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02/24/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Brenda Powell Duncan Matthews

Brenda Powell Duncan Matthews
(d. 11 Feb 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is more sad if rather belated news today.   Brenda Powell Duncan Matthews, Class of 1963, passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the age of 69.

   Her siblings include Bubber Powell, Bobby Powell, Sr., Larry Powell ('67), Susie Powell Harrison, Mike Powell, Linda Powell Coy ('66) of VA, and the late Carl Powell and Ronnie Powell.

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 02/24/15, 9:06 AM - "obit":


A '63 classmate,
 Brenda Powell Duncan Matthews, passed away on Feb 11, 2015. Her obituary was in the Daily Press last week.

Thank you for all you are doing for the typhoon nation.

Susie (Overton) Jones

   Oh, Susie, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thank you for letting me know; I had overlooked it altogether. You have my sympathies on the passing of your classmate.

 From the Daily Press - 02/17/15:

            Brenda Powell Duncan Matthews

      HAMPTON - Brenda Matthews, 69, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 11, 2015.

Brenda was the daughter of the late Clyde and Veria Powell. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Carl and Ronnie Powell.

Brenda is survived by her children, Catherine Easter (Boyd) and Richard Duncan (Millie); grandchildren, Tiffany Nichter (Pete), Kelly Easterling (Mike) and Crystal Dillman (Brian) and Richard Duncan Jr.; and four great-grandchildren; her siblings, Bubber Powell (Patty), Bobby Powell Sr., Larry Powell (Kathy), Susie Harrison (T.R.), Mike Powell (Janet), Linda Coy (Rick), and many special aunts, uncles and cousins.

Brenda attended Freedom Life Church, loved and served her loyal customers for many years at 7-Eleven, Quik Pik in Poquoson and Dare Market in Yorktown. 

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. March 7, 2015, at Freedom Life Church, 35 Tide Mill Lane, Hampton.

Memorials can be made to The Benevolence fund at Freedom Life Church. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 17, 2015.
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February 17
, 2015

My mother had the most giving spirit all of her life. She was a friend to many and made everyone laugh. Mom is saving a place for me in heaven.

February 17, 2015

  I will miss you and love you always, my big sister. We will see each other in heaven.

~ Linda Coy, Suffolk, Virginia

February 17, 2015 

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T Griffin


February 18, 2015 

Brenda was a blessing to me so much. I will miss her a great deal, and my heart is heavy hearing this. We were neighbors side by side since the 1970s, and I went to school with Cathy and Ricky.
Cathy and Ricky - you and all the family have my prayers, love and support.
I will miss seeing her and all the good times we shared.
God has been given another angel .

~ John Allen, Hampton, Virginia Contact Me


February 19, 2015 

Surely going to miss Brenda. Have great memories of working together with her at Teledyne Hastings Raydist. Who would have thought I am a part of her great family now? Love you, Brenda. See you again.

~ Deb Easterling, Smithfield, Virginia

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February 22, 2015 

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ A.G. and Claudine Womble

February 22, 2015 

Very sad to hear the news that your mom has passed away. I remember her as a wonderful neighbor and friend to my family. God Bless!

~ Fay Allen Barber

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Brenda's family, friends, and classmates at this time.

   This information is also posted here:

 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



Oh, How I Love Jesus

Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.


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