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05/03/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Anita Sue Riley

Anita Sue Riley
(d. 30 Apr 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    There is more sad news this Friday.
     Anita Sue Riley, Class of 1956, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the age of 74. 

  She was a flagtwirler for the Senior Band under the direction of    Mr. Leonard Zimet.

1956 Anchor, p. 77
Varsity Flagtwirlers - Anita Sue Riley ('56); Norma Jean Howell ('57); Adrienne Price ('57); Margaret Schweida ('56), head; and Thelma Spade ('57)

From the Daily Press - 05/03/13:   

                   Anita Sue Riley


NEWPORT NEWS - Anita Sue Riley, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. A native of Clarksburg, W. Va., she was a Newport News resident for 72 years.

Anita graduated from Newport News High School in 1956 where she was a flag twirler. After graduation she then went to Business College. From there she went on to work at the Newport News Shipyard, was a school bus driver for the City of Newport News for five years, a homemaker and a property manager at numerous complexes until her retirement from Lochaven Apartments in 2003. Anita also attended Denbigh Baptist Church.


Anita Sue Riley

Anita is preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Pearle Crawford Riley and her father, William Thurman Riley.

Survivors include sons, George William "Billy" Coleman, III and his wife, Michele, C. Scott Dangerfield and his wife, Lori, and Wesley T. Dangerfield and his wife, Margaret; grandchildren, George William "Billy" Coleman IV, Robert Bruce Coleman, Daniel Dangerfield, Sadie Dangerfield, Emily Dangerfield, and Riley Dangerfield; and two nephews, John and Thomas Watson.

The family will receive friends Friday May 3, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held May 3 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Denbigh Baptist Christian School at 13010 Mitchell Point Road, Newport News, Va. 23602View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on May 3, 2013.   
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May 03, 2013

Anita, you will be greatly missed!


Your State Farm Girls

May 03, 2013

  Our sympathy to the family. Anita was one of a kind. She was a kind and sharing person with her talents. Remember her making tote bags for most of the ladies at Church. Love and Prayers for the family.

~ Bob and Judy Weikle, Newport News, Virginia

May 03, 2013

What a wonderful example of a Godly Women. Ms. Anita will be sadly missed.


May 03, 2013


May 04, 2013

Ms. Anita - I will always have fond memories of you visiting me while at State Farm. You were a beautiful person on both the inside and out. You will be missed!


May 04, 2013


May 04, 2013


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Anita Sue's family, friends, and classmates at this time.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


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