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01/16/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Doris Fleenor Wilson

Doris Fleenor Wilson
(14 Apr 1924 - 12 Jan 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1941

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news today.  Doris Fleenor Wilson, Class of 1941, mother of    Terry Abbott ('65) and Carolyn Abbott Smith ('69) and of the late     David Abbott - ('66) (27 Sept 1948 - 02 Nov 1969), and sister of Beth Fleenor Davis and of the late Eddie Fleenor (June of '44) (d. 24 Mar 2001), passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the age of 86.

From the Daily Press - 01/16/11:

      Doris Fleenor Wilson
  HAMPTON - Doris Fleenor Wilson died Jan. 12, 2011, at Sentara Careplex Hospital, Hampton.

Born April 14,1924, in Newport News, she was a graduate of the 1941 class of NNHS. Her career spanned more than 50 years with various health agencies, beginning with the in the late 50's. She rose to Executive Director of the , responsible for about 1/3 of Virginia, then Associate Director of the March of Dimes. For the last 23 years, Doris was a consultant for AMC Cancer Research. For several years, she volunteered at Riverside Rehab Hospital in the gift shop, and as a tax practitioner with AARP.

She was a member and served on the vestry of Grace Episcopal Church in Newport News, until it's closing, and more recently a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hampton.

Doris was preceded in death by husband, Martin Lewis Wilson; son, David F. Abbott; granddaughter, Tiffany K. Hatter; and brother, Edward N. Fleenor.

She is survived by son, Terence S. Abbott; daughter, Carolyn A. (David) Smith; sister, Marian 'Beth' Davis; grandson, David S. (Kerry) Abbott; and great-granddaughter, Abigail Jane Abbott; Sally Abbott and several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Animal Aid Society, 8 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, VA 23666.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Derek Pringle, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave., Hampton.
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Published in the Daily Press from January 16 to January 21, 2011.
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January 17, 2011
David--We are so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Rader Family--Lisa, Tim and Zac

~ Lisa Rader, Vienna, Virginia

January 17, 2011

Terry, So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Don't know if you will remember but my mother, Dorothy Alfrey, and your mother were best of friends. We lived down the street in Southampton and you, David, and I used to play together. She was a wonderful lady.

~ Linda Alfrey Walker, Hampton, Virginia

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Doris' 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

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Safe in Thine own eternity,
Our dead are living unto Thee:
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One providence alike they share:
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