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Celestine Davenport

February 19, 2019

Today we join in the celebration of the home going of our loved one, Celestine Louise Davenport.  She was born on February 7, 1951 to the late Velma Celestine Scott and William Henry Scott Jr., in Norfolk County. She departed peacefully to be with the LORD on February 19, 2019.

Celestine graduated from Booker T. Washington High School on May 13, 1970.  After which, she attended Norfolk State University. Celestine was a powerful and amazing singer.  She was featured on a CD entitled “We Come to Worship”, singing “I Extend My Mercy”.   In the 1970’s she song on the radio station WRAP The Holy Hour. Lestine, as we often called her, along with her brother, Vaughn Scott, appeared on the TV show “Spread a Little Sunshine”. Celestine was also very active in her church community.  She was apart of praise and worship, the mass choir, outreach ministry, YPWW, and Sunday School teaching.

Celestine has left a legacy to all her family and friends.  There left to cherish her memory are three children: a daughter, Johnelle Lee Davenport of Virginia Beach; two sons, John Wilson, and Jared Chase Davenport (Nicole) of Virginia Beach; Seven grandchildren, Tshelane Grant (Atlanta, GA), Briyana Celeste Davenport, Jabria Davenport, Amiyah Davenport, Jay’vion Davenport, Nicaya Davenport and Brionna Banes, all of Virginia Beach.  She also leaves seven brothers; William Scott III, John Sterling Scott (Theresa) of Suffolk, Randolph Scott (Eulah), Vaughn Scott, Curtis Hill, Kevin Hill, Marvin Hill (Nedra), all of Chesapeake, and Willie E. Scott (deceased); three sisters; Patricia Anne Scott, Antoinette Burton (David) and Carla Ferguson all of Chesapeake; one uncle; Hosea Scott (WillieMae) of Chesapeake, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her memory will forever live on.

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