Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

William Bland McLaurin

11/14/1973 - 07/24/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 2pm, Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery
1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk VA

William Bland McLaurin was born to the late Frances and Willie McLaurin on November 14, 1973. he was a U.S. Army Veteran who went on to graduate from Norfolk State University, later receiving his Master's Degree. He was a resident of Norfolk, Virginia. He was an employed at Newport News Shipyard for many years. His accomplishments were endless. He received the Model of Excellence Award for his commitment to excellence, for his achievements were attributed to his strong work ethics. He is survived by his sisters, Deborah Freeman of Norfolk, VA and Lola Campbell of New York, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Julia McLaurin and Willie "Weebee" Bonner.

Mike Curry What can I say about my good friend William? I worked next to Will for a year or two at NNS. We went out on our smoke breaks together. He was one of my closest friends at work. He helped me muster up the courage to ask out a girl we worked with, who became my wife. He was a person I confided in, and had some of the best times of my professional life with... Will made his print on this world in everything he put himself in to. I won't ever forget him, and anybody that has ever known him won't either...
Posted: 8/11/2017
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Lola CMpbell To God be the glory , for all he has done..Thank you lord for the wonderful years William lived & enjoyed...I thank you also ,dear lord for the wonderful years. I. had with my brother. ..our dad , William & i (Lola) were all born on the 4th of our birth month...beautiful things happen to people who love the lord...love to debra & our family, COOKIE.💖 god be with us all
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Shawn T. Davis May God give "Lil William" peace in Heaven. To all the family: You are in my prayers.
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Michelle & Frank Skinner To Deborah & family , we were shocked & saddened by the passing of "Lil William". We send our thoughts & prayers for strength, understanding & peace. May God be ever with you & the family
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Marlon whitfield To the family of my brother William Mclaurin. On the behalf of myself and my family.. We love you and God bless..
Posted: 8/2/2017
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LaVerne Harvey (Bebe) I am loss for words! Just saw him at cookout 3 weeks ago . I am praying for you all and know that God makes no mistakes! Love you all
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Sharon Patrick I am praying for peace, comfort and understanding for the McLaurin family. I was very shocked to hear of Will's passing and still in shock but I know God has better plans for him. William and I were 2016 classmates of Lead Hampton Roads. I always felt Will was very intelligent and always gave very powerful point of views. He was also very humorous. William will be missed. I am very happy to have known him. Many blessings to the family. Lead Hampton Roads Class of 2016...BEST CLASS EVER!!!
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Linda Studivant-Stacy was very shocked to hear of the passing of William, this family has endured a lot of deaths, but God will see you through it all. Another one of Fairfield Finest gone but never forgotten, Debra, Frances, you guys are in my prayers.
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Rudy Hendricks What a shock when I walked into my office last Tuesday to find that Will had passed. I've known him since he started at the Shipyard in 2001. WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEING! Yes, he was extremely intelligent, a very dedicated employee here and just the finest example of a caring person you'd EVER have the chance to meet. I will forever cherish the fact that I got to meet him. Your family has my deepest condolences! Rudy
Posted: 8/2/2017
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Lori Steinhau My thought and prays are with you and your family at this time. Will was a really wonderful person and he will be missed
Posted: 8/1/2017
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Frank Edmonds Sr. Prayers to the McLaurin family. I knew Will from work at NNS. He was a good man, never met a stranger. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted: 8/1/2017
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Barbara McPherson Deborah I am so sorry to hear of the passing of William. My prayers are with you and the family.
Posted: 8/1/2017
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Lisa Hill Prayers to the McLaurin family, I am so sorry for your loss. Will was a sweet person, who always had a smile on his face. He was a pleasant person to work with. Rest in peace. Lisa Hill
Posted: 8/1/2017
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shaina brandon Uncle William, Rest peacefully with God. May you light continue to shine down on our family and comfort us. We will always love you and honor your memory. Love you Unc, Shaina
Posted: 8/1/2017
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Sante Smith I'm still in shock that William has gone on to his Heavenly home...RIH...Praying for the McLaurin family during this extremely difficult time.
Posted: 7/31/2017
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