Obituaries

Robert Mikeska
B: 1942-04-18
D: 2019-03-21
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Mikeska, Robert
Patricia Koehler
D: 2019-03-20
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Koehler, Patricia
Edward McInnis, Sr.
D: 2019-03-19
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McInnis, Sr., Edward
Mary Earnest
B: 1932-02-26
D: 2019-03-07
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Earnest, Mary
Gene Colvin
B: 1963-01-07
D: 2019-03-05
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Colvin, Gene
Jacqueline Taylor
B: 1934-10-23
D: 2019-03-01
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Taylor, Jacqueline
Eddie Higgins
B: 1949-06-20
D: 2019-02-26
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Higgins, Eddie
John Burnside
B: 1946-11-15
D: 2019-02-24
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Burnside, John
Dana Wishart
B: 1986-08-11
D: 2019-02-24
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Wishart, Dana
Nancy Mosley
B: 1964-07-24
D: 2019-02-20
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Mosley, Nancy
David Scheller
B: 1979-11-27
D: 2019-02-18
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Scheller, David
Virginia Hardin
B: 1937-07-13
D: 2019-02-13
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Hardin, Virginia
Megan Sikorski
B: 1987-01-25
D: 2019-02-08
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Sikorski, Megan
Earl Gibbs
B: 1928-09-09
D: 2019-02-07
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Gibbs, Earl
George Milak
B: 1942-06-28
D: 2019-02-05
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Milak, George
Dawn Todorov
B: 1927-11-04
D: 2019-02-03
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Todorov, Dawn
Karen Nolan
B: 1960-08-11
D: 2019-01-28
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Nolan, Karen
Betty Hakey
B: 1935-05-29
D: 2019-01-23
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Hakey, Betty
Celina Sánchez
B: 1932-06-09
D: 2019-01-23
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Sánchez, Celina
M. Bolding
B: 1937-03-02
D: 2019-01-21
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Bolding, M.
Willia Kiddy
B: 1930-11-08
D: 2019-01-20
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Kiddy, Willia

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Michael S. Strickland, Lead Director
Email: mikes@familychoicefunerals.com
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Mobile Phone: 757-353-0520

Michael grew up in the Pembroke section of Virginia Beach and graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1998.  He received his Degree from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA in 2002 and has worked in funeral service in the Hampton Roads area his entire career.

Since Mike has assumed leadership, we have grown to serve more families than any other single location in Southside Hampton Roads.  

Mike loves Family Choice's relaxed, friendly approach.  He appreciates that Family Choice serves families with a wide range of backgrounds, and that our prices are affordable for all.  He also likes that we offer financing options to families, giving them more flexibility.

He and his wife, Meredith (a nurse at CHKD), have a son, Dexter, and live in Virginia Beach.

Trina Jacinto, Funeral Service Intern
Email: trinaj@familychoicefunerals.com
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Mobile Phone: 757-434-8917

Trina was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She enlisted in the US Army as a watercraft operator in 2001. After a tour in Kuwait and numerous watercraft missions, she honorably discharged after six years.   Upon completion of her enlistment, she obtained an Associates degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of Virginia. She also has an extensive background in private security and auto mechanics. Trina joined our staff in August of 2015 and has developed a passion for helping our families. She currently resides in the Ocean View area of Norfolk.

Richard Kershner, Administrative Support/Funeral Attendant
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262

Richard joined the staff in March of 2013 after selling his auto-detailing business.  He assists the funeral directors by helping to get death certificates signed and filed, keeping the funeral home vans cleaned and maintained, and a host of other duties.  His attention to detail and work ethic are a real asset to our operation.


Steve Foster, Funeral Attendant
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262

Steve was born in Newport RI but has resided in the Hampton Roads area since 1966.  A retired Navy veteran of 20 years he served his country honorably from 1980 to 2000.

Married to the love of his life, Pamela since 1979, they have 5 adult children and 6 wonderful grandchildren.  Steve is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he serves as a deacon.  During leisure time, Steve always enjoys playing a round of golf.  Steve joined the Family Choice team in March 2017.

Chivas Zaporteza, Funeral Attendant
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262

Dwayne Ross, Funeral Attendant
Office Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262

Dwayne is a native of Brooklyn, NY.  He is currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and is excited about the directions afforded to him with his education.  He enjoys singing, dancing, writing music, and working out.