04/11/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Lillian Walston Creal

Lillian Walston Creal
(20 Aug 1908 - 9 Apr 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
Once more we bring you sad news. 
 Lillian Walston Creal, mother of    Al Creal ('58) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at the age of 99.

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 04/11/08 - "Obituary of Mother of our NNHS58 Classmate,   Al Creal":  

Notes of sympathy and support can be sent to:
Al & Jan Creal

   (Mailing address and email addy available from Joe at Jwdvt@aol.com )

   Thank you, Joe. I'm so sorry; I just didn't pick up on this one.

 From the Daily Press - 04/10/08:    

               Lillian Walston Creal


NEWPORT NEWS - Lillian Walston Creal went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

She was born Aug. 20, 1908, and lived in Scotland Neck, N.C., until she married. She has been a resident of Newport News since 1938. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Lillian received her teaching degree from East Carolina Teachers College and then for 30 years was an elementary school teacher in the Scotland Neck, Roanoke Rapids and Newport News School Systems, retiring from teaching in 1973 from St. Andrew's Episcopal School. She also enjoyed working as a hostess at the Howard Johnsons Restaurant at Newmarket Circle and the succeeding restaurants at that location for many years..




She was a life member of First Baptist Church, Newport News, having been involved in numerous activities and teaching children's Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Joy Sunday School class and the Swingin' Singers. She was a past matron of Emira Chapter OES. She loved to travel with friends and leaves behind many good friends, including Elsie Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert F. Creal Sr.; her father, Wm. Amos Walston; her mother, Lillian Deborah Walston; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Albert F. Creal Jr. and his wife, Jan; one grandson and his wife, Paul and Corinne Creal; one granddaughter and her husband, Carie and Hal Lloyd; six great-grandchildren, Ryder and Emerson Creal and Haley, Trey, Matthew and Samuel Lloyd; two sisters, Nina Fountain of Tarboro, N.C., and Mary Partin of Scotland Neck, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Scotland Neck, N.C., at 4 p.m.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Morningside Assisted Living who have so lovingly cared for Lillian, and also thank Bon Secours Hospice staff for their care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606, or to your favorite charity in Lillian's name.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/10/2008.

Guest Book

Dear Al & Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom visiting our home with you and what a sweet, gentle lady she was. Keep the good memories. Love Jeannie
Jean Skorupa (Newport News, VA) - April 10, 2008
May the spirit of your mother's loving heart comfort you and bring strength during this difficult time.

Our Deepest Sympathy
Marcus Hudson and Family (Newport News, VA) - April 10, 2008
To Dr. Creal & Family
We would like to extend our sincere condolences in the passing of your beloved mother. We hope that you will find comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We pray that God will continue to strengthen and bless you and your family. We are praying for you. (Romans 14:8,9)
From: Curtis, Bernice, Alexis, & Caleb Vinson
Curtis Vinson & Family (Hampton, VA) - April 10, 2008
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Dear Dr. Creal and family,
I was sorry to see passing of your beloved mother. By reading the obituary, I can tell she was quite a special and loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Remember all of the good times that you shared with your mother.
Irie West Parker and Heather West
Irie Parker (Smithfield, VA) - April 10, 2008
Al, Jan and family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Courtney and Bobby Privette
Courtney Skorupa-Privette (Newport News, VA) - April 10, 2008
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. I know you will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eva Burke (Newport News, VA) - April 10, 2008
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My husband & I enjoyed visiting Mrs. Creal with our therapy dog "Lucy". She was a beautiful Christian lady. Our sympathy to all her family and friends.
Judith & Rube Brett (Newport News, VA) - April 11, 2008
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I am sorry to hear about your loss. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beth Skorupa (Newport News, VA) - April 11, 2008
Al, Jan and family:

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May the love of friends and family help you through this difficult time.
Judith Wheeler (Yorktown, VA) - April 11, 2008
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Al, Jan and family,
Thoughts and prayers to you all. It's so difficult to lose your Mom.
Al, I still think of the figs you brought to my Mom in the nursing home.
Sincerely, JoAnn and Bobby
JoAnn Fowler (The Villages, FL) - April 11, 2008
Dear Al and family - my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother.

Sandi Mirmelstein Levy
Sandi Levy (Rockville, MD) - April 11, 2008

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Al and Jan and all of Mrs. Creal's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Shall We Gather at the River

Words and music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.loveallpeople.org/shallwegather.html - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Order of the Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrichmo/misc/oes.html - 12/20/07

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