Obituaries

Howard P. Kea

January 22, 1946 - October 27, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: November 2, 2019

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12pm Saturday November 2, 2019 at Emmanuel Baptist Church Smithfield, Va. Viewing will take place Friday November 1, 2019 from 4-7pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

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Howard Pernell Kea (Junnie) entered into eternal rest on October 27, 2019 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital. He was born on January 22, 1946 to the late Joseph Kea and Bernice Tynes Kea. He was preceded by his late wife Roberta Brown Kea.

Howard worked/owned Gulf Service Station, was a mechanic at Norfolk Naval Base, driver of chartered and school buses and a custodian. He served three years in the United States Army.  Howard   was enlisted during the Vietnam War.

On September 26, 1992 he married Lola Manley Kea. To that union three children were born. He was dedicated to his family and friends. He was never a stranger to anyone. He is survived by his wife Lola M. Kea, four daughters Valeria Kea-Edwards (Brian), LaVetia Kea-Hartsfield (Patrick), LaTisha Kea-Towns and LaPernee Kea; one brother Morris Kea; goddaughters Charmaine Kea-Bailey and Chiquita Kea Diggs; a godson Maurice Kea; a special sister Effie Kea Conley; a special brother James Kea; ten grandchildren Amber, Jai, KeShaun, KeaYania, Keaera, Christina, Christopher, Ja’Siah, Isaiah, and Amiyah; uncles, four aunts, eight sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, a special friend Elmer Godwin, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.” Psalm 91:9-11

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12 pm Saturday November 2, 2019 at Emmanuel Baptist Church Smithfield, Va. Viewing will take place Friday November 1, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.