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Charles Arnett Bibbins

Calvary Cemetery
Section 21, Block 21, Lot 174, Space NE
(April 18th, 1907 – June 25th, 1957)

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Charles Arnett Bibbins was a native of Norfolk, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bibbins. After graduating from Booker T. Washington high school, he earned a degree from Howard University in 1932 and took an extension course in law from Lasalle University.

He began his career has the manager of the Oakleaf Housing Project and then managed the Liberty Park Housing Project during World War II. In 1946, he began an 11 year legal career which ended with his abrupt death from a heart attack in 1957. He was active in a variety of religious, social, and civic organizations. In particular, he was a member of the Democratic Committee of Norfolk and ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1948.  He was married to Kathryn Brown Bibbins. They had one daughter, Rose Bibbins.

Charles Arnett Bibbins Dies Of Heart Attack
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Jul 6, 1957;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 4

Dies Suddenly
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Jun 29, 1957;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. B1

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Admission Cost: Free

Address: 1600 St. Julian Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504

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