Ernest George Minns, 66, past president of Virginia Beach NAACP

Ernest George Minns
Ernest George Minns

Ernest George Minns, 66, went home to be with his heavenly father Friday, July 26, 2019. Born in 1952, George was the loving son of the late George W. and Mary B. Minns.

He was a graduate of Floyd E. Kellam High School and a member of Mount Zion AME Church. George was a civil rights activist, leader and an advocate for racial justice. He was the president of the Virginia Beach NAACP branch from 1987 to 1997. George worked for the establishment of the Virginia Beach Minority Business Council and Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission. He was the president of the Seatack Community Civic League from 2010 to 2018.

George was preceded in death by his siblings, Ernestine Neal and Timothy Burrell; and foster brothers, Raleigh Holly Jr. and Willie Holley Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory his former spouse, Kim M. Crump; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Minns; son, George Minns II (Leslie); sister, Catherine Nance (Clifford); nieces, Keeunsha Burrell and Bree Jackson; nephews, Michael Neal, Parris Lawrence-Jackson and Ishmal Lawrence; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seatack College Scholarship Fund.

Share online condolences with the family at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services.

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