03/17/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Dell Adams Stinnette

 Alexia Dell Adams Stinnette
(d. 15 Mar 2007)

Warwick High School

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As incredible as it seems, there is even more sad news today.

  From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 03/17/07 - "  Ray Stinnette ('63 - of VA)":

Hi, Carol,
I have some sad news.  Ray Stinnette's wife Dell passed away Thursday. The obituary is in Daily Press today.....

Thanks for the great job you do for all Typhoons.

   Oh, Bobby, I'm so very sorry to hear this.  Thank you, though, for letting us all know.  Please give your cousin Ray our deepest condolences.

From the Daily Press - 03/17/07:    

          Alexia Dell Adams Stinnette


YORKTOWN - Alexia Dell Adams Stinnette, wife of Raymond Cole Stinnette Jr., died Thursday, March 15, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/17/2007.
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TABB - Alexia Dell Adams Stinnette passed this life and met her Lord and Savior Jesus Thursday, March 15, 2007. She was a native of Newport News and a longtime resident of the Tabb area of York County. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. An alumna of The College of William and Mary, Mrs. Stinnette was an educator in the public schools of Newport News and York County for 39 years. She served as school principal and as an Instructional Specialist overseeing such programs as English As a Second Language, Fine Arts, Reading, Title I and Gifted Education. Mrs. Stinnette was preceded in death by her parents, John McKenzie Adams and Tabitha Sadler Adams of Newport News. She held leadership positions so much that she will be greatly missed. She was a past president of the Newport News Reading Council and a board member of the Virginia State Reading Association. Mrs. Stinnette was a member of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Key Women Educators. She was a member of the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Historian of the Rev. James Blair Chapter of Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Cole Stinnette Jr.; two sons, Raymond Cole Stinnette III and John Callis Stinnette; a sister, Jacqueline A. Spangler; a niece, Constance Spangler Diakun; a great-niece and great-nephew. The family would like to thank the York County School Division and Bethel Baptist Church for their continuous support during Mrs. Stinnette's illness. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society for melanoma research, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite 102-A, Newport News, VA 23606. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Peninsula Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 10 a.m. by Dr. Thurman R. Hayes Jr., Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/18/2007.


We send our deepest sympathy and love to Ray, Cole, John and all the rest of Dell's family. We shall surely miss her kindness, humor and smile. Our Christmases also will not be the same without her. We hope she will be tasting all the goodies that God provides in His Heavenly Home.
Charles & Hazel Adams (Hampton, VA) - March 17, 2007
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I had the pleasure of working with Dell in the YCPS for 7 years. Dell always had a smile ready to share. I found her to live with the utmost integrity and commitment. I pray that her family will find comfort in their faith at this time of deep sorrow.
Dr. Judy Duncan (Ball) (Columbia, VA) - March 17, 2007
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet (Gloucester, VA) - March 17, 2007  
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Ray, I learned this morning of your loss, and I want you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jimmy Parker (Newport News, VA) - March 17, 2007  
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Ray: We extend our sincerest sympathy in the death of your dear wife. We fondly recall our association with you at Orcutt (Avenue) Baptist Church and your wonderful parents. May God strengthen and bless you in the days ahead. None of us are promised tomorrow and you can take heart in the fact that you will be reunited with her one day. Our prayers are with you. My wife, Patty Andrews Mays and I send our love.
Frederick Mays (Newport News, VA) - March 17, 2007   
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Sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, Dell! God Bless!
Henry (Butch) Ragland (63) (Colorado Springs, CO) - March 17, 2007    
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Please accept my very sincere condolences at this time. I'm sorry to be contacting you under these circumstances, however I did want you to know you were in my thoughts and prayers.
May God bestow added comfort upon you and your family at this time.
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Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC) - March 18, 2007  
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Sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dale Bliss (Kill Devil Hills, NC) - March 18, 2007 
Ray, sorry to hear about Dells death, You and the Boys will be in our prayers. Tom and Loraine Saunders
Thomas Saunders (Hampton, VA) - March 18, 2007   
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I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this diffficut time. Although I did not know Dell personally, I have heard my father (Roy Adams) speak fondly of her and her sister Jackie over the years.
Barbara Adams (Melbourne, FL) - March 18, 2007   
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Dear Ray and Sons,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Try to reflect on all the happy times with your wife and mother. Those memories will help get you through these difficult days. Dell was my first principal when I started in YCPS and I truly appreciated her leadership at Dare.
Alice Bostrom (Advance, NC) - March 18, 2007    
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I was truly sorry to read of the passing of your wife. My prayers are with you during this most difficult of times in your life.
Best regards,
Harry Seay (Elkin, NC) - March 18, 2007
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Dell achieved so much in a life that was way too short. We are so proud to have known her and called her our friend. She was a mentor, an inspiration and had so many accomplishments outside of her profession. She is irreplaceable, and we are the better for having known her.
Janet & David Harden (Southern Shores, NC) - March 18, 2007 
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Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. .
Bob Callis (Rainelle, WV) - March 18, 2007  
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Ray, Cole, and John,
I am so sorry that you are suffering the loss of your mom and wife. Dell was so passionate about you and her career in education. She loved and cherished you as I know you did her. I pray that wonderful memories will sustain you and comfort you in the days and months to come. My prayer for you is that you all will hold on to each other and keep the faith that you will be reunited with Dell one day. Love, Katie Bartee
Katie Bartee (Yorktown, VA) - March 18, 2007    
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   Again, our deepest sympathies are extended to Ray and his family at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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