Charis M. Lapsley-Blacka

November 15, 1964 - December 9, 2020

11/15/1964 - 12/09/2020

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, the beloved Charis Blacka, 56, of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away after a short illness. Charis struggled with many battles throughout her life. She fought hard, loved fierce, and lived life on her terms. This last battle, however, was too much for her body to conquer, though she tried valiantly. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Chandler Blacka, of Virginia Beach, who she loved more than life itself, and many friends and family members. Forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to the Treasured Memories Community Funding to help offset funeral costs.

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Tammy seymour
1 year ago

Charis – I will miss you , so much . I will miss our cooking dinners together ( monthly ) , listening to our jams , our deep conversations and the many laughs we shared. You were a great friend , with such such a sweet soul. Love you , my friend.

Deborah K Sinclair
1 year ago

I am just overwhelmed by the news. I met Charis in Newport News before she moved to Norfolk. I know she loved Chandler with everything in her. She was a fighter and may her spirit rest in peace.

Ashaunti Hundley
1 year ago

I am so lost for words; Ms Blacka, your yo-yo is soo sorry she hasn’t been there. You were/are by far one of the most amazing people I met in my life, and I’m so glad I got to meet you and enjoy time with you before you were called home! Chandler, i’m so sorry, please send me whatever info I need to be in attendance for you and your mom, I appreciate y’all very much for being there for me and sticking up for me. My condolences to the whole blacka family, but especially to you Chandler. RIP Ms Blacka

Mary V Cross
1 year ago

How can I breath now that you have gotten your wings. Charis you were like a big sister to me and I loved everything you did. Now that you are gone I’m glad that we spend the time together and had fun together. Much love to my adopted nephew Chandler your always in my heart much and take care adopted Auntie Mary V. Cross.

Donna and Gretna Smith
1 year ago

Chandler, Gretna and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Heath
1 year ago

We were such great friends back in the day. I am glad we were able to reconnect. RIP my dear friend. I know how much you loved Chandler and I know you will watch over him. RIP girl. I love you!! XOXO

Nana Margie
1 year ago

Love you

Lori Sherwood
1 year ago

Charis, who’s gonna call me “Uggs” now?! I have so many memories with you, from childhood to adulthood, all to be cherished. I truly love you and will miss you. I’m hoping you find peace. Chandler, you know you were your mothers heart and life-saver!

Margarita Montgomery
1 year ago

R.I.P. Charis Blacka I miss you soo much, we had many ups and downs but we never lost our love for each other. Chandler will be just fine, Nana Margie has his back. I love you

Patricia Sherwood
1 year ago

Chandler, I was a nextdoor neighbor of your mom’s when she was born. I am Lori’mom. Although we lost touch with sweet Charis not one day did i not think of her and wished i could talk to her. Her smile could melt snow. She is pain free and I know in the arms of her Maker. I remember Lori climbing fence to go over to Mrs Moore’s and poor Charis never could climb that stupid fence to come over our house. We would have to go and help her over. She was so funny. We use to laugh so much about things all in love, Pat Patterson Sherwood