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04/11/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Bobby Meck

Robert Earl Meck
(d. 9 Apr 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1970

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Again we have more sad news to deliver.    Bobby Meck ('70), brother of    Elizabeth Meck Barnard ('61),   John Meck ('65), Sheryl Meck Hall, Sharon Meck O'Neal, and twin brother of    Bill Meck ('70), passed away Monday at the Hampton Veterans Hospital at the age of 55. 

   His mother, Virginia W. Meck, passed away just last June:

From the Daily Press - 04/11/07:



Robert Earl Meck.

NEWPORT NEWS - Robert Earl Meck, 55, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at Hampton Veterans Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News. Mr. Meck was employed with various homebuilders as a carpenter, until he was disabled due to a work-related accident. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. Bobby was a Christian, saved by God's Grace. Preceded in death by his father, John H. Meck Sr. and his mother, Virginia W. Meck, survivors include three sisters, Elizabeth Barnard and her husband, Dorsey; Sheryl Hall; Sharon O'Neal and her husband, Robert; two brothers, John H. Meck Jr. and his wife, Cathy and William C. Meck; eight nephews and a niece. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home by Carter Love, Chaplain NNPD Retired, and Pastor Bill Geouge followed by burial in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Hampton Veterans Hospital staff for the loving care that Bobby received there. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/11/2007.
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Family of the Late Robert Meck,
I was shocked and saddened to read Robert's obituary this morning. My heart goes out to each of you because I imagine the pain of your loss. Robert was such a nice guy and a great caregiver for Mother Meck when she was at home.
May your fond memories of Robert bring you some peace. God will keep you during this most difficult time.
Be encouraged and blessed.
Beulah Davis, L-SW, Riverside Hospice (Newport News, VA) - April 11, 2007
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Meck Family,
Please excuse my confusion as I sent my first condolence. I was in such shock that I did not realize who I was referring to until I talked to Billie on the phone.
Please accept my apology and sincerest sympathy.
Beulah Davis (Newport News, VA) - April 11, 2007
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So sorry to hear of the passing of Robert. We all grew up in best neighborhood possible in our era.
May God give you peace
Cheryl Mays Howard
Cheryl Howard (Yorktown, VA) - April 11, 2007
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To the Meck Family,
It seems as if it was only yesterday we were all young and carefree. I have wonderful memories of the times spent with Bobby and Billy, who were more like brothers to me when we were growing up.
My thoughts are with you during this sad time and hope that you each find comfort in the memories you have of Bobby.
With sympathy,
Tim Center (Newport News, VA) - April 11, 2007
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I was so sad to learn of Bobby's homegoing, but rejoice in his salvation. I am grateful for his military service to our country. I have fond memories before he was born of the excitement that twins were expected in the neighborhood. Elizabeth and I were playmates in the 50's; Please know my prayers are with your family.
Eva Ellis Madagan (Wesley Chapel, FL) - April 11, 2007
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To the Meck Family: I am so sorry to hear of the death of Bobby. I worked at Manning's Grocery Store on Buxton and 19th Street when I was in high school. How well I remember the two sets of twins in one family. Such a nice family. I knew Elizabeth and John better as I was older than each of you. I graduated in 1960, the year ahead of Elizabeth. My wife, Patty Andrews Mays graduated in 1961 with Elizabeth. I am so glad to read that he was a Christian; hence, you will be reunited with him again. My prayers are with each of you.....God bless you all.
Frederick Mays (Newport News, VA) - April 11, 2007  
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To John & family:
I was saddened to read of your brothers passing. Know in your hearts that he is in a wonderful place and even though you feel his absence acutely, have peace in your heart. Our prayers are with you all.
Sarah Puckett Kressaty (Yorktown, VA) - April 11, 2007  
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My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jeanette Mouser Reichenbach (Hampton, VA) - April 13, 2007  



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Meck family and their friends at this time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Nearer My God to Thee

Words: Sarah F. Adams, 1805-1848
Music: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872

1. Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

3. There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

4. Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

5. Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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