03/15/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Andrea Vernon Davis

Andrea Demorris Vernon Davis
(1944 - 13 Mar 2005)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news again this morning.  Andrea Vernon Davis ('62) passed away Sunday, March 13, 2005
of Pulmonary Fibrosis while awaiting a lung transplant.

From Pam Wright Owen ('62) of VA - 03/14/05:

I just received an e-mail from Bonnie Farmer Dixon ('62) that our good friend and classmate, Andrea Vernon
Davis ('62)
passed away on Sunday, March 13.  I don't have any other information, but imagine something will
be in the Daily Press today or tomorrow.
Please pass this on. 
Pam Wright Owen ('62)

   Oh, no!  Thanks so much for passing this along to us, Pam.  I remember Andrea so fondly.  We were in the same P.E.
class when she was a senior and I was a freshman.  She was such a joy - always fun and kind to me and made the class
so much more enjoyable.  She had absolutely the most beautiful green eyes I've ever seen, before or since.  I'm so sorry
to learn of her passing.

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/14/05:

Andrea Vernon Davis NNHS class of '62 died Sunday. Her obit should be in tomorrow or Wednesday
Daily Press. She was a dear friend..
Peace & Blessing,

   Thank you, Cheryl.

Andrea Vernon Andrea Vernon Davis          

Andrea Vernon Davis

NEWPORT NEWS - Andrea V. Davis, wife of George A. Davis Jr., died March 13, 2005. Arrangements by Peninsula
Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/15/2005.

   I will be attaching a more complete obituary to her name here:



 Our deepest sympathies are extended to Andrea's family and friends at this time.

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 03/15/05:

Dear Carol,
One of my dear friends from long ago in Stuart Gardens has passed away. 
While in VA for Christmas I spoke to her on the telephone and she said she would
not last until Spring. Her sense of humor was still strong.
Andrea, NNHS '62, was a wonderful person and I will never forget her.
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet - '62

   Thank you, Brownie.  Neither will I.

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/14/05:

Andrea was a member of Warwick Assembly of God. We are members of Liberty Baptist but were
at WAG for 17 years. That is how I knew her. Our daughters were friends as well in youth group.
She was a faithful member and devoted Christian. Thanks for asking...she was sweet. She died
of Pulmonary Fibrosis, and was at the hospital for a lung transplant. Died before with her family
around her.
Peace & Blessing,

    Thanks so much, Cheryl.

 Andrea Vernon Davis

NEWPORT NEWS - Andrea V. Davis, 61, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 13, 2005, after a
courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was a faithful member of Warwick Assembly of God for over 25 years.
Andrea was a loving wife, mother and friend and was an angel here on earth. We thank God for every day we had
with her. She will be an even more wonderful angel in Heaven. Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 42
years, George Davis; her daughter, Sharon Jenkins, her husband, Mike, and 'Baby J'; her son, Billy Davis and his
wife, Jenny; mother-in-law, Frances Davis; and sisters-in-law, Pam Davis and Jean Orecchio. The family will receive
friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Friday at Warwick Assembly of God, officiated by Pastor Gregory Cox. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/16/2005.







March 26, 2005
Sharon and family, I didn't know of your mom's passing until a few days ago when Robin called to tell me. I am so sorry to hear such news. I know there are no words that can help at this point but I definitely know what you are feeling. As you know, my own mom passed away of the same type disease. Time does help heal your pain but you'll never understand why. Call if I can do anything to help, even if it is just to talk. Hope to see you soon at the office, Sharon. Hang in there.
   Alicia Allen (Poquoson, VA )

   March 21, 2005
Andy, Sharon & Billy,
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you at this sad time. We remember Andi as a very caring person who possessed the ability to spread joy. She will be missed.
   Gerald & Shirley Frix (Winchester, VA )

   March 17, 2005
I would like to express our sincere thoughts and prayers from Newport News High School class of 1962. We just learned of Andrea's illness a few weeks ago and her passing was quite a shock for all of us. God bless her family and help them through this sad time of losing a wife, Mother and friend.

NNHS Class of 1962.
   Brenda Amos Williams (Newport News, VA )

   March 16, 2005
Andrea and husband Andy are my cousins and loved by everyone. We will miss Andrea's big smile and loving heart here on earth but know that her journey home will be sweet. Our grandparents in heaven must be full of joy to have her with them, and someday we will all gather together as a family around the big table. That will be a happy day! Goodbye, Andrea -- see you soon.
   Sue Rigney (Boston, MA )

   March 16, 2005
Andrea wasn't kin to me but she always was thought of that way. She was the wife of my cousin, Andy, but they had been together so long it seemed she had always been there. We burnt a lot of biscuits and bread because we talked so much when she came to visit-we forgot about the food. We will all miss her, especially her smile. We loved her very much and we know we will see her in Heaven.
   Dianne Vest (Roanoke, VA )

   March 16, 2005
Andy, Sharon & Billy,
We send our love and prayers in the loss of your wonderful wife and mother. She meant so much to us during our tenure as pastors of Warwick Assembly of God!
   James & Phyllis Cheshier (Fort Smith, AR )

   March 16, 2005
I will always remember how she played the autoharp for the children in Sunday School- her love, smile and gift touched my heart - Our prayers are with the family.
   Nancy Crockett (Yorktown, VA )

   March 16, 2005
Andrea was a delightful lady and she will be greatly missed. Her smile and her friendliness were real. She is with her Savior, the Lord Jesus, and I'm sure her laughter rings throughout heaven, that region of endless delight.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this beloved friend.
   Esther Kennedy (Hampton, VA )

   March 15, 2005
So sorry to learn of the passing of Andi. I use to attend Warwick with Andi and came to know her working together on Easter eggs and being a part of Women's Ministries together.
She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
My deepest sympathy goes to her family. May you find peace and strength from the Lord at this difficult time.
Lori Wilson
   Lori Wilson (Newport News, VA )

   March 15, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with Andy, Sharon and Billy and their families at this difficult time. Andrea was a wonderful wife, mother and friend. Her warm smile and laugh will be missed by many people. You have my deepest sympathy.
   Pam Owen (Williamsburg, VA )





  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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