Stephen Bloomer

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Stephen Clarence Bloomer, 57, of West Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the SOMC emergency room. He was born in Portsmouth on June 24, 1956, a son of Elizabeth "Betty" Joy Dixon Bloomer of West Portsmouth and the late Clarence Buford Bloomer. Stephen was a 1974 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and had attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Steve loved his family, church family and was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He was a member of the Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

Also surviving Stephen are his daughter, Esmerelda Elizabeth Bloomer Sanchez of Mexico; his brother, John Bloomer of West Portsmouth; three sisters, Brenda (Charles) Cobb of Portsmouth, Cheryl (Dennis) Chamberlin of Irwin, PA,and Kathy Bloomer of West Portsmouth; nieces and nephews: Hannah Cobb, Matthew (Wendy), Ben (Briea), Aaron (Tiffany) and Elizabeth Chamberlin; Rachael, Nathan (Sandy) and Joanna McGinnis; John Bloomer Jr., Joshua (Meredith and sons ), Melissa (Justin) Smith; great-nieces and nephews: Miley, Tate, Emma and Chloe Chamberlin; Nathaniel, Layla, and Ryan McGinnis; special great-niece Ashlynn Swords; and Kaelyn and Carter Smith.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church on St. Rt. 125. The family will receive friends from l to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church Youth or Gideon's International.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Online condolences may be sent to:

Published in The Daily Times from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2014