04/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Garnet Muire McKinsey

Garnet Muire McKinsey
(1912 - 25 Apr 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news today.  Garnet Muire McKinsey, mother of    Lynne McKinsey Burkhalter ('59) of TX and    Connie McKinsey Laker ('62) of VA, has passed away in Newport News at the age of 95.

  From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 04/27/07:

I read in this morning paper that Connie McKinsey Laker's (class of 1962) mother passed away. She was 94. Just thought you might like to know.

   Thank you, Jimmy.  I appreciate your telling me.

From the Daily Press - 04/27/07:

          Garnet Muire McKinsey

  NEWPORT NEWS - Garnet M. McKinsey went to her Lord and Savior on April 25, 2007, after her 95 years of life here on the Virginia Peninsula. She was born in Urbanna in 1912 to the late Adgner and Ruth Muire. She spent her early years married to Benjamin F. McKinsey, prior to his death in 1977. She worked tirelessly for Nachman's Department Store and retired in 1982 after 45 years of service. Her memory is left to be cherished by her two daughters, Connie Laker and husband, Dar, of Hampton and Lynne Burkhalter of Missouri City, Texas; her son-in-law, Lanny Burkhalter of Belaire, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Craigs and Lorella Tysinger; five grandchildren, Stacey Akers Gordon and husband, Mike, Michael Akers and wife, Mandy, Craig Burkhalter and wife, Lisa, Chris Burkhalter and wife, Kristi, and Cory Burkhalter and wife, Jackie; and 11 great-grandchildren. Her family will miss her very much. The family would like to send a special thanks to her good friend, Maddie Humphreys, The Newport and Riverside Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Orcutt Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport News Fire Department Safe House Fund, 2400 Washington Ave., 6th Floor, City Hall, Newport News, VA 23607. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/27/2007.
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Garnet was a dear friend. She did a lot of traveling with us at Orcutt Baptist Church. She always seemed to enjoy herself with her friends. I enjoyed visiting her in her home....she was a dear friend and I shall miss her.
Loraine Hughes, Orcutt Baptist Church
Loraine Hughes (Chesapeake, VA) - April 27, 2007
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So sorry about your mother. I have such nice memories of her and our teenage years. Please contact me if you have a chance.
Jane Monfalcone Simmons (Dahlonega, GA) - April 29, 2007
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To the family of Garnet McKinsey: I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. I knew her well at Orcutt Baptist and also knew each of her other four sisters and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Muire. Garnet was always kind to me and will be missed by so many people. My wife, Patty Andrews Mays, and I extend our sympathy and prayers to the entire family.
Frederick Mays (Newport News, VA)  - April 29, 2007
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So sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Wayne Agee (Hernando, FL)  - April 30, 2007





   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire McKinsey family and their friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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