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04/23/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Mark Wilson

Mark Andrew Wilson, Jr.
(18 June 1949 - 19 Apr 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday morning.       Mark Wilson, Class of 1968, passed away in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 61.

  From Bob Harris ('66) of Northern VA - via phone call of 04/22/11:

... Mark Wilson passed away in Fuquay-Varina on the 19th.  He was in the Class of 1968.  He'd been hospitalized lately with kidney problems... I thought you'd like to know...

   Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this, Bob!  Thank you so much for calling to tell me...

From the (Raleigh, NC) News and Observer - 04/22/11:

Mark A. Wilson Jr.
    Mark Andrew Wilson, Jr.
June 18, 1949 - April 19, 2011

Mark Andrew Wilson, Jr., 61, passed away Tuesday. A native of Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late Mark and Carmelina Wilson.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 300 E. McIver St., Angier. Burial will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens. After the graveside service, the family will receive friends at the Wilson home, 1782 Purfoy Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Mark Wilson
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Bettie Wilson, son, John Mark Fachorn and wife, Stacey of Willow Spring; daughter, Kimberly Wilson and fiancé Dante Judd, Sr. of Fuquay-Varina; grandchildren, Connor and Ava; brother, Timothy Wilson of Newport News, VA; sister, Carmen Olenic of Richmond, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier and at other times at the home.

Condolences may be made to

Published in The News & Observer on April 22, 2011. Visit Guest Book

April 22, 2011, 6:20 AM

We will truly miss seeing Mr. Wilson at our office. Our entire staff wishes to extend our condolences as he was always one of the most kind and pleasant people despite his disability. We will keep you in our prayers. Sincerely, Dr. Rob Lenfestey

April 22, 2011, 10:51 PM
I and my fellow Mon/Wed/Fri patients of the Fuquay Kidney Center will truly miss Mark. He would always thrill us with his army stories and tell us where the best restaurants were. He certainly livened up the waiting room. There are no need for dialysis machines in heaven.

~ Xavier C. Keyes

April 24, 2011
Dear Wilson Family, Please accept my sympathy for the passing of my old classmate, Mark. We shared not only the same last name, but I also have been a kidney patient on dialysis. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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April 25, 2011

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mark's family and their friends.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; trans;ated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of My son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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