Jesse Edgar Demps

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“Jesse was a friend to me from the moment I started practicing law in the City of Portsmouth. He always greeted everyone with a smile and a genuinely...Read More »
1 of 68 | Posted by: Cheran Cordell - Chesapeake, VA

“My long term friend for 50 years best friend I ever had I will truly miss him God bless! ”
2 of 68 | Posted by: Joan Jackson - Charlotte, NC


3 of 68 | Posted by: Kimberly Hill - Kansas city, MO

“Jesse always had a smile for everyone and was a generous man. As a fellow Santonian, he helped provide Christmas for children in foster care, and it...Read More »
4 of 68 | Posted by: Nancy Cherry - Portsmouth, VA

“Hello my name is Kimberly hill out of Kansas city, mo. Used to live there in the 80's-90's. Helped me out a lot doing long distance work for my...Read More »
5 of 68 | Posted by: Kimberly Hill - Kansas city, MO

“We miss you much ”
6 of 68 | Posted by: Yolanda Hobbs - Chicago, IL

“Our prayers are with you. Bless each of you. Enjoy memories and his legacy. He's an awesome man. Our family to your family. Be blessed.Ellis...Read More »
7 of 68 | Posted by: BONITA ELLIS - Portsmouth, VA

RIP JD
8 of 68 | Posted by: Chuck King - Hampton, VA

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest in Peace...xoxoxoxo ”
9 of 68 | Posted by: Brenda - Dacula, GA

“I knew Jesse when he was in Salem, Oregon attending Willamette University, he was 22 years old then. Prior to leaving Oregon, I held his property so...Read More »
10 of 68 | Posted by: Janet Butler - Salem, OR

“Jesse was an extremely kind and considerate man. A strong advocate for his clients. His demeanor always made it a pleasure to work with him while...Read More »
11 of 68 | Posted by: Darryl Upshur - Virginia Beach, VA

“My prayers and condolences go out to Jesse's family and friends. Jesse was always so kind to me from the first day I met him in court. I was a new,...Read More »
12 of 68 | Posted by: Nicole Upshur - Virginia Beach, VA

“My sincere condolences and prayers go out to his family. May God continue to guide and comfort you during your loss. Just remember to take one day...Read More »
13 of 68 | Posted by: S.C.F. Brown - Chesapeake, VA

“Jessie will be truly missed. He was a part of my family for many years. He was aways available to assist in times of legal troubles, so giving. ...Read More »
14 of 68 | Posted by: Mary Casper - Chesapeake, VA

“Simply put, we have lost a great man and an excellent human being. Rest peacefully friend. We will all miss you. ”
15 of 68 | Posted by: Keith Webb - Newark, DE

“Rest in peace sweetheart. ”
16 of 68 | Posted by: Sheila Carrington - Durham, NC

“Jesse was a kind man, who treated everyone well. He was a credit to his profession, family, and friends. I knew him since 1986, and never heard...Read More »
17 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“I am truly honored to have known Jesse. He was kind, thoughtful, humble and compassionate. I will forever treasure his encouragement and the wisdom...Read More »
18 of 68 | Posted by: Brandon Atwater - Durham, NC

“Our deepest condolences to friends and family. Jesse has been a true friend for many years. A great lawyer, and jurist he always took time to...Read More »
19 of 68 | Posted by: Pat Cannon & family - Moyock, NC

“You were a wonderful addition of friends to our family! You will be missed. Rest easy. ”
20 of 68 | Posted by: Linda Williams-Brown - Chesapeake, VA


21 of 68 | Posted by: Susan Reid - Chesapeake, VA

“Jesse was a true gentleman. He was a skilled courtroom advocate and treated everyone with respect while sitting as a Judge. He will be missed very...Read More »
22 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“To Jesse, I am blessed to have known you for many years. God graced the world with the gift of you. God created you to let the King in you reign...Read More »
23 of 68 | Posted by: Wanda Rogers - Hampton, VA

“Jesse was truly a wonderful friend for many years. He was kind hearted, and caring with an infectious laugh. It was an honor to know him. My...Read More »
24 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“My Condolences To the FamilyJesse was a fine gentleman and a good friend. We knew each other from high school,then connected at Chesapeake J&D Court....Read More »
25 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“Love is never lost. My deepest condolences to the family.Cheryle Green ”
26 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“We are honored and blessed to have known, Jesse E. Demps. He was truly a blessing in our lives and we will miss him.Our condolences,The Cumbo Family ”
27 of 68 | Posted by: Tracy Cumbo - Virginia Beach, VA

“To the FamilyDeath is one of the hardest part of life to deal with for those left here, but because it is such an overwhelming experience God has...Read More »
28 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Jesse for my entire career and am better for it. He was a great advocate and a sincere gentleman. He was...Read More »
29 of 68 | Posted by: Teddy Black - Chesapeake, VA

“To the Demps Family, Jesse will be missed by our family! We knew him as a friend and a neighbor for over 8 years. Miss You Jesse! Such a kind and...Read More »
30 of 68 | Posted by: CARLETHA SAVAGE - CHESAPEAKE, VA

“My love and support to the Demps and Glover family during this very difficult time. God Bless you all. Cherish those beautiful memories. Love your Ga...Read More »
31 of 68 | Posted by: Michelle Hawkins - Douglasville, GA

“Our deepest condolences to the Demps family. Jesse was kind and caring. Cherish the memories and find comfort in our Heavenly Father. We are praying...Read More »
32 of 68 | Posted by: Donna Rogers - Virginia Beach, VA

“Jesse was the kind of guy who always greeted you with a smile and a kind word. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed by his colleagues...Read More »
33 of 68 | Posted by: jo spencer

“May GOD's grsce and mercy cover you the family at the lost of your love one..Jesse and I were classmates at Norcom and remained friends thru out. ...Read More »
34 of 68 | Posted by: Betty Wilson-Payton - South Mills, NC

“May GOD's grsce and mercy cover you the family at the lost of your love one..Jesse and I were classmates at Norcom and remained friends thru out. ...Read More »
35 of 68 | Posted by: Betty Wilson-Payton - South Mills, NC

“Demps Family - I share in your loss of someone so special to so many. Thanking God and Jesse for the North Carolina friends and memories. ”
36 of 68 | Posted by: Rosa Williamson - Garner, NC

“Rip cousin from another family tree. ”
37 of 68 | Posted by: Gladys Cross - Portsmouth, VA

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!! RIp my dear friend and Christian Brother. ”
38 of 68 | Posted by: Alex Brown - Suffolk, VA

“I knew Jesse from my niece and nephew he love them kids I know that they will truly miss him, I will often talk to him for advice on something that I...Read More »
39 of 68 | Posted by: Debra Jones - Portsmouth, VA

“I have known and worked with Jesse for at least a decade. I found him to be a fair and honest man. He will be missed by all who knew him. My...Read More »
40 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Fischetti - Chesapeake

“I was privileged to meet Jesse and his loving family during a time he was having a rough day with his illness. Jesse was very humble and sweet even...Read More »
41 of 68 | Posted by: Barbara Smith - Suffolk, VA

“Pray for the repose of the soul of Jesse Demps. RIP ”
42 of 68 | Posted by: Dr. Clayton Garrett - Arlington, VA

“Attorney Demps was a caring and thoughtful person. There's no doubt that every life he touched will miss him tremendously. His death leaves a huge...Read More »
43 of 68 | Posted by: Dr Theresa Brown-Doonquah - SC

“I met Jesse when he first started his law career. He was always a kind and respectful man. Through the years he strived to become one of the finest...Read More »
44 of 68 | Posted by: Gail Peters - Chesapeake, VA

“To My Friend Jesse:May your light shine as bright in heaven as it did on earth. I will certainly miss you and will never forget you. You were a very...Read More »
45 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“Jesse was truly a wonderful man. He was an excellent lawyer and better friend. I will miss him dearly. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
46 of 68 | Posted by: Brian Thomasson - Chesapeake, VA

“Extending my sincerest sympathy to the family of Jesse Demps. May God comfort you all during this time of sorrow. ”
47 of 68 | Posted by: Vivian Henderson - Virginia Beach, VA

“For the Family of; Praying God will comfort you throughout the days in store and keep your loved one in His care until you meet once more. ”
48 of 68 | Posted by: Darryl K Green - Chesapeake, VA

“I will remember Jesse as an awesome, quiet and kind guy in our school days to our intermittent meetings in our adult life. May God continue to bless...Read More »
49 of 68 | Posted by: Linda Smith - Suffolk, VA

“Thanks for always being there for your nephew(Milton) in time of need. R.I.P. God bless the Demps family ”
50 of 68 | Posted by: Wanda Silmon-Blount - Chesapeake, VA

“"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal." My heartfelt condolences to the family of the Honorable Jesse E. Demps. ”
51 of 68 | Posted by: Lori A. Butts, Esquire - VA

“My condolences to Jesse's family. He was loved by many of us and will be sincerely missed. Pam Hampton ”
52 of 68 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a great man, an excellent attorney and a true friend. So many were blessed by his calming demeanor and infectious smile. The legal community...Read More »
53 of 68 | Posted by: Helivi Holland - Suffolk, VA

“My good friend, you will be missed more than words could ever express.You were a listening ear and always gave me words is wisdom..I am sure you have...Read More »
54 of 68 | Posted by: carolyn Lattimore - Suffolk, VA

“I will miss you my friend! ”
55 of 68 | Posted by: Marion Lee - Portsmouth, VA

“I'm going to miss you my friend! ”
56 of 68 | Posted by: Marion Lee - Portsmouth, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Jesse was a wonderful friend and a good man who will be missed by all who knew him. Godspeed---Lin...Read More »
57 of 68 | Posted by: Lin and Will Jamerson - FL

“A good man, a friend and Christian brother who helped so many. Rest in peace. Craig Jones ”
58 of 68 | Posted by: Craig Jones - Portsmouth, VA

“Jesse was a great man!! Rest in heaven my brother!! ”
59 of 68 | Posted by: Warren Franklin - Stone Mountain, GA

“The first job i ever had was working after school helping his secretary file, answer phones, and i loved it. He was a kind, humble man. I am sorry...Read More »
60 of 68 | Posted by: Latoya Norfleet - Portsmouth, VA

“A great man who served God, his family, and his church with dignity and respect. Jesse will really be missed. Praying for the Demps family. ”
61 of 68 | Posted by: Angela Hollingsworth


62 of 68 | Posted by: Reginald Tubbs - Portsmouth, VA

peace “Take care , my friend. I will never for his honesty and love of family. Willie. Mills ”
63 of 68 | Posted by: A friend


64 of 68 | Posted by: Mary Brown - Chesapeake, VA

“Rest in peace , Shaw University - "Bear" 1975!!! Sorrowfully submitted, Saint Augustine's (College) University- "Falcon" ”
65 of 68 | Posted by: Dianne Turner-Whitt - PA


66 of 68 | Posted by: Loretta Barnard - Chesapeake, VA

“In deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
67 of 68 | Posted by: Brenda Brown - suffolk, VA

“Rest In Peace Shaw University Bear!!! Sorrowful submitted; ...Read More »
68 of 68 | Posted by: Dianne Turner-Whitt - PA


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Jesse was born on April 25, 1953 and passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Jesse was a resident of Virginia.

Wake Service 5:30pm-7:00pm Thursday April 20 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Boulevard. Service InformationA funeral service will be held 11am Friday April 21 2017Celestial Baptist Church1439 Mt Vernon Avenue Portsmouth VA.

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