was a loving husband to Cynthia “Lady” Woodson Alston who will miss him dearly.
Lucius was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles Wayne Alston. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife Cynthia “Lady Woodson Alston, Julian Alston (Patricia), Sallie Alston Rogers (William “WJ”), brothers in law Joseph Woodson (Annie), Earnest Woodson, sister in law Thelma “Precious” Woodson, his sons and daughters Lucius Edward Alston, Jr. (Sharon), Gina Denise Alston Henry, Hakim Stubbs (Lorri), Ebony Stubbs, Antoine “Poochee” Woodson, Katina “Tina” Woodson (Jeff), and Jermaine “Bro-Bro” Woodson, his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Public viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2021 at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Union Baptist Church in Newport News, VA.
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Union Baptist Church
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
361 Maple Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607