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01/01/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Virginia _____ Kent

Edith Virginia _____ Kent
(15 Feb 1921 - 29 Dec 2012)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this New Year's Day.     Virginia _____ Kent, Class of about 1939, widow of    George Kent, also a graduate of Newport News High School, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 in Hampton at the age of 91. 

   Her daughter,    Judy Kent Taylor, predeceased her just last January:

From the Daily Press - 01/01/13: 

                 Virginia _____ Kent



HAMPTON - Edith Virginia Kent, 91, a native of Newport News, VA and a 57 year resident of Yorktown, VA passed away on Saturday December 29, 2012.

She was a graduate of Newport News High School and celebrated 68 years of marriage to her husband, George W. Kent, Jr. Virginia was a kind hearted, loving mother and grandmother to 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. She always saw to it that her children and grandchildren had not only everything they needed but also what they wanted. She truly possessed a servant's heart putting everyone's needs and wants ahead of her own. She was a wonderful cook and perhaps the instrumental glue that held her family together. Her acts of love and kindness are countless and she is held dear in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, George W. Kent, Jr., and her daughter, Judy Kent Taylor. She is survived by her children: Carolyn Salmon (Kenny Salmon), George W Kent, III (Pat Kent), Woodie G. Kent (Sharon Kent), Stacy Taylor (granddaughter), all of Yorktown, and Kathy Larrivee (Yvone Larrivee) of Collegeville, Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.





The family would like to give a special thank you to the York County Fire and Rescue and to the nurses (Kim, Tina, Alicia, & Elizabeth) who went above and beyond in caring for Mrs. Kent.

Visitation will be held from 7 ? 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 2 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton. A graveside committal will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3 at Parklawn-Wood Memorial Park in Hampton.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January 1, 2013.

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January 01, 2013

Kathy, We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories as a teen at your house with your mom. We are out of town and cant make it tomorrow but know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Bonnie and George Olrogge

~ Bonnie Olrogge, Yorktown, Virginia

January 01, 2013

Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed greatly.

~ Unsigned 

January 01, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Burcher Family

~ Vicki Oneill, Hampton, Virginia

January 01, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Grandma was a wonderful lady that will be greatly missed. I hope you can find comfort knowing she is in a better place with Granddaddy and Judy.

January 01, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May God give you peace and good memories in the days ahead. She was a strong woman and she leaves behind a great legacy.

~ Barry, Rhonda, & Colby Guilliams, Tabb, Virginia

January 01, 2013
Kathy, my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you in a humble effort to give you strength during this trying time. I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was such a sweetie.

January 01, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

~ Kim and Kenny, Yorktown, Virginia

January 01, 2013
Kathy and Family, My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you during this trying time. My deepest condolences concerning the passing of you beautiful mother. She was such a sweetie.

January 01, 2013

I love you and will miss you greatly. I have lots of great memories, thanks to you.

Your grandson Kurt and Family

~ Virginia

January 01, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I remember the Kent family from next door on 33rd Street. May you always remember the good times.

~ Renee Helterbran Benton, Gloucester, Virginia

January 01, 2013  

To My Grandma:
I don't even know where to begin. I was a child that was blessed to be able to get to go to their grandparents' house daily, and I LOVED it. I have so many wonderful memories growing up, and all of them include you. We were like best friends. I'd come over and you make me an "Eggo" or a "Bago" for breakfast, we'd watch the Today Show, The Price Is Right, and the soaps. We knew at noon Carolyn was coming to get us and we'd go shopping and to lunch! When I asked where we were going, you guys told me we were "going crazy." I remember sleep-overs at your house and how you snored and made me laugh while you were sleeping; how you made me cinnamon toast but you accidentally used celery salt because the bottles looked the same; that Friday was "hair" day and how you reminded us all that every day was "nice day." The memories are endless and I'll cherish them always. I know Granddaddy and Judy were there the greet you, I hope you're finally at peace. I love you and I'm going to miss you as we ALL will. It's an honor to be your granddaughter <3

~ Whitney Kent, Yorktown, Virginia

January 02, 2013

My prayers go out to all of you. She was a wonderful woman, and she will be missed dearly. She will always have a place in my heart. RIP, Virginia.

~ Alicia Hudgins, Newport News, Virginia

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Virginia's family and  friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.

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