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Claudine T. Austin


1951 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Claudine T. Austin Obituary
NORFOLK - Claudine T. Austin, 66 of the 1600 block of Keswick Drive passed away on January 2, 2018 in Norfolk, VA. She was born on February 25, 1951 to the late Herman Taylor and Rosa Bullock Taylor in Portsmouth, VA. Mother Claudine received her BA Degree in Elementary Education from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA and received her MA Degree in Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Mother Claudine was a teacher for Norfolk Public Schools for 37 years retiring in 2011. She was a member of New Bethel Cathedral COGIC, where she was the First Lady. She also served as the State Supervisor of the Department of Women of the Virginia Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Dr. Melvin L. Austin, Pastor of New Bethel Cathedral COGIC; daughters, Chandra Robertson (Ikego) of Greensboro, NC and Courtney Austin of Portsmouth, VA; and three wonderful grandchildren, Cordell, London and Shiloh. Funeral service are as follows, Friday, January 12, 2018, lying in repose 4:00PM-7:00PM. The Jurisdictional Homegoing Celebration, 7:00PM at the Jurisdictional Headquarters, Garden of Prayer COGIC, 1001 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Bishop L.E. Willis, II, Jurisdictional Prelate. Services for Saturday, January 13, 2018, lying in repose, 9:00AM-11:00AM The Jurisdictional Homegoing Celebration, 11:00am at the Jurisdictional Headquarters, Garden of Prayer COGIC, 1001 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Bishop L.E. Willis, II, Jurisdictional Prelate. Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 11, 2018
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