Hale Funeral Home, Inc.
Dr. James Leroy Singleton, Jr.
(July 20, 1944 - May 16, 2010)
Dr. James Leroy Singleton graduated this life on May 16, 2010. He was born on July 20, 1944 to the late Deacon James L. and Rebecca H. Singleton in Beaufort, South Carolina, and dedicated his life early to serving the Lord in Ebenezer Baptist Church. One of two children, he was predeceased by his sister, Vanetta D. Singleton. Dr. Singleton was a product of the Beaufort Public School system in South Carolina. Following high school he attended Virginia Union University where he met his cherished wife of 43 years, Dr. Maxine Branch Singleton. During his matriculation he participated in many collegiate activities including the college choir and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. In 1973, he graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and then completed a medical residency in River Rouge, Michigan. He went on to establish his podiatric medical practice in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, Virginia. Never at a loss for words, he often used the platform of his podiatric practice as a way of ministering to both the physical and the spiritual needs of his patients. Over the years, he also served as a church trustee, men’s choir member, and Sunday school teacher. Dr. Singleton enjoyed being surrounded by his eleven grandchildren more than anything else. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Dr. Maxine Branch Singleton; three daughters, Daphne Woodies, Andrea Singleton, and Krystal Barrett (Roy); eleven grandchildren, Grayce Woodies, Caleb Woodies , Stephen Singleton, Joseph Woodies , Seth Woodies , Faith Woodies , Josiah Woodies , Tyler Barrett , Hope Woodies, Ryan Barrett, Reaghan Barrett; a niece, Natalie Brown (Rudolph); two grand-nieces, Kennedy and Jordan; a stepmother, Myrtle Singleton; an aunt, Alberta Shand; a sister-in-law, Della Branch; special cousins, Floretta Glover (Lewis), Eugene Haywood (Mary), Sandra Watson (Calvin) and many cherished relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Virginia Union University Science Department c/o Mr. Gilbert Carter, Director of Planned Gifts and Special Projects (www.vuu.edu). Friends and family will be received at Hale Funeral Home, Norfolk on Wednesday, May 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 20th at 11:00am at Wave Church, Virginia Beach. www.halefuneralhome.com
for directions to the church:
- Merge onto I-264 E toward VA BEACH. - Take the LYNNHAVEN PKWY NORTH exit, EXIT 19B. - Merge onto VA-414 N/LYNNHAVEN PKWY. - Turn RIGHT onto VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD/US-58 E. - Turn LEFT onto N GREAT NECK RD. - The Wave Church, 1000 N GREAT NECK RD is on the RIGHT.