01/08/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Gail Williams Lambiotte

Gail Berkley Williams Lambiotte
(b. 1940 - 4 Jan 2008)

Newport News High School Faculty

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news is compounding.  Gail Williams Lambiotte, former faculty member at Newport News High School,  passed away on Friday, January 4, 2008 at the age of 68.

From the Daily Press - 01/08/08:  

          Gail Berkley Williams Lambiotte

NEWPORT NEWS - Gail Berkley Williams Lambiotte, 68, died Friday Jan. 4, 2008.

Born in Danville, she moved to the Peninsula at the age of two. She graduated from Guston Hall in Maryland and earned her bachelors degree from Mary Washington College. She retired as a teacher with the Newport News Public Schools. She taught English and biology for 23 years at Newport News, Ferguson and Denbigh High Schools, a career she dearly loved, serving with pride and dedication. She was also an avid bridge player.

Mrs. Lambiotte was preceded in death by her parents, Berkley and Sallie Williams; and her faithful canine companion, "Doodle Bug.'

She is survived by her husband, Michael G. Lambiotte of Bena; her step-son, Paul J. Lambiotte of Newport News; her brother, Leo C. Williams and his wife, Miriam; her sister, Barbara W. Matthews, all of Newport News; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Weymouth Funeral Home by Pastor Barbara Shefelton. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/8/2008.

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Miss Gail Williams
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Gail Williams Lambiotte
My "Auntie" Gail is gone... still very surreal for me... Thank you Lord for the wonderful holiday we all had together before you took her home...thank you for her peaceful passing...thank you for her sweetness & the unconditional love she gave us all... thank you for her presence in my life.

I know you are probably hovering worrying about how we all are doing like you always have..don't worry... we will be fine... you taught us perseverance by example.

I am envisioning the reunions you are experiencing now to calm my tears.. imagining DoodleBug curled up in your lap... I am happy he didn't have to wait very long for you :)

You will forever live in my heart, love your proud name sake,

Pamela "Gale" Matthews
Pamela "Gale" Matthews (Newport News, VA) - January 8, 2008
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We are so saddened today to learn of Gail's passing. We loved Gail and enjoyed playing bridge with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family today.
George & Cornelia Eddy
George & Cornelia Eddy (Palmyra, VA) - January 8, 2008
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Pamela "Gale" and family,
Wanting to express my heartfelt sympathy to everyone who knew and loved your wonderful Auntie Gail.

Pam, I know you feel like you just lost your "BAF" "best aunt forever" but believe me, she has never been closer to you than she is right now... she is alive and well in your soul. You have great memories of her that will not fade over time, but grow deeper and stronger as time marches on. The pain you feel will fade, the emptiness will fill with wonderful thoughts and images she blessed you with over the years. You got her name, good nature and her charming ways... she got your undying love. What a great tradeoff!

So tonight when you go out and look at all those stars in the heaven.. remember there's one more shining down on you.. your namesake.. your beautiful Aunt Gail.
Lynn Savage (West Chester, PA) - January 8, 2008
Mrs. Lambiotte was my English teacher back at Ferguson as Miss Williams in 85-86. My prayers go out to Mr. Lambiotte (who was my principal) and the rest of the family.

Tracy Rippy
Tracy Rippy - January 8, 2008
Paul and Family-
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Misty Collins (Hampton, VA) - January 8, 2008 
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Lambiotte and Williams families and their friends and her former students.

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Lead On, O King Eternal

Words by Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888 (4 Apr 1862 - 24 Aug 1917)
Music (Lancashire) by
Henry T. Smart, 1836 (26 Oct 1813 -6 July 1879)

Shurtleff wrote this hymn wrote this hymn for the graduation ceremony at Andover Theological Seminary, where he was a member of the class of 1888.

 Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home:
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song.

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin's fierce war shall cease,
And Holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace;
For not with swords loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums,
But deeds of love and mercy,
The heav'nly kingdom comes.

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears;
For gladness breaks like morning
Where'er thy face appears;
Thy cross is lifted o'er us;
We journey in its light:
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.

"Lead On, O King Eternal" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.opc.org/hymn.html?hymn_id=403 - 12/07/07

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