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04/10/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Margie Pitchford Freeman

Margaret Pitchford Freeman
(08 June 1928 - 08 Apr 2011)

Warwick High School / Newport News High School Class of @ 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have even more sad news this Sunday morning. 
 Margie Pitchford Freeman, Warwick High School / Newport News High School Class of @ 1946, passed away in Poquoson on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the age of 82.

From the Daily Press - 04/10/11:   

                   Margie Pitchford Freeman



POQUOSON - Margaret Pitchford "Margie" Freeman, 82, a native and lifelong resident of the Peninsula, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2011, with her family by her side.

She attended Hilton Elementary, Warwick High and Newport News High Schools, and was a graduate of the College of William & Mary, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a master's degree in Education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and Delta Kappa Gamma at William & Mary. She retired in 1993 from Poquoson Public Schools, after 23 years of teaching, and was a member of the Poquoson Retired Teachers Association. Gardening, her books, and her home were the center of her life.






Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her parents, Frank H. and Mary Scruggs Pitchford; her sister, Peggy P. Pedersen; and her stepmothers, Ethel Cox Pitchford and Lois Sarver Pitchford.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerald Q. Freeman Sr.; four children, Jenny Ward and husband, Durand, Lynne Weaver and husband, Robert, Gerald "Jay" Freeman Jr. and wife, Karen, and George "Gee" Freeman and wife, Heather; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; half-brother, Frank H. Pitchford Jr. and wife, Lyn; adopted brother, Clyde E. Pitchford; and special nephew, Michael Loviner.

A celebration of Margie's life will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Her wishes were that her cremains be scattered in Bennett's Creek, Poquoson, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund (P.R.T.A.), 401 Bridgewood Dr., Yorktown, VA 23693.

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Published in the Daily Press from April 10 to April 11, 2011.
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April 10, 2011

  Our love and prayers go out to Jerry and all his family on the passing of Margie. Many wonderful memories we share with you at this time of sorrow. A poem to help you through this trying time.

He Will See Us Through

When we lose someone we love
A loss too great to bear
God sends us friends to comfort us
To show they deeply care.

In the dark hours of the night
When no one is around
It's when we feel the loneliest
And where God's love is found.

Like a soothing, healing balm
That console's our broken heart
Yet so much pain still lingers
Ripping our heart apart.

Just rest secure in God's love
Knowing He is by our side
He holds us close when feeling that
A part of us has died.

I know that God will listen
When words we need to say
And when we feel we need to cry
He is with us night and day.

Always waiting by our side
With arms open wide
As we pour out all our hurt
He is standing by our side.

The Lord loves us so very much
He will never leave us alone
And never forsake us in our need
To face the loss on our own.

He comforts us and strengthens us
Anoints us with Heavenly balms
And as the dawn breaks through the sky
We will awake in His loving arms.

Ginny and Bobby Bryant©

April 10, 2011

Dearest Jenny and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I saw somewhere that you have your mom's strength. What a blessing moms are to us daughters. Take care of yourself and know that I am praying for you and your family.

~ Sheila Ketchem, James Store, Virginia

April 10, 2011  

  Lynn and the Freeman family,
I am sorry to read about the passing of Miss Margie. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. May you find strength from knowing she is now home and in the best hands she can ever be in. May she rest in peace.

~ Cathy Gwaltney/Wendland, Wasilla, Alaska

April 10, 2011   

Lynn and family, our heart goes out to you because I have been where you are and understand the many feelings you may have. I know the Lord will sustain you as only He can do.

~ Doug & Audrey Morrison

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Margie's 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

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1947
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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