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Second Calvary Baptist Church
Thursday January 10th, 2019

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Roosevelt Memorial Park
Thursday January 10th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Second Calvary Baptist Church
Thursday January 10th, 2019

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Noel Franklin Major

Noel Major husband of  Lucy Major  transitioned on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at his home in Norfolk, VA. Soul is Anchored in the Lord" Noel Franklin Major. known as Frankie, was a loving. funny, and kind man who would do anything to help those in need. He was born on August 30, 1945 in Colon Republic of Panama to the late Inez Henry and Noel P. Major. He was preceded in death by his sister Olga and brother Alfonso. As a young child, Frankie was raised in the city of Colon with his brothers and sisters. He always loved to share stories of his childhood days with everyone. 

He was adventurous and boasted of being a Boy Scout Leader. Going camping and learning survival skills in the jungles of Panama was a huge treat for him. He enjoyed going crabbing during the rainy season in Panama and harvesting mangos, which he loved with a passion. After graduating from high school, he became a Merchant Seaman. exploring the world for a short period of time. As time went on. Frankie was introduced to the electrical trade and discovered that he had another skill.

Not being satisfied. Frankie wanted more, and he joined the Cuerpo de Bornberos, as a volunteer firefighter. After several career changes, he decided it was time for a change an made his way to the United States to join his siblings in Virginia. Less than a month after arriving in Hampton Roads. he met the love of his life and his soulmate, Lucy. He became a member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and was an active member of the Eucharistic Lay Ministry. Cleaning Team, Elderly Meal Program, Knights of Peter Claver and Marriage A wareness. He later became a member of Second Calvary Baptist Church and was a devoted usher and participant in the International Day events.

Frankie will be remembered for his extraordinary faith and his love for God. His life was a testimony of love. He was a hardworking and dedicated man to his family and friends. He loved his Salsa music and we all know how much he enjoyed being a New York Yankees and Washington Redskins fan. In his later years. he learned how to play double steel pans with the Mosaic Steel Orchestra.

He leaves countless memories to be cherished by Lucy Aileen Gaines-Major, his wife of 38 years; his children, Francisco, Noel, Jessica, James (favorite son-in-law) and Nicolas; his grandchildren, Frankie, Natasha, Jazzmine, Antonio, Jordyn and Jillian; great grandchildren, Amaya and Jayden; his siblings, Elmina, Ricardo, Ana, Jose, Jilma, Saverna, Rodrigo, Orissa, Angela, Hortensia, Venetia, Oswaldo and Yolanda; sisters-in-law, Norma Major, Sandra Allette, Eleanor Gaines,Alma Dotson, Barbara Gaines, and Edith Valdez; brothers-in- law, Robert Bolden, Robert Madison, Robert Carabella, Levester Gaines, Charles Gaines, and Malcolm Gaines; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


It is the desire of the Major family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.







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My sincere condolences. I remember meeting him several times. I pray that God will give you and your family strength during this deeply sad time. Brenda Cannon( From Chesapeake Social Services)

Brenda Cannon Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Family, I send to you my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear family member. May John 5:28,29 truly strengthen you to reflect on Gods promises to bring back to life your dear loved one to a beautified earth where he can be reunited with his family, and never have to get sick and die, ever again. (Psalm 37:11,29; Isaiah 33:24)

LA Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

Lucy and Family, The Lord cares and will comfort your hearts during this time and forever. Please remember that our memories are forever and a place where we can always visit when our loved ones are no longer here with us.

Vanessa Edwards (Head Family of Titustown) Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Noel Major

Bernadette "Bunny" Jones Reed Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

We remember your kind smile and love for your family, especially your Lucy.

To the family: so sorry for your loss and much love. The Hardys
Ulysses, Karon, Shameka and Derek

Ulysses Hardy & family Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM

Mis ms sentimientos psame, a la Seora de Major y familia. Nuestras oraciones continuarn en el nombre de Nuestro Amado Seor Christo Jesus.

Lydia C Thom Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Noel Major

Lydia C Thom Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

As a chaplain/pastor, I am often called upon to engage/intersect people's livesand minister to them in theirtimes of deepest need. Occasionally, I am pleasantly surprised by God's sovereign grace in being ministered TO by a person and their family---thiswas just such a man, just such a family, and just such an occasion. I am exceedingly blessed to have been a part of your lives for a reason and a season. Please accept my sincere condolences, my heartfelt appreciation, and my most faithful and fervent prayers. Numbers 6:24-26, Love in Christ Jesus, Chaplain/Pastor Donn

Chaplain/Pastor Donn Cannon Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Noel Major

Robert and Oretha Pretlow Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on January 8, 2019

Rest peacefully Frankie. My condolences to the entire Major family.

Expression of Sympathy Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

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