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02/22/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Freddy Champ

Milton Frederick Champ, Sr.
(d. 19 Feb 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.       Freddy Champ, Class of 1966, passed away in Cobbs Creek at the age of 60.

From the Daily Press - 02/22/09:



 Milton Frederick Champ, Sr.


  COBBS CREEK - Milton F. 'Fred' Champ, Sr., 60, died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.

He was born in Newport News, Va., and was the son of the late Milton H. and Dorothy Wilhelm Champ. He retired from the Newport News Fire Dept. in 1995 with over 25 years of service for the city of Newport News. At his retirement he was a special investigator for Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance. He was a active member of Bellamy United Methodist Church and had served on numerous committees in the church. Fred was a very devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and had a real passion for the youth at Bellamy.
Fred Champ

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Champ; his children, Chelsea Michelle Champ, Rachel Alexandra Champ, both of Cobbs Creek, Milton F. Champ Jr. and his wife, Vickie of Gloucester, Jennifer Walkosz and her husband, Chad, and Kimblery Griffen, both of Newport News; his sisters, Maria C. Dugan of Kanas City, Kan., and Susan F. Ewing of Newport News; his grandchildren, Brandon, Alexandra, Karleigh, Logan, Madison, C.J., Zack and Eriq; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Bellamy United Methodist Church with funeral service starting at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Steve Vineyard. Burial will be in Bellamy Memorial Cemetery with fire department honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Youth Ministry of Bellamy United Methodist Church, 4870 Chestnut Fork Road, Gloucester, VA 23061.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad and the staff of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital for their special care.

Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 2/22/2009 - 2/23/2009.
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February 22, 2009
Dear Lisa, Chelsea, Rachel & family,
Our deepest sympathy to you in your loss of such a great man and servant of Our Lord. Bellamy Church will surely miss him, also, but how the heavens shall rejoice at his coming. He had so many God given talents and was such a joy to be around. Thoughts of him in his apron and hat, and his famous horse outfit will always bring a smile to our faces. May the words of The Prophet offer you some comfort.... For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.... Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. May God be with you and give you peace.

~ Marsha & Bruce West, Gloucester, Virginia
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February 22, 2009

To The Champ Family we extend our deepest sympathy. We knew Fred through Bellamy church as a caring and loving person. We knew his wife and girls as devoted Christians and loving people. He will be deeply missed by all.

~ Janice & Tom Fairfield, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

February 22, 2009

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
~ Dana Perry, Newport News, Virginia

February 22, 2009

Lisa and Fred's Family
I was shocked to hear about the passing of Fred. My sympathy and prayers go out to you all at your loss of Fred.
I lost my brother back on Sept.9, 2008.
I have always thought a lot of you and Fred and I will miss Fred. I will always remember our days at Ames.
May God bless you and the family at this difficult time.

~ Chuck Teagle, Seaford, Virginia
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February 22, 2009

Sorry about the lose of your loved one. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you ever need anything. My prayers are with each and everyone of you. God bless.

~ John Pugh, Port Haywood, Virginia
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February 22, 2009

Lisa and family,
I was so surprised to see that Fred "Champ" had passed away. I remember his sweet disposition back in the Murphy's Mart/ Ames days. I am so sorry for your loss.
I hope that you find comfort not only through God's love but also through your many happy memories of Champ.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa and your family.

Lori & Jeff Wilson
~ Lori Wilson, Newport News, Virginia
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Champ family and their friends.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
764 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821


Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

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