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04/30/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Micheal Veazey

Michael L. Veazey
(07 Dec 1963 - 27 Apr 2011)

Ferguson High School Class of @ 1981

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
here is more sad news today which I tried to ignore yesterday because I didn't want to believe what I was reading.     Michael Veazey, Ferguson High School Class of @ 1981, passed away at VCU Hospital in Richmond on Friday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 47

   The son of    Harry Veazey ('56) of VA, he was the nephew of   Steve Veazey ('60) of VA and    Brenda Veazey Keech ('62) of NC.

   His grandmother,  Norma Tilley Veazey (10 Dec 1919 - 28 Oct 2008), preceeded him in death.

the Daily Press - 04/29/10:  

             Michael L. Veazey

    RICHMOND - Michael L. Veazey, 47, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011, at VCU Hospital in Richmond, Va.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1963, in Newport News. He attended local schools and graduated from Ferguson High School.

He had been a resident of Richmond, Va., for the past 20 years. He was an employee of Haley Two Salon and Spa and an antique dealer at West End Antique Mall.

He is survived by his father and mother, Harry L. and Joyce K. Veazey; brother, David Veazey; niece, Taylor Veazey; nephew, Brian Sparrer; and many other family members and friends.
Michael Veazey

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date and location to be determined in Richmond, Va.

The family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from April 29 to April 30, 2011.
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April 29, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Joyce and Harry.

Patty Wilkins Arnold

April 29, 2011  

We know how horrible it is to outlive a child. We send our sincere sympathy and support.

R.G. and Diana

April 29, 2011  

My thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family and close friends. He and I attended Ferguson High School together and I have very fond memories of time that we spent at Busch Gardens together. Rest peacefully, Mike.

~ Mary Begor, Newport News, Virginia

April 29, 2011   

  We worked with Michael at Antiques on Broad and all enjoyed his quiet ways. He was helpful to anyone needing assistance and a true friend. He will be missed by many.

~ Maurice Beane, Richmond, Virginia

April 29, 2011 

I was so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family and friend's. I knew Mike since 8th grade and we kept in touch thru the years. I will truly miss him.

~ Wendy Peltz Blount, Canton, Georgia

April 29, 2011

You're gonna be missed by everyone who knew you. You touched everyone you knew in one way or another. Fond memories of school years. RIP, Mike.

~ Terri Portlock Tharpe, Smithfield, Virginia

April 29, 2011

Dear Harry and Joyce,
We were sad to learn of the passing of your beloved son, Michael.
I remember him when he was just a baby and he is the age of our son, Donnie. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We send you our love. Carol and Mickey Marcella

~ Carol and Mickey Marcella

April 29, 2011 

To Harry Veazey family,
We send our prayers and condolences to your entire family on the loss of your son Michael. We express our sorrow to you.

~ Mr. and Mrs. David Benson, Newport News, Virginia

April 30, 2011 
Michael and I came up through the ranks at Karina's salon together, and we worked together for eight years, and I came to know him as a man of great style, class, and humor. He will be very much missed. My heartfelt condolences for you loss.
April 30, 2011
Mike was a very classy guy. Such a sense of style. Kind and also funny with his unique wit. To say he'll be missed is an understatement. Mike was well thought of by all who knew him. I will miss seeing him in Carytown. Godspeed.

April 30
, 2011 
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your family. NNHS 60

April 30
, 2011 

Harry and Joyce, Eunice and I send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son, Michael. The Lord will rest his soul and help ease your pain and sorrow.

~ Bobby and Eunice Mears

April 30
, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Veazey family. May God's peace and understanding be with you at this time of great sorrow.

April 30
, 2011
My daughter Lisa and I will miss our beloved friend Mike. He was such a vibrant young man and a loyal friend. He attended Ferguson with Lisa and they remained close friends for over 30 years. She will miss his wit, warmth and smiling face. May God Bless You, Mike.

~ Shirley Edwards, Newport News, Virginia


May 01, 2011

Michael was in my Algebra I class in 1981 and was a pleasure to have in the classroom. I was sorry to discover his photo in yesterday's newspaper. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son.

May 01, 2011

Martha and I send our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Veazey family in their loss.
Martha & Wayne Agee

May 01, 2011

Harry, I can only imagine the heartbreak you and your family are going through now. Although we haven't kept in touch over the years, I still have wonderful memories of my sister Delores and her friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you now, as well as Steve and Brenda.

May 01, 2011


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Michael's family and their friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Morning Has Broken

Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

"Morning Has Broken" midi (Sequenced by Ron Getman
courtesy of - 03/31/06

"Morning Has Broken" lyrics courtesy of - 03/31/06

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of 02/10/05

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