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Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery
Friday March 3rd, 2017
1:00pm - 9:00pm

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E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
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Joe Louis Earley

Loving Man with a Dimple and warm Smile!

Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart;

Joe Louis Earley, son of the late William Henry Earley and late Rebecca Alston was born on April 9, 1935 in Woodland, North Carolina. He departed this life on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Joe Earley received his education and graduated from North Carolina Public Schools. He moved to Baltimore, MD where he met and married the late Rev. Mary Ruth Earley. During their union six children were born.

He was employed as a long distance truck driver, driving from many different states. Joe also worked for the City of Norfolk as a truck driver then went to work as a Linesman at Virginia Electric and Power (Dominion) where he retired.

Joe was a blessed man to have found love twice in a lifetime. He met Lorraine Blackmon and they were united in marriage on Aug 29, 2011. Joe and Lorraine loved to travel. They have been to many places including HolyLand, Bahamas, Disneyland, & Canada.  Joe loved helping others and took pride in driving people around to do errands.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Earley, and six children:  Ernest Earley (Nancy), Dinita Jackson (Everett), Adriene White, Reginald Earley (Janice), Jacqueline Brown (DuShawn), Joseph Earley (Marilynn).  Six step children: Paula Albright, Christi Moore, Dorothy Doris (Roydell), Noel Blackmon, Theodore Blackmon Jr.(Joy), Kim Blackmon, sister-in-law, Rev. Beulah Earley. His legacy will continue to live on through a host of his grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.


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A Garden Path Vase was ordered on March 3, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

Brother Joe and Family, pray you know my heart and prayer have been with you from the time I heard of the passing of your love one. Please remember the trustworthy and true words from Revelations 21; there will be a New Heaven & Earth and no more tears.

Much love and care.

Elizabeth Anderson Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

From my family to yours,

We offer our condolences. Our prayers are with you in this time of grief and sorrow. We know that our Lord and Savior will guide and keep you throughout this sorrowful time.

The Masons

A. Jones-Mason Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

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An Azalea Plant was sent on March 1, 2017

Sorry to hear about your loss, please be encouraged knowing that GOD will provide because earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. City of Richmond Fleet Management!

Expression of Sympathy Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM

With our heartfelt prayers for you my sister Jackie Earley Brown and the entire Earley family, may the comfort of the Lord at this time of sorrow comfort you all. A strong family bond you all have with your strength the time will heal the pain of the loss of a great father.

Blessings and continued prayers,

The Birts and Mina family sends there love to You all

Isidore and Debra Birts Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

Jackie & Family~
My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family! May the comfort of God help you all during this difficult time!

Love ,
Ebony Walden & Family

Ebony Walden Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

To Our Nephews, Nieces and Cousins: Ernest, Dinita, Adriene, Reginald, Jackie and Joe and their families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families as you mourn the loss of your dad. We know that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Your faith is strong and has guided you in so many difficult times. We pray for peace and comfort and love for one another. It will strengthen and bind you together as you mourn the loss of your dad.
May you be guided by your faith?

With Our deepest sympathy and With All Our love
Aunt Adell and Family; Aunt Daisy and Family; Aunt Dot; Aunt Marian/Uncle John
Cousin Erica, Bernard; Craig/Melanie and Cousin Crystal
From Baltimore, Maryland

John Coombs and Marian Coombs Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

To: Jackie Brown & Family,

We extend our deepest condolences for your loss and pray that the love, peace and comfort of Christ remain with you during this most difficult time. Psalm 121

Bishop & Elder Brown and your MOUNT church family

The Mount Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

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A Dignity in White Pedestal Arrangement was sent on February 27, 2017

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" Please accept this as a token of our heartfelt condolences. With deepest sympathy and love, John, Marian, Craig, Melanie and Crystal Coombs (Baltimore, MD)

Expression of Sympathy Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

To Lorraine
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
It is times like this that our faith is put to the test. We know that we must accept his passing and give thanks for his life. As sad as it will be, you will always have the memory of him to hold in your hearts.
The Bible reminds us that "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." We pray that this will be especially true as you mourn your loss. We pray that God will give you the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
In Faith & Sympathy
From Marian Coombs for The Baltimore, Maryland Families

Marian Coombs Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM

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