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On Sunday, August 4, 2019, surrounded by loving family and friends, Elmer "Darnell" Nazareth transitioned to his Heavenly home, VCU-MCV Hospital, Richmond. His life began on July 4, 1959, the son of Mary E. and the late Elmer Lee Nazareth.
At an early age, Darnell accepted Christ as his Personal Savior and joined hands in fellowship with Grafton Baptist Church -Harris Grove. He attended York High School and in 1977 he graduated from Lafayette High School.
On May 23, 1992, Darnell married the love of his life, the former Angela Wallace. This twenty-seven year union was blessed with three children.
He worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for nine years. He later found his passion for barbering. He was well known for his barbering skills throughout the Williamsburg and Newport News areas for the past thirty years.
Darnell loved people, especially the youth. Every young person he came in contact with called him "Unk". He enjoyed fishing with his friends, Eric and Money. He was a die-hard Oakland Raiders fan. He enjoyed playing softball. He played for the Williamsburg Invaders, C.C. Carter Softball team of Yorktown and the Williamsburg Blue Jackets. He really enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.
His fond and loving memories will forever remain with his wife, Angela W. Nazareth; daughters, Shaneki "Toya" and Morgan Nazareth; sons, Sean Blow and Devonta Nazareth; grandchildren, Sha'Mia and Saniya Nazareth, and Sa'Bella Jones (who referred to him as"Daddy"; mother, Mary E. Nazareth, of Grafton; brother, Rico Taylor, of Grafton; sisters, Yolanda Dixon (Nate), of Hawaii, Anita N. Turner, of Hampton, Demetrius N. Gyant (Terrance), of Newport News and Desiree Nazareth, of Suffolk; mother-in-law, Carrie Wallace, of Williamsburg; sisters-in-law, Faye Wallace, of Newport News and Jacqueline Clemons, of Hampton; three special brothers, Eric Heard, Anthony "Spoon" Jones and Kenneth Jones, all of Williamsburg; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Bethel Restoration Center. Family and friends to assemble at the church by 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Mr. Nazareth may be viewed from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfunerlahome.com