John W. Bynum Sr.
Portsmouth - John Wiggins Bynum Sr. was born to the late Eddie M. Bynum and Sarah Wiggins Bynum on April 26, 1931 in Edgecombe County, N.C. On February 19, 2013, with his family present, John went home to be with the Lord. He was a loving and devoted husband of 57 years. He was known to all as a loving and caring father, brother, uncle, grandfather, cousin, friend, mentor and coach.
Coach Bynum leaves loving memories with his wife, Audrey Hailes Bynum; daughters Sharon Sanders (Bernard); Patricia Fuller (David); Karen Fields (Theodore); Sylvia Wright (Keith); sons, Victor Bynum (Barbara), Keith Bynum (Suprena) and Brian Bynum as well as 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins. He is pre-deceased by his son John W. Bynum Jr. and sisters Lyla Mae Marshall, Daisy Novella Powell, and Mary Williams.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church Faith Diamond, 1023 Deep Creek Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23323, Bishop-Elect O.L. Cromwell will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Garden in Chesapeake, VA. A wake will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Corprew Funeral Home, 1822 Portsmouth Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23704 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 24, 2013