Bervel T. Bateman Jr.

Bervel T. Bateman Jr. NORFOLK - Bervel T. Bateman Jr., 96, passed away Sept. 17, 2011 peacefully in his home. He was born June 3, 1915 to the late Florence Viola Sandler and Bervel T. Bateman Sr. in Princess Anne County. In loving memory, he was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Williams Bateman; and son, Bervel Timothy Bateman III. He leaves behind his loving family: daughter-in-law, Charleene Bateman of Virginia Beach; grandsons, Bradford Leigh Bateman and wife Jennifer and William Garner Bateman and wife Nicole; five great-grandchildren, Garner, Brandon, Madeline, Julie and Anderson. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, VA 23509. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will follow immediately at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, 5520 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509. (757) 622-8672 or The Scholarship Fund of the Owens Lodge No. 164, Norfolk Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505. You may pay your condolences at

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Smith & Williams Funeral Home
818 Norview Ave Norfolk, VA 23509
(757) 855-5558

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 18, 2011